Rated 4 out of 5 by Sami61 Excelent BUT
The Starbucks coffee was expired!
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CB43 Refreshed decor and great location
I stayed here for business in April and was taken by surprise when I entered the lobby. It has been completely refreshed and now looks and feels like a modern city hotel. Extremely friendly staff that can't do enough to help you. Very clean corridors, rooms, bathrooms, gym and pool area. Room service was fast - every order was fulfilled and delivered within 20 minutes. And the food was surprisingly good - great flavors and good variety. I'm looking forward to going back to this hotel with my family during the summer. The location is great for exploring the city on foot and is close to all public transportation for exploring a little further afield. Bonus - I could see Fenway Park from my room too :)
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJ617 Flawless Visit
From the moment I walked in I felt like the entire staff was there to make sure I had a wonderful time. It was one of the best hotel stays I have ever had. We received an upgrade as SPG members and our room was absolutely perfect with the most beautiful views. But it was the kindness and the service that really made this stay so comfortable and amazing. Very well done!
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jms88 Great Stay!
My friend and I stayed at this Sheraton for Anime Boston this year and I was blown away by the service. The convention was huge, 26,000+ attendees and many were staying at the Sheraton. I can see why now. Everything from start to finish was handled impeccably. There were exceptionally long lines to check in as many attendees arrived at the hotel around the same time. Like management is tough and I would imagine the staff might be unaccustomed to the volume of guests that showed up that day. If that were true though, you wouldn't have known it. Staff formed an organized line and handed out bottled water as we waited. When we reached the front desk, my friend and I were treated by a Concierge named Darnell who was incredibly kind and professional. I was impressed by how energetic he was given how incredibly busy the hotel was. My friend requested a mini fridge and we were told that they were running low. I would imagine the hotel was close to full occupancy, so that was not unexpected. Somehow, Darnell managed to find us one though and it was waiting for us when we arrived to our rooms. Darnell even helped us because rewards members so our WiFi was free. He really helped to make our stay a great one. The room he selected was immaculate and the location couldn't be better. I would highly recommend anyone considering attending a convention at the Hynes Convention Center book here. The two buildings are connected, so it almost felt like we never left the con. I can't wait to stay here again next year.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shani330 Fantastic Service
The room was fantastic from the decor to the quality of the staff, the Sheraton was a very homey place. I especially loved the lady that worked at guest services named Alaina. She was wonderful and always sounded cheery when she picked up phone. She was very informative and helpful.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cesa This hotel has great features
This hotel has great features. I had a very good experience on it.
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kham17 Stayed for NYE
I stayed here for NYE and I am not sure the staff was quite prepared to handle for the madness. I had to call multiple times for my requests to be fullfilled. My upgrade request was fullfilled and it was fairly normal for Sheraton standards.
April 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by speterson Strange remodel
We were put in a recently remodeled room. The bathroom light wouldn't turn on, I eventually discovered that if you turn on the front hall light you would then be able to turn on the bathroom light. This was NOT cool, not in the middle of the night when you are trying to not wake another person, or when one of you is getting up early to attend a meeting. Additionally, the coffee pot would blow coffee about 10 inches in every direction from the pot (not user error, both of us had the same experience). Unless the electrical issue is systemic, neither of these things would impact most guests, otherwise the property is lovely, and well located.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cara23 Helpful staff
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The facilities are clean and the housekeeping was excellent, However, we needed extra hangers because our conference was for a week, and they said they would be right up with them. They never came.
March 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by DDDCCC Miscommunication
I had a serious issues with the lack of full communication provided by the the front desk, whether it is a locked out card for a late checkout or still being charged for internet that was comped I was disappointed by the service here.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSak Front Desk Staff Fabulous!
Stayed just one night with my wife and sister-in-law who was to have a next day early morning procedure at a local hospital. Requested two connecting rooms. Bonnie at the front desk was just super and responsive to our needs. Rooms were great, clean and comfortable, and had amenities within not lacking, i.e., bottle water, refrigerator, great tv, great temperature control with no noise, etc. Sister-in-law was relaxed and ready for her operation. Valet service friendly and prompt. Will stay at Boston Sheraton again.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vivy great location and features
From checking in to checking out we received excellent service from the staff who were very professional and courteous . The accomendations were great and more than met our expectations. Look forward to our next stay.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick99 Great stay and very accomodating
I had a great stay again at this hotel. I arrived early than expected, but the hotel was quickly and easily able to find me another upgraded suite that was ready while my pre-arranged room was not. The lounge was in much better shape this time as well, and I had no issues with housekeeping as I had before. Thanks for listening! You are my top choice for hotels in Boston.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bostonfan37 Great SPG Benefits
i always stay at Sheraton Boston for a once-a-year family getaway. Hotel is very clean, nice pool and sauna, Staff has always been courteous. SPG benefits are very good!
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterRealityCheck The Embodiment of Excellent Guest Services
Our visit was off to a bad start, and I was in a bad, bad mood.
We arrived in Boston late and tired, and found no cabs at the train station. The one driver hanging around passed himself off as a legitimate cab, and charged us twice over what would have been the regular metered fare to the hotel, claiming it was a late night flat fare.
Arriving at the Sheraton, this same hack claimed not to have change for a $50., but the doorman reacted swiftly and offered to get us change from the front desk. Meanwhile, I cautiously noted down the hack's tag number.
The attitude adjustment, however, began instantly at the front desk, where the young man who checked us in went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable (I wish I could remember his name, but my mind was elsewhere, still upset at the hack). He upgraded our accommodations -- with access to the Club Lounge, no less -- and made sure we had help with our luggage. We were hungry, so he informed us we could come down to the SideBar & Grill for a quick bite. We went to bed happy with the knowledge that all was well again.
The following morning, after sampling the very nice breakfast spread provided in the Club Lounge (with a lovely view of the city), we asked the concierge for sightseeing suggestions. Amy was wonderful -- knowledgeable, courteous and caring, and very discerning, especially in helping us make sensible choices to accommodate our children's interests as well as our tight schedule. (We followed her suggestion and hopped on the sightseeing trolley.)
After a fine day of sightseeing, we returned to the comfort of our room -- it had been explained that the hotel had recently undergone a major renovation, and it shows -- and tried our luck again, asking the concierge for dinner recommendations. This time it was Alaina who hit the homer, and sorted out the reservations at a nearby seafood restaurant.
While waiting at the concierge desk for Alaina to confirm our dinner reservation, I also took the time to inquire about what steps to follow to report the hackney. Brenda, the terrific gal in charge of guest services, stepped in to offer her assistance. After taking down all the information, copying the hack's receipt, and offering to intervene with the Boston PD, she even comp'd our forthcoming taxi ride from the hotel to the airport. This, in my judgment, is the embodiment and essence of true customer service -- going out of one's way to make the customer feel more like a valued guest, and not just another room night booked to meet a daily sales quota.
More than the physical environment the hotel itself offers, I cannot say enough good things about the service at this Sheraton, and will make it our only choice when traveling to Boston.
Oh, yes, for those who still want the 411 on the property, who like to read the minutiae, here goes: The rooms are large, well appointed, clean and very well maintained... what else would you expect at a Starwood property? The hotel connects to the Prudential Center, the luxurious Copley Place Mall, as well as to other upscale shopping and dining, and is walking distance to funky/boutiquish Newbury Street.
It also has an indoor pool -- but if it's a splash in the pool you're after, then come on down to Florida, there's plenty of water here.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelJeep 2nd Time Here for my 2nd FirstNight
I have stayed in many different hotels including other Starwood Properties and this hotel is now my # 1 for Boston (Boston Strong).
For large hotel when it is crowed such as for FirstNight, you do not feel cramped. The rooms are very comfortable. Even when the pool is crowed, you still have room to swim. You have the option eating breakfast within the hotel or the various places within the Prudential Center. As for Dinner, the hotel does have a bar and bar type food. For Dinner, within a very short walk, there is a vast selection of restaurants ($-$$$$$) to choose from and on long stays you can not get bored. The best part for me is to leave the car in the lot and take public transportation. The hotel is close by to the Green line T stop in the Prudential Center and 2 other stops just blocks away.
What makes this hotel special is the warmth and friendless of the entire staff. It is the same when I first experienced this 3 years ago. The concierge was 2nd to none. The recent renovation that took place definitely an improvement since the last time I was here. And I felt last time was great also.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TERFIN Great Hotel
Simple. This is a great hotel, and very reasonable.
January 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JRox2014 Sub-par customer service.
Last week I booked a room with two double beds for $X per night at the Boston Sheraton using the SPG website. I received an email from SPG offering upgrades and chose to upgrade to a Junior Suite w. two double beds for an upgrade fee of $Y per night. The combined total nightly rate is now $X+Y. When I arrived at the hotel, not only was this room not available, the man at the front desk led me to believe there was no such thing as a Junior Suite with two double beds and that my reservation was merely for two double beds. Since the room I thought I booked did not exist, I accepted the regular room. Upon arriving in the room, I found it strewn with dirty cups and bags; it clearly had not been cleaned since the last guest. My family and I went back to the front desk and requested another room. This time a woman waited on us and offered us a Junior Suite with a King Bed and fold out couch. When my family and I arrived in that room, it had one double bed, not a King bed. I called down to the front desk to explain the situation to the woman who answered the phone; I asked that they honor my original reservation for a Junior Suite with two double beds. She put me on hold and a man came onto the line; inexplicably, he was able to find us a Junior Suite with two double beds. The front desk woman met us in the Junior King suite and brought us keys to our Junior Double Suite.
Now comes checkout time. When I am told the final charge amount, it sounds high so I ask for the nightly rate. I'm told the rate was $*** including taxes. “What is the rate with out taxes”, I ask. I'm told that the rate is $X+Y plus a $Z upgrade fee. This is followed by an extended discussion in which the staff try to stonewall, tell me that they can't honor the rate I was given when I booked the room, claim not to remember having checked me in (even though the person who initially checked me in is standing right there-he says he checked in a thousand people that night and doesn't remember us), they want an email showing the rate and the only email the hotel sent me showed the rate of $X and a confirmation number they say is not my confirmation number. The staff member who claimed not to remember us then spots my sister and decides he does after all remember us, but smirks when telling his version in which he implies that he has caught us in a lie. My sister and I reconfirm our version which he then agrees is the real version of events and he apologizes.
After all of this aggravation, I am charged $X+Y, the staff acts like they are doing a favor and 'waiving' the $Z per night upgrade fee.
Upon arriving home, I log into SPG and check my reservation. Go figure, the record shows the reservation with the rate of $X+Y. So I ask you: a) why can't your staff see the same information that I see when I make my reservation and when I log in to SPG? and b) why are your staff so determined to waste the customer's time, so willing to lie to our faces, and so unwilling to provide anything that remotely resembles customer service? At your request, I can provide you with documentation that verifies my story.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Latoya Gala
Staff did a good job and were very responsive to guests that attended the NSBE gala.
December 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TMM001 Requires care.
Room was spacious and good although the bathroom left room for improvement. Room for improvement also in the billing - I was double charged for the first night and the staff was not very helpful sorting that out. And if you also find bad cell reception, beware of the land line: $8 per minute. Knew it was bad but that bad?
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SDMike14 Excellent club lounge
The rooms are small and most of the treadmills and cycles were broken in some manner. The highlight was the club lounge, especially the morning person (Mahmsour?). She was very pleasant and accommodating. The best employee we encountered.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anih Very good with MRS academic discount rate
This hotel is very good and recommendable with MRS academic discount rate, but without that rate, I may not have selected this hotel because the rate is very high.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vegetto1126 Nice Room with Great Location
The room was surprisingly spacious, and the bed was big and comfortable. Near and easy access from Logan Airport.
December 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grevey Informational Hang Tags on desk
This may seem like a small complaint, but the rest of our stay was excellent, so we just wanted to point it out to you. When we arrived in our room we saw hang tags on the desk. One of them had the handwriting of a previous guest with her room service breakfast order still on it. The other tags were stained, bent and just looking gross. These tags should be replaced just like the other disposable items in the room....please.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by algar wonderful
This was great the staff changed our room to be away from the elevator
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sentele Great Experience
I found my stay at the Sheraton Boston to be really wonderful on all counts. Staff was courteous, amenities were great.
Very nice establishment.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackie7272 This hotel is a great place for a getaway to Boston
Friendly staff greet you and you enjoy the comforts of home
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRM47 Great Hotel
The staff at the hotel were excellent and very responsive to our needs. It was very easy to go over to the convention center for meetings so we did not have to manage coats, etc.
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wb1104 Good experience
Staff was very good. A special thank you to my room maid, BO YI. A wonderful lady and always had a smile.
Also thank you to Genet Abebe, from Apropos and the restaurant. What a pleasure. Lastly, at the lobby, thank you to Eloisio Silva and Chandra Girdhari.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenOhio Laundry
Laundry fees were entirely too high, but you provided no alternative guest laundry. Laundry service,though, was good and timely. I recognize that this is a first class hotel in the middle of a major city, but you could provide a less expensive laundry service for your guests. Sorry, a sore point for me.
November 20, 2014