The great central location, close to Boston Common and Downtown Crossing
The fetching contrast between historic bones and modern, high-tech sensibilities
Some rooms have views of the Boston skyline
Guestrooms are outfitted with such mod cons as 55" Samsung HD TVs, Bose Bluetooth audio systems and mobile-to-TV media streaming, along with zippy free WiFi so you can always stay connected
The neutral decor is slick and sophisticated (think crisp white linens, smart black upholstered headboards and pinstripe textiles)
What To Know
The Downtown Crossing neighborhood has a retail-oriented feel
The bathrooms are stocked with amenities from Paris-based perfumery James Heeley
There’s no spa, but in-room spa services are available
Parking on site
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Handsome digs in a prewar stone building close to leafy Boston Common, with a chic Peruvian-Asian restaurant and bar
This 242-room downtown player has left its mark on the Boston hotel scene. From the show-stopping setting in an elegant prewar brick and stone corner building to the of-the-moment guest room technology, this Boston sleep has all the makings of a perfect home base for business travelers and weekend jaunters alike. The neutral decor is slick, sophisticated, and ultra-modern without being soulless (think crisp white linens, smart black upholstered headboards, and pinstripe textiles along with ultra-contemporary bathrooms stocked with amenities from Paris-based perfumery James Heeley). The guest rooms are outfitted with mod cons like 55" Samsung HD TVs, Bose Bluetooth audio systems, and mobile-to-TV media streaming, along with zippy WiFi so you can always stay connected. There's also a lobby restaurant and a coffee shop serving Boston-born artisanal java brand George Howell. When work is over for the day, squeeze in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center or head outside to explore the abundant charms that lie just past the doorstep.
In the Area
The oldest park in the country, Boston Common is 50 acres of lovely manicured green space that makes a perfect picnic setting. Wander at will or join a guided tour with the Freedom Trail Foundation, which leads walkers through 16 historically significant sites along a scenic 2.5-mile route. Spend the rest of the day rambling along chic Newbury Street, home to some 73 clothing boutiques, 40 art galleries, 30 day spas and 30 restaurants. Expect high-end fashion houses like Valentino and Cartier mixed in with independent boutiques like Tess & Carlos, Dress and Serenella. By night, catch a performance at the nearby Boston Opera House or at the 500-seat Paramount Theatre.