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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden in Boston, MA

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden in Boston, MA

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A fresh, clean, uncomplicated hotel choice offering comfort, convenience and good value. Holiday Inn Express offers convenient locations throughout the world and competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. All hotels feature complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms, a signature shower experience and high speed internet*

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Rating: 3.33

Address: 280 Friend Street, Boston, MA, 02114
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1. M B.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Friend Street in Boston this past weekend, because we were attending a hockey game at the TD Banknorth Garden right across the street. I'd definitely recommend it to others, especially if you're going to a sports event.

Check-in was quick and painless, since I had booked and paid online a month or two prior. I had tried to use my AAA card to get a discount, but somehow that turned out to be MORE than their regular rate, so I just booked a regular room with one king-size bed. We took a very rickety elevator to the third floor and walked into a clean, large room. The bed was very comfortable and came with an assortment of pillows ... they were labeled, "Soft, Medium, hard," but we didn't notice a big difference between them, but it wasn't a big deal since we're not picky about pillows. The room came with a one-cup coffeemaker and a small assortment of coffees and teabags. There's an ice machine right down the hall.

We wanted to see some local attractions in the North End and Faneuil Hall areas, and the young lady behind the desk was happy to help us out. She pulled out a map, marked off where we were and where we wanted to go, and gave some advice on how to get there and how long it'd take to walk. There's also a subway ("T") stop down the block by the parking garage, but we were able to walk whereever we wanted to go so we didn't take the T on this trip. Walking directly down Friend Street (the name of the street changes, but you just need to keep walking straight) takes you right to Faneuil Hall Marketplace in under 10 minutes. We were able to walk to Faneuil Hall, the North End, and the New England Aquarium without a problem.

One of the downsides is that there's no parking lot here, so you either have to take your chances with street parking (NOT recommended), or park in the nearby large parking garage, which is about a five-minute walk from the hotel. We were staying for three days and two nights, and didn't plan to drive our car around the city, so we had to leave it overnight. The very nice young lady behind the front desk gave us a pass that would guarantee $30 a night for parking ... however, when we went to get our car out of the garage, the garage attendant told us that we should've gotten a yellow sticker from the hotel clerk to get the deal. We just said to forget it, since it was too cold to walk back and it was only a difference of about $8, but our bill for about 48 hours was only $54, which was a lot less than we were expecting. Whether we miscalculated the costs or the garage attendant messed up, we don't know, but we just paid (it takes credit/debit cards, FYI) and went on our merry way.

Another downside is that there are several bars on the street, so we heard a lot of noise on Saturday night (typical college/drinking night), and Sunday night (the hockey game ended around 5 p.m., and there were still people in the bars aruond 10 p.m.). The noises and cheering were definitely audible within our room, but it wasn't so unbearable that we couldn't get some rest. Plus, we were tired, and so we were able to sleep through it on both nights without a problem.

It's definitely a wise move to stay here if you want to attend an event at the Garden. And if you don't mind walking a bit, it's a fine place to stay if you want to do some sightseeing nearby. We'll definitely look into it again the next time we go to Boston.

24/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Brian S.
This was possibly one of the worst hotels (or motels) that I ever have stayed at.  The first night we were there, there were no upgrades (Platinum member - since 2003).  The room was extremely cramped and very dirty, the view was horrible.  The next day with the upgrade, the room was bigger but the condition was still very poor and very dirty.  The wall mirror above the couch was propped up against the wall since the hanging hardware was still above the sofa.  There was hair (not ours) everywhere in the bathroom.  The view actually degraded.  We were in room 309 and it has NO external view, it looks out to a mechanical chase through the center of the building.  I am not certain how it even meets fire code.  There was what appeared to be a roof access at the second level, the first level was a flat roof with a lot of HVAC equipment on it.  The roof of the access had lots of garbage on top of it, including cardboard boxes from their on-going "renovations".  Both of  our rooms were "renovated".  Our view would make someone living in Beirut proud.  The only saving grace was that the staff was nice, but really had no ability in helping since the hotel was a giant painted TURD, that should not be allowed to carry the Holiday Inn name.  I would not stay in this place unless your only other choice is the Salvation Army Shelter, and then I would still have to think about it.

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Hillary B.
My husband and I stayed here on a Saturday night in December 2008 because some friends were having a party at DJ's by the Garden which is right down the street.  We like to come up to Boston every once in a while to see our friends and we like to take that time to take a 'mini vacation' and stay in a hotel too. I was very excited that there was a hotel on the same street at Dj's as I was planning on having a few drinks at DJs and did not want to have to drive or take a cab.

The hotel was very recently renovated and re-opened as a Holiday Inn Express.  The building was old and oddly shaped so the renovators did what they could to make the place look clean and modern...The ceilings in our room were very high but we did not get cold at all.  I always appreciate upgraded linens and a clean marble bathroom.

There was a Bruins game that night and when it let out a lot of people walked by the hotel. Didn't bother me that much though.  There's a popular pizza restaurant across the street that alot of people frequent after games too.

There's really no parking in the area, we ended up parking down the street in that huge garage-probably the Garden's garage for $30.  Pricey but we've gotten used it to it since we've started 'weekending in Boston'.

Overall I was pleased with the convenience this hotel offered us.  Last december we booked through the Holiday Inn website and got a room for around $100--the rates have gone up significantly since then though so I'm not sure if we'll stay there again this year.

30/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Tyler T.
Room was very welcoming, clean, and comfortable with all necessities. Staff was very friendly and breakfast area was very clean and cozy. The free breakfast is same as always...and free, so can't complain. Loved the location (short 5 minute walk to freedom trail, 100 yards from North Station subway, and less than a mile walk from downtown). If I am in Boston again, I'll stay here.

11/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Katrina W.
The hotel was quite nice and clean.  Had ever amenity  expected to include laundry service, fridge in the room.  You can't really beat the location, we were close to the hockey arena, trolly and metro stop which all within close walking distance. Also came with a complimentary breakfast.  I was not a huge fan of the selection. The best thing were the mini pancakes & fruit.

09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Julie B.
Great location!

Right across the street from the Garden and North Station, this hotel is a short walk away from the North End, Downtown, Harbor and Quincy Market.

The first time I came here was for my birthday and when I mentioned it to the concierge, she quickly upgraded our standard room to a suite. I was very grateful for that. The second time I was here was last weekend. The place was packed because there was a Celtics game Friday and a Bruins game early Saturday. Despite the sporting events and bars nearby, the noise level was pretty moderate.

The room are relatively nice. There is a mini kitchen in every room and the bathroom was clean. There are also flat screen LCD's in each room.

**One bad thing about this place is parking. I parked overnight at the "recommended" garage a couple streets over towards Faneuil Hall and spent about $80 to park for 14 hours. My suggestion is park at Ruggles ($6 for 24 hours on weekends) and take the Orange Line to North Station. Well worth the T commute. **

10/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Natalie S.
It was definitely not worth its price. If you're going to a game, definitely great locale. But my ceiling squeaked every time the person above me moved. EVERY TIME. Like a cheap apartment complex. The walls were very thin. Likewise, every sound from the hallway came into my room.  The bed was nice, but the room was kind of dingy. I'd say if you get a room for $130, maybe, but certainly not $228 I paid (which apparently was way better than their weekend rates of $300+). The "valets" stood in front of the door entry way and didn't flinch when I walked up, actually blocking my way in. Great customer service, guys. (sarcasm). Lose those guys and keep the front desk person, she was excellent. Wi-fi was reliable, and I enjoyed the complimentary lemonade and green apples in the lobby, very nice touch. Unfortunately these small things didn't add up to the cost of the hotel room when the negatives were taken into account.

The room was very, very small but I expected that being downtown of a large city.

Not a terrible hotel, just not worth the price they're asking for.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
8. Mike Z.
We ended up at the Holiday inn express due to underplanning our trip. Not wanting to spend a crazy amount on a hotel we wouldn't really be at, the holiday inn was a good fit. It is within walking distance of Quincy market, right across the street from the Garden and a $20 cab ride to the airport.

They let us check in around 11:30am when normal check in is 3pm, gave us directions to a couple spots we wanted to check out and were very friendly. The room had a nice king bed with a small kitchenette area with a mini fridge, microwave and sink.

Like the other reviews mentioned, there are bars across the street and you can definitely hear the sound in the room (we were on the 3rd floor) but hat didnt bother us. When we got up to the room, it was a bit stuffy and either opening a window or turning on the air conditioning would of gotten rid of it but neither worked. The air conditioning was set to 60 but it was around 80 in the room and would not get any cooler. We could of opened a window to cool it down but we couldn't get them open. Had we spent more time in the room, we would of complained about it but we didnt worry about it at all.

If we were staying in Boston again, I would check the holiday inn out again.

15/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Ken W.
Stayed here last weekend with the wife and our son who is up on a visit from Texas. Great location and the staff was friendly and cordial. The room was fine, nothing too fancy, didn't need anything fancy.

Only negative is the parking. Being new to the NE area, just have to remember that parking can be expensive. Would definitely look into staying here again when back for future visits.

24/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Dick H.
Great location - a block to Boston Garden, 4 to Quincy Market, 2 to North Station.  $25 to airport.
Great desk staff, very clean room.
'interesting' neighborhood.

27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Alan V.
Really nice HI Express in a great location.

Typical smaller rooms and amenities found in a historical building but nothing to cause any concerns.
Parking is pricey at the hotel so park down the street at Govt Center to save some $.

The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and changed our room (when they were sold out for the night) after we requested a fridge in the room.

Absolutely the best location to bar hop and see some great historical sights. We spent the entire weekend walking and our choice of great local spots to eat and drink.

Highly recommended for a weekend in Boston.

26/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Harold M.
I would NEVER EVER stay here again. The hotel has a musty smell throughout, the rooms are small and the housekeeping staff sucks, the a/c- heat vents haven't been cleaned in years, there is so much dust and grime on them it's disgusting.

There is one very slow elevator, the breakfast is gross, the coffee sucks, the beds are uncomfortable, the hotel is very loud as well.
Never again, seriously.....

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Charles C.
Great location if you're watching a game as you're right across the garden. Terrible place to sleep at night if you're not going to the game because of the noise. The rooms are rather large for a holiday inn express but thats due to the weird shape of the building. If you get an upgrade to a premium room, great! You now have a fridge and sink.

The area is rather quiet at night when there aren't any games going on. I've always felt safe having stayed there for 4 straight months on business. Besides from Qdoba and Subway, your only food options are sports bars.

27/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Jack N.
Worst of the worst. Currently, staying at the hotel and it's the hotel experience ever. There's no room service. The phone did not work at all. Had to use cell phone to call front desk. There's no free parking. Parking is expensive around this area. The price of the hotel doesn't match up with the quality of the hotel. ATTENTION! Worst experience at the front desk. Whoever worked on August 12, 2013 on the night shift should be fired! Worst customer service and a liar. Told us there was no extra blankets for our room. We paid for a two day stay over 600+ and there's absolutely nothing positive about this hotel. Well, maybe at least one, the view is nice. STAY AWAY!

12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
15. Rebecca M.
This place is great. It's clean, the people are very friendly. Great location. North Station T is right across the street. The Italian North End, Faniuell Hall & Quincy marketplace are all a 10-15 minute walk. The breakfast is good-nothing super fancy but it came with our stay & there's many options hot & cold. There's also a liquor store a block away. It's on the pricey side, but it was convenient. The room was a good size. Comfortable king bed, flat screen tv, leather chair & ottoman, big windows, desk & chair, a full sliding door closet with iron & ironing board, small bathroom but workable. I would stay here again!

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Sfo B.
Checked in to room 217 and it was terrible: the ceiling was leaking and at a couple of places black stains of mold (each as large as a dining plate and, yes, all wet) were staring at me above the bed (photos uploaded).

Contacted the front desk a couple of times and the response was to wait for the maintenance person to come up in an hour. Asked an agent at Egencia.com for help and when she called the front desk, she was told that "because it rained yesterday!" How does the rain leak to the second floor of the six floor building, and how does the mold grow so quickly in a day?

I was feeling sick from the mold and requested changing to Park Plaza Hotel. If I will be sick for an extended period of time, I would request a compensation from this hotel. How come the hotel does not notice this leak - it must have been there for days - and does not recognize the health risk of the mold?

I would sincerely hope that Holiday Inn does not endorse such a neglect of the health safety of the guests.

Update (11/2011): received a response from the hotel management that "the dust in the ceilings and walls created with the condensation dripping off the pipes caused some not so nice colored water to leak through the ceiling," "no mold issue was uncovered or found," "but it was something out of our control." This reminds me the airlines!

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. Margaret M.
Never, ever, in a million years did I ever think that I, a self proclaimed hotel snob, would be giving a Holiday Inn 4 stars. Yet after our recent stay, at this location only, and...don't get me wrong, they don't have a fancy spa, fitness area or restaurant but their rooms & service definitely meet the standards of some of the 4 & 5 star hotels that we have stayed in.

Upon arrival, in a newly renovated urban lobby, we were given a welcome bag with snacks, bottled water, fancy shampoo/conditioner sample, hair gel sample for the hus and a map of the area. This was such a nice touch, and something that I have never received from a hotel before. The clerk at the counter was friendly, helpful and explained all of the amenities (including free wi-fi) before showing us to our room.

Now, by room, I should say one bedroom apartment. The place was HUGE and included a bedroom, living room, kitchen and even a desk area by the window. Everything had obviously been recently renovated so the decor was very modern but cozy enough to make us feel at home. The living room furniture was comfortable, there were flat screens in all of the rooms, bathroom was large and functional and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. Best part was that the bed was extremely comfortable and even the bed linens were above the standard for this hotel chain.

My one and only complaint about this place was that the gym was really, really small. Luckily I was the only one in there, because you definitely couldn't fit more than two people comfortably. Other than that everything was perfect, and we will totally stay again.

09/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Juan V.
Staying in horror holiday inn express on 280 friend st., Boston. 1 hour into our stay in room 511 the a/c is not working. We make the report to the front desk and they send 2 fans. 3 hours later we return and the temp in the room is still warm. This time we do a face to face visit to the front desk. We asked for a room change, but the manager is not on the property, and because the reservation was made through booking.com , there is nothing they can do as far as credit is concerned, and because they are sold out... The next room change is not available till Wednesday!! Wait for it- guest elevator is not working. We are using the "cargo" elevator. The front desk is not empowered to do anything until the manager returns, which is tomorrow. You are not making it simple for us at all holiday-horror-inn on friend st., Boston! Horrible first day and we are stuck in this hole of horror till Sunday. I could have gotten a better cabin on the crossing of the mayflower.

14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
19. Amanda P.
Location!
We used this hotel for a Celtics game Jan/2012
Great walking distance to lots of fun attractions!
Bed was stiff but that is to be assumed in many hotels.
Over all great stay!

10/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Melynda H.
Please know that I did not stay at this property.  This review reflects my experience with reservations and the hotel front desk.
When I booked this hotel through reservations, I had a great experience.  It wasn't until later that I realized the following:
1.  The "suite" that I booked was only a large efficiency misrepresented as a suite online and by the reservation agent I spoke with when placing the reservation.  Which brings me to number 2....
2.  After a couple of days passed, I noticed that the rate for my room had decreased on the hotel's website, so I again called the hotel to inquire about their low rate guarantee.  The hotel's reservation dept. gave me a 1-800 number to call.  I called that number, which was automated, trying to pitch a completely different product.  
Again, I called the hotel's front desk and explained the situation.  When the front desk person looked up my reservation, she explained to me that she would revise my rate to reflect a lower price, but informed me that they did not have any suites with separate living room/bedroom arrangements, as I had originally been led to believe.  Also, she explained that she would rebook my room as a king "suite," as the layout would be better for us and advised me to call reservations directly to inquire about the low price guarantee.
3.  When I called reservations, the agent profusely apologized for all of the confusion.  Also, she explained to me the details of the low price guarantee, which were extremely confusing, and ended up not applying to our stay.  When she pulled up my reservation, she found that my reservation still reflected my original booking, instead of the King Suite the front desk had just "booked" for me moments prior.  
After all of this, I cancelled my reservation completely.  If it is this difficult just to book a few nights, no way am I entrusting them to my actual stay.

06/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
21. Renee G.
Booked this hotel two days before getting to Boston at a decent rate of ($213/night - weekend before July 4th).

Arrived right at check in and was told that we would be getting an upgrade from having two queen beds to a king bed suite (with kitchenette) since one of their rooms had been destroyed due to unruly patrons the week before -- AWESOME!

The room was nice and roomy for 5 people and the kitchenette had a sink, microwave & refrigerator with some disposable utensils.  The king bed was comfortable and had no problems with the pullout couch.  The bathroom was a decent size.. Clean except for the MINOR MINOR stain on the bath tub floor.

There was a good water pressure in the shower, the A/C worked well and overall no noise complaints (saw that many people here complained about noise but it didn't affect us since we were moreso located towards the inner part of the hotel).  There was free breakfast which is decent - it's a free meal you don't have to worry about so no complaining there! There's Free WiFi which is pretty fast as well.

The selling point of this for me was the GREAT LOCATION! 10 minute walk from Quincy Market/10 minute walk from the North End and if you're feeling ambitious, it's a comfortable 20-25 minute walk over to Back Bay. 5 minute walk to the subway(?) station and just across the street from the TD Garden.

Definitely would suggest this hotel if you need a place to crash! I'd come back and stay here again.

10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Caroline H.
Great location to the Garden, North End and Charlestown.  Train station across the street for all other parts of Boston.
Front Desk staff was very polite and very helpful.  They have a concierge that can help you plan your day.
Small rooms, but I think because it is an old building.

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Kyle A.
Great location for an event at TD Garden.  Breakfast was fantastic.  If you arrive in the dark, don't be discouraged from going out by the look of the neighborhood, there are plenty of nice bars very close.

Skip the valet and park yourself in the Government Center parking ramp (as long as they allow overnight parking); the valet just brings your car there anyway.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Theodore S.
Wife and I Looked for a place in Boston so we could walk to the places we wanted to go.  The staff was helpful & courteous.  Room larger than I expected and CLEAN.  Electric outlet right next to bed & easy to reach.  Stored my suitcase as we arrived about 11am and room was not ready.  Car parking fee for Sunday 11am to Monday at 1pm was I think $19.50, for Boston about the normal rate.  They stored my luggage again at checkout to take advantage of the parking until 1pm.  There is no "view" except a street or alley at this hotel so if you want a view, go somewhere else.    $159 for the night and glad I found it.  Carpet in main hallways need to be replaced but that was the one down side.   Good decent choices for breakfast included. Thumbs up!

07/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Jennifer K.
Location Location Location

Staying in Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden is just so convenient. Walking distance to most of the tourist attractions! And just 2 minute walk from North Station to both Green and Orange line!

Bars, restaurants, coffee shops and more all close enough to walk to.... I don't even need to hop on the T when I stay here most of the time.

I guess I was lucky or unlucky to miss all the night action and the rowdy crowds since no games were on during my stay....the area was just so quiet... too quiet? :)

The hotel though a little bit dated and in need of renovation but at least everything is clean and functioning well.

Free daily breakfast in the lobby... I have not take advantage of as I am not into breakfast and I rather have a good cup of Americano just up the street at Equal Exchange Cafe.

I will definitely stay at this hotel again next time when I am in town, as long as the price is right!!

Free WIFI with password worked perfectly during my stay... I am a happy camper!!!

04/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Elizabeth C.
At check in we were told the hotel was working to boost its ratings online so we have been treated like kings all day. Thank You notes for staying were presented at check in and in our room, we were given bottled water and candy as well as fruit in the room for being Priority Members and Amy, at the front desk, was a pleasure assisting with our bags to helping us find the most "baby friendly" activities in the city.

The only thing preventing a five start review was the size of our room. Because infants require so much stuff event for the shortest of trips we were a little cramped.

27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Nicole R.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!

This hotel is located directly across from the TD Garden. Walking distance to Faneuil Hall, North End, a block to the train, and various bars and night clubs if you're into that sort of thing.

Check in was a little difficult as we checked in around 4pm and the front desk clerk had no idea which rooms were cleaned and had to use a walkie talkie to check with the cleaning staff to see where we'd be able to stay. This took a few minutes which is a little annoying especially where their check out time is at 11am which would have left ample time for the cleaning staff to make their rounds.

After checking in we then went to grab the elevator which was painfully slow. The wait for the elevator is significantly longer if it's during the complimentary breakfast time as well. We ended up staying at the top floor which was a bit of a hike via stairs. I will say the breakfast offerings were pretty tasty and seemed fresh. There were abundant offerings which were replenished frequently. The staff were very nice and the complimentary citrus water in the lobby was also a nice touch.

The room was large and comfortable. Modern amenities were available and even had USB charge ports for the phone/Ipad. Free wifi was a great feature as well. We stayed on an off night with nothing going on at the Garden so the fee for the room was really reasonable. I would definitely stay again, i'd probably just ask for a room lower down so i can opt for the stairs.

11/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Karla G.
I have to give this place five stars because of the location. It's PERFECT for going to a game or a concert at TD Garden or to be near the T, Faneuil, and the north end. There are so many restaurants and bars in the areas so it's pretty easy to walk out of the hotel without directions or a place in mind and walk a minute or two and already have 2-3 options. Other than that, the hotel service has been great both times we stayed there and the valet is quick and painless as far as parking in Boston goes. I plan to choose this hotel every time I visit. It's in a safe area, next to TD Garden and restaurants, and it's close to the T... You can't go wrong..

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Derek A.
I have stayed here twice now - the first time was about a year and half ago for two nights while traveling for business and I was really impressed. I had a huge room with big windows overlooking Causeway street and the Boston Garden area.

This time we were originally put into room 304, and to be honest, it was one of the worst hotel rooms I've ever been in. All we had were two small windows up near the ceiling and all we could see is the brick wall of the building next to us. With almost no natural light, all we had was the glare of the CFL bulbs in the fixtures. And while the room was clean, it was cramped and had a few issues - the vanity int he bathroom was loose (the whole thing), outlets were limited, and one of the ones most easily accessible was so worn that nothing stayed plugged in. Oh, and the tub didn't really drain.

If I was just there on business, I would have just let it go, but I used a bunch of points to get the room for a weekend with my wife, and I'm a platinum IHG member so I mentioned something to the front desk and they moved us to the 5th floor. The move was taken care of by housekeeping and while still not as good as the room I had a year and a half earlier, it was better the the first one we were given. Still small windows, but we could see sky and had more light! And the room was a suite, so we had a couch to sit on and a small fridge to keep water cold.

The staff is super friendly, it is a VERY convenient location for anything at the Garden or in that part of Boston (and close to North Station, and walking distance to the North End and Fanieul Hall), and the rooms are OK - just some are better than others and if you get a good one, it is hard to beat.

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07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Neska T.
First off this review might offend people and might get off topic but covers the basic. If you have a sense of humor please enjoy.

My friend and I stayed at the express for 3 nights. The location was great being that it was only a block from the nearest T station and plenty of places to eat. The concierge always came THRU with directions for which line to get on and which stop to get off. The staff was very generous in our comfort ability, occasionally COMING THRU with chips, beef jerky and gatorades. You thirsty? They have complimentary ice cold cucumber water in the lobby. Sure the elevators smelled like asshole, but whatever. We can't have everything. The cleaning service even took the time to clean our fucked up rooms. Thank you Rosaline(probably not her real name.)
The rooms were very cute & comfortable, we luckily had the front view of the hotel so we could see the authentic streets of Boston (only Friends st). We felt like we were some MOB bitches since all we heard was sirens in the morning and at night, but that did not bother us one bit. If you're really anal or a light sleeper then do not stay in DOWN TOWN WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?!
Breakfast is obv complimentary and small but some of it tasted like asshole no offense. The only thing I could probably eat was the bacon, sausage and yogurt. It was at least something to get by so didn't mind at all.
Holla at Duke(night  auditor I think) and Lakeisha, they're HILARIOUS and make you feel like FAMILY!
If you ain't got no toothbrush come THRU. Duke hooks it up. Just don't come to his "house" (HOTEL) at 3 am. You should be in bed by 9 (He cares for you like a true father).
Ever forget your shoes when you have a job interview? Don't worry. Keisha knows the store hours and the way to TJMaxx. She was a huge help to us and thankfully we made it to the interview on time!
Overall the we enjoyed our stay and their company! Hopefully we get to see their beautiful faces sooner or later!

If you want to go dance:
You bitches wanna get crunk? Go to HURRICANE OREILLYS.
It is walking distance and there will be a scarf boy that will wrap his warm scarf while you're fucking dancing he comes thru tho. You'll also be presented with a handshake. DONT DO IT. Unless you want to be harassed all night by men in scarves dancing to Macklemore and Kesha.
If you're a bad dancer, this is the place to be bc none of these white people can dance for shit, this is the place to let loose and get crazy.

02/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0