Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 145
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tenneco1 Exactly as expected
Exactly as expected...and that's a good thing. Lobby is smaill but decorated well. Breakfast area is nice and breakfast options are good. Room is updated and the mini-fridge is a nice touch. Overall perfect for the business traveler.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HarvardMom Great Location and Great Service
I have stayed at this location a few times and have always enjoyed a clean & comfortable room, friendly & accommodating staff, and convenience to public transportation (MBTA). It is within a couple of blocks walk to the Lechmere Station (green line)which is perfect for business or sightseeing. Breakfast is typical of HIExpress: fresh cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon/sausage, fruit, tea/cofee/juices/milk. Grocery store, coffee/donut franchise & other shops are also within walking distance. Walking to Inman Square is very easy as well. Hotels in other Boston locations may be closer to the red line or other T stations but for the price increase it is not worth it IMO to stay anywhere else. For example I have stayed in Harvard Square hotels for a couple hundred more per night and had no better rooms. I seldom give comments in reviews but want to get the point across that this place is most definitely worth trying for many reasons.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nycfr Best 'Trendy-On-A-Budget' hotel & convenient location
Courteous helpful staff, and very inviting. Quaint lobby w/complimentary coffee round the clock. Yummy uncomplicated breakfast in comfy dining area. Room best described as 'trendy-on-a-budget'.....trendy fixtures like lights and desk/bureau. Closet and bathroom compact but very nice. Overall - a well-appointed room :))
January 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grigulo Very Comfortable
The hotel is very good. The bed is comfortable, the breakfast is very good. I really recommend!
January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alm03 Great room and excellent service.
The room fit our needs for my family. The whole staff were very friendly and helpful. A good location for our needs.
January 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DSmith4366 Does not care about customer service
For the most part, everything was great about this hotel. I normally would not complain, however Holiday Inn does not value my feedback and concern.
We had the front desk call us a cab to drive us 1.4 miles to a restaurant in Cambridge. They have a non-metered cab that sits in the parking lot. We were charged $20.00 for the short ride -- absolutely unacceptable.
I shared this feedback with Holiday Inn and they decided not to care about this questionable business practice.
While this review is mainly based around this one issue, it surely has been such a negative experience to I question staying at a Holiday Inn in the future.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mariye Great Stay
Our stay was over the Christmas holiday (7 nights) and staff & service was excellent. Cookies were delish. Breakfast was very satisfying & area was always clean & food was well maintained. We had a Queen Jr. Suite for 3 adults...& it was nice that BR had a door to shut. For the length of our stay, there was insufficient closet space, & definitely not enough dresser space (only 3 very small drawers)...& not enough floor space to lay suitcase(s) open to use cuz of lack of dressers. On another note. I'm not sure if it was just missing from our bathroom, but there were no towel racks. Note in bathroom said something along the line of putting towels on floor if you wanted them washed but should try to conserve water. We had no where to hang towels to air dry to conserve water! WiFi sucked. On a positive note, on Christmas Eve, we mentioned that heat light in bathroom was out & it was replaced immediately! Great Service! We would return cuz overall it was a good stay!
January 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by johnnie50 fine staff
was able to check in an hour early which was a great help. room very clean and well prepared. staff a big help with directions, info. and getting a cab for us.
December 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Atandy Great Value
Nice modern decor. Comfortable bed and work area. Decent breakfast spread. Very friendly staff.
December 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Isabel69 A pleasant hotel with great staff
We chose this hotel for our stay in the Boston area for its convenience and good reviews on tourist websites and were not disappointed. Our room was spacious, with the expected IHG comfortable beds, pillows and other room amenities. We could fault neither the room nor the excellent front desk staff, all of whom were immensely helpful, pleasant and professional at all times. If there's a weakness at all - and I stress it's not enough to stop us recommending this hotel - it's the breakfast. Yes, it's free, as always at H.I.E. hotels, but the cooked part was pretty awful, the omelets in particular tasting as though they'd never been even near a real egg and the burgers being greasy and somewhat tasteless. We still managed to have a decent cold breakfast with other food on offer, and enjoyed toast and cinnamon bagels. In terms of good value in the expensive Boston/Cambridge area, this is overall a good choice. It looks on a map quite a way from the city centre but it's very close to the Lechmere T-station and is very handy for visits to Harvard etc.
December 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mayor 5 nights
Very good stay ... staff was great ... facility great ... would plan on staying there again on our next visit
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tgrd Staff Appreciation.
Ralph was extraordinary when we checked in. He went over and above as a manager to be sure we were comfortable and settled. He helped make our experience more enjoyable. Thanks.
November 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler51 Quiet and comfortable
Comfy, attractive, and clean room, friendly staff, good value; not the best neighborhood but convenient to the main attractions of the area. I'll be back!
October 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Major45 Horrible Parking!
Nothing exemplary about the property. The desk person on duty during check in was brusque, barely made eye contact, and gave me the feeling of being a bother. I've stayed at quite a few Holiday Inn properties over the years, so thankfully I knew this was not the norm.
One of it's major issues is that it had inadequate parking for guests. If guests arrived after the parking lot was filled, they were expected to park across the street, in a dimly lighted parking lot of a closed motel, and walk across 4 lanes of busy traffic. We were lucky that the desk person on duty was willing to give up his parking spot in the lot, so my friend and I did not have to do it. It was his unselfish act that was the bright spot in the stay.
I would highly recommend finding another Holiday Inn property and avoid this one if possible. It's adequate, but not stellar by any stretch of the imagination.
October 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Devina Small bed buts great breakfast
The bed was very small for a queen...much smaller than our queen at home!! Staff was friendly and the free breakfast was great....lots of choice and good quality!
Parking was full very quickly over the weekend but we were directed to a lot across the street, which was also free although didn't make me feel secure parking there as it was someone else's business and there were no signs that we could park there.
October 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by crickter Comfortable bed and great service
The bedding was just wonderful and slept very well. The clerk helped us on Saturday evening in getting my Van parked with a full lot. The lady working the breakfast was very nice to us and talked to us about things in the area. Just didn't liked the location and area the Inn was located. Like The Holiday Inn Expressed and Breakfast.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by akmom great location
Loved how close it was to the subway!!
Free breakfast and internet
October 5, 2012