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Taj Boston
Ranked #28 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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new york city
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92 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

On a quick trip to Boston, a friend and I spent one night at The Taj on Arlington Street. The room was gorgeous and overlooking the Boston Public Gardens. Beds were extremely comfortable and bathroom clean and beautifu.

We had a bite to eat down at the bar and their special artisan flatbread of the day was awesome...as was the bartender Eddie Foster. Drop in and say hello to him.

Check in and out was a breeze, got a great discounted deal from Expedia and the location was terrific.

Only con...they need to really steam clean the rug in the room or replace it due to stains.

I'd def stay again.

Room Tip: 808 had a great view of the Boston Public Gardens.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear nycscribe,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your lovely comments following your recent stay at Taj Boston.

We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your beautiful view overlooking the Public Gardens and that you appreciated our room accommodations including the comfortable beds, decor and bathroom. Further, we were pleased to hear that you had a chance to sample our tasty artisan flatbreads at The Bar and we will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Eddie!

We thank you for your note regarding the carpet in your room and we have passed this information along to our Engineering and Housekeeping departments.

We sincerely appreciate that you took the time to provide your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Taj Boston in the near future!

Warm Regards,

Corinna Luebbe
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

This used to be the Ritz before they built the new one across the park, and it is still an excellent property with the best location in Boston. Our room was large, overlooking Newberry St and had excellent furnishings, and linens.Very comfortable bed, good light blocking and minimal sound intrusion. Public Gardens as your front yard and the Arlington "T" station steps away. A perfect stay.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Just stayed here on a business trip and had a wonderful time. Best location in Boston. Back Bay, Public Garden accross street. Can't ask for much more!
I used to visit this hotel when it was the Ritz Carlton and it is great to see that Taj Hotels has done a great job managing the hotel.

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear DVE64,

Thank you so much for your kind review following your recent stay with us at Taj Boston! We were delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful experience during your recent business trip. We believe that we have the absolute best location in the city, we were pleased to hear that you agree.

We thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback. We hope that the next time your travels, business or pleasure, bring you back to Boston, that you will choose to stay with us again at Taj Boston.

Warm Regards,

Corinna Luebbe
Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Special thanks to Mehmet (Director of Guest Services), James (the bell capt) other bell staff and All Doorman very friendly. Front office staff great welcoming. 5 Diamond Service. I will return to this hotel every time I return to Boston.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed on an overnight and had a lovely time. Found the rates to be reasonable given the outstanding location of the hotel. Our king size bedroom was quite large by city standards and the hotel has a historic feel. All staff members I encountered were lovely and helpful. Only down side is that I felt the air conditioning in our room was not working very well and I woke up in the middle of the night quite warm, but nothing terrible. We would definitely stay here again.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Our family recently stayed 5 nights in the Taj Boston while on vacation – a beautiful hotel with helpful and friendly staff – from the front desk, to concierge, to housekeeping. Great location too, with Boston Common across the street, wonderful shopping and great restaurants all within walking distance.

There were 5 of us (kids ages 8, 16 & 19). James, Leonardo and the concierge team were extremely helpful in suggesting activities that would appeal to the whole family. They certainly did look after us!

One suggestion would be in regards to internet access. The Taj Boston has a rather stiff daily fee for access and in such a hotel, this definitely surprised us. Maybe management should relook at such policy?

Overall, an wonderful hotel. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Dear Pam G,

Thank you so much for your kind review following your August stay with us at the Taj Boston! We were thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Taj experience, ranging from our front desk, concierge, and housekeeping. We were also very happy to hear that our knowledgeable concierge was able to recommend Boston activities that suited everyone!

We have also noted your comment regarding internet access, and have shared your comments with our Executive team.

We thank you again for taking the time to share your positive thoughts. We hope to extend a warm welcome again to you and your family at Taj Boston in the near future!

Warm Regards,

Corinna Luebbe
Hotel Manager
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I spent 5 days at the Taj in August, and was very satisfied with the hotel. Aside from the great location, my room was ample (the bathroom was quite large too, which was surprising given some complaints about size here) and clean, and all the staff was super nice. The concierge was particularly useful. There was only one minor mishap, as I had asked for an extra bed when I made my reservation, but it was delivered a day later, only after I asked 4 or 5 times. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay.

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Additional Information about Taj Boston

Property: Taj Boston
Address: 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116-3417
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Boston
#20 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#36 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#36 Business Hotel in Boston
#44 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Taj Boston 4.5*
Number of rooms: 273
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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