The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
What We Love
- Prime Theater District location places guests in close proximity to entertainment, nightlife and city sights
- Sharply designed Avery Bar serves 10 signature martinis and a strong selection of local Massachusetts beers
- Discounted access to the 100,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA fitness center and spa
- Business-traveler bonuses like free weekday-morning local limo service and a technology butler
What To Know
- WiFi comes with a surcharge in guestrooms and public areas
- The attached Sports Club/LA houses an indoor pool, which is only open to children on Sunday mornings
- Parking is limited and available for a fee on a first-come, first-serve basis
- Pets are permitted with a $125 fee, and guests must hang a “Pet in Room” sign on the door
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Boston’s old Ritz, a stately classic at the end of Newbury Street, was bought by Taj Hotels in 2006 — making way for a smaller, more casual cousin on the other side of Boston Common. Now, the city’s only Ritz-Carlton features 193 rooms, access to Sports Club/LA and a sophisticated but laid-back bistro and craft-cocktail bar. Rooms are spacious for a city hotel, with amenities and service standard of the Ritz-Carlton, plus a Club Level for an extra degree of exclusivity. Kids can select from a coloring book menu and embark upon a hotel scavenger hunt on arrival.
In the Area
Its location on the east side of Boston Common places the Ritz-Carlton in a slightly different environment than some of its luxury competitors toward the southwest, even though all are just minutes apart. Just off the historic Freedom Trail, the Ritz identifies with the lively Theater District, which buzzes with activity at night, from the Wang Theater and the Boston Opera House to the city’s swankier bars. Restaurants like Market by Jean-Georges anchor the neighborhood’s culinary scene, while Legal Sea Foods has outposts less than 10 minutes away in any direction.
How to Get There
We stayed 6 nights at the Ritz, Boston. Everything was just perfect and top notch.
The Ritz honestly have one of the most welcoming and friendly hotel staff I have ever met in a hotel. Very well trained and professional but also genuine individuals that nothing is too much for them. Extremely helpful and delight to see them working around the property.
You cannot beat the location! Right in the middle of everything that you need as a tourist in Boston. Depends on what you’re looking for but for us, the location was very convenient and a good base to explore Boston.
We ordered few times to the room and the food was also top notch and delicious. Of course in terms of price, it’s a higher but expected too for a hotel with this caliber.
This is our second stay at the rest in 3 years and I will not pick any other hotel next time we’re in Boston. Usually view of the hotel changes from year to year but not with the Ritz Boston; they kept their standard and still my favorite hotel in Boston.
The bar at the Artisan Bistro is the place to go before the theater, movies, or as we do most often ... meet friends and relax!
From the amazing Kristine who never forgets a face and is always sincerely welcoming to the very best bartenders Ivan , Mario and Marvin ( both off when we were in last night) we are guaranteed a great time.
This isn’t just a hotel bar.
Are you a Boston visitor? A resident of the Ritz? Just want to relax?
This is the place to go.
The only negative was that Mario and Marvin weren’t tending bar with Ivan.
We stayed here for 2 nights with our two young kids. Great stay. Good location. Room was nice with plenty of room and a big, nice bathroom. Everyone who worked at the hotel was very helpful and professional. Would stay here again.
We stayed at the Ritz for 5 nights in a club level
Suite. Location was wonderful, right by Boston Common and multiple T stops. Service was wonderful, especially from the concierge, front desk and club lounge staff. Staff made my 4 young children feel special and they enjoyed the scavenger hunt and little toys provided.
The room was lovely and well appointed though a little smaller than it appeared in the website.
I would definitely stay here again when I Boston! In fact I’m planning on a business trip to Cambridge soon and considering staying here and commuting.
Great location on a side street adjacent to the Boston Common and in the Theater District. (FYI, Boston Common is a large grassy area for gathering and not landscaped like the adjacent Boston Gardens. Paying extra for a view of it isn't really worth it.) The hotel was recently refurbished and the decor is nicely modern without being trendy. The rooms are spacious with giant bathrooms as all Ritz-Carltons are. The showers have great water pressure and the HVAC is nicely balanced so the air conditioner didn't blast on and off. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The property has two bars but the Avery, (the more stylish one) is closed on Sunday and Monday for some reason. I would have given the hotel five stars but the decor, while nice, was generic to the city. A few touches to remind me where I was would have been nicer.