I stayed at the Colonnade for five nights whilst at a conference. The conference was held at the Marriott Copley Place, a 2 minute walk away, but the Colonnade was not as expensive, whilst being of the same standard and offering some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the conference.
My double room on the 9th floor had a king sized bed and six very comfy pillows to disappear into, and there was a table and chairs, which was an unexpected surprise. There was a big flatscreen tv, coffee maker and plenty of floor space.The bathroom was well stocked and the shower was powerful. It was also a nice touch for a newspaper to be left outside the door on weekdays.
The staff were all very pleasant and if I'd been there in the spring/summer I would have checked out the rooftop pool. As mentioned, the Colonnade is just a hop away from the Marriot Copley Place, Copley Plaza mall, Prudential Center mall and Shaw's supermarket, and is directly opposite The Cheesecake Factory. It also has a subway stop right outside, and it's a leisurely stroll across to Boston Common. On a day of sightseeing after the conference, we walked to the Common, then followed the Freedom Trail over into central Boston and across to Bunker Hill, then hopped on the subway over to Harvard before heading back.
The only downsides would be that the main light in the room was quite dim, meaning that you had to put on the desk lamp, bedside lamps and reading lamps to get enough light in the evening. My room was also next to the lift, so I could hear people coming back late at night, as well as the lift music drifting in. I also disliked having to pay for the expensive wifi (around $15/day if I remember, but I bought a 3 day pass for $39, I think it was), which I feel should be included as it is in European hotels, but I know that most American hotels charge for this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Colonnade Hotel has provided thoughtful hospitality to Boston visitors and residents for more than 40 years. A dynamic Back Bay landmark whose opening launched the neighborhood's renaissance in the early seventies, The Colonnade is home to the city's only outdoor Roof Top Pool and the award-winning Parisian-style restaurant, Brasserie JO. The property boasts 285 sophisticated guest rooms, including nine luxury suites. Ideally located, The Colonnade is in close proximity to Newbury Street, The Shops at Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center, Northeastern and many of Boston's finest museums, galleries, and iconic sites including Symphony Hall and Fenway Park. The Colonnade Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotel's LIFESTYLE collection. Preferred Hotels represents over 650 of the world's finest luxury hotels and resorts with an extensive global collection in more than 85 countries. ... more less
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