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What We Love

  • 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


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Historic Back Bay icon that's housed a handful of presidents, just steps from Boston Common

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States


Staying after a concert
Jane P

Our one night stay at Boston Park Plaza last month was great. The staff was friendly and efficient. The room was sparkling clean and very comfortable.
We will definitely be back anytime we have a reason to be in the city for a night or more.

Amazing stay!
Maggie M

I celebrated my anniversary here last weekend and the stay was absolutely perfect. A special thanks to Tevin at the front desk who heard it was our anniversary and not only did he upgrade us for free but he surprised us and sent up a bottle of wine and chocolates. He was very friendly and professional too and made our stay extra special. The hotel was beautiful and I highly recommend!

Great Stay
Dana R

The first thing we noticed about Boston is how crazy expensive hotels are! Worse than NYC! So, once you get over the initial shock you’ll find the Park Plaza, in comparison, is great value. Very nice, modernized hotel. The size of the rooms are perfect and they are very clean and updated. One CON is there is zero counter space in the bathroom except for a narrow shelf. This was a bit awkward with 3 gals trying to get ready but a big PRO was that there was a full length mirror on the outside of the bathroom door plus another in the room - all well lit so we each had one to get ready with. The lobby bar is large and was very popular with the post wedding crowd on a Saturday night.
Be aware there is a $25/night additional fee which basically just gives you access to the wifi.
There is a cute cafe just next to the hotel with a large selection so go there for breakfast!