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
Perfectly located, this hotel sets the standard straight from check-in. The cleanliness and quality of this property really does put this hotel in a class of its own. A spacious room with unbelievable views of downtown made this a trip to remember. No negatives to note. A big thank you to all of the staff for making this a vacation to remember. If you are undecided between a couple of options, you will not be disappointed with this choice.
This was my 3rd stay at Godfrrey and just so like the ambiance, the lobby, the bar and not least the location. In addition staff is helpfull and always willing to help. Would strongly recommend this place for business or pleasure.
Great location...close to the Freedom Trail...very nice accommodations and easy to get to from the T. Room was very comfortable. Only disappointment is the Urban Fee of $25/night added to my bill. Don't see what that fee was actually for, other than to make the nightly rate appear lower than it actually was.