Mandarin Oriental Boston
Back Bay, New England, United States of America
At a Glance
Great location on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood
Huge Spa to soothe the legs after walking around historic Boston
Right next to the Prudential Shopping Center and the boutiques on Newbury Street
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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.
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The Mandarin Oriental is ideally located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, providing the perfect base to explore the city. It blends classic New England style with a dash of the Orient that creates what must be the hottest address in town.
With just 148 rooms and suites, the Mandarin Oriental, Boston does not come across as excessively large as some city hotels tend to do. It is ideally located on Boylston Street, with direct access to the Prudential Center where you can scour the boutiques before heading to the ‘Top of the Hub’ for a drink and the best views over Boston. Newbury is a block away for those interested in a little more shopping, restaurants and bars, and you are on the doorstep of the Freedom Trail for those wanting to explore Boston’s rich history and culture. Fenway Park is only a 10-minute walk away for those wanting to see a baseball game.
The Mandarin Oriental Boston is luckily very American – you get big rooms, big furniture and big smiles. - the staff are so attentive and often even remember your name. There are quite a few different room types, all gradually getting larger with better views. They all have large marble bathrooms with separate bath tubs and showers. With designer linens and state-of-the-art technology, you know you will get a great night’s sleep.
There is one main restaurant, Barbalu, serving delicious New England dishes, and there is the Spa Café for those wanting healthy options. The M Bar and Lounge attracts Boston’s glitterati, and their wonderful cocktails are not to be missed.
The hotel takes great pride in its 16,000 square foot spa and comprehensive selection of treatments and programs.
The Lifestyle Room (37-45sqm) is located on the same floor as spa (4th), and features such details as silk window treatments and supremely comfortable daybeds. The Deluxe Room (38-45 sqm) offers a choice of views (Back Bay/Residential), these spacious, sun-filled, and thoughtfully designed guest rooms feature every modern convenience. All rooms have king-sized beds and elegant marble bathrooms. The Mandarin Rooms (50-56 Sqm) available in king or double, these spacious and elegant rooms offer views of the serene courtyard. The Mandarin Back Bay Rooms are the same but offer better views towards Back Bay. The Mandarin Corner and Executive Rooms (62 Sqm) have views of Back Bay and are larger. There is also a 2 Bedroom Perfect Pair Room for families. The Premier Suite is located on the fifth to seventh floors, the elegant Premier Suites are designed with effortless living in mind and offer unobstructed views of bustling Boylston Street. The Oriental Suite is a magnificent suite with views to match and was designed for entertaining and features a large living room and dining room, pantry, powder room and state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. The opulent one-bedroom Dynasty Suite is highlighted by rich fabrics, fine furnishings and such amazing details as an open-plan living room and dining room, a working fireplace, a full, wood-panelled study, and a marble bathroom with its own spa bathtub.
Younger fans will be greeted with a welcome amenity at time of check-in. They also provide kid's-sized microfibre robes for younger guests and fun bath toys. Additional children’s amenities available on request include:
- Cribs with baby amenities
- Kid's DVD and video library
- Children's menu for in-room dining and at the restaurants
- Sony PlayStation 3 consoles with games and Blu-Ray movie library
- Certified babysitting service (please provide 24-hour notice)
Barbalu Restaurant offers contemporary American fare in a modern environment with wonderful floor to ceiling windows overlooking the vibrant Boylston Street. M Bar & Lounge with similar views to Barbalu, provides an intimate atmosphere to enjoy a drink or two and a catch up. Spa Café serves healthy and delicious dishes using seasonal and local produce. Light meals, fresh juices, tasty smoothies and cleansing teas will leave you filling full of energy and nutrients.
The Mandarin Oriental 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 Insititue 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.
At the hotel you'll find the largest spa in Boston offering Mandarin Oriental's exceptional spa services and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There are a range of treatments and classes available to help you feel rejuvenated and to stay in shape.
The Boston CityPASS is your ticket to four Boston attractions including the Museum of Science, New Englnd Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory and a choice between the or Harvard Museum of Natural History or a Boston Harbour Sightseeing.
Cape Cod Private Day Tour
Enjoy a private driver-guided tour of the quaint and historic towns and regions that make up Cape Cod.
Fenway Park VIP Red Sox Experience
Experience an exclusive tour behind-the-scenes and viewing of the batting practice or participation experience at Fenway Park, the oldest baseball ballpark in the league and home to the Boston Red Sox.
Freedom Trail Family-Friendly Walking Tour
Discover 16 historical sites on this family-friendly walking city tour, guided by an 18th century costumed guide and lean about the American history which shaped the nation we know today.
Private Music Experience at The Symphony
Meet a musician from The Boston Symphony Orchestra for a private music workshop prior to a concert at Symphony Hall.
The Original Boston Duck Tour
Never has history been so much fun! Explore Boston's amazing history aboard the Duck, an amphibious craft that will take you through the city streets before driving into the Charles River, or opt to hop on and off the Trolley as you choose.
Location & directions
Back Bay, New England, United States of America
Situated on one of the most desirable addresses, Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Mandarin Oriental Boston is only a block away from Newbury Street, Boston's best shopping street.
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