Stayed at the XV Beacon in August 07 for business. Found the location to be lovely & the car service to the office each morning was a very nice touch. (Rode the T back in the evenings, kind of fun!)
I stayed on the 10th floor. The room was modern, with nice touches, but cramped and very very dark. The lighting was permanently set at "mood." (hint, the light "buttons" actually have teeny tiny dimmer switches on the sides). Also the shower was freezing for the first two days! Apparently they were having some plumbing problems, but yikes! Invigorating to say the least. The "rain" shower heads were great (they put out a ton of water!) and the shampoos/lotions were top notch.
Someone else mentioned that the TV was in an awkward place... now it's not a huge deal, but it is a little weird that the TV is blocked by the bedposts from every angle. Also, I found that the volume on the TV was bizarre... setting "2" was barely audible and setting "3" was too loud. Just strange.
Room service is extra-pricey, but not an issue if work is paying! I don't like the name of the restaurant (why must I be reminded of the last words of the animal that I'm about to eat?) but it was pretty yummy and FAST.
Overall, it was a lovely experience, not perfect, but great for a business traveler.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Xv Beacon Boston
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