Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 199
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HankM comfort and convenience
I am a creature of habit. Every November I attend a conference at the Boston seaport. HIE is an easy location to get to and the rooms are very comfortable. Even though my company will pay more for my housing, I like coming here. Service is great, and the proof is, the staff are the same every year, even the breakfast preparer. Boston is a great city for public transportation and the HIE is very convenient to the T and bus hub. It's easy to leave the HIE and be downtown in 15 minutes, and not worry about your car or parking. I really shouldn't be writing this review because as far as I'm concerned, this is my secret.
November 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cha2rles Good Brand, bad experience
Had some loud people beating on doors at 2:30AM.
The staff does not seem to care about noise at night. This stay will cause me to no longer stay at this particular location. I will happily drive a half hour south for a better stay.
November 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ED18 Doesn't fit the model
This hotel does not fit what I would expect from a Holiday Inn Express... it is an older building that is not as well designed to accommodate the business traveler. While a good price for the Boston area, I found that the rooms and halls are not designed to block sound well from hallway into rooms, so opening and closing doors, and people having conversations in the hallway are very audible when you are in your room. This detracts from the environment as either product space or restful space. Would be fine for tourists and vacationers... but isn't that more for the traditional Holiday Inn brand?
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AuntieKay Rockland MA
We stayed for two nights for our daughters wedding at a location nearby. The hotel and staff were wonderful and we had quite a few guests staying. I would highly recommend and stay again
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perthite Outstanding customer service
We were blown away by the outstanding welcome, friendly service, helpful advice and genuine care that the receptionist provided when we checked in. I wish we had taken her name. The Holiday Inn Express, south Boston could teach a lesson to Crowne Plaza about service. A real, unexpected standout.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dcallchef Great Staff, Clean and Comfortable
Top notch staff from the front desk to housekeeping everyone was smiling and happy, the rooms are very clean and the beds are really comfortable. The complimentary breakfast buffet was fantastic with free parking and wifi to boot. I found this hotel had a great business center and fitness room. I would stay again!!!!
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrendaB70 Great Staff!
We had a group of 19 and we had a great experience. Gina and our shuttle driver were very helpful nice to work with. I would recommend this hotel
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nigelh1854 Great Location!
This hotel is in a perfect location to hop on the subway and you're into the center of the city.
Light airy hotel with great view of the city skyline from my room on the 5th floor.
Even handier is the shopping mall and associated restaurants only a 5 min walk away - brilliant!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by btc1951 Great place to stay - very near downtown w/o the downtown prices
After reading some not-so-good reviews of this hotel, we decided to take a chance because everything else was so pricey. We were quite pleasantly surprised. The room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast offered a decent selection, including what appeared to be microwaved omelettes, a variety of pastries and breads, cereals, oatmeal, etc. One thing we specifically requested based on some of the reviews we read was a room on the side of the hotel AWAY from the highway because we had read that some people were kept awake by the highway noise.
October 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by foxpainter Very disappointing
I stay at IHG hotels around the US and have never paid so much for so little. The carpet was so dirty I would not remove my socks. I realize that the playoffs were in town and the hotel was booked full but that doesn't warrant the poor customer service and the extreme noise all night. I checked out the next morning when I was able to find another hotel. If this is the future of IHG, I will be finding a new hotel chain to patronize.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by babzbunny excellant service
the room was very comfortable and the staff was excellant
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JustV Very Pleased
After reading the reviews. I was not really sure what to expect. But I must say that I had a very pleasant experience. For the Boston area it was very affordable. I llike have the South Bay Mall close by, which gave you options for dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again and encourage my family members to stay here also.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PTPP Comfortable, quiet, great service and close to Logan.
I have stayed twice at this hotel while flying in and out of Logan. The hotel is comfortable and very quiet. The staff is unbelievably nice and friendly and will do anything to help you out. I felt like I was part of their family. Great location with a strip mall next door with some stores, a grocery store, Olive Garden, Panera, and Applebees. I will stay at this hotel anytime I fly out of Logan and will recommend it to all my friends.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Christine68 Front desk clerk, Gina
The clerk behind the desk was not helpful at all. My husband, son and I drove ten hours through the night to meet the coaches at Boston College for recruitment for our son. When I made reservations over the phone, Deborah was wonderfull. She explained that check-in is usually later but she would write a request on reservation to get a room as early as possible. She told me to explain to clerk and they would try to accommodate us. When I explained to the clerk she didn't want to hear it. She told me no it was not possible before she even asked me for my name or reservation number. She had a bad attitude as if she had something to prove. We waited two and half hours in the lobby area and watched guest after guest leave with there luggage. I would periodically check with her and she would tell me she didn't have anyone checking out yet and rooms neede to be cleaned. I own a rental business and knew that the cleaning crew was probably on the job. My husband went for a walk and saw that rooms were being cleaned so he asked and she said no. We explained that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our son a nd if there was any place in the hotel that he could clean up. The answer, I can't do anything for you, you will just have to wait. My son shaved and brushed his teeth in the restroom off the lobby. As we sat there and waited I watched one of your employees, Eleni Zhaka work the breakfast area. She treated everyone with kindness helped them get what they needed while constantly cleaning and refilling food. She was asked various things by the guests and she pleasantly smiled and helped each one. She asked me what can I do for you and I told her our situation and she said let me check and left. She came back and said rooms were being cleaned and to ask again I did and the answer we don't have a room yet. She and another worker said to ask for 421 because it was done and Gina again said no, you will have to wait. It wasn't until the supervisor of cleaning came down and told her to give us room 405 close to three hours later that we got a room. The supervisor said the rooms were cleaned and cleared for awhile. I asked Gina why she wouldn't talk to cleaning and see if there was something available earlier and her snide remark was that she doesn't talk to cleaning people. Wow talk about rude. If it wasn't for Eleni and the cleaning crew we would have not made our schedule to meet the coaches, tour the college and watch the game. We made by only five minutes thanks to Gina. I would have to say that was my worst experience of customer service ever. She has no business dealing with customers and we already no she won't lower herself to talk to cleaning people. Shame on her and her attitude because in my opinion the cleaning people were the nicest employees you have at this Holiday Inn.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UnionLeader Price is too high for this hotel
I always take time to write reviews, this is one of the first times that I am giving a slightly negative review. Everything about this hotel was very good, except the price! Unfortunetely, the quality and size of the room does not fit the price. Perhaps it is just the area that consitutes a higher than reasonable price. Perhaps a more comfortable bed, nicer furnishings and fixtures would have made it a better value. The staff was great, the breakfast was okay and it is a short walk to everything. I will stay there again because of the convenience, but I believe the price should be adjusted down to a more reasonable level.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bakersdozen Our stay at HIE Boston on 9/22/13
After an exhausting day of traveling we checked in to Holiday Inn Express. We were unable to get a direct flight from France to Chicago and we thought we could make a connection into Boston that would get us home to Chicago. After landing in Boston we found that the flights from Boston to Chicago were over sold and so we found ourselves having to stay the night in Boston.
Sarahi at HIE Boston checked us in and after a few minutes with her we began to relax and feel the tension drain away. The room was immaculate, the bed comfortable and the breakfast the next morning was excellent. The whole experience with HIE Boston began with Sarahi and her employers should know what a gem they have in this woman. She is warm, intelligent and thoughtful and I know because of her our travels in the future will include HIE.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamW53 My family experience
Rooming with my family was a very wonderful experience. The beds were comfortable and the service was nicely done. The breakfast was the same every morning; however, mor variety would have been appreciated. The location was not far from downtown; however, getting to that location required the services of mobile transportation. We utilized a partial Rewards Nights but didn't expect to utilize as many points as were necessary. I have stayed in better Holiday Express locations. This hotel didn't deserve all of the points that were necessary for my family and I to stay in. There was nothing out of the ordinary in my opinion. The staff was very accomadating in assisting us to our vacation needs. I would probably return but utilize my points for a Rewards Night. Being a Platinum Ambassador does have its rewards.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TracieLM Boston Stay
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Hoiday Inn Express; mainly for it's convenience, close to stores and restaurants and most of all Dunkin Donuts!!
Also we were there on Business; we were able to be transported by the Shuttle service daily and picked-up to return to the hotel (free of Charge). Along with that we did not have to hunt around for a place to eat in the morning, the hotel had cereal, eggs, bacon, bagels, juice, coffee, etc...available.
We would definitely stay there again!
September 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMiller887 Super Staff
Thanks for your help when we needed to go to a medical center
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rbk79 Great location
Great location and service. The only thing I would recommend is that Hotel Shuttle should go to the train station.
September 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by longisland1900 quick overnight
Our recient night stay at the Holiday Inn Express was made stress free due to the staff and location of the hotel. Yes they due have chocolate chip cookies at 600 pm. Our room we requested was waiting for us at check in . The shower and the maybe needs a little make over , but with 4 pillows each bed and a great we had a good nights sleep. Also the staff are good at giving simple directions to where you may travel in the city.
September 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie19020 Nice hotel, but problem....
The overall hotel is nice and well kept, breakfast was decent, staff was friendly and welcoming. However, earrings were missing from our room while we were at breakfast. We searched the entire room and then informed the housekeeping manager about the incident. The earrings along with a note were later returned to the room, saying they were 'found in the trash can'. We knew this not to be the case. I don't like to condemn an entire hotel on the actions of one employee, however, people should feel that their personal belongings are safe. Not sure what happened to this employee or if this has happened before. Won't stay here again.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mia5 Great price and great location for families
As a family, we wanted to be able to take public transportation, have free parking and get breakfast, too. This hotel fit our needs, and didn't cost us an arm and a leg. Good breakfast choice, comfortable rooms and beds, near the T stop. The only complaint we have is that the front desk staff were not all that customer focused. But, the other positives outweighed that issue.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dOBer86 All around great stay!
Had a very nice double bed room. Very clean. Quiet. Had no troubles at all during our stay. Staff was friendly
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa5375 Friendly staff
We arrived after an overnight flight and very exhausted. The front desk staff was very friendly and offered breakfast while we wait for our room to be readied even the breakfast hour was long passed. The kitchen staff also very friendly and helpful. Breakfast had variety of choices and very generous. We stayed for three nights and had very good time.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nellie11 Great service
Or stay at your hotel was very enjoyable. The only negative was when I pulled back the covers on our Sunday night stay and there was an ant on the pillow. Also I had requested a wake-up call and did not receive one.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CmeloPC GREAT OVERALL SERVICE
My family and I love the stay during the college Tour!!!!!
September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by traceyg value for the dollar
we stayed for two nights the rooms were comfortable the staff was friendly and very accomodating. after we checked in the lock on the room door stopped working i went to the front desk and a maintenance man was sent right up to the room , he was unable to fix it and we were showed to a new room with in a few minutes. the hotel is very convieniant to boston. we would stay there again .
August 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by haa13 Average
I stayed two nights in this hotel in August with my teenage daughter. I booked this hotel through Holiday Inn website. When I checked in, I asked the staff for a quiet room. The lady told me it is a quiet room. But I found my room was very close to the elevator and the ice machine. The traffic noise was loud through the whole night. The breakfast was OK, average holiday inn express standard.The metro station is nearby which is convenient if you want to go to downtown.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by APQC Perfect park, sleep & fly spot
Fast and friendly shuttle service. Close to airport.
August 24, 2013