10 Best Boston Hotels That Offer More than the Comforts of Home
By Jessica Polizzotti
Boston Local Expert
Settle into a luxury hotel and get comfortably settled while enjoying the many amenities at your disposal. With hotels as lavish as can be found in the heart of Boston, you'll be able to satisfy the needs for something special. Check into your choice of the 10best luxury hotels and you'll be living the good life while you're there.
Spoil yourself at a posh hotel in Boston. If tranquility is what you seek, the zen atmosphere of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston is about as laid-back as you can find, with spacious Boylston Street rooms, tea service, walk in closets and bathrooms that are comparable in size to the bedroom.
Schedule a stay at the Taj and you'll be staying in a truly lavish landmark with views of the Public Garden. Waterfront hotels can be found all over town, but one is synonymous with luxury- the Boston Harbor Hotel; here your stay comes with a staff that is at your beck and call fulfilling all of your needs while allowing you to be in the center of the city, yet still a world away.
Wherever you choose to check in you can be sure that a stay. Boston's high-end hotels are just a reservation away.
10 Charles Hotel in Harvard Square
From the outside the Charles Hotel does not look like anything special step but inside and become a part of the discreet hub of VIP activity. The Charles Hotel has provided lodging for Presidents, politicians, world renonwned entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, and fashion industry titans like Vera Wang. Yours may not be a household name, but fear not, you'll be just as welcomed as those who are at the Charles Hotel where you can get in on the action at Henrietta's Table where guests, locals and tourists comingle while dining on award winning farm to table fare next to the nation's major power players. Bookworms will be enticed to check in to take advantage of the Hotel Book Club where authors congregate with guests to discuss their current releases. This family friendly Hotel does its best to make even the littlest guest happy offering superior services geared to entertain children.
9 Hotel Commonwealth
The Hotel Commonwealth is a whole lot of luxury near Fenway Park. This award winning hotel hosts Red Sox fans in season and off. Request a Fenway facing room for the best views of the oldest professional ball-field. A stay at the Hotel Commonwealth puts some of Boston's best dining at your doorstep. With Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster and the Hawthorne all right there you could never leave the block all the while enjoying local favorites. Children are welcome at Hotel Commonwealth and they go out of their way to make a family stay fun. If your kids are of the four-legged variety, do not fret because Eastern Standard makes your pets as welcome as you are.
8 Battery Wharf Hotel
A stunning waterfront stay awaits you at the fairmont Battery Wharf where the North End location lets you easily explore all that Boston has to offer. Enjoy the luxurious guest rooms with spectacular views from one of the 150 available for your enjoyment. With decor chosen to maximize space you're in fro an indulgent experience. Try to make time for a treatment at Exhale, their on-site spa and unwind. Those seeking an even more exclusive level of service can make a reservation in the private Fairmont Gold building. In this exclusive 'hotel within a hotel, you'll find yourself pampered to the max and leaving fully refreshed from doing nothing more than enjoying yourself.
7 Taj Boston
The Taj Hotel is known for its luxurious accommodations. The classic elegance invites guest on a journey to romance of the highest level. Whether checking in for the night or something a bit more long term, you'll find yourself swept away by the service at the Taj. Golden tones surround you, allowing you to relax in your well-appointed rooms, where you can escape the big city and enjoy a bit of quiet with you're with. Rooms overlooking the Public Garden will make you want to open those blinds for a bit and take in the scene below while you are tucked away above it all. Order an in room massage then sink into your marble tub and enjoy the bath bar menu offered at the Taj before heading back to bed.
6 Fifteen Beacon Hotel Boston
A luxury hotel on the edge of Beacon Hill right by the State House puts XV Beacon in a prime location for your Boston stay. With rates starting in the low $300's per night, you'll be sure to enjoy what you've paid for. Top notch service is the norm at XV Beacon where they pride themselves on providing you with the details that make your stay special. Making its home in a landmark building dating back to 1903 the Beaux Arts building is decorated in a manner that is distinguished and offers guests discreet personalized service. You'll enjoy gas fireplaces in your guest room, great for ambiance, especially on a cool winter's night, as well as courtesy Lexus service to get you around town.
5 Mandarin Oriental, Boston
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers enough "zen" to relax the most harried guest. Asian influenced decor allows guests to be transported to a place that encompasses calm. The service is unmatched anywhere within the city. Tickets, reservations and even services can easily be booked through their concierge. And for those in need of a something a bit more hands on to erase what ails, head to the hotel's 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness center for a fantastically serene treat; you can even book appointments side by side. Ideal for those who are looking to romance the one they love, as the Mandarin takes all the work out of your life and let's you focus on one another. A reservation at their on-site restaurant and a night cap at the bar (or sent to your room via room service) will nicely round out your stay.
4 Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Boston's Four Seasons Hotel has 273 gorgeous guest rooms and 77 suites where you can you and your loved one can escape your day to day and dive under the contemporary covers for some romantic fun. The style of the Four Seasons reflects the influences of the Boston area and intermingles classic furnishings with modern touches to create an oasis unique to the area. Request a room with a park view and take in the Public Garden, Boston Common and even the golden dome of the State House all from behind closed doors. If you choose to take your romance on the road, simply cross the street for a hand in hand stroll through the stunning Public Garden then cozy up on one the couches in the Bristol Lounge while sipping a glass of something great before heading back behind closed doors.
3 Ritz-Carlton Boston Common
Boston's Ritz Carlton Hotel is known for its chic romantic accommodations. You'll be in the mood for love, from the moment you enter and see straight into Avery Bar where the fireplace and dim lighting make you want to skip check in and take yourself to one of the cozy nooks to canoodle with the one you love over a cocktail. But once you make your way behind closed door you'll be welcomed by beds decked out in ultra lush, deluxe bedding and a bath complete with a "room for two" marble tub. Add 24 hour in room dining and you can draw the blinds unplug the clock, shut off your cell and order sustenance when needed.
2 Boston Harbor Hotel
A stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel comes complete with spectacular views and a central location. Here, relaxation is not an option. The knowledgeable staff and serene surroundings make it impossible do anything other than enjoy. A five star hotel on Boston's Rowes Wharf; it does not get much better than this. The Boston Harbor Hotel is the ideal place to hang your hat while in Boston. Just be sure to leave the hotel, with all this luxury you may have to be forced out the door. And if you make it outside you can take the romance to the streets with a stroll the HarborWalk, evening on a Harbor cruise, or a few laps (hand in hand) around skate on the rink under the dome.
1 The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
A symbol of the city's history since 1912 has allowed this elegant mainstay to be little less than a landmark among locals in the know. Guest rooms were enhanced in a 2012 renovation that brought with it a touch of modern decor. Blues and plum grace each room welcoming guests who like the look of all that is new. book a special package for you and your loved one and enjoy the extras that come with it. Spend your time at the hotel in your room or make your way to their popular restaurant/bar- Oak Long Bar & Kitchen for a drink and food among the fray.
About Jessica Polizzotti
Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand. Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. Although Jessica has been a world traveler since her teens, her favorite trip may always be her Italian honeymoon. Living in a city that allows her to experience a change in seasons equals an opportunity to enjoy a shift in activities. As the old New England cliché says, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.”
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