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
Great location. The staff was attentive and helpful. The room was large and clean and comfortable. We did not try the restaurant in sure but just a few short blocks from restaurants, the bus and the subway. A perfect place to stay for a quick vacation in Boston.
We checked in for our one night stay in hot July. They had upgraded us to a 1-bedroom suite which was unexpected and so appreciated! Everyone we encountered at this hotel was friendly and helpful-including the bellman (who teased us for being SF Giant's fans) and front desk workers. The air conditioning worked great too! The hotel is a quick walk to Fenway which we appreciated and the hotel is located on Commonwealth Ave which is beautiful old brownstones. I will stay here again when we visit.
The Eliot is a beautiful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Boston—while being conveniently located close to many of the best restaurants, shops and museums. We loved our spacious and tastefully decorated suite and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning!