Americas Best Value Inn ex Charles River Motel

1800 Soldiers Field RoadBoston02135USA
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About Americas Best Value Inn ex Charles River Motel

Americas Best Value Inn ex Charles River Motel is close to revered seats of learning and within a short drive of the centre of Boston. Harvard Stadium is just in excess of two miles away.

En-suite rooms at Americas Best Value Inn ex Charles River Motel are air-conditioned and include a TV, complimentary toiletries, bed linen and towels. A microwave and refrigerator also feature. Rooms are cleaned on a daily basis.

Free Wi-Fi extends throughout the property and free on-site parking is available. Self-serve laundry facilities are also provided and the reception area is manned at all times.

Continental breakfast is free and served daily. On-site vending machines display snacks and drinks. Locally based eateries include Chinese cuisine at Joyful Garden; plus IHOP, Starbucks and McDonald’s.

The walks to Harvard Square and University and Boston College and University take a little over 30 minutes. The journey to Boston city centre is approximately seven miles and can take around 15 minutes by car or taxi. It is approximately 12 miles to Boston Logan International Airport.


1800 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02135, USA
Telephone: +1(617)2540200 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Exemplary members of staff

This is a frill-free accommodation option. Good points include the very helpful and friendly members of staff, lots of free parking, surprisingly good Wi-Fi plus, of course, affordability.

Lots of room

The room is spacious and the air conditioning is effective. Bed linen and towels are very clean.

Negative Reviews

A Learning Curve

If you are after any form of nightlife, you need to take a taxi or bus in to Boston. There is nothing very much happening here. The suggested solution when you complain about the heat is to open a window – but, at ground floor level, the security implications are immense. Breakfast is something of a non-event, so if you arrive late and find that everything has gone, at least you haven’t missed much! The learning centres of Boston University and Cambridge College are, respectively, approximately three and four miles away. Upon departure, you may feel that you too have learned some lessons.

On the carpet over cleanliness weaknesses

There are some cleanliness issues in the room and furnishings are approaching dilapidation. The TV is lacking many channels, there are holes in the wall and the carpets must have begun to show their age some years ago.

Seeing the light

The motel is old and musty and has that aroma of decay throughout. There is no lift so the question of accessibility for elderly and infirm guests is an issue. Also, it fronts onto a busy road and so noise can be a further problem. It’s pointless asking for a back room because they are noisy too. Alarm bells always ring when hotel rooms are dimly lit. Here, lighting and guest enthusiasm are sometimes both subdued.

Rating Overview

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7 /10
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7 out of 10 based on 1127 reviews