Very Good 4887 Reviews
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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Handsome digs in a prewar stone building close to leafy Boston Common, with a chic Peruvian-Asian restaurant and bar

The Lowdown

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

The Godfrey Hotel Boston
505 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States


4.5 Very Good 4887 Reviews
Quick getaway
Reviewed 8 hours ago

My husband and I had plans in Boston and I decided to book at the Godfrey hotel as it was close to where we were going. More importantly it has a high rating(that’s really what sold me) all in all it was a nice stay for our quick trip! Valet parking attendants were amazing!

Reviewed 9 hours ago

The Godfrey was fantastic! Everyone was super helpful. Arbon at the door was the most helpful! He chased down our Lyft and carried our bags across the street so that we could jump into a warm car!!! When we are back, The Godfrey is where we will stay!

Boston hotel stay
Reviewed 24 hours ago

Great price for location and it was perfect for walking distance to everything. 11th floor had an amazing view of the city. The rooms are a bit small but not bad if no more than 2people. I highly recommend this place

perfect stay in Boston
Reviewed 1 day ago

great location, beautiful hotel, great spacious rooms, probably the best bed I slept in, and great maintenance level. what else do you need to love this place?! The level of great management by the staff is reflected not only in the above but also in the way they manage problems: I encountered some issue with my room and reported it to House Keeping. 10 seconds later I get a call from Megan Grosovsky, the Guest Service Manager. She apologized for the inconvenience and a minute later already got me a new, better room. It's not that she needed to compensate me in any way, but the smart, fast and professional management of this issue shows the level of the staff here and the level of management of this hotel. I will definitely make it my local favorite going forward.

Management not courteous
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got an email the day before my arrival stating they cannot honor the reservation price. They ended up honoring it But They made me feel horrible in their response. What an unprofessional management! Otherwise the rest of my stay was fine