Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 226
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DREW P PAYING FOR BUFFET BKFAST AFTER I WAS TOLD FOR FREE MORE THAN ONCE
PAYING FOR BUFFET BKFAST AFTER I WAS TOLD FOR FREE MORE THAN ONCE
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tennessee56 Great service
We were very pleased with our stay at your property. The room and beds were comfortable. Our hospital discount would have been nice to have included a continental breakfast of some sort. We appreciated the helpfulness of your staff in transportation and in finding restaurants.
July 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1sourlemon great stay for ball game! - go sox!
I was a little nervous walking from the hotel to Fenway - DON'T BE! it is a nice 15 minute walk with three kids. Even after the game at 11:00 at night is was still well lit and seemed safe. At the hotel, the bathroom was OK and the room was warm 74 - even with the thermostat set at 68, but other than that - it fit the bill - Sox game, crash with the kids and head home the next day!
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReeddawgNY Great for a Sox Game Weekend
Close to Fenway, 10 minutes on the T to the park, nice rooms and courteous staff. Our second stay as a family of 5 with young children.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chiroblr Another great stay
My husband and I have stayed at this Holiday Inn a dozen times, at least. It is always clean, and always quiet at night. Our last stay was over the 4th of July. It rained for two days straight. The lobby was NEVER wet. They had a major wedding going on at the same time so the hotel was full and yet everything was done correctly and nothing slipped thru the cracks.. Breakfast was perfect as always. Very attentive wait staff.
July 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by M in Durham Recommend with reservations
This was my second time staying that this hotel. Both times have been for vacation. The location is great (right across the street from the St Pauls stop of the T), and is walkable to some very good restaurants.
Not having a fridge in the room is a drawback, but we actually were able to get one this time. That was wonderful!! Having stayed in both the Tower and the regular part of the hotel, I prefer the Tower, it is a bit quieter, rooms a little nicer, wireless seemed to work better, and the possibly of an exterior window is a bonus (had that the first visit). If you do not have an exterior window, the rooms can be quite dark.
My only complaint is that our AC was not working. We were there for 4 nights, we only had working AC for 1. Normally this may not be a big deal, but it was in the middle of a heatwave (about 100 degrees with heat index) and the room did not have an exterior window. Our first room was consistently around 80-85 degrees, too warm and stuffy to sleep comfortably. Once we brought it to the staffs attention they were all over it. When they could not resolve the issue, we were moved to a new room. The working AC was glorious, for the 1 night it lasted. On our last night the AC unit completely died in the new room. Again, once we alerted the staff, they addressed the issue. The AC was reset, but only worked for about 1 hour. We ended up having a fan brought to our room to get us through the night.
We really like this location. The staff was lovely to work with. The non-working AC was our only complaint about our whole trip, unfortunately it was a huge pain.
July 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Poor quality and overpriced
Room furniture needed an update. Bathroom not clean. Advertized free WiFi did not reach our room.
July 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by eandest Comfortable good service
Good luck good service, Good condition, good service, very nice, a bit expensive, and ends with very little food and transportation services
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by duffyalber A comfortable, safe place to relax your night away.
A very pleasant stay with my family during my wife's surgery. Was able to check in a bit early which helped me cope with an overly tired seven year old Granddaughter. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and the food was excellent. During our down time we were able to enjoy the pool and relax.
The neighborhood in which the hotel is located is a wonderful place for a family walk. Places to shop and stop for a coffee.
I couldn't of asked for more.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve987 Excellent service in an otherwise good hotel
Excellent service, better than average Holiday Inn but not excellent. The location is good with many fine restaurants within a mile.
June 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by musicmom68 They didn't hold our room for late arrival
We had made a reservations 3-4 months earlier for a 3-night stay. We were arriving at 1:00 a.m. and we called early in the day to request that they hold our room for late arrival; we were assured that was no problem. We indeed walked into the lobby at 1:00 a.m. The look on the front desk clerk's face said it all; they had booked our room, and had none others available. We were a weary family of 4 with no place to lay our heads. The front desk person called his supervisor and then started calling other hotels (12 or so) and was getting nowhere. Then my husband got on his smart phone and started calling. He found a hotel almost immediately in Boston's Wharf area. Finally by 2:00 a.m. we had a place to stay. Holiday Inn Brookline did pay for our first night at the other hotel, and after several calls to them they next day, they found room for our 2nd and 3rd nights at their Brookline facility. They also threw in free breakfast and parking, and delivered a fruit and cheese tray to our room. So, it was a bumpy start but we were satisfied with the corrections they made.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NYvisitordude Great location and otherwise adequate for our needs
We were in town for a family/friend celebration and this hotel definitely met our needs. It was not the fanciest or nicest hotel we have ever visited, but it worked well for us. My biggest complaint was the bathroom, which was tiny and in somewhat poor shape. The toilet almost completely blocked access to the stall shower, the door did not close easily and the towel rack seemed to be coming out of the wall. We did eat breakfast in the restaurant (which was fine) and used the pool and hot tub. For a family traveling for an event or on a budget, I think this is a very good option. If you want luxury or pampering, go somewhere else and be prepared to spend more money.
June 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by molly303 Good location, subpar everything else
A discounted room block rate made the mediocre room bearable. It was by no means great quality but it was clean enough. I worked with them for my wedding room block and encountered several issues from mistakes in our contract to a confusing process for people wanting to stay more than one night. I arrived with my dress and tons of bags and nobody offered any help until I was already done. The most shocking was when two bridesmaids who were busy running between rooms couldn't remember their own room number and went to the front desk to find out. The front desk could not tell them what room they were in! Even though they had checked in, handed over a credit card and license, been issued room keys, and registered a car for parking. Ultimately I fixed the problem myself by finding their room key slip with the number written on it in my own room. The breakfast was fine and the staff there were fine. The front desk staff and event staff are definitely subpar. The redeeming quality is the location and lower room rate than most other downtown hotels.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MDube Medical Stay
Very accommodating. Clean and comfortable. Shuttle
to hospital extremely helpful. Would recommend highly.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonJ12306 Comfortable stay and attentive staff
The hotel is an excellent value for the accomodations offered. The staff is extremely attentive and accommodating and the service is excellent. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again in the future.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nurse-RN convenient location and comfortable bed
It was very easy to catch the subway to site see from this location and it is in a safe and quiet location.
June 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by teamgilliam Overall decent, room had odor
Overall it was a decent room but for the price I would have expected it to be better. I was suppose to have a room on the 2nd fl. but was given a 1st fl room (it seemed that they had lots of rooms that were not ready) which I was okay with. However, the room had a smell (kinda like a rotten egg) that I tolerated b/c my stay was short.
In general the room was nicely updated and furnished but I cleanliness is suspect... The toilet had one of those public handles that you step on to flush (and not in a good way). it also had a shower only basin that wasn't level so my shower gel wouldn't sit on the shelf w/out sliding off and it was impossible to shower without wetting up the entire bathroom floor.
All in all it was just OK. I probably wouldn't choose it again if I was in the area, for the price there seemed to be many other options in the area (I'd take my chances somewhere else).
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mrsmillster Decent stay
As we approached the desk with four people behind it we were not greeted which seemed sad. The housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful.
Room, for the price, was decent but not outstanding. I booked a tower executive which did not seem more spacious than an average hotel room. The chair and footstool were badly worn. There are some grout issues in the bathroom but overall the room was very clean and basically comfortable.
Sometimes it is all about location, location, location and this hotel fit the bill.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Best staff at any hotel
The staff employees at this hotel were fantastic. Everyone was attentive, helpful, and service oriented. They made pleasant conversation, asked how they could be of service and made sure I had everything I needed. I was very impressed.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJHansen Genuine Courtesy of the staff
I was coming to a conference in Boston and had a room at a nearby B&B and it was a DIVE! So moving to the Brookline Holiday Inn was HEAVENLY! The front desk staff person allowed me to check in early (with a genuine smile!) since there was an available room which allowed me to enjoy the city with my husband and be completely settled after the fiasco at the local inn. Then, there was a tiny glitch with our air conditioning and within 5 min of calling the front desk, the engineer was at our door! Woo hoo for service! When I asked the hostess from the restaurant where the restroom was, she actually WALKED me to the restroom! with a SMILE! So gracious! When I asked to extend my check out time because I was running late, the front desk was so cheerful and kind about it. Then, when I came in to the desk, she recognized me and said, "Oh, I'm glad that worked out for you!" (again with a smile) That genuine smile is worth so much to me. It's almost like they WANT to make sure that I enjoy my stay. I am telling all my friends and would come back in a heart beat.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wardley good location for dana farber patients
i stay here twice a year for my semi-annual visit to dana faber cancer institute. there is a free shuttle to hospital from hotel. the rooms are adequate, nothing fancy. the restaurant is open for breakfast with a decent buffet or menu items. the lounge is open in the evenings for drinks or dinner. the hotel is located near many neighborhood shops and restaurants in the brookline neighborhood, all within a short walk. the airport is seven miles away, about a $30.00 cab ride.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Heldo Potential to improve
The staff were the best thing, shuttle service to Harvard medical school and the nearby hospitals was an asset. Menu variety and food options were limited. Room's furniture is run down and A/C is old and buzzing with little air in the room.
June 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Newyork50 Comfortable bed and nice area
This hotel is usually very nice. The only bad experience was my last visit and it was mainly the hotel staff that were rude and not welcoming at all!
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dbbbb great location -good stay
Excellent location to Boston. Green line subway is 5 minutes away from Boston. Comfortable rooms and good food..especially the all you can eat Sunday breakfast buffet! Glen the General Manager was visible, active and making sure all guests were well taken care of. Would definitely return!
May 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2Chipper Cleaning Solution
First room had a sliding door to outside that would not lock.
Both first and second room had an excess of cleaning solution odor
May 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lulu 410 Great front desk staff Exellent food service
I would highly recommend this hotel . We had a wonderful stay!
May 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mark307 Convenient value
My business was in the financial district and my child was at Boston Univ. The Green Line's Kent Street stop is right outside the hotel and BU's West Campus is walking distance. So that's the convenience factor. The value was that the rate is relatively low for Boston (of course, the hotel is in Brookline!).
The real problems are the parking garage is sketchy (tho I felt safe enough as I tried to find my way from the garage into the hotel at night). Also, the rooms need a SERIOUS refresh or at least a deep cleaning. The dust in the corners was thick. The bathroom was clean enough but also needed a fresh finish and fixtures.
May 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DWSACT Good Location, Nice Facility, Spotty Service
This motel was ideally located for visiting our daughter in the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Free hourly shuttle is available to and from the hospital complex on weekdays. The motel pays for taxi service on weekends. Our only complaint about the facility was that the very low toilet made it hard to for us to get our old bones off it. We ate one late supper in the dining room and were served very decent BLTs by an attentive dining host. We left a Nook recharge cord in our room when we left. It was found and promptly returned when we inquired about it.
Services were decidedly spotty. We left one wakeup call. It was not delivered the next morning. It took four phone calls to get a shower chair. What was initially delivered was a package of bath soaps. "I thought you asked for bath gel, not a shower chair," said the bellman.
May 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by UpstateNYer Nice Surrounding
The A/C wasn't turned on yet so it made it very difficult to sleep comfortably at night during our stay with it being 76 degrees in the room with no fan.
The pool water was slightly colder than expected while the hot tub was extremely hot with strong chemicals that made breathing difficult.
May 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pennsylvania Teacher Good by expensive
I travel to Boston a lot and use many hotels in the area. This hotel is average for a Holiday Inn...meaning it is a nice place. However, unlike most Holiday Inn's it is a little over priced (room rate) and they charge a lot for parking ($30.00 a night). The food is good, especially their breakfast, but here too a little over priced. It is in the center of Boston which makes in convenient and I am sure justifies to them the over pricing of services, but if you can drive a little or take the T... there are many more affordable hotels in the greater Boston area that include a free breakfast and free parking... which for two people saves an additional $60.00 a day.
May 7, 2014