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Charlesmark Hotel

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NW London
Reviewed 18 October 2008

We have just returned from a week's holiday in Boston and stayed at the Charlesmark throughout. Having read the reviews on here we requested a Queen room on the 6th floor. This was perfect for our needs, we overlooked the Boston Public Library and the marathon finishing line. There was no noticeable noise and we were certainly not disturbed by...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 17 October 2008

Let's first dispense with the only neg: yes, the rooms are small. But this is a small building and the spaces were very cleverly distributed. It was not uncomfortable at all. Room size is sufficient to crash after walking the city and they are fairly new, well decorated, very clean and I didn't experience any noise problems. Now with the...

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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 9 October 2008

Stayed at the Charlesmark from 9/29 to 10/4, based on the great reviews on Tripadvisor.com. We stayed (2 people) in room 501, "Queen" room on the 5th floor facing the street. We brought earplugs due to some of the reviews below, but I never ended up needing them. Even with the construction going on at the Boston Public Library directly...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 October 2008

Just stayed in the Charlesmark Hotel in Boston, and it was definitely worth it! Okay, if you are looking for a big room in a chain 13-in-a-dozen hotel room, the charlesmark is not your place to be. If you are however looking for a charming hotel in an excellent location in Boston, this is it! The rooms are indeed small,...

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London
Reviewed 3 October 2008

This is, all in all, a very good choice for the budget-conscious tourist. It is definitely value for money - what you get for the price is an excellent location to base your sightseeing from and comfortable, clean rooms. It seems some rooms are noisy, so my advice is to arrive on or slightly before the check-in time to make...

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Reviewed 24 September 2008

We stayed at the Charlesmark Sept 21 and 22, 2008 and it was a wonderful choice. It's location almost across from the T is very convenient. The continental breakfast selection is awesome and easy to serve yourself. The bar is lively and you can entertain yourself peoplewatching from the front tables. The front desk was extremely helpful. The printer on...

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 September 2008

Stayed 2 nights at this very nice hotel; a number of individuals complain about the noise; I asked for a room in the back and we heard absolutely no noise. It was hard to believe that one could be in a city and not hear any street noise. Room size was very acceptable for 2 adults, adequate storage under the...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 18 September 2008

There are many fabulous things about this hotel, which I will lay out below. I enjoyed my first stay, a year ago, but my recent stay was sadly clouded by two extremely noisy and sleepless nights. I was given a standard room at the back of the hotel. You might think that this would be a quiet option (i.e. away...

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Reviewed 14 September 2008

We just returned from a great vacation in the northeast US and spent three nights in Boston. I struggled with selecting a hotel in Boston as the cost for most of the hotels in the areas was outrageous. A week before leaving, I ran onto the Charlesmark Hotel and after reading the reviews decided to make a reservation. It was...

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Iowa
Reviewed 12 September 2008

Great location. Front desk service questionable. Were not very welcoming. Need better people skills. But housekeeping staff were outstanding. Friendly and room great. Front desk needs to take que from housekeeping. Stayed at the Hotel Lenox previous year and much better overall. But the price was better at the Charlesmark. BUT would pay more for the Lenox rather than stay...

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charlesmark Hotel

Address: 655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: €125 - €294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Charlesmark Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Charlesmark Hotel Boston
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Boston
#35 Business Hotel in Boston
#46 Romantic Hotel in Boston
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“Avoid rooms facing Boylston street”
 of 5 bubbles lorileighr, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the rooms on the first floor behind the lounge; very noisy1”
 of 5 bubbles 604pj, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask if your room has a view if that's important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles upstny, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“At least 3rd floor & front for view even though may hear little noise. Hotel is small so hallways very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnI7653IE, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room across from the elevator on the top floor was quiet & spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 529samanthai, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
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