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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Ranked #25 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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130 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great location, beautiful stunning rooms and traditional Ritz service. Quiet street right off the park! Doormen helpful and knowledgeable about the area....highly recommend this place. For $15.00 you get a workout at The sports club, an incredible facility in the same building!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LVETOTRAVEL
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our first stay at the Ritz Carlton Boston. We had a very nice experience there. The staff was friendly and informative and the rooms and public areas clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the location.

Room Tip: Request room on a higher floor with view of the Commons.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert S
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nyc
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196 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

I've been to a number of Ritz-Carlton hotels here in the US. As one reviewed but it, "a typical Ritz", which is true, but it is so not broken. The classic moment on this stay was Saturday evening after dinner when we where in the Club and overhearing two couples share their experiences at other Ritz-Carlton Clubs. They talked about ten different properties and seemed to like them all. I've been to at least a half dozen and, some better than others, but it is always about superior service. You will be welcomed and comfortable here.

Room Tip: Street side / city view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank michaelrnyc
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Pensacola, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay at the ritz. We were very concerned about location since we usually stay in Copley area. Turns out we were exactly half way between Faneuil hall and Copley area. It was an easy walk in either direction. The hotel is small, but the service was impeccable. Had a great suite with no view, but it worked for is. Would have like to have view of the Common.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank noletraveler88
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

The property is typical city Ritz. Room size adequate, not roomy. A/c is noisy as other reviewer stated. The carpet looked clean but seemed to have that "dusty smell",not so great for allergies. Maybe need different vacuum/bag? The service is stand out! The food at Restaurant excellent. Had breakfast there each morning and one dinner. The grilled pineapple margarita excellent.
Location excellent. Walk everywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EHStravels
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Rooms were average, cookie cutter as it features an uncanny resemblance to The Ritz-Carlton, New York Battery Park. The club concierges at the Club Lounge were chirpy and cordial. I remember Britney, cheerful girl. It amazes me how they manage one evening cocktail session with only 1 person on duty with 8 tables full of guests, ensuring guests' glasses were filled and buffet line full of food.

Staff at reception and concierge were not the friendliest, professional at best but lacked warmth.

Rooms and Club lounge had no views whatsoever, with a rate approaching nearly USD400 a night, i really do not see the value in staying here.

Great location though, within walking distance to Boston Common Park, Chinatown and some theatres.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeeCK
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is yet another great Ritz Carlton hotel. We stayed in club suite on the 12th floor. The sitting room was large and well appointed and bedroom very comfortable. Breakfast in the club lounge was excellent with a wide choice. Thanks to Blanchelle, Caroline and all the ladies in the club lounge for their help and advice. The location of this hotel is ideal close to the common.
All the staff are wonderful and a special mention to concierge Adriatic for booking 2 amazing restaurants Bricco and del friscos . Boston is an amazing city and the Ritz Carlton a great place to stay. Will return.

Room Tip: Go for a club room. A view of Boston Common is nice but not essential.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cehderby
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

Property: The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Address: 10 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111-1005
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Boston
#17 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#18 Business Hotel in Boston
#21 Family Hotel in Boston
#30 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is located in the heart of Boston's vibrant midtown, just steps from the theatre and financial districts. This modern 193-room hotel features 43 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Club(R) rooms. Located just steps from the Freedom Trail, the hotel is also convenient to the historic Opera House. The most up-to-date technology includes in-room high-speed wireless Internet access for up to six devices as well as HD plasma screen televisions, meeting space with plasma display screens, and complimentary wireless Internet connectivity in The Ritz-Carlton Club(R) Lounge and the hotel lobby. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award and has been named to Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels List several times and is one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 U.S. Hotels.The hotel offers direct access from guest elevators to Equinox Sports Club, a world-class 114,000-square-foot fitness and sports complex featuring basketball courts, squash, junior Olympic pool and complete spa and salon facilities. The hotel's cocktail venue, Avery Bar, reflects a refined, elegant sensibility tempered with midcentury-inspired forms, furniture and lighting. The space is a modern, sophisticated design for hotel guests and local residents longing for a more stylish and relaxed feel. The hotel's restaurant, Artisan Bistro, offers fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients with subtle bistro influences. ... more   less 
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