My experience there was horrible and embarrassing to say the least:
The rooms give you the basics that you would get anywhere else. The only fancy thing in the hotel is the restaurant that is adjacent to the front desk.
I came in early from another hotel as they were sold out and I could not extend my stay, so I booked this hotel as I have stayed here maybe twice before. I work in the wholesale industry where I travel between China, the US, and Canada quite often, and I was leaving for China the next day so I figured I would check in here since Boston's prices were pure lunacy at the time.
I wasn't able to check in until12:30p as I was in a rush to head back downtown. I had a meeting with a potential client so I even asked if I could just check my bags. The clerk suddenly said that there was a room available and I took it. We made small talk, she even asked me what I did for a living (explained) and the other older woman seemed somewhat impressed, but in a condescending way, which I took as envy (but that's neither here nor there).
I went up to my room that was at the very end of the hallway, and set up my laptop, threw my bag on the bed and called an Uber. Waltham is kind of in the boonies so I had to wait a while for them to show up. I left the hotel around 12:40p I didn't see anyone at the front desk because they often leave the front desk to check rooms.
I returned to the hotel around 2:30p and still no one was at the front desk. I got a phone call from a woman who was finally ready to purchase an order, but she told me she was in Hartford on business and that her husband could drop off the money for her since they live in the area. (She didn't have time to deposit it and he didn't know how to do a bank to bank wire transfer, so I told her that cash would be fine and he could drop it off.) I met them before and trusted them so I felt it was okay.
He arrived at the hotel and unbeknownst to me, she didn't give him the correct hotel room number as I sent it hastily and it was wrong. I sent her the correct number and he came in to give me her payment and confirm mailing information as they have recently moved. It took about 10 minutes. I went back to my computer and received a Skype call from my web developer, which I was patiently waiting for (they're in India btw), when I heard a knock on my door. I figured it was her husband coming back to ask questions or want a printed receipt. This was at 3p.
It was the cops.
I opened the door and they looked at me confused. I asked if I could help them and they asked for my name. I answered and they told me that the hotel management wanted me escorted off the premises... I stood there for a second and asked why?
The police officer answered: "I think you know why."
I asked to speak to the management and was refused, so I put on my shoes and my unpacked luggage and told my developer that I would contact him tomorrow(which turned into 3 days later).
I walked out of the room and the other police officer in the hallway asked me who I was talking to. I answered, my developer for my website.
"What kind of website?" he asked and gave me a look as if it was something menacing. I opened my computer back up and showed him the back end of my wholesale website and gave him my card, telling him if he wanted to open a business, I'm the woman with connections overseas.
His partner checked the room and asked if anyone else had been there. I told them my clients husband dropped off a payment for her hair order. I was waiting for my developer, so I didn't have time to run downstairs and potentially miss his call. The partner whispered in his ear and we walked off.
The clerk at front desk didn't speak to me, she only told the cops to have a good evening and shot me a dirty look.
That's when it hit me. They thought I was a lady of the night.
They also lied and said that I was there all day with different men coming to and fro, which wasn't true AT ALL! I left around 12:42p was gone until 2:30p the cops came at 3p I was only there for 30 minutes really and that is CLEARLY not my line of work. I have a huge following on social media and would never jeopardize that or my life with my family(husband and son) for some mess like that. This brought me back to the conversation the front desk clerk had with me. Of the two times i had stayed before, she never asked me what I did for a living, we barely spoke except for the basic rhetoric of her job.
What a horrible experience, I would never wish this on my worst enemy. Money lost, time wasted. Thank goodness I was going to China the following day. less