Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, USA
The Back Bay

Action Bar

18
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
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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: Quiet

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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

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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  • Deluxe Interior View Room - King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe City View Room - King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe City View - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Interior View Room- 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • ADA Compliant Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Premier Commonwealth View 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 3476 ft²/323 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Premier Park View Room - King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 409 ft²/38 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premier Commonweath Room - King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 409 ft²/38 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Scenic Park View 2 Double Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 410 ft²/38 m².
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    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Scenic Park View King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 410 ft²/38 m².
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    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Junior Suite With Fireplace King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 540 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Park View Suite- 1 Queen Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 580 ft²/53 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 600 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Luxury Park View Suite

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Interior View 1 Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 800 ft²/74 m².
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    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iron
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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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

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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