Rated 4 out of 5 by MrGrey Fenway Fitness
PrePaid -20% (could've had 30%!!) - good
Early check-in - 9am - excellent
Starbucks then Bkfast w/WiFi in Lobby - good
Room, size, condition - very good
Battered fridge in room with left-over guest sour yogurt, half-eaten cheese and something burst/wedged in freezer - not so good (tho' service did remove it after I left a note)
Pool - excellent (esp for early laps)
Fitness large rooms - good
Location, attch to Prudential Mall (conv T station) and next to Newbury Street - good
Internet - charge!? (free lobby, and some SPG members) but also PER device! - mediocre nowadays
Room Service, std 2 eggs, bacon, toast Bkfast $25, +15%, +delivery, +admin, + sales = $35-40: yep, for 1 bkfast! - ridiculous
Think that's out there!? Cornflakes $11, + all those same extra charges = $20. Yeah. $20 for a bowl of cereal - no comment
Green scheme to not have sheets/towels changed option, reward w/$5 hotel coupon - excellent
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonRunner Like a winter resort in the heart of Boston
Tired of the cold weather? How about being able to shop, go to theater, travel throughout downtown Boston, great restaurants and shops and never have to to outside? The Sheraton "campus" provides all that and rooms with great views of Boston, the Charles River, over into Cambridge. On a clear day you can see the mountains to the west.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MRP76 Poor Swimming Pool
The main reason I selected this hotel was that the pool was long enough to do short laps in. The water quality in the pool was awful. The water was extremely cloudy, indicating that the chloride residual was far below standard. The water also was not filtered well nor had it been back flushed recently since there was hair in the water. It was totally unacceptable.
September 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Laura68 Elevators are very frustrating!
I was surprised at how extremely slow the elevators were. There was always a long wait and then most elevators that arrived were packed with people.
I was also disappointed by the very small bathrooms. It was accentuated by the low ceilings and lack of fan.
The staff was very professional and friendly, but I would most likely not choose to stay again.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BusinessTraveller670 Great for Conference/Business
Attended and stayed at the Sheraton for a business conference and was impressed by the attention to detail and appearance of all personal and event rooms. My only negative comment is that the room was very warm with no apparent means to lower the temperature. Otherwise the staff and hotel was very pleasant and I would highly suggest the Boston Sheraton to others.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BevM Pleasant and Comfortable
This was a great stay. I had a complicated set of reservations for my stay. The staff put them all together before my arrival. I did not have to change rooms at all and was given a great suite upgrade with a beautiful view of the river.
For the most part housekeeping was great. They did forget to give me towels and a bathmat one day. When I tracked them down in the hall to ask for these items, I was told they were already in my room. After some discussion, I was given "extra" towels.
The location was great. The conference facilities were good. The bed was extremely comfortable, and I liked that there was a power bar by the bed to plug in phones.
The desk was small and buried in a corner. I would not ever use it over there Also, the bathroom was so tiny, you had to tuck between the toilet and the sink in order to even close the door. This is a common problem in Sheraton Hotels and should be addressed in the next remodel.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JB45 Failure to deliver on reservation
We booked a delux king and on arrival we were told we were getting a delux king room; but upon reaching the room we found it to be a small cramped queen room. Being in a hurry to change and leave for an evening event, we did not have time to return to the registration desk and seek another room. As a long-time SPG member, I am very disappointed by this experience.
December 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holyman Excellent Convention Site
I was at the Sheraton for an academic convention. Food was provided by an outside kosher caterer, which was excellent and well coordinated with hotel staff.
My ONE and only complaint: I like to exercise late at night and the pool and fitness center are closed from 11 PM to 5 AM, I would have liked it to be open until 1 AM or so, or even 24 hours.
December 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rbastian123 Hotel is excellent
Excellent customer service, wonderful room cleanliness and also had very good hotel amenities. Although the construction in the lower levels did result in some elevator delays which got me late for my conference attendance.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by twinsdad Wonderful staff support
I was apprehensive about taking my year-old twin daughters on their first overnight hotel stay ever, particularly to the crowded chaos of Boston Marathon weekend, but the Sheraton staff did their best to make things easier for us. They shifted our room to one that would be easier for the girls, stored our luggage while we waited for the new rooms to be available, and helped us get bottles for the girls from that luggage when the rooms took longer than anticipated. Once the room was ready, they made sure we had cribs, sheets, and towels, and helped us wrangle everything back to the car when we left. I would thank the front desk associate who checked us in specifically, but the guidelines are discouraging use of full names.
The hotel was full all weekend and they could easily have used that excuse to do the minimum required, but they chose to do what they could to make our weekend easier, and we appreciate it tremendously.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littlefish73 Great Location in Boston
We had a fantastic time during our stay in Boston. The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. As an SPG member, we were upgraded to a suite on the club level. Although a bit small, the rooms were well appointed and very clean. The view was AMAZING!
We used the pool and sauna as well as the club level happy hour and breakfast. Happy hour snacks were nothing special but breakfast was nice- yogurt, granola, pastries and fresh fruit as well as coffee, tea and juices.
One of the best features about the hotel was the location. It was connected to the Prudential Center so there's your standard mall but the really nice thing is that it's connected to the subway stop so you don't have to go outside to catch the train. It's also an easy walk to Newbury Street with really great shopping and dining. The concierge gave us great recommendations for dining within walking distance. I would definitely stay here on a return trip!
November 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lildom Should tell people there is $85.00 in taxes per night.
This hotel was great. I didn't know about the $46.00 a night for valet, and the $ 84.00 a night for ALL the taxes.Being from New Jersey and never been to Boston ,we didn't .I would have liked to have been told when I booked it, we were there for a college tour.
Thank you for your time.
Everything was beautiful In the room and it was a great time in Boston.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kristen99 This hotel has everything
This hotel met all of my needs. I loved sitting at the pool, reading and relaxing. The pool is spotless and was always quiet. The fitness rooms were great too -- better than expected. The staff was always friendly and helpful. No complaints at all. Highly recommend, and I'm fussy.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lrkr Lovely place to stay
I stayed on the 28th floor with access to the Club Lounge. My room was very comfortable with lots of space. The Club Lounge offerings were excellent! Having the mall right there was great along with the MTA stop for getting out and about. My only negative would be the bathroom - the room is so small that the door barely opens 90 degrees as it bumps into the tub.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by heajayjr Great location, friendly staff, OK beds
Great location!! That was the highlight of this hotel stay. The staff was friendly and responsive, although it took cleaning staff three days to remove the dirty room service dishes from the floor outside the door across the hall. The room and facilities were clean, otherwise. I found the bed too soft, but that's personal preference. Great hotel!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by susancmg Good convention hotel
Business purpose was achieved, and CS, Reservations and PSAV staff were great.
S Tower rooms are gorgeous. N Tower rooms and suites need more LIGHTING and updating.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rweth27 convenient and fun location
One of the most comfortable napnap conferences i have been to because there was easy access to fun walking areas, great food, 2 supermarkets, and daily mass inside the Prudential mall.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matamoros10 This hotel has an excellent staff.
From the moment we arrive to when we left, the hotel staff was extremlely friendly and accomadating. The front desk personnel were so welcoming,that it made one feel that evrything about the stay was going to be great, and it was.When we had a problem with the TV in our room, a technician arrived within five minutes of our call.
We will definetly return.
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by eddieG Thanksgiving "Turkey"
Returning to our room Thanksgiving night to find the bed still unmade, used wet towels still in the uncleaned bathroom was not what we're used to at a Starwoods property.
Best Guest Services could do is send up some towels.
Housekeeping did knock on the door around 8:30 AM Thursday morning while we werestill getting ready but apparently never came back.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bozack Recent stay during the cold spell
I must say I was very impressed with this property all the way from reception to housekeeping and valet.
As a platinum member I am extra picky and this location certainly met and exceeded my needs. Would be nice to have the lounge open but was told it was just out for this time of year which is OK as they made up for it.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helenhmr Distraught Traveler Review
I am from Boston and live in California. My Sister recently passed away and Carly at SPG check in was so accomodating when I changed rooms - she knew I was upset and went out of her way to take care of me. She even called my room to make sure I was satisfied with the switch, I can stay anywhere in Boston and I always keep coming back to the Sheraton!!
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTBob Wonderful amenities and service
Wonderful 2-night stay! Very friendly and helpful staff--Club Lounge staff make you feel at home, and Mohammed who helped with our bags was great. Fitness Center and pool were immaculate and up-to-date. Will definitely be back!
March 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tiannajoy SPG Members Beware
I am currently a Gold Member, soon to be Platinum and have continued my loyalty with SPG because of it's normally excellent treatment of their members. But for the first time I was truly disappointed. Upon check in I waited in the Gold line, that had a delay which is fine but the normal check in line continued to move quickly with the non members and never considered to help out the Gold or Platnium Members. At check in, I felt rushed and unimportant. I never got offered my Gold Gift or even told the internet passwords. I checked into the room, which was well maintained and clean but over looked the cooling/heating unit of another hotel and was not the bed (1K) I had booked. Then in the bathroom, there was no soap or shower gel. I called to get some, but after an hour just gave up and went to Walgreens. It is during multiple conventions, but this is a convention hotel and I still felt that the service was below standard. I was made to question my loyalty to the SPG Program. I usually have such wonderful stays. It is clean, and right in Back Bay so on other sites I reviewed higher but for the SPG site, members don't expect much.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by inbounder13 Convenient
It's a convenient location for conferences and the staff is friendly and helpful, but the rooms are a bit outdated and the cleanliness could be improved upon. I had spots of mold in my bathroom, which isn't very professional, in addition to being a health concern. I don't mind that it's slightly outdated, but at least scrub your bathrooms of mold.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarMac Always the best! Home away from Home!
A wonderful place to stay in Boston..Why? Because it is just like being at home! You are welcomed with a smiling eager to please face! From check in to check out you feel special and they accommodate you as you ask. Stay at the Sheraton Boston, it is central to everything and its like being at home - very comfortable stay and attentive staff!
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by epharma Excellent stay-loved pet friendly experience
Had plans to visit Boston and extended stay when Hurricane Sandy hit us in Central Jersey and we wanted to get away from no power, no water, no heat. Was great that we could bring our dog. Staff was friendly. Hotel location perfect for Boston Conservatory and Berklee and Northeastern Univ. --not to mention Newbury Street shops and PRU and Copley.
November 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by hrlyrdhd Good staff, comfortable beds, not so clean bathrooms
My experience was good at this hotel. The staff for the most part was very responsive and helpful. The beds were some of the most comfortable I have slept in. The bathroom however was not very clean. I was constantly finding hairs everwhere.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomC Overall good stay... but 1 complaint
My only complaint. The parking was too expensive. Your hotel does not validate the parking, so we paid the higher rate than the retail customers that park in the same lot. I found a parking lot next door with the same options for half the price. I would think that you would at least validate the parking for the patrons staying in your hotel?
September 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike1318 Hotel was ok, staff polite, some issues
Hotel was nice, bathrooms very small, my room was not cleaned 2 days in a row and the beds were not made when I originally got there, TV was unplugged so I moved the dresser to plug it in and dust and garbage behind the dresser kind of bad. Hotel Staff was very helpful and polite. Be prepared to pay big city prices for any food or drinks.
September 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BJS1965 Did not live up to expectations
I expected the hotel to be comparable to other big city conference hotels. The Sheraton did not meet those expectations. The room was not all that clean, as evidenced by the very long hair that was on the phone keypad when I walked in the door. All of the brochures in the room were heavily worn and some had writing on them from previous guests. Dishes left in the hall by other guests were there for a good part of the day.
My biggest hassle was with the TV. Why would you have digital television when the signal strength is so low that most of the channels will not display. A big TV is great, but not if you cannot access most of the channels and the ones that you can experience signal problems.
Given the competition at the Prudential Center, I would have expected more from the Sheraton. So I was quite disappointed by my stay. Needless to say, I would have to recommend one of the other Prudential Center hotels for anyone attending a conference in that part of Boston.
December 18, 2013