I had high expectations for this boutique hotel because of the many rave reviews I read before booking. We usually stay at Ritz-Carlton hotels wherever we travel, but opted to try something new on our trip to Boston. The XV was good, but not exceptional .We are willing to pay for a truly awesome experience and felt like we did, but just received a good experience. Nothing was wrong, but nothing was truly great.
We did have an issue with the temperature and asked it be addressed upon our return from a day out. Our room was still sweltering upon our return and we again asked that it be taken care of. They kept asking us if we had the fireplace on. Duh! No! We couldn't even use the fireplace, although it was chilly out because the room was a sauna! The maintenance guy came, looked, and offered to open the window and bring a fan. Not what I expected for the money we paid.
The car service was nice. We took it to the Garden, but they couldn't pick us up because they had other people to pick up, they said. No one greeted us when we entered and exited, other than the door man. Our room was very cute and I liked the furnishing. Bed was nice, pillows were either too over stuffed or under stuffed, no in between. It was very central for the park and shopping and there's a great Irish pub just across the street. We ate sushi down the street also, and it was lovely. Overall, again, nothing was terrible or bad. I would have rather stayed at the Ritz-Carlton though.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Xv Beacon Boston
- Xv Beacon Hotel Boston