Beacon Hill, New England, United States of America
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
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Autumn 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 colourful 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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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 neighbourhood.
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 organised 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.
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
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.
Anna Bleasdale (Staff)
Tucked away in between Boston Common, Beacon Hill and the business district, you could walk past the discreet XV Beacon and not even realise it was there. Its a little like walking into a stylish and intimate club or home, but with a friendly smile that welcomes you in. I loved the lift, with a glass door you can watch the floors whizz by en route to the rooms. With only 65 rooms in total, the intimate feel continues throughout. My room is a little dark inside and theres no view, Im looking right on to an office building, however, its spacious, modern and surprisingly cosy, also its quiet, an escape from the hubbub of the busy areas around me. Up on the 10th floor, theres a hidden terrace with views out across the city and glimpses of the harbour. Its not particularly quiet or serene (the air conditioning units are pretty noisy up here) but its a nice little spot to survey the view or have a pre dinner get together. This hotel works best for adults I feel, as facilities and common areas are limited, however, they do welcome families too and their studio rooms can connect and are spacious. So for those wanting to avoid a family orientated hotel, then this is definitely worth considering. Finally, the in house restaurant, comically titled Mooo looks like it is offering appetising fare and an enticing Sunday brunch too. Hopefully there will be time for me to sample the menu before I go
Camilla Swift (Staff)
XV Beacon has a great location in Bostons leafy Beacon Hill area with its cobblestone streets. It feels off the beaten path, yet only a few minutes from Downtown and Back Bay. North end, or Bostons Little Italy is on the doorstep, as well as Quincy Market and Boston Public Market; A great area to wander out in the evening with endless choice of fantastic restaurants. The hotel building itself is 200 years old, and still features the original elevators and wrought-iron staircase. I loved the residential feel and the homely low-lit lounge; It is chic, modern and high-tech, whilst still very much in keeping with the historic area.
Charlotte Austin (Staff)
This was my first time to Boston and I was so excited about it, I really wanted to love it. From the moment I stepped inside the XV Beacon I felt really at home, the staff were all great and extremely welcoming to my jet-lagged English self. The ten floors of hotel rooms would suggest it is larger than it feels; there are only 70 guest rooms in total. The room I stayed in didn't have a really good view, mostly just of buildings but this didn't bother me as after all, you are in the middle of a city! There are some rooms with views though if you would prefer. The best thing about this hotel is the Mooo steakhouse downstairs, this is a really buzzy place in the evenings and serves a really good breakfast as well. I would definitely recommend families and couples stay here for their first or 10th time to Boston. You can walk out to the Public Gardens, to the shops and to the waterfront. The town car will take you within a 3 mile radius as well so you can always call him after a hard day's shopping!
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.
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Location & directions
Beacon Hill, New England, United States of America
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.
How to get there
7-hour 30-minute direct flight to Boston's Logan International Airport with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. XV Beacon is approximately 20-minutes drive from the airport.
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