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While developers plan its imminent replacement, this eight-story hotel remains a great find in an even better location. It’s nowhere near the Common, but Copley Square is less than 2 blocks away, and Back Bay Station is even closer. This is not the lap of luxury: Decorated in generic-hotel style, rooms are small and bathrooms tiny. Solo travelers might not appreciate the fact that many guests are traveling with the groups who flock here, but the great rates and friendly staff help make up for that. Hotel 140, which is nearby, sometimes has lower rates, but the winter deals here are great.