My husband and I stayed for one night for a short getaway checking in on a Friday evening Memorial day weekend. XV Beacon is housed in a small historic building with awesome details, art deco design, with a European feel. While checking in, the Concierge offered us iced tea or lemonade which was a nice touch. We stayed in a standard room, cozy, with full of great amenities- a comfortable canopy bed, cd player with great selections, gas fireplace, cordless phones. A nice touch was a welcome platter with cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries. A good way to start a getaway. The bathroom was spacious and the rain shower was awesome- love the water pressure. They offer a line of Fresh bathroom amenities. I especially enjoyed having a vanilla flavored lip balm to use since I had forgotten mine. The hairdryer was a professional one which did not burn my hair- a pet peeve when I travel to most hotels. We sat up at the Rooftop Deck to take in the sights of the City. It was a warm clear evening with great views of the State House, Boston Common and Boston Harbor. We walked around Beacon Hill and Charles Street to checkout some local places. We also went to the North End which is a nice 10 minute stroll for coffee and pastries. We did not eat at the hotel's restaurant Moo during this trip. I had lunch at Moo a while back and the food was great, and the portions were enormous. Morning came and we took our time getting up and ready to head on back home to the kids and our busy lives.
My husband and I travel a lot for business and pleasure and have been to many great places. This one was unique since we are locals and it's rare that we stay at a Boston hotel. It was a memorable weekend, albeit short. We're talking about another short getaway sometime soon!
- 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