The hotel is 15 minutes (by train) west of the city centre across the Charles River from Harvard. There were a few restaurants and a couple of bars within 10 mins walk of the hotel. The area around the hotel was nice, quiet and safe to walk. The hotel was very nice but I thought very expensive given the location and amenities provided. The room allocated was nice, cleaned each day, comfortable and safe. Breakfasts were sufficient for me. I used the gym (small) and found it well equipped. I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful.