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
I have stayed at the Lowes in NYC and Santa Monica. While the one in Boston is not bad, it is not that luxury experience you get in these other 2 cities. Unfortunately, the staff doesn’t seem to realize this. It’s nothing special. Stay at the Westin instead.
Excellent hotel for the business traveller but nice for a weekend getaway too. Great location. Easy access to public transportation. Reasonable rates.Staff was very courteous, friendly and helpful throughout the hotel. There is a restaurant in the building which served very good breakfast options / brunch and a bar / restaurant (Precinct) which had a relaxed atmosphere offering a good casual dining option. A very nice touch was a lounge area off the lobby area where people could gather and get a complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Very nice atmosphere. Air conditioning / heating unit in the room was quite noisy but if you're able to close it off for the night, the bed and pillows were very comfortable allowing for a great night's sleep. Towel warmers in the bathroom. Good quality toiletries offered. Overall, we were very satisfied with our 2 night stay!
Elegant, but comfortable. Very clean. Friendly and Easy check in and out. Great lounge area. The bed and pillows were the best ive had. Ive stayed at several hotels in the Boston area and so far this is my favorite
The service at the hotel is always great. The second my cab arrived to the hotel, there was someone to take my bag. My room was ready on check in, by 9:30am. Room has nice decor and clean. Bed was comfortable, nice glass walk in shower. Suggestion for travellers, take a look at the thermostat when you arrive and adjust accordingly, as set low and room a bit cold. It would be great if the hotel had a small store also.
Loved the Loews Boston! It is in a historic building and has a warm and charming ambiance, the MOST COMFORTABLE beds and pillows, great food in Precinct Kitchen & Bar and friendly staff. I would definitely stay there again.