Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel
What We Love
- Located in bustling, new Patriot Place, midway between Boston and Providence
- The local expertise of the Renaissance “Navigator”
- Aveda Concept Spa, Epoche offers reasonably priced, natural treatments
What To Know
- WiFi is available for a fee, and rooms feature web TV (also for a fee)
- Spa Epoche is open by appointment only; it’s recommended to make appointments three weeks in advance
- Parking is free, excluding game days and event nights
- Gillette Stadium views and TVs in the upscale restaurant make for a heavily sports-centric atmosphere
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Following the opening of the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Patriot Place, adjacent to the New England Patriots’ home, Gillette Stadium, the Renaissance swooped in to provide upscale accommodations. Comfortably appointed rooms offer basic, better-than-average amenities, but the hotel’s real advantage is its prime location — amid the action in Foxboro and as a midway point between Boston and Providence. Restaurant and bar Twenty8 serves New England favorites with a sporty ambiance and a festive terrace overlooking the stadium. The eight-room Spa Epoche uses Aveda products, and there’s a 24-hour fitness center overlooking the indoor pool.
In the Area
The Renaissance “Navigator” — a local Boston suburbs guy — authors his own tip sheet online with recommendations for local activities, as the draw here is the hotel’s surroundings. The hotel’s key positioning next to Gillette Stadium is ideal for enjoying concerts and Patriots’ games, as well as the hopping restaurants, nightlife and shopping in Patriot Place. Popular Boston spots like Davio’s and Skipjack’s have opened South Shore outposts here, and they’re easily accessible from the hotel.
How to Get There
my kids and I enjoyed the pool and the room. Easy check-in, they called me when the room was ready (before the listed time) and check out was easy. One staff off b/c I needed to remind them to bring a cot and when I gave the kid 2 bucks for the effort he wasn't pleasant.
My wife and I stopped in for a bite to eat before a Revs game.
Most of the restaurants around the stadium were heaving with people chugging buckets of corona; each is own but I wanted some food not to gate crash a frat/ sorority/ bro-woo girl Saturday afternoon smash up.
Anyway, the restaurant in the hotel was chilled out, a little music and some screens around the bar area with sports news on.
We were seated right away and provided with dinner menus and offered water whilst we took a look at the drinks/ dinner options.
Our server, Agustina, was terrific throughout our meal.
We went for something relatively simple and easy as we were limited for time before kick off. I ordered the Angus burger and my wife went for the falafel gyro.
We didn't wait long for either dish and bother were presented well, cooked perfectly & tasted excellent.
Aside from adjoining Gillette, the hotel is only 15 minutes from the Xfinity Center, so it's perfect for after a concert. Hotel lobby and room were clean, comfortable, and newly redecorated. Breakfast in the restaurant was fairly priced and PERFECT! Only recommendation - just allow guests to get on Wi-Fi with room number and last name. Not interested in memberships or paying for something I get free at most hotels, venues, and on tour buses!
Great stay for soccer match. Walk 200 yards to the stadium. Friendly staff. The breakfast was really good (awesome eggs benedict) but it is going to cost more than the continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn next door --- as it should because this is a much nicer place. Rooms are clean and large. Fridge that was not prefilled so I could place what I wanted in there. Coffee/tea maker stocked in the room. AC worked great. Quite. No kids screaming, thank God. Lots of business events each day so it was a place for professionals. No problems except for the person that burnt the toast in the business center and caused to fire alarm to sound and we had to evacuate for about 15 minutes but that wasn't the hotel's fault --- funny story to tell now but at the time my wife was in a panic thinking there might be a raging inferno about the engulf the building. The ONLY problem I had was that there was no room service according to the young lady at the restaurant but I just walked down to Five Guys for the burger I wanted anyway. This is not the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago by any means but it is far superior to anything around in the area. Next time we to go back, it'll be with a stay here.
The lobby is large and well-designed, the rooms were brand new, and in a great location by the patriot Place mall.
The star of the show was the overly friendly service in the concierge lounge. I don’t remember the gals name but she went out of the way to ensure our family had everything we needed. She was super friendly and our girls loved her!