In a former office building near the State House, XV Beacon opened in 1999, introducing contemporary boutique chic to Boston. Although there's more competition now, XV's air of discretion and exclusivity still carries considerable cachet. The sleek, spacious guest rooms are decorated in a lively mix of stripes and patterns, browns and beiges, and feature marble bathrooms and a lounge area with a grand gas fireplace (which, inexplicably, seems to emit heat whether you want it or not, battling with the air conditioning). The modern four-poster beds are a bit twee, but recent updates have introduced flatscreen TVs. The swanky restaurant, Mooo, offers steakhouse dining with a tongue-in-cheek twist. The hotel's free chauffeured car service is a boon, especially in winter, although its prime Beacon Hill location puts you just steps away from the Financial District and Back Bay.
|Venue name:||XV Beacon||Contact:|
15 Beacon Street
|Cross street:||at Park Street|
|Transport:||Red or Green line to Park Street.|
|Price:||Rates $350-$500 double.|
I can't say enough about my great stay at XV Beacon when I was last in Boston. This boutique hotel is first class. The hotel's concierge, car service, and pristine rooms make the premium price more than worth it. The staff in the hotel went way out of their way to ensure that my stay was an enjoyable one. When their private car was not available to drive me and my guest to dinner, XV Beacon provided us with a separate car service to get us where we needed to go. The perfect neighborhood with a sweeping view of the park and the state house, this will be my go-to hotel for any stay in Boston.