We were a group of colleagues travelling to Boston to attend a course and decided to stay at the Avenir apartments from Stay Alfred because the hotel prices were crazy in July! It was a decision that we never regretted - the apartment was spick and span, check-in and checkout procedures were easy, there was a well-equipped gym, the washer/dryer came in handy, the concierges were friendly and helpful, and the best bit - the excellent location! The tube station (North Station) was literally just downstairs round the corner, but we never really needed it because most places we wanted to go to were within walking distance - Faneuil Hall and North End/ Little Italy were a mere 5-8 min away, and even the theatre district was just 20-25 min away on foot. If you like running, running alongside the Charles River was extremely pleasant and took just a few minutes to get to, and it was just 10 min to run to Boston common and Boston public garden. There was a CVS pharmacy just downstairs and 7-11 was a mere 2 blocks away for stocking up on snacks and conveniences. The MGH shuttle North Station stop was also outside the CVS pharmacy, if you are heading out to Charlestown or Navy Yard, which served us very well as we were attending a course there.
If you enjoy pampering and having your linen and towels changed daily, and must have daily cleaning of your room, then you should stay at a hotel. But if want privacy, and don't mind tidying a little after yourself, and don't want to pay exorbitant prices, then stay here!
The Avenir worked out perfectly for our girls' trip to Boston. Lovely condo and it was in walking distance to most tourist spots. Loved having the coffee shops and sports pub in the same block!
Perfect location right near the T. Place was spotless and perfect for exploring Boston. Highly recommend!
Nice new two bedroom unit on the tenth floor convenient to the North End and Waterfront. Unit was not completely clean on arrival with second bathroom shower dirty with leftover hair. I think the unit is owned by males as there are no soap dishes and few towel racks. The icemaker didn't work. We had to have smoke detector batteries replaced when they went off. Also there was an annoying beep sound in the unit every 10 minutes coming from somewhere in the ceiling. It took some time to adjust to it. If you are a light sleeper I would not take this unit. Besides all that the plusses of reasonable cost and location couldn't be beat. Please just get rid if the beeping.
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We had a wonderful experience in the Stay Alfred unit we stayed in. It was a beautiful unit and a great location. The North Station T was right there and we mastered it easily. Also, the unit was spacious, clean and had everything that we needed. My only suggestion for Stay Alfred would be to leave the manuals for the beautiful appliances in the unit. They were new and it would have been helpful.