Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The Back Bay

Action Bar

18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
94
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Really terrific room service food!

What the hotel could do better:

Reception was a little dry.

Nancy

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

For the quintessential grand-hotel experience, an obsessive homage to the French Riviera of the Thirties, there’s no competition — it’s got to be the Taj Boston, at Newbury and Arlington, just across from the Public Gardens.

It’s got a history that long predates the Taj name, with a dining room dating back to the hotel’s opening in 1927, a bar that dates to the end of Prohibition, and a particularly long-standing service staff, many of whom have decades of experience.

And the guest rooms are opulent in that familiar style, stuffed with rich fabrics and French-style antiques, with plush overstuffed beds beneath down duvets, classic marble bathrooms, and a few ultra-modern additions — DVD players and flat-screen televisions among them. Views are of Newbury Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and in the better rooms, the Public Garden. Most suites feature wood-burning fireplaces, as well as the complimentary services of a Fireplace Butler — local laws prohibit guests getting involved with the fireplaces, and it’s just as well, since the butlers are wizards with the poker and tongs.

Best of all may be the extraordinarily high standard of service. In this environment of past-meets-present, you’re not expected to fend for yourself against the elements and the gadgetry. The Taj Boston offers every kind of assistance, from a Technology Butler for the electronics-impaired to a Bath Butler to those in need of some extra pampering to the aforementioned Fireplace Butler — at the first sign of trouble we’d recommend seeing yourself to the French Room for tea and letting the various butlers sort it out amongst themselves.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 273 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Children Policy: Children up to 12 years stay free in parents room when using existing beds in room. Children aged 13 years and older are fully charged. Pets Policy: Pets are allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Children Policy: Children up to 12 years stay free in parents room when using existing beds in room. Children aged 13 years and older are fully charged. Pets Policy: Pets are allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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