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
We booked 5 weeks prior a getaway gift package for couple who are friends of ours for one of their birthdays. We booked especially a King Bed room, and put it on our credit card.
When the couple arrived at 1pm, they collected their package with local vouchers, and they went exploring. When they returned at 5:30pm to get their room, they had to still wait, then they were told they had to give their credit card, not just for incidentals, but to pay for the whole package. So much for a gift. We actually had to come down to the hotel to re-direct payment back on our credit card - they wouldn’t re-take the card over the phone!!
When the couple go to their room, it was not a King! They called the front desk, and were told the hotel was over-booked, so they were “down-graded”. This was despite getting to the hotel initially at 1pm. And worse, at check-in, the front desk did not let them now of the room downgrade, likely hoping it would go unnoticed.
With further pressing, the hotel conceded a $50 discount on the package charge. It was something, but we benefit from this $50, not the couple we were gifting a nice experience to.
Upper scale hotel next door to Gillette Stadium and part of Patriot Place. Service is very good and members recognize patrons as guests. Rooms are fairly nice. Bedding was comfortable. Air system was built in and quiet. Temperature seemed accurate. Hotel food was good. Only knock would be hotel bar closes early. Last call at 10:30pm.
I phoned the Renaissance Boston to update my request for an upcoming reservation. The hotel front desk representative (Andrew) was professional, personable and welcoming. My reservation requests were granted rapid fire and we both started laughing - I asked him if he could prepare my taxes and guarantee a large refund! A reservation upgrade, some witty banter and a GREAT way to start my day!
This is the second time we stayed at this property for a Patriots game and both experiences were very good.
We arrived before 11:00 am and understandably the room was not ready. However, we were able to use the valet to park and avoided long lines to get into the general parking areas. Our bags were checked and we were off to the game.
We received a text message just after 11:00 am indicating our room was ready but choose not to check in until after the game.
I cannot say enough about the front desk staff who was accommodating and prepared to take on the volume of people all trying to check in at the same time.
The room was very clean and bed was comfortable.
On game day, be prepared to spend much more for a room plus the $50.00 valet fee which in my opinion is well worth the convenience.
We will, without question stay here again
This hotel was very accommodating.
We visited on a game day and although we arrived before check in our room was not ready but they held our bags and valeted our vehicle. We were able to change and dress for th weather in the bathrooms which were exceptionally clean and comfortable. We checked in our bags and proceeded to the game.
This hotel is conveniently located right on Patriot Place. Rooms were very clean and comfortable the beds were great to sleep on. They had Coffee in room as well as Life water although the water had a fee.
Breakfast was very good we had buffet although they had great menu options as well.
Check out process was easy and our vehicle was ready upon check out
The staff was so nice I would highly recommend staying here!