I stayed at the Revere for one night while attending a meeting in Boston. From the moment I drove up, I was immediately impressed with the hotel. It is in a great location, and you can easily see that it is a sleek modern hotel. The valet asked my name and he used his earpiece to radio the front desk to let them know I have arrived. I have seen this many times before in 4 and 5 star hotels, and the Revere is billed as a 4 star hotel, but let me share some thoughts. You should know that the hotel used to be a Radisson until two weeks ago.
First, here is a tip that someone else shared on trip advisor that worked for me: If you drive they will valet park your car and charge you $45 for it. However, if you tell them you do not want to valet, it is only $34. They will not share that information with you, so just ask, if you have to valet.
Next, after parking my car and heading into the lobby, I would have expected some sort of greeting by name, since the valet had already radioed ahead of my arrival. That did not happen. I honestly do not care that it did not happen, I just thought it was strange that they went through this act for no apparent reason. They did offer a glass of champagne at check in, which is a nice touch and the front desk people were extremely polite and pleasant to talk to.
Once in my room, it was clear that it was well decorated and very modern. Beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a decent size. My balcony looked out onto the city and was very nice. I went up for a swim and to work out. The fitness room was tiny, and the pool was old, however, I believe they are doing a brand new fitness center on the first floor.
When I went back to my room I was locked out, my key would not work. I called down using this house phone by the elevators and they said they would send someone up, but they never came. When I went downstairs in my robe, I had to wait for two people to check in, before they offered me assistance. When I told them my situation, they asked why I just didn't call down?
Back in my room after using the bathroom I realized the toilet did not flush. I am pretty handy so I tried to fix it myself to no avail, so I filled a garbage can with water from the bathtub and flushed by dumping the water into the commode. I know you are probably questioning why I didn't call down, but I didn't want to wait for a maintenance guy at 11pm.
They were very nice and didn't charge me for parking because of my inconvenience with the toilet.
Overall the hotel is nice, but in no way is it 4 star yet, but I am sure if I were to return in a year, it will live up to the 4 star claim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have just undergone a $28M transformation! Discover a destination that redefines luxury and puts its own spin on the Boston experience. Just steps away from the Boston Common, our hotel takes inspiration from the city's rich history while reveling in the unpredictable. Each space at Revere complements the next, allowing you to create your own unique and original Boston experience. Our spacious newly transformed guestrooms will be your hub from which to experience Boston. Stage a groundbreaking production in one of our innovative venues. Propose a toast to the nights you'll never forget or relax and unwind at Rooftop at Revere. Come and explore a completely new side of Boston. ... more less
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