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I did find that not all of the green initiatives the hotel promised on this site were true for my room; the sheets and towels were cotton/poly blends and they changed my sheets despite my not asking them to (their program is one where you put a plastic tent card on the bed if you want the sheets changed). They left my towel hanging on the shower curtain rod (which was one of those curved ones so the shower curtain doesn't cling to you during your shower), but they brought more clean towels, a practice that doesn't make sense to me.
The room was clean, spacious and quite comfortable. Most of the lightbulbs in the room were CFL, the glasses were durable, but the amenities were individual not bulk. When they asked which newspaper I wanted I was able to opt out of any -- I love that!
The hotel had a nice selection of pillows on the bed for me, as well as more stored in plastic bags in the closet. The bathroom had a night light option which I thought was a nice touch. The coffee machine was a nice one (though I feel the coffee pod approach is not an environmental one), and I could get hotwater from it without the water tasting like coffee! And the shower curtain was made of fabric, not vinyl.
One great feature of the room was the desk area: electric plugs were ample and easy to reach and the internet was easily accessed too. The CD player/radio was appreciated as well.
I was amused at the wastebaskets. The one by the desk was lined with a plastic bag but the one in the bathroom wasn't lined. Since the wastebaskets were durable and could easily be wiped out if dirtied I didn't see any need for lining them -- and the look of the plastic bags is unsightly to me.
I love it when hotels put recycling bins in the guestrooms. This hotel had one that was multi-compartmental so I could sort my own trash. It was almost as good as being at home.
The "Hotel Inclusive Charge" of $3 was odd. I hate feeling nickled and dimed -- why don't hotels just charge what rooms cost rather than having added fees? At least it wasn't the obscene "resort fee" I see at times of $15+ per day!
This is a great green hotel.
I too was at the Seaport for a conference. My thoughts are about the same as those above, though I liked getting my newspaper and don't care if they line wastebaskets or not.
The odd thing I experienced though is the hotel sent me a survey. Within an hour or so of getting the survey I went to respond. The message I got from the survey site is they had enough responses. I didn't get to share my thoughts at all. Poor taste, IMHO.
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