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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is an old hotel in the theater district. Walking distance to Boston Common, good restaurants/cafes, North Station, subway. Location is great, though it can be a little noisy. The hotel staff was attentive and very helpful. Rooms are small, but clean. Hotel has a good continental breakfast. Free wifi. Very good value for the money, especially considering prices for...

Thank Ksush
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 8 May 2012

I chose Milner because after reading other reviews I thought it offered a good price/quality ratio and it fit perfectly my expectations. The hotel is very well located, a couple minutes walk from Boston Commons and easy to reach many sites / places on foot. Boston is a great city for walking and I enjoyed starting my day with a...

2Thank anchi100
Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

It exceeded my expectations, the location was great.. You have to walk..... So if you're not a walker, then dont stay here! The rooms are TINY and outdated, but comfy! I felt very safe in the neighborhood. The staff provided great tips on where to dine and also provided us with great directions. I will stay here again!! It is...

1Thank CHI_Town_Natie
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This hotel shows it's age but in a great way! Built in the 1800's the hallways are small but the hotel didn't feel claustrophobic. We had a deluxe queen room that was large enough to suit our needs. It had a queen bed, pull out sofa, coffee table, desk and chair, dresser, flat screen TV, fridge and small-ish bathroom. The...

5Thank KanataCalgary
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed over the Easter Weekend, and absolutely loved the old charm of this hotel. It is a perfect marriage of old and new: quaint rooms and decor paired with free WiFi and very attentive staff. It's clean, warm, cozy and in a terrific location, with the nearest subway station less than 5 minutes' walk away. All major attractions and...

6Thank SalsaGoddess
New York
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I needed an inexpensive place to stay in the city within walking distance to North Station and the general downtown area. Went to see the Celts play and had my seafood fill at a few places in downtown/faneuil hall area. This place was perfect for me. It was clean and quiet and the room was well apportioned for being such...

5Thank MoondogNewYork
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Hotels are expensive in Boston and this one is quite reasonable so we chose it, and breakfast is included- toasted bagels and pastries, cereals, yoghurts, fruit. It is very close to Boston Common, the freedom trail, a few shopping malls. We walked from the hotel to Fenway Park which took us maybe half hour to forty five mins. In fact...

5Thank Katie M
Geneva New York
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had a great stay at this old family run hotel nearby the Boston Commons. The receptionist (From Russia) took great care of checking us in and the room was clean albeit small. It is located near to Chinatown and the commons and offers inclusive breakfast at a budget price. We would certainly stay there again when we go back...

6Thank Cobtree
Reviewed 26 February 2012

If you want a affordable and clean room to stay, in a wonderful area and close to transport this is your place. Close to the freedom trail, nice restaurants, Newbury st shopping. Stayed for half a week and loved it. Nothing to complain about. Staff dealt with anything minor with a smile on their face and helped with directions. Recommend...

4Thank Azza1989
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Stayed at the Milner for 3 nights in October 2011. We accidentally planned our trip for the same weekend as the Charles River regatta, and the prices for every hotel were really high. I found the Milner by chance, and they had an open room at a reasonable rate. The location is great - a few blocks south of Boston...

5Thank ABwanders

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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), The Milner Hotel 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 

Additional Information about Milner Hotel

Address: 78 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5443
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $125 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Milner Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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“We were upgraded to a suite for a minimal charge, which they graciously ended up waiving. The suite was very comfortable!”
 of 5 bubbles AlV162, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not let them give you room 113”
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“Avoid this hotel!”
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“Ask for a room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles CoreneBloemfontein, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We agreed to a regular bed and the upgraded us to a queen when one became available just before we checked in.”
 of 5 bubbles 799fayec, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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