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The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111   |  
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Ranked #25 of 77 hotels in Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed for a rainy weekend in September, the service was outstanding and we had a great time. I love the location and the Lounge area was really comfortable and well appointed.I plan to stay the next time I am in Boston!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I have not often been to Boston and my first experience dates back to 1984. I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton and enjoyed a magnificent view on the Park, excellent service and a distinguished restaurant ith exellent food. I stayed there also in 1997 or 1998 and it was the same experience.
Thus when I had to go to Boston again I thought that I should not change a winning team.
I was slightly surprised when noticing that the hotel had moved location and the view on the park exists only for the happy few that an afford the suites. But I had the benefit of a lounge which did not exist in the past and which offered a quite enjoyable breakfast and other things during the day. The service was still excellent, but I regret this beautiful vers traditional restaurant of the old hotel, which they replaced by some sort of a coffee shop, which did not tempt me. So I got a room with some view on the park, which was large, but with a somewhat old-fashioned inelegant furtiniture, However the service was speedy and excellent. The prce is rather on the high side, but that seems to be a problem in most major US cities. Boston is almost as expensive as Paris or London.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were here for a conference in October. Our room was very comfortable, they didn't have coffee in the room but brought us a coffee maker on request. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The bar is really nice with a lot of comfortable seating areas for socializing with small or large groups. Although it cost $15 to use the gym it was a Sports Club LA and worth it compared to most small hotel gyms. Overall, although I miss the old traditional Ritz, this is a very nice hotel, especially for business.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I am not sure why people have given this Ritz bad reports. i stayed there for 4 nights. From the check in, service, club level. Everything was fabulous.
My flight came in early, My room was give to me fast. The room was very spacious and comfortable but the bose system were not updated for iPads.
The club was very enjoyable. even though they do not have as many selections as other clubs I have been to. They have great personnel. Blanchelle was a spectacular host as well as Brian and Todd. They were there for anything you needed. Overall a great stay.
To top things the have a great sport club center that is free if you stay at the club, it was 4 floors.
Did not cared for the food at artisan. i would not spend my time there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you want to go back in time when service and amenities meant something, then this is the place. I've stayed here several times over the years and I always enjoy it. A bit pricey but then again sometimes you need to pay to spoil yourself.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

There probably doesn't need to be another review of the Ritz. It was very nice and friendly. Rooms are a good size for Boston. Good bathroom. Accommodating staff. Perfect location for the Common. Avery St. is a short little street, just fine.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it is a nice hotel, well worth the Ritz-Carlton name but it is aging a little bit, I had two rooms and they where at the 12th floor club level, nice clean room but nothing to brag about. Checking was easy and fast even as it wast past midnight, the reception guy was helpful and did get our check in fast. Bell boy and the guy that opens the doors were also very nice. The rooms as I have said were clean and nicely appointed but o. The old fashion hotel style, the bathroom is a lithe uncomfortable but nothing that gets you out of the hotel. Room service I think was the best service that I have received, I had special request for my wife and they did not not say no never, food was good.
Check out was very fast also, no strange charges were made. I did not have the chance to go to the lobby bar, it look really nice and at night it was full of life.
As I said before nice hotel, I would definitely go again after I have tried the other top hotels in Boston.

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Address: 10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Boston
#17 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#28 Family Hotel in Boston
#33 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, which opened in 2001, 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® rooms. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common at 10 Avery Street, across Tremont Street from the city's historic and scenic gardens, is a showplace of sophisticated style and design. The exterior features two dramatic crystalline towers. Located at center stage in the newly expanded Theatre District and just steps from the Freedom Trail, the hotel is also convenient to the historic Opera House that reopened in July 2004. The hotel and its dining venues all draw on the artistic energy of their surroundings for special arts-related packages and menu inspirations. Inside, a $1 million art collection of contemporary sculpture, paintings and prints by noted New England artists set the stage for a sanctuary of refined yet relaxed luxury. The most up-to-date technology includes in-room high-speed wireless Internet access and HD plasma screen televisions, meeting space with plasma display screens, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity in The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge and the hotel lobby. These special features make this hotel the choice for today's business and leisure traveler. 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 Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 U.S. Hotels.. The hotel’s amenities are designed for the most discerning guests, and include fashionable Frette Italian bed linens, feather beds, marble baths with separate showers, Bang & Olufsen sound systems in suites and the services of a Technology Butler®, CD Butler and Bath Butler. Asprey London has its only Boston boutique in the hotel’s lobby.For leisure travelers and executives who like to keep fit on the road, the hotel offers direct access from guest elevators to The Sports Club/LA, a world-class 114,000-square-foot fitness and sports complex featuring basketball courts, squash, junior Olympic pool and complete spa and salon facilities. This urban country club resort provides to guests the luxury of convenience, comfort and personalized service matched by the most extensive amenities in the city. The synthesis between The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common and its direct connection to The Sports Club/LA creates an exceptional environment for successful business travel, meetings and corporate retreats. This distinctive, contemporary destination creates custom-designed experiences offering a luxury comfort zone that sharpens the competitive edge. The hotel’s Business Conference Concierge, unique high-tech meeting spaces, Technology Butler®, and Business Center complement The Sports Club/LA’s selection of themed activities and group breaks for relaxing or energizing: team-building sports like obstacle courses on the basketball court, water volleyball, group ergonomics or stress reduction with stretching exercises. There are also lifestyle enhancement group classes focusing on spa treatments, fitness training and nutrition. 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. Modern craft cocktails, including ten signature martinis [dubbed “the Avery Ten”] pay homage to the bar’s address at 10 Avery Street. Dry, dirty, sour, sweet, and Russian are just some of the “Avery Ten” showcased on the cocktail menu; along with an impressive wine list, beers on tap and cocktails that call to mind pre-prohibition and early 1950’s classics while boasting their own modern style and taste Artisan Bistro serves as a meeting place, a gathering point where hotel guests and residents mingle for breakfast and lunch meetings, socialize after-work or mix over post-theater cocktails while enjoying approachable artisanal cooking. As for the menu, it offers fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients with subtle bistro influences. The restaurant’s bar is an integral part of the fun. The cocktail program will include local favorites, numerous microbrews and a signature Bloody Mary menu. The handcrafted wainscoting and whitewashed wood floors bring a sophisticated European bistro motif. The mood at the bar, like the restaurant itself, is lively and inviting, yet relaxed and casual at the same time. This unparalleled destination, The Ritz-Carlton Towers complex featuring The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common includes the 19-screen AMC Loews Theatres Boston Common. In this lively setting, wired with the latest technology, the hotel's catering department can create corporate teleconferences or movie parties. The Ballroom, Washington Room, Hamilton Room and The Studio are dramatic spaces for events for up to 350 guests. ... more   less 
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