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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I have been going to the Loews for years. My favorite part about staying here is they have several pillows in the room, with different softness levels, so you can pick and choose. But more importantly they have a seriously decent comforter. I tend to sleep with just a comforter and no sheets. Many hotel rooms have a rough, icky kind of comforter, but the Loews is perfect.
In addition, my sense is they take actual notes on what you like and don't like, so you don't have to remember. If you don't like a room or like a room, I encourage you to let them know and they will generally note the preference.
The bar downstairs pours a very nice Guinness as well and you can follow sports teams there. Nice bathrobes in the room, coffee is ok, plenty of plush towels, your choice of several newspapers. You just can't beat the Loews in my opinion.
Friendly staff, great location and very clean rooms! The building is the old police headquarters which just makes the atmosphere more appeasing! You are surrounded with such rich history all around Boston and this hotel makes your stay interesting and historically pleasing. You have nice views, and are located in the heart of Boston.
This is an old police building so the actual building is old and charming, but up to date and classy. The location is in a nice area in walking distance to many restaurants and shopping. The desk people were very nice and informative. Once in my room, they even texted to make sure everythig was ok. My room was a tad small, but typical for a city hotel. The bed was amazing with a really fluffy duvet and comfy pillows. I slept very well, with no city noise. The bathroom had a nice shower and some motion sensing lights. There was also a heated towel bar! The restaurant downstairs was very good, but expensive. They have valet parking if you bring a car and it is pricey and a bit slow. Luckily we didn't need the car except for when it was time to leave the next morning. Overall, a great stay!