Rated 3 out of 5 by Beba13 Sheraton Boston - good location
Good location. Close to the Convention Center and Shopping Mall.
July 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sarah927 Front Desk Staff Were Abhorrent
My company recently held a conference at the Sheraton Boston from August 6-11th. I arrived on August 6th at 11am to check in and was told the room I selected (standard king bed) would not be available until the check-in time of 3pm, which I thought was a little odd but I was fine with it. Tara, my front desk clerk, offered me a locker room pass to change into business attire, which I thought was kind of her. She then told me the hotel would call when my room was ready. 3pm comes and goes. 4pm comes and goes. Finally, a colleague, in the same position as me, goes to the front desk and works with Tara to get her room ready. My colleague sees me sitting in the lobby, waiting on my room at 4:45pm, and waves me over to see if we can get me checked in as well. Tara informs me my room is ready. However I did not receive a phone call. By this point I was quite tired of waiting, and asked why I hadn't been informed of my room being available. Tara fiddled around with her computer and claimed it had JUST become available. I find that hard to believe. As compensation, she offered me HALF of the complimentary drink tickets she had already given to my colleague, and said hopefully the colleague would share with me. Are you kidding me? It's up to my coworker now to justify the outrageous wait time I experienced for my room? I had no words for Tara. I found her behavior incredibly disrespectful and not at all what I expect from a Sheraton hotel.
From there, my company's stay just worsened. Meeting rooms were not set properly, countless other colleagues complained of their check-in situation, and my room smelled of stale cigarettes, though a sign is clearly posted saying No Smoking.
I will say the one redeeming quality of the Sheraton Boston was the cleaning staff. My room was always freshened nicely at a convenient time, and they made sure to provide me extra of anything they noticed I used.
The worst part of my experience might have been my check-out. I went to the concierge desk to request that my room be unlocked on my last day, because my meeting had run over and I hadn't had time to call down and request a late check-out. Quite frankly, I didn't see the need to extend courtesy I was not given upon my arrival, but nevertheless, I wasn't given the time to even make the decision. The Asian woman at the concierge desk treated me like a misbehaving toddler. I was so completely offended by her treatment. She questioned me as to why I hadn't requested a late check-out, when I was supposed to know when the check-out time is. She quite literally spoke to me like I was an idiot.
My company spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, a hotel (and city) that was selected as our "wild card" year since we do not normally have Boston in our rotation. During our next planning meeting, I will be sure to voice my opinion that we never hold a meeting at the Sheraton Boston Hotel again.
August 19, 2014
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 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 iiagdtr Boston Marathon Host Hotel
The comfort, convenience, location, staff and overall ambiance was all that and more. We plan to stay there for years to come for these reasons.
I found the shower head was missing in the accessible bathroom and it was installed immediately. Our room was cleaned quickly while we were out and our views were stupendous. Loved it!
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFVP This hotel is very conveinent to Boston sites
Good people and good location
July 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FrankJ68 Elevators & pool
The elevators were abysmally slow. And the pool was cloudy / disgusting. There's no reason not to be able to see the bottom of a swimming pool!!
July 11, 2014
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 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by MikeB63 This hotel didn't meet expectations
The room was very small, the sink in the bathroom didn't drain properly and our room didn't have an identifying number plate on the outside. The ice maker on the floor didn't work. There was often an unreasonable wait for an elevator. The maid service was good and the room was clean. I would not go back to the hotel again.
April 23, 2014
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 2 out of 5 by ronaldb50 Poor value, staff did not fix problem
Was there for 5 nights. Room was not comfortable for such a long stay. The bed was a double bed, pushed up against one wall of the room. The room was so small, it fit the bed, it had a desk, a desk chair, a TV on a small credenza and a night table. That it. No normal chair to sit on. The bed because it was pushed up against the wall was slept on by me and others before me on one side. The bed mattress was so worn from all of us sleeping in the one spot,( so that we could get out of bed easily ) that it is swayed like a hammock. This gave me a bad back having to sleep in one area of the bed each night for 5 nights. The AC in that room, works, but each time it shuts off, there is a large bang. I put up with this for 5 nights. When I complained, the front desk said that they would move me.I did not want to re-locate to another small room. Why didn't they say, let me check into this and see if I can fix it? When I checked out, they did not even ask me how my stay was. So the AC banging is still there for the next unfortunate sole.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peg54 chief operations
good very good
July 20, 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 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 4 out of 5 by kmholt Amenities: Excellent, Service: Inconsistent
I stayed at the Sheraton Boston Hotel while attending a conference.
The amenities were excellent! Room was spacious, comfortable, and quiet. Exercise facilities, shopping, dining all exist within hotel and others are within close proximity.
Regarding customer service: Desk staffing seemed somewhat inconsistent with their support and information given. Upon check in I was given information pertaining to the conference I was attending, however a few other members of our group (who checked in at a different time) were not given information about the conference. We had all registered for our lodging through the conference website. I was informed that internet access was covered under the conference rate others in the group were not, there was an option to decline housekeeping services in exchange for a meal voucher, I was not informed of this exchange.
Desk staff were polite and helpful towards me, however in observing other customers' interactions, I noted less than polite exchanges. One customer requested a printed quote of the cost of her rooms as there had been some confusion and the rates had changed between the time of her registration and check-in. Desk staff repeatedly told the woman they could not provide this to her and insisted that she should contact Reservations to obtain the quote. I believe the manager on staff should have provided this to her or called Reservations on her behalf.
Waits to speak with desk staff were often moderately long 10 - 15 minutes due to volume of traffic.
August 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Boston2345 Some good, some bad
Air conditioning was not working, there was no fridge in the room, beds were uncomfortable and sheets were very loud and rough
Good central location, easy to find, easy to get to, good local restaurants and shops
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by john Great stay with minor Flaws
All in all the stay was great. Minor details need to be improved! Hallway getting to the room smelled musty and like body oder. The elevators did not work well and were very slow. The workout room needs more space and better equipment( weights and weight machines). And finally valet parking is extremely expensive (1/4 of the room fee).
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cuddles1 Room comfort
The shade lets too much light into the room on the sides. You need a valance on both sides of the shade.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trisha3 Boston Sheraton
Hotel was extremely convenient to the conference site, with restaurants and shopping right next door. Didn't even have to go out in the snow to enjoy a wonderful dinner each evening! Hotel is, however located in a great area of Boston. I enjoyed my stay here. Disappointed to find the Starbucks closed most of the time!
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dontparkhere parking
I have stayed in just about every brand of Hotel all over the US and abroad and have NEVER paid so much for parking! I was not told the price or options when I arrived or I would have self parked! Also the 2 times I tried to get my car it took over 20 -30 minutes because there was not anyone working! I will Never stay there again!!!
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cerberus63 Once again, enjoyed my stay
I have been traveling more often on weekend getaways with my wife. I truly enjoy the Sheraton Boston. This was my third time there. I had a great room with a terrific view. It's close to great shopping and world class restaurants. The service at the hotel is excellent. I will definitely stay here again when travelling to Boston
February 10, 2014
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 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 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