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Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My single room had a "twin" bed...can you imagine. Plus there was a visible iron board but no closet in the room. A sink was in the same room plus the bathroom had no door & was all part of the bedroom. The air conditioner was basically on top of the bed. tiny, cramped room

Thank galsal43
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Our rooms with one twin bed are absolutely our smallest rooms, functional but small. They offer great value to someone who needs a place to sleep, clean bathroom, TV and breakfast. We are planning to commence renovation at the end of the year. Thank you for staying with us. David.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My son and I stayed in this hotel after coming from New York. In New York we stayed for 4 nights in a very expensive hotel which had no WiFi, bad service, no breakfast and a room which was pretty much like a shoe box. Due to the very low price of this hotel, I was not expecting much and...

Thank AFDiazFamily
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Diaz, family - than your for your great observations and comments, we appreciate them all. Yes - an amazing location, yes - rooms are small, yes we have all the basics such as WiFi, Coffee and Breakfast! Some guests expect a lot more, but please remember we try to be a very good, well located hotel, with friendly staff and...

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an old tired hotel that needs some serious work. Rooms were clean but age definitely showing. Breakfast area was cramped. I'm glad I didn't spend much time in the room/hotel as there's a lot more to discover in the area around the hotel. Lots of theatres within walking distance.

Thank finendandy21
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you Fine and Dandy for pointing out that Boston has such amazing Theaters! We always think of New York and London as having a theatre district but so too does Boston, and we are right in the heart of it, with most of the theaters within three blocks. Yup - rooms are small, please sleep in our rooms, but...

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

the hotel is very old but the rooms we had were lovely and clean and the bathroom although small was perfectly usable and was topped with soaps etc everyday as was the coffee and milk.The staff were lovely and could not be more helpful and I really do not know why everyone is complaining about breakfast we found it more...

Thank jwhitington2002
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your kind words. We truly do have an amazing location. The mixed reviews about breakfast are often from our valued international guests. We serve a complimentary American-style continental breakfast which is different that what one might find in Latin America or Europe. Again, thanks for the great comments about our team. David.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night (check-in Oct 15, 2016) and I paid $193.16 in CASH for my reservation. When I got home, I found they charged me the same amount again from my credit card. I called the hotel and they said that according to their records they had two reservations at my name for the same...

1Thank Alex V
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

There was a legitimate mix up in reservations which was resolved, and credit was issued. Erika, the hotel General Manager, communicated directly with the guest yesterday, prior to being advised of this posting. Alex and I also chatted via email and everything was resolved. Trip Advisor does not allow me to post email addresses in responses, but please anytime there...

St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Hotel is in perfect location. theatre district. Walking distance to market, etc. Great area to access tours, only 3 minute walk to transportation building (City Place) . Rooms small, but it is mostly because it is an historical, older building, but was really clean. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Despite comments about breakfast and size of room, breakfast was...

Thank Alice A
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Alice - thanks for your headline which says everything - "Location, price, clean and friendly". We know the rooms are small. We get a fair number of negative comments about breakfast, but we believe we offer a good array of options for a free continental breakfast. We do not claim to offer a hot breakfast or European deli breakfast. Your...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a great location for Boston Common and the Freedom Trail as well as the shopping districts and (whilst still expensive) was priced reasonable compared to other hotels of a similar location. Basically if you're in Boston on a budget, this is the best you can hope for. However - I don't know where the money goes...

Thank LauraTee123
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Laura - We just purchased the hotel and plan to begin full renovation in December and we'll address the many items that you mentioned. In the meantime we try to provide the best value in Boston, and as you noted, we're in an amazing location for all visitors. Thank you for your constructive feedback. David.

Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is an old style historic building with small European style rooms. Helen, the receptionist was very friendly efficient and knowledgeable of the area. (5 stars for Helen) The room was small but clean. The bed was adequate. No art on the walls, a cheap mirror on one wall. The breakfast was disappointing with a very cramped eating area. 2...

Thank Bill M
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Bill - thank you for our kind words about Helen - she is a Boston wonder! As you mentioned, we plan to start renovation in December, and we're very excited about that. We hope you'll come back and visit us again next year. David.

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the Milner for three nights as it was the last hotel left in our price bracket, albeit at the upper end at $200 per night. The main thing that attracted us to the hotel was the location, which looked quite central. While we knew the rooms would be small, we were just looking for a base more than...

Thank Adam P
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Adam, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We always appreciate learning from our guest's experiences, even if disappointing. As you discovered, Boston is an expensive city, and there are few options in the $200-300 range during peak season, (which goes through November.) We are planning a renovation which will start in December, and will be addressing your concerns...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed as a group of friends and were given rooms together which was nice but only one of them was decent. One was very dated and small with little room to get around the bed. The breakfast area is totally inadequate for the number of rooms and we had to stand to eat. The actual breakfast was very poor...

Thank Charlotte V
DSCornish, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Charlotte - Thanks for staying with us and for your review. I agree that the breakfast area is small, and as a small hotel we are "space challenged". We try to provide a limited complimentary continental breakfast, hence the disposable plates and cutlery. We will be commencing renovation in December and that will result in a number of significant improvements....

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1877 as the Sumner Hotel in the heart of the Theatre District by respected architect Harris M. Stephenson (1845 - 1909), Found Boston is one of the oldest continuously operated hotels in Boston's downtown area. The hotel's enduring presence is due to a number of factors, but probably none as important as "location." An easy walk of just two or three blocks leads guests to such attractions as the historic Boston Common, the Public Garden, and numerous theaters, restaurants & clubs. For those wishing to venture out a bit further from the downtown area, The hotel is one block from the MBTA's Green Line - Boylston Street Station, gateway to outstanding cultural and historical attractions which make Boston one of the most popular destinations of domestic and foreign travelers. The hotel's reputation as Boston's "Best Value" is earned from affordable rates and exceptional amenities. So, whether on business or pleasure, the Milner Hotel offers you Boston's Best Location and Best Value. All rates include complimentary continental breakfast which includes juice, Lavazza coffee, assorted teas, yogurt, cereals, fresh whole fruit and freshly made waffles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Found Hotel Boston Common

Address: 78 Charles St South, Boston, MA 02116-5443 (Formerly Milner Hotel)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 12,958 - ₹ 25,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Found Hotel Boston Common 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“Check to see what the name of the hotel use to be and tell your taxi driver.”
BarbP234, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For room facing Charles St. - lots of street noise around 2:30AM on the Friday I stayed.”
JMC1032, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“301, on the corner had a good view and a pretty sitting window.”
708amberp, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a rear facing room.”
walshy54, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were upgraded to a suite for a minimal charge, which they graciously ended up waiving. The suite was very comfortable!”
AlV162, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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