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Anyone familiar with this hotel? what about for a one night pre-cruise stay?

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    Here is my review of the Boston Club Quarters, copied from another online BB.

    Our stay was on the weekend of 12/1 for 2 nights. Of course, it was a cold and blustery weekend, so we didn't do much walking around outside. (The Shops at Prudential and The Copley Place Mall was a perfect and WARM way to spend a Sat. afternoon!)

    We checked in on Fri. evening at around 5 pm. The hotel is located right in the downtown financial area, on a section of a street that runs only 1-way where the hotel is (If you go to the Club Quarters website and printout driving instructions, you'll see that they can seem a bit confusing, due to the street changing from 2-way to 1-way. Being a hotel geared towards corporate travelers, the immediate reception area is miniscule. There are automated self check-in machines, but we chose to check-in with a person. The woman was very nice and efficient, and check-in took no more than 2 mins. Beyond the initial check-in area, where 2 elevators are located, there is a club/living rm. area with sofas, chair, tables, magazines,and a faux fireplace(electric, not even real flames)
    There is a parking lot with reasonable rates($18/day) that you pass on the way to the hotel. Since it is a couple of blocks from the hotel, we parked out front of the hotel, checked in, left our bags in the reception area, and went to park the car (again, had to go around the block to get to the garage).

    Our room, on the 6th floor, was very nice and seemed very newly decorated, and judging from the floorplan on the doorback, was the largest non-suite on the floor. A kitchenette with counter, bar sink, fridge, micro, cabinets,coffeemaker, and dishes was a great amenity. The room also had a sofabed with endtables, a mini-desk with 2 chairs, a swivel TV to view either in bed or on the sofa, and a firm bed, but only 1 nitestand. The room came with TONS of lighting fixtures, so there was plenty of light (why is this a problem in most hotels?) The room had new Thermopane windows, so no noise was heard from the street. (Oh, BTW, street parking is allowed on the weekends in parts of the area around the hotel,but we chose the garage instead). Now, the bathroom. It had a very 'European' feel to it - It was brand new but SMALL. Stall shower only, but water was HOT, pressure was GREAT, and the showerhead provided a relaxing spray. A new 1-piece Corian sink/counter provided plenty of storage space, given the small space. Toilet had a central water tank (Translation - only 1 flush needed).

    There are 2 phones in the room, one on the table, and a cordless on the nightstand. One point I thought was unusual was that local phone calls was timed, like a pay phone. I have never seen that in a hotel.

    Each floor has a guest accessible/self service closet that has iron/iron board, extra coffee packs, and other amenities. There is a exercise room available for all guests.
    In terms of food service, there is a restaurant called Elephant and Castle located in the hotel on the street level. On the night we arrived, it seemed to have a nice after-work crowd in the bar. The restaurant provides rm. service, and the restaurant serves all three meals.

    Overall, a very good experience, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Just one caution, though, although I was happy with my room, it was on the smaller side, even with a kitchenette and sofa, so if you are looking for a very large room, you won't get that here. It is close by to a couple of subway stops, and the downtown crossing area is also near, where Macys and Filenes is.

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    Here is my review of The Boston Club Quarters, copied from another online BB.

    Our stay was on the weekend of 12/1 for 2 nights. Of course, it was a cold and blustery weekend, so we didn't do much walking around outside. (The Shops at Prudential and The Copley Place Mall was a perfect and WARM way to spend a Sat. afternoon!)

    We checked in on Fri. evening at around 5 pm. The hotel is located right in the downtown financial area, on a section of a street that runs only 1-way where the hotel is (If you go to the Club Quarters website and printout driving instructions, you'll see that they can seem a bit confusing, due to the street changing from 2-way to 1-way. Being a hotel geared towards corporate travelers, the immediate reception area is miniscule. There are automated self check-in machines, but we chose to check-in with a person. The woman was very nice and efficient, and check-in took no more than 2 mins. Beyond the initial check-in area, where 2 elevators are located, there is a club/living rm. area with sofas, chair, tables, magazines,and a faux fireplace(electric, not even real flames)
    There is a parking lot with reasonable rates($18/day) that you pass on the way to the hotel. Since it is a couple of blocks from the hotel, we parked out front of the hotel, checked in, left our bags in the reception area, and went to park the car (again, had to go around the block to get to the garage).

    Our room, on the 6th floor, was very nice and seemed very newly decorated, and judging from the floorplan on the doorback, was the largest non-suite on the floor. A kitchenette with counter, bar sink, fridge, micro, cabinets,coffeemaker, and dishes was a great amenity. The room also had a sofabed with endtables, a mini-desk with 2 chairs, a swivel TV to view either in bed or on the sofa, and a firm bed, but only 1 nitestand. The room came with TONS of lighting fixtures, so there was plenty of light (why is this a problem in most hotels?) The room had new Thermopane windows, so no noise was heard from the street. (Oh, BTW, street parking is allowed on the weekends in parts of the area around the hotel,but we chose the garage instead). Now, the bathroom. It had a very 'European' feel to it - It was brand new but SMALL. Stall shower only, but water was HOT, pressure was GREAT, and the showerhead provided a relaxing spray. A new 1-piece Corian sink/counter provided plenty of storage space, given the small space. Toilet had a central water tank (Translation - only 1 flush needed).

    There are 2 phones in the room, one on the table, and a cordless on the nightstand. One point I thought was unusual was that local phone calls was timed, like a pay phone. I have never seen that in a hotel.

    Each floor has a guest accessible/self service closet that has iron/iron board, extra coffee packs, and other amenities. There is a exercise room available for all guests.
    In terms of food service, there is a restaurant called Elephant and Castle located in the hotel on the street level. On the night we arrived, it seemed to have a nice after-work crowd in the bar. The restaurant provides rm. service, and the restaurant serves all three meals.

    Overall, a very good experience, and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Please take note, though, that the rooms are not large, even though the rm I had contained a couch and kitchenette. It is close by to a couple of subway stops, and the downtown crossing area is also near, where Macys and Filenes is.

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