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XV Beacon
Ranked #12 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Palm springs
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5 reviews
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“Always the best”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I was here a few weeks ago and stay here every time I'm in boston. I am a boutique hotel kinda girl and this place is perfect. I love the view and the service is spot on every time. I come here for work so the car service is what set this place apart. I know other hotels have it, but not as accessible as the Beacon. They are so accommodating with this amenity .

  • Stayed August 2014
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was in Boston for a long weekend and found XV Beacon to be a welcome refuge from the throngs of tourists walking about. The room was well appointed and very comfortable and quiet, albeit a bit small (bed and storage). The staff were most helpful and always greeted us cheerfully. The hotel's location is perfect to kick off (and return from) a walking tour Boston. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked this charming hotel for a 6 night break in Boston, during late November and early December and had a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived, we knew that we had made the right choice - an expensive choice, but well worth every penny!
Staff are all great and very accommodating and the house limos are very useful.
The rooms and studios are absolutely fab with a great range of amenities - my favourite was the built in fireplace ….. so atmospheric! Loved the house toiletry range (best lip balm I've ever used and extremely useful in December!) and the luxurious Frette linens.
We enjoyed breakfast in the hotel's restaurant every morning and booked dinner in MOO restaurant on one occasion - we enjoyed a great meal but it was rather too busy for our liking.
I could go on and on about this fantastic, perfectly located hotel but, suffice to say, I thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a first class hotel in a Boston that has warmth and magic.
I'm certainly intending on revisiting this hotel in the future.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a fireplace - well worth the money!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We stay at the XV Beacon every year during our summer family vacation
We love it every time. The rooms are great, the location also. Deceive is wonderful. The whole staff is extremely helpful. The house car will take you everywhere in Boston. The concierge helped us put several times including for a car rental.
A must in Boston

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

I travel for a living and spend way to much time in Hotel rooms. I would stay for as long as they would allow me in this one. The Hotel is very charming and well appointed. The amenities are first class and the staff are amazing. You feel transformed into your own world of luxury once you enter the hotel. It is not over the top but just enough understated elegance and warmth to make your stay a magical one. Great location, wonderful town car service and most important, great fluffy pillows. We could have stayed in bed all day!!! I high recommend this to any couple looking to get away within a wonderful city like Boston

Room Tip: Go for the Beacon Hill Studio, you won't be disappointed
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

XV Beacon to me is a hidden gem! The location is suburb! 2 Minute walk to Boston Common.We were on the 6th floor. Our view was facing another building which was kinda disappointing but not really at the same time. They have a rooftop desk which is really nice. The staff is very nice and friendly. I did some research on what to do when we were in Boston and had some ideas in mind. However, when we got there we weren't sure what we wanted to do. The concierge was so helpful. They helped plan our weekend . We decided to do a tour and they set it all up for us. We ate at their restaurant called MOOO.. It was good but there are better places to eat in the city.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Never been to Boston before and loved it! We didn't know our way around the city, but it didn't matter because the staff was really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Boston is relatively small, so walking is easy. The neighborhood has great bars and restaurants and within 5 minute walking distance to Boston Common. Plus the Lexus car service at Beacon was almost always available and got us anywhere really quickly.

We had so much fun the first night out that the second night after dinner we just wanted to hang out in the room. Sp we turned on the fireplace in the room, drank wine and watched a movie. My boyfriend wanted to take the shampoo because it smell so good (I'm not one for taking toiletries, just more clutter).

Modern design mixed with New England history makes this hotel quite different and extremely lovely. All modern fixtures and facilities with a rainfall shower to die for!

They even had apples in a bowl in the hallway - what a treat!

Overall, best hotel experience ever.
Loved it and would go back in a second.

Room Tip: I think any room is a good room at XV Beacon. We had an interior facing room, so no view - but no st...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about XV Beacon

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
#9 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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