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“lived up to the hype”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of XV Beacon

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XV Beacon
Ranked #11 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Georgia
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64 reviews
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“lived up to the hype”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

very quiet, elegant hotel, excellent staff, perfect location. We stayed here b/c of its am ex status and they delivered on everything promised including a room upgrade at check in. Would stay here again! (and I hope I do- I LOVE BOSTON!)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Danbury, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed at XV on June 23, 2012
The XV Beacon Hotel staff is superior and our concierge, Jonathan stood out as the individual we most remember for his unequaled attention to detail. He is a credit to XV and his profession.
The local transport service and on-site parking were unexpected pleasures.
The room was immaculate, the sound system more than we expected, the fireplace gave ambiance in the evening, the linens were marvelous, and room service was prompt and accurate.
The food at MOO was delicious and the service and wine collection was outstanding.
We highly recommend XV to everyone who would enjoy a stress-free visit to Boston in luxurious accommodations.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views of the city.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Stayed here mid-June 2012. Staff was very friendly; check-in went very smooth and the room on the 7th Floor (706) is the one to ask for. Awesome city view; 1 Blk. from the start of the Freedom Trail; 1 blk from the Boston Commens Park; about 3 blks from the Cheers bar; you can walk to almost everywhere in the city from this hotel. The room had built-in speakers and a full-blown stereo system; a fireplace and six windows for a real nice city view. The hotel also has a courtesy Lexus SUV, which we used offen.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Let me begin with few positives:
1. The staff, for the most part, is fantastic. The bellmen and doormen and drivers are so nice, and the front desk staff goes out of its way to be accommodating.
2. The courtesy car IS extremely nice, and it was available several times when we needed it.
3. The location is great.

Now, let me explain what failed to live up to these other standards. When you are charging $400+ for your rooms, you have to maintain them perfectly. There were nicks and dings on all of the furniture. The paint on the mirrors was chipped, and the walls were scratched. That's just a major turnoff for me. Now, those mishaps may have occurred because the rooms are so SMALL. We had a deluxe room of some sort, and it was teensy-tiny. We could barely fit all of our luggage; plus, there was very little storage to unpack (something I always do when I stay for more than 3 nights). Additionally, we felt pretty inconvenienced when both elevators went out one night, and we had to walk up the 8 flights of stairs to our room. Thankfully, we're pretty athletic and young, so it didn't inconvenience us too terribly. Finally, we felt that the evening concierge was lacking, but the hotel has already done its best to fix this problem, so I won't go into detail - especially since the female concierges in the morning were so excellent.

Next week, we'll be trying out another hotel in Boston, and we'll definitely write a review. Perhaps I am being too choosy, but we stay in great hotels all over the world. I feel qualified to pick a bone or two.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Cliffside Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was my first time in Boston this past weekend (6/22/2012) and this is my first review...Where do I begin...XV was exceptional. The courtesy transportation service they offer (in their Lexus SUV) was extremely convenient, the engaging and always so helpful staff, the clean and very modern rooms and atmosphere were among the many highlights of this stay. Boston was a blast for this Yankees Fan and the experience at this hotel was among the best places I've stayed in all my years of travel. I will be back to Boston and I will absolutely stay at XV and I HIGHLY advise if you want a fantastic hotel experience stay at XV.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Best hotel experience EVER! Everyone on staff was super friendly, helpful, and simply wonderful. Loved the complimentary car service, it really was a nice, unexpected amenity. Excellent hotel experience. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

A small, personal hotel with superior furnishings. Our room was terrific with a fabulous bathroom. The excellent audio system was a great feature and the oversize flat screen was excellent. Staff were wonderful and the restaurant/bar next door made the stay very easy. You can't do Boston any better.

Room Tip: We had an end unit and benefited from the extra windows.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: XV Beacon
Address: 15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2902
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#8 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#11 Business Hotel in Boston
#17 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — XV Beacon 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
XV Beacon Hotel reigns over Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in its turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building. The modern furnishings counterbalanced by a grand staircase of marble, mahogany paneling and original caged-glass elevator reflect how past lives transform into the present. The 63-room luxury boutique hotel, recognized for peerless personal service, sophisticated interiors and luxurious custom amenities, distinguishes itself with its sense of heritage, peacefulness of home and utmost discretion. ... more   less 
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