Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 170
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gk1212 Great choice for a hotel stay
What a refreshing, cheerful place to stay! I loved the decor in the rooms. Super comfy beds and the perfect amount of space. I also loved the location of the hotel, close to Newton and Watertown. I would highly recommend this hotel. great hotel for the price!
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by reunion1 girls night out
Again, our experience at Hotel Indigo was fabulous! This was our second annual outing enjoying the atmosphere and the dining experience. We always stay overnight to enjoy the full ambiance of the dining etc. We love the decor,the setting of the hotel and the staff. The food was delicious as always! The pool area was crowded this time around (it seems our secret might be out)! A fun evening!
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KDee Great Hotel, bad service from restaurant/room service
We have 3 kids and were visiting friends who live outside the city. This hotel is in a great location-- right on the green line, so we didn't have to drive into Boston, convenient to the suburbs to avoid traffic. The hotel itself is beautiful. The rooms are on the small side, but the beds are very comfortable with great bedding and pillows. They have great coffee in the rooms (Green Mountain) which is important for us Seattle coffee snobs. The bathrooms are stocked with Aveda shampoo/soap. The pool was fantastic for the kids-- and there is a bar in the pool area.
The only drag was the restaurant, Bokx 109. The food was pretty good, if a bit overpriced. The server smelled of smoke. It is not kid friendly NOR kid-accomodating. For instance, she encouraged us to order one flatbread pizza per kid, even though they were enormous and could feed 3 kids. They would not simplify the pizza (just cheese wasn't possible). The plain pasta we ordered was coated with pepper. It would have been so simple for them to leave that off so a kid would eat it. We paid a fortune for all that and left it all on the table.
The room service was also provided by the restaurant. The person taking our order for breakfast was quite rude. Then our omlette came with no tomatoes. The same person argued with us on the phone that we were wrong, actually calling us BACK to tell us the tomatoes were yellow, you just can't see them in all the egg. I mean, really, we have seen yellow tomatoes. Just not invisible yellow tomatoes. We ended up calling the front desk, and Kristin was in our room in 5 minutes with a plate of tomatoes. The front desk service was wonderful. It was the restaurant that was horrid.
I would recommend the hotel. Avoid the restaurant and room service.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cynthia62 Very comfortable bed with great service!
When in Boston area, I always stay at The Hotel Indigo because it's a very good hotel with outstanding service, rooms that are well designed and enjoy having the restaurant as well. The café in the morning is also very nice. Strong customer service and a fabulous bed! Highly recommend.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cookys Very modern
All in all it was a great and comfortable stay. If I had any complaints, it would be no HD NESN, and the bathroom sink and shower didn't function properly. The shower door leaked due to the gap in the door, and the sink "stopper" leaked by so the water wouldn't stay in, making it difficult to shave and wasting water. Looked neat but not practical!
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by babs2013 Comfortable bed and great service.
I stay here frequently. Great stay. Room was comfortable and quiet. Friendly staff.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LACCNH Great Room and awesome shower
The hotel itself was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay. Only negative about the room is we were on the pool side which was a bit noisy during the day. We enjoyed it because we were there for a wedding, but others may have found the music from the pool area too much. The restaurant staff was mostly nice. A couple of people were a little short tempered with us, but all in all a great time.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lizzie57 Comfortable rooms and very helpful staff.
Very pleased with my three day stay for a family wedding. Staff was very helpful. Our family guests enjoyed the pool and fire pit!
Quiet and clean.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by How36 Very Nice
Would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Boston.Great location, great staff and very reasonable rates.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barbaq Rooms are so clean and bed is a dream
This was my third stay at Hotel Indigo and each time was as good as the first. I really like the rooms for their cleanliness most of all. Check in and out was a breeze and the cost was fair. My only issue, if I had to come up with one, would be that you can wait a while on the garage levels for an elevator. The stairs are not right there so you end up waiting. I do, however, recommend the hotel highly.
August 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by scarbouc I got my money back, but...
We stayed at this hotel because of its proximity to the T...we had tickets to a Red Sox game. After check-in, I sent my son to get ice - ice-maker was broken - he had to go to restaurant and only got half a container of ice. I tried locking my valuables in the safe but the safe was not functioning. A nice, hard-working maintenance guy came to our room but couldn't fix the safe. The only option was to replace the safe or move rooms - since we were now cutting it close for the game, we didn't have time, so we locked our valuables in the car.
Family and I got back to the room after the game - a long night - ready to crash. Kids crashed and the wife got ready for bed. We discovered the A/C was just pumping out warm air. A call to the front desk and a plea to see if they could just talk me through a reset resulted in a call from the security guy. I followed his directions and after a while, I was able to reset the A/C.
I was interested in checking out the restaurant, BOKX, after I finally got settled. The information in the room and the menu indicated it was open until 1AM. When I got to the restaurant it was closed and when I inquired to the folks inside through the cage why they were closed, I was told, quite rudely that they were closed despite the advertised "Whenever Menu" and advertised 1AM close. When I inquired at the front desk, I was told they had last call at 1230 and he couldn't help...I had to talk to the manager in the morning. So I called Priority Club to make a complaint. They took all my information and I was told the manager would address my concerns in the morning.
Overnight: we tried to plug our iPhone into the alarm clock but it didn't work so we could charge it. Every time you flushed the toilet it kept running so I had to take of the lid and fix each time.
Checkout: no mention of my concerns. When I brought them up, I was told it wasn't a big deal since I fixed the A/C myself and we didn't want a new safe. After I addressed my concerns again and added the toilet and ice-maker, the front desk reluctantly gave me my money back. She was still rude and unapologetic...I felt like they were treating me like I just complained to get a free night. While we packed up and left our room in the full light of the morning, I noticed how dirty the room was - dusting, things in the corner, and a sketchy bathroom were the icing on the cake!
Great looking hotel from the outside and cabanas looked interesting. Restaurant menu looked interesting but never got to try.
August 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bequia bumpy ride
Hotel Indigo is set right next to 95 so it's convenient, sound wasn't a problem even though our room was on the corner closest to the highway and over the very popular pool. We had a casual dinner by the pool as is usual for hotel food it was overpriced but it was pretty good. I had hoped to go for a swim but the pool was small and there were a lot of little kids and a sulky lifeguard who never moved a muscle to ask the kids to stop wacking each other with swim noodles etc. Total kiddy pool which is great unless you feel like using it. The thought of swimming became less and less appealing as one considered the water to child ratio if you catch my drift. The hotel was busy with several events and the elevators were small and SLOW. Hotel Indigo appears to be an old Holiday Inn. The decor was nicely updated. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom is one of those types that has no counter space...bad news. The shower was a nice size but...the water would not get hot even after both of us had showered. We called the front desk and were told to turn the shower all the way to hot and wait. (Duh, really? That's so not helpful).
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jhutah5 Front desk MAX
this place is great. im a Platinum member and this is my first stay at an Indigo and the wife and kid were in love. i booked a reservation for a later time but MAX took care of my girls. wow. what a savior. my screw up and he pulled from from the abyse. thanks max. great food great fun.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DanP067 Great value
Hotel Indigo - Newton/Riverside is a wonderful hotel property. Clean, well located and friendly staff. I never expect much from a hotel bar and restaurant, I was delightfully surprised by the selection and, especially, the quality of the food.
I would stay here again and would recommend to anyone needing a room in this area.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nana4x1 Room size
Our stay was good but the room size was small for 4 people. When they say double beds that is really what they are.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deborah Walked a mile for ice
The ice machine was not working and it was NOT
Very convienient to access it
I ALWAYS hit my leg on the edge of the bed!
August 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shej Comfortable stay
Our room was a modest size but comfortable for 2 people, and we enjoyed an excellent night's rest. Also, a close friend was staying in the hotel's only suite so we were able to see what a nice large space that is with an amazing bathroom. It was perfect for getting ready as a bridal party.
Unfortunately the elevators were so slow at times it was a joke. We usually took the stairs - and we were on the 7th floor.
Overall I would stay again if I needed lodging in the area.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irish98 Great location
We were looking for a hotel within walking distance of the T and we found it here! I was impressed with the front desk staff; they were very helpful with directions and they really seemed to know their neighborhood. Just a few complaints: the room was very small. We did not spend much time n the room so it was not an issue. Also, no refirgerators and the ice machine was not working very well. All in all, I would go back to this hotel.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glates Great Hotel
After bad experiences at other Boston hotels in the area this hotel was great! Very nice and pleasant stay.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ckp18 helpful staff
Our experience at Indigo was excellent. We held several events there the week-end of our son's wedding. The staff made things run smoothly and often thought of / observed needs before I could even ask!
July 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TerryJuly2013 Bokx Bar was highlight of weekend
Bokx Bar - cocktails, band on Friday night (19Jul), outstanding food and service in the evening, great omelets for breakfast.
The Not So Good:
Bokx breakfast food delivery times very slow and long waits for coffee refills.
Only one washcloth in room.
Frayed towels in room.
Bathroom small with very little counter space.
July 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SoxFan2013 Hot and Tired
I booked this hotel for its conveince to the interstate and getting to and from a Red Sox game. We arrived early on a Friday morning for the game and the clerk at that time was courtious and effeicient. No rooms were availible at that time so we had to check in at 23:30 upon returning from the game. The far less than knowlegable night clerk would not give us our room that had been blocked out and paid for two months in advance unlees I provided my credit card. Upon arival home in Maine on Saturday afternoon I didcovered I had been charged twice more for the same room by the incompetent night clerk. After three unsuccesful calls to the hotel in the next three days I gave this problem to my bank and they were able to straightnen it out somehow, and they were kind enough not to charge me for overdrawing my checking account.
July 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Frankkk So so
The room was comfortable, but lacked a microwave. For an expensive hotel like the Indigo, one should've been provided.
The building was pleasant, but nothing special. It was located close to the subway line--a plus..
Strange that you don't want me to mention the specific cost of my stay. I guess because it was relatively high.
July 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Josephski Hotel Indigo Not Family Friendly
While the room was clean, spacious and attractive, service at the main desk was slow and impersonal. The elevators were exceptionally slow. But the least desirable feature of our weekend stay was that the attractive pool area was a Spring Break party scene with loud house music blasting from 2-8 pm on the weekends, lots and lots of alcohol (in and out of the pool) and lots of skin and muscle posing. Great for a single 25 year old, just not for parents and kids. We won't be returning.
July 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tags22 Good location
Overall the hotel was nice, close to the T. It food was very good but over priced. The only downside to the hotel was the pool was used by the local residents. There wasn't room at the pool for guests, plus it was July 4th weekend so place was packed.
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rogcar Great bed
We stayed here for my cousin's wedding. The location was great with the T just a short walk away. We were able to travel to Downtown Boston very easily and not have to worry about parking the car. The rooms were a little small but the bed was great! The bathroom although very modern and nice did not have sufficient light. It was quiet for sleeping at night, no doors banging as in some hotels. On the negative side, we were there over the 4th of July and there was a party at the pool. Our room overlooked the pool and there must have been 500+ people out there. The music was blaring and there was no room to just swim. When spending what you are spending to stay here, the pool should be for hotel guests, not for the public for a party!!! The other thing that was perplexing is that in order to get to the pool you had to walk right through the restaurant. There needs to be a separate entrance to the pool. The parking garage is not accessible through stairs, you have to take the elevator. All in all, it was a nice place and we were comfortable while we were there but if we had known some of these things before we booked this hotel, we would have stayed across the highway at the Marriott instead.
July 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Skippy10 Hotel Guests are an 2nd!
At this hotel, the hotel guest take a backseat to the Pool Scene. When I checked in I was told that the pool area that was filled to capacity were guests waiting to check in (Not even close to being truthful). It looked like a scene from the "Jersey Shore". The hotel sells pool passes and is 100% committed to the pool guests well before the hotel guests. IHG should take a good look at this hotel and how it is run.
My recomendation to any fellow traveler is to STAY AWAY, book a hotel anywhere but here.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RBASNA Very Conveinent Location
We stayed over for a Sox game. T is rite next door. We had a late check out so we could enjoy the pool. Great place.
July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rmkurshan Hotel Indigo stay recommnended
Stayed at the Hotel Indigo for 2 nights recently for a wedding. Room has nice amenities, but is small. Bed was compfotable. The shower was very nice and seemed larger than the rest of the bathroom. No bathtub. Staff was very pleasant and cooperative. We did not eat in the restaurant, but had a breakfast for the wedding party. The food was very satisfactory and the service was excellent. We did not have a chance to use the pool or other facilities.
I would stay at the hotel again and can recommend others to stay there.
July 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BKTravels Could be great!
Overall, the experience at the hotel was only fair. The AC in our room did not work. They did not clean our room on Saturday until we called at 4PM, and we did not have a do not disturb sign on the door and we were out of the room most of the day.
Furthermore, the pool scene was loud and terrible to use as a hotel guest. It was not clear who had priority at the pool.
The elevators were slow and a long wait to get an elevator.
The concierge did not have a working knowledge of the area and where to obtain services such as hair and nails.
Overall, the service was not very high quality.
July 3, 2013