The Langham, Boston
What We Love
- Prime location for business travelers at the heart of the Financial District, overlooking Post Office Square
- The signature pink Langham London taxi is available for free rides within two miles of the hotel
- Federal Reserve photography archive and antique map collection for the history buff
What To Know
- The fitness center is open 24 hours, and the indoor heated pool is open year-round
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Langham is the latest hotel to inhabit the old Federal Reserve Building overlooking Post Office Square in the Financial District. The luxury chain fits in, offering refined dining options like The Reserve Champagne Lounge, where every guest can enjoy afternoon tea. Cafe Fleuri houses a fantastical Saturday Chocolate Bar, and an equally elaborate Sunday brunch, while BOND restaurant represents something more modern, with DJs spinning for the evening cocktail scene. The Chuan Body + Soul spa draws inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine for its facials and body treatments.
In the Area
Positioned at the heart of the Financial District, the Langham is minutes from Boston’s South Station and Logan Airport. Nearby attractions include the Old State House, as well as Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The up-and-coming Seaport district is also close, where local institutions like Legal Harborside and No Name sit on water’s edge with prime views. The renowned Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) hosts world-class exhibitions in a light-filled modernist waterfront space.
How to Get There
If your ever in Boston you HAVE to go to this chocolate bar. I mean it’s unbelievable. Donuts, ice cream, white, milk, or dark chocolate items with all kinds fruits, desserts, cakes, a chocolate fountain and also a kids station! Words can not describe this.. It’s a must do. This pic is only half of it!!! Also depending on time of year they have some great stay promotions and hotel itself is fabulous.
It was a flying visit to Boston of only 3 days and we were consumed with meetings and deadlines. In those circumstances the comfort of the property, the food, but most importantly the staff were a huge assist in helping us to navigate the tricky schedule. Special mention to Jared and Christopher on the front line at reception, the head bar man whose name I did not unfortunately catch, and the staff in the breakfast room. The chaps at the door in the signature bowler hats were always helpful and the concierge(s) an encyclopedia of local knowledge and advice. With my Irish roots I am always going to feel at home in Boston. To the the head bar man in the ground floor restaurant / bar - you are a gent and a scholar. To the charming lady who looked after us at breakfast, who hails from Bosnia Herzegovina, we had a blast chatting with you about travel. My sincere apologies for not checking out your ID badges for names which I suspect was down to the quality of the service by you both and our engaging conversations which distracted me! Walking the river, the Boston Market, the Financial District, the viewing platform on the Prudential Tower, the bars, and the restaurants were a joy. Uber service was excellent. The people charming and entertaining. I love this city. Special mention to The Banshee Bar in Dorchester which hosted us for the unfortunate thrashing that Wales gave Ireland in the six nations but well deserved victory and congrats to my Welsh brothers. The food and the Head of Security at The Broadside. The music at Howl at the Moon.
No doubt the hotel was beautiful and considered luxury at one point. Not sure how they pulled it off the last 10 years though. Lobby, while timeless, is just so uninviting, lacking personality. Same holds true for tea room. No common area to sit and chat. No inviting spaces available outside the room. Just check in and move on to the elevator. Spa, gym, pool have such a strange configuration so hopefully all will be redesigned, not just updated, during the remodel. Found the pool area to be particularly unappealing. Family was not interested in staying after a short 10 minute visit. Lovely, well trained staff. Great location for our weekend agenda.
Not the best hotel in town by far. Lobby is nice & modern and the staff is excellent overall! However, room was tired and looking old. Bathroom was unimpressive.
Terrible shower - very old tub/shower combination and plastic shower head and a dirty shower floor!? Toilet paper holder broken off the wall. Towel rack bent. Really Langham? Had an Executive King Room. TV was very old (better technology at even the cheapest hotel chains). The bed was comfortable, but kept waking up as it squeaked every time I rolled over. Breakfast in room was only OK - cold eggs and toast. Complimentary overnight shoe shine was nice and done well. Not sure I'd recommend or stay again for the price. So many better options in Boston.
Having stayed at The Langham, Chicago in December 2018, I had high hopes for The Langham, Boston for my upcoming work stay; I'm happy to report that The Langham, Boston definitely did not disappoint!
As guests have previously mentioned, the location of The Langham, Boston is very central and close to a lot of stores, restaurants, and other points of interest.
Upon check-in, I was greeted by Jared, who was kind, courteous, and extremely expeditious. Thanks to him, check-in was an absolute breeze! He even acknowledged my Expedia Gold Plus VIP status and upgraded my room, which I was extremely grateful for!
When I got to my room, I was impressed with the décor, size, and familiarity (from having stayed at The Langham, Chicago). Although the room was a little dated (particularly the bathroom/tub), it was clean and quiet. Please note that The Langham is about to close for a renovation, so I'm very excited to see how they re-do these rooms! My favorite thing about my room at The Langham, Boston was definitely the bed! I could have slept on it forever; it was super comfortable and felt like I was sleeping on a huge cloud.
As far as the amenities offered by the hotel, I did appreciate the gym, pool, and hot tub. While the equipment in the gym was a bit antiquated, I look forward to seeing what is offered after their big renovation! Dining at Café Fleuri was also delightful; the staff there was friendly, quick, and accommodating. I loved the Maine Lobster and Soft Scrambled Eggs that I got! Perfect for a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast.
Overall, I do have to say that my favorite part of staying at The Langham, Boston was the marvelous staff (particularly Jared and Jenna). They were so helpful and thoughtful - I could go on and on all day about the exemplary service that everyone at The Langham, Boston provided me with.
I look forward to the upcoming renovations and staying at The Langham, Boston again!