What We Love
- Free Lexus sedan service throughout Boston (airport transfer is an additional $40)
- Excellent location in the Beacon Hill neighborhood
- Intimate vibe, thanks to 63 spread-out rooms
What To Know
- Gym is small, but guests can access the Boston Sports Club, a two-minute walk, for $15 per day
- Only some rooms have views of Boston Common
- Pets are allowed for a fee of $25, which is donated to the MSPCA
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Fifteen Beacon is the kind of place where the new only enhances the old. The 1903 Beaux-Arts façade still stands — the Roman brick, gilded shields and fluted limestone columns are in pristine condition — but the interiors are contemporary, with lots of thoughtful details (heated towel racks) and up-to-date amenities (iPad rentals). The lobby sets a soothing and distinguished tone, and the original cage elevator, cast brass railing and sharply dressed staff bring to mind images of Old Boston.
Bed and Bath
All 63 rooms (there are seven per floor, which gives the Fifteen Beacon a residential feel) have a fireplace and a small bar, as well as original artwork, Frette linens and a queen- or kingsize bed. Thanks to a face-lift in 2009, there’s new carpeting, plus tech amenities such as stereo systems and 42-inch flat-screen TVs.
Mooo…. (the aptly named on-site steakhouse) draws locals for dishes such as New England littlenecks and dry-aged New York sirloin. The restaurant’s private dining room, the Wine Cellar, has a vaulted ceiling, stone floors, an eye-catching Roman mosaic and a collection of vintages said to be one of the country’s most extensive.
In the Area
Of course, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding city, and guests can make use of the free chauffeured pickup service, which drops you off in the downtown area. Head over to the Museum of Fine Arts to view its encyclopedic collection, then take a stroll along busy and historic Newbury Street, which is lined with boutiques and open-air cafés. Stop for a bite at Savenor’s, a neighborhood gem since 1939 that stocks an excellent selection of produce and meats, or nibble your way through the cobblestone streets of the Italian North End or Chinatown on a delicious market tour with knowledgeable local guides.
How to Get There
Beacon 15 Hotel
Historical charm with elegant updates makes this hotel special. Located within walking minutes of Boston Common, the location is excellent. The concierge was very helpful with dinner reservations and directions. They offer complimentary transportation when available. We had a party of seven and utilized the vehicle several times. We were very pleased with the service. The hotel staff was excellent. They were very helpful, pleasant and professional. The food was remarkable. The blueberry pancakes and lobster Mac and cheese was standouts. Great bar as well!
Nice boutique hotel well located, next to Boston Common and walking distance from Charles Street.
The rooms are cozy with a fire place but I don’t recommend the rooms located in the inner courtyard as they are noisy.
The ultimate service in this hotel was definitely the Concierge desk. Ryan McDonnell and Daryl Popper have been incredible to us! They were able to find us, at the very last minute, 8 great seats ideally located for the Celtics Opening Game.
Thank you again Ryan and Daryl for your personal involvement in this challenging request. My family had the best time that evening!
I wanted the best hotel experience in BOS and was torn between the XV Beacon and the Four Seasons. So glad I chose the XV. They went above and beyond. Concierge Ryan McDonald was especially impressive, helping us with our trip even the day after we checked out. Their recommendations were excellent. The hotel itself was comfortable and seamless to navigate, with great amenities. Felt very personalized. From someone who has stayed at many of the world‘s best hotels, this was way up there!