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50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#54 of 100 in Boston
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4.7
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4.4
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4.2
Value
3.7
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Boston Park Plaza | Luxury Hotel in Boston MA The historic charm and contemporary elegance of the iconic Boston Park Plaza awaits. The cherished Boston landmark hotel has been fully restored and reimagined through a $100 million renovation. Enter a destination that has been the heart of Boston for 90 years, and feel the vibrancy and style of today, with a spirit inspired by our past.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking nearby
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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On-demand movies
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Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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112Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
60Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Sarah wrote a review Yesterday
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Boston Park Plaza is in a great location. We walked to Fenway Park and to Faneuil Hall etc but the hotel is right beside the subway line if the weather is bad. Our room was tiny on the top floor with no view. A little disappointed as the photos from the travel agent were misleading but we were only there to sleep & shower so wasn’t a major issue. I would go back for its location but it was pricy enough for what we got.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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R H wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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This stay made my first trip to Boston amazing. The hotel is stunning. The rooms are elegant. The customer service is top notch. Alex D. went above and beyond directing us as to where to dine, making reservations etc. Highest recommendation
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from JonC-GeneralMgr, General Manager at Boston Park Plaza
Responded Mar 20, 2022
Thank you for the lovely review! It's excellent your time at Boston Park Plaza was so fantastic! We're thrilled our team took such wonderful care of you. Alex is a treasured member of our team so it's not surprising you felt so welcome and comfortable. That's what we like to see! We can't wait until your next visit so we can share another amazing experience with you! Have a splendid day!
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EcoBean wrote a review Yesterday
Kennington, United Kingdom234 contributions171 helpful votes
We stayed a week here in April. After 15 hours of travelling and arriving late evening completely exhausted, were were immediately being told our selection of room wasn't the best and we might want to consider an upgrade? We confirmed we were quite happy with the Superior Queen (supposedly 180-230 square feet according to the website), but the room we were given was about 100sq ft with a small double - not a queen (according to UK bed measurements). Disgusted, we took the upgrade after getting the duty manager involved just to get settled into a room we could move in, intending to take up the matter the following day. Looking on their website the initial room we had been assigned is classed a "Wickedly Small" room. The next day I spoke to the Front Desk Manager who agreed we should not have been offered the room we had been, and was sympathetic we'd been so blatantly sold to, to take an upgrade. She removed all the overcharges from our bill - especially as we had booked a 7 night stay (not sure why that should make a difference to just receiving the right sized room that we'd booked and paid for. The breakfast restaurant is in the main reception area, and was frankly under resourced. The staff were at best polite, at worst belligerent, and service was extremely slow especially at peak times about 8am - 9am. The rooms are not what I would describe as luxurious. They're pretty basic, but functional. There are limited tea and coffee available, and it took me an age to work out how to get just boiling water out of the coffee machines, as there's no kettle. No proper ceramic mugs, but single use cardboard cups and stirrers. The bathroom was tiny, and the towels are not exactly fluffy or large enough. There is an excellent gym in the basement (but the staff manning the reception desk down there were pretty rude when trying to check in). Overall, not somewhere I would stay at again if I had a choice. There are other equally central hotels close by, which could be tried out.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Wickedly Small rooms are only big enough for 1 person.
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Asa J wrote a review Yesterday
Denton, Texas2 contributions2 helpful votes
I would have given this more of a 3.5 if I could. My understanding was that this would be more of a luxury stay, but that's based on your experience. If your from more of a mid to southern state, the superior king room may seem a little small, but doable. I was bit surprised and underwhelmed, but I wasn't it in it much so it was okay. The service in the hotel depended on who was serving some areas were exemplary other were not. Literally had a waiter who seemed annoyed to be serving my table. The food was really good. It was in a great location, and not too far from anything. Overall not too bad a place, but I probably would seek something else for a leisure trip.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for the great rating! We are always working very hard to provide high-quality experiences for all of our guests. We appreciate that you enjoyed our food offerings and location, but we are disappointed to hear that we could have done more for you. We will share your feedback with our team moving forward. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon!
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Molly Macfarlane wrote a review May 22
London, United Kingdom260 contributions82 helpful votes
We stayed at the Boston Park Plaza from 12-18 May and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The location can't be beat - it was a max 25 min walk to anything and right next to the stunning Boston Common. Staff were very helpful too, especially the doormen. There are a lot of areas to relax in the otherwise very busy hotel, and there are restaurants on site though we only visited Starbucks. Housekeeping came in every day and our room was huge too, which we really appreciated. Definitely would recommend this hotel though it is worth noting that it is primarily a conference location, as we saw many guests with convention lanyards, or for airline staff. But was good nonetheless.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from JonC-GeneralMgr, General Manager at Boston Park Plaza
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're so glad to hear that you had a positive stay with us at Boston Park Plaza! We're also thrilled that you loved our central location so much! We'd love to see you again soon so we can share an even more enjoyable experience with you.
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Shaynah B wrote a review May 20
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the Park Plaza hotel in late April 2022. I stayed for 1 night. When we checked in on our floor, all we could hear were barking dogs. They were barking because the dog in the room adjacent to ours would not stop barking. The humans were MIA and the dog was clearly in distress. We complained to the front desk and asked to move and were denied. We were told security would investigate and no one did. The next morning when the dog owners were checking out, I confronted them about their dog barking the evening before and that morning and I was threatened by security that I was the problem. I love dogs but if the Park Plaza...is going to allow dogs, keep them all on one floor. They should no be spread around the entire hotel. It was a problem nd I will probably never stay there again. I was quite disappointed in the brand.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Not sure. All are close to barking dogs
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Response from JonC-GeneralMgr, General Manager at Boston Park Plaza
Responded 3 days ago
Good afternoon. We are so sorry for any inconvenience during your visit to our Hotel. We are a pet friendly facility and we do our best to advise all guests arriving with their pet to please not leave their pet in the room unattended. We hope that you'll give us another try sometime soon. Please reach out to me directly for any future reservation assistance at mmagid@bostonparkplaza.com. I would be delighted to assist and provide you with a much better experience here. Many thanks for staying with us and for your feedback.
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thewomaninwhite wrote a review May 18
Chicago, Illinois65 contributions42 helpful votes
Boston hotels have gotten to be insanely expensive, so I was thrilled to find an affordable night at Boston Park Plaza. While I can’t say it was bad, I also can’t say there was anything special about my stay - the lobby was very nice but the room was lacking in comparison - without character, stiff sheets, and one of the mirrors was a little streaky. Having stayed at other hotels in the area at similar price points, I just didn’t feel it was quite on the mark… Not terrible, but nothing special either.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from JonC-GeneralMgr, General Manager at Boston Park Plaza
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the feedback, thewomaninwhite. While it's great you enjoyed your time with us so much, we regret that our accommodations didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll be sure to discuss your feedback with our team moving forward. We look forward to hosting you again soon for a more positive experience.
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Ike K wrote a review May 17
Bluffton, South Carolina48 contributions9 helpful votes
I checked in at the beautiful Boston Park Plaza. The lobby is wonderful! The front desk person, Alex D was great, very helpful. Beyond that, he asked what I was doing this evening. That led to his recommending three very good restaurants and their particular specialties, which he wrote out for me. He then directed me to Nando’s in Little Italy as the best Italian/Sicilian food that he has ever had and he knows good Italian food. I said that sounded good and offered to make a call for me for a reservation. I walked to the restaurant to enjoy the area. The food was as good as Alex said that it was. The owner/chef welcomed me. Anthony was superb in his service. Totally delightful. Upon my return, I saw Alex again and confirmed that his recommendation was spot on. He smiled in response and said that he was happy to hear that and gave me a hearty handshake. I love that kind of service and personal attention! Thank you Alex!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for the wonderful review! It's excellent you had such a fantastic experience at Boston Park Plaza! We care deeply about the happiness and satisfaction of our guests and your praise for our team lets us know we're doing our job. Alex and Anthony are valued members of our team so it's no surprise that they took such great care of you. That's what we like to see! We look forward to sharing another splendid experience with you soon!
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Dorothy H wrote a review May 15
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Johnny Boston was awesome. Excellent driver and guide. He was informed, entertaining, and spontaneous. We were fortunate to catch his tour twice, although he obviously had his usual spiel, he also displayed a very quick wit as he invited questions from passengers. We recommend people request Johnny Boston while touring Boston.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from JonC-GeneralMgr, General Manager at Boston Park Plaza
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing this perfect rating, Dotty! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Boston Park Plaza! It's our pleasure to accommodate you to the fullest extent. After all, your happiness is our top priority! We're already looking forward to your next visit!
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lizanallen wrote a review May 14
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
I had one night at the Plaza before catching an early flight the next day. The staff was pleasant and the room was clean. It's an old building in Boston and I had a standard room, so I knew it to be small, but I didn't expect the bed to be right next to the door. I could hear everything in the hallway and it made getting to sleep difficult because my room was also near the elevator bank. The bathroom was also in need of some updating. There were chips in the lining of the bottom of the tub and the toilet lid hides the handle to flush the toilet. The handle to flush the toilet also got stuck in the down position multiple times. It didnt cause any issue other than the fact that I had to nudge it back up after flushing. Again - it was clean, staff was pleasant, but I wouldn't want to pay more than $200/night for what I got.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback. We are always working as hard as we can to provide the best stays for our guests. We regret to hear about your experience. We will share all of your concerns with our team moving forward. We hope you plan on staying with us again soon. We'd love to improve your opinion of us.
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PRICE RANGE
$272 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the boston park plaza hotel and towers, boston park plaza hotel
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsBostonTheater District / Back Bay / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1060
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Park Plaza
Which popular attractions are close to Boston Park Plaza?
Nearby attractions include Shear Madness (0.2 miles), Blue Man Group (0.2 miles), and Wang Theater (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boston Park Plaza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Boston Park Plaza?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Boston Park Plaza?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boston Park Plaza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mike & Patty's, Ostra, and Mistral.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boston Park Plaza?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Boston Park Plaza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Boston.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boston Park Plaza?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Boston Park Plaza?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Boston Park Plaza offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boston Park Plaza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.