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Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Ranked #4 of 86 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2014

My son and I spent Christmas in Boston and he booked a table for us at the Four Seasons for Christmas dinner. What an experience. It was a white Christmas and we were opposite Boston Common which we could see through the windows. As it got darker and the lights came on the view was exquisite. The food was served buffet style and it was really interesting to see the spread of typical American Christmas fare. We were also fascinated by the fact that every single American woman was dressed in red, green or red & green; we assumed this is also traditional. At a table nearby there were five women, who we guessed were Grandmother, her two daughters and a granddaughter. Quite a sight to see all of them wearing their Christmas "uniform". I haven't had such an enjoyable meal in a long time, not just because of the delicious food but because of the whole experience. The best word I can think of to describe the hotel itself is lush.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about your holiday experience at our Boston hotel. There truly is no Christmas like a white Christmas here in Boston, especially at our Back Bay hotel across from the iconic Boston Public Garden. We were absolutely delighted that you had a chance to spend your holiday with us, and to see our glorious hotel and City in its full winter splendor.

We love that at our Boston hotel--every holiday season-- traditions continue, and memories are made, and we are truly delighted to be a part of yours. Thank you for spending time with us and for sharing your thoughts for other travelers to enjoy. We hope to see you again very soon in Boston and at our Back Bay hotel.

-Awet Sium, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for the 2014 Marathon and can't say enough about this hotel. This hotel and staff are top notch in every way. And the Bristol Lounge is one of our favorite places in Boston! Great location for the marathon, shopping, restaurants. I absolutely loved returning to the hotel after the marathon and having the staff there in the lobby applauding me and offering me goodies!! Truly a special touch. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Boston- especially for marathon weekend!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review, and more importantly, congratulations on running this year’s Marathon! The Boston Marathon is truly one of our favorite city events at our Boston hotel, and we are so lucky that--again and again--so many runners from all over the world come to stay with us as part of their Marathon experience. This year was no exception, and we were so pleased that you could be our guest, and that our Bristol Lounge is among your favorite Boston destinations.

There’s nothing we enjoy more than building long term relationships with our guests, getting to know what each and every one likes, and learning what special touches we can provide. All of our Boston Marathon touches are a special way for our staff to share in your excitement. We do hope to see you back real soon. Thank you again for taking time to share your thoughts about your experience with us.

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

The staff at the Four Seasons knew I was running the marathon before I showed up. They catered to runners the whole weekend and it made a memorable weekend even more special. Their security was top notch and made my wife feel very safe.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bob and A
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2014

Many thanks for your review and congratulations on running the Boston Marathon! From the cheering squad to treats in the lobby; celebrating our guests and this special annual event is a highlight for our entire team each year. We appreciate your comments regarding our security measures and have shared with our departments. It would be an honor to welcome you back for the 2015 Boston Marathon and congratulations again.

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

After a long frustrating airtrip , how wonderful to be welcomed like a friend , smiled at and cossetted . I love this hotel - beautifully tidy rooms with all the right bits and pieces , a great shower , big comfortable bed , and just a feeling of pride that lifts your spirits . The bar is buzzy , very helpful staff , good cocktail list , great breakfast list ( expensive ) they even gave my business partner two cuddly toys for his daughters ...bliss for family and business alike - they really care

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Thank you for your review, which my colleagues and I found very touching because each staff member—whether in dining, front services, valet, housekeeping, engineering, or any other department—truly cares about each and every guest; we absolutely judge our success on being able to make every guest feel like family. No two guests are alike, and one of our great pleasures is attending to the unique requirements and interests of each guest while they are in our care.

Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts about your visit, and for making our Boston Hotel a part of your New England business travels. All of us at Four Seasons Boston hope we can welcome you back real soon…and that your next flight is an easier one!

-Awet Sium, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

An absolutely outstanding experience in customer service from the moment we arrived with the valet to the moment we checked out! Very child friendly and accommodating. This stay exceeded our expectations!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Laurie R
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted that your stay at our Boston hotel exceeded your expectations from the moment that you arrived. That is the greatest compliment of all! We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were expecting more from such hotel. It is not possibile for such hotel to differentiate between normal and fast wifi, the second one being at a hefty cost! The lack of a proper breakfast is not appreciated. Even for an expensive hotel, we found unaccebtable that you needed to pay about 20 dollars for a basic service. Overall, services were below the expected standards for such an hotel.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Thank you for your candid feedback. We assure you that your comments are taken seriously and I have shared your feedback with our IT and Food and Beverage departments. I invite you to reach out to me directly at awet.sium@fourseasons.com or 617-351-2008 to learn more about your experience. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Can't say enough good about this hotel. We stay there annually during the Boston Marathon. Great location. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Applauding the marathon runners as they return to the hotel (in the lobby) is a very nice touch!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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FSBoston, Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2014

Thank you for reviewing our Boston hotel. The Boston Marathon is a favorite event for our employees to take part in, especially our cheering squad! We're delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience this April. Your loyalty is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back for next year's Marathon, if not before.

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Additional Information about Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Address: 200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3916
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#3 Spa Hotel in Boston
#4 Family Hotel in Boston
#5 Business Hotel in Boston
#13 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range: $644 - $1,079 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Boston 5*
Number of rooms: 273
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Boston's Back Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Boston houses 273 guest rooms including 77 luxury suites, many with postcard views of Boston's Public Garden, Beacon Hill and the gilded dome of the State House. Enjoy convenient access to Newbury Street - the Rodeo Drive of the East - as well as Charles Street's charm and the vibrant Theater District. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the Hotel features exceptional complimentary amenities including: pool and 24-hour Fitness Center, Business Center, Wi-Fi, House Car and coffee & muffins in the lobby each morning. Children enjoy the Kids Passport Program, Cookie Making Classes, the chance to "Raid the Fridge" for a midnight snack, and so much more. Couples delight in Bristol Restaurant and Bar, Boston's favorite destination for dining and drinks, featuring New England seafood, steaks, the famous Bristol Burger, hand-rolled pastas, signature martinis, and special, seasonal events. Four Seasons Hotel Boston is known for its longstanding tradition of warm, welcoming, wonderful service that makes it a true home away from home for travelers. There's so much to enjoy within Four Seasons Hotel Boston's walls - and just outside our front door. ... more   less 
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