Perhaps my expectations were too high but that is largely because of the good reviews I had read on TripAdvisor.
I would say that dollar for dollar this is one of the worst places I have stayed. The hotel is badly dated - nothing has been done with it since it was purchased in 2007. I thought I had walked into my grandmother's house only I remembered her place had more modern furnishings.
I had heard of the great service but didn't see it. Instead I saw a bunch of doormen standing around and actually had to call down for maid service mid afternoon after having been out of the room since 9 am.
The rooms are large and had separate shower/ toilet area from the sink area. Except the sink area was in the middle of the living area with no door for privacy.
I can't remember the last time I was charged for wireless but here was beyond ridiculous - $ 15 per day for Each Device. So if you have 2 phones an 1iPad with you as we did that was $ 135 total fora 3 night stay. This in a room that faced a brick wall and was $ 475 per night.
Do yourself a favour - choose the Fairmont , Four Seasons or Weston when in Boston. All are within a few blocks of this over rated place.
- 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