Comfort comes well before style at the Beacon and that’s just fine. I’m not saying the rooms are ugly; with their olive-green or gold furnishings they’re actually kind of handsome in a “college town parent’s hotel” sort of way. But what gives the Beacon two stars are its creature comforts: Each room comes with a fully usable kitchenette and is a generous 340 square feet or more, with a good-sized bathroom and roomy closet in addition. And because most of the standard rooms come with two double beds, they’re ideal for families. Up one level, but still affordable, are big one- and two-bedroom suites, each with a pullout sofa (families of five and six, take note). The two-bedroom suites have a second bathroom and are almost big enough for a softball team.