DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside is a renovated hotel located in Boston’s Bayside area with shuttle service to downtown and Logan Airport. This hotel is just steps to subway, JFK Library, and UMass Boston.
Although this hotel is located slightly outside of the city it offers some great benefits. First, The Doubletree Club Boston Bayside offers complimentary shuttle services to/from Logan Airport – Local Area Restaurants- BCEC and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal which makes it a perfect location for a pre or post cruise stay. From Logan Airport all I had to do was text (special number given) the hotel. Within minutes a hotel staff member responded asking me which terminal I was in if I had all my bags and was ready to be picked up. I was then directed to the pickup location site with an estimated time of arrival for the shuttle. Once at the hotel you can schedule or request the shuttle. And as an added bonus on weekends, the shuttle has additional service to NE Aquarium /Faneuil Hall. The perfect drop off spot for exploring Boston. Faneuil Hall is a short walk from the drop-off point and it’s easy to get on a hop on hop off tour bus from this location. The hotel is also a short walk away from a subway station for additional transportation options.
The second great benefit is that it’s located near the water. YES, water views (if you have the right rooms :). I was located on the 6th-floor corner room 605. Yes, I could see the water but there is a parking lot behind the hotel’s parking lot. So you get a somewhat nice water view and a view of the parking lot :). Carson Beach is located directly behind the hotel. An easy walk through the parking lot and you are right on the bay. Perfect area for walking, biking or jogging. Walk further down the path and you’ll find Carson Beach. The Doubletree has its own parking lot but directly behind it is a parking lot for a UMASS facility. During the weekend it was empty, I checked out on a Monday and the UMASS lot was full.
Location: Boston, MA
Distance from Airport: Boston Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) approx. 15 mins. away
Distance from Cruise Terminal: Boston Cruise Ship Terminal -approx. 11 mins. away
Boston North Amtrak Station approx. 15 mins away
The Doubletree Club doesn’t offer complimentary breakfast and there are no restaurants within a quick walking distance from the hotel. But the final benefit is that the hotel has a Market Cafe onsite. A buffet breakfast is available (for a fee of about $16) each morning. You can also purchase food, light snacks and Starbucks coffee from the cafe all day. The Marketplace Cafe opens at 6:30 am and closes at 10:00 pm in the evening each day. Food prices were pretty reasonable for a la carte breakfast. There’s also a Lobby Lounge as well. If your stay is over the weekend a quick shuttle ride to the NE Aquarium / Faneuil Hall stop will provide plenty of options for dining.
Just to point out there is no pool at this hotel but they have a pretty nice fitness center. The hotel seems like it’s geared a bit more for business travelers (due to the location near UMASS) but still works well for leisure travelers. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the standard Doubletree chocolate chip cookies upon arrival couldn’t hurt either!
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