The Historic Hotel of America’s past, including its beginnings as the eighth-largest hotel in the world
The $100-million update that left it with a swanky new lobby and interactive TV per room
The Back Bay location, just a block from Boston Public Garden and three from the Common
The nightly cocktail hours and access to David Barton Gym
What To Know
Steps from the Boston Common and Boylston and Copley T stations, and only a short walk from the Theater District and North End
Sign up for their free loyalty program – iPrefer – and free WiFi will be yours
The hotel provides guest access to the David Barton gym (it's in the same building) as well as their classes
Parking on site
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Historic Back Bay icon that's housed a handful of presidents, just steps from Boston Common
Take your Boston stay from good to wicked good at Boston Park Plaza, a Back Bay getaway with an enviable location and a local destination in its own right. This sleek, glamorous spot has been making the news since it opened in 1927 as The Statler Hotel, the world’s then-eighth largest, most recently completing a $100-million renovation that landed it in both the Globe and the Herald. The results of this update aren’t so shabby, either – the pushing-90 property looks as good as new, with diamond-shaped cage chandeliers in its lobby and glossy tech additions in every guest room. The hotel that has housed all but two U.S. presidents since the Thirties, and was the first in the world to put a telephone in every room, is now proudly rising back to the top. In addition to boasting Historic Hotels of America and Lifestyle Preferred Hotels & Resorts membership, it now offers stellar concierge services, evening cocktail hours in the library and access to sought-after David Barton Gym, which you can access via the hotel. When it’s mealtime, pick from two dining and drinking spots. Off the Common is the lobby restaurant, offering seasonal spins on local favorites, while STRIP by Strega fuses the lounge and the steakhouse, and the aesthetics of the mid-century and 21st century, to glamorous and slightly surreal effect. Fresh, New England-inspired eats can also be ordered straight to your room, if you’re feeling lazy. At a base like this, we wouldn’t blame you for failing to make it back on the Common, even though it’s only three blocks away.
In the Area
Located, as you are, smack-dab in the heart of downtown Boston, you get to enjoy a front-row seat to the city’s best. The capital and largest metropolis in Massachusetts is rich in history and culture, with its own beloved baseball team and ballet company, plus museums and breweries galore. Many are within easy reach of your stay, such as Freedom Trail favorite Faneuil Hall, the buzzy Boston Public Market and Bell in Hand Tavern (also known as the oldest pub in America). You’re also a longer walk from the Boston Waterfront, offering ferries and harbor cruises.