Rated 2 out of 5 by Dawn69 Meh
I've stayed at less expensive hotes and had a much better experience. I found this hotel too expensive for what you get. The walls were very thin, making the room noisy, the bed was very uncomfortable, sheets were scratchy, one of the two elevators was broken and the one that worked was incredibly slow. So much for the multi-million dollar renovation.
April 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pierre Not Pleasant Hotel
This hotel does not have a good food and the service is not friendly. no food service after 11:00PM including room service! no special treatment for VIP member of SPG.
Parking is $10.00 per day if you park your car or not! they bill you based on the day you stay! no hard pilows. the HVAC in the room is noisy.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LCskater My repeat stay at this hotel
You should make sure to arrange for the cleaning staff to clean your room. The cleaning staff told us they have until 4:30 PM. Also do not assume you have a refriderator in your room, you should check at check-in. Otherwise the staff at the desk are wonderful and friendly. The hotel is reasonable and nearby to Boston. It is clean, comfortable and visually appealing. I have stayed at this hotel before, several times.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WhereIsRefri No Refrig or Microwave
How come there is not a refrig or microwave in the rooms?....most hotels now days have those amenities.
Also, paying for WiFi in your room....come on it's 2012.....other hotels don't charge one for using WiFi !!!
Parking at $10 / night....unattended garage....why is there a charge?
September 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Beba Penny Pinch
Great hotel but be ready for the hidden costs. Breakfast is a whopping $15 per person. Parking is $10 per night. All amenities have inflated prices and don't bother with the on-demand TV options. If money is no object, then Sheraton it is!
June 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HayBec Lacking...
...Ample parking with convenient access to hotel with no valet service.
...Customer service when issues arise. Very Friendly front desk very deceiving.
...Very limited dining options for late at night. Hotel food and room service just OK.
June 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beldar Remodeling
Scores low mostly due to remodel. Hopefully this will improve once rennovations are complete.
Musty smell in room and halways. Very dated decor.
Parking deck does not allow easy access if you have bags.
August 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by DB15 Good except
Everything was good except there was no hot water in my room when I took a shower on arrival. In the morning it was fine.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quattro Graciously accomodating!
We visited Needham for a funeral. There were other people coming from out of town as well and although I rarely ask for an upgrade, I thought this would be the time for my platinum status to come in handy! We wanted a larger room to be able to connect with our friends while not at the funeral home and your staff accommodated this request without hesitation. One night we wanted to order room service for 7 of us and they allowed us to eat in privacy in the 5th floor club lounge. Very accommodating and something that our friends appreciated after days of being around crowds of people. And I personally enjoyed your Change is Good promotion - the cookie was delicious! Keep up the great work!
March 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Edunter Above average overall
The Hotel's decor ihas a very modern feel...the lobby and bar/restaurant are open and bright.
We stayed in a suite (211) and liked the size of the room, but there was a half wall to separate the sleeping area from the living area so if you have guests in you better put your clothes away!
Also the bed was really far from the one A/C unit and the thermostat so even at the coldest setting the air near the bed was stuffy and much warmer. I called for a box fan but they didn't have one (surprisingly).
The bed was comfy, and the bathroom was clean, but their were only 2 bath towels that were on the smaller side and one was yellowed...not what I'd expect in a suite.
There was a wet bar with fridge but no mini bar so BYOB I guess.
The desk setup was also nice and spacious, but again it fell short with the cheap office chair that was like sitting on a top...it was unstable and clearly wasn't replaced when the rest of the room was given a facelift.
They've done a lot to this hotel but need to do just a bit more to compete in the $275 per night suite business.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CPinGA Nice facility.
Facilities and staff were excellent however soundproofing between rooms was an issue. Our neighbor had snoring issues and was a very early riser (3 am+snooze) and all of those activities adversely impacted our experience.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CL01 Green is less than green
We opted for the "Green" program in which guests forgo linen and towel change in exchange for a $5.00 voucher. What we got was no room cleaning services of any sort -- I don't think they entered the room at all during our stay. I am willing to participate in reusing linen and towels to contribute to "green" designation. I am not willing to forgo all room cleaning/consumable replenishment services in exchange for a measly $5.00. This is not "green." This is a cheap way to curtail staff services -- thus my two stars on staff responsiveness.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by John070965 Title
Desk agent left me waiting for 5 minutes while she answered numberous questions from a potential guest. I am an SPG member and expected better service. The bartender and waitress also spent most of their time talking to each other when I wanted service.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMBJess13 pleasant, comfortable, and economical
This was my family's first vacation together. I have a 2 year old son, so keeping him entertained is important. While the picture of the pool on the website made it appear much more beautiful than it actually was, it was still perfect for the family. By the end of our trip my son had learned to swim like a champ.
Our room was pleasant, bathroom was clean and water was nice. While the beds were super comfy, they were very small. We had a room with 2 double beds, but they were more like a large twin. My boyfriend is over 6 feet tall and I'm 5'8". We did not have much space. It never would have worked if we were heavier people.
Our room was near the pool, so families were constantly going by, but we never heard a thing. Our room was very quiet.
Really, the only thing I was not pleased with was our "package deal". It included a med pizza and a pitcher of soda. Their medium looked like a personal pizza, there were cans of soda and there was also a fee. We got charged a delivery fee, I guess taking the elevator up one floor uses a lot of energy. Then upon receiving it, the lady who delivered it informs us that tip is not included in the total. I am a server and bartender, I would never say that to a person. Most people will tip regaurdless, you don't need to tell me to give you even more money. I found it very rude. If I knew I was going to have to spend $12 on my free meal, I would have just ordered an actual pizza from a restaurant and had it delivered. Out of curiosity, I looked up in the café menu to see how much it would have been without our voucher. $44 is utterly ridiculous!
Overall our stay was great. Boston was such a great place to visit and there is so much to do and see. We will definitely be back and I would definitely stay in this hotel again.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Entrepreneurs Friendly Staff
The basics are covered at this hotel - comfy beds, hot showers and the new Starbucks cafe is a great add. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and are knowledgeable about the area and assisting guests.
July 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by fromNJ This hotel has had better days
We had stayed here before in years past. Cleanliness was not up to expectations. We were surprised to find dirty toilet paper sitting in our toilet. (We informed the front desk at check-out, and I can favorably report that they said they were glad I let them know.) The ice machine on our floor was out of order. When I called the front desk to report this and ask where there were working ice machines, the response was gruff and that I should simply try other floors. (I did, and found a working one.) When we asked a staff member the location of a follow-up function, we were directed to the wrong place. In contrast, in years past all seemed perfect at this location. The rugs etc seem to be getting dated & worn. Should it still be a Sheraton at all?
October 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by EJMFOXX Stays and Parking
I am platinum member but was not given an upgrade. I am very pleases with other Sheraton Hotels particularly the Florida area were they always give me suite on check in.
Another issue in which a big problem to me. When I was there at Needham location of Sheratoni it was winter season and they do not have parking enclosed walk access from the garage to the hotel. Hope they can build this in the future. I was freezing cold and no hotel men that can assist you aat the door anytime, no valet parking, no hotel platinum complimentary parking.
February 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ASDF1235 Disappointed by housekeeping
I was out of my room from 8:00-5:00 pm, and no one from housekeeping visited my room. As I was leaving for the evening, I stopped by the front desk to ask why. The front desk seemed perplexed, and was a tad bit defensive (why would I make this up). I politely asked for fresh towels, water, and coffee. I returned later that evening to find coffee, semi-fresh towels (one smelled of mildew and another with stains), and no water. This was a housekeeping fail.
April 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SPGguest011114 Parking Fees
Upon arriving at the hotel we were informed there was a $12 parking fee. However, upon booking I was not advised of this fee. Had I known, I would have chosen another hotel. Additionally, to exit the parking garage you need a key. If you do not have one, the intercom button may be pressed. The staff member who checked us out took both of our keys and did not advise as to presssing the intercom button to exit. From any property that has a gate at the garage, I expect the staff to advise as how to exit. Additionally, the intercom button was not labeled nor in plain view. Therefore, I had to exit the car while at the gate to return to the front desk for instructions. The staff member at the desk was less than pleasant when I inquired as to how to exit the garage.
January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Argonaut1 Competent and Efficient
Great stay and will do it again. Particularly impressed by staff responsiveness regarding loaner iPhone charge cord and request for more water. Really appreciated the hybrid parking spaces. Air conditioner was a bit noisy and swung too quickly between heat and cooling was my only complaint.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PR14 Great location
Convenient to Boston and Wellesley/Natick where we were visiting. Staff was very helpful.
April 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Longtimepatron The Elevator
We have been coming to the Sheraton Needham for many years. I do not think that there has been a time when for any stay over a few days both elevators worked. This last weekend was not exception. From our arrival to our departure, only one elevator was working, and the hotel was busy so people were walking with heavy bags up the stairs to get to their room. You have done wonders with the remodeling. Why didn't you complete the job?
June 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by iloveholidayinn Feathers, phooey
When I made my reservation, I asked for no feather bedding, I'm allergic. I knew I'd be getting in late and I hoped that my room would be ready for me to sleep in when I got there. My request had showed up on my reservation. Feather pillows and comforter awaited me in my room. Then I had to wait over and hour for a staff member to run around the hotel looking for foam pillows.
He could only find two. If only they had read my email.
April 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tammy12 Customer Service
My sister Wanda was my room mate upon our discharge she forgot to pack a gift she purchased at the RGB conference. Upon inspection of our belongings to make sure she didn't have it, Wanda checked the room again and the gift was not there. Wanda reported what happened she got upset because she felt she was not believed, and declined to take the money offered for the missing item. Wanda did later apologize for her poor behavior .
November 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mikeyshoes Room not cleaned & $12 parking
Did not know that "Going Green" included towels not being replaced and trash removed from room daily. Also add $12 a day on your bill so you can park. Stayed 3 nights two years in a row and stay was no better and more per night. Will not visit again. Sure no one will see this review being it is not a good one.
June 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Roadwarrior24 Surprised
I would like to say to start that the hotel had a huge issue with a water sprinkler breaking and I do not fault them for that at all. What was shocking to me is how poorly I was treated and not responded to.
1) No mention of Gold status and pushed aside at check in for a group.
2) Next morning with alarms going off getting ready for a meeting, no water and NO notice of no water.
3) Booked an extra day to enjoy pool and gym, both not operational, you have to go through the gym to get to the pool and deck and gym was what was flooded.
4) Emailed customer service and no response.
I travel a lot and am mid to top ranked at 2 different hotel chains stuff happens, when it does hotels that step up earn future business and recommendations, a note left on my bed explaining what happened with no offer of any benefits or compensation, especially having to attend a meeting showerless is just wrong.
June 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mabelle3210 Would not recommend
For a hotel that just had major renovations, I was very disappointed with my stay. Over the course of the stay, both elevators were not working, the air conditioning unit did not work properly and had to be serviced twice, there were leaks in the ceiling, there was glass on the floor, and a few other items. The staff did their best to address the issues, but I would not stay there again.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jts123 Latest Stay
I continue to love your hotel more and more each time I stay there. Our office is close by so this used to be the hotel we HAD to stay at and now it is the hotel I WANT to stay at. Your staff is amazing. Ernie is always a friendly face and ALWAYS greets me with a big smile and calls me by name. That really means a lot. You facilities are beautiful. One of my favorite places to stay. Thanks!
August 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lbch paper thin walls
while the hotel has undergone some renovations and the rooms LOOKED nice, the walls are paper thin and we could hear every single word spoken next to us or in the hall near us.
i'd probably not chose to stay here again for this reason.
also, they make you pay for parking but get no ticket and it's basically a scam...i could have parked there and not paid just as easily. seems very odd.
March 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by LizP Adequate
- Rooms themselves
Room for improvement:
Several calls to front desk went unanswered (ringing, no one picked up).
- No acknowledgement of SPG status.
Food (dinner) in lounge gets mixed review. Some of it was good, others not at all good. Menu is quite limited.
Not very accessible especially for those with mobility issues or heavy luggage.
June 23, 2014