Located about a 3-minute walk from Prudential Metro Station and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 90 on-ramp, the Sheraton Boston is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a pet-friendly hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's non-smoking guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a living area and sofabed, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a separate bedroom and a dining area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is $9.95 per day.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, over 70,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a Starbucks, a business centre, laundry services and a gift shop.
On-site dining is offered at Cafe Apropos (serving breakfast daily) and SideBar & Grille, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Self-parking is $39 per day and dogs up to 40 lbs are permitted free of charge (guests must sign a pet waiver).
The Shops at the Prudential Center are accessible from inside the hotel, while Fenway Park can be found about 4 minutes away by car. Boston's city centre is roughly a 9-minute drive away and Logan International Airport (BOS) is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95/day, self-parking $39/day, dogs up to 40 lbs free with signed pet waiver, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 27, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's staff and characterized them as friendly, attentive, accommodating and efficient. One guest noted, "I have stayed there before but this was the best stay ever, due to the attentiveness, patience, and helpfulness of the staff - doormen, concierges, front desk, restaurant, everyone with whom I had the pleasure of interacting".
The hotel's location was enjoyed by many lodgers. They found it close to public transit, shopping, restaurants, Boston Common, Newbury St., Fenway Park, Boston College and the Old Town Trolley.
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens and great views of the Charles River. The hotel's lodgings were criticized by a few patrons, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the added costs and the rooms.
Some lodgers were disappointed with the added costs they incurred while staying at the hotel. They found the Wi-Fi and parking fees to be overpriced and also felt the rates and cost for breakfast were too expensive.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few reviewers had complaints. They reported small rooms and bathrooms as well as noise from dogs barking in adjacent rooms and noisy in-room air conditioning.