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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of four looking for an inexpensive hotel in downtown Boston ahead of an early morning flight out of Logan. This hotel was cheap and the reasons quickly became clear: squeaky beds that sagged in the middle, causing its occupants to roll together; loud and live music coming from the alleyway outside; a bathroom door that caught...

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

Yes it certainly was cold this week. A historic hotel presents many challenges, and as you mentioned Milner recently sold the hotel and we will change name later this week to FOUND HOTEL BOSTON COMMON. We completed liquidation of the two upper floors this week and will begin a multi million dollar renovation project within the next few days to...

Hvolsvollur, Iceland
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I stayed 2 nights with my husband. The room was plenty large enough for us, well maintained and, most importantly, clean. The bed was comfortable, and there was plenty of storage for clothes and luggage. We were lucky to have a corner room with a wonderful view. This is an old building, showing a touch of wear is spots, but...

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

Amber, yes we are keeping the look of the building, although we will see a significant upgrade in room comfort and appearance. We also change name to "Found Hotel Boston" next week... since the Milner family sold this property to us, the very last of their hotel portfolio. Thank you for staying with us, we're glad you had such a...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After 3 nights in a similarly priced room in New York, we moved here. To say I was disappointed is the biggest understatement ever. The room in the Milner Hotel was tiny, the bed a double and the bathroom very small. I fell over my suitcase as I left the bathroom one day as there was nowhere else to put...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I can certainly understand not feeling like the size of the room was up to your standards, and I apologize about that. We will be starting a renovation this month and we will do everything we can to address what you mentioned in your review. I hope that when you're back in the area that...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was only staying in Boston for one night -- wanted to be in a good location, but not an expensive big-name hotel. The Milner was a perfect fit with my wishlist. My single room was super-small, but had the basic necessities (bed, sink, toilet, shower), and was immaculately clean. (And I'm one of those people who looks for bedbugs,...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thanks a ton for the review! You're right, we have a great, central location in the heart of Boston where nearly everything is easily walkable. Further, I'll be sure to let our Housekeeping know of the great job they've done with your room and the hotel! Yes, the hotel will be undergoing a renovation in the near future. I assure...

Mount Vernon, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The location of the hotel was great. The staff I encountered were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable. I stayed in a single room which was very small but had everything I needed in it. My only complaint with the room was, because of its size, it got really hot. I could control the temperature, but even...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed the location, bed and staff. We are in the heart of Boston, easy to get anywhere you need to go! I'm sorry you had some trouble with your heater during your stay. I'll look in to it and see if there is anything we can do to remedy that. Hopefully we'll...

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Old hoteland very nice staff and very frinendly. The hotel is in a central location. Our beds were fine and confortable but the hotel is very old. It was nice to be in that area and wey close to public transport

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John B, Owner at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Dear Unnur62, Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Location IS everything, add to that- a friendly staff and comfy beds, it's a winning combination. Good News on top, we begin remodeling this month! We look forward to having you back as our guest.

Reviewed 24 November 2016

In late October, I stayed at the Milner Hotel for a week while attending a conference. I was very happy about its central location, and the inclusion of free breakfast was a definite plus. I particularly enjoyed the coffee and bagels! All staff were a pleasure to deal with. My room was small, but comfortable. This hotel has a lot...

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

Jessica, thanks for staying with us during your conference. While we host a lot of leisure travelers it's also our pleasure to host many business travelers such as yourself. We are the second oldest hotel in Boston, hence the charm and uniqueness of the hotel. Glad the coffee, bagels, and location worked for you. Unfortunately we can't control ambulances which...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed here for a few nights in October. The location was perfect, within walking distance to everything. Surrounded by restaurants. Free breakfast?!?! YES! it can get pretty crowded so make sure you arrive early. One of the best things about staying was walking down and seeing a cheery pretty red head at the desk saying Good morning and asking...

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Daniel H, General Manager at Found Hotel Boston Common, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We're thrilled that you had a great stay and we hope to see you again soon. You're right about our free breakfast, it can get a little crowded at peak times so thank you for that suggestion for our other travelers. Also, I'll make sure Helen (the Host you mentioned) reads this too! Our staff...

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is an old hotel. The staff was super friendly. They charged everything on my credit card on the first day by mistake. The floor on our room is uneven and we had to sleep backwards to prevent the blood to rush to our head lol! The beds very uncomfortable so make sure you bring a tube of Bengay with...

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

Luisa, thanks for staying with us. I will ask our General Manager to determine which room number you were in so we can look at the floor. We know that some are not even, but I am not aware of any that slope the way you mentioned. I am glad you found our team to be "super friendly" David.

london
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Ignore the negative comments this place is in an amazing location, ample and more importantly free breakfast with lovely staff! Yes it's a wee bit old than some and not a chain hotel but our rooms were lovely!! Breakfast was more than we expected- toast/waffles/bagels/cereals tea,coffee and juice! Fab location right on Boston common! Staff were absolutely lovely nothing was...

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

Vikki, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so please that our team took such good care of you, and it sounds that you really agree that we have one of THE best locations in Boston! Breakfast is as you stated plus fresh fruit and yogurt. A wee bit old - yes, and we start renovations later...

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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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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 

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Address: 78 Charles St South, Boston, MA 02116-5443 (Formerly Milner Hotel)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $124 - $513 (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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