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655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804
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#60 of 98 hotels in Boston
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European styled boutique Hotel set in former private residence dating from 1892; situated in the Back Bay neighborhood.
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Paid public parking nearby
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Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
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sja1980 wrote a review Oct 2022
London13 contributions67 helpful votes
Overpriced and underwhelming. We paid over $1,100 for three night. The air conditioning makes a loud bang when I turns on and off. The toilet intermittently runs all night. The windows are dirty and don’t open or close properly. Thin glazing means you hear everything from the street. The pillows are lumpy and poor. The breakfast was basic and the staff in the cafe largely indifferent. I would not recommend staying here and I would not stay here again
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AdamL-Innkeeper, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for providing some feedback on where we can focus our efforts on future improvements.
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Laraine114 wrote a review May 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona102 contributions66 helpful votes
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I only stay at the Charlesmark Hotel in Boston--last time was in 2018--it was great then and now! The location cannot be beat! In Boston's Back Bay and walking distance to shops and restaurants in every direction, the Boston Public Library-original and new wing, the T and Blue Bikes (to rent and drop all around town). Boston Common is a gorgeous public park a 5-10 minute easy walk away. The staff have always been great and this time, they truly went above and beyond. three wonderful front desk managers, housekeeping and other team members were able to quickly locate a bag with gifts I left in a closet in my room when I got to my next destination and they are mailing on to my family in another state where I went to next.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Adam Lombard, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2022
Laraine, Thank you for the very kind words about our staff! I'm happy to hear that you love the area so much. Charlesmark is truly a perfect location for the back-bay public Common's. I know you've stayed with us before so I'm sure you know, but just in case, If you call us at 617-247-1212 and book directly with our front desk team we provide an extra discount to our favorite guests that book direct.
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SHAWN D wrote a review Sep 2022
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We were in Boston visiting for a few days. We've stayed in many hotels in the city and find ourselves going back to the Charlesmark Hotel for its consistency and desirable accommodations. Convenient and friendly, I'd put this hotel high on your "go to" spots when looking to stay in Boston.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Adam Lombard, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2022
Thank you for your stays and for your review! We hope to host you again soon. Please keep in mind we have an additional discount for guests that call our team to book with our front desk team at 617-247-1212.
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FRC0384 wrote a review Sep 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom141 contributions114 helpful votes
I stayed here for a week as a family of 4. We know Boston quite well having visited a number of times over the years but this was only our second time staying right in the middle of the city. We chose the Charlesmark primarily for (1) it’s location and (2) it’s price. Boston is extortionate but we really wanted to be right in the middle of the city. The location right on Boyleston is absolutely perfect and it has a lovely frontage of tables that are attached to the Landwer Cafe - they seem to occupy the same building and are connected but different businesses. Lovely to sit out here and watch the world go by. The hotel retains what must be the original, or nearly original features and therefore the rooms are small. However, we were really only looking to be here to sleep and the they were clean. The reception staff were brilliant. Helpful, attentive and informative- thank you!! We liked the DVD/video collection down in the basement! Lovely touch and some real gems in there but unfortunately we couldn’t work out how to use the DVD player in the room! Cafe Landwer itself seemed nice too. It was always busy and the menu looked good! If you were a guest, you received a discount. And that brings me to the breakfast. This was perhaps the downside to this place. Breakfast was included in the room rate. We were fully prepared and expecting this to be a basic breakfast of pastries or such like. (Which it was) and that was absolutely fine for us. The food provided was very tasty. The issue was that the staff in the cafe clearly found the ‘duty’ of breakfast to be a HUGE chore. It was served every day between 7 and 11 but no matter what time we went down, you always had to ask for something. I agree with other reviews, there was often nothing there (un-replenished) and even if there was something left there was rarely any cutlery, etc. having worked In hospitality, it really isn’t difficult to replenish a breakfast table such as this. Often the flask was out of coffee and there was never any hot water for tea. Every day without fail we had to ask the staff in the cafe for something. It would appear that they would ignore you as long as they could and were often unhelpful when you asked for cutlery etc. If there was nothing at the official breakfast station, they simply directed you to the pastries at the front of the counter! Great! They were delicious, but the cafe must lose a lot of money that way as nobody was keeping track. My biggest frustration however was the day I finally managed to nab the last bagel. There was absolutely nothing to put on it- butter, cream cheese etc. I asked the staff of the ‘coffee side’ of the cafe if they had any. The were quite rude and said to ask the ‘cafe/food’ side of the cafe. When I went there, I was told that there was no butter or cream cheese… despite being able to see both in the counter. They simply refused to give me any. Bizarre. If you aren’t going to put on breakfast properly, don’t bother. It may be viewed that guests should be grateful for what they got given they weren’t paying.. but you were… in the room rate! It’s a shame that this issue stuck in my mind so much as I will re-iterate that your reception and housekeeping staff were excellent! Overall, great stay and I would stay again- just maybe tweak breakfast a bit!! :-)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Adam Lombard, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2022
We have been working with the Cafe to ensure the service and quality they are known for is also shared with our guests for breakfast. We hope you can come back soon and you will see that we have improved the flow from their team for the breakfast items. Either way thank you for the detailed feedback you've provided and for staying with us in the first place! We hope to host you again soon. Please keep in mind we have an additional discount for guests that call our team to book with our front desk team at 617-247-1212.
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MammaDebbe wrote a review Sep 2022
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The experience was compromised - especially for $477 a night. The room was teeny-tiny - room marketed to hold 2 adults but could not possibly have 2 people in the room. Most overwhelming was the overpowering mildew smell that permeated from the shower into the sleeping area and ruined my stay. when you pay almost $500 a night and can't shower - and smell mildew in the sleeping area, that's a no-go. When I told the front desk about this, they said 'Oh, sorry' and left it at that. Not an offer for a make-up night in another room nor any acknowledgement of a highly compromised experience. Too bad bec the place is so cute and in a great location - I really wanted to like it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Adam Lombard, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2022
Thank you for your feedback. Our other manager had tried to reach out and speak with you about your experience as it is not consistent with most of our feedback. Feel free to reach back out to us so we can discuss it. - Adam, Mike, Johann & The Charlesmark Hotel Team
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Ilaria B wrote a review Aug 2022
Pistoia, Italy2 contributions1 helpful vote
The room is nice and clean. The location is perfect to visit Boston. Very kind staff. A simple breakfast is included in the room rate, just pasty/bagel and coffee, but the service is very poor: first day there was only one pasty and no spoons, no plates, no napkins, no sugar, second day same bagel and 2 pasties not fresh; nobody takes care of breakfast servister neither waiters nor receptionist. We reported to the reception desk as well during our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AdamL-Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 24 Sep 2022
We are working with the Cafe that manages the Coffee & Pastry/Bagel we have in the morning. Thank you very much for your feedback so we can get better for the future.
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eum_12 wrote a review Jul 2022
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The receptionist didn’t even bothered to look to us in the face. Zero sympathy or empathy, clearly we were disturbing her “peace” by checking in. No explanations about breakfast, wifi, check in/out times….if you want to now and you don’t ask, she won’t tell. Room small, smelly, and with a tiny double bed. Noisy in the night as was facing the service street in the back of the building. Complimentary breakfast is included but was a real deal to understand how and to whom to request it without being charged. The location is PERFECT, everything has a bright side. In any case I just pray that I will never be charged what I have been charged for a place like this. Never again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AdamL-Innkeeper, Manager at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 29 Jul 2022
I'm sorry to hear your experience wasn't what you expected or what we strive to provide. If you would like to reach out directly to myself or our other manager, please feel free as we would like to have more details so we can use to further ensure that other guests don't have the same experience you did. We really do hope all of our guests enjoy their stay and would like to ensure that if you were to ever come back you would be happy, again we'd love to hear some more details directly from you so we can help make it better for the future. I've included my email, the operation manager's email, and our main guest service email below. adam@charlesmarkhotel.com / mike@charlesmarkhotel.com / info@charlesmarkhotel.com
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FarAway559486 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The location is superb. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at their new restaurant on the first floor, Landwer. American and Mediterranean fare. Quality of food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend staying here for business and personal travel. The staff was proactive and very friendly!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from AdamL-Innkeeper, Manager at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Thank you for the kind words. When you come back be sure to call us for the best possible direct booking discount - 617-247-1212.
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Nora B wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and I loved staying at this hotel as the location is fantastic, staff is friendly, welcoming and the rooms are meticulous and cozy. We have stayed here many times and look forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AdamL-Innkeeper, Manager at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Thank you for the kind words. When you come back be sure to call us for the best possible direct booking discount - 617-247-1212
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Jean K wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Enjoyed everything about this hotel. From our interactions with the staff to our beautifully appointed room. Yes, our room was small but very well thought out. One of the cleanest hotels we have been in in a long time. Everything was in perfect working order and in pristine condition. Even though the parking was not on site the garage was very convenient and hassle free. We parked our car for 3 days and were able to walk from the Charlesmark to everywhere we wanted to visit. So much fun to feel like a local. Many restaurants and shopping right outside the door. The Charlesmark was instrumental in making our trip to Boston extra special.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Adam Lombard, Innkeeper at Charlesmark Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2022
Z1282WWjeank, Thanks so much for your kind words about our staff and the room condition! We're glad to hear you had a great time and that the location was convenient. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime soon! The next time you are looking to visit, feel free to give us a call at 617-247-1212 to book with our front desk team. We give everyone that calls a discounted rate for our favorite guests.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Charlesmark Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Charlesmark Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Boston Public Library (0.08 km), Back Bay (0.05 km), and Newbury Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Charlesmark Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Charlesmark Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Charlesmark Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Charlesmark Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Charlesmark Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sorellina, sweetgreen, and The Friendly Toast.
Are there any historical sites close to Charlesmark Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (2.7 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (2.7 km), and Granary Burying Ground (1.6 km).
Is Charlesmark Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.