We chose this hotel to treat ourselves for our wedding anniversary after reading a Conde Nast review.
The first thing that struck us was the smell of the grilled steaks from the restaurant which is in the same building. I really enjoy the smell of steaks but there was a serious ventilation problem going on and all the fumes were being pumped into the lobby.
The check in was handled correctly and the staff were friendly, but it felt a bit fake. As soon as there was a little pressure the real attitude surfaced. The front desk was generally dissorganised and simple requests such as having our car ready on time for our departure were ignored.
The room was nice and the decor impressive, but it was a little run down. There was a lot a noise from the street.
There is no pool and the roof top terrace was not operational in May... there were no spots where we could just hang out and feel comfortable. The complementary car service is not flexible.
In essence, you don't get your money's worth. You really pay for the image of luxury, but its far from the real thing.
- 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