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“Romantic, relaxing, convenient”
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XV Beacon
Ranked #11 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Miami Beach, FL
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“Romantic, relaxing, convenient”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

My husband and I recently spent several days at this conveniently located hotel in Boston. It is steps from the Boston Common and Charles Street. You really get a sense of the city right outside your door. The lobby is intimate with a hip vibe. The steakhouse "Moo" is just off the lobby. We had dinner there and it was terrific. They also provide 24 hour room service to the hotel. Our suite was very large with a beautiful fireplace that we could turn on and off by a bedside switch. Beautifully decorated including a setee with comfy cashmere throw. A house car (Lexus) and driver are available to guests. We had rented a car so we didn't use this amenity. I highly recommend this hotel for couples looking for a romantic boutique-style hotel located where you can spend lots of time walking around a beautiful old upscale neighborhood or shopping area as well as strolling around Boston Common and its surrounding areas.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed at the XV at the beginning of our vacation in October of last year. The bar has now been set! The room was comfy and beautiful, bathroom deluxe, setting unbelievably convenient, helpful but not intrusive staff, room service breakfasts, and a car service to take us almost anywhere we wanted to go! Unfortunately, we compared every other place we stayed on our vacation to the XV and came away with "...well, it's not the XV".

My only comment would be it would have been nice to have access to a cup of coffee, either in the room or the lobby (hey, we're from Seattle!) - still, it was the best place that we have stayed and look forward to visiting there again soon.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012 via mobile

Happy to be so well located and in such a cozy comfortable space. Gracious, accommodating staff.

Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We've stayed here before and we were once again impressed. We were welcomed warmly and our room was so nicely appointed! We had a corner room with a fireplace. Every detail was considered-comfy robes, toiletries, delicious cookies, exquisite sheets....I could go on and on. The concierge was very helpful. We used the car service a number of times and found it to be extremely convenient. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in a warm friendly place in Boston.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I stayed at XV Beacon in early February for business. The hotel is beautiful, very clean and beautifully furnished. I turned my car over upon arriving and did not see it or need it again for three days. The hotel is centrally located for a nice walk (weather was very good for February this year), and the on-call hotel car was an incredible convenience. I visited a family member while in Boston and the driver was extremely courteous and professional and even waited to make sure I was met at my destination prior to leaving. The entire staff displayed excellent customer service skills. Would highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about XV Beacon

Property: XV Beacon
Address: 15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2902
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#9 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#11 Business Hotel in Boston
#17 Family Hotel in Boston
Price range (per night): ₹ 29,134 - ₹ 54,587
Hotel Class:5 star — XV Beacon 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
XV Beacon Hotel reigns over Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in its turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building. The modern furnishings counterbalanced by a grand staircase of marble, mahogany paneling and original caged-glass elevator reflect how past lives transform into the present. The 63-room luxury boutique hotel, recognized for peerless personal service, sophisticated interiors and luxurious custom amenities, distinguishes itself with its sense of heritage, peacefulness of home and utmost discretion. ... more   less 
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