Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 430
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimsandysprings Very convenient location
Friendly, convenient and comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding.
July 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mmll27 Good attention, not so great location
Good service, great breakfast.
Very close to the Boston Garden, but area is not great to walk around at night.
July 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DGlacier137! Great for TD Garden Event
As the title suggests...this is a VERY convenient hotel if you are attending an event at TD Garden. I used this hotel while attending an event at Fenway Park as the most affordable in Boston within the IHG choices, using my IHG points. Boston is a small city that is not hard to get around through different affordable transit options (T, Cabs, Uber), a cab ride to Fenway was only $12 and cabs sit right outside TD Garden routinely. The fact that the hotel was on the opposite side of the city from the event I was attending was not a concern. That said, the area is a bit dicey and Friend St has more of an "alley" feel. Growing up in NYC I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe, but my wife & kids, having not grown up in a city, didn't always share my level of comfort with the surrounding area. I am sure during a period when an event is actually taking place at TD Garden, the environment has a different feel.
That said, staying at many Holiday Inn Express locations I have learned that they are not all created equal. Some are great, some aren't. This one was average. It was clean, staff was friendly, beds were horrible. We had an executive double and the beds were smaller than usual & not comfortable. Breakfast choices were very limited in comparison to other Holiday Inn Express locations where I have stayed.
July 22, 2015