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Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I read the other reviews and was seriously concerned, but had few affordable options for a five night stay in Boston. It's clean, though run down. I see someone else wrote about the dirty carpet leading upstairs--I wouldn't call it dirty but just old and worn. I did use a shared bathroom, but had it essentially to myself. It was... More 

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San Gimignano, Italy
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We changed 3 rooms in a night; in the first we had the tube of the bathroom upstair that passed through our room so it was like sleeping under the Niagara waterfalls (not considering how dirty and old the room was). The bad of the second room had one leg broken so when I sat I felt down whith the... More 

1 Thank Aurorabarby

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I really want to write a funny review about how dreadful this place is, but I don't want anyone to mistake my lighthearted humour as any form of affection or enjoyment of this hellhole. To be fair though the WiFi is bloody good, everything else is dreadful though, don't put yourself through this. If Nixon was reincarnated and came back... More 

1 Thank Theo Crouch
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Farrington Inn was the weirdest, scariest hotel I ever encountered. I was confused. It looked like a cross between an old west hostel from the 1800s, an old boarding house of the same period, and an old haunted house. I couldn't get in for five minutes because the front door stays locked until the one loan inn helper is available... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We travelled around the world last year from July to September and the absolute worst accomodation we had - and very ironically one of the most expensive was this place. I still have shudders thinking about the shared filthy mouldy bathroom and the smelly old decrepit bedroom my husband 12 year old son and I were forced to pay a... More 

1 Thank Kristina H
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

When you pay some er $145, - you would expect a reasonable standard for a B&B. But at this place it is not the case. You need to share a bathroom at this price. $ 40 must be added if you wish to have own barhroom. OK then, coming back from town, room service would have been arround. But NO.... More 

Thank Peter A
Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I love staying in old inns in midtowns. I have tolerance for quirky things. But cleanliness is a cheap ROI for securing a good traveler's experience. First, don't call yourself an inn or hotel is you are not going to offers certain amenities. I had to request a bar of soap and towel. Sweeping and mopping the general would take... More 

1 Thank 7StrInnkeeper
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I booked this spot because it was cheap and extremely convenient to downtown Allston, Mass (a neighborhood in the town of Boston) and a venue, "Great Scot", where some friends, the band GREY SEASON" were having a CD Release show/party. My son was flying in from Houston and I was driving north from Long Island. When I told my son... More 

Thank lawyerny
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

So first thing that anyone should realise is that this place is cheap for a reason. Is it modern? No (the carpets and overall decor is extremely dates). Is it a bit creepy? Yes (there's blood red walls, an organ and locked doors in your room that seemingly lead nowhere) - The Shining analogies aren't wrong). HOWEVER....are the staff friendly?... More 

1 Thank Jack C
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting luxury but the decor of this place looks like it hasn't been re decorated since when it was first built. The room felt dusty and the carpet looked like it hadn't been replaced in years. On the other hand, the bathroom wasn't too bad, the wifi wasn't bad and it was easy to get to Harvard and... More 

1 Thank Anne-Marie C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE FARRINGTON - The Boston Hotel Alternative - is a small inn located in Boston right near Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University. We have single rooms, studios, efficiencies, one bedroom apartments, and rooms with kitchenettes. Our rates include parking, WIFI and limited local phone service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abercrombie's Farrington Inn

Address: 23 Farrington Avenue, Boston, MA 02134-1704
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Price Range: ₹ 3,682 - ₹ 11,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Abercrombie's Farrington Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Room 21 in the building on Linden Street. It has a private bathroom and is a full size apartment. Accommodates 4-6 people.”
 of 5 bubbles lawyerny, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“spring for the private bath and make sure the bathroom is fully equipped with soap and towels”
 of 5 bubbles Susan_53212, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Realized later for less than half more I could have booked a quad and had private bath & still pay less than other places even farther from center city. Before I stay in summer, I'll call/email to confirm A/C. Didn't see window unit, but it's been really cold.”
 of 5 bubbles DownhillDowntime, 18 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Specifically ask for AC”
 of 5 bubbles aidolynskey, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Dont stay! Its infested with bed bugs!”
 of 5 bubbles MelisaB643, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
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