by Mike Ewing
Located right downtown in Boston, The Midtown Hotel is a perfect choice for the budget conscious family looking for adventure in one of America’s great and historic cities. Located steps from downtown shopping, including The Prudential Center and Copley Place, as well as the Hynes Convention Center, The Midtown Hotel is sure to be close to whatever you have to do in Boston. The hotel offers special deals, discounted rates and easy access for patients and family members of many of Boston’s world-class medical facilities, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Dana Farber Institute, and Mass General Hospital.
If culture and history is more your speed, be sure to check out how close The Midtown Hotel is to The Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. No visit to Boston would be complete without a stop to see the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, and The Midtown Hotel is close enough to walk.
Our Editor Loves
- Close to Children's Hospital
- Budget friendly
- Located in the heart of Boston
Let me start by saying the woman at the desk was very welcoming and the lobby was adorable in all of its mid-century modern glory, complete with fireplace. The charm ended there.
The room was a nice size. The bathroom was not. It is in serious need of an upgrade. They really could take away from the room and make the bathrooms larger. The sink was SLOW draining. Bring your own hairdryer, the one on the wall is old. They had shampoo, lotion, and soap, no conditioner. No fridge. The overhead fan was controlled by the light switch, it sounded like a jet plane, CRAZY loud. I mean rumbling, vibrating, loud. You could not turn it off if you wanted light. It was terrible.
The beds were not comfy, although the bedding was very nice, the springs in the mattress were not. As for cleanliness, it was fine. I think because it's so tired, it seemed like it could have used a little elbow grease in the bathroom.
I really wanted to love this place because the price was great compared to other back bay hotels. I MIGHT stay again if I am looking to save money on a future visit. It wasn't terrible. I would probably look for other options first, though.
Helpful tip, if you have a tall SUV, you can't enter the parking lot from the front. At check-in, I was told I could have come around the back. I didn't know, so I parked at a lot around the corner and it was 5 bucks cheaper for the overnight, so it worked out fine for me.
Staff cool but one lady keep telling me there no heat thru the whole building cuz other people hot I have to run shower for heat shame never come back bathroom small it’s just freezing ????high low budget room with no heat oh no