Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
What We Love
- The black diamond antioxidant facial at the onsite spa
- A floating DJ booth at the izakaya-inspired restaurant Zuma
- Bedside tablets, for concierge services
- The golf simulator, with a first-rate wet bar
What To Know
- Guests can swim to music from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, thanks to an underwater sound system at the 7th-floor lap pool
- The property includes a private movie theater and family activity center
- Kate Chertavian, curator to the stars, selected all the artwork here
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Mirrored glass tower soaring above Boston’s historic Back Bay, with a dedicated Wellness Floor and clubby sushi bar
This Back Bay beaut, a sultrier younger sister to its counterpart on Boylston Street, is Four Seasons’ second Boston property. Unlike the original grand dame, which caters to buttoned-up power lunching types, this 61-story skyscraper delivers a luxury experience for a much younger generation of VIPs. You’ll find them pulsing to live techno beats at Zuma (where the menu features 75 rare sake varieties and wagyu beef sushi), appreciating lithographs and mosaics in the reception area, lounging around in the Insta-worthy ground-floor atrium—we’re looking at you, colorful hand-sewn bookshelves—or working out at the 2,500-square foot fitness center designed in collaboration with Revenge Body guru Harley Pasternak. Each of the 215 hideaways here feature floor-to-ceiling windows and up-to-the-microsecond technology such as soundproofing between floors and 65-inch flat-screen TVs, with smaller screens in the bathrooms. To reach guest rooms, which span floors 8-21 (this is the tallest residential building in New England), guests can board an elevator that shoots up at a speed of 1,400 feet per minute.
In the Area
As one of Boston’s most affluent pockets, the Back Bay neighborhood is known for its stately brownstones, magnolia tree canopies, and designer boutiques. Hotel guests are within easy distance of the Mary Baker Eddy Library and its magical stained glass Mapparium, an immersive, three-story globe. Other architectural landmarks such as Trinity Church, a Romanesque icon with striking interior murals, and the Boston Public Library are also close. In the summer months, the grassy Charles River Esplanade (about a mile from the hotel) is perfect for a stroll, walk, or jog—be sure to take in the extensive spread of public art including a bust of the late Arthur Fiedler, longtime conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.