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The Langham, Boston
Ranked #22 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Boston Marathon Stay”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I stayed here during the 2014 Boston Marathon. My husband was running in the Marathon so we wanted a hotel close to the start and finish. It was relatively close to the start line (probably about a 10 minute walk) and about a 20 minute walk from the finish line. The hotel is pretty fancy with a doorman, concierge, bell men, and maid turn-down service. The maid service can be a bit on the intrusive side as you first get the maid who comes in to clean your room, then later, you have a head-housekeeper who comes to your door to make sure your room was cleaned properly, then early evening, the turn-down maid comes in to turn your bed down, leave slippers, and chocolates on your bed. All very nice but not necessary, in our opinion. We finally put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the doorknob to keep them away.

The bed was very comfortable and the heating/cooling system was excellent and quiet. The shower pressure was superb! The bathroom was nice but I did slip and fall pretty hard on the floor because they laid a bathroom rug in it with no rubber backing to keep it from slipping out from under you. The floor is tile and I went down hard, bruising my elbow. A month later, I still have a huge knot on my arm. The rug is dangerous without a no-slip backing and makes no sense to be there.

Overall, I would recommend the hotel even though it is a bit on the pricey side; but so is everything in Boston.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Casey C,
Thank you for your review of your stay at The Langham, Boston for Marathon Weekend. We are pleased to read that you found our accommodations comfortable. We have shared your feedback with our Housekeeping team regarding your preference for not having daily servicing and turn down, and are happy to arrange this on any future stay with us. We are disappointed to read that you slipped and will share this with the departments concerned. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,
Richard Bussiere
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Elegance in the heart of the city, very classic style in the rooms as they have charm and detail. The public areas are well finished but the winner in this property is the bar, it's very lively with a nice atmosphere and fantastic service. The breakfast is also excellent with the usual standard of service. My preferred central Boston home.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear AJ J,
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at The Langham, Boston. We are delighted that you call us home when you visit Boston and are pleased that you love our Restaurant and Lounge BOND as well as our breakfast in Café Fleuri. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham on your next visit to the city.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I stayed one night in a rather palatial room -- probably 20 foot ceilings, beautiful drapes, very comfortable bed, couch and chairs. Staff members were very kind and helpful. Unfortunately, there's nowhere in the hotel to eat if your timing doesn't match primary mealtimes--lots of places nearby, but nothing inside. Can't speak to their restaurant, but the banquet food I had was at best second rate. Location great for business or touring Faneuil Hall marketplace and the waterfront/harbor.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear CHPMD,
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at The Langham, Boston. We are delighted that you found our accommodations elegant and our Blissful Beds comfortable, as well as our location within walking distance to the Waterfront and Quincy Market ideal. Our lobby lounge The Reserve is our All Day Dining restaurant and serves food throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming you to The Langham, Boston in the near future.

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Richard Bussiere
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

A large traditional (luxury) hotel located in the main business district of Boston, close to the centre of the City and the waterfront. The hotel appears to mainly cater for business people and we felt slightly out of place in our jeans and T-shirts. Having said that we received a great welcome and found all of the staff to be very friendly and attentive. The room allocated to us was of the size you would expect in a city (not that large) and was well furnished, clean and had the usual extras you would expect of a hotel of this grade. Our only gripe was that the windows of the room faced inward into the central core of the building, which was used as a swimming pool and fitness centre. As a result, we experienced some noise and light, which entered through the badly fitting curtains. If you are visiting Boston we would recommend this hotel to you.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Morrie,
Thank you for your review of your stay at The Langham, Boston. We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and found our location within walking distance to the Waterfront ideal for your stay and enjoyed our accommodations and in room amenities. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham, Boston.

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Richard Bussiere
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The staff at the Langham Boston could not have been more accommodating to my husband and I on our recent Anniversary celebration. Everything about the hotel was sparkling clean, fresh and very lovely. We greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear sueandmarkbishop95,
Thank you for your feedback of your recent stay with us at The Langham, Boston! We are delighted to read that you had a memorable Anniversary stay with us and found our accommodations and services enjoyable. Thank you as well for complimenting our colleagues for their helpful service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham, Boston soon.

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Richard Bussiere
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We wanted a special place for our Boston honeymoon and the Langham did not disappoint. The building is historic, the service is exceptional, room service meals excellent with elegant decor, all the way down to the turn down service and bed side slippers.

  • Stayed May 2014
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear BeAnOptimist,
Congratulations! We are delighted that you had a memorable honeymoon stay with us at The Langham, Boston. We are pleased to read that you loved our elegant accommodations and in-room amenities. Again, thank you for complimenting our colleagues for their exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Langham definitely has character. Like many buildings in Boston, it's an old one and while it's been completely refurbished, it still retains some of the quirks and character that you'd expect from a hotel that was built in the 1920s. Instead of sleek modern furnishing and decor, everything has a bit more of a colonial New England feel - a bit like staying in a very upscale inn, except that you are in the heart of the financial district. Our room had an interesting design in that you walk down a few steps after entering to the bedroom. For all of this "classic charm", the hotel has free wifi (some hotels in Boston charge up to $20/day for wifi, so consider this when you look at pricing).

It's a convenient place to stay if you want to be close to the airport (10-15 minutes taxi) and not stay at the airport hotels (many tend to be in less-than-desireable areas).

The lobby is nice, and check-in/check-out was quick and pleasant.

The fitness room and pool area were particularly nice. There was plenty of equipment in the fitness area and it wasn't super crowded. The pool area is indoor with a large atrium. There's a really nice hot tub as well. Perfect way to start (or end) the day.

Overall, very nice hotel. I tend to like hotels a bit more modern in design, but it was very comfortable and the location was very convenient for us. I would stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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langhamboston, General Manager at The Langham, Boston, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Sunny77777,
Thank you for your review of your stay with us at The Langham, Boston. We are pleased that you found our accommodations comfortable and our location in Downtown Boston to be conveniently situated for your stay. Additionally, we are glad that you found our amenities, from the fitness center and pool to the complimentary Wifi to be enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham, Boston in the near future.

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Richard Bussiere
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Property: The Langham, Boston
Address: 250 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110-2807
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Boston
#10 Family Hotel in Boston
#14 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#16 Business Hotel in Boston
#27 Green Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Langham, Boston 4.5*
Number of rooms: 317
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a famous architectural landmark, The Langham, Boston offers a unique blend of history, charm and urban sophistication. The hotel is in Boston's financial district and within a 5 min walk to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. It is also steps away from the Boston Harbor, the North End, Boston's finest shopping district, major colleges and universities, theaters, and the Freedom Trail to name a few. The Langham, Boston is ideally located for both business and pleasure and offers three delectable dining options,The Reserve, boasts a polished aesthetic that reflects the elegance for which The Langham, Boston is known. Sip, savor and socialize, in the refined lounge serving inspiring cocktails and Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood daily. Bond is a premiere destination for cosmopolitan dining, cocktails and entertainment. Cafe Fleuri offers contemporary New England cuisine for full breakfast and Lunch (mon-fri)and our decadent Saturday Chocolate Bar and renowned Sunday Brunch. All guests at The Langham, Boston enjoy our signature Langham Turn Down service, plush robes and slippers, and full complimentary use of the fitness center and indoor heated pool and jacuzzi in our charming and intimate pool pavilion. ... more   less 
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