4.0
Very Good 3645 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 3645 Reviews
Above and Beyond
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston with such an excellent experience. Alison and the front desk team went out of their way with their top notch service and attention to their guests. From the moment we arrived we felt very well taken care of. In celebration of our anniversary and baby on the way, we were shown so much love and generosity with the most personal touches.
Our room was very clean and the service was outstanding. I’m not normally one to write reviews, but this hotel was definitely deserving recognition for our wonderful and memorable stay. Thank you Park Plaza for a memorable trip- we will be back!

- The Wettergren Family

Nice hotel and good location
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here because they were the event for a charity walk I did. The location was good and within walking distance to many things. We had a room on the 14th floor overlooking the city with two queen beds. Staff was friendly and held our bags the last day when we had to be out of the room.

Could do better...
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plastic cups, no desk in the room, no vanity kits, peeling paint... you get the idea, none of these are necessarily deal breakers but also they are easily remedied - this is why three stars - and just don’t reflect the price, fairly consistently this is not a low cost option, and generally let it down
The entrance and bar area are lovely, but this just serves to further allow the rooms to let down the overall experience for me

Amazing Staff!
Reviewed 5 days ago

By far my favorite Boston hotel! Rooms were great, hotel was beautiful but the staff really made my visit here! Checking in we were greeted by Frank Dunn. He made the process quick and simple! Once up in the room we had made an additional request, which Frank took care of immediately! On top of that he had great dinner suggestions! Thanks Frank! We will be back soon!

Good location
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spend 4 nights at the Plaza. Checked it very late due to a flight delay (1am), however this wasn’t an issue.

The room was clean, however the “superior” rooms are small.

Impressive lobby, staff helpful like many Bostonians, small rooms, good location, subway 30 seconds away.