The Godfrey Hotel Boston
What We Love
- The great central location, close to Boston Common and Downtown Crossing
- The fetching contrast between historic bones and modern, high-tech sensibilities
- Some rooms have views of the Boston skyline
- Guestrooms are outfitted with such mod cons as 55" Samsung HD TVs, Bose Bluetooth audio systems and mobile-to-TV media streaming, along with zippy free WiFi so you can always stay connected
- The neutral decor is slick and sophisticated (think crisp white linens, smart black upholstered headboards and pinstripe textiles)
What To Know
- The Downtown Crossing neighborhood has a retail-oriented feel
- The bathrooms are stocked with amenities from Paris-based perfumery James Heeley
- There’s no spa, but in-room spa services are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This 242-room downtown player has left its mark on the Boston hotel scene. From the show-stopping setting in an elegant prewar brick and stone corner building to the of-the-moment guest room technology, this Boston sleep has all the makings of a perfect home base for business travelers and weekend jaunters alike. The neutral decor is slick, sophisticated, and ultra-modern without being soulless (think crisp white linens, smart black upholstered headboards, and pinstripe textiles along with ultra-contemporary bathrooms stocked with amenities from Paris-based perfumery James Heeley). The guest rooms are outfitted with mod cons like 55″ Samsung HD TVs, Bose Bluetooth audio systems, and mobile-to-TV media streaming, along with zippy WiFi so you can always stay connected. There’s also a lobby restaurant and a coffee shop serving Boston-born artisanal java brand George Howell. When work is over for the day, squeeze in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center or head outside to explore the abundant charms that lie just past the doorstep.
In the Area
The oldest park in the country, Boston Common is 50 acres of lovely manicured green space that makes a perfect picnic setting. Wander at will or join a guided tour with the Freedom Trail Foundation, which leads walkers through 16 historically significant sites along a scenic 2.5-mile route. Spend the rest of the day rambling along chic Newbury Street, home to some 73 clothing boutiques, 40 art galleries, 30 day spas and 30 restaurants. Expect high-end fashion houses like Valentino and Cartier mixed in with independent boutiques like Tess & Carlos, Dress and Serenella. By night, catch a performance at the nearby Boston Opera House or at the 500-seat Paramount Theatre.
How to Get There
Hotel in ideal location for sightseeing, only a few minutes walk from Boston Common, Downtown Crossing (centre of the city), T subway station and Quincy Market (with its huge selection of food shops, etc) and beside the Opera House. Chic style hotel; spotlessly clean throughout; very comfortable king size bed and excellent shower; fabulous Japanese style restaurant and casual style George Howell café, serving a selection of breakfast snacks and drinks.
Hotels in this city are really expensive, so finding a well located one where the nightly rate averages less than $400 during Spring is a challenge. The Godfrey is a modern, very comfortable hotel. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Ours had floor to ceiling windows which provided good views of the city. The lobby is spacious and welcoming, with a busy bar each afternoon & evening. The staff was helpful and professional.
The Godfrey was clean and quiet. I liked the ample space in the bathroom and the motion detector blue lights on the vanity. The staff was friendly and helpful. Very good location. The coffee shop downstairs was convenient. I would stay here again.
The lobby is lively and full of people. The location is good for me for work, but it too busy for me as it seems to be full of people at nights. The stairwell appears to be original. I loved it. The floor is a bit of a warren. I had to walk all the way around the floor to get to my room, but it was worth it. The bed was comfortable and the Duvet was amazing. I wish I could have spent more time there.
We spent four very pleasant nights here. Hotel staff were friendly and room was comfortable and quiet for the most part. The location was excellent for exploring Boston Commons and the Freedom Trail and a highlight was the superb coffee shop off the lobby, which is highly recommended. We requested a quiet room and opted to look out over central courtyard. This did not give us any city views but this didn't pose a problem to us.