We stayed at the Ritz for 3 nights in August 2012. We enjoyed the amenities and service of their club floor during our stay. The room was standard at best (for a Ritz) due to the decor and view, but the bedding was luxurious and the bathroom was high end. Unfortunately, due to state fire laws, they can no longer accomodate roll away beds in the rooms, so that was a bit of an inconvienience for a tall family of 4 including 2 teenagers of opposite sexes. We made due with extra pillows and a duvet on the floor.
The location cannot be beat in downtown Boston. We parked the car and never needed it the entire time we were there. Other than one taxi ride back from the USS Constitution and a subway ride to Harvard, we walked everywhere.
The exceptional customer service training the entire staff has taken always makes staying at the Ritz a pleasure. My husband loves to chat with the front door staff who always have great recomendations for anything he asks. (this time it was local watering holes!). We always enjoy the club floor staff who absolutely go out of thier way to find out why you are in town so they can help you enjoy your time. They are quick to offer bevarages of your choice at a moments notice and seem to love engaging in conversation to make you feel at home and cared for.
As a family, it is nice to know that the kids can drop in to the club lounge anytime for a drink or snack (or an attack on the gigantic candy bowls found throughout the lounge)... no stress of feeding a hungry child (and teenagers seem to be forever hungry!) just as you want to sit and relax for a bit!
The gym is amazing - believe the hype - and check out the view over Boston Common from its expasive outdoor balcony!
If you can, stay here - it's worth it for the pampering and luxury. The club floor is a must.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is located in the heart of Boston's vibrant midtown, just steps from the theatre and financial districts. This modern, 193-room hotel features 43 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Club(R) rooms. Located just steps from the Freedom Trail, the hotel is also convenient to the historic Opera House. The most up-to-date technology includes in-room high-speed wireless Internet access for up to six devices as well as HD plasma screen televisions, meeting space with plasma display screens, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity in The Ritz-Carlton Club(R) Lounge and the hotel lobby. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award and has been named to Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels List several times and is one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 U.S. Hotels.The hotel offers direct access from guest elevators to Equinox Sports Club, a world-class 114,000-square-foot fitness and sports complex featuring basketball courts, squash, junior Olympic pool and complete spa and salon facilities. The hotel's cocktail venue, Avery Bar, reflects a refined, elegant sensibility tempered with midcentury-inspired forms, furniture and lighting. The space is a modern, sophisticated design for hotel guests and local residents longing for a more stylish and relaxed feel. The hotel's restaurant, Artisan Bistro, offers fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients with subtle bistro influences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Hotel Boston
- Ritz Boston
- Boston Ritz-Carlton