What a great hotel. Attentive staff knew it was my 22nd anniversary (I informed them when I called to make the reservation) and there was a bottle of champagne cooling in the ice bucket and 4 huge chocolate covered strawberries on a lovely platter, when we arrived. All this was a gift from the Westin.
Bed Comfy. Requested down pillows and got them.
called ahead and made a reservation at the spa for a swedish massage, which was wonderful.
We were on the 35th floor which is the "owners" floor...which we are, I guess, as we own time share in St John. The views were of the River and they were beautiful...but we were rarely in our room. Which was large, comfy and had a flat screen TV (large size) and a nice size bathroom.
Inside the hotel they have Star Bucks and several restaurants.
There is also a coffee machine in the room and Starbucks is the brand they serve.
"10" Bar and Restaurant was very loud at night so we skipped it cause you could not hear yourself talk.
Had lunch at the Turner Fishery which was very good. They are known for their clam chowder and I now know why. Very tasty!
Skip breakfast at the hotel and walk thru the glass encloure to the mall (attached to the hotel) and get a great (cheap) breakfast at the Au Bon breakfast bar. Yogurt, fresh fruit and Bircher Muesli along with the usual Bacon, Eggs and french toast and berries as well as fresh blueberry pancakes. They weigh it and we ate a hearty breakfast for $6.00 each (instead of $17 each at the hotel for less food) which also included a large bottled water (you can have juice too, or coffee, tea, etc)
You can walk every where from this hotel. We walked to the Symphony on Saturday night (fabulous) and on Sunday walked to Faniel hall and Quincy Mkt. Had Lunch (Lobster Roll) at
Todd English's King's Fish restaurant...which was the best Lobster roll witht he sweetest lobster and most side dishes for $18.98.
Also went to the IMAX and Aquarium. which were both wonderful.
GIANT sea Turtles at the aquarium made the trip worth while as never seen any that old, large or close up. They also have sharks, seals, penguins and other things to look at. A sea life hospital is located in the lobby area....they were working on a sick fish (how did they know it was sick??) so we got to see that also.
Save your entrance ticket to the Aquarium and Imax and you get 10% discount at a lot of restaurants.
also BEST Ice cream we found (can you tell we are foodies??)
was right in front of the IMAX theatre..(across the street) there is a large Ice Cream cone hanging over their door so easy to see. they advertise on the Imax screen. Home made and huge portions.
Walked from the hotel to Beacon Hill one morning (thru Boston Commons) ...which is a beautiful park with a child's playground, swan boats on the lake and plenty of food vendors if you get hungry...as well as great places to picinic.
Lovely gardens are blooming everywhere and lots of sculptures and fountains to enjoy.
Wonder over to Charles Street which is Antique row .
The shops had so many museum quality things that it was fun looking at everything and being able to pick them up and touch them...unlike a museum which is hands off. I thought prices were very reasonable for the items we looked at.
There is also Hermes and Other Hi end shops in this area.
On the way back stopped at the Four Seasons hotel and had lunch...the cheapest thing on the menu was $17 for a turkey club sandwich and $4.00 for iced tea...the sandwich was delicious but I would have probably skipped this had I known the limited menu and hi prices...I could have had another Lobester Roll for the price of my turkey sandwich. (yea, I know ...enough with the Lobster...but hey, this is Boston!)
If you like Seafood we LOVED the following places:
*Atlantic Fish Co. on Boyleston
*Legal Seafood - still family owned and they have restaurants all over town.
*Skip Jacks - by far the largest Lobster roll but the bread was stale and the lobster rubbery and not sweet. (@ $23.00 was the most expensive too)
**Todd English at Faniel Hall by far the best, freshest and least expensive.
If you don't want sit down meals you can get great food in Quincy Mkt (Reminds me of a clean Reading Terminal in Philadelphia)
There are TWO malls located by the Westin Copley and both have plenty to see and do...Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Ave are at one and Lord and Taylors at the other.
It rained while we were there so we went across the street to a Marshalls and bought cheap umbrellas...so you can even bargain shop at Copley.
You will not be disappointed with the hotel or it's location. We weren't. By the way...Valaria was wonderful at the front desk and
David and John at the Concierge were very helpful and knowledgable of the area. Book early for getting reservations on the weekends as they fill up early for dinner everywhere.
It is a Non smoking state...so sitting at the bar is always an option even when the place is full.
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