Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden  2 stars

280 Friend Street, Boston, United States, 02114  show mapSave
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  • Restaurants/bars around - Breakfast is fine - Elevator was slow - Recommend it
  • Fitness room very basic - No free parking - View was excellent - Reasonable price
  • Close to fanuel hall - Close to the t subway - Room was good - Great service
  • Clean comfy bed - Good free wifi - Breakfast is included - Not-really-working a/c
  • Great place - 15 min walk to downtown - Spacious room - Nice staff
  • Great view of the garden - Lobby was small - A/c was so loud
  • No dvd player - Excellent customer service - Large bathroom
  • Good breakfast - Room was roomy - Great restaurants within walking distance
  • No parking - Rooms come equipped with a coffee maker - Highly recommend
  • Great location - Excellent staff - Great value


Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden welcomes travelers in the center of Boston meters away from museums, colleges and monuments. This business hotel was opened in 2008 and renovated in 2012.

Ideally nestled in Theatre District district, overlooking Nick's Comedy Stop, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College. Just 10 minutes from the center of Boston.

The hotel boasts close proximity to markets, bars and an aquarium.

North - Green Line Inbound underground station is only 5 minutes away from the hotel. 5 minutes' drive from Logan International airport.


The hotel offers 70 modern rooms with such room amenities as Wi-Fi, a microwave and wireless internet.


The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast served at the lounge area. At the small pizza bar guests will enjoy a selection of beers.


For its guests Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden offers internet access, a business center as well as a gift shop, parking.


The hotel boasts a fitness center with fitness classes, a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 39 per day.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   72.

City Center Boston - 2700 ft
Airports Logan International (BOS) - 2.9 mi, Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) - 42.2 mi
Train Stations Boston North Station - 400 ft, Framingham, MA Station - 19.2 mi
Underground stations North Station - Green Line Inbound - 400 ft, North Station - 400 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Halftime Pizza (Cuisine: Pizza) - 200 ft, Qdoba Mexican Grill (Cuisine: Mexican) - 200 ft
Parks Boston African American National Historic Site - 2600 ft, Boston Harbor Islands National Park - 3000 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Evening reception
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Housekeeping
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Printers
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • In-room computer
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Ice machine
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting area
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone
  • Dressing area



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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      Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      Places of interest
      • TD Garden
        400 ft
      Train stations
      Sport related
      Shopping areas
      • Boston Paintball
        700 ft
      Historical sites
      • Government Center
        1400 ft
      • Smith Court Residences
        1700 ft
      • Abiel Smith School
        1700 ft
      • Old North Church
        1700 ft
      • African Meeting House
        1700 ft
      • Otis House Harrison Gray
        1400 ft
      • Bunker Hill Pavilion
        1700 ft
      • Society For Preservation of NE Antiquities
        1700 ft
      • 2000 ft
      • Ancient and Honorable Artillery
        2000 ft
      • Environmental Management Dept
        1400 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Mgh Institute-Health Profsns
        400 ft
      • North Bennet Street School
        1700 ft
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • New England Eye and Tissue Bank
        700 ft
      • Shriners Hosp For Children
        1400 ft
      • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hosp
        1700 ft
      Underground stations

      Local Attractions

      • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
        5000 ft
        219 Tremont Street, Boston
      • Chinatown
        5100 ft
        Boston, Boston
      • Spectacle Island
        5200 ft
        Boston Harbor, Boston
      • Nick's Comedy Stop
        1.0 mi
        100 Warrenton St, Boston
      • Wang Center for the Performing Arts
        1.0 mi
        270 Tremont St., Boston

      Near the hotel

      • Sports Museum of New England
        400 ft
        150 Causeway St, Boston
      • TD Garden
        600 ft
        100 Legends Way, Boston
      • North End
        2200 ft
        Boston, MA 02109
      • Harrison Gray Otis House
        1600 ft
        141 Cambridge St., Boston
      • New England Holocaust Memorial
        1800 ft
        Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston
      • Old North Church
        2000 ft
        193 Salem St., Boston
      • Copp's Hill Burying Ground
        1700 ft
        Corner of Snow Hill and Hull Streets, Boston

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Halftime Pizza

        76% likes this, based on 40 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza

        200 ft
        115 Causeway St

        Phone: 617-720-4578

      • Qdoba Mexican Grill

        77% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

        200 ft
        101 Causeway St
      • The Fours

        70% likes this, based on 91 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Seafood

        300 ft
        166 Canal Street

        Phone: 617-720-4455

      • Sullivan's Tap

        64% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Bar

        200 ft
        168 Canal Street
      • Porter's Bar & Grill

        70% likes this, based on 52 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        200 ft
        173 Portland St

        Phone: 617-742-7678

      Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 97 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        Convienent and the breakfast they served was awesome and free.

        No pool. Elevators were to small and had a difficult time getting the luggage cart in, and very narrow hallways. We had to pay $39 to park the car and the price of the hotel was way to much for what we got.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Location to td Garden.

        We booked 2 rooms (1 queen bed & 1 w/2 double beds) two months in advance of our trip. When I called the hotel with a question 2 days before our trip, they only had us down for 1 room. They told us they were all booked up and couldn't give us the 2nd room we had reserved, even though I had written confirmation of our reservation. I then called and your staff was great. They called the hotel and got them to agree to give us the rooms we had reserved. I even spoke with the office manager the day before our trip to assure that they would honor our reservation. She assured us that they would. When we arrived, they gave us 2 queen rooms. This was a problem since my three teenage daughters would be sharing a room. Their staff was very rude and didn't even have a cot available for them. After much back and forth between them, us, and, they finally offered to find another (1) room at another hotel. But we didn't want to split up our family. Also, by that point it was 6:00 and we had tickets to a 7:00 show. It was really too little, too late. If they had just been honest with us - even the day before, we would have made other arrangements ourselves.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The staff was very helpful and considerate. However, they had no record of my reservation through But every attempt was made to get me a room in the sold-out hotel, and luckily that was accomplished. Front desk and valet staff were invaluable.

        Room was dark

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        How close it is th th e bk garden.

        Small lobby. Rather tacky!

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Very nice staff

        Complete rip-off on the valet service

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location was great. The room was clean.

        The room was very hot and there was no relief available. The elevator was broken and we were expected to climb stairs with luggage,

        • Average rating
      • Single

        when I arrived at the hotel to check in I was informed that my room had one double bed and a pull out couch. Through I had reserved a double room with two double beds and the hotel informed me that the room I reserved was not available. They said that if I had booked the room through them my room would have been available. So one adult got to sleep on the bed and I had to sleep on the pull out that had only an inch and a half of foam over the spring frame. Originaly the hotel charged me full price for two doubles until I complained. The pull out was horrible and I would have been mor comfortable sleeping on the floor. I was totaly dissatified with this whole process.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The convenience of going to a Celtics game and having the hotel right across the street was perfect. The manager there was amazing - we had reserved a room with two double beds, but they were overbooked, so she offered us a comp room - this was really nice of her and greatly appreciated - she went out of her way to give us the best service. Valet service was also very convenient and our car was safe and we didn't have to use it once.

        The Elevator !!!!!! omg took forever....can't imagine if I had a disability or couldn't use stairs - that Elevator certainly is ancient.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        convenient as other Express Inn. but late wireless internet.

        various breakfast.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The location was so convenient! We attended an event at TD Garden, and it was literally across the street. The rate was a little pricey, but well worth it for the location. They went above and beyond by allowing us to check in early when our train came in 4 hours before check in. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend. I will stay again!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Location was great,Staff was Excellant,very helpful in all question or concerns.Clean rooms,nice renovations done.Enjoyed my stay!!

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        I loved the location of the hotel. Everything that we visited was within walking distance. I also loved the fact that the hotel was willing to hold our bags before and after checkout, very convenient.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Location was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Romm was clean and comfortable

        Elevator was slow but that was only thing i could think of.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Across the street from the Boston Garden easy access to Celtics and Bruins games. Hotel rooms are very nice.

        Not very close to the musuems and tourist attractions but was turned out okay because the town trolley tookk us to almost every attraction.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The staff was very helpful with directions and information. I recommend this hotel to anyone needing access to the TD Garden and trolley tours in the city.

        • Average rating
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