Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 175
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TeaneckJim Nice hotel but overpriced
Nice hotel, good location, but way overpriced. I think that everything else about the hotel was just fine.
November 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BUAlum great stay!
The staff was kind and helpful. Clean and beautiful hotel and a great location! Easy subway accessibility. I would stay here again.
November 3, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrJPS Disappointed!!
Have stayed there before in a upper level room and was ok. We stayed on the first floor and the rooms were disgusting. The room smelled soo bad! had to buy a scented candle to use in room, that's how bad it smelled.
November 2, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joslin Concerns with our stay
My husband and I stayed there from Oct. 14-19. During that time we had excellent customer service-but, we also had a mouse that came in our room (170) under the door and we had sour milk from the breakfast buffet. Overall, I was very disappointed-this Holiday Inn did not impress me.
October 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarlicaAnn Very clean, quiet, great neighborhood.
We went for a family visit and were very happy with the front desk staff, the quiet environment, the awesome access to the green line T, and the cleanliness of the hotel's lobby and especially our room. Close enough to Coolidge Corner that we went to dinner there and breakfast there twice. No complaints.
October 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JMDang Not a great place for the price
The cost of the hotel was extremely high given the quality of food, room - bedding poor, bathroom only a shower, did not provide creamer, etc. for coffee for the next day. The location is far enough away from downtown that it requires a taxi or rental car and taxi's aren't readily available to return to the hotel.
I have paid the same price and higher and received 5 times better overall experience in many other hotels. I would not recommend this hotel if you want a really nice experience visiting Boston.
Oh, one plus, close to the airport.
October 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TEEW Clean and comfortable, easy access from T-line
Hotel very nice. Buffet breakfast very good, but not free like at other Holiday Inn Expresses. $11.95 for the buffet, It also serves an evening meal, we didn't eat dinner there so can't comment how expensive. Several restaurants of varying costs within 3-4 block walking distance for other options. Suggest requesting rooms in the tower with a street view. Inside rooms either look out to the pool or over the restaurant. We got placed in one of those first and very dark with out having lights on, and managed to get a street view instead in the tower. Subway access to and from airport right across street from hotel on the Green line (Cleveland Circle - C).From Airport must take Blue Line to Government Center and then switch to Green line - Cleveland Circle. Courtesy shuttle available to take you to 3-4 common stops in the Longwood Medical Area - Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and one other. Must schedule at the front desk. But talk to driver, and most likely you can get dropped off to where you want to go - tip $ helps. About a 20 minute walk from hotel to Harvard Medical School. Generally pretty safe area to walk around.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori22 Good location and friendly service
We stayed for 3 nights and had a pleasant stay because of the nice service. The bed and bathroom were good. Easy location to catch the train into Boston. Close to Kosher food. No night parking in the area so must use hotel parking which was costly per night as an extra add-on to the bill. ($24. per night)
October 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SkiMom Extremely please with our stay. Fun pool!!
What a great Holiday Inn! Our room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. All staff was so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel. And the pool was a bonus, especially for our 8 yr old daughter!
October 23, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JuliaG Not worth the money
This is an old converted motel and all of the Atrium rooms have no outside light or windows. The Atrium is dark. Found out I was entitled to breakfast vouchers on check in but never received. The rooms are small and very basic. The bathroom we had was tiny and the floor was dirty when we checked in.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DocT Convenient and reasonable rates
Perfect for that parent visit to BU, convenient, clean room, nice restaurant for breakfast. Thanks for the early check-in and suite upgrade!
October 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sunny12 Cozy & Comfortable Stay
Enjoyed my recent stay at The Holiday Inn in October 2012. The staff is friendly & helpful. I've stayed twice and upon check in I received a "goody bag". Water, apple & chips. Helpful for a late night snack. Convenient to the shops in Brookline. Would definitely recommend.
October 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ljr12 overpriced for a run down property
This property is old and tired and badly in need of updating and upgrading. Old cramped bathroom, mismatched fixtures and a dirty, dingy feeling.
October 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TLS1967 Very Pleasant Hotel
This is a very unique and great looking hotel. I loved the giant size chessboard. It is in a nice neighborhood; lots of shops to browse and explore. The location to the T is great. I went to church that Sunday 5 blocks away. Very convenient. My breakfast was delicious. If I stay there again, I think I will ask for a room on an upper floor. Ground floor rooms make me feel closed in and I miss having a window and view. Hard to tell the time of day. The free cookies were yummy and the gift bag for reward club members was a nice touch.
October 15, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nona Needs updating
Stayed two nights. The vending machine nearest to check in didn't work. I was told by front desk that there was one on the third floor and she would put an out of order sign on the one on first. The third floor one didn't work either.. An out of order sign wasn't put up for two days on the first floor machine.
The common areas of the hotel are dark, dreary and need updating. Room was small but comfortable. Cleanliness was fair.
I would not return to this particular hotel again.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BerkleeParent Great value and easy access to public transport
I stayed in one of the Suites so it was large and very comfortable with a great view of Boston. The cost of the suite was less than many hotels standard rooms. The only drawback was I booked a suite so that I could utilize the living area when my husband slept as we are on different sleep schedules. The door between the bedroom and living area however was a glass paned French door so it completely negated the reason I booked the suite in the first place. I couldn't watch TV or even have a light on after he went to bed. I suggest they replace the door with a practical one? Since the sofa was also a sleeper sofa (though we didn't need it), the glass door also eliminated the privacy one might want if they had children staying in the suite. All in all however the value was far better than anything else in the surrounding area and the ease of accessing the 'T' to get into Boston made it worth the savings compared to downtown or Back Bay hotel prices. I would definitely stay here again.
October 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ATLESQ Excellent Service
Stayed one night at HI Brookline - it was a busy Saturday and we arrived very early - front desk was extremely helpful in checking bags until room was ready, calling us when room was finally ready, and overall very accommodating - even helping hail a cab when sudden downpour arrived just prior to departing for dinner. Special mention to Melissa at Front Desk - a real gem.
Rooms are comfortable though hotel itself is laid out somewhat oddly around a center enclosed courtyard, so no natural light in rooms. On the small side (particular bathrooms) but clean and comfortable. Did not get opportunity to dine at hotel.
October 12, 2012