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What We Love

  • Award-winning hotel and restaurant by celebrity chef Ken Oringer
  • The majority of rooms are suites
  • Located in Back Bay, one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods, with beautiful architecture

What To Know

  • Clio restaurant serves French cuisine and offers a five- and nine-course menu
  • Guests get free access to Boston Sports Club, only a block away
  • Pets are permitted at no additional cost


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Elegant Old World hotel in Boston's Back Bay with a celebrity chef restaurant and an award-winning sushi bar

The Lowdown

The prestigious 95-room Eliot Hotel has been operated by the same family since the 1930s, and it continues to host dignitaries, as well as leisure and corporate travelers, in Boston’s Back Bay. The guestrooms feature soft cream designer decor with azure accents, marble bathrooms, soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, plush bathrobes and Anichini fabric throws. Suites also feature living rooms and bedrooms separated by double French doors. The Clio restaurant serves French cuisine and offers a five- and nine-course menu created by celebrity chef Ken Oringer (as well as à la carte). Menu items may include roasted halibut with romesco sauce, crisp Muscovy duck with confit fennel or lamb with charred eggplant. The Eliot has also been honored with numerous accolades for a second restaurant, the Uni Sashimi Bar, where guests can watch master chefs prepare their meals.

In the Area

Visitors can meander down Newbury Street and explore restaurants and boutiques on their way to Copley Square (less than a mile from the hotel), which also hosts a farmers market on Tuesdays and Fridays. Several beautiful churches can also be found in the neighborhood, as well as the public gardens. Families can check out the New England Aquarium or the Boston Children’s Museum — both a short ride on public transit. For an elegant night out, the Boston Opera House hosts touring Broadway shows, ballets and other musical performances. Those seeking dining options nearby can make reservations at Asta, a new American restaurant that specializes in tasting menus, followed by cocktails at City Bar, an upscale Back Bay lounge.

How to Get There

The Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States


A beautiful building with the most thoughtful staff
Inge-Marie E

The location of the Eliot is terrific -- on Comm Ave, right around the corner from many excellent restaurants, and an easy walk to BU. The restaurant was excellent. The staff is a standout -- very thoughtful and friendly. I will be back!

Highly recommend!

I highly recommend this hotel. The service is superb, extremely friendly and attentive. We had the suite which was very spacious and clean. The location is very convenient, easy access to I90, walking distance to Boylston & Newbury Streets. Many restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is beautiful, we will definitely stay here on our next trip to Boston. I was travelling with friends, so the suite was an affordable option with 2 beds and a sleeper sofa (which was very comfortable).

Best hotel in Boston's Back Bay

The Eliot Hotel is a beautiful hotel in a historic building, occupying a prominent corner site on the famed Commonwealth Avenue. The interior design of the public spaces is sophisticated and very welcoming. I stayed in a suite, which was beautifully appointed, including a small pantry adjacent to the living room area. The bedroom was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom (my room had a shower) included a convenient anteroom for dressing and "dry" procedures--makeup, hair.
The staff were always helpful and polite. This is my new favorite hotel in Boston!