Hotel Review: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel – One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel – One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144 

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bdlsm-sheraton-springfield-monarch-place-hotel/

About

This was our first time staying at a Sheraton in a long time. We typically stay at Marriott’s but with the new shared points program we decided to give it a try. We were heading out to the new MGM casino in Springfield, MA, about 90 minutes from our house and didn’t want to drive back at night.

The hotel is located in downtown Springfield with a nice view of the river. It is about .3 miles from the casino and about .8 miles from the basketball hall of fame. As platinum plus members our parking is free, regularly it would be about 18 dollars for over night.

We were able to use the lounge in the upper floor with the status, but the staff there was OK at best. The lounge wasn’t fully stocked and was dirty. The bar had run out of a lot of stuff and had no backups. The next morning for breakfast up there, they had no silverware out and it seemed to still be a mess from the night before.

Our room was nice and in a section of the third floor that had a separate lobby, although I would of rather this be on an upper floor. The window was oddly small in the room too. It seemed like an older building but it was clean and close to where we needed to go, also close to the highway.

This hotel offers discounts for the basketball hall of fame and has room service until 12am. Bathroom in the room we had was large along with the room being a good size.

The Score

  • Room Cleanliness : A
  • Hotel Cleanliness: A
  • Friendliness and knowledge of staff: C
  • Food & Drink Selection: B
  • Accessibility: A
  • Total:  (B)

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Bar & Restaurant Review: The Point – 147 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108

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The Point – 147 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108 – http://www.thepointboston.net/

About

First time I was here was before a Celtics game. One of my buddies comes here all the time. I like The Point because of its location, its close to everything. I never have a problem finding a place to sit at the bar before a game and the food is good. They don’t have the greatest beer selection, but I can get over that. At night on the weekends, the place gets a little wild so finding a place to sit is tough since there is a small area in the bar. I guess they have an upper level. Not sure when it is open though. I know you can rent space there.

I have scheduled this place several times on Bar Crawls around the city. The staff here is awesome. The bartender I had while writing this was a sweet heart blonde girl who was very attentive and didn’t keep me waiting for a drink. There is a nice mix of people who drink here. College kids to old men, which is a cool thing for a bar. They get a lot of regulars in here too which always looks good when reviewing a place. Not sure if there is a cover on weekend nights.

There is no parking except for the MBTA lot across the street at 17 bucks, but the train is right there. Its defiantly a place you would go if you were in town for school work or as a tourist. I would suggest this place to anyone who was looking for good service, good food and a good vibe. For a small place, there are TV’s everywhere, so if you are looking for a place to watch the game, go there. Just get there early because space is limited.

The Score

  • Vibe: 8
  • Beer Selection: 5
  • Friendliness and knowledge of staff: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Accessibility: 8
  • Seating area: 5
  • Total: 43 out of 60 (B)

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