First time in Boston with friends as we try to escape the heat for some cool air and catch a glimpse of Fall. The Revere is by far comparable to a W or Kimpton style hotel, the rooms are spacious (320+ sq feet, do your research on sq ft when looking at other hotels), clean, balcony and a variety of luxurious bathroom amenities to appeal to any particular taste. Making the reservation with Wes was easy, he even upgraded us to a high floor (24 floor total) knowing it was our first time. We arrived into a modern setting for check in as the intoxicating scent Thyme & White tea surrounded us. This signature scent gets pumped into the lobby specifically, not the room (as I asked for it of course) to create a more inviting atmosphere.
The concierge - Richard was friendly, had a distinct knowledge of the area and did not send us to "tourist traps" as we specifically requested him not to do. With a limited time he to soak in the history that Boston holds, the 1 day trolley tour was worth $29, you can add on a 2nd day as well if you have time. Yousef - the valet - he knows the city well and always had a smile on + a great memory as he asked us each morning how the prior evening was. This man even ran down the alley next to the hotel, whistled for a cab in the rain and walked me with an umbrella to assure my look for the evening for still kept - VIP service! I was in awe as his valet was full but he took time out to make me feel like I was a "somebody". You are truly lucky to have Yousef, please recognize/promote him, he knows how to make an impression on your guests. So does the rest of your staff, but overall Wes, Richard, Yousef stood out for us.
Need a night w/out leaving the hotel? Well just walk across the driveway to Emerald Lounge and your club/lounge/bar appetite will be satisfied. Talk to Katelyn at the door or manager Aggelos who will gladly give you a tour of the space, ask to see the Ruby Room. This place has guest dj's, packed on the weekend and being a hotel guest of the Revere is recognized :) Thank you.
For those that love the City (Manhattan), Boston is a nice change, more manageable, has many districts or areas but close by to walk to, take the T train or a cab, it won't put a dent your wallet.
Tips: Go to the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plains, its FREE and worth the cab ride. Donate something at the end or buy souvenirs, rainy/cold days, its FREE and the samples are generous and delicious. Not as lengthy as a wine tour, so go more than once, the gentleman - Alan/Ryan are easy on the eyes ;)
You cannot miss going to Giacomo's on Hanover in North End, don't care if its freezing or a line waiting outside, its worth it. Follow directions from the host, walk in when called upon, order quick (its all beyond delicious and super fresh) and bring CASH, only method of payment. Yes there are other great Italian joints on Hanover, but this one is worth is every night you're there.
Of course the obvious is Harvard University, check it out and walk around campus. Harvard Square is full of great restaurants, boutiques or people watching. Respect the students that stay in dorms over breaks, the campus can get busy with tourists, after all they're just trying to "make it" through the Crimson Tides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a destination that redefines luxury and puts its own spin on the Boston experience. Just a stone’s throw away from the Commons, our boutique hotel takes inspiration from the city’s rich history while reveling in the unpredictable. Each space at Revere complements the next, allowing you to create your own unique and original Boston experience. Our spacious guestrooms will be your hub from which to experience the rest of Revere. Stage a groundbreaking production in one of our innovative venues. Propose a toast to the nights you’ll never forget in The Emerald Lounge. Indulge in the true taste of New England with one of Rustic Kitchen’s authentic entrees. Explore a completely new side of Boston. ... more less
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