The location of the Ritz places it as one of the better choices in the vicinity of the theater district and Boston Commons. Although not necessarily the prettiest of locations, it is quite convenient.
I had a suite on the 10th floor, and found it to be very good for an upscale hotel like the Ritz-Carlton. Although housed in a modern building, the room itself seemed in keeping with the more traditional Ritz style.
Like some other Ritz hotels, I found the climate control to be marginal. There are traditional home-style thermostats, but they only seem able to work across a limited temperature range...no more than maybe +/-5 degrees from what the hotel sets. To most people this probably isn't an issue, but I tend to like it just above meat locker temperature, and so I found the room a bit too warm for my liking.
Otherwise, no complaints whatsoever about the room or the furnishings. The shower was wonderful, as was the plush, inviting bed and all the rest. Very "Ritzy".
One of the things I liked best about the Ritz was the quiet. Even though the hotel seemed full, inside our room was dead quiet. I'm the type who doesn't usually sleep well away from home due to all the little noises, but I slept like a baby at the Ritz.
I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Although we were only there for a few days, they catered to our every need, and always made you feel welcome and appreciated.
Like all top hotels, everything was pricey. Breakfast for two ran us about $75, and even things like on-demand movies were fairly expensive. Still, it wasn't *so* expensive that you felt ripped off.
The parking is all valet, which I sometimes find troubling as I drive an exotic car that I always prefer to park myself. Still, there were no issues, and the valet service was prompt and efficient. I suppose this is the norm for big-city hotels - just a pet-peeve of mine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is located in the heart of Boston's vibrant midtown, just steps from the theatre and financial districts. This modern 193-room hotel features 43 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Club rooms. Located just steps from the Freedom Trail, the hotel is also convenient to the historic Opera House. The most up-to-date technology includes in-room high-speed wireless Internet access for up to six devices as well as HD plasma screen televisions, meeting space with plasma display screens, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity in The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and the hotel lobby. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award and has been named to Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels List several times and is one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 U.S. Hotels. The hotel offers direct access from guest elevators to Equinox Sports Club, a world-class 114,000-square-foot fitness and sports complex featuring basketball courts, squash, junior Olympic pool and complete spa and salon facilities. The hotel's cocktail venue, Avery Bar, reflects a refined, elegant sensibility tempered with midcentury-inspired forms, furniture and lighting. The space is a modern, sophisticated design for hotel guests and local residents longing for a more stylish and relaxed feel. The hotel's restaurant, Artisan Bistro, offers fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients with subtle bistro influences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Hotel Boston
- Ritz Boston
- Boston Ritz-Carlton