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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed during BU family weekend. For starters, they accommodated connecting room request and upgraded one of them. The fitness center is a very nice equinox. Service is fairly good as well. Will stay again.
Just checked in. So far room and customer service are like a standard Marriott. Rooms are basic. Has a bathrobe which Marriott does not. Big deal And the room we requested wasn’t available at 4 pm checkin
This was probably one of the most boring Ritz Carlton's I have ever stayed at overnight. One, because of the renovations, there really is no lobby whatsoever - I thought it was just the restaurant. The result is, you get your key, and head straight to the room. The rooms are just so so as well and the turn down service didn't bother to put up an ironing board.
Boston has a lot of great hotels, and most Ritz Carlton's are wonderful and with plenty of character. This one, especially with no lobby whatsoever to even meet friends and guests, was really a disappointment.