Thursday, May 29, 2008

A greeting from Boston

May 25th, a Collonade Summit Hotel representative left a message on my story on the hotel that I reviewed in September 2006. In my review I found the hotel a little overpriced compared to the standard described on their website. This is what the hotel representative wrote to me.

"Dear Tor - Thanks for a review of our hotel - you received a great rate no doubt! That being said - we can't wait until you return. The items you mentioned about your room are no longer applicable. We invite you to visit http://www.reinventedhotel.com/ and see for yourself.

We think you'll love the new rooms and new hotel!

There are many dates after Labor Day that are warm enough for a dip in the pool. Unfortunately, city restrictions prevent us from staying open past Labor Day. :(

Thanks for your post. See you in Beantown!"

I really appreciate when a hotel takes contact with me, in order to promote their services. Looking back I have to admit that I was disappointed by the room offered to us. We had expected more for our money. We also looked forward to a swim in the rooftop pool, that sadly had closed just a few days before we arrived.

We did, however, get a decent price then, and a double room from September 5th to September 7th 2008 will cost me $315, a good price for a hotel room, as Boston is an expensive city to stay in. Maybe I will consider to write another review. I will keep you posted.

Other great hotels in Boston

I have visited the Royal Sonesta Hotel in nearby Cambridge several times before. Another alternative is to stay there for a night or two coming fall. It is expensive but I find Royal Sonesta to be an exceptionally well run hotel, that offered us an upgrade to a Charles River view room.

I also recommend the two charming B&B's Harding House and Irving House close to Harvard University. Quite expensive with a unique Victorian charm to it. Another good, less expensive alternative is Beacon Inn in Brookline. Another period gem, but you may risk sharing a bathroom with a stranger.

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