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
- 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
We booked the hotel based on the location and reviews. Neither disappointed with this grand hotel. It is very discreet and high end. The staff were really accommodating. We got an upgrade to a suite which having traveled from the UK added to our Boston experience. The suite was well laid out with high end toiletries. The location is somewhat out of the city center. However, the walk in to the center along Commonwealth, Newbury or Bolyston are part of the attraction given that the two latter have great bars and restaurants and Commonwealth is tree lined.
The bed was comfy, the bath amenities worth tucking away, the rooms tastefully put together, but the real gem here is the staff. The maid service was impeccable, with the elevator button pushed as we approached and our room #305 spotless. In a blink of an eye the rooms were made up. The doormen never failed to ask if we needed assistance, or to greet us with a "welcome back". Water offered upon checkin and complimentary bottles refreshed everyday. Bathroom was tiny, the only shortcoming. Lovely stay.
The eliot hotel is a very nice hotel in the back bay section of boston.You can walk to fenway park,boston common and the public gardens.Newbury st and boylston street for shopping and resturants are a 5 min walk.I was upgraged to a suite.It had everything i needed,comfotable bed 2 armchairs and 2 tvs..The bathroom was very small.everyone at the front desk were nice.A good walk to take is down commonwealth avenue all the way to the public gardens.The eliot is a good hotel when in boston.
Great location! Easily walkable to major destinations like Fenway Park. Room was well-maintained and clean; staff was super friendly and outgoing. Even gave kids a sticker book unprompted. There weren't as many bells and whistles like pool or fitness center but the wi-fi worked well and that's all I, a business traveler, needed! Wonderful place to stay.
So close to area attractions. We were here less than 24 hours but we were able to walk to Isabella museum, to the museum of fine arts, Newbury st for shopping and to Fenway for def lepard concert. Very quiet. Will be back for sure! Thanks for a great night out!