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XV Beacon Hotel

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15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2902
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#15 of 97 hotels in Boston
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XV Beacon Hotel reigns over Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in its turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building. The modern furnishings counterbalanced by a grand staircase of marble, mahogany paneling and original caged-glass elevator reflect how past lives transform into the present. The 63-room luxury boutique hotel, recognized for peerless personal service, sophisticated interiors and luxurious custom amenities, distinguishes itself with its sense of heritage, peacefulness of home and utmost discretion.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bird3363e wrote a review Apr 2021
Niantic, Connecticut2 contributions2 helpful votes
My son and I visited XV Beacon Hotel in Boston as part of a birthday celebration. We had been here previously end it was great to enjoy the same wonderful experiences that we had here in the past.The hotel is very cognizant of the Covid pandemic and the rooms and restaurant remain top notch. My comment today recognizes the professionalism and friendliness of the staff whom accurately reflect the example set by the GM. These are not simply ‘staff’ but more like a best friend. The highest of high in recommendations for this hotel and team.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tom P wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our recent stay at the XV Beacon hotel in Boston was excellent. The amenities and staff were outstanding. The room was spacious and very well appointed. The bathroom even had a towel warmer and they supplied bathrobes. They provided a shuttle service, which we used extensively to go back and forth to to various locations. Food service in the room was first class. Everyone we encountered were extremely cordial and accommodating. Boston is one of our favorite cities and now ever more so that we found the XV Beacon hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Lfm978 wrote a review Mar 2021
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The dedication to service and attention to every detail from the staff at XV Beacon made our staycation an outstanding night!! Our evening began when we met Amy Finsilver the General Manager who took the time to greet us on arrival with a glass of champagne on the hotel roof deck overlooking the Boston skyline and spectacular sunset! Dinner at Moo was delicious, the service excellent and wine selection fantastic!! Our room was beautiful with a warm fireplace feeling pampered and away on vacation with every detail met including our favorite drinks! The staff and the General Manager Amy Finsilver made our evening very special with their outstanding service and professionalism exceeding all safety guidelines to ensure safe travel was impressive from keyless entry, to UV lights for cleaning electronics. I highly recommend XV Beacon for the service, location and luxurious rooms- it’s the best hotel it won’t disappoint!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jittery_eric wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California174 contributions81 helpful votes
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In his most famous work, Childhood and Society, celebrated psychologist Erik Erikson notes, “Those with the best places to stay in probably travel most.” It’s pure speculation, but the former Harvard professor may have had XV Beacon in mind when he penned this insight. You can travel the world, but will find few boutique hotels with the same dedication to personalized service and executing on the details for the guests lucky enough to stay in one of XV Beacon’s 63 rooms. Details like Krug in the mini bar. Details like a choice of six different types of bath salts. Details like an embossed linen cloth placed beneath slippers so one’s bare feet need never touch the thick, spotless carpet. Though my stay at XV Beacon was BP (Before Pandemic) in February 2020, the experience remains fresh in my mind due to it being my last business trip before a year of COVID-created house arrest. I almost didn’t stay at XV Beacon at all. In fact, I almost stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf due to its close proximity to my meeting, but as luck would have it, rates were through the roof due to a large Biogen conference being held there at the same time. This same two-day conference would end up being one of the original COVID-19 superspreader events, infecting over 20,000 in the Boston area and eventually thought to be responsible for spawning 330,000+ infections across the world. Remember this when you next weigh a choice between staying at a hotel with 63 keys vs. 400+ rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. The hard product at XV Beacon is great –- high thread count sheets and thirsty towels on heated towel racks, in-room FrancisFrancis! espresso machines and Harman/Kardon sound systems, electronic ignition fireplaces and dedicated work, relaxation and sleeping areas. But what really sets the hotel apart is the service. No request is too large... or too small. XV Beacon delivers intimate personalized service in the way big luxury brands aspire to emulate, but simply cannot because of their size, scale and infrastructure. Take for example the redoubtable and indefatigable Miriam –- checking in guests arriving in the evening at the front desk and then staffing the concierge function with equal alacrity the following morning. Whatever brings you to Boston, the staff of XV Beacon will assure that your stay is optimal. The embedded restaurant Mooo is technically a steakhouse but there are plenty of alternative options for non-carnivores. Eat, drink and be merry in a socially distanced, responsible fashion. I must confess I had a bit of a double take at breakfast that recalled a scene in the HBO masterpiece "Succession." In episode 6 of the second season, the Roy family make their way to the fictional lodge retreat “Argestes” (actually filmed in the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY) to close a deal. Scion Kendall Roy orders a Cobb Salad for lunch that arrives… along with the check for $75. My breakfast a Mooo consisted of one bowl of McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, a glass of grapefruit juice and a cappuccino… and a bill for $35.56. I should have opted for the minibar Krug instead. As I gulped hard and started to add a gratuity, I noticed that a 20% service charge and 7% tax had already been added to arrive at the princely sum for perhaps the world’s most humble food: oats. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced an included service charge – that was not noted by the waiter – for a solo restaurant breakfast. Goodness knows the restaurant and hotel industry has suffered enough over the course of this pandemic to begrudge anyone making a big markup, but the failure to point out the included service charge was a notable oversight. Still, when your travel plans take you to Boston, give XV Beacon a try. Chances are you’ll be back. And did I mention the Krug?
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hall are commodious and quiet.
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Response from Amy Finsilver, General Manager at XV Beacon Hotel
Responded Mar 1, 2021
Thank you so much for the phenomenal and detailed review of our property offerings and genuine service. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience the enhanced purification protocols we have implemented to ensure you are safe and comfortable while either relaxing or working in Boston.
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NJLM wrote a review Feb 2021
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I cannot say enough about this hotel. As Boston residents, we wanted to mark a special birthday and sure enough this hotel captured our hearts in a matter of minutes! the experience is priceless, perfect for an intimate getaway. The staff is outstanding in every way possible. Having traveled around the world, this is by far the best hotel experience I have ever had, Your won't be disappointed in anyway!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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$436 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
xv beacon boston, xv beacon hotel boston
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsBostonBeacon Hill / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
63
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Frequently Asked Questions about XV Beacon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to XV Beacon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Freedom Trail (0.2 miles), Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner (0.10 miles), and Escape The Room Boston (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at XV Beacon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at XV Beacon Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at XV Beacon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at XV Beacon Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to XV Beacon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sam LaGrassa's, Yvonne's, and Emmets Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at XV Beacon Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does XV Beacon Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, XV Beacon Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is XV Beacon Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Boston.
Are any cleaning services offered at XV Beacon Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at XV Beacon Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.