Very basic rooms and communal bathrooms, but the place works, mostly because it's well run and kept very clean. It feels very safe, and the big lobby area has lots of people of all ages sitting around using the wi-fi and the complimentary coffee and tea.
This is definitely one for budget travellers. The rooms have very few facilities apart from wi-fi and air-conditioning. But they are clean and the bathroom areas always seemed to be completely spotless. some of the furnishings could do with updating - the carpeting in the corridors was pretty shabby.
Staff went out of their way to be helpful.
There's no restaurant or cafe, but Billy's cafe across the road has good prices and excellent food - I had a big stack of delicious blueberry pancakes and syrup.
It has good access to the airport, and is within walking distance from South Station.
Altogether a really good choice if you're on a budget. You need to book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Boston's historic South End within easy walking distance of Copley Square, Back Bay and downtown Boston, 40 Berkeley offers an unbeatable value for budget-minded travelers. Our 168 private guest rooms are an appealing alternative to Boston's high-priced hotel rooms. All have either a shared or private bathroom and many have spectacular views of Boston's skyline. The hotel's elegant main lobby and public spaces recall the building's storied history as the country's first YWCA. In addition to its dramatic interiors, the hotel has a lovely private patio garden where guests gather in the warmer months for socializing and impromptu events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 40 Berkeley Hotel Boston