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Chandler Inn Hotel in Boston, MA

Chandler Inn Hotel in Boston, MA

Specialties

Small European style Boutique Hotel located in Boston's hip and historic South End.  Offering sparkling clean rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities and friendly staff for over 25 years.

Located within easy walking distance of Boston's best restaurants, shops, corporations, theaters, art galleries, cultural points of interest and convention centers, The Chandler Inn Hotel offers outstanding value for both leisure and business travellers.

All guest rooms feature complimentary wifi, flat screen TV, ipod dock, telephone with voice mail, air conditioning, hairdryer, marble bathroom with walk in shower.

Trophy Room located just off of the lobby is a neighborhood american bistro serving breakfast and dinner daily.  It is the ideal, friendly spot to start your day and the perfect location for a nightcap after a day of meetings or sightseeing.

History

Established in 1982.

Chandler Inn has been offering sparkling clean rooms, affordable prices and friendly service for over 25 years.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.50

Address: 26 Chandler St, Boston, MA, 02116
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
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Comments (44):

1. Sharon H.
We recently stayed at the Chandler in Boston and I was not impressed. For slightly less than $200 a night we had a tiny room with a view of a brick wall, hard uncomfortable bed, noisy air conditioner, and dirty carpet. The only good thing was the location was relatively close to downtown Boston.

20/10/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. Stacy M.
Rooms are like closets...Bathrooms are like on cruise ships, small,small ,small...Stayed here with 2 in a room and can barley move around without tripping on some thing or someone..Would never come again..But that being said it is a great location with lovely and helpful staff...

27/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. Peter C.
The location is excellent but the room was tiny and the furnishings cheap.  We paid $135 ($115 with $20 tax and fees) for one night, needed a reservation in a pinch but the price could have been lower given the amenities (or lack thereof).  For comparison, I have gotten the Sheraton in Back Bay for $100 total a night a month ago on Priceline, which was renovated and more luxurious.

30/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Jen M.
I spent a long time hunting online for a centrally-located Boston hotel that was reasonably priced. They are few and far between. I finally found Chandler Inn and after reading a bunch of positive reviews here booked a room for two nights. I was thrilled to find that the good reviews were warranted. The location was perfect, within easy walking distance of transit stops, restaurants, etc. The hotel was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was nice and comfortable, very clean. I had read some reviews saying it was noisy from the bar/restaurant on the first floor, but it was very quiet while we were there. Overall I think this is a great find and I would definitely stay there again.

13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Bryan S.
The  three stars that I generously give this Hotel are based on price (under $150 per room) and location (the heart of the South End, easy walk to Back Bay, public transportation, Copley & downtown).  This is a European style hotel somewhat reminiscent of a bed and breakfast in Florence.  Accomodations are not by any means premium, but the hotel is clean and the rooms are a decent size.

Chandler Inn shares it's bottom floor with a gay bar called Fritz.  All bars close at 2:00 am in Boston and you shouldn't have any problems with noise from the bar in the hotel itself.  Best value in Boston.

18/02/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Thom B.
So this hotel is charming, cute, quiet, nicely located, and run by an excellent staff who are friendly and willing to accommodate.  It's not fancy, doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but I don't know about you, but I usually spend my time when visiting other cities outside of my hotel.  The bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and it was affordable.  Supporting boutique hotels like these help make cities like Boston both unique and charming!

24/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Netty L.
The location of this hotel can't be beat. In the heart of downtown, close to many of the T lines. A short walk to Boston Commons, Tremont Street, Newbury Street, and the Public Gardens. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was clean. My bed was made and my free toiletries were re-stocked while I was away in the daytime. The pillows were cushy, and the TV and the air conditioner worked without a problem.
And the best part of course, was that I got this room downtown for $135 / night.
This place was not fancy, but it was a splurge for me, a young lady on holiday in Boston staying in a hotel by herself for the first time.
I dug it.

05/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Del S.
Spent close to $200/night for a tiny, out of date, smelly, old and some would consider crappy room at Chandler Inn Hotel. The smell was so strong that it actually sank into my hair and clothes. During the stay, I kept thinking that I should have spent the extra $50/night for the Marriot that's several blocks away.

However, extra $50/day do add up if you are there for many days. The front desk guy at Chandler Inn was so nice & helpful. The old historic buildings in the area are quite pleasant to look at. Everything is within walking distance.

Still, I think I would pick the Marriot if I get to do it all over again.

16/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Joanna M.
dont be fooled by these negative reviews! this hotel was wonderful. it was clean, roomy enough ( i mean how much room do you really need?) and great location. My boyfriend and i had a bit of trouble when we first checked in regarding our actual dates but the staff did everything to resolve the issue quickly and pleasantly. if youre going to boston definitely book the chandler inn!

10/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Yolanda E.
My boyfriend and I traveled to Boston for my birthday weekend, and decided to stay at The Chandler Inn. Being Chicago natives, this hotel was unlike anything we've ever seen. First of all, parking sucks. Off street parking is difficult to find and if you park in a garage, you don't have in/out privileges. So, if you don't have to drive...don't. We had to lift our bags up the stairs to enter the hotel!! The place was charming, but small. I couldn't believe the size! My bedroom is larger. There was no closet, and a lot of standard hotel room items (even an iron) had to be requested from the front desk. The only ice machine was located on the lobby floor. As this was my first visit ever to the East Coast, I was unsure whether the accommodations were standard for the area. The hotel staff, with the exception of the guy that checked us in, was polite. The male staff were "especially" polite to my boyfriend. I thought the manager (?)  with the little dog was weird, but she was really pleasant. Just about  everything we wanted to visit was within walking distance, which was great. We decided to visit the bar next door (a part of the hotel), and realized very quickly that it was a gay bar. The checkout was quick with no problems. I had an okay time there, but I don't think we will return.

28/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Erica C.
I just stayed here for one night and I really enjoyed my stay. Kevin the front desk clerk was a delight. He let me check in VERY early after my red eye from San Francisco. He also helped me get around the city by giving me a map and very good directions. He made me a "mochachinno" - my first in my life and I was on my way. He was extremely welcoming to me. I like the room - very clean, great sheets and had everything I needed. I did wish for one thing - some paper and a pen in the room would have been nice for jotting down notes or directions. All in all, I would stay here again for sure. Only one star off for having no cable tv - only basic channels. Hey -its only  because I was working the whole day and wanted to relax with a movie - otherwise 5 stars!

25/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Mary S.
We were in one of the renovated rooms and were quite pleased with it.  It was clean, a little funky, and reminded me of the boutique room I had when I was in Barcelona.  The Inn is centrally located between Back Bay and the South End of Boston, EXCELLENT restaurants within walking distance, and a cordial/helpful staff.  Free wifi, access to the Mass Pike and the T, and nice coffee shop around the corner added to the experience.

The one drawback was the parking.  We were lucky because we were there over the Christmas holiday so parking on the street was possible.  We had to house the car in a commercial lot which, with a validated ticket, was $27 for 24 hours, then $10 per hour after that.  I would definitely include that in any pricing concerns.

26/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Ignacio R.
I stayed there back in the 80's and by reading the reviews, it hasn't changed much.  It's in a nice central location and close to everything.  Too bad that there weren't any rooms available this time or I would've gladly have stayed again.  Instead, I have to stay at a Best Western.  I heard you have to make reservations way in advance

21/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Michael P.
I stayed at the Chandler Inn on Valentine's Day for a local getaway. The winter rates start at $79 which is a great deal for the location.

The person who checked us in was pretty unfriendly, but the check-in process was quick. The air in the room and hall was stale, but the temperature was comfortable. The room wasn't as small as I was expecting. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom was a little small, but nice. They supply great soaps and lotions. I wish the shower ran a little hotter. The room had a nice TV with DIRECTV.

The hotel was practically empty, but it seemed like noise from other rooms and the hallway may be a problem if more people were staying. Bring your own white noise device - they oddly don't have fans. It was convenient to be in the same building as one of my favorite bars (Fritz).

Checking out was quick and the staff member was a lot more pleasant. Beware - they have the most complicated coffee machine I have ever used. Getting coffee in the morning shouldn't be harder than solving a Hellraiser puzzle box - ask for help.

15/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Stacey G.
Stayed late September 2008. This place was a great value, price paid for what we got. Everything else in the area was super pricey comparatively. I am not hard to please either though. Walking distance to the T-line and a great cafe below the hotel. The air was a little stagnant, but it was a good sleep. I probably would stay again. Appreciated the free wifi too.

10/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Cosmo K.
I have stayed at 5-star resorts & everything below this in a 3 decade business traveling career. This hotel is 110% spotless & clean! The staff is very friendly! When I stayed here in December 2011 EVERYTHING was brand spanking new in the room + elsewhere. The rooms are small boutique like, just like an European style so if you are not into this then you will hate it. To get a hotel room for under $100 in Boston near all the action is a challenge, to get one with a room as immaculate as a 5 star hotel is impossible (except for the Chandler). GREAT value!

30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Kristin L.
This place is as good as it gets.  Chandler Inn made me feel like family, even though it was the first time I had stayed there.  The rooms are fabulous -- gorgeous view, comfy bed, windows that open, all the amenities you'd want....  The neighborhood is awesome -- from Tremont Street a couple blocks away, a 7Eleven and coffee shops within a block, fabulous restaurant and bar downstairs.  But my very favorite aspect of the Chandler Inn is the staff.  They are helpful, warm, consummate professionals. I cannot praise them enough. Pure class.
I have been coming to Boston regularly since 1997.  After my time at the Chandler Inn, this is my new place to stay.

P.S.  Note that the Chandler Inn has more of a B&B feel than a corporate hotel. It depends on what your taste is.  I've stayed in both, and prefer a place that feels intimate, where the staff know your name. I prefer hotels/inns with windows that open vs. windows that open a crack at most.  Hope that helps.

24/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Adam J.
The Chandler Inn Hotel is reasonably priced, and the staff was extra nice and helpful. It's not far from public transportation, which is one of the best attributes of this hotel. It's location is near lots of shopping and local restaurants too.  The room could have used a little extra sound proofing since you could hear other patrons in the adjacent rooms and the late night crowd from the bar on the first level of the hotel, but it wasn't unbearable.  The rooms were small and the bathrooms were smaller, but they were well appointed and comfortable.  The beds were above par compared to most chain hotels and the large LCD TV was a nice addition. Overall, I was very pleased with my stay at this hotel.

14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Janine F.
We came up from Philadelphia to stay in Boston over the Labor Day weekend, found this hotel to be reasonably priced for Boston (since everything downtown is expensive).  It's located in the South End, from what I hear the new "up an coming" neighborhood.  The rooms were clean and very modern looking.  It was quite and cozy.  The only down side was that the rooms are very small.  There aren't any vending machines in the halls, but there is a 7-11 right around the corner for anything you need.  Overall we had a pleasant stay!

The bar downstairs "Fritz" is a gay sports bar.  People there are also very friendly and it wasn't terribly loud.

07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Jen T.
I picked the Chandler Inn because it was the cheapest hotel in the Back Bay area.  The room was rather small and the furniture wasn't modern, but everything was impeccably clean.  I slept with my windows open, so I got a lot of noise from the street, but if I closed the windows, it was fine.  (The weather was very mild, so I was excited to not use a/c).  The hotel sits in a beautiful neighborhood, tree-lined streets and old row homes.  Good coffee shop nearby (Berkeley Perk).  The hotel is about a 10-min walk to the orange line and #83 (?) bus line.  The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful too.  If I come back to Boston, I will most likely stay here again.  Like another reviewer mentioned, I'm not interested in spending time in my hotel room, I'm just there to sleep and shower, so this was a great choice for me.  (I found the hotel on Expedia.)

18/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. J P.
The Chandler Inn is a good choice if you are looking for a no-frills hotel that is a short walk from downtown.  It is also a short 5-to-10 minute walk to the trendy Tremont restaurant district.  Chandler is an older property in an urban setting so you will hear traffic noise (such as police cars and fire trucks), if that matters to you.

The room I stayed in was small but adequate for one person.  Since there is no closet, clothes are hung on a contemporary-style steel rack system bolted to the wall.  The traditional dresser is replaced by night stands with drawers on either side of the bed.

The bathroom is one of the smallest I've seen in a hotel - approximately 5 feet square (5' x 5').  In that, you get a wall-hung sink, toilet, and stall shower (no tub).  There is very little storage space for toiletries, so if you and your wife are traveling together, one of you will be relegated to keeping your supplies elsewhere.

Chandler has virtually no business-class amenities - no business center, no meeting rooms, no fitness center or pool.  There is free Wifi, but it proved to be too slow to be of much use.  And since there really isn't a desk in the room, computer use is best limited to your lap or the bed.  There is a wall-mounted steel ledge (about 12 inches deep) under the flat-screen, but no desk chair.  You can drag the sitting chair from the corner, but it is not comfortable for extended use.

There is a sports bar/restaurant on the ground floor - Fritz's - with an average sports-bar menu.  Other travel sites note that Fritz's is a gay sports bar, if that makes any difference to you.

The good news is Chandler's prices are reasonable for an urban hotel and represents a good value if you only use your room for sleeping and showering.  Chandler aspires to be a boutique property, but it has a long way to go, both from an interior design perspective and provided amenities.

I'd rate this a B-minus - good but room for improvement.

27/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Micah C.
The room was completely new.
Smaller but comfortable.
The shower was pretty roomy.
The bed was comfortable.
Nice LCD TV to watch.
Free Internet.

These are the nice things.

As of this review, they are still renovating the floors below the 5th floor, which is where we stayed. I don't know about the higher floors but the 5th floor was too loud for us. We heard construction in the morning to wake us up, loud bar patrons in the night to keep us up, and a low roar of traffic from the freeway closeby.

There's a subway stop about 2 full blocks away so that's not bad, but this place is kinda in a lonely neighborhood between the shopping area and Tremont street, which is full of good restaurants.

We had a pretty bad situation for our stay here which did not meet our expectations, but when we notified the staff they completely took care of our complaint to a degree we weren't expecting.

I'm really leaving a 2.5 that's rounded up to 3 just because I appreciated the honest and good customer service, but I do not think I will consider staying here in the future.

02/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Shawn M.
Very conveniently located and easy to walk to most downtown sights, and a great price for the area. Less than a 5-minute walk to Back Bay Station. The rooms are nicely decorated in modern decor, which suits the small rooms well. No actual work desk, but you can make do with the small shelf-desk on the wall, though it's cramped.

The bar downstairs can be noisy at night, especially in warm weather when they open the windows. I was on the second floor, so that probably didn't help with the noise issue.

31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. laurie g.
There are Wonderful, helpful people here and the Hotel is close to everything and affordable. However, I stayed here October of last year , and unfortunately had a really bad experience several times.
When I checked in, I explained to the first one that I had pre-paid my entire visit, he immediately became very defensive and told me that they don't do pre-payment from their site, and was  unbelievably condescending and rude. When I showed him my proof, and he actually looked at his records fully, he didn't even apologize for his mistake or attitude. Wow!! Welcome to the Chandler Inn !!  during the stay, the radiator in the hallway was constantly on, facing our room, so it was constantly boiling hot ( beginning of October, sunny weather ) We asked on three separate occasions and three separate people, (including the manager, who was a very nice lady) if they could please resolve the situation or please move us to another room. Nothing was ever done, over a 4 day period.
(The window had to be left open: very hard to sleep with all the noise).
Upon checkout I experienced a repeat of pre- payment  check-in problem- different man, same type of rude offensive attitude and again,no apology.
If you pre- pay  -MAKE SURE YOU BRING PROOF OF THIS !! I was challenged  severely on this twice, and had I not brought my documents would have been double-charged. Again there are some nice men on the desk and the remainder of the staff is very helpful, only two of them, are not.
Normally, I would have brought all this to managements  attention, but in light of the heater situation and how that was never resolved, I decided it was pointless and ineffectual, to do so. There are some great points to this Hotel, unfortunately, I would not return myself.

04/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
25. Heather D.
Excellent boutique hotel in a quiet area sandwiched between the South End and the Back Bay a couple blocks from the T.  Found a great rate on Orbitz, and was very happy with our stay here.  It is very close to the posh restaurants of the Back Bay and the hipster enclaves of the South End.  We even walked to Boston Common and the North End.  The staff was very friendly, and offered up suggestions for lunch nearby.  

The room was small, but very nice.  We followed our guide book's suggestion and booked a room ending in 08.  We were situated on the corner of the building with a direct view of the Hancock Tower.  The rooms were very clean, and they had fancy toiletries that smelled of blood oranges.

The hotel is situated right above Fritz, a gay sports bar that was hustling at all times and boasts an excellent brunch.  They allow you to go down and grab drinks (cash only) and take them up to your room.  Be aware that the bar patrons can get pretty loud, so I'd advise trying to get a higher floor.

They offer free coffee, newspapers and wifi.  For $100/night, you can't get much better than the Chandler Inn.

17/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Analily V.
The boyfriend and I took a red-eye from Los Angeles to Boston.  We took the bus shuttle from the airport to the T.  We then took the blue line to the orange line, and then we walked in 90 degree weather and what felt like 100% humidity from the station to the inn.  I was praying that they would let us check-in early but keep in mind it was barely 10am.

We arrived at the inn sweaty, dirty and probably stinky and asked if we could check-in.  No questions asked and with a smile on their face, we were checked-in.  That alone merited the five star rating.

Yes, the room was small and the bathroom was tiny and smelled funny.  It was clean and that's all that mattered.  I would recommend this place to any of my friends who would want to travel to Boston on a budget.

25/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Rock L.
Not a spacious place to stay but still a great place to stay.

FREE INTERNET
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN
7 ELEVEN & COIN LAUNDRY

Great place to stay for the price.

05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Tim K.
This is my first review on Yelp so here goes....

Pluses:
- Really affordable hotel for a downtown Boston location. The location of this hotel is right in the South End neighborhood where plenty of shops, restaurants and scenic neighborhoods are all within walking distance.
I only paid about $103 per night! (including taxes and fees!)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating to me during my stay.
- Contemporary interior designed rooms
- DirecTV - plenty of channels
- Free Gourmet Coffees/HotChocolate in the lobby. Perfect for my stay during January. :-)
- Close proximity to the T-stop (subway station) which is about a 2-3 block walk. Even navigating through the snow and ice-laden sidewalks, i found the walk to be enjoyable.

Minuses:
- No room service. Fritz's is downstairs and it's a gay sports bar. But you got plenty of eateries nearby so if you're hungry, check them out.
- Rooms are small. If you're claustrophobic, then you won't enjoy your time here.
-Bathroom is small but shower area is spacious. Contemporary fixtures (vanity).
- Parking. On weekends (if you're lucky), you can park on Chandler Street from Friday night to Monday morning (without a risk of getting a parking ticket). I decided to use the T (Subway) to get around Boston rather than drive and lose my precious parking space. They do offer parking at a garage which is about 2-3 blocks away from the hotel. Daily rate is about $27. Garage is at 100 Clarendon St. (Look for the Avis sign). I was fortunate that even during the times I had to drive and leave my parking spot, I was able to find one available space on Chandler Street.

Despite the lack of parking, I would still stay here again. I look forward to visiting the Chandler Inn during the summer when the Back Bay neighborhood is more scenic.

15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Lyndsay M.
My brother and I were traveling and this was a great spot for an overnight stay. The front desk staff was friendly and recommended local eateries. Great location, within walking distance of everything. Modern, no frills hotel. The only downside was the beds weren't very comfortable.

29/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Carina R.
Being that hotels in Boston are kind of expensive, Chandler Inn is A-OK. It serves it purpose if you are there visiting the city. Really, you just need a place to keep your stuff, sleep, and shower/get ready in the morning. Chandler Inn does that for you at a much cheaper price then other hotels in the area. It's actually in a pretty good location in the Back Bay. The hotel is old and they have tried to remodel it. It kinda works, but not really. The stairwell and hallways smell old and stale. The rooms are small too. But the staff at the front desk are really nice and its fairly quite around the hotel. I would go back to this hotel again.

06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Keli R.
Affordable..yes.
Cute: yes..seemed clean, nice enough...nothing overly special but nothing horrible at all.
Cramped...oh hell yes.
The front desk albeit friendly at most times, seemed to be a bit condescending at others. We were also informed by some fine gentlemen at the bar downstairs....that we were fools to stay there..because...quote/unquote:  It is a sex den for older men bringing back younger men for some cheap thrills...and they hoped we didn't have a blacklight...
WELLLLLLLLLL OK THEN! WELCOME TO BOSTON!!!!

17/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
32. Chris T.
Found a really great deal on for this hotel on Bookit! As other reviewers have stated this is definitely a 'no frills' hotel. Its a very small, affordable boutique hotel. I stayed over Memorial Day weekend and didn't run into ANY other guests during my stay.
The Good
-Staff was pleasant
-Room decor is modern
-Bathroom was small but updated/modern/cool
-The surrounding neighborhood is AWESOME. (Neighborhood is residential, quiet, safe) Really enjoyed taking a morning/afternoon stroll

-The bad
-Hotel has a musty smell ( I was hoping my clothes didnt have the smell when i left)
-No iron/ironing board in the room ( I was running late, jumped out of the shower and needed to iron my shirt. Had to call down to the front desk and then go down and 'check-out' a mini ironing board & iron. Very inconvenient)
-There was a stain on the runner that was laid across the bed ( I dont even want to guess what the stain was..eww. I just threw the runner on the floor.
-Shower doesnt really have a door which is a little weird..

I was in town solo to tour the city. In this case the room was adequate for my needs. If i was traveling w/ a friend/group i would stay elsewhere. The room is suited for one person. The neighborhood is the real gem and the reason i would come back. Traveling solo and walking thru the neighborhood at night to back bay station, i felt safe. There were always people walking dogs, strollers, etc.
The club downstairs does get noisy in the wee hours. Im young and live in the city so it doesnt bother me. But im sure some people will have an issue with this.
This hotel is 'not' in the touristy area of Boston. As i stated this is in a residential area. Its a short walk to back Bay station or you can walk around the corner to Tremont street and catch a bus to the touristy areas. I caught a bus on Tremont a few stops down to South End and found several great places for food.

04/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Lorena H.
This boutique hotel is located in a nice neighborhood. It is close to public transportation, shops, parks and restaurants. The rooms are not big but everything is very neat and clean.Definitely a comfortable and pleasant stay. The staff is super friendly.

16/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Samantha P.
The air conditioner was broken, the front desk people were really unfriendly and the room was below average..food was really great though

15/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Antonio B.
Avoid this hotel if u want a dirty room lack of  knowledge at the front desk. Plus the lack of responsibility for their tardiness on their wake up calls 20 mnts late.

04/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Maria G.
I love this hotel. The front desk is always great, and the gay sports bar its attached to is so much fun. We stay here every year, at least once a year. It is walking distance to downtown and you can get the train to Fenway. The Boston Common is literally right there once you cross over 90 on foot. Its maybe a 10 minute walk. Its a simple place with no frills, but its clean and the price is right. I prefer small hotels like this to the big ones that are full of obnoxious tourists.

28/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Hwal L.
Bottom line - you get what you pay for, and we had an awesome stay here on our first time in Boston. Helpful staff, clean and modern decor in the room and around the hotel, and cute and clever use of the limited room space, which I thought was very cool. Safe, quiet neighbourhood, close to the nearest train station.
Again, extremely clean. As good as it gets, indeed.

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Dustin T.
Very small, but nice, boutique hotel. Fairly priced - "You get what you pay for."

**Currently, the bar attached to the hotel is undergoing major construction. Was woken each morning of my stay by sound of demo, banging on the walls, and hammering. At one point wires were cut and the fire department even had to show up. Obviously a temporary issue, but definitely a draw back for customers during the winter of 2014.**

Pros:
Nice, quiet neighborhood, south of downtown, back bay.
Walking distance to many restaurants.
Clean room, attentive/quick staff if you need anything
Free Wifi

Cons:
Very small rooms
Mini ironing board upon request.
A bit removed from downtown, transportation required.

18/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
39. Sara B.
Super cute! The guys who checked us in were SO nice; chatted us up, were friendly and welcoming, even drew us a map of the dinner place they recommended. AND sent up a comp. bottle of champagne when they heard it was our honeymoon! *swoon*
Free wifi = always rad.
Affordable, comfortable, clean.
Close to LOTS of convenient stuff: 7-Eleven , restaurants, transportation.
Free coffee and tea! We definitely took advantage.
Directly above a GREAT bar (Fritz).

Verdict: GO!

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Ed P.
Good location. Walking distance from the T and surrounding restaurants. Rooms are small but you get what you pay for. They offer a continental bfast in the morning. Staff  is very accommodating and courteous. There was an issue with my first room and they were able to give me another room immediately.

06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Stefanie S.
Alright hotel. Clean which is obviously a huge plus. Small rooms.

When I made my reservation, I told them not to put any feathered pillows or blankets in the room because I'm highly allergic.  The woman at the front desk confirmed this when I checked in and said that there were no feathered pillows in the room.  Got in my room & magically I found feathered pillows on my bed. Had to call the front desk & ask for non-feathered.....

Woke up the next morning and for some odd reason there was no hot water for the shower! Hm.... Alright.  Thankfully there was hot water the next morning but the cold shower definitely wasn't fun. At least it woke me up.

Other than that, nice hotel.  Bar/restaurant next door was pretty cool.  Really close to Back Bay. Great area.

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. Erin F.
Not bad. Rooms are a bit small but functional. Bathroom very small but functional. This was the least expensive hotel in the area that I could find. I booked through hotels.com which saved me around 15/night. Clean, functional and in a pretty good location (close to backbay) and not far from boston medical center. Wifi was kind of slow but free.

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Sarah B.
Pros:
-Good location
-The attached restaurant (Trophy Room) is amazing
-Clean room

Cons:
-The African American woman who works the desk appears to hate her job and has no welcoming personality at all.
-Nobody told us anything about having our garage ticket stamped for the $28 rate (see above: uninformative woman) so we paid $67 for a garage that was NOT nearby at all
-The walls are so thin you could hear people taking and even snoring in the next room
-No fridge...all hotels need to have a fridge

The room itself was decent for what we needed (3-4 stars) but I gave 1 star because that woman was so unhelpful.... I was annoyed I heard everything next door...and paid $67 for parking.

14/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
44. Jennifer O.
What a great place to stay in Boston! I was a little skeptical because the price point here is more reasonable than other hotels in the area, but the Chandler Inn was great.

Location: 2 blocks from the Back Bay T, 3-4 blocks from Newbury street, just a couple blocks from the common.... extremely convenient. Even with 6-7 foot snow banks, we were able to walk all around town easily from the Chandler Inn.

Service: When we arrived from the airport at about 8:30 pm, the two guys who were working the front desk were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

Room: The rooms are modern and large for a big city room. They were very clean and had plenty of extra towels, toiletries, and blankets. The beds weren't overly comfortable, but they were fine. Each room had DirecTv. The bathrooms were small, but nice. There was a walk in shower with a nice shower head (you know.... not a rain head, but not an old school one either). Room had an ipod dock in it... overall, it was very nice.

Other: They had coffee available all the time at the front desk. They have a restaurant in the lobby that had many beers on tap. Also, the hotel is taller than most surrounding buildings which makes it easy to find when you're walking around.

Overall, It isn't the nicest hotel in the world, but for the price, I would definitely stay here again and recommend it!

26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0