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40 Hancock St, Boston, MA 02114-4157
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 105 Specialty lodging in Boston
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Satisfy your hankering for Boston at The Hancock. Tucked away on a tranquil street, this red-brick walk-up has charming details like the crossheads, pediments, and fire escape. Your space features hardwood floors, distinctive wallpaper, and a fully equipped kitchenette with shared laundry facilities. In Beacon Hill, there's something for everyone — and just a short walk away from your apartment. Relish the past by strolling through the cobblestone streets and Federal rowhouses. Embrace the future at the state-of-the-art Orpheum Theatre. Or try today's most popular eateries and eclectic shops. We love the squash carpaccio and rooftop views at Contessa. No matter what brings you to Beantown, make The Hancock your Boston base.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
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Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
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English, French, Spanish
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BostonZee123 wrote a review Jun 2022
Rome, Italy30 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second time staying at this Sonder location, and like our first trip this apartment did not disappoint. The location is fantastic and the apartment was very comfortable and quite spacious! Shower was hot and the bed was comfy, and of course you are 5 minutes away from anything you might possibly need. Oh, and it is great to have two sets of washer/dryers right in the building. The only possible downside is if you have a car, as this is a residential neighborhood with restricted parking, but the Boston Common garage is just a 10 minute walk away, and you can prepurchase parking at a discounted hotel rate of just $18.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Roslyn S wrote a review May 2022
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The Hancock doesn't have an elevator. My location was on the top floor which required our luggage to be brought up 5 floors as the building entrance is in the basement. The building has high ceilings which means each stairway is quite high. If you make it to the top with your luggage, you will find a nice apartment perfect for someone tall. The only mirror is in the bathroom. I could only see my forehead and the top of my head. The shower head was much too high for me to make any adjustment. Needless to say the kitchen shelves were high. The location of the apartment building on Beacon Hill was great. That was the reason I selected it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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profrn80 wrote a review May 2022
Peru, Indiana1 contribution
Great location! Beware there are 3 flights of stairs to apartment 9. Very attentive to our needs. Great customer service! Could have used a shelf in the bathroom to put personal items! Could have used a mirror in living so someone else could get ready if the bathroom was busy. Overall, great place!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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ashleymfell wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
I was due to stay two nights at Sonder with a friend as our trips overlapped. I had to cancel my trip from Australia due to covid. We tried to cancel the second night of accommodation but were one day out of the cancellation policy and no refund could be provided. So we had to pay for the extra night which no one used Disappointed with the lack of flexibility for circumstances beyond our control.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mark E wrote a review Apr 2022
Doylestown, Pennsylvania15 contributions
Comfortable stay in the central and walkable Beacon Hill neighborhood. The 1BR unit offered good amenities and lots of charm. Be prepared for four flights of stairs access the unit. Would definitely return. Good value for such a central location in the heart of a charming historic neighborhood. Lots of great restaurants and bars nearby.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Glad we did not bring a car as parking is tough. Unit could use a few table lamps in the living...
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Diane S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Cute little apartment in Beacon Hill. Our unit was in the back however and faced the interior courtyard where the fire escapes are. Knowing that I had booked a Brownstone on a great street, I was hoping for a view. The photos must show other units combined because they showed bright sunny windows. I would suggest a full size mirror and an extra blanket. Other than that it was great - nice furniture, full amenities, easy check-in process and great communication.
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IFF09 wrote a review Apr 2022
Buenos Aires, Argentina798 contributions275 helpful votes
Sonder The Hancock is a very nice old building, in a very good shape. There is only one thing, there is no lift and if you are in 5 floor, as we were, arriving with luggage may be difficult. Among that everything was very good.
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Synergy Goddess wrote a review Apr 2022
Westchester County, New York2 contributions
Bed was smaller & squeaky (think Ikea with a weak frame) — reminded me of an upgraded dorm bed — but comfy anyway. Narrow, steep & uneven stairs (no elevator) + they didn’t tell me I was on the 3rd Fl. until post booking — not a fun discovery! But the place had cute decor and it was nice (& necessary) to have an extra room as my partner had early and work calls and could do them in the main room and not the bedroom… And it was nice having a full fridge (if I had stayed for more days this kitchen / living room situation would have been great). Parking is a pain but there was a lot about .2 mi away so not too bad. Good security — all digital codes for outside door and unit door. And when I had an issue I got someone to respond quickly via text so that’s helpful since there isn’t a reception desk or staff.
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Becky G wrote a review Jan 2022
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The best feature of this rental was the location. An historic property in the heart of Beacon Street, all typical tourist destinations are within walking distance. With a Whole Foods and restaurants nearby, getting items for either cooking or carry out was within a 4-minute walk. The place was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was adequately equipped for most tasks. My only criticism is that the furnishings are basic, low-end products, a few of which should probably be replaced. It also is not as friendly as other vacation rentals where you have direct contact with an owner. It might be difficult to solve problems if they come up as the Sonder customer service is not easy to deal with. You also have to accept that it is a very old building with slanted stairs and creaky floors. There was a pay washer/dryer on the first floor, which I am not sure was mentioned in the amenities. Otherwise, our stay was great, and I would choose this place again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Sonder Team, General Manager at Sonder The Hancock
Responded 7 Feb 2022
Thanks for reviewing your stay! We're so happy to hear you liked the location and the space. We really appreciate your feedback on the furniture and customer service. This information has been passed on to our teams. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to have you back soon.
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CoachK2525 wrote a review Jan 2022
Dedham, Massachusetts1161 contributions246 helpful votes
Very convenient to State House and Common area. affordable, clean and attractive. Didn't drive in so not sure of parking potential or availability. Website easy to deal with and will use again if need arises!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 8 Feb 2022
Thanks for reviewing your stay! We hope we have the chance to welcome you back in the future.
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US$220 - US$505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsBostonBeacon Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder The Hancock
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder The Hancock?
Nearby attractions include Freedom Trail (0.5 km), Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner (0.4 km), and Beacon Hill (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder The Hancock?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, express check-in and check-out, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder The Hancock?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder The Hancock?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder The Hancock?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder The Hancock?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sam LaGrassa's, Ma Maison, and Mooo Beacon Hill.
Is Sonder The Hancock located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Boston.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonder The Hancock?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder The Hancock?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.1 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (1.1 km), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (5.4 km).