We recently stayed at the Loews Boston Hotel. The Hotel was recently purchased by Loews. The location is great, near Copley Square, but DO NOT use the Wifi. The hotel uses "Super Click". This means that everything you do will potentially be tracked. They don't warn you at all. If you aren't aware of this, you could potentially be giving them personal details without any warning or disclaimer. If you want the geeky details, here's a link: http://m.slashdot.org/story/78344
Fortunately, I saw the browser redirection and quickly blocked it before compromising any privacy.
The room was really pretty good. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The desk chair tilt and height mechanism was broken making the chair completely unusable and a bit dangerous.
Suggested improvements would include additional accessible outlets for charging portable electronic devices and CPAP machines. I shouldn't have to unplug a light fixture to have access to an outlet. I'd happily swap the inconveniently located heated towel rack (over the toilet), for a couple convenient USB charging ports. The lack of a good powered ventilation fan in the bathroom seemed odd as well. Quibbles aside, the staff was friendly, helpful, and very attentive. For $300 a night, The overall experience was only OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's not often that a hotel embodies all that a city stands for, but the Loews Boston is just that place. Housed in the stately limestone building that was once home to the Boston Police Headquarters, our recently renovated boutique property is-like the city of Boston itself-a unique and unforgettable blend of historic charm, urbane sophistication and authentic New England hospitality. Our exclusive Back Bay location, which is ideally situated between three of Boston's hottest neighborhoods-the South End, the Theater District and the Back Bay-puts you in the heart of all that Boston has to offer, with everything you want to see or experience, including the shopping on Newbury Street, just moments away. If you are in town for an event at one of Boston's many colleges and universities, we offer effortless access to the campuses of Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Emerson and Tufts Medical School, to name just a few. Our 225 spacious guestrooms, two luxury suites and an expansive Presidential Suite have been freshly renovated and bring you the ultimate in modern convenience and comfort. And our recently updated 1,024-square-foot Harrison Room-with its vaulted, 20-foot cathedral ceilings and crystal chandelier-is an unparalleled event space and the perfect location for your next intimate gathering. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Back Bay Hotel
- Hotel Back Bay
- Jurys Hotel Boston
- Jurys Boston Hotel