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
- 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
Stayed at the Godfrey to be centrally located in the city. The staff was warm and welcoming throughout our stay, welcoming us back each time we returned to the property. The rooms were clean and chicly decorated. We lucked out with a corner King room with great views. Would definitely recommend staying here if you want a chic hotel that is centrally located to shopping, seaport and great restaurants!
Ended up getting this hotel through Hotwire hotrate so paid bit less than normal price and high was good bc it was just fine. Very pretty and wonderful staff, great location with walkability but not so much on space. We had room with two queens which had pay for upgrade even though my reservation stated two adults and two kids. Valet was convenient but expensive but overall decent stay.
We chose this hotel after reading Travel & Leisure's 3 Days in Boston article. The Godfrey is in a good location, near the historic district, close to the South End and very close to the Red Line's Downtown Crossing. Hotel check-in was easy, the staff was friendly and helpful answering any questions we had. We booked a King Room and while we are glad we weren't facing the 'lively streets of Boston', our view was certainly not of the 'Protected Historical Courtyard. The view from our 9th floor window was of the equipment room on the top of an adjacent building. The Godfrey is one of those hotels that is in an old office building; our room was small and probably shouldn't have been made into a guest room. The closet (see photo) was shallow and very small. There certainly wasn't enough space to hang the clothes that we brought to attend a wedding. We had to ask for more hangers (8 wasn't enough for two people). There was no refrigerator in the room. Perhaps there is a plumbing issue in the building - the toilet paper that was provided by the hotel was so thin, it dissolved when wet and was difficult to get a decent piece before it ripped. We purchased our own. Overall, not a bad experience, just not what we expected for the price and recommendation from a trusted magazine.
We chose the Godfrey based on reviews. Situation is great, easy walk to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market. Close to T stations so easy to get absolutely anywhere.
Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We had an issue with our shower so mentioned it on our way out in the morning and it was sorted out by the time we got back. Room was good but could do with more wardrobe hanging/drawer space. Room cleaning was very good with bedding changed every 2 days throughout our stay. Fitness suite is handy rather than running through the streets! Will recommend this hotel to our friends
The staff at the Godfrey is so accommodating. From beginning to end, everything was perfect. Cucumber water in the lobby, extremely comfortable bedding, glass shower. So impressive for the value. $50 valet wasn’t cool but it was the cheapest in the area and was worth it.