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The Boxer Boston Hotel in Boston, MA

Specialties

Strongly independent and passionately unique, The Boxer Hotel channels the spirit of Boston, a classic New England city steeped in heritage, culture, and intellectualism. Occupying the city's historic Flatiron Building on the western edge of Bulfinch Triangle, our Boston boutique hotel exudes relaxed sophistication with an urban industrial chic design that draws inspiration from the city's New England roots. With our elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, smart amenities, and central location close to the neighborhoods of North End, Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, The Boxer engages leisure and business travelers alike to experience the true essence of Boston--a metropolitan city with a small-town vibe.

History

Established in 2013.

Boston is a city rich with culture and tradition.  History can be felt in the crisp Boston air and with so many universities, Boston isn't focused on hip, but on intellectualism.  An east coast city known for great accents, devout sports fans and a neighborhood, small town feel -- Boston is all of these things and more. Stay at The Boxer, a downtown Boston Hotel, and be close to all the action. Our Boston hotel is near TD Garden, Boston Commons, Faneuil Hall & more!

 

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Rating: 3.61

Address: 107 Merrimac Street, Boston, MA, 02114
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Comments (82):

1. David G.
a modern hotel with a nice wine bar in the lounge area. had a nice stay in boston for evening. not far from all the downtown area stuff and a great staff that was very nice to us after we got lost.

24/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. opqr s.
The hotel was in a perfect location for us.  Walking distance to the North End, the TD Garden, Freedom Trail, and the T.  Modern but small rooms.  Loved the comforter and the shower.  With the exception of one employee, all the hotel staff were friendly.

11/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. M K.
I didn't expect much, due to Bulfinch's price tag.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by my visit.  The room was small but beautiful and clean.  Very comfy bed - I wanted to steal the mattress, comforter, and pillows.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  Will definitely stay here again!

29/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. spencer k.
This is a really nice boutique hotel for a very reasonable price. Rooms range from $150ish to low $200's, and if you're looking for a well-designed room with elegant and even a bit SEXY furnishings, and you don't want to spend the money that Eliot, Onyx, XV, or Nine Zero require, the Bulfinch is a great way to go. Modern design, white on white linens, plush pillows, padded headboard, funky architectural elements included. The building looks like a smaller sibling of New York's Flatiron, and the rooms that occupy the nose of the building are their junior suites, which is where we stayed.

There is no spa, pool, or gym, and the lobby is nice but small, so the real attraction is the rooms and the price. Location is good too--walking distance from Government Center, Quincy Market, and maybe Beacon Hill (though that may be a hike). There is a good-looking steak restaurant w/ bar off the lobby, and they might provide the hotel with room service, but I'm not sure. Guest service was great; they allowed us a late checkout and were prompt with our requests.

I give them 5 stars not because they're the best hotel in town, but because they do really well what they set out to do--be comfortable, classy, and affordable.

25/06/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Shean H.
Awesome staff. Rooms are small but perfect for two. Tons of stuff around the area and about 100yds from TD Garden. Super soft beds! Price was great for the qrea, got 3 nights for $530 after taxes @ end of February

28/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Sara D.
Do NOT stay at this hotel.  I have stayed at plenty of Luxe property hotels and plenty of boutique hotels.  I have never, ever in my life had a room the size of a matchbox.  I've stayed in London.  I've stayed in New York.  I expect to get smaller rooms in large old cities, but our room was ridiculously small.  On top of that, they messed up our reservations.  My husband and I asked for a King bed.  When we checked in, they said they only had doubles left.  When we asked what a double was (full or queen), the front desk clerk couldn't answer because she did not know what a full was.  It turns out their double beds mean full.  Approximately, two hours later, our friends (two guys, NOT romantic) checked in and were given a King bed and told there were no doubles left.  We went down to try to exchange the rooms and were told to just switch keys.  Well, it turned out they never switched the actual room assignments on the computer because when we went to check out this morning, they still had us assigned to our old room.  Fortunately, our rates were the same and none of us had charged anything to the room!

The worst part was the king bed.  Be careful what you ask for.  The bed totally sagged in the middle and in spite of my attempts to sleep closer to the edge (which is what I do at home), I kept waking up in the middle of the night to find that I had rolled into the middle.  I have never been so happy to come back home to my own bed.

Other complaints: The internet was down for a whole day (not good when you're trying to get a boarding pass for your flight) or plan your day), two of our friends had their room keys just stop working, one friend did not have a hair dryer in the room, and they do not provide conditioner in the rooms (fortunately, I had anticipated that they might not have good hair care products and brought my own).  Also, I had asked them to call us a cab when we were leaving to take us to the airport (knowing that it would cost us $25).  The front desk clerk instead called a shuttle and told us she did that because she knew they would not charge more than $25.  Wrong.  The shuttle driver ended up charging us $35.  It's not a huge difference, but if I ask for a taxi, then that means I want a taxi, not a shuttle.

All in all, the ONLY good thing about this hotel is its location.

22/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. MB R.
Great find and value in downtown Boston. Short walk to the Garden, the North End, Wharf and Quincy Marketing. The room (very nicely appointed) was only $125 with my AAA discount. King size bed was super comfortable and the staff could not have been nicer. Skip the valet parking at $42/day unless you plan to take the car in and out a few times or if there is something going on at the Garden. This is my new go-to hotel in Boston.

19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Alexis G.
This isn't the fanciest hotel in the world, but who cares? I like that it's really small and in a super convenient location. The "fitness room" is sort of a joke, but that was really the only bad thing. We were upgraded to a junior suite at no charge because we checked in late at night. I bought the hotel room on Priceline for $90/night, so it really was a great deal. I would definitely stay here again, because you don't need to rent a car or anything.

07/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Mike E.
February 2008, my wife and I spent 4 nights at this flat iron style boutique hotel.  We were very pleased with the hotel.  The service staff was great.  The staff were helpful to us as were visiting  Boston for the first time.  The room was a bit on the small side, but adequate.  The bathroom was very roomy and classy.  Had marble floors, counter and shower.  The hotel was very stylish and elegant looking.  

We had breakfast and a late evening snack /dessert at the Flat Iron Tapas restaurant in the hotel.  Service and the food was good.

The hotel is within walking distance to downtown Boston and 3 blocks from the North Station subway station.  

The price was very reasonable for the room and service we received.

18/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Danja M.
My husband and I came into Boston for a night out without the kids. The hotel was clean and the staff was pleasant. It happened to be Marathon weekend, so we got no deal on the rates and the entire city was busy. Having said that, the hotel staff was hit or miss. For what we paid, the service was pretty casual - shirts untucked, sweater and a shirt (no suits). The room was clean and you really can't beat the location if you're planning to check out Faneuil Hall or the harbor area.
The biggest negative was the restaurant. We had brunch as part of our package and the food was only o.k. (eggs were overcooked, toast was dry, coffee was blah). The service at the restaurant was really awful - they apologized for being understaffed, but for a restaurant to have only one person to act as host and waiter when the room is full meant that every person there had to wait to order, to get their food, to ring up. The bellman from the hotel actually took our order and brought coffee. For a nice weekend out, the restaurant and checkout staff left us with a really disappointing end to the weekend.

21/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Maximo V.
I have been to Boston just one time and stayed at this place and definitely would stay here again. the manager was always looking out for us, giving us a nice smile and asking if everything was okay. The staff was always very helpful. Location is excellent and rooms are very large compared to NY which is the city I was before coming to Boston. Very clean, nice views and very comfortable. Price is right considering location, conditions or the room and the helpful staff.

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Paddy B.
What a cute little hotel!

Stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of April (BRR!). Was able to book a standard room on very short notice for only $110 a night. Not a bad deal in my book! The rooms were comfortable and clean, though very small. Comfortable beds, FREE Internet, and eco friendly bath products by Green Natura. Also, the hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating.

The hotel was very conveniently located. There's tons of bars and restaurants within a couple blocks. The downtown core was about a 5-10 minute walk. Or if you're looking to venture a little further (or just lazy) the haymarket and north station T stops are both about a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

All in all this was a great place to stay in Boston. It didn't blow me away, but for the price, I cant complain!

10/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Anne N.
Great room centrally located in a cool flatiron-style building in Boston. The room was nicely furnished and had a good decor, the bed was really comfortable and everything was clean. Internet access was free, but hard wired.

04/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Celia S.
The Bulfinch is a beautiful hotel going through some extensive reservations - although from this onlookers viewpoint, it is already a very well-appointed establishment!  The problem - and for someone who is there on business and on a tight time frame - a BIG problem - is that they use a contracted valet service who apparently have no interest on getting clients their cars in a timely manner.  The valet was a half hour to forty-five minutes late EVERY MORNING.  It makes me very sad to leave a less than stellar review, because I loved the hotel, the restaurant and the staff.  However, I was there on company business, on my company's dime and the least I can do in return is show up for work on time.  Therefore, I had to cancel my return reservation.

23/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Minotaur N.
$25 upgrade to a suite?  Sweet!
no fridge or wifi.. not so sweet.

rooms are at HP Lovecraft angles due to funny shape of building.  bath soaps are all earth friendly.  lovin' it.

dogs are OK?  I'll be back!

07/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Christina R.
I found the Bulfinch Hotel while looking for reasonable Boston Hotel rates on Kayak.com .  I needed three nights for a long weekend in July.  The flat-iron style of the hotel's building really intrigued me, and the rates were fairly low (a bit under $200 a night) so I went for it.

After a long hot drive up from Philadelphia (we toughed it out almost the entire time without air conditioning...earning us near heat stroke conditions, but also earning us 40mpg for our trip--yay!)  the Bulfinch's cool lemon or lime ice water in the lobby and cool rooms were very much welcomed by the two of us.  

We opted to have the car kept in the garage that is subsidized by the hotel for guests during our stay.  This is really the best option (we weighed them all).  Other options included: Trying to find cheaper garage parking (there really isn't any--we looked), or Parking on the Street and moving it every two hours (plus they street-clean every morning at 4 or 5am...parked cars are towed).
Make sure to ask (and ask around) whether or not you have in-out privileges at the garage.  We were told we didn't have in-out privileges, but at the end of our stay, they informed us that we did...hmmm...In any case, the Bulfinch is located close enough to most things we wanted to see in Boston (and two metro stations are only about a block away) so it was ok for us to not have a car.

The hotel room was wonderful.  Really big bed, all white with a blissful thick white down comforter over cool white sheets and lots of white pillows---sign me up!

The bathroom featured all "green" and natural toiletries products.  That was nice, but the bathroom also featured a "green" low flow toilette.  I like an environmentally friendly toilette, but I also know that if it's kind of a cheap toilette, in addition to being low flow, that it can really screw up the plumbing...our toilette was clogged/broken/flooding just about the entire long weekend.  They had to give us a plunger just for our room.  We dealt with it, but it was a bit of a hassle.  However, the staff was very accommodating and offered to switch us rooms.

I really enjoyed my visit to Boston and I really enjoyed the Bulfinch.  It was refreshing to stay somewhere that wasn't too expensive, but without cutting out quality.

12/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Leslie M.
A funky little hotel just a stone's throw from the usual tourist locale (Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Aquarium). It's also located close to two different subway T-stations.

Stayed here for one night while attending a conference. I was satisfied with our stay since we had scored a great rate through a third-party website.
I do not think I would have been happy with my stay if I had paid the regular rate. In fact if I had paid the regular rate I probably would have given it one less star.
No fridge. Small room with little light. Bed was decent but the sheets had a cigarette burn / stain which was disconcerting.
Some of the rooms have shower stalls instead of full bathtubs. If you have a personal preference, I would ask the staff upon check-in  if they have availability of your choice. They were friendly and accommodating for our requests upon check-in which I appreciated especially after enduring a rather long drive up from Philly.
They have free ethernet access in the rooms but wifi is only available in the lobby.

There are lot of food options in the area if you want to look around for something cheaper/more range than the hotel fare. Especially near Cambridge St.

One major warning note is about parking your car. The area can be tough to find decent (price&security) parking especially since it is right near the Garden Arena (lots of games/concerts/events). But the Bulfinch has a relationship with a parking garage that has a decent rate ($30-$33).
DO NOT park/stand your car in the garage/lots next to the hotel - "Stanhope Garage". These lots are NOT affiliated with the hotel and WILL charge you even if you are just unloading your bags / checking in. They demanded $5 for the 10min I stood my car to unload bags. The staff later informed me that It is better to just double park right in front of the hotel doors if I wanted to load/unload bags.

10/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Michelle B.
Location is the reason I initially chose this hotel.  It's within walking distance of Faneuil Hall, TD Garden, Quincy Market and many restaurants.  I was able to find a good deal through a discount travel website, and the affordable price coupled with the convenient location sealed the deal.  

There were several other factors that kept me coming back here.  The hotel has a very classy modern feel to it; it's very clean, nicely furnished with comfortable beds and pleasant staff.  Not to mention the Flat Iron Tapas Bar & Lounge on the first floor.  Plus, all of the soaps/ bath accessories in the room are earth friendly.  Love it!  Yes, the hotel rooms are small, but isn't that to be expected in any major city?  

Granted, if I were staying for a more long term visit, I might want to seek out a hotel with larger rooms and more accommodations, such as a refrigerator.  But if I'm traveling to Boston, I'm spending most of my time elsewhere anyway.  So I have found the Bulfinch to be perfect.

08/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Elena C.
I had to cancel a trip due to a family emergency and, in spite of the 72 hour cancellation policy, Mark, the manager and Jennifer, the front desk employee, were nice enough to work with me to ensure my credit card wouldn't be charged in spite of the 48 hour cancellation notice.

We plan on re-scheduling our trip to Boston and I will certainly keep the Bulfinch in mind for our future reservation.

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Melanie E.
The hotel looks nice from the outside and in the lobby, but it has no charm or personality at all. The only good points are that it has modern furnishings and was clean. The location across from ugly government buildings is NOT great (again no personality) and there are no views.

The staff pretty much don't engage you when you come in and out. I was disappointed that the young men at the bell desk/podium never offered to call us a cab, and when we asked them to they were less than friendly about it. But, the cabs are not that frequent there, so you could be out there a while.

My biggest problem was our room. The room was very tiny but that is usually not a problem for us. There are two small drawers under the TV. The bathroom has literally no counter space. Even the toilet tank is angled, so I could not even lay my make-up bag on top. It was just a sink with an inch of space around. I called to ask if there was a room with a little bit more counter space in the bathroom (for the two of us.) I was told "no." Getting ready in the morning was a nightmare!

Flash forward to the evening: I got NO SLEEP because of the noise and reverberation from the furnace I felt in our room. We did not even run the heater in our room, and yet this constant shaking and noise made for a torturous night (and usually I can sleep with the lights and TV on!). Even ear plugs weren't enough because you could feel it!

Since we were staying for 5 nights, I asked for a quieter room. Of course, at first they said the rooms were pretty much the same. Then someone called back and said there was ONE ROOM that might work. It was a quieter room (3rd floor instead of 6th) and guess what? MORE BATHROOM COUNTER SPACE. Weird thing is it was missing the cozy blanket from our original room. Bummer.

So this points to a staff that seemed a little lazy or at the very least not too concerned about our satisfaction. I noticed that they were all in their 20's - maybe they are not very experienced? I would never stay here again. Also no wireless internet in the rooms.

PS: The Flat Iron tapas bar is AWFUL. Posted my yelp review on that too.
I am not a frequent  poster, but a month later I still felt like my experience was worth sharing.

06/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
21. Alyssa M.
I work with a number of hotels doing group bookings. The staff at The Bulfinch is accommodating, flexible, and has really great rates for their location and quality.

Comments I've heard from groups I've placed there:
- It's so clean and inviting
- Such great quality
- I love the sitting area in the restaurant
- Parking is so easy
- Great location

If you are booking groups, The Bulfinch will work with you around how best to move them through check in quickly, asking great questions like when/how they arriving to better understand if they will be arriving in mass or one by one. They'll do pre-check in for those arriving in mass so that you're people don't have to stand in line!

I highly recommend working with them.

08/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Angie L.
Stayed here overnight while attending a Celtics game. Old flat iron building has lots of character. People have said on here rooms are small, but it is perfect for a couple. And the bed is so comfy. Also, you are in Boston, what do u need to spend time in hotel room for other than sleep and shower.The hotel staff are fantastic, friendly and always willing to suggest places. Parking option was easy, opted to do self-park in a garage that hotel works with. $33 for parking overnight if you're out by noon the next day. So much within walking distance.

Flat Iron Tapas Bar has amazing breakfast. The breakfast burrito is Huge so make sure you are hungry if you order that.

Would definitely stay here again.

03/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Evelyn G.
If your looking for a good place to stay that doesn't drain your bank account this is it. Great location, friendly staff, comfy bed, and kurieg in your room.  Only negative is the room is small and dark, needs better lighting. Also, a fridge in the room was a nice addition. Would stay here again.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Jack V.
Boxer Hotel bar/restaurant fits me like a glove. Truly delectable creative entrees - many ingredients hand-made on premises; uncommon and delicious beer, wine and cocktail offerings; simply elegant and relaxing; reasonably priced; bartenders and wait staff consistently timely, professional and genuinely warm; you can actually have a conversation; diverse seating options: comfy armchairs; little nooks; intimate bar.

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Ralph F.
Stayed here a couple of times now when coming to Boston.  Close to a LOT of awesome stuff.  Easy walk to the Garden, Quincy Market, the Waterfront and the Aquarium, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, etc.  Plus, plenty of public trans-po options for getting elsewhere in the city.  Plenty of fantastic restaurants in the area as well...and no shortage of Dunkin Donuts, either!!

The hotel, I think, is awesome.  It's in an old flatiron building, and they've done a great job carving out a nice hotel in this old building.  It's not five-star accommodations, but it's perfectly nice for a room you probably won't be in too much anyway.  Clean rooms, comfy beds.  What more do ya need?

I've seen some hate for the Flat Iron Tapas Grill downstairs in the lobby, but I love that little place.  The food was good, the service was some of the best I've ever had (Michelle was my waitress and she was the best), and they have a decent selection of beers.  It's a great place to hit if you're not in the mood to walk anywhere.

07/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Joseph D. S.
Meh. The room was alright. If you squint your eyes, it looks great. If you look too hard, it looks old and shabby. The location is great. There is a reason you can find these rooms on discount sites. It is in urgent need of a renovation.

26/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Gigi M.
I would highly recommend this hotel especially if you are visiting Boston for the first time  and want to tour this city.  First of all location is great!  It is walking distance  to the main tourist areas like Faneuil Hall, Quincy market , Little Italy, freedom trail  and old north church. It is also close to a T station which makes it very convenient for commuting anywhere in Boston. Location of the hotel is also very quiet and it feels very safe.  The rooms are small but they made the most out of the space . Interior design is is chic and modern. Most of all, staff is very friendly and helpful. They catered to our needs in a very timely manner.  We got good customer service even before we got there. When I called to confirm our arrival, the front desk person gave me step by step instructions on how to get to their place from the airport.  You won't go wrong with this hotel.

19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Lolly T.
European style small hotel with small but cozy rooms with extremely comfortable beds, pillows and linens. Space is tight, but they make the most of it with functional, attractive furnishing. We stayed in 906 in the front of the building and got total morning sun. Everything we saw was spotless clean, including very attractive restrooms in the basement that were so clean it looked like they had never been used. Modern, spotless, comfortable and fabulous location for needs in Govt. Center, MGH or Garden or any of the numerous businesses nearby.  We will return - good price, good value.

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Laura D.
Great little hotel in Boston, we were checked in by Brett who was super friendly and polite.  Everyone here was very polite and friendly, I think they are wrapping up a large renovation but it did not affect our stay at all, the hotel was very quiet and the room was great.  We were right next to the elevator which I thought would stink but I did not here a single noise from it all night.  The rooms are modern and comfy, small but hey, you are right in the city.  My only complaint is that the treadmill sucks and the TV in the gym didn't work.  If the gym were a little better I would stay here again in a second.

14/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Josh B.
Victorian boutique hotel near the Garden, and an easy walk from both Historic Boston and the North End.  Inexpensive for Boston hotels, at least in the off-season.  

Staff was tremendously helpful, especially with directions and transit advice.  They dealt with two crises while I was staying there with speed and grace (elevator broke down, and my shower stopped working).  They also remembered my requirement for feather-free bedding without needing to be reminided!  Bed was nice & firm.

Multiple bar&grill restaurants within 3 blocks, and the Union Oyster Bar only about 1/2 mile away.  Hotel restaurant serves a surprisingly good breakfast. Internet is included in room price.  2 blocks from the Haymarket Green Line station.

Only drawback is that the whole hotel is a bit shopworn.  But for 30% less than the big downtown hotels, I can live with that.

I plan to stay here again.

09/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Sarah F.
I can't thank the staff at The Boxer enough for making my stay there incredibly wonderful and memorable. I checked into the hotel when I was several days past due with my first child because, with a snowstorm coming, we wanted to be close to the hospital. They made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible (given the circumstances), and even provided a room for me to relax in while the housekeeping staff cleaned my room. Several staff members checked on me throughout the day, and they even had doctors on standby just in case. (I think my state made them a little nervous.) The snowstorm came as predicted, along with my baby. We're all safe and healthy now and are looking forward to introducing the little guy to all those who helped us at The Boxer.

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. John O.
Great Location near Beacon Hill and Bulfinch area. North End and Italy as well as Quincy Market all near by. Gov't Center or HayMarket stations are both within 2 blocks and you can take the T anywhere.
Clean room, tiny bedroom but high end furnishings. Large modern tile bathroom and shower.
$14+ for a cab ride to the airport, so convenient there also.
Held our bags for 6 hours until check-in.

21/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Tyler N.
Staff was accommodating and welcoming

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Jeff B.
I stayed at the hotel and everything had gone great, until I checked out. I called the front desk to have the valet get my car. I walked outside and the valet was parallel parking my car when he drove it into another vehicle parked on the street. My bumper was scratched. He got out of the vehicle, handed me my keys and did not say anything. There was not a manager on site so I called the hotel later in the afternoon. I was told someone would contact me the following day. They did contact me, but only by email. I quickly responded to the email and have still not received a response or call and it has been over a week!

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Keith B.
Great Location   Staff friendly   room was clean    Aug 2012 stay
small room  but good location you walk to everything

28/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
36. Jolene H.
I didn't have the highest hopes for this place considering the great rate in a convenient location. Good thing I didn't hope for much - I didn't get much. First off, yelpers aren't lying when they say you can't check in early. We got in at 2pm (check in is at 3pm) and were told we had to wait. 30 minutes later they let us drag all of our luggage from the horribly sparse lobby into the little elevator up to our small room. Oh yeah, and we couldn't wait in the restaurant - the staff was using that as a holding place for everyone's luggage waiting to check-in.

So it was a little rustic from the start...did it get better once we got to our room? Well, no. Not really. It didn't look like anyone had vacuumed, especially by the windows. My husband's nose started itching and got all stuffed up. I awoke with a terrible sinus headache. I thought it might be due to both the musty-ness and the down pillow (which I'm allergic to). When I asked for a foam pillow the next night - no can do! The front desk attendant told me they didn't have anything else but wool pillows. Wow. More animal material. Thanks a lot. Instead I took extra allergy pills.

And don't expect conditioner in the bathrooms - they don't provide it. Speaking of bathrooms, as we were checking out we heard guests complaining about "brown towels."

Honestly, the only reason I didn't give this place a one is because there was no screaming, no gunshots, no dirty mattress, free ethernet (yeah, ethernet) and it was pretty quiet. Also, the dude at the front desk was really friendly and made conversation with me when I checked out. Otherwise, I will not recommend this place to others.

21/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
37. Marcella D.
Stayed at the Bullfinch for two nights this past week. Found the room to be very small, bed uncomfortable, bath room layout odd, and shower control practically falling off the wall. Informed front desk of shower problem first morning after poor shower, low water presssure, and water not very hot. . Got up the second morning to find shower issue had not been addressed. Told desk again, finally fixed for morning of departure.

Wouldn't bother staying there again, even though it was convenient to work situation.

24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
38. Amanda B.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights during a weekend trip to Boston. We were really interested in exploring a lot of different neighborhoods, and found this location to be very centrally located. We were a short walk to multiple subway lines and went to and from the airport and Cambridge in a matter of 15-20 minutes. We also were able to easily walk to Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Little Italy, Faneuil Hall, and the harbor. We found the street the actual hotel was on to be kind of dead, but nice and quiet, and there were a few bars, restaurants, and places to get coffee around the corner. You definitely pay for convenience; the room wasn't cheap, but priced better than other hotels in the area.

Besides the awesome location, I think the room was adequate. It was small, but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was nice and everything seemed clean. We were on the 8th floor, so we had large windows from floor to ceiling. Without those windows, I think the room would have been very dark because there were very few light sources. We were able to check in at 3 and check out wasn't until noon, which was great. The staff was helpful and friendly; they had no problem talking about the area with us tourists.

I would stay here again.

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Karla g.
The best part about this hotel is the centralized location.
The next best part of the hotel is the customer service. The staff is friendly and helpful.

When we first checked in the room that was given to us was no bigger than a matchbox. I requested a different room and they quickly gave us a much more adequate room.

The hotel amenities are basic but we weren't there to relax in the spa. It provided a nice clean and comfortable place to stay and conveniently located for our sight seeing.  I would recommend this place for anyone who is in Boston for a few days.

14/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Andrew J.
What a great hotel! I stayed here this past Monday night and wow, it was awesome! I decided to take my girlfriend into Boston for the night and I couldn't of been more satisfied with everything. Front desk..very very nice and absolutely the definition of great hospitality! Friendly and warm we felt like we were at home! Our room was great! CLEAN and the perfect size! Great little bar downstairs as well! This is a must try hotel!! Oh and head to Boston Beer Works down the road!!! Awesome craft beer if your into that kinda stuff!!  Take it from me! I went to school for hospitality and also currently manage a restaurant! These guys know what they are doing!!!

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Maria Y.
Booked this hotel online based on my fellow Yelpers.  Not that we have much to choose from because of the Alzheimer's convention the same week all the hotels in town was booked up.  This was really a last resort.  But what a great find.  We arrived really late and we couldn't find the hotel.  Zipped right passed it.  In the end we had to call the hotel to tell them we are lost.  The receptionist literally guided us to the hotel and stayed with us the whole time.  The hotel is not well lit.  The awning was black and the sign not lit up at all.  This little hotel is in a great location.  Walking distance to everywhere.  We asked the receptionist where we should go eat she recommended the restaurant at the hotel.  Becos it was late we didn't want to venture out again so we did.  The menu was not very gluten-free friendly so I ended up just having a ceasar salad.  As a last resort is OK.  We walked all the way to the fashion district and through out the park and to the library anyway you get the idea.  If you enjoy walking this place is close to everything.  

Our room was beautiful and clean and huge.  WE loved our stay here.  Will definitely stay here again.

20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. L. F.
I booked two rooms with double beds for a bachelorette party of 8 girls.  The location was great and the lobby made a great first impression but - the rooms were absolutely tiny.  I've never been in a hotel room that small before.  There was only about a foot of space between the ends of the beds and the wall on the opposite side of the room.  Very, very close quarters.  If I would have realized the rooms would be that small I would not have selected this hotel.  Even for just two people in a room, the space would be small.  But luckily it was just one night out with a bunch of friends so we didn't spend too much time in the room anyways.

06/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
43. Sean O.
Upon check in we were given a room that was not cleaned form the prior guest.

After going to the front desk to move rooms they could not make us room keys.

After our first night at the hotel the room was not serviced.

Overall good location but poor customer service and it just feels like the management just doesn't have their stuff together.

07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
44. Tyler M.
As everyone else has said, the location is really the selling point of this hotel.  The small staff is polite and very helpful.

They have a workout room, as well as free access to a nearby gym, if that's your cup of tea.

My room was pretty small, which is fine by me.  However, I was planning to do some work in my room, but the lighting was not adequate.

Also, the thermometer in my room was broken, resulting in the room falling into frigid temperatures during the night.  I'm not saying this is the norm in the hotel, but there is about a one in five hundred chance that you will get this room, so watch out!

So, in summary, this place generally lacks personality, but is a fairly comfortable bed near where you probably want to be in Boston.

12/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. Shelby F.
Staff was friendly. Room was kinda small but the hotel was built in 1904 so whatever. Loved Laura the bar tender at Finch's in the hotel she was so nice to us! It's close to TD Garden so if your going to an event I suggest you stay here!

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. N.N. R.
The Bulfinch hotel is so conveniently located that I can't imagine staying anywhere else. During my very first visit to Boston I chose The Bulfinch since the price was right and the photos were convincing ... enough!
The Bulfinch is located within walking distance to the T station, which is ideal, of course. You're a short subway ride away from just about anywhere. I took the T every day into Back Bay - I felt like a pro. You will be within walking distance to Boston's North End, which is full of amazing places to eat (no joke!).

As for the hotel itself, it's a no frills place and does the job. The room is small, but for one person (or even 2), it shouldn't be a problem. And of course, yes, everything was clean. The staff of the hotel was so nice! Seriously, I've never felt more "taken care of". The sensor/card reader on my hotel room door didn't work and they offered to give me a different room (numerous times!). The staff was so helpful with information on getting around as well - thank you to everyone who works there because you're all great!

One thing... (leaving off a star for this) - the rooms are SO LOUD. I seriously woke up every single night I was there (3 nights). I woke up to people coming back to their rooms, drunk, loud and obnoxious. I woke up another night to what sounded like a demolition in the room behind me. It was ridiculous. You can hear doors opening and slamming pretty much all the time. It's kind of out of control...
This is at no fault of the staff, of course, but just know that this isn't a quiet 4 seasons. You can't have it all.

The Bulfinch is a great budget stay in Boston - very wonderful location and great staff (as noted above). I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Boston looking for a good deal on accommodations.

19/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Giovanna A.
I love Boston & love staying at this hotel! I have stayed at multiple hotels in Boston, but this one I have stayed at more than once. Both experiences were a good one. The rooms are somewhat small, but perfect for two people. It is in a great location, with the TD Garden around the block, and a short walk from Quincy Market. The front desk is very helpful in advising where to eat and calling taxi cabs straight to the door. It is always one of the least expensive hotels, compared to others. It is very clean, only one elevator, but has easy access to the staircase. It is close to the subway, but walking distance to a lot as well. Great hotel & probably will go back!

11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Allie P.
I booked a room at The Boxer for my mom and sister and I to stay in while we shopped in Boston for my sister's wedding. After I booked the room, I had some questions, so I called up and spoke with Stephanie, who was super nice and helpful. When we arrived (early) to check in, we were offered an even nicer room than the one we had booked! Stanley helped us with our check in and was incredibly friendly and helpful, answering all our questions about the hotel and the area. All of the staff, actually, was wonderful to deal with. And, of course, the room was very clean and stylishly decorated; my mom, who doesn't like modern decor at all, even commented on how comfortable and attractive the room was! The Boxer definitely added an extra special element to our trip to Boston, I hope to stay there again in the future.

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Adrienne M.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel. The only reason my boyfriend and I stayed here was because it was a cheap groupon rate. The room was very dark and the lighting in the room didn't do much, the walls are a deep purple and the overhead light is very dim. The room (we had a king bed room) was also super small, especially for their regular high price/night. Literally only enough room for the bed and desk, and the bathroom was tiny, also. The iHomes they have there can only fit iPhone4 and the old iPod touches. They have a restaurant on the bottom floor but it was so pricey so we went to a nearby sports bar, and they don't offer a free breakfast, which even cheaper hotels offer. They do have free wifi.
Also, I got a mysterious $30 charge on my card the day we left, so I called and apparently they charge everyone $30 when you check in and don't tell you! How nice. They said it should be automatically reimbursed in a week.
The staff was friendly, but it overall wasn't a great experience due to the dark & dingy atmosphere. I had friend stay at a big chain hotel nearby for $70 cheaper for one night (regular price-not groupon) and it was much much nicer.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
50. Ian D.
Avoid this place like the plague.

The good: The location of the Bulfinch is amazing.  It's within walking distance to numerous T stops, the west end and the north end.

But that's where the good about this hotel ends.  I arrived at 3am after my flight was delayed due to a blizzard at the end of March.  The lobby looked like a war zone since the hotel was under construction.  There was no one manning the front desk and I waited around for half an hour for someone to show up and check me in.

Although the hotel has been under construction, the guest rooms were supposed to be finished.  They weren't.  Upon arriving in the room, I was met with a heat wave since the thermostat was set to 85F.  Half the room was finished very nicely with modern furniture.  The other half of the room looked like it belonged in a crack house. There were temporary paper blinds on the windows and the bed stands looked like they'd been taken straight from the dump.  

I was supposed to stay for four nights, but I was so upset with all the problems that I booked a room at the Onyx hotel a few blocks away and checked out the next morning.

I wish I could say that was where my poor experience with the Bulfinch ended, but it gets worse.  The day I checked out, I had a time sensitive document being delivered to the Bulfinch.  I stopped by that evening after UPS confirmed that the package had been delivered and the hotel had no record of it.  They promised to give me a call when they located it.  They finally found it 5 days later and gave me a ring.  They were very apologetic for all the trouble I had and offered to refund me for my one night's stay and that it would take five business days to process.  One week later, my card was charged a second time and not credited.  I called the Bulfinch to tell them of another mistake and they said they made the correction and to wait another five business days for the credit to process.  I still haven't seen the credit and I've opened a dispute with my credit card company.

02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
51. Asta S.
I stayed here in 2011.  However, when I am paying hotel rates, I do not expect a motel. It started at check-in, when I noticed the clerk's suit jacket was ripped and it was just an indicator of things to come. There were stains in the room and everything seemed shabby, like it had been around a few years. I never realized until now that I expected a hotel to have pristine linens and a room in good repair.

The second major flaw of the room is that there was not enough light. While the entryway and bathroom were well-lit, in the main room the only illumination was the two fluorescent bedside sconces. While I am a fan of being eco-friendly, it was not enough light to do anything except see what channels to press on the TV remote. I ended up dragging the desk light over to the night table, but the weak candle bulbs didn't do much for the cause.

If you want to be near the TD Garden and other downtown locations, and don't mind overpaying for the privilege, then this is the spot for you. All others, you may do better elsewhere.

23/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
52. Leona L.
They have the best and most wonderful staff.  I came back late from a meeting, a little earlier then 10pm, and nothing around was open.  The bar/kitchen was so kind to open up again and make anything I want and waive the cost of it.  Will definitely stay here again and of course dine.  The rooms are also real nice and has a nice vintage feel to it.

19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
53. K W.
BEST HOTEL!!!!!!!! stylish, sleek, modern, upscale....

29/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Erin H.
We stayed here all week and found the Boxer to be a great stay. It was close to everything and within walking distance to two different subway stops. The employees were all pleasant. The only downfall was the restaurant. It was a little slow and twice was out of what I wanted to eat (one time told so late I had to reorder when my boyfriends meal came). The rooms were a little small but updated and comfortable, minus the pillows but that's personal preference. Overall, I would recommend staying here .. Just avoid the restaurant.

23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Janet R.
The location is super convenient and the hotel itself has the typical upscale feel of a boutique hotel.  The rooms are VERY small and poorly lit.  Staff was friendly and helpful.  The restaurant/bar has a very limited menu and is very dead most of the time.

One huge complaint is that I booked a Deluxe Double room on their website which they confirmed by email.  Upon checking in I was told there were none of that room type available and that I could check the next morning and they would move us.  The next morning I was once again told that they were sold out of Double rooms and I would have to stay in a King.  This was in spite of the fact that they had confirmed my reservation for the Double.  The King room was so small you barely had room to walk around the bed.  There was no closet and only one small drawer to put anything in.  It was probably the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
56. Tara L.
What a great hotel. It is very convenient to walking around Boston and although the rooms were small, it was just really cute. We actually had bunk beds (full on bottom and twin on top) and it worked great with Celeste. For some reason, we had been put in a room with one bed but the front desk staff was great and switched us around.

13/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Jima I.
Well, they messed up our reservation....looking at these Yelp reviews, it seems to be a trend.  So if you're set on a certain type of room - don't book here.  We had booked and paid for two double beds and got a king.  Luckily, the bed was big enough that my (male) friend and I could sleep on opposite sides of the bed and not be in each others' way.  (Also very lucky that he is someone I know well and neither of us are creeps).  

Otherwise, not bad.  The hotel room is REALLY teeny tiny.  The bed is pretty comfy.  Hotel staff was extremely nice and helpful with providing directions to places and then providing us a wake up call at like 4am.  The location is fantastic - walking distance to Quincy Market, tons of bars and restaurants.  Also just a couple of blocks from the T (North Station).

I guess I would stay here again if I wasn't concerned about getting the exact type of room that I wanted.

04/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
58. Hue N.
I visited Boston for an interview and was very fortunate to have stumbled upon The Boxer. After a long day of interviewing, I checked in and immediately felt very welcome. Not only that, the receptionist proactively upgraded me to a king bed since they had availability (I had booked a double bed) and even extended my check out to 1pm without any fuss so that I could sleep in and take my time in the morning (Thanks, Lucas!).

Another great bonus - the restaurant/bar that's connected offers food delivery straight to your room without an additional charge except for 18% gratuity, which is well-deserved. The location is also great for walking to Fanuiel Hall (sp?), nearby bars, etc.

Overall, The Boxer is a nice deal with excellent service in a great location.

22/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. James B.
Great location. Fantastic staff. Fun bar. If you're staying close to the Garden or want a good time in the North End (adjacent), stay here. The whole decor of the hotel is really neat. Gym in lacking, but it works.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Brittany B.
A great boutique hotel in an excellent location! I recently stayed at the Boxer and it was wonderful. The service was awesome and accommodations were comfortable. We reserved a full room, which was a bit cramped but still cozy. We extended our stay and the front desk offered us a king room, which was perfect. The hotel itself was in walking distance of 3 major T stops as well as all of Boston's attractions (Faneuil Hall, Long Wharf, North End, Boston Common, Boston Public Garden) and just a short T ride to Fenway Park, Harvard Square and Cambridge.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Christina R.
Arrived here on Sunday night for an event at the TD Garden which is literally right around the corner. We had booked a room for one double bed and were offered a complimentary upgrade to a king size which we graciously accepted. The rooms do not have much space but they are absolutely beautiful! I love the look and feel of the hotel.

As another reviewer mentioned the beds don't have a comforter on them but they do have many layers of sheets and fleece blankets which keep you nice and warm. I actually prefer this because I feel like the sheets actually get laundered after each guest instead of a comforter maybe just being left on (you never know). I loved all the little goodies at the mini bar as well, we took advantage of the Keurig in the room and even brought home a mug as a souvenir for only $8. That is another thing I really liked and respected about this hotel, they leave a list of everything in the room and the price so that theres no question that if you want to leave with a robe it will cost you $30, if you want to take the ihome clock radio it will be $80, theres no secret here and you are encouraged to take home something to remember your visit.

Overall for a short stay this place is great, the rooms are clean and beautifully decorated and the staff is nice. I would say that if you were staying for an extended period of time to look for a hotel with more walking space/storage space for clothes and luggage.

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Pauric D.
Didn't even stay in this place but the service I received when I tried to cancel was a disgrace.my wife was in a critical accident on Tuesday so we couldn't fly to boston because she had to undergo surgery.i called up to see if I could cancel.the person I talked with got really pissed of and said "could you not have called sooner".i was stunned at her response.she said let me talk to the manager and I will call you back.well here I am a day later and still no phone call?i sent them a message to to see if I could even get some of the money refunded,and guess what...still no reply.we could really be doing with money now that my wife won't be able to work for the next 3 months.i am sickened to say the least.these people are very unprofessional in what they do.i am confused,angry and very upset

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
63. Charles F.
The hotel is a quirky, old, flat-iron shaped building on a not very interesting block (there is some kind of awful Brutalist style welfare building across the street, and it's a good ten minute walk to anything remotely interesting. That being said, the room I had was absolutely lovely. The hotel is quiet. The building is quaint. The staff is super friendly and super helpful. Two big caveats: 1) The restaurant, despite terrific staff, is terrible. The food is just tasteless, or doesn't taste right. 2) The $44 to park overnight seems excessive, as does the long wait to get your car (30 minutes). I wouldn't stay here again if I had a car. Take this to heart, but if you are on foot, don't mind a nice walk to the T and want a reasonably priced hotel with real personality, The Boxer is your place. I would 100% stay there again if traveling without a car.

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Tamera R.
Should have no stars. Booked a king size bed. Went to check in at 345, was told room wasn't ready. Left for our event. Called the hotel and TOLD them we would be a late check in due to room not being ready. Got to the hotel at 1130, OUR ROOM WAS BUNK BEDS!!! No other rooms available. We had no option but leave. Are you kidding me?!? I travel a fair bit and spend a lot of time in Boston. This hotel better NOT charge us for this awful experience. Never, ever stay at this hotel.

13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
65. Celia B.
I was fortunate enough to book 2 rooms here last minute for my boss and I since many hotels were full due to the conference we were attending.  My flight got into the city early but check in was at 3pm and I had no problem waiting. My boss was also coming in early and wanted to check in early.  I called the hotel to see if that was possible and was definitely told "yes, we have free rooms." Great.  So I thought I'd try to check-in early too. I was told "your room's not ready yet." Fine. When I'd called earlier I didn't ask about myself so I just sat in the lobby. But when my boss came in, who I'd specifically asked about in the call, they also said her room wasn't ready. Eventually we were checked in at about 2pm but that was still strange especially since the same two people seemed to be at the desk throughout my one-night stay.

Got to my room and my toilet was broken. They quickly sent a rude repairman who shut himself in the bathroom while he was working,  then left the lid of the toilet tank on the sink. Why would you do that?? I called downstairs to complain and quickly got someone to come upstairs and clean it, but I did put the lid of the tank back myself.

Lastly the food was terrible.  I can't speak for the entire menu, but the pasta dish I ordered for my room was watery and flavorless. All the salt in the world couldn't help it and I definitely feel that was described in the menu and what I got were completely different.  

It's a shame too because it's such a cute hotel in a historic building and it's in a good location, near Beacon Hill.  But it wasn't a good experience, especially for the price.

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
66. Brianna S.
Not my pick for a hotel... We were road tripping from NYC to Boston, and a friend of mine booked the hotel. Never again! Here's the reasons why.

1)Very very small rooms. For American standards. Our room was the size of a traditional Japanese room, which meant no room for luggage or to walk around... Just space for the bed. There was no closet, so you can't even try to get your luggage off the floor.

2) Our room was very cold, and we could not find the room controls anywhere!

3) There was NO blanket or comforter for the top or bottom bed! Just sheets! Paying over $250 a night, and to just get sheets... That's just crazy! But by the time we noticed, we were way too drunk and it was far too late.

4) Parking. the fee to park your car... $40 bucks!!!

Walking in, the hotel did have a very masculine charm to it. But waaaay to many negatives to make this a positive stay.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
67. Josh G.
It's a nice little hotel right across from the TD Garden and walking distance to so many restaurants, bars, and tourist locations. I stayed here on NYE and the offered us complimentary champagne and cupcakes. Frank was at the front desk and was very nice. The place has free WI Fi and all. The room was cute and definitely boutique style. We were in room 508 that had a bathroom. The style of the room was cool and how they provide you access to little things in your room such as coffee, alcohol, iPhone charger, candy, snacks, and soda right in your room. They are all extra cost but you can literally take everything in the room home with you so I found it convenient. I'm giving 4 not 5 stars because the walls seemed a little thin. We could hear our neighbors and people in the hall but it wasn't a nuisance. Overall great experience and service.

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Ngan T.
I've never had the pleasure of staying here since we live right down the street but we walked by this hotel enough times to be curious about their bar. We finally had the time to step in this friday night.

Strangely empty on a friday night (though a hunch tells us there was a game at the garden), we had a myriad of comfy looking leather arm chairs to hunker down in. We picked the ones with a chess table in between them (duh!).

Bartender immediately came over to greet us. They didn't have a cocktail menu but of course could make me anything my heart desired. I wanted a margarita, specifically strawberry. He didn't have strawberry puree but offered cointreau as a fruity alternative to the mix. Of course I was a bit skeptical but trusted him nonetheless. the manfriend was offered an extensive recommendation when he asked about red wines. He ended up with a very nice glass of merlot. My cointreau margarita was delicious.

For apps, the manfriend and I shared the pimento cheese dip and a wedge salad. The pimento cheese dip was strange but absolutely delicious. It came with a heaping of addicting chips which we later found out were fried tortilla strips--not the healthiest, but sooooo good. The wedge salad came surprisingly deconstructed. It was just ok but I wasn't really expecting anything astronomically different. The one nice thing was they didn't just pour dressing over the wedge of lettuce, each layer had a nice coating.  And BACON--so much bacon. mmmmm!

It was nice and quiet--perfect for chess. The bartender also came over and had a nice chat with us before we left.

We'll definitely be back to this hidden gem for another game or two of chess.

24/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Rebecca Z.
I chose this hotel because of it's location in downtown Boston and because of the discounted rate I get through my employer. Much like NYC, it's expensive to stay in the heart of Boston, and at less than $200 a night (not including tax or parking), it seemed very reasonable.
The front desk staff was friendly, though the valet situation ($44 per night) wasn't particularly well organized. We tried to give the keys directly to the valet, but he said you have to give them to the front desk. It was also a 35 minute wait for the car to be pulled around when we were ready to leave. But I digress...
We stayed in a Deluxe King room, which was very clean. I liked the decor, and the bed was quite comfy. On the downside, we had a corner room in an oddly shaped building, so the bed was on an angle. You had to squeeze between the bed and the enormous desk that was only one foot away from the front of the bed. I bumped my leg several times during the night while getting in and out of bed to use the bathroom.
Speaking of the bathroom, I liked the soap and hair care products they offered. I usually find hotel soap makes my skin very dry, but this one didn't. The water pressure in the shower was great, the towels were soft, and they had nice big bathrobes to use. The bathroom didn't have a traditional door though, but a sliding door built into the wall, which was pretty awkward to use.
There was a keurig coffee maker in the room, and a well stocked mini bar. The prices for the mini bar were pretty reasonable compared to other hotels.
Overall a good experience. And free apples at the front desk!

25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Martin L.
This a great hotel. The excellent service started at the front desk with Serena.
The room was smaller, but then we never planned to spend much time there. The location of the hotel was great for visiting downtown Boston and the historical sites.

19/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Brittny T.
My family and I booked this hotel 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE for my graduation this weekend. My sister also booked another room and when she checked her bank account they HAD OVERCHARGED HER. Thank goodness she was smart enough to check due to their lack of attention to detail. (Or were they just trying to make more money and used to careless guests?)

On Thursday night we checked in- our room was supposed to be 2 double beds for the 4 of us and our small dog. What did we get? 1 King sized bed and 1 pull out couch. This is not what we wanted or expected and it was absolutely ridiculous. The pull out couch was barely a mattress and the most uncomfortable thing I have ever been on. Neither of us slept. This was absolutely unacceptable when you are paying over $300 a night and BOOKED IT 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

The manager did not provide any immediate solutions after we told him we were not happy with the room. The receptionist the next day acted like it was OUR FAULT that they messed up the rooms and piled on excuses. She was rude and unfriendly and kept complaining that she had been "verbally raped" by hotel attendees all day. She was also condescending when showing us the different rooms. If your hotel keeps messing up- this is bound to happen, sweetheart.

On Saturday morning when we checked out, we ordered a breakfast sandwich to go. A simple task for the kitchen- and they messed it up. A small issue but a cherry on top of a frustrating and dissapoiting weekend.

I will NEVER stay at The Boxer Hotel again.

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
72. julia s.
Booked this hotel 2 months in advance.   It was our first romantic long weekend in 2 years without our 4 children.  Showed up and they did not have our reservation.  "Best they can offer" is a room with bunk beds!   BUNK BEDS!   I think not.  
Then after a while, Frank, the "manager" put us in some weird shaped room with a king bed and a bathroom straight out of a low budget nursing home.   The shower was hideous!!!!!!    We checked out immediately and booked a room at the Nine Zero instead.   They still charged my card $339, even though we literally did not stay at their hotel!   Worst hotel management ever!   NEVER going back!

19/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
73. Tristan P.
A great little boutique hotel near the TD Garden.  Rooms are large and clean while being trendy and unique.  I was there for a solo business trip, and was quite comfortable.  However, anything beyond two people might start to feel tight and/or cramped for space.  They had a small continental breakfast downstairs in the morning that was just enough to get me started or the day.  The staff was beyond friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed the stay.  The only downside was a lack of nightlife in the area on a Monday/Tuesday night.  Finding a good place to grab a late dinner was hard, as there was no game at the garden that night and the area seemed to be dead.

15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Dave Y.
Weird rooms, all odd shaped, did the best they could with what they had. Glad to see someone got a room for less than 200, we paid close to $300 including tax, for their next to smallest room (check out floor plan photo)

Get room #1 (201, 301, etc) big and the only room not on a Merrimac Street.

Close to North Station 5 mins walk, so handy.

Big comfortable real long king bed up against the wall, glad I don't have to make it.

07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
75. Lynda G.
Had a great experience at the Boxer. We stayed for one night for a concert at the Garden. Valeted our car for $44 and we called down 10 mins before check out and it was ready for us then. Definitely didn't have to wait a half hour like other reviews have said.

Yes the room was small but we had a king deluxe room and for the two of us it was perfectly fine. If you're spending a lot of time in your hotel room while in a great city like Boston, you're doing it wrong anyways. Bed was super comfy and the bathroom was clean. Keurig in the room was a nice touch. Very modern and sleek, we loved the decor.

Had a drink at the bar but didn't eat at the restaurant. As I said we valeted our car but then took übers all around the city. It was very central led located so every ride was cheap. We would have walked but the weather was terrible.

Overall, great stay and would stay again. I booked on Hotels.com and got a good price so check the third party sites for cheaper rooms.

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Brian C.
The room was inexpensive relative to everything else in the area but when I saw the room I understood why. Poor design with the bed corner touching the wall ending becoming a constant bumping of the knees and shins. And the windows don't open so there poor ventilation which impacted my sleep the first night. Not good when you're giving a presentation the next day.

I requested another room but the manager, Frank could do little to help me except for offer a minimal discount on a night stay and a breakfast coupon. I never got the sense that he ever cared and was very reactive, almost as if I was inconveniencing him. Sad really. :(

But the reason I'm giving this place 4 stars is that Eden, the front desk person was extremely nice, apologetic and attentive throughout. She was kind, helpful and cared about my well being.

The next time I stay here, I surely won't be requesting room 410 at the end of the hall.

But I would stay here again thanks to her.

24/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Brooklyn R.
Adorable hotel in downtown Boston. Very small rooms but they are pet friendly, clean and it's laid out adorable. The restaurant is also good. Splurge for the valet parking because it saved time searching for a spot. A lot of things are within walking distance also.

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Mary F.
I needed a hotel for surgery being done at MEEI.  The Boxer was fabulous!  The room, though small, was immaculate. The bath was modern and roomy.  The staff was knowledgable, helpful, and compassionate...not at all what you would expect from a big city business.  Because of my surgery, my checkout time became variable and the staff could not have been more understanding.  If they had 6 stars, I'd give them that!  Thank you for your kindness.

19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Lauren T.
I stayed here for one night and overall a good experience.  The staff was friendly upon check-in and it's really close to Boston Logan airport and walking distance to the Museum of Science.

The in-room amenities were ample.  I really enjoyed the Pharmacopia body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and location.  It was a good choice for an old/vintage hotel.  

Downside:  
- Wish there was more to do. The biggest touristy attraction is Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
- No complimentary continental breakfast.  (Dunkin Donuts is around the corner though.)
- 1 elevator
- Rooms are on the small side.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Trae H.
We stayed at the Boxer on our honeymoon. From the beginning to end, the stay was fantastic!

We arrived a few days early after weather in the area forced us to change our plans. The staff was accommodating, friendly, and really helped to elevate the stay. From the doorman/valet, to the front desk staff, each person greeted us warmly and with a smile.

Room rates are fantastic for Boston. Room was a bit on the small size, but understandable considering location and convenience.

You are minutes from the Garden, Faneuil Hall, North End, T stops. We will definitely be back!

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Sarah R.
We stayed at The Boxer for Valentine's Day weekend, and had the "Romance Package" which included 2 free drinks from the hotel bar, free appetizer from the bar as well, a box of chocolates in the room, and a late checkout the next day. Overall, it was a good experience, but not a lot of extra effort made in light of the fact that there was a blizzard outside.

Here's a few highlights:

- Cozy is the perfect word to describe the rooms. The bathrooms are a little on the smaller side, and aren't ventilated that well, so the bathroom was always cold.

- The decor is very cool. Very modern-rustic, and really gives you a Boston feel.

- Finch is the hotel restaurant. The dinner was so-so and the waitstaff was short. Probably didn't help that there was a blizzard going on outside.

- They did extend our check out time by an hour because of the weather. They also called us a cab as well, since Uber and the MBTA were out of commission. They offered us an extra night stay, but it was SUPER expensive to add on. Given the sever conditions of the weather, we would have liked them to be more accommodating.

I will recommend this location, since the price is right! I'm sure it's a bit more lively in the warmer months. But if you're looking for a place to stay that near a bunch of tourist sites - this is your place!

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
82. G K.
In town for an event. Called the Boxer Hotel up late in the day for a room. Gave us a great rate.  Fred at the front desk check us right in. Very helpful and friendly. Valet service $44 was pretty high in my opinion.
Rooms are small but we knew this from the other reviews. They were  fine for an overnight. Room was spotless. Shower was roomy and looked new. Nice place.
Valet had our car ready and waiting at the requested time.
Pro's Clean room, friendly and helpful staff. Fred's the man!
Con's $44 parking. Small rooms
Didn't eat at the hotel. A Bu Pain next door for breakfast.
We will stay here next time we are in Bean Town

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0