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Hotels -- price is not a facor

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Hotels -- price is not a facor

Hi there! I am will be in Boston for one night for an anniversary. I would like to stay in the best available hotel. I "think" I have narrowed down my choices to a few....but I am really confused (although I think I have narrowed my choices down to XV Beacon).

However, I would LOVE some opinions from people who really know what they are talking about...since all I keep on doing is reading reviews on the internet and all the hotels seem nice. Thanks for your help.

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I have heard great things about XV Beacon, but never having been there, I can't really offer a comparison.

On the other hand, I can recommend Nine Zero, a fairly new boutique hotel with a terrific restaurant (Spire). It's actually just down the hill from XV, so location-wise, it's a consideration.

Of course, there are the usuals... the Ritz (the new one is on Avery St., and is really nicer than the original "Grande Dame" Ritz, located across the Common and Public Garden on Arlington St).

Also, the Four Seasons faces the Public Garden, and is one of the top hotels in town. I have also seen fantastic reviews of the Boston Yacht Haven, but again, have no personal experience... though knowing its location, it would be more desirable to stay there in spring or summer than winter.

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Hi JS--thanks for your imput. I have been thinking about Nine Zero but then I started reading the reviews on this site and started to get a little nervous about the hotel. But since you are suggesting it...maybe I should take another look.

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It's been open about 3 years, and I haven't been there since it first opened, so while I thought the place was fantastic, take more recent reviews into consideration. I'm a little surprised to read that you'd seen reviews that gave you pause... then again, the qualities of hotels (and restaurants) can be volatile... particularly ones that are "cutting edge" when they first open.

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Here's a special you may be interested in... it just got sent to me a few minutes ago, and the hotel is very nice, and centrally located.

hotels.travelzoo.com/lodging-hotels/222160

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Hi ISBoston & SaratogaJon

WHAT a deal on that site ISBoston! That Hotel is usually 370 a night! That's a fantastic site to get deals on hotels. I hope SaratogaJon thinks about that wonderful hotel!

I also looked at the reviews on XV Beacon and the Nine Zero Hotels. The reviews weren't that great on this site at ALL. I was very surprised to see that, that's too bad. I think I would think twice about recommending these two hotels now after reading those hotels reviews.

I always thought "The Boston Harbor Hotel" was always great; but of course, I've never stayed there. It's just so pretty and it's in a great location. I don't know how the reviews are on it though and hotels change so much that you never know until you're a guest I suppose!

The big shock to me was seeing the "Boston Yacht Haven" ready for the real estate market! I thought I was seeing things in the Boston Globe, that hotel was a gem, what a shame!

I think that the Copley Fairmont Plaza Hotel is at the TOP still to this day and also that's a wonderful deal and a half on that site ISBoston sent!

Good luck in your search!

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JS---take a look at the more recent reviews on this site of Nine Zero.

But of course, most people write reviews when then only have a bad experience.

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NoMo01 - The Yacht Haven is alive and well. Hotels change ownership all of the time, mostly unnoticed. I can assure you that it is still operating in its normal manner.

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I hope so! I have friends out of state that I gave them this great hotel to stay at when they visit Boston. You're right about that, corporations change hands all the time, hopefully the guests won't even know the difference and may be it'll be even BETTER than it was!

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I forgot to add one thing. One of the main factors that led me to XV Beacon is the fireplace in each room.

Do you know of any other hotels that offer a fireplace in the room(s)? Thannks!!

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The Lennox Hotel in Copley Square has fireplaces in the larger corner rooms. Ask for an upper floor and a suite. The Ritz Carlton at the Public Garden, (the original one), has fireplaces in many rooms. They have packages in which are supplied wood and a fireplace valet who will light the fire for you and clean the fireplace. The latter hotel is expensive.