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87 out of 100

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Safe area

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Pet-friendly

Hotel AKA Back Bay

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9.0

Excellent (4,764 ratings)

Boston, United States - 

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280 m Newbury Street

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420 m Copley Place

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420 m Copley Square

Hotel Overview

Hotel AKA Back Bay in Boston is a well-regarded accommodation option among travelers. Based on user reviews, it has garnered attention for its standout features and areas needing improvement. Here's a concise overview of the good and bad aspects as highlighted by guests.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Fabulous Location: Guests love its central location, which makes exploring the city's major attractions convenient.
  2. Exceptional Cleanliness: The hotel's cleanliness standards are consistently praised for being top-notch.
  3. Spacious Rooms: Reviewers often mention the spaciousness of the rooms, offering guests comfort and flexibility during their stay.
  4. Friendly Staff: The hotel staff's friendliness and helpfulness are frequently highlighted, enhancing the overall guest experience.
  5. Amenities: The range of amenities available at the hotel is appreciated, contributing to an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

  1. Pricey: Many guests feel that the hotel's rates are on the higher side, affecting its overall value proposition.
  2. Internet Connectivity: Some guests have experienced issues with the hotel's internet connectivity, finding it unreliable at times.
  3. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, noise from the surrounding area can sometimes be a problem for guests seeking quiet.
  4. Limited On-Site Dining: The limited options for on-site dining have been a point of disappointment for some visitors.
  5. Parking Difficulties: Guests have mentioned difficulties with parking, either due to availability or the cost associated with it.

Amenities

Microwave

Grocery/Convenience store

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Gym

Gym

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Total 4,764 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.7

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4.6/5

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4.5/5

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booking

1,080 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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google

1,349 Reviews

4.6 / 5

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tripadvisor

2,335 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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1,349+ People Are Talking

Property

Service

Location

Cleanliness

Bar

Food

Atmosphere

Sleep

Bathroom

Amenities

Breakfast

Business

Parking

Accessibility

Transit

Gym

Fitness

Restaurant

Entertainment

Family

Safety

Kitchen

Wi-Fi

Air Conditioning

Nightlife

Pets

Property was mentioned 396 times

11% Negative83% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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GKadlub1 month ago

From the moment we pulled up to the curb to the moment we pulled out to return home, our stay in Boston at Hotel AKA Back Bay was simply fabulous. Our kids (ok, the adults, too) felt like royalty with the service of the staff and with the building itself. (Be sure to take the time and ask about the history of this gorgeous building! It adds to the experience and made us appreciate the building a bit more.) Valet, desk staff, bar tender, manager.....every single person was friendly, polite, extremely helpful and welcoming. The room itself was spacious and clean, a rollaway was there when we arrived (we requested it), and the bathroom had the best shower EVER (priorities, right?)! Despite renovations in progress, the hotel was clean, quiet and elegant.||Ryan, one of the managers, took the time to welcome us, chat with us throughout our stay (he even showed our kids pictures of his cats), and went the extra mile to make us feel at home.||We will be repeat customers of Hotel AKA Back Bay.

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Bill Saks5 months ago
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This is a very nice hotel. It was retrofitted into the former Boston Police Headquarters building, but it was done very nicely and there a lot of amenities both in the room and in the public areas. The location is a tiny bit out of the way, really slightly outside Back Bay, but I liked practically everything about it. The room itself was stylish and had plenty of space.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 225

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Number of floors 10

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1925

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

21

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195

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51

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Newbury Street

280 m

Copley Place

420 m

Copley Square

420 m

Boston Common

770 m

Northeastern University

1.33 km

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Getting around

Arlington Station

350 m

Back Bay Station

420 m

Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base)

7.5 km

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Restaurants

Club Cafe

Nearby

Fire & Ice

140 m

Life Alive

280 m

Grill 23 & Bar

Nearby

The Friendly Toast

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

56 out of 100

Risky

Boston safety index

Safety

Crime

87

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

87 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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80

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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86

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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84

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

41

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

41 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

45

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Mugging or robbery  36/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  36/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

41

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Physical attacks  36/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  27/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

46

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Insult or harassment in public  39/100

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Corruption or bribery  41/100

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Drug problem  54/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $4.6

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Coffee

$3.7 - $7.8

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.7 - $36.5

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.2 - $2.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.8 - $3.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73 - $146.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.1 - $27.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.1 - $12.8

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $3.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$82.2 - $118.7

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.5 - $105

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$45.7 - $178

Weather In Boston

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Precipitation In Boston

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1014

28

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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