Very Good 5308 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 5308 Reviews
Highly recommend!

I chose this hotel to stay out after a concert for my friends and I and it was amazing! Staff was super friendly and room was clean! We ordered room service while we got ready to go out and it was some of the best food I’ve had! We plan on staying here again in the future!


Good. Th hotel was what I have expected. Everything moved well.
I am happy
I hope to return to the godfrey hotel another on another visit to boston.

People are friendly and effective

The room is small but was enough


FIRST THINGS FIRST ....The employee/managers name is GABE - Let me just start with WOW....he is as amazing of a human, as he is a manager for your hotel. He went above and beyond for a "less fortunate" individual that had stumbled into the hotel. Gabe made sure to make the man feel as though he truly cared. (and I believe he really did) He got him a new bag for his clothes (or his stuff), a bottle of water, an umbrella and just made the man feel LOVED and sent him on his way. I cannot thank you enough, Gabe. It's nice to know that there are still wonderful people out there that are here to help us, if the need were to arise.
The rest of the staff was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING as well. We truly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back.
The coffee Shop - George Howell's is SO AWESOME! The granola is to die for!!!!
The restaurant RUKA is also a MUST, if visiting the area,or staying at this wonderful hotel. I suggest sitting at the bar and watching the talented sushi rollers. It is very cool to see.
The rooms were a nice size, clean and comfy. The bathrooms were big and the showers were perfect. We loved all the attention to detail.

Parking is valet only and it is $55 a night. They will let you take it in or out as much as needed without any additional fees. It's pretty quick and we never waited longer than about 10 mins.