My husband and I visited Boston the week after Christmas 2013. The hotel was amazing. We were not greeted with Champagne as other guests mentioned, but check in was easy and we got to our room quickly after arriving. We stayed in a Junior Suite, which was well worth it, because we had two balconies overlooking the Commons and with large suitcases and many coats & boots, having the two separate rooms was really nice. The bathrooms are small but are fine for what we needed. Our room was located right next to the elevator, which we thought may be a problem, but the little noise it made didn't bother us at all.
As far as the location goes, we loved it! We were a block from the "T" and the Boston Common park & public garden, which is beautiful covered in the snow. In the common is where the historic freedom trail begins. We found that we were able to get anywhere we needed to being so close to the T (green line). Everything is walking distance from the hotel, but because it was a little cold, we decided not to walk everywhere we went. We found some great restaurants & pubs in the area too! We loved going to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts (less than a half block away) in the morning and being able to eat in the transportation building's food court. It was nice to have a place to sit and relax while drinking our coffee & eating breakfast before heading out for the day.
We ate dinner one night in the Rustic Kitchen which is located in the hotel (it was raining a lot that night). The beer was cold and the food was delicious. Their crème brulee was the best I've ever had. We wanted to go to the Emerald lounge that night, but the dress code was more dressy than we had packed for, which was a big disappointment because we were looking to have a couple drinks and relax since we were stuck inside. Be sure to check out the dress code before packing if you plan to go in the lounge (slacks, polos, dresses & heels for women, no denim, etc).
The only reason I'm not giving the hotel 5 stars is because the day we checked out, we were hit with having to pay for our entire bill that day. We booked our stay several months out and thought that it would be charged to our credit card then. The receptionist said that sometimes their reservations & deposits don't go to the right "folder" so the deposit and room is never charged to the card until check out. Thinking that I paid for something (fairly pricey) several months in advance, but get hit with the full price all at once, is a scary feeling when vacationing on a budget.
Although the check out was a bit upsetting, I would return to the Revere in a heartbeat. I felt comfortable and at home when I was there and the staff was very friendly and always chatting with us in and out of the hotel and on the elevators.
I can't wait to go back.
- 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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