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Loews Boston Hotel
Ranked #16 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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West Lafayette, Ohio
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“Best place to stay in Boston”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We travel to Boston every year for the Marathon and have stayed at a number of places - all completely acceptable, but none at the level of Loews. We stayed here before when it was called Jury's Back Bay, but the fabulous staff combined with a complete renovation of rooms really helped to elevate the experience this year. Great location - you're within walking distance of two T stops (Arlington and Copley), and Newbury and Boylston Streets are just blocks away. The front desk was always accommodating, as were the doormen and housekeeping. Directions? They've got them for you. Restaurant recommendation? They'll tell you what's good and what's not. Need more shampoo? It's yours for the asking. They've taken customer service to the next level. I would definitely recommend staying here when you're visiting the area.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

My wife and I traveled to Boston for a wedding this past week and stayed at Loews. The accommodations were excellent; both modern and comfortable. The many little amenities really made it great, not to mention the premier location in the Back Bay. The staff went above and beyond exceptional. The outdoor ceremony being rained out they arranged for it to take place in the Presidential Suite. When we were personally escorted up to the penthouse they had chilled champagne, flower arrangement, and a wonderful desert (as the wedding cake). Not only that, the entire staff had signed a congratulations card. They did all this in about 45 minutes. Impressive to say the least. We will be returning any time we visit Boston.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed 1 night after a Yankees - Red Sox game. 5 min walk to Copley T station. 2 stops to get to Fenway.

Stayed April 2014. The hotel has recently been renovated. Everything looks new and Fresh. Stayed with wife and two kids in a premium double. Upgraded at check-in. Loews had a free valet parking package otherwise parking would have been $47. Room was great with super comfy bed and GREAT bathroom. Super quiet room no noise. The lounge with free coffee machine was nice. The restaurant was fantastic! Great food and service. $110 with tip for lunch for 4. Kids had fish & chips, wife had PEI mussels, I had a grilled Caesar salad with steak. 2 Boston to cream pie desserts. Yummy.

Overall nice value with the FREE valet parking package. Checked in early at 12:45. We Would definitely stay here again. Oh, Dunkin Doughnuts 3 minute walk down the street is a plus.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We've just returned from the Boston Marathon, and all I could think about was how much I wanted to write this review! Words cannot express how incredibly delicious this hotel is and how lovely the staff is. Leah and Leslie are pure angels! They felt like immediate, life-long friends and went out of their way to make our stay exquisite. The hotel itself is extraordinary. Luxurious, Zen-like rooms, jaw-dropping bathrooms with Swedish Showers (we had a king deluxe), lounging areas that made you feel like true celebrities. For the marathon runners, the staff was beyond accommodating. A surprise bowl of fresh fruit delivered to our room with a hand-written note by Leslie wishing me luck! But wait! Imagine our shock when we returned to our room after the race only to see a FRAMED gorgeous winner's plaque with my name and finishing time!!!! I was speechless! Had to rush downstairs and hug folks. I will never forget this. The Loews hotel is our FAVORITE hotel in Boston. We will be returning and for anyone traveling to Boston, this boutiquey and brilliant haven is a MUST!!!!

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JMaibach, General Manager at Loews Boston Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Jennifer G

Thank you very much for the very gracious comments and glad you enjoyed the plaque! Yes, we are very fortunate to have Leslie and Leah on our team and I will be sure to sure your comments not only with them but with the rest of our team! Congratulations on completing the Marathon and we hope to see you next year, if not sooner!!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Was here for 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay. I contacted the front desk a number of times for different requests, and the hotel staff was very accommodating and made sure all my concerns were addressed with a smile. I was pretty impressed with the entire staff, from doormen to housekeeping to the restaurant/bar staff in the downstairs. The bar and restaurant was also really nice and had an sophisticated and updated but comfortable atmosphere. The rooms were not huge, but had sufficient space (and it's not like you travel someplace so you can just sit in a room anyway), and were very clean. It seemed like everyone was there to make sure you enjoyed your stay. They even went out of their way for me a couple times, which I didn't expect. I would definitely go back.

Room Tip: I stayed in a "Luxury King" room - again this was not a huge room, so I suspect most rooms...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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JMaibach, General Manager at Loews Boston Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Kswilson770

While disappointed that we didn’t receive ‘5’ stars, we are thrilled to have earned your loyalty- there is no better complement! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

On arrival from New York last year, we were given an upgrade to our room as it was not ready so for a small fee we got a massive suite with a massive bed and brilliant facilities.

Service was brilliant from breakfast, concierge and bar all well worth a second visit. Location of hotel was good and close to metro, shopping areas.

Highly reccomended.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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JMaibach, General Manager at Loews Boston Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Andy K,

Thank you very much for your post! If you loved us in September, prior to our renovation, you will really love us know having completed a $12 million renovation including guest rooms, lobby, bar and restaurant! We hope to welcome you back soon!!
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Skokie, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We just got home from a wonderful weekend in Boston made even better by our stay at Loews. This was our first stay and we will definitely be back. We always stay at the same boutique hotel in Copley Square, but, since it was Marathon weekend, our usual place was booked. We stayed in a room with a king bed and our kids were in a room with 2 queens. Both were spacious and very comfortable. The beds, bedding and pillows were very comfortable and we all got good nights' sleep. There is a nice bar/restaurant in the lower level with a nice outdoor area with couches and big comfy chairs. We ordered a few appetizers and drinks, and everything was good and the waitresses and bartenders were on the ball. The hotel staff was also helpful and professional. The only thing I like better at our former boutique hotel was the Lindt chocolates on our pillows.

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JMaibach, General Manager at Loews Boston Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Cathy l,

Thank you for the great review of your experience…what a treat to read and I am thrilled that we have earned your loyalty! Our patio space outside the bar and restaurant is very special and following our renovation, the increased and much more comfortable seating is a great addition! Most importantly, I am very happy to hear that our service delivery met and perhaps even exceeded your expectations. And when you come back, I promise to have chocolates on your pillow if you email me at john.maibach@loewshotels.com. Consider it done! I look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Property: Loews Boston Hotel
Address: 154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116-5107 (Formerly Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel)
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#12 Green Hotel in Boston
#14 Family Hotel in Boston
#17 Business Hotel in Boston
#17 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Boston Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's not often that a hotel embodies all that a city stands for, but the Loews Boston is just that place. Housed in the stately limestone building that was once home to the Boston Police Headquarters, our recently renovated boutique property is-like the city of Boston itself-a unique and unforgettable blend of historic charm, urbane sophistication and authentic New England hospitality. Our exclusive Back Bay location, which is ideally situated between three of Boston's hottest neighborhoods-the South End, the Theater District and the Back Bay-puts you in the heart of all that Boston has to offer, with everything you want to see or experience, including the shopping on Newbury Street, just moments away. If you are in town for an event at one of Boston's many colleges and universities, we offer effortless access to the campuses of Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Emerson and Tufts Medical School, to name just a few. Our 225 spacious guestrooms, two luxury suites and an expansive Presidential Suite have been freshly renovated and bring you the ultimate in modern convenience and comfort. And our recently updated 1,024-square-foot Harrison Room-with its vaulted, 20-foot cathedral ceilings and crystal chandelier-is an unparalleled event space and the perfect location for your next intimate gathering. ... more   less 
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