If you squint, you might think you’re staying in a top European hotel. Housed in two historic, 19th-century townhouses on the cobblestoned Charles Street, Beacon Hill Hotel is all about Old World amenities. The airy rooms, with their writing desks and neutral color schemes, recall a Parisian pied a terre; shuttered windows face out towards Beacon Hill and can actually be opened. The second-floor common area invites conviviality among guests, as does the private rooftop terrace (where you might just spot the likes of Cameron Diaz). Visitors are also lucky enough to enjoy a full breakfast at the French fusion Beacon Hill Bistro downstairs; they’d be remiss not to return for a top-shelf dinner or late-night drink beside the fireplace. Once you dare leave the hotel’s comforts, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of Beacon Hill’s revived shopping scene, with the picturesque Charles River just a hop and a skip away.
|Venue name:||Beacon Hill Hotel||Contact:|
25 Charles Street
|Cross street:||at Branch Street|
|Transport:||Green line to Arlington or Red line to Charles/MGH|
|Price:||Rates (incl breakfast) $285-$305 double|