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Charlesmark Hotel
Ranked #68 of 85 Hotels in Boston
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed here for three nights in August and thought that the location was fantastic. Boylston is a bustling street with nice restaurants and bars, while there are even nicer streets a short walk away, such as Charles Street. The park and common are less than a ten minute walk from the hotel. The decor and layout in the hotel were nice, with a bar area downstairs, as well as two computers for guests to use. The room was a good size, with decent a bathroom and comfortable bed. It could be so much better if they changed a few things however - got rid of the old grey TV and used more fashionable bed covers. These small changes would lift the room no end, in my opinion. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was adequate but somewhat limited. A little more variety would help here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Its very difficult to rate this hotel. The location is great and across from the underground. One particular member of staff a girl (ashamed to say I did not ask her name) was very helpful and friendly - not sure the males we encountered would fit into the friendly category!

Our room was the smallest I have ever come across - a standard room - which I believe is just not big enough for a couple even if you are out all day and night sightseeing. However the room was clean and comfortable within the confines of a small space. However, they perhaps need to think about detail: the light switches in the bathroom were filthy, on the 2nd floor as you get out of the lift it was always unhoovered.

Because our room was in the back we did not experience any noise.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

This hotel is in a very convenient location in the Back Bay of Boston. It is located at the finish line of the prestigious Boston Marathon on Boylston St. Newbury St. is around the corner with all the nice shops. It is right across from a train station. It is very close by the Boston Common and the garden. This hotel is in a safe and upscale neighborhood and it is also near the Prudential Center. The room we stayed in is small but very clean and modern. We only needed a place to sleep since we are out and about all day long anyway. It has a complimentary continental breakfast which we did not use while we were there for 2 days. There are lots of cabs nearby so this makes it easy for us. The price is reasonable and relatively less expensive compared to the other hotels in the Boston area. We would stay here again the next time we are in Boston.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

The Charlesmark Hôtel is located in Back Bay in Boston. By far the best location to stay !!!! Right in the middle of great dining and shopping. The area is very secure and always busy. The Hotel itself was fine but not fancy, we were expecting more from reading most of the reviews. Our room was nice but located in the front of the building so we didn't get a great sleep because of the traffic noise coming through the windows. The air conditioning was very humid and we had to turn it off at night because it was oriented right in our faces while we were in bed. The included continental breakfast consisted in coffee, bananas and bagels....we endend up having breakfast elsewhere. The staff were friendly and very nice.

Room Tip: If we ever go back we will make sure not to have a room facing Boylston Street.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We used the Charlemark as our base camp for the first 4 nights, and the last one night of our 2 week holiday. This hotel is in a very good location for walking in and out of the city itself. 10 minutes to the Common and Boylston St is parrallel to Newbury St (top class shopping) The room was clean and tidy, the facilities were good and the staff on the front desk were always helpful. The hotel is also a bar/restaurant and the food (Thai) was nice indeed. One minor point was that the breakfast was a little spartan (bagels, doghnuts and fruit) and a suggestion is maybe a yoghurt or two to add variety. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Charlesmark Hotel

Address: 655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Boston
#46 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range: ₹ 7,346 - ₹ 24,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Charlesmark Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood. ... more   less 
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