Sunday, August 21, 2011

Review: Hilton Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts

We stayed for four nights at the Hilton Back Bay during our recent long weekend in Boston. While I prefer the Hilton chain of hotels when we travel, I didn't choose this one. I got our hotel room using Priceline.

Our first very pleasant surprise when we arrived at the hotel at 9:30 a.m. on Friday was finding out that our room was ready and we could check in. I had requested a room with two beds and we had just that ... two double beds. The closet and bathroom were small but the room was comfortable and the price was right.

The hotel is located about a five minute walk from the Prudential station on the E green line. The Prudential shopping center is huge and has restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang and California Pizza Kitchen. For us the selection of restaurants was disappointing as we wanted to eat in 'Boston' restaurants, not national chains.

The hotel has two dining rooms but we did not eat any meals there. Instead, for breakfast, we came home with pastry and had that with the in-room coffee for breakfast while lunch and dinner was eaten while we were out touring.

While not the most conveniently located hotel for Boston activities, it served us just fine, through the last day when we checked our luggage for the day so we could continue touring before heading off to the airport.

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