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
Obviously a very nice hotel but I couldn't quite give it 5 stars. There were some minor things that weren't quite right. There are only 3 full size drawers in the suite in which to store your clothes. There were only about 12 hangers in the closet for hanging clothes. Maid service was a little spotty, one day they left about 6 full size towels which we didn't need but took all the washcloths and didn't replace them. And the bathroom had no exhaust fan - after a shower you had to leave the bathroom to comb your hair in one of the other mirrors. The staff in the lobby and the restaurant were extremely friendly and competent. Overall, I would probably stay there again.
This hotel has a Trip Advisor certificate of Excellence Award, and on Booking.com rated 8.9. Therefore i was surprised at the lack of cleanliness, maintenance and tidiness of this hotel. The first thing I encountered was the credit card terminal - covered in dust - my heart sank as i had thought i had booked a good quality hotel.. My suite was dark and dirty with no view. Dirty windows, electrical cables hanging down and ugly, lights didn't work, dusty telephone and skirting. There was a dark brown carpet in the suite so there was no way of telling if this was clean of not - decided not to walk on it without slippers or put anything on it. I did complain - they attempted to put things right but they had lost me by then - and it was only an 'attempt'
Some good things were: the wifi, the comfortable bed, good quality towels.
We have been coming to Boston frequently over the past few months for medical appointments and are always looking for quiet places to stay. We had a lovely, comfortable, quiet suite and the staff took great care of our every need. Will definitely be back.
Well appointed, spacious rooms, comfortable beds with heavenly pillows! The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful from front door to reception to housekeeping. We especially loved Kevin who greeted us like family and had a great sense of humour.
Breakfast was ver good value for a hotel restaurant and Uni the Japanese restaurant was outstanding! including staff.
The location was perfect for seeing the sights, attending baseball and as we found out, perfect for graduation families. Let’s not forget shopping and eating. We cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you!
Wonderful location. Most wonderful staff, particularly Sundeep and his crew who were all so courtesy and professional. Thanks all the doormen who made us felt warmly welcomed from the minute we arrived.
The Eliot was such a charming hotel, though bathrooms were small and could use some update. But the suites were so large and comfy that we forgave the older bathrooms.
Despite being in old building, the rooms were very quiet. We had a good night sleep.
We would definitely return should we be in Boston again.