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
On arrival at the Godfrey we were greeted by all the staff on duty and were made to feel very welcome. We were upgraded to a room on the top floor which was much appreciated. Our room was large and comfortable for 2 adults. Great to have a Mini Bose system and a decent coffee machine.The beds were very comfortable and we had a good nights sleep each night with little outside noise (bonus of the 11th floor!) I had room service one night and the food was good.As I did not fly until 7.30pm they were able to give me a complimentary check out until 2pm which made a great difference and was hugely appreciated.The location of this hotel is a real plus being in the centre of Boston close to the Theatre District and Chinatown.The service was excellent throughout and I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel to all and sundry.
Calm, elegant hotel in very central location. Close to most attractions. Spacy, modern rooms, very well equipped with latest technology. The hotel has no own breakfast room or restaurant, but many good options are close by. Breakfast in café on ground floor. Shopping all around the hotel.
This hotel is very close to transported all over Boston. Travel from the Boston Logan to the hotel is very easy by taxi or by train. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The hotel is near the theater and plenty shopping is available. The hotel was safe and extremely clean.
Highly recommend when in Boston.Special thanks to Krystal who works at the Front Desk she was GREAT!!!!!!
The hotel was centrally located to so many things (Chinatown, the Theatre District, etc), and the staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby was pretty, clean and vibrant. I liked how there was a bar and a coffee shop adjacent to the lobby, and plenty of seating. Upin arrival, there is a valet out front. Parking is about $55. The room was quite small, and there was no place for two people to sit to have a cocktail or coffee. There was a desk or the bed-Not ideal for just relaxing before a show. We had requested two beds however we got a king instead. I was grateful that the lobby was large and accessible. After the show, we brought drinks down and were able to relax there. The hotel was clean, eye-pleasing and friendly. I would recommend without hesitation
The hotel is clean and sparkling. It's one of the best locations to be in and most of the top attractions are either walkable or reachable by cab in not more than 15-20 minutes. Plenty of cafes and restaurants around the hotel makes the stay even more comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful. Overall, very satisfied and will come back again.