Loews Boston Hotel
What We Love
- Free WiFi
- Prime location near Boston Common, Copley Square and tony Newbury Street
- Frette linens and pillowtop bedding ensure a good night’s sleep
- The Boston-centric fare Precinct Kitchen + Bar
What To Know
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- The business and fitness centers are open 24/7
- Apothecary Lounge in the lobby serves a range of coffees, including latte, espresso and cappuccino
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in the 1920s and once home to the Boston Police Department, this 10-story Beaux Arts beauty has found new life as a boutique-style sleep in the heart of Back Bay. The landmark hotel anchors Berkeley and Stuart streets and lives up to its healthy Walk Score (a 95, in fact) by placing you within stumbling distance of historic Copley Square, Boston Common, the Public Gardens and the swanky shops of Newbury Street. Inside, the tiered lobby has pocket-sized common areas with a sense of intimacy amid the urban setting, while a frosted glass staircase leads the way to a stiff drink and a bit more esprit de corps in the Precinct Kitchen + Bar downstairs.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 225 guestrooms and three suites reveal a range of cityscapes beyond large picture windows; indoors, there are contemporary dark wood furnishings, upholstery in a muted palette, and pillowtop bedding draped in Frette linens. Order up room service (available 24 hours), make use of the free WiFi or just catch a late night flick on the 37-inch LCD TV. The oversize marble and oak bathrooms are stocked with all natural bath amenities.
Back Bay runneth over with top-rated dining and nightlife venues, but the hotel’s Precinct Kitchen + Bar is a big contender, serving up steak, pasta and seafood, either in the swank hotel interior or along the sidewalk terrace. To burn a few calories from those hearty meals and cocktails, don’t miss the well-stocked 24-hour fitness center, which is always free for guests.
In the Area
You’ll run out of time long before you exhaust your see-and-do list in Boston. For those with family in tow, don’t miss the Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half-mile route that follows a brick path to 16 historical sites around the city — and is easily accessible from the hotel. For a shorter stroll, explore Boston Common and the Public Gardens, which are mere blocks away. In season, take your pick of pro sports diversions at Fenway Park or the TD Garden, each just a short walk or T-ride from your room. Or, for those who consider retail a sport, hit the shops of nearby Newbury Street, Copley Place or Faneuil Hall.
How to Get There
We stayed at Loews Boston for 2 nights, it’s a lovely hotel, staff v helpful. The hairdryer in the rooms is very good, def don’t need to take your own and the towels are a decent size too, which you don’t seem to get at other hotels in the US. Also we weren’t leaving til 5.30 and receptionist kindly gave us a slightly later check out free of charge, 1pm. We wanted to keep the room til 5.30 but was told that would cost us $150 which seemed a bit extreme so softened the blow when he said we could keep the room for an extra 2 hours. There is a nice lounge area with various complimentary hot drinks. Overall a good place to stay, is in quite a quiet area
We stayed for two nights. Room perfect, spacious and very comfortable. General spaces also wonderful. Really a quality hotel. Location very convenient. Free coffee available during all day in a TV room absolutely nice.
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and had breakfast included.
When we arrived we were told we were allowed up to $60 for breakfast. That seemed a lot to me but, when you include a tip, it simply bought you a standard cooked breakfast with a pot of tea each. The food was delicious, very, very nice.
The room was very good, the bed was very comfortable and ensured a good nights sleep.
The hotel is very well located and a great base for a few days in the lovely city of Boston.
Just spent 2 days at Loews before driving to Cape Cod. Excellent service from the minute you step out of car to when you get back again after your stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable albeit a little dark for my liking and not enough hooks to hang your towels on in the bathroom, although this was not the case in our children’s room, but apart from that it was great and the beds were super comfortable. Had room service, breakfast and dinner whilst there and can highly recommend the food too. The only negative is that we had requested adjoining rooms 9 months before our visit and had a confirmation email from them but no adjoining rooms were available to us but luckily we were only across the hall so don’t trust that just because you have confirmation of something it will be the case.
Perhaps the best thing about this hotel is the great service--from the bellhop to the front desk to the waiters, everyone went out of their way to assist us and make our stay great. At 1am I had an issue (a question, really), about my a/c, and upon calling the front desk, someone graciously came up to my room within five minutes to check it out.
The rooms have heavenly (heavenly!!!) beds and everyone you might want--excellent quality toiletries, great showers, robes, excellent a/c. Quiet, too!
The bar/restaurant is great, and the sunken outside patio looks magical at night with the lights. The hotel has a boutique feel, very intimate yet spacious.
We were really pleasantly surprised by how perfect it all was. Thanks to the staff who know how to treat guests courteously and professionally!
Did I mention the excellent location?