I've stayed in old city downtown hotels before. Many are ornate inside and offer good service, but the rooms are often small and outdated. Not The Langham. Our room was huge and full of comforts and conveniences. We had 2 queen beds, a large LCD TV (37" I think), lots of storage for clothing including a lighted full closet with 2 soft bath robes waiting to keep you warm (it was July, we didn't use them), a generous sitting area and work desk. There was even an Ipod docking station that served as our alarm. The windows are large and covered with expensive drapery and sheers. The beds also have the finest sheets, pillows, and blanket. The bed was firm, which I like. We had central air with a thermostat control. There is a nightlight near the bathroom - nice touch. We slept well and didn't hear noise from adjoining rooms.
The bathroom was large with lots of room for your things on the granite top sink. It is stocked with little soaps and other conveniences. A 2nd phone sits between the sink and toilet to handle calls at inconvenient times. There is plenty of room to step out of the shower. The bach towels are HUGE and thick - no cost cutting here!
The gym and the 3rd floor pool are clean and well-maintained. No charge to use the business center to print boarding passes, but there is a charge for perusing the internet, and breakfast is charged to you also. We didn't do the breakfast so I can't comment.
The service was also first rate. We arrived early but they relieved us of our baggage so we could enjoy the city and they called us when our room was ready. The turn down service is great - our room was refreshed, slippers were waiting by the bed, mints on the bed, and a note was left with the next day's weather forecast. They quickly hailed a cab for us when we checked out very early on a Saturday morning, knowing we had to catch a flight and that cabs were not lined up outside yet. They did everything to make us happy. Most of the employees we ran into were exceedingly professional, but at the expense of having a personality, which is my only negative comment. I realize this is more of a business than leisure hotel, but I prefer staff members I can have fun with over stuffy people calling me 'sir' all day.
After taxes we spent $250/night, so it's not cheap, but I've paid more for a whole lot less at other city hotels. This hotel is in the financial district and is easy walking distance to lots of great restaurants and all the main attractions in Boston. You can't beat it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a famous architectural landmark, The Langham, Boston offers a unique blend of history, charm and urban sophistication. The hotel is in Boston's financial district and within a 5 min walk to Faneuil Hall Marketplace. It is also steps away from the Boston Harbor, the North End, Boston's finest shopping district, major colleges and universities, theaters, and the Freedom Trail to name a few. The Langham, Boston is ideally located for both business and pleasure and offers three delectable dining options,the Reserve, a refined champagne lounge which serves a continental breakfast selection and offers dining from dawn until dusk with a menu featuring soups, salads and light entrees, along with beer, wine and champagne and the Langham's traditional British Tiffin Afternoon Tea. Bond is a premiere destination for cosmopolitan dining, cocktails and entertainment. Cafe Fleuri offers contemporary New England cuisine for full breakfast and Lunch (mon-fri)and our decadent Saturday Chocolate Bar and renowned Sunday Brunch. All guests at the Langham Hotel enjoy our signature Langham Turn Down service, plush robes and slippers, and full complimentary use of the fitness center and indoor heated pool and jacuzzi in our charming and intimate pool pavilion. ... more less
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