At the end of January 2011 my wife and I spent a week in a corner suite (room 808).
I'm fortunate enough to have stayed at top hotels all around the world, and the service at the Eliot is second-to-none. It reminds me of the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco, another favorite small hotel.
The location is perfect. Right next to Newbury Street and you can walk everywhere. Being one block from the Mass Turnpike entrance is convenient if you have appointments out of town.
Our room was elegantly decorated and very comfortable. The bed is great. The bathroom is not big but adequate and everything works well. We had a giant walk-in closet. On the 8th floor there is a view to the South as well as a view of Mass Ave to the East - though I wouldn't call either view a major selling point for this room, it's nice to have.
The service was superb. The gentleman at the front desk knew us by name by the 2nd day and would have our keys waiting for us whenever we walked in. We had some tea bags with us and my wife called down to ask if the hotel could send up a hot-water boiler. They didn't have one, so they sent a valet out to buy one and bring it up to the room for us, at no charge. Housekeeping was extremely friendly.
The breakfast is not included but is reasonably priced for a hotel of this caliber. The buffet was a bit small but the à la carte options are good. The eggs were really great.
Some quibbles: Internet costs $5/day. It's a shame that there is a charge but this is a reasonable cost. The heating is a little bit finicky but was fine once we learned to use it. It can take 40 minutes to get your car out of valet which means you have to plan ahead. The lobby is unassuming, but in this type of hotel I consider that an advantage.
- Also Known As:
- Eliot Hotel Boston
- Eliot Suite Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eliot Hotel is set on one of the most beautiful boulevards in America, a stone's throw from fashionable Newbury St. shopping, Copley Place and Boston’s major art galleries and cultural attractions, as well as universities and research centers. This historic, boutique hotel provides European luxury and unique elegance not found in other downtown Boston area hotels. ... more less
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