The Eliot Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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 hotel is conveniently located within a 20-30 min walk to the Boston Commons and other sites of interest. The greatest strength is the service - all staff members were extremely helpful and very friendly.
The suites are very nice, spacious with good furnishing. Even though some aspects are from a previous era, the charming atmosphere makes up for any exceptions of modern conveniences. Cleanliness was excellent.
Overall, the experience was outstanding and I would recommend it very highly.
The Elliot is a wonderful old world hotel. The rooms are large, the staff is very helpful and the location is quite convenient to the back bay, Boston university and Cambridge. So for visiting college kids, shopping or just enjoying Boston I would recommend it. Despite being on Commonwealth Avenue, our rooms were very quiet
We come to Boston often but this was our first stay at the Eliot and we fell in love immediately. what is most outstanding is the fact that we were treated by all members of staff ( with a special thank you to Jack at reception!) as if we were long term regulars and felt immediately at home. Everything about this hotel is highly recommended - Location, facilities, rooms and super service from everyone you deal with. Uni restaurant , a nice Japanese Izakaya in the hotel, is also highly recommended.