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Midtown Hotel in Boston, MA

Midtown Hotel in Boston, MA


The Midtown Hotel blends comfort and convenience with afford ability. With Boston at your door step this moderately priced hotel is nestled in the heart of Boston's Back Bay just steps away from Symphony Hall The Prudential Center The Christian Science Center and Copley Place. The near by Prudential Subway Station provides easy access to the rest of downtown Boston and the North End.

This retro style hotel is within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts Fenway Park and the elegant Newbury Street restaurants and boutique shops. Guest rooms feature wireless internet cable television and coffee makers. Other hotel amenities include: a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and patio modest function space and The Midtown Hair Salon. The Midtown Hotel is also 100% non-smoking.


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Rating: 3.02

Address: 220 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115
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Comments (43):

1. Andy S.
The Midtown Hotel is a fantastic find in the city! The building itself is definitely a little worn and dated, but the staff at the front desk and concierge desk were surprisingly cheerful and enthusiastic.

You may easily pass by this hotel without noticing it. It's a low building with parking tucked underneath. I've heard this is some of the cheapest hotel parking in the city at $14/day. (They seemed pretty relaxed about the fee: we stayed a little past checkout time, with their permission, and they didn't charge us an extra day's parking.) The hotel is located in a prime location 1 block from the Symphony Station T stop and a good little breakfast cafe (no food or restaurant at the hotel), the Prudential Center, walking distance to Newbury Street and many other fun downtown attractions.

The room and bathroom were clean and updated and had a view of the Christian Science church and Huntington Ave. We could barely hear the traffic, but the church bells were pleasant in the morning.

One major issue with our room (and others, I assume): because the parking is underneath the rooms, the floor in our room was incredibly cold and thick ice built up on the *inside* of our single-pane window in the morning. The forced air duct near the ceiling couldn't quite get the warm air down to the floor without really cranking it up. In their defense, the temperature that day was 7 degrees, but the newer Hampton-Inn we stayed at the following night had no problems. You get what you pay for.

All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel as an inexpensive way to stay at the heart of the city without sacrificing too much. We booked our room through a travel site that got us our room for about $80/night, but I believe they typically run $120. This was a great find, and we'd stay here again!

20/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Arvind N.
Between the inadequate shower water pressure, flaky Internet, lack of a restaurant and broken vending machines, what's not to like?

In spite of the shitty experience, the fact is that this hotel is significantly cheaper than anything else in this expensive neighborhood, so if you're on a budget and the location is important to you then Midtown might be your best bet.

13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Christian L.
Old and dated, but clean and friendly.

$99 weekday prices/$120 weekend during a Red Sox home stand in June. One of the best rates in town. 2 blocks from Prudential center & T. Opposite direction 1 block Symphony Hall & T.

And the garage has Zip cars!

02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Emily D.
I stayed one night too long at this hotel. I booked a room here with a friend from out of state. It was for her birthday and we weren't really planning on spending much time in the hotel. Thank God! I felt like I was back in the 70's!  There is nothing fancy in the room but a bed, tv, and a table with a chair. I guess that's all you really need right? Ehhhh...
Midtown Hotel.. you need an upgrade.. desperately!
There are some good things about this hotel. It's in the middle of a great area.. Prudential Mall, Copley Mall, many different restaurants, a few streets away from Newbury Street. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is a few blocks away.

I would suggest this hotel only if you get an awesome deal and don't plan on being in the hotel for more than just sleeping.

FYI: Parking is $18..but still is cheaper than other hotels in the area.

04/11/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
5. Thompson L.
The picture for the hotel (on hotels.com ) is deceiving.  The actual hotel looks more like a roadside 70's motel.  The carpets were stained, the bathroom had a weird moldy stench and the bath towels were over bleached.  I'm glad I only had to stay one night... there's no doubt it was convenient and the service was ok... but the hotel is old and outdated and in dire need of some updating.

28/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Jennifer F.
We have stayed here periodically over the last 20 years.  We make side trips to Boston every few summers on the way to visit family in Western Mass.  Now that I rely on Yelpers' reviews, I figured I owe it to write my own.  I have perused all the previous posts and agree with a lot of what has been said.  You cannot beat the location and price!!! The staff is very polite and eager to help.  I have never experienced a shabby room.  The bedding is clean, the beds are comfortable, the carpeting is new, the TV is a decent sized flat screen, the bathroom had no mold or mildew, and the water pressure is good!  Did I say I love the location?!  The T station that takes you to the North End is at the end of the block.  Newbury Street is a 3 block walk.  A negative is that the walls are pretty thin.  During our most recent visit, I could hear the tv in the next room--all night.  Glad that is only a tv that I hear.  Didn't disturb my husband or son but I'm a restless sleeper.  Also, the way the bathroom is oriented, there is no door to the vanity area.  Just a door to the toilet/shower.  So, if you want to turn the light on in the bathroom, it illuminates the whole room.  Not good if you want to make use while others are sleeping.  We do not rent a car while in Boston so the $22/night parking doesn't apply however, a family member met us for dinner and I told them to find metered street parking as it is free after 8pm, rather than tell him to park in their lot for $20/visitor as we walked to dinner.  WiFi is available by the hour, day or week.  We paid $9.95/24 hours.  Will definitely come back, unless I win the lottery!

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Ivan R.
Here goes...

The map didn't lie, I picked up a really affordable room for the week at Expedia...It is walking distance from the Hynes Convention Center...Plenty to eat, plenty of nightlife around, etc...I cant complain about the location at all for my needs.

I arrived at the hotel and received a level of customer service that it is rare to experience in any business, especially in a 2-3 Star Hotel...I haven't heard that many "please & thank yous" from anyone person within a 5 minute period EVER...very polite, service oriented, etc...even offering help with my bags, etc...

And then, the BUT happens...you leave the front desk to go to your room and realize that you need to take the stairs and a trip down the hall to get to the elevator.  Just to clarify, NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE...

I hunt for my room, and without some serious exploring, room 236 isn't easy to find...the sign from the elevator doesn't include 236 in it's directions...WTF

Get to the room after a long day of coast to coast travel...and there's skidmarks in the toilet...Come On!!

I almost got over that as I looked for the TV...why is in not in front of either bed...it was literally on the opposite side of the room -- like you're suppose to watch it from the desk/table.  I'm glad I have 20/15 vision!!

I couldn't stop complaining...especially because it kept getting weirder...I looked at the interior wall (next to the entrance/door) and noticed that there was a pair of open curtains hung there...it would make you curious too I'm sure and then I realized that the curtain is there because this is not a wall, this is a bizzare, translucent window...you could see people's silhouettes pass by...Really, WTF!!??

And why is there no trash can in my room?  Why is there a bar of soap for the sink and not an extra for the shower??  Why is the maid playing games with the towels??  

Oh well, at least it doesn't smell like cigarettes...
And like I said, the front desk staff was nice...
And it was walking distance to the Hynes Convention Center...

It's just everything else that sucked!!

03/04/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
8. Matt R.
What's an antonym for the word "boutique"?

I think if the Midtown Hotel can hold out another 20-30 years, it will qualify for museum status.

I kind of liked staying here. Everything in my room screamed, "Holiday Inn 1986!" The location is good. And at $170 a night during peak convention season, it had the other great benefit, an available room. I just couldn't say no.

It's functional, and just judging from the looks of the rooms, it's as clean as it needs to be.

04/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Lisa B.
Ok, sure, quirky 60s look and feel, but it is clean, well priced and has a friendly staff.  Love the complimentary toiletries - since you can't bring toothpaste on a plane in carry-on anymore. The front desk even dug up some wire cutters for us to borrow so my son could snip his guitar strings after re-stringing the instrument. When I made the reservation I accidentally took one night when I needed two. The hotel adjusted the reservation over email. There is no refrigerator - but oh well. Lots of towels - room smells fine (and I am super sensitive to musty smells). Walls are a little thin - bunch of giggling girls next door but they in turn have to put up with my son's guitar practice. I would easily stay here again.

30/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Red D.
Ehhh. For $189 I expected a little more....like a TV with more than 50% working channels. Actually I guess that's the only thing that pissed me off. The place is a little dumpy, or maybe just not updated in a couple decades, but the a/c blows cold and the staff is friendly. $22/day parking is under the hotel so thats nice. The subway is across the street. Our room was pretty spacious, small beds and bathroom and the toilet seat is made for a toddler. I'd probably stay here again, I guess.

20/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Azim H.
i stayed here for 3 nights.
pros: one block away from the T,  and in middle of the city.
cons: the hotel is way too simple, there are no fridge  or microwave in the room, the tv doesnot work at all, the bed are hard as rocks, the pillows are extremely uncomfortable.

20/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
12. Lydia N.
I came here with a couple friends and spent two nights in Boston.  The total was about $180 for 2 nights for 4 people? Pretty inexpensive.  

The location is about a 1-2 block walk from a subway station - pretty convenient.  It's also next to a cute cafe and the mall, so you don't need to wander very far for decent food.  

Everyone else's reviews about how dated this place looks are right on. I think the most modern looking thing in the room was the TV. Despite the old style, the room was really spacious, clean, and comfortable.  My only complaint was the lighting. There were some wall lights and a floor lamp, but there was no over-head lighting. I guess its an old building and would take quite an effort to rewire.  

The people there were totally sweet. When we were browsing through the maps, one of the guys there asked us where we were going and marked up our path for us. Cute.

11/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Christopher B.
My wife and I stayed here for one night to catch a game at Fenway Park. This hotel was clean, convenient, offered free parking, and everybody at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Next time I visit Boston, we will stay here again!

14/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Radhika M.
Thanks for letting me use your bathroom while walking home tonight! Nice staff.

30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Christina O.
The floor in my room was wet from the air unit leaking down on it. Didn't like that. The air/heat units in general are old/outdated. The hotel needs a makeover.
It bothered me that no one on the staff offered to help with luggage when walking up the short flights of stairs getting from the lobby to the main hallway.

I did not think that hotel was worth what I paid. I could have gotten a 4 star hotel for the same price and way cleaner.

The only pro is the location--it's very centrally located and close to public transit.

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
16. Becky R.
I should've known this place was going to be a nightmare when my friends and I were chit chatting in the hall on our way out, and some absolute lunatic of a woman opened her door and screamed out "YOU GUYS NEED TO BE QUIET, THIS IS A HOTEL!!!!!"  Excuse me, lady?  We were in the hall for a grand total of 10 seconds before we got to the stairwell, and within that time she decided to tell us that talking is somehow forbidden.

ANYWAY, we get back to the hotel and the four of us in there are joking around and talking with two friends who came back (six people total in the room, only four actually talking because two are sleeping), and lo and behold, we get a call from the front desk saying we are being too loud and the neighbors next door are complaining.  We are a little confused because we're not talking particularly loud and it's a HOTEL, where people, you know, talk and stuff, but we say we'll keep it down.

We go down to a whisper and about 20 minutes later we get a knock on the door saying that this is our second warning and with that, we need to leave or the police will be called  Our two friends leave, and I call the front desk letting them know that we're going to bed and that's the end of it.  Clearly, the people next door are insane.

About 10 minutes after we turn off the lights, we realize that the people on our OTHER side are screaming and yelling and you can not only hear them perfectly through our wall, but you can hear them out into the hall.  I understand that the walls are thin, but this was ridiculous.  I go over next door to ask them to be quiet, because they were the reason we were constantly getting called.  The crazy lady to our left clearly thought we were the ones screaming and yelling, yet instead of actually going outside of her room to check it out, just continually called the front desk screaming and yelling like a psycho.

So anyway, I am greeted by a group of 20-somethings who are all half naked and clearly having some sort of orgy/makeout fest...who the hell knows.  I explain the situation to them, ask them to be quiet, and one of the guys proceeds to pull down his pants and - I SHIT YOU NOT - swing his dick at me for a solid 10 seconds.  I'm not even kidding when I say I can't make this stuff up.

A little confused and desperately wanting to go to sleep, I go back to my room after they say they'll keep it down.  Yet the SECOND I get into the room, our telephone rings again saying that this is our third warning and they're calling the police.  by this time, everyone in my room is dead asleep, so I run down to the front desk to plead with them to let us stay.

The ONLY good thing about this situation is that the staff was ridiculously nice and understood this lady was batshit nuts.  She was literally sent from the depths of hell to make my life miserable, and she BANGED ON OUR DOOR at 8 a.m. to try to yell at us, which obviously resulted in my screaming back that if she took the time to figure out what was actually going on, she would've realized she was making our lives hell for no reason.  

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T STAY HERE.  The walls are RIDICULOUSLY thin and you're setting yourself up to have another demon-woman trying to get the police called on you every hour of the night.  Seriously, to the person reading this, if I were speaking to you in person I would get down on my hands and knees and beg you from the crevices of my heart that you don't do something so miserable to yourself by booking a room at this hotel.  Just...I can't even.

05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. David G.

28/07/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
18. Michael J.
Nothing in Boston is really cheap, but for $200/night I expected more. $20 for parking  was pretty great though and the afternoon concierge, younger guy, was extremely helpful.

22/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
19. Lauren L.
Most comfortable bed ever, I don't want to get out of it and I'm contemplating calling them next week to see where I can buy their linens. Our stay here has been adequate, very affordable and close to everything. Yes, the lobby is not the most glamorous, yes the bathroom is extremely tiny and the weird built in dresser was crazy outdated, but we were pleased with our stay and had a great view of the reflecting pool across the street. Ultimately if you are planning a honeymoon or a glam bachelorette party, this may not be your top pick, but if you're like us and came to the city to explore with the only intention of using your room for showers and sleep then it's perfect. Close to the Orange and green lines, quick walk to newbury and blocks from where the duck tour loads

27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Bethany E.
Hot, crappy, old, and not cheap for what you get. Also- told me the room was paid for on the phone but when I arrived it was just the "deposit" and made me rub it on a different card. Terrible place. Fees for parking and Internet. Avoid.

01/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
21. Roger R.
Not sure how anyone finds this place acceptable. It's old. It's filthy. It smells. Stains on carpets in the halls and the rooms. Stains on the chairs and bed in the room. Dog hair everywhere. Some kind of yellow nastiness on the bath tub. I don't appear to have any kind of environmental controls in the room since the boxes on the wall are smashed. It's about 85 degrees in the room, so combining that with the smell is just awesome. Time to go check out and see if I can get my money back.

05/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
22. Dave M.
$10/day for WiFi. Charging for WiFi should be a crime. Walls are really thin. Place is acceptably clean, although old and outdated. Definitely better values around the area.

31/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
23. Stanley M.
3/3/2011 Update... was contacted my Todd Sankey, manager of the Midtown Hotel who has assured me that the issues I've delineated will be addressed. So, in the future I hope visitors will have a different experience.  

A mixed value: Super friendly staff, cheap rates and in close proximity to some fantastic Boston stuff. MAJOR CAVEAT, tho... hotel is dated and frayed at the edges. My room was literally falling apart. 1) Moldy walls in the bathroom 2) Windows suffering from aluminum rot WITH HOLES in them. 3) Paper thin walls. There were students all over the hotel rehearsing Cellos and Violins for an audition. Mind you, it was pleasant music, but if you're picky it might drive you up a wall. 4) DIRTY vents in the bedrooms. Doesn't anyone dust? 5) OK, minor point... I notice that their elevator inspection certificate is dated Oct. 2010... and it's a NINETY day TEMPORARY certificate. 6) The toilet in my room cycled every ten-twelve minutes 7) lastly, the heat didn't function properly in my room.

So... stay there if you don't mind the super funky (and I mean FUNKY) "atmosphere." I wasn't that picky, but next time I'll be staying elsewhere.

Oh, one plus... it's not listed on the bedbug registry!

23/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. India J.
Cheap, clean, great location.  That's really all I need in a hotel.

Yes it's dated.  Yes, the walls are thin.  Yes, the mattress was old, saggy and creaky.  But if you're looking for a place with a good location that isn't ridiculously expensive, this is it.

08/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Patrick P.
Stayed at the Midtown over a trip to Boston, The Hotel is all in all a great deal with an awesome location. Not a resort or destination hotel by any means... I am writing this review because of the awesome staff. Specifically Gil at the front desk maybe the day manager? He was very helpful and made our entire trip that much better.A+ Would stay here again!

10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Spencer N.
I have this hotel two stars because it is almost centrally located to everything. However, their customer service is horrific.

I had to use the restroom but had no toilet paper. So we called for them to bring is some. It took them almost 20 minutes!!!

Also something was wrong with our tv and we asked them to fix it or to just give us a new one. It never got done, even though I asked them to take care of the issue 5 separate times.

Also this is an older hotel so don't be surprised with the old furnishings. This hotel also does not provide free wi-fi.

05/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
27. W K.
I don't understand how this place can stay in business. They charge similar prices to all the other hotels nearby these days and offer a really unacceptable product. Outdated, in need of repair, dirty carpets, animal hair on the chairs... enough said. Renovations would make this place a perfect location and stay

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
28. Brad M.
this place was exactly what we're looking for. A place close to the convention center in downtown Boston that was convenient, affordable, and 1/5 the price of area hotels. if you're looking for luxory this isn't the place for you, but if you're looking for a comfortable and convenient hotel you're not gonna find anything better. I would definitely stay again.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Jannette P.
OK, good enough for a night's sleep, but not outstanding. Decor is outdated. Easy to get lost and confused with the layout. Bathroom really small. Internet and parking are not free. We had a face and hand towel and they had sketchy brown stains all over them, despite appearing to have been washed. Our bathtub floor wasn't attached to the tub, it had air pockets and buckled in places, making it a little unbalanced and freaky. Not sure I'd go back.

08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
30. Stephen G.
Stayed 4 nights for a family baseball and birthday get together. Clean, comfortable, good sized room.

The best part of this stay was after we left. Got a call from the hotel as we waited for the train to Logan saying we had left a bunch of stuff in the room. We told the gentleman it was just a styrofoam cooler and some other junk we had bought during our stay. Didn't think anything more about it until 4 days later when I asked my partner what he had done with some clothes I had brought that I also wore to work. I just assumed they had been in the weekend laundry. We both realized at that moment that was the stufff the gentleman from the hotel was referring to!

It was midnight central time when I called the hotel front desk. The young man that answered the phone was extremely pleasant (as all the staff is) and told me that yes, they do save stuff they find left in rooms. He told me to call back in the morning and they could connect me with housekeeping where they keep lost and found items. I called back the next day, was transferred to housekeeping and actually spoke with the staff member that had discovered the clothes. She described to a T what was in the closet, told me she would bring them to the front desk and they would UPS us the items.

All I can say is WOW! That's a level of customer service you just don't find anymore in such a large metropolitan area. I really expected to call and be told that the clothes were gone for good.

Not the most luxurious place, yes. Not the most up-to-date, yes. But a great value for what you spend, close to everything in downtown Boston, and customer service not seen in years. Well worth a stay and yes, we will be staying there again!

14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Amelia M.
Great location (right in the financial district) for the price. We paid $100 for a Sunday night. As others said, it's a very basic hotel but that's not a bad thing! How much time do you really spend in a hotel, anyway?

We checked in around 2am after a football game (GO PATS!) but were greeted with two friendly front desk/valet young people. They didn't charge for parking since we got there so late. The guy checking us out the next morning noticed and said "Then I won't either." and winked. It's the little things

Our room was HUGE and very clean.
The beds were a little hard but the pillows were great (the pillows are what matter to me).

I would definitley stay again.

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Markus G.
The place is very outdated especially the bathrooms need attention. Ours had a huge gap between the wall and the tube. The tube was also very bouncy, make it very easy to slip. The layout of the hotel is like a maze and the staff are like zombies.

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
33. Travis H.
Great location and staff were so amazingly helpful for my whole group. It is an older hotel so don't expect the Ritz but would stay here again in a heart beat.

28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Tricia W.
Recently, I was in Boston for a conference and needed a quick overnight. I found the Midtown and knew it was one of the smaller older hotels but needed a room. I was pleasantly surprised. Granted it was dated, but my room was comfortable and clean and probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The parking was convenient and the hotel was just a quick walk to the train. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

02/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. J L.
Chill out everyone, This place is decent for the price while its still standing! Stop moaning...Go try to find ANYTHING even close to their prices in the area. Yes, it's dated, and a bit shabby, but they are not going to spend money on a structure that will soon be leveled...However, the rooms are actually larger than most in the city. It's a gem from a bygone era, soon to be demolished because the real estate it's sitting on is absolutely priceless and we will likely see a high tower Hotel or Condominium complex that will take it's two story place very soon...

24/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Leslie L.
My parents stayed here for 5 nights the long July 4th weekend.  They have stayed here before, and waaay back in 1997, my mom and I stayed here when we came to Boston to look at colleges.  That was 16 years ago, whoah... anyways...

I wish my parents stayed here more often.  They usually stay at La Quinta in Somerville because of the free breakfast and free parking, and it's usually a little cheaper, but I like this place.

This place reminds me of the movie Catch me if you Can (except for there's no Leo wah).  It's very retro, but kept fresh because the people who run this hotel take very good care of it.

No, this place isn't fancy.... but at these prices, of course not.  But, it's clean, it's fresh, and there is a pool and there is self-park.  I must admit that the weather was 96 degrees all weekend, and I would have loved to spend time in the pool, but I have a sadly high level of what I will call "bathing suit anxiety", so I rarely partake in bathing-suit type activities.  Regardless, the pool has been well kept up, AND they have a lifeguard.  For people with children, you're NOT GOING TO GET that ANYWHERE ELSE in this city.  I think that is a really high class thing to do, to spend the money on a lifeguard so people can safely have a 2nd set of eyes and ears.

The place is pet-friendly, and I think there is a fee.  The room had powerful air conditioning (thank goodness, it was hot out there!) and the housekeepers did a pretty good job refreshing the room each day as well.

I also want to give props to the attentive staff in the lobby.  I have a greyhound who has never escaped me, but he somehow slipped through the hotel room door when my mom was leaving the room for something.  He bolted down the twists and turns down the hallway, and HAD THE CONCIERGE NOT STOPPED HIM, he would have bolted through the double doors and into Huntington Avenue.  It was a wakeup call for me, because he's never even tried to escape me.

I love the staff here.  They always greet you when you come in and leave, and it's very old-timey, old-fashioned in how they provide service.

LOVE THIS HOTEL.  I included a pic of my dog taking a little nappy nap on the bed.

I worked in hotel management in Boston years ago (Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Commonwealth), and I actually believe that for your money, this is, without a doubt, the best hotel in the city, for people who don't to spend their entire paycheck for 2 nights in the city of Boston.  Honestly, this place is good.  All the 1 review/1 star reviews, ignore those.  This place is good value with great people.  That's all I care about, and that's what most people who aren't fancypants and/or rich care about too.  Check 'em out!

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Kimberly B.
This was the most inexpensive hotel I could find in Boston. With our AAA discount we paid $101 and change for our Saturday night stay. The hotel staff was very friendly, and helpful. We are going to a concert at TD Garden and when we asked about taxis and the man at the desk gave us instructions for the subway to save us a lot of money. The room is warm and cozy. The beds were nicely made, extremely comfy. And the pillows, amazing!! They have free wifi and many channels to choose from on a flat screen tv. The whole place smells clean and fresh. I only wish the room had a small fridge and microwave. However we improvised and set our leftovers between the curtains and the window, where it's nice and cold this January night. Still an excellent deal. We will definitely be staying here again for our next visit to Boston.

24/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Des T.
I can't give this hotel more four stars because it is old but I would definitely stay here on my next visit.

The location of this hotel is great! Just a minutes-walk to great shopping and great restaurants. If you have any questions just ask the front desk staff. Thanks to their bell-boy, who was working when we got there, we saw and experienced the most of what we were looking for in the shortest time possible!

Rollaway beds are free, daily parking is very affordable and their outdoor pool gets them bonus points! Even though I would love it if this hotel was newer and shinier, I would not wanna give up the affordability they offer!

So I'd like to take time to thank The Midtown Hotel for hanging in there as the most affordable hotel in Boston!

28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Saori E.
Nothing really wrong with this place, but it does feel very dated. They seem due for a renovation and an upgrade of furniture, but I guess they have no reason to, since they are the last remaining affordable hotel in a convenient location.

The staff is very friendly and helpful.
WiFi wasn't free, but I got it for work. Unfortunately, the connection wasn't very strong.

Fun fact: Scenes from Ted were filmed here! If it's good enough for Mark Wahlberg to pretend he stayed here, it's good enough for me!

24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Joe B.
One of the worst hotel internets ever! They offer 2 tiers. Guest network is free. It maxes out at around 1.5 down IF you can get it to work! Many random drops/disconnects. I tested the connection around the hotel, walking down the hallways, with similar results. This is also my second stay here in a year, with no improvement over my last stay. The "Premium connection" ($9 a day) isn't really any better. It taps out at around 3 down, with similar disconnection issues. Yes, I did try tech support. He didn't seem interested in investigating the dropout issues for me.
The clerk comped me the "high speed" connection, but at the end of the day, it didn't help, because neither of the two devices I had could maintain a working connection!

14/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
41. Joe K.
Nice hotel for the price.  Customer service was great...although a little overworked. Great location! One mile to Fenway with lots of restaurants and nightlife. The room was spacious and bright with a well-kept shower with good water pressure but the room smelled musty but the rug outside the bathroom was wet. Outdoor pool. Free parking if you have tickets to a Red Sox game.

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Liz W.
The motto printed across my keycard proclaimed Midtown to be "The Most Convenient Hotel in Boston!" which I feel is a totally accurate representation of what you're going to get when you stay here. The Symphony Hall is the next block over, you're 3 blocks from Newbury St., and the T is easily accessible. The room rates are almost insanely reasonable given the great location, and there is a reason for that. It's obvious that the Midtown hasn't been updated in a very long time, and the rooms and furnishings do show their age. I have absolutely no complaints about the cleanliness of the room -- the bed linens and towels were spotless, and the carpet was somewhat worn, but clean. However, some of the other furniture was in bad shape -- the chairs had some stains on the cushions, the curtains had a large hole in them, and the TV was ancient. Also, the wifi access was spotty and slow, and I ended up having to use my mobile hotspot for internet access most of the time.

If all you want from a hotel is a decent place to sleep and keep your stuff while you head out and do stuff in Boston, you probably won't find a much better option than the Midtown in the price range. If the "hotel experience" matters to you, however, you may want to look elsewhere.

Personally, I was comfortable here and thrilled with how close it was to everything. I don't usually spend a lot of time in the hotel room, so I don't see the point in spending a load of money on accommodations. I definitely wouldn't have a problem staying here again.

03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Paul R.
In the category of low price central accommodations in a big city this is five stars.

Sheltered parking adjacent to the lobby.

Large comfortable rooms


Efficient and well-staffed front desk.

We paid $129 on Saturday night.

I laugh when people who did not want to shell out three times as much for a brand name hotel say, "cheap hotel, no amenities".  Bring your own chocolates and put them on your pillow.

22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0