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Taj Boston

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Los Altos, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful stay at TAj in Boston overlooking the commons. We were even able to view the Charles from the room.-at least a small part....wonderful location We stayed at the suite which was very comfortable almost felt like an one bedroom apt.Service was good not superb.breakfast was great Great with family .Will definitely return

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San Jose, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent one night in the Taj while traveling on business. The old hotel building is stately and quietly upscale while retaining a small scale boutique ambiance. The lobby bar was cozy and comfortable and breakfast was served as ordered with excellent service. The staff graciously handed out umbrellas to cope with the rainy summer weather. The room was nicely... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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371 reviews 371 reviews
25 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Taj Boston is run by very nice people who try hard for you to like them and they have certain challenges which we are learning to overcome. For one thing, the hotel occupies two buildings though you would never know it. The "old building" was built in the 20's and bathrooms are small and rooms sometimes face a wall.... More

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review

Dear doug100worth, Thank you for spending the time to review our hotel. We thank you for your kind feedback and for educating our readers on the history of our hotel. We are made of two historic buildings, and we have worked hard to provide a seamless experience no matter which one you are in. We try our best to provide... More

Concord, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Taj (then the Ritz) for our wedding night, and came back this weekend for our 10th anniversary. The staff provided a thoughtful welcoming note, chocolates, and rose petals on the bed at turndown, all gratis (it may have helped that I called the hotel directly for the reservation rather than through a 3rd party). We had... More

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very well situated and the breakfast is good but otherwise, it just doesn't deserve it's 4 stars, or the its price. Reservations were very unprofessional and it was difficult to get a correct rate on the phone. We had to phone twice once we realized the hotel web site was posting inferior prices to those announced by... More

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review

Dear k v, Thank you for spending the time to review our hotel. Please know that we take all of our reviews seriously, and will follow up accordingly after having read this review. We thank you for highlighting our location and breakfast, but we apologize for the inconvenience you had upon booking your reservation with us. In regards to your... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a awesome hotel in a great location. Everything was perfect. Only complaint I have is the carpets were stained, and ceiling in the shower was peeling away, I didn't expect this from a luxury hotel. The front desk guy was extremely helpful.

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Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel we thought was just perfect. Just by the park and good walking distance to everything (being European we do accept to walk a bit though). We had a nice room and it was nice and silent. The service was excellent, and they booked tickets, gave good advices and even made a picnic basket for us... More

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review

Dear Khoeg, We are thrilled to read that you had an excellent stay with us. We thank you for highlighting our prime location in Boston just across from Public Gardens on Arlington and Newbury Streets. It sounds as though you had the perfect activity planned for 4th of July. Its a delight to read that we were able to put... More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think that a Hotel with the class (and price) of the Taj would have a good bed...not the case with our stay....the mattress was old and caved in and apparently a top sheet is something one has to ask for.... REALLY!!! There are a lot of nice hotels in Boston, I suggest finding one other than the Taj

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review

Dear John M, Thank you for your recent review regarding your stay at the Taj Boston. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for any discomfort caused to you as a result of our bed. While it is our standard to make the beds with a duvet cover that gets changed daily we would be happy to update your... More

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be very hard to beat this downtown Boston hotel across the street from the Public Gardens. They offer valet parking and even umbrellas when it rains!We are still not sure how they knew it was our anniversary but not only did we find a selection of chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival but that nights turn down included a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taj maintains a standard of service that's better than most of the hotels we've stayed at in Boston. The reception was friendly and efficient, the bellman was helpful and informative and the room was very clean and well styled. Small touches like ice in the ice-bucket each evening at turn-down were really appreciated. The doorman's recommendation of a restaurant... More

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BostonTaj, Manager at Taj Boston, responded to this review

Dear BobnMal, Thank you for spending the time to review our hotel. It is feedback such as yours that continues to inspire all of us to continue to provide the exceptional service that we are known for. We thank you for recognizing that. We hope that we have the opportunity to host you again in the near future. It would... More

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Address: 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Taj Boston 4.5*
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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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