This is a house "converted" (in the loosest sense of the word) into a hotel. Rooms are extremely badly soundproofed, furnishings are the sort of thing you would have proudly bought in your first home. And as Cliff G pointed out, no restaurant/bar or elevators to get your luggage to your rooms.
So if you want quirky, what-is-it-like-to-live-in-Boston experience, go for it, you will really love it. If you want an easy, reliable, business hotel experience, run a mile, or for your $250 budget run just round the corner to Boyleston Street where there are loads of 4-5* hotels.
Personally I also find it really spooky that there is no key to my room but just a code, and that the man on the front desk wrote out my code. Not that he is scary, but I just would like some greater feeling of personal security.
Anyway, once the people upstairs have stopped crashing around on the ceiling, the man on the front desk has stopped playing his radio/tv, the people outside in the street have stopped talking (no double glazing) and if the streetlights from the outside would stop coming through the thin $10 blinds that line the front windows, I am sure (?) I will get a good night's sleep...More
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