As everybody confirms The Taj is in a perfect central Boston location with one elevation looking out towards the common.
Getting there from Logan is easy and on arrival we were met by 3 friendly staff that assisted in getting our luggage off our transport.
On checking in the staff couldn’t have been more helpful and polite and when we checked out 8 days later we were given our room at no extra cost until 5pm...how thoughtful and civilised!
The concierge was most helpful and knowledgeable on more than one occasion- they will also help with getting on-line flight boarding tickets.
Our room on the 10th floor was more typically European size but was perfectly laid out, spotlessly clean and extremely well maintained.
We had all we required, personally I don’t like kettles ,cups and cartons of milk and sachets of sugar etc in the room, it reminds me too much of cheap motels so their absence was a positive...if anyone is that desperate for a fix of tea or coffee why can't they order from room service or even wander to a local Starbucks ?
Wi-Fi reception was excellent and was about $10 per day which is slightly annoying but is all too typical and if you need it for business it is somewhat of an irrelevancy......and if you just want it for "pleasure" and are desperate to visit the ether then why not just tootle down to the coffee shop 100yds away and spend your days glued to a screen for free?
The room fridge was well stocked and for this standard of hotel reasonably priced.
Room service, maid and evening turn down was of the highest standard - 10 out of 10!
Breakfast was a real pleasure however the small restaurant room filled quickly at peak times, many of the clientele were locals not guests.
I can really recommend the eggs Benedict – superb.
The restaurant staff are polite,busy and attentive, the seating ultra comfortable and all in all it is a great experience, the perfect way to start your day.
In hot weather the air conditioning in both rooms and public areas was always at a perfect level.
The bar is fabulously sumptuous – decor and ambiance, it has everything spot on perfect!
The drinks are served in the "old way" thankfully and by staff that has been doing the job for many years and their calm professionalism is clear for all to see...the cocktails – try a Newbury – are delicious.
We ate dinner informally in the bar twice – simple fare at sensible prices - Kobe burger, shrimps Ceasar,clam chowder- all excellently presented and high quality.
This is an old school 5 star hotel and therefore the rates it charges reflect this so when you book there appreciate this ......so to those who complain of high cost for this and that I ask “what did you expect?”
You pay for what you get and at the Taj you get a lot.
If you are used to this standard of hotel the rates are certainly not exorbitant, in fact they are significantly less than an equivalent hotel in London or Paris!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taj Boston, the Crown Jewel of Boston Hotels, occupies the city's most prestigious address at Arlington and Newbury Streets. Renowned for its classic style and award-winning service, this 1927 landmark hotel overlooks the picturesque Public Garden with swan boat rides and the Boston Common's ice-skating at Frog Pond. Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, the hotel is ideally located near the Theatre District, historic sites, shopping at Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Boston Hotel Boston
- Taj Hotel Boston
- Boston Taj Hotel