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Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

Back Bay, Boston
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    Erica Y.
    "Located in a great neighborhood a couple blocks from Boston Commons."(3 Tips)
    Michele B.
    "Historic details, comfy, & well maintained."(12 Tips)
    Dana M.
    "Room was very clean and the staff was great."(12 Tips)
    Henry M.
    "Tell valet parking your coming back after you check-out."(2 Tips)
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  • comfortable
  • scenic views
  • boston common
  • fancy
  • architecture
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  • Suzie F.
    Suzie FritzMarch 5, 2012
    Had an amazing stay here! we were on the 11th floor on the end, great view,clean, great location, quiet, very comfy beds, which made us sleep in! but I loved it & def stay here again!
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Rose C.
    Rose CherusseryMarch 25, 2013
    The Park Plaza takes you back in time. Small rooms, but worth the experience. Check out the old chute mailing system and elevators while you're here!
  • teresa S.
    teresa SchmitzMay 10, 2011
    Years ago there may have been mold. I'm here now, 5/10/2011 and see/smell no mold. Gorgeous, grand hotel. One of my favorites. Check out Sweet, AK cupcake shop on newbury-aboit a half mile stroll
  • Luigi M.
    Luigi MondiMarch 26, 2013
    Large flats teen TVs, incredibly comfy beds, very clean, and charming. Close to the T (green line) and the Common. Only drawback is the quite expensive fee for wifi ($12.50 per device per day).
  • Mark S.
    Mark SaltzmanOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They turn off the A/C when it is cool outside, so it gets warm in the rooms. Ask for a window fan when you check in, and ask to have someone open the window for you since they are bolted shut.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ClaridgeApril 25, 2017
    Lovely building and room was great but stay away from the woman on the tourist trip desk (Carolyn)..she gave us duff info which led us on a wasted trip and costing us more money .. complained
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew C.June 12, 2016
    After the renovations, the rooms are very well anointed. Things are brighter, calm and muted colours. Really like the new look. Service is still impeccable.
  • Michele B.
    Michele BowserJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a great hotel. Friendly staff, historical. Room sizes reflect age, but are very nice. Close to the T and a nice shopping district, parks, harbor, etc.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Learn about the history of the hotel just around the corner from the main desk. This is the original bar drink menu.
  • Rachelle K.heart icon on user image
    Rachelle KingSeptember 26, 2013
    Great service to guest. Booked my stay here via Rocketmiles.com and am so happy with accommodations here!
  • Beth A.
    Beth AnnAugust 20, 2018
    Good location. We have a suite and it's small so I can imagine how small the regular rooms are. The valet parking fee if $51 per day, even if you are a hotel guest.
  • Erik B.heart icon on user image
    Erik BrokAugust 30, 2015
    The bar is really good. The staff will mix excellent drinks whether you chose the ones on the card or your personal favorite.
  • Ryan B.heart icon on user image
    Ryan BrightSeptember 5, 2015
    I recommend continuing your hotel search unless you like historic color palettes, laughable elevator algorithms, and hallways that take the space your room so desperately needs.
  • Sena
    SenaJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Historical hotel with a very nice wall photos and a wonderful view of Boston..btw location is also great, in the heart of the city
  • Kevin O.heart icon on user image
    Kevin OwensNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Verizon talent acquisition team was right here. If you are looking to start your career, now is the time. Do your research on the company and if it's the right fit apply at www. VZWcareers.com
  • Nina T.
    Nina TurnerJuly 18, 2011
    Yes, it is dated & not "modern" by any means, but everything is clean; service is great; beds are very comfortable. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a decent place to stay while exploring Boston.
  • Brandon F.heart icon on user image
    Brandon F.August 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    People weren't so fat and self righteous as they are now ninety years ago. That's why the rooms are small. It gets the job done; you have a place to rest your head when you're not exploring downtown.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BorowskiJune 26, 2011
    Staff was courteous and helpful. We experienced free wifi on the 12th floor, not sure if this is because we were close to the towers or if this is a new addition. A nice beautiful old hotel.
  • Jessica U.
    Jessica U.December 3, 2010
    If you stay here, you must invest in the 15th flr rooms (towers level). Updated, free wifi, deluxe continental bfast, evening snacks & hors d'oeuvres, free paper daily if you choose, flat screen plasm
  • Kazz N.
    Kazz NealApril 9, 2012
    Great service, hotel is beautiful and well kept. Across from the T, short walk to the gardens, and close to all the good stuff! I approve!
  • Erica Y.
    Erica YoungApril 24, 2012
    Located in a great neighborhood a couple blocks from Boston Commons. Also, happy to say they have wifi now for a nominal daily rate in the hotel rooms.
  • David M.
    David MannellaDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This hotel is very nice! Take a look around and notice all of detail. If these walls could talk! Great location as well!
  • Dana M.heart icon on user image
    Dana MarieSeptember 22, 2016
    Beautifully quaint hotel in a great part of town. Room was very clean and the staff was great.
  • Risa S.heart icon on user image
    Risa ShimizuMarch 20, 2016
    the room is neet and the location is good too. 1min walk to the subway station and there are lots of shops around.
  • Erik V.
    Erik VollebregtOctober 3, 2013
    Really noisy place with unsettling experience of sharing a room with your neighbours because the walls are so thin. And come on, make the wifi free in the rooms. But, location is super.
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis C.August 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice comfortable room. Friendly staff. No wifi in rooms is a WTF, but it's avail downstairs and possible in room if lucky. Excellent location, close to everything.
  • Dani Nicole H.
    Dani Nicole Hol-shhhhOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hotel. Soo amazingly retro glam! Rooms can be small but comfy. Great location and service.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hotel. Great location--so close to everything. Comfortable rooms. Friendly staff.
  • Gopu M.
    Gopu MenonOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Very warm and friendly hotel. They just made the whole hotel wireless (at a fee & NOT free) and installed 37 inch Plasma TVs in every room.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 10, 2012
    Beautiful hotel, reasonable rates, close to everything, and friendly service. What more could you ask for?
  • Connorheart icon on user image
    ConnorAugust 6, 2014
    The rooms may be small, but that's expected for its age. The location is fantastic!
  • Helen
    HelenApril 9, 2012
    Bathroom's tiny, walls let in a LOT of sound, & maids skipped cleaning one day. Great if you love old architecture, building's gorgeous!
  • Heather S.
    Heather ShinnFebruary 10, 2012
    Beautiful historical hotel in a great location. within walking distance to Boston Commons. Very comfortable stay.
  • Peyton S.
    Peyton SherwoodDecember 9, 2013
    Rooms are Victorian, quaint. Ask for a room on the Statler Park/Columbus Ave side for a better view.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RayMay 27, 2013
    In the heart of what you want to see in Boston. Great beds, staff and decor.
  • Sergio L.heart icon on user image
    Sergio LopezOctober 12, 2015
    Rooms are a bit small, but the staff is great, and it's a beautiful building!
  • teresa S.
    teresa SchmitzAugust 20, 2011
    Reserve the Towers level. Delicious and plentiful breakfast and afternoon snacks. Definitely worth the upcharge.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MarlingApril 20, 2018
    Basically the place is amazing until you leave the lobby. Broken woodwork, small rooms. I had a “deluxe” king...room didn’t even have a dresser or separate sitting area.
  • Heather H.
    Heather HarrisJuly 7, 2013
    I always stay here when in Boston. Great location and staff is very helpful.
  • Liz C.
    Liz CroftJanuary 1, 2013
    Maybe people power worked! Lobby now has 3 minute wifi free. Lobby appears remodelled with a number of chairs.
  • Kathi K.
    Kathi KalinaFebruary 14, 2013
    This is an example of the grand hotel of yesteryear. It is clean. However, it is in need of some serious infrastructure updates like the electrical. There is no electrical outlet in the bathroom.
  • Sonya M.
    Sonya MillsNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a historical hotel people, of course it's going to be "dated". Beautiful moldings & fixtures, very well kept despite age. Extremely friendly service.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SpiegelJune 30, 2011
    The WiFi is spotty-to-non-existant in the rooms, but it's fast in the lobby. Plus there's a guest only lounge to the right of the main doors.
  • Trisha R.
    Trisha ReynoldsJuly 21, 2013
    Mixed review. The A/C didn't work at all. Our room never got below 75 so they comped our room and gave us breakfast vouchers. Walls were very thin. Loved the location and history of the hotel.
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WFebruary 26, 2014
    Historical yes but not up to par. Room was cold with temperature at 84 which felt like 62. Call about get issue and draft from windows and they bring me a portable heater wtf !!
  • Erik R.heart icon on user image
    Erik RodriguezJuly 7, 2015
    rooms kind of small but centrally located and clean!.. nice place... but I need more room for my luggage:).
  • Fatma A.heart icon on user image
    Fatma AlSAugust 27, 2015
    after their construction everything is beautiful! Great Service, delicious food..but too small rooms
  • J H.
    J HaskAugust 2, 2014
    Elevators are terrible, plan to give yourself an extra 10 minutes to get downstairs! They get filled and stop at every floor
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PobinerMarch 10, 2017
    Great hotel. Snazzy lobby and nice restaurant
  • Kirsten F.
    Kirsten FischerJuly 1, 2010
    Check out the Melting Pot, next to the valet entrance. Great happy hour w/ 1/2 price cheese & choc. fondue and bar apps. Read more
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