XV Beacon blends old world Boston charm and elegance with sumptuous modernity creating a fantastically located boutique hotel in the heart of Boston's elegant Beacon Hill neighborhood.
At a Glance
Boston's best luxury boutique hotel
A great mix of Art Deco design and modern twists
Perfect location to explore Boston on foot
Complimentary town Lexus car service
Great rooftop terrace overlooking the city
Beacon Street is one way, so ensure you don't try to access it from Charles Street.Daniel Smith
Take your favorite bottle of wine up to the roofdeck to enjoy whilst overlooking the cityCharlotte Smith
To start planning your vacation to XV Beacon
Built in the turn of the century, XV Beacon retains its beaux arts feel, complete with original cage elevators that you might expect Bertie Wooster to pop out of as you enter. With traditional gas fires in the rooms, and art deco furniture – XV Beacon pronounces sophistication and elegance. Yet what it does so well is that it blends this with techy touches such as ipod alarm clocks, 42 inch flat screen TVs in the rooms and rain-forest showers. It truly does offer the best of both worlds, much as the city of Boston as a whole is all about.
It is perfectly located on Beacon Hill and within walking distance of all the major sights of Boston. The hotel also offers a complimentary driver service around town, but it is important to get this booked up as it is organized on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Its 63 rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. As you move from the Classic rooms to the Studios you will get more space, a living area and better views out to Beacon Road. The Suites has larger living areas, and the Gilbert Stuart Room has 2 bedrooms. If you want to have a separate bathtub and shower, then opt for the Contemporary Classic Rooms and above. Our pick, however are the larger Beacon Hill or Boston Hill Studios which makes most of the superb views over Boston.
The Mooo Steakhouse is the main restaurant providing a range of New England cuisine. Try the Lobster Bisque if you get a chance. With its cream and brown tones, wooden tables and exposed brickwork, it really does create a superb atmosphere for a perfect evening. Head up to the delightful rooftop terrace for the views.
In short, XV Beacon is a stunning luxury boutique hotel for those who might not be fans of the larger international hotels that might have a lot more facilities, but lack that certain sparkle and inner warmth that boutique hotels produce in droves.
Rooms at XV Beacon start with the Classic (300sqf), the Executive Classic (325 sqf), Contemporary Classic (395sqf) has a separate bathtub and shower, Beacon Hill Studios (475sqf) has a living area and better views, The Bromfield Suite (900sqf) has a dining table and The Gilbert Stuart Suite (1370sqf) has two bedrooms and a living room. Room amenities include:
- Gas fireplace in every room
- Cashmere throws
- Custom 400 thread count Frette linen
- Four poster and canopy bed in many rooms
- Three telephones including cordless phone and 2 line speaker phone
- Private bar with premium spirits and (half-bottle) wines (including Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire, Opus One, Château Lafite Rothschild, Krug Champagne)
- Complimentary wireless Internet access
- 42-inch flat screen television
- iHome alarm clock radio
- Surround sound stereo system with five disc CD player and CD library
- Pet friendly accommodations
- Italian marble bathroom, including heated towel rack and rainforest shower head
- Flat-screen television in bathroom
- Fresh flowers
- Commissioned artwork
- Individually controlled thermostat
- In-room privacy safe with charger
- XVB signature umbrella
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at XV Beacon. Extra beds can be added to rooms, there are highchairs available in the restaurant and there is a babysitting service available upon request to help accommodate children at the hotel.
For an exceptional dining experience, Mooo offers attentive service, swanky and sophisticated décor and a contemporary take on the classic steakhouse menu. Mooo is the perfect choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, as well as lighter bar fare. Hotel guests of Fifteen Beacon may prefer in-room dining — available 24 hours a day — as well as the opportunity to select from the complete Mooo restaurant menu.
XV Beacon is ideally located to explore the historic yet cosmopolitan city that is Boston. Whether you're a shopaholic, sightseer, foodie or adventurer, Boston has something to offer you. Newbury Street is home to city's most fashionable boutiques. The Freedom Trail takes you through 16 historic landmarks. The new Institute of Contemporary Art, overlooking the picturesque harbor, is a remarkable building and has permanent collections for you to admire. The Museum of Fine Arts is also definitely worth a visit, as is the Pubic Library.
Services at XV Beacon include:
- Valet parking
- Complimentary in-town Lexus courtesy service
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- iPad rentals
- Puravair air purifiers for hypo-allergenic rooms
- Nespresso machine upon request
- 24-hour valet laundry
- Daily ice delivery
- Complimentary overnight shoe shine
- Evening turn-down service
- Complimentary newspaper delivery
- 24-hour concierge/bell service
- Dog sitting and walking can be arranged through the Concierge
Location & Directions
Fifteen Beacon is situated at 15 Beacon Street in Boston - in the heart of Beacon Hill with its beautiful brownstone houses and squares. The Freedom trail and Boston Common are also on the doorstep.
When to go
Fall is Boston's most glorious season, though spring and summer are pleasant as well. These times bring in healthy-sized crowds due to favourable weather and special events. Weather usually remains warm throughout September, while cooler temperatures in October bring out the colorful foliage. Winter lasts too long for most people's tastes, stretching from December to April. During this period, visitors can expect temperatures below freezing and plenty of snow.