Rated 5 out of 5 by PhilG23 My hotel of choice when in Boston
A quick subway ride to just about any place you'd want to visit in Boston.
The hotel was clean. My room provided a great view of the Charles River, MIT, Harvard and even Fenway Park.
Greeted by friendly staff, check-in/out was a breeze. The bartenders in the lounge were equally as friendly.
I would recommend the Sheraton Boston.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarkTexNYC Awesome Sheraton
No doubt this property is pretty old, but they've done an excellent job of keeping it fresh, clean and up-to-date. The property is huge and clearly a mother ship for conference-goers. Further more:
- Excellent views from the higher floors
- Excellent Club Lounge
- Express elevators to top floors
- Super clean
- Excellent location.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rod58 Staff was very accommodating
We have visited at this property for over 30 years. This years experience was the best!
The South tower was closed so we were upgraded to a nicer room (suite). Michelle at the front desk noticed that it was my birthday and also sent a a desert/fruit tray to the room as a surprise.
That is why we continue to come back.
December 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveler73 Solid Convention Hotel
Solid hotel with friendly staff that aims to please (reception, concierge etc.). Very big with two towers and hundreds of rooms attached to a convention center - downside of this is it can seem a bit impersonal at times with mobs of people in the lobby during busy times; upside is nice room upgrades when less busy (especially on weekends). Everything about the stay went well, except housekeeping forgot to clean the room one day (I left the room at two in the afternoon), but a quick phone call upon my return at seven that evening took care of that (a big hotel also means housekeeping staff is available at most times). The suite I was upgraded to was spacious and had great views of the city below. Location in Back Bay is superb - close to restaurants on Boylston Street and the South End, boutiques on Newberry Street, shopping in the Prudential Center and Copley Place , museums nearby and a short walk to Harvard Bridge to reach Cambridge and MIT. One of the nicer Sheratons.
April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sleeski Sheraton in Boston
I have stayed at the Sheraton in the Prudential Center in Boston many times.
It is a great location within walking distance of many activities, historical sights and dozens of great restaurants and pubs.
They continue to upgrade the facility and rooms on a regular basis and staff is always attentive.
March 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Larry39 There for a convention
The staff was very courteous. The room was a decent size. The pool was rather nice for doing lap swimming.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by edina36 annual stay in this hotel for past twenty years
Staff are outstanding and very friendly and helpful at all times. Breakfast only meal
I have sampled and it was delicious ,and plenty provided.
Decor changed since last visit, very contemporary,disappointed with new facility furnishings,
not in keeping with location and expected
level of hotel. the green color not a happy choice.
December 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roobear Great Stay
Quick trip but comfortable and a nice hotel
July 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Andreakh Hellish Check-In Experience
Hi, I checked-in at the Sheraton in Boston, MA on Thursday (08.14.2014). I arrived at approx. 1:30pm and waited on a line for 20-30 minutes waiting to check-in. Admittedly, I attempted to check-in early. The room I reserved and partially paid for in advance was in the queue to be cleaned.
My reservationist, "Alex", checked-me in, and asked if I would not mind waiting until the room was cleaned. I agreed (because I arrived early), gave Alex my cell number, and was told I would receive a call when the room was ready. I decided to check-in my bag at the baggage desk while waiting for the call re: my room being ready.
At approx. 3:45pm, I returned to the check-in desk and asked what was the status of the room cleaning. I was told that some additional time would be needed to clean the block of rooms that was reserved for a convention that I planned to attend.
At approx. 6:15, I returned to the check-in desk and again asked what was the status of the room cleaning. This time I was told by a manager, Ryan "?", that still more time would be needed to clean the room. At approx. 6:20pm, I spoke to Ryan again, while Alex was present, and expressed displeasure at having to wait 3.5 hours for a room that should have been available at 3pm. The hotel had my reservation (and credit card number), and it knew I planned to arrive.
Ryan typed some information while at the check-in desk and found a room for me; although it needed to be cleaned because a duvet cover was missing from one of the double beds. I agreed to accept the room knowing that housekeeping needed additional time to place the duvet cover on the bed. Before Ryan gave me the room keys, I asked whether the room had Wi-Fi. Ryan confirmed that the room had Wi-Fi, at no cost.
After waiting approx. 30 minutes to pick-up my bag from the baggage desk, I arrived in the room which had a stellar view of the hvac system of a neighboring building. Ten minutes thereafter, I attempted to access the Internet via Wi-Fi. Without having success, I called guest services and requested assistance. The associate put me on hold while she tried to resolve my log-in issue. After being place on hold without any communication from the associate, I hung up and re-dialed guest services. The same associate answered the phone and she was able to transfer my call to another associate who told me to attempt to log-in again after 30 seconds. My subsequent attempt to log-in was successful.
And, as soon as I logged in, I received a call from the Sheraton (617.236.2000). The caller told me that my room was ready. I told the caller I was already in a room at the Sheraton hotel and asked what was the "new" room assignment? I asked because I wondered whether the "new" room had a view that differed from the neighboring building's HVAC system. The caller was not able to provide me with the "new" room number because doing so would be against hotel policy.
As a convention attendee and due to circumstances beyond my control, I need to stay at the Sheraton Boston (MA) through the weekend. At approx. $250/night, I am absolutely disgusted with the level of service provided thus far. And to add insult to my injury, while on the elevator riding up to my room, I overheard two other guests smile with glee about the food coupons and room discount they received from one of the customer service managers.
I can't seem to shake the aura of Charlie Brown. Stay tuned for the rest of my saga at the Sheraton Boston (MA)!
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by chief981 Different Strokes
In this world we live in, It doesn't matter where you spend the night, as long as the bed is comfy, But we REALLY enjoy the benefits of sometimes not going out into the world. Having the benefit of having all the things of home in your room. Mic and Fridge. A definite NEED! And a way to and from the airport would be excellent
September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tony4469 Good Location in Downtown Boston
Hotel is in a great location in Downtown Boston. Close to many attractions where you can walk to them. Side Bar staff was great.
July 2, 2014
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 1 out of 5 by Charlieboohoo Tired & unhelpful
I bookeda Club room and arrvived to be told the Club was closed but no change to room rate! I could however sit in the public areas should I wish to!! The rooms and communal areas were tired and the staff in the bar area rude. The clerks on the reception desk were less than helpful and perfuntory in tone and outlook. Grim!
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WayneZ Successful Weekend Getaway
I would like to thank you and let you know what a wonderful time we had at the Sheraton Boston this weekend. This is our 4th visit in eights months. Even though the weather was less than perfect, your hotel was an integral part of us enjoying the quick getaway to visit our daughter who attends Northeastern University. We had one of the newly renovated rooms on the 29th floor (corner with nice view on two sides). The updated decor is tastefully stylish, comfortable and functional. Everything a traveler would want. The pool and sauna are extremely well maintained and the gym is very well equipped and even though there were a good number of guests in there at the time I went to use the facility, there was no problem with accessing each piece of equipment when I wanted to use it. It did not feel crowded at all. My wife and I had the opportunity to relax with a pre-dinner cocktail in the lounge. The service here met the high standards that we have come to expect over our visits here.
March 31, 2014
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by FenwayFoodies75 A favorite place to stay in Boston
As always, this hotel does not disappoint!! The proximity to everything we want to see and do is perfect. Cannot wait to come back.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rick123 Lots of $$$$$ for average stay
For the amount of money charged for the room, I would have expected a better experience. The bed was very comfortable, however this was offset by the paper-thin walls and noisy neighbors. My view was OK, but wedged between two buildings and a rooftop.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jack7490 Appreciated upgrade
Really appreciated the upgrade to a suite. After client visit, it was very nice to visit with family and enjoy Mike's Pastry dessert watching the skyline. Hotel staff was helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.
Won't eat breakfast in hotel restaurant again because coffee was undrinkable and prices were absurdly high.
December 23, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SNerd The worst experience in Sheraton
I was trying to talk with necessary people about my mis-booking at the hotel, the answer was nothing that they can do. I will try contacting hotel once more but not hoping anything will happen.
Also there were a lot of mistakes in the service, communication was bad, there was even no shampoo/body wash when arrived.
November 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by TAD21 Terrible experience for families with young children
- Room not ready for children despite pre requests, a temporary crib arrived 2 hours after check in (at 11pm) despite multiple calls to guest services. This was after a 6 hour transatlantic flight, exhausting.
- Never enough people on reception, 12 desks and never more than 2 people maning them, long lines and waits to get anything done or see anyone.
- Receptionists rude and surly (most of time). Did not look to solve problems, i.e. no adaptors in reception OR shop, it was MY problem. A kind guest stepped in at the end to help out...
- 30mins to get car in the morning from valet, nightmare when you have young kids
- You have to pay for internet, daily rate only available and per device....
- No BBC news on TV, can't be considered a business hotel without
Overall a big conference factory floor with no or little personal attention to guests needs. Well overpriced for such poor quality of service, go to a motel you'll save yourself or your company a lot of time and money.
June 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnnygull57 Fix the bathroom please
Hi, overall the room was fine, but the bathroom, beyond being really small, needs some repair work. Looks like the room above it had a big flood and the damage to the wall above the toilet is very obvious. Ceiling's a mess as is the wall paper where it meets the ceiling. Really unnecessary for a major hotel chain.
October 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MicT Centrally Located
Good location but the room was rather small and didn't include a minibar. Staff arranged a fridge tho. Pool is big enough to lap but it was very busy and the water wasnt very clean. probably due to the fact that the closest shower was in the locker room on the other side of the gym...
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BGSB Noisy. Impolite staff.
Location is good. Lively neighborhood, shopping & restaurants.
I have to stay here often, due to my company policy/rate agreements - it's a block space hotel for us, not much choice.
Very busy and noisy due to convention center proximity and frequent events (think Animie convention attendees in all their comic character outfits glory going up and down the elevators).
Staff is indifferent and not very considerate. As a Gold member on the verge of Platinum, get no consideration for upgrades. Generally cold front desk - it's ok to smile once in a while.
Once was checked into an already occupied room! Scary for the people and me when I walked into my room at 11:30pm, to find others sleeping there.
No in-room dining as of Mar 2014, due to construction, it is closed.
Rooms are inconsistent in size & amenities, some times there is only one towel, and bare minimum toiletries. Other times, had soiled towels. Housekeeping is very bad. Though they do send stuff over promptly when you call.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LawyerRay100 Front desk
Excellent service and help at downtown Boston Sheraton. Tipped me to taking shuttle from nearby to airport - cost $5 & it was a fast trip to Logan airport.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Do2014 Expectations not met
When arriving, the room was not ready, despite confirmation for the indicated hour of arrival. Had ordered a club room but could not get one, hence room was unilaterally downgraded - on a prepaid reservation! In the room, the bed needed to be replaced and we experienced wifi problems for the first hours.
February 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michael614 Overall great except for TV
With the exception of a terrible TV remote and NO guide available on the TV, everything was great. Our room did have a smell of a locker room upon arrival. We had house keeping spray something on the carpet, but the smell did return a day or two into our 5 day stay.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Treefarmer Great location and facillities
Located next to the Heinz Convention center and the Prudential Shops, it's a great place to stay when in Boston. Only a short walk to the Theater District and anything else Boston has to offer. The accommodations are top notch with great views and staff to match.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobsnotyouruncle Northeastern Graduation
We flew in for graduation, and a few days of touring/shopping/relaxing. The Boston Sheraton is walking distance to great food, shopping, and the subway system. We took the train to TD Garden for graduation, the aquarium, a comedy club in Cambridge & to see the sights.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewEnglandTour Recommendation
We stayed in this hotel for 2 days during our New-England-Tour. The room was nice & clean and the view spectacular!
It's in the middle of the City - the Trolley stops in front of the hotel --> very good for tourists.
The food was delicious.
Just one little criticism: it was very cold in the lobby (air-con)
September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by rjake13 Excellent check in
With the Red Sox winning the World Series, my wife and I wanted to stay overnight in Boston for the Rolling Rally Parade. I could not have been more pleased with the speed of my check in.I was actually offered an upgrade on my room, as well as being able to get late check out, all in a matter of minutes!!
November 3, 2013