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


Located in the center of Boston, the 2-star Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden offers contemporary rooms. This hotel was opened in 2008 and renovated in 2012.

This hotel is ideally located in a market area and 1.7km from Fenway Park, Shubert Theater and Lyric Stage Company of Boston. The property is placed next to Boston Public Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and North End as well as an aquarium, markets and bars.

Nearby points of interest include museums, colleges and monuments.

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 rooms featuring satellite TV, a writing desk, individual climate control, coffee/tea making facilities and a living area as well as modern bathrooms with a bathtub, roll in shower and a hairdryer. They are equipped with ice machine and coffee/tea makers.


Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served at the lounge area. Beers can be savored in the pizza bar.


Business facilities at Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden include a business center, printers and computer equipment.


Leisure facilities in Holiday Inn Express Boston Garden include a tennis court and a cocktail lounge. The hotel boasts a fitness center with a gym and fitness classes.


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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Kitchen facilities
  • Ice machine
  • Cable TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Internet access
  • CD player



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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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Boston BY Foot Recorded Tour
          700 ft
        • Paul Revere House
          2000 ft
        Places of interest
        • TD Garden
          400 ft
        Train stations
        • Boston North Station
          400 ft
        Sport related
        • TD Banknorth Garden
          700 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Faneuil Hall
          2000 ft
        • 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
        • Fleet Center
          400 ft
        • Otis House Harrison Gray
          1400 ft
        • Bunker Hill Pavilion
          1700 ft
        • Society For Preservation of NE Antiquities
          1700 ft
        • Museum of Science
          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
        • North Station
          400 ft
        • North Station - Green Line Inbound
          400 ft
        • Haymarket Station
          1000 ft
        • Bowdoin Station
          1000 ft
        • Science Park Station
          1700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Chinatown
          5100 ft
          Boston, Boston
        • Wang Center for the Performing Arts
          1.0 mi
          270 Tremont St., Boston
        • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
          1.1 mi
          Congress Street Bridge, Boston
        • The Wilbur Theatre
          1.1 mi
          Washington St, Boston
        • Gibson House Museum
          1.1 mi
          Beacon Street, Boston

        Near the hotel

        • Sports Museum of New England
          400 ft
          150 Causeway St, Boston
        • North End
          2200 ft
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        • New England Holocaust Memorial
          1800 ft
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        • Old North Church
          2000 ft
          193 Salem St., Boston
        • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
          1900 ft
          Boston, MA
        • Museum of African American History
          2100 ft
          46 Joy Street, Boston
        • Saint Leonard of Port Maurice
          2100 ft
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        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 102 reviews

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        • 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.

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