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“Cozy, quaint hotel with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of XV Beacon

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XV Beacon
Ranked #11 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Middlebury, Vermont
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318 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Cozy, quaint hotel with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

I can't think of a better location than XV Beacon - lobby is small but welcoming, service amazing and friendly, we LOVED the old fashioned elevators and the apples/oranges available on each floor. Our room was very quaint with a king size bed, pull out coach, gas fireplace (easy to switch on), nightly choice of bath salts, big fluffy bath towels with towel warmer, awesome rain shower (don't love the plastic half way door), cool bathroom and great sound system that we enjoyed playing in our suite. Free internet was a plus - gym is TINY but you have the choice to pay $15 to use the Boston Sports Club. A short list of things that kept us from giving it 5 stars: no free water bottles (most NYC hotels now include these), no high end bath products (I mean, XV shampoo - it could be anything), small bathroom, super basic gym, smallish rooms, scaffolding all over blocking the views (hence lack of light entering the rooms). If you compare to some of the top boutique hotels in NYC, it might lose 1 star, but we would certainly stay here again and enjoyed the warm atmosphere, great service, hopping bar and comfie room.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent a weekend there as a family of 5. They treated us like royalty! Couldn't do enough to make our lives easier; even rented a car for us when it was time to leave. While the rooms are small, they are warm and inviting. The location couldn't be better, and they have car service for you to use during your stay. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Beacon XV has the location, charm and service to make it a perfect hotel. We had a one bedroom suite with a fireplace that was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was high end but a little cramped. I 'd prefer a nice shower to the European style tub with fold out glass half door. The hotel bar was lovely with a nice selection of appetizers in the early evening to hold us over before our late dinner. The hotel has a car that you can reserve to drive you anywhere in Boston which was a very nice touch. The only downside was the hotel was covered in scaffolding that was right outside our window. It was a lovely bright day and evening when we were there but with trash left by construction workers all over the scaffolding we felt better with the curtains closed. When the renovation of the outside is done it would be a great view from our corner room. Would definitely go back and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone going to Boston for work or pleasure

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you are looking for local charm, fantastic service, great people and a great price try XV Beacon in the heart of downtown Boston. Unique colonial decor with a fireplace in the room is perfect for any occasion. This place has the "Wow" factor. Ritz and 4 Seasons watch out because this place is superior. Close to Freedom Trail, the Garden, shopping, Boston Commons and numerous historical sites. This place gets a 5 Star rating!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

The service that was provided to myself and my colleagues upon our arrival and beyond was extra ordinary. XV Beacon’s attention to detail, concierge personal attention, complimentary car service are just some of the elements that make your stay truly exceptional.

The rooms were incredibly unique including the fire places , in fact it almost felt as if we were staying as a special guest at someone’s home. I could not be more impressed.

It was an absolute pleasure to stay at XV Beacon Hotel, I am already looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

A very welcoming beautiful hotel with a very attentive and professional staff.
The Moooo restaurant was a great place for our family to gather and celebrate my son's birthday! The food was amazing.
We will be back for sure.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was here for St Patty's Day and really had a blast. XV Beacon really knows how to make you feel welcome as a guest. The amenities in the rooms were incredible (e.g. jacuzzi bath, fire place, queen bed). Will definitely stay here if I find myself in Boston again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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