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XV Beacon

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
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Ranked #12 of 77 hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my family for three nights. The staff was very light and helpful with any questions. The location was perfect for downtown Boston for getting around. The rooms were the perfect size and quiet. I would definitely stay here again in the future.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an issue while staying here and the way it was handled was entirely unprofessional. After the manager of the hotel insulted us on our first polite inquiry into the matter over the phone, he then lied to our faces, accused us of lying about the incident and finally just shut down and refused to discuss or help solve... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews about XV Beacon, I was excited for my stay. Pros: The location is perfect...you can walk to everything! TV in the bathroom Rain shower Stylishly decorated. It's very dark and masculine. Fireplace in the room. Cons: The staff was very cold. We opened our own doors and were rarely greeted. I expected very friendly service from... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I feel like you've slipped a bit- I've been coming to the XV for years, but this stay was just underwhelming. It doesn't fit the rate, your services are a 5 at best, and you charge an 8, or 9. 1. Concierge seemed beyond her capacity to be accommodating and effective in her role. Was told "sorry", the house car... More

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clarence, NY
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in this hotel in the heart of Beacon Hill. I was swayed by the reviews and opted to stay here instead of the Four Seasons. We liked it...but did not love it. The room was on the small side, as was the bathroom. The room's air conditioning was locked into a number and reverted back to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here twice this summer and both stays were excellent. The staff is well trained and professional. Room service is remarkably fast and good. Everyone who works here is friendly and confident which shows that the management team is top notch. The rooms are beautifully designed and comfortable. There are a few quirks, the main one being the... More

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Claremont, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the location of this small "boutique" hotel just steps from the Shaw Memorial, Massachusetts State House, and Freedom Trail. However, during our stay, the hotel was filled with businessmen not tourists. The hotel's free limo service was most appreciated (tho' pre-book the limo with the concierge a.s.a.p. to ensure it's available!) Front-desk (most notably Dustin Leighton) made our... More

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Boston unexpectedly to visit a friend in the hospital. It was a huge weekend in Boston between sporting events, the high tourist season, etc. A family member of the friend in hospital booked us a room at XV Beacon. The room (#1001) was cramped and poorly laid out. Outlets were hard to reach, very inconveniently located, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

15 Beacon is an immaculate, well-appointed modern boutique hotel. The staff is very professional and helpful. The rooms are large and boast up to date technology for iPhones and bluray needs. Your music can even be pumped into the bathroom if you like. The self-igniting fire place is a nice touch and can be made into a romantic centerpiece. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In an excellent location perched on the hill overlooking the common - it was a beautiful neighbourhood showcasing the historical significance and understated grandeur of this great city. We stayed with our 2 boys 4 nights in a corner suite on the 8th floor. Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings - it felt like your own home once inside. The rroms... More

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Address: 15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Beacon Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — XV Beacon 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Boston #8 Romantic Hotel in Boston #10 Business Hotel in Boston #15 Family Hotel in Boston
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