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
I just spent three nights here (solo, on a work trip) and could not have been more pleased with my visit, from start to finish! I tend to obsess on hotels when I travel; I'll book multiple places in advance, then decide later on "the perfect spot". This was the case with my mid-March visit to Boston and I was thrilled with my ultimate choice of The Eliot Hotel. I'd requested a suite on an upper floor with a view, and was richly rewarded with a corner room on the 7th floor that featured three windows and a prime view of the Commonwealth & Mass Ave intersection. The suite itself felt sprawling and apartment like, especially compared with most cookie cutter hotels. I felt comfortable and "right at home" moments after walking in. And speaking of cookies, the double chocolate-chip welcome gifts were a nice surprise too! Every staff member I encountered - starting with Arthur at the front desk on arrival - was sincere, friendly and helpful. I was truly charmed by the hotel's combination of modern comforts with the refined elegance you'd expect from an impeccably maintained 1925 property. I am so glad to have bypassed the usual corporate hotel choices for this classic "Old Boston" gem. I will be recommending The Eliot for a long time to come, and hope to return some day!
Nice boutique hotel. We didn't really see much of it apart from reception & our room as we didnt have breakfast, but the door staff & reception staff were very pleasant & very efficient. We got a free room upgrade to a suite as well, which was great, although the view was pretty rubbish. Very clean.
After a long 19 hour journey, they were good enough to upgrade me to a comfortable room with a separate sitting area. The staff were excellent and they also have a great Japanese restaurant. Can't recommend it highly enough
The folks here make you feel like a king and queen for the time you are staying there. Great location to Fenway, shopping, dining and drinks... Room was very clean.. was upgraded when we got there which was a nice surprise
Fantastic hotel, great value and very well appointed suites. The staff were all very nice but extremely young. I found out the hotel is used as a training ground for students of a hospitality management college nearby. That’s fine. Everyone has to have a chance to learn but several mistakes were made throughout our stay starting with payment being processed on my credit card twice and just the overall slow process of requests. I would definitely recommend the hotel to someone with the proviso they knew it’s a training ground for hotel staff.