XV Beacon was simply the most amazing experience i have had with a Hotel / Boutique Hotel to date.
The decision to go with XV Beacon was made based on the fact that we were travelling up from New York where we had stayed 12 days at the Marriott Marquis over Christmas & New Years. What we were after was a smaller, quieter & more boutique style hotel. What we discovered in XV Beacon though, was a hidden gem.
It all started with contacting the Concierge from their website prior to our arrival (about 2 months). I was after recommendations for great restaurants in the area and also appropriate tours of inner-city Boston which would give us a real sense of what Boston had to offer.
The Concierge's name was Jonathan. I cannot praise Jonathan enough for all the work & attention he put in to my requests. He listened & his local knowledge was brilliant. The recommendations were exactly what i was looking for and as a result we booked all the restaurants for each night along with a couple of the tours he recommended (for anyone looking / interested there is a 'North End Tour' that i would highly recommend which will give you a great sense of the food culture & history in Boston's North End.)
Jonathan also helped in sourcing tickets for both a local NBA & NHL game for the time that we were there.
Considering all of the above was discussed & confirmed over email and prepared before my arrival (including the tickets for both the NBA & NHL which were delivered and ready to go at the Hotel) needless to say my expectations were well and truly exceeded by this stage.
Jonathan's attention to detail and ability to help the guests queries 100% of the time was a clear standout for this brilliant Hotel.
Both Michael & Molly (whom are the other two Concierge's there were also incredibly good to deal with, very helpful and very knowledgeable)
Upon arrival to XV Beacon we used the complimentary car service to collect us from 'South Station'. A fantastic feature provided by the Hotel which we used as much as possible to help in getting us around Boston to either dinner reservations or sports games! This was as easy as calling the hotel 10 minutes before the train arrived into South Station and the car was waiting and ready to collect us.
The driver we mainly had was a chap by the name of Chris who was absolutely brilliant. He gave us some great local information and insight into Boston and also helped in giving us feedback for some of the things we had already booked.
The rooms at XV Beacon were simply stunning.
Generous on space, well appointment & fantastic amenities. These alone will guarantee the perfect stay.
The Hotel's layout was very appropriate for both its location and size which gave us as guests a very warm welcoming upon arrival. The style in which XV Beacon had been decorated gave a certain charm you don't often find these days in hotels.
I have been fortunate to have travelled alot both personally and with work, XV Beacon to date has been the best experience of my travelling life on all levels. A World Class Hotel that will both guarantee a deliver a truly magnificent stay / experience.
Both Jonathan (Concierge) & Chris (Driver) are what i would see as incredibly valuable assests to XV Beacon and just helped in making the experience for us one we will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- XV Beacon Hotel reigns over Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in its turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building. The modern furnishings counterbalanced by a grand staircase of marble, mahogany paneling and original caged-glass elevator reflect how past lives transform into the present. The 63-room luxury boutique hotel, recognized for peerless personal service, sophisticated interiors and luxurious custom amenities, distinguishes itself with its sense of heritage, peacefulness of home and utmost discretion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xv Beacon Boston
- Xv Beacon Hotel Boston