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Boston Common/Theater District - The Revere 4* (formerly Radisson 3.5*)

FromMaine007
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January 27th, 2003, 7:53 pm #1

Stayed at this property on a non priceline rate as I did not want to risk getting the Park Plaza. Location was great with Chinatown and Downtown very close by and was able to walk to Back Bay in less than 10 minutes. Was pleasantly surprised to find large rooms (easily held two queen beds with plenty of room left over for table with two chairs, large desk and television stand. I never felt cramped. Each room has a private balcony with sliding glass doors, and the higher floors (we were on the 17th) having great views of the city. Although the rooms were beginning to show signs of age, they were still kept neat and clean. Room ammenities included a coffemaker and ironing board and iron. The lobby was not overly large but functional. There was a mid sized pool on the seventh floor and a cozy cafe on the second.
All of the staff we encountered during our stay were proffesional and friendly. All in all would definitly stay here again as it offered the best price/value ratio of any hotel I have stayed at within Boston itself.

Following a zone re-definition by Priceline, this hotel is now in the Downtown-Charlestown zone. -Sheryl
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September 21st, 2003, 10:58 pm #2

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(9/21/03 4:43 pm)
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On August 11 I had reservations at the Radison Boston
for 3 nights. When I arrived at 10:30am, I was walked
to another hotel 2 blocks away.
When I returned the next day, I was given a room on the
business floor. All breakfasts were comped.
Priceline refunded one night.
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May 27th, 2008, 1:12 pm #3

Got this hotel as 3* in Copley/Theatre district. Thought I would be disappointed as I wanted to be closer to Copley Square, but ended up loving the location! Walked to Symphony Hall, to Hatch Shell, to Beacon Hill, to Chinatown, to Back Bay. Instead of paying $31 to park at the hotel, we used the garage at Boston Common and paid $11 for Friday after 4pm, Saturday, and Sunday. Would definitely stay here again.
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April 28th, 2010, 5:32 am #4

Hotel was fantastic, definitely exceeded expectations because I was dreading expensive/cramped/bad hotels in Boston. Comfortable Sleep Number beds, free wi-fi, excellent location, clean, roomy rooms. It's a 5 minute walk from the T green line and you can easily walk to Chinatown for the orange line if you really wanted. I would actually consider paying more for this hotel, and would have been satisfied with this hotel as a 4*.
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June 9th, 2010, 12:51 am #5

Just returned from my second Priceline stay at the Radisson in recent months, and again it was a great experience.  The hotel is ideally located in Central Boston, just a short walk from the Public Garden, and near downtown shopping areas.  It is well maintained; our room seemed to have been decorated not long ago.  We were given a spacious and quiet 10th floor room which featured two queen (double?) comfy Sleep Number beds.  Free wireless access and in-room coffee were welcome enhancements; USA Today was available for free.  Front desk service was friendly and accommodating.  While pricey, parking in the building was convenient and typical of pricing in the area.  

Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.  This hotel, while rated at 3 stars, compares very favorably with the 4 star Hyatt Grand in Manhattan, at which we stayed last month.  I'd give it at least 3.5 stars.  
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September 22nd, 2013, 4:38 pm #6

Our PL stay at the Revere (formerly Radisson) was generally good. The staff were uniformly knowledable, helpful and courteous.
Pet peeves were:
The website has lots for razzle dazzle, not much information, and very frustrating with the pop ups;
$46 parking - You can park in the underground Boston Common garage (2 blocks) for $29/day;
The "rooftop" pool and bar are on the rooftop of the parking garage, which is 4 stories tall. Not exactly panoramic city views;
The lobby follows their goal of being hip. Very little seating, lots of open floor, and not a comfortable chair in the bunch.
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January 21st, 2014, 5:59 am #7

I had a Priceline express deal for 10 nights at this hotel. Staff was great (for a variety of reasons we had two room changes which were handled cheerfully and expeditiously, and requests for services were answered promptly). Rooms were comfortable, with excellent lighting and lots of well-placed outlets for chargers, etc. The odd numbered rooms have better views, and it's nice to have a door that opens and a balcony.

The location is great, and the concierge gave us helpful advice about using the T. About the only bad thing I have to say is that on the weekends it seems to attract a slightly sketchy looking crowd (I know it's the style, but I can't get used to young people dressing like pimps and hookers!) maybe because the lounge becomes a nightclub.
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