Last weekend, my husband and I were treated to a weekend away at the Taj Boston Hotel, located right on the Boston Public Garden, at the corner of Newbury Street. We’ve hardly ever stayed in the city (other than the time we lived there), and we really needed to the getaway, to recharge. My mother-in-law graciously took our children for the night, so we had absolutely no worries.
Taj Boston Hotel Review
We valeted our car at the Taj Boston Hotel – an easy process, but one that costs $42 per night, which is just a bit above average for Boston. Service at the hotel is fabulous – after check-in, the front-desk clerk kindly walked us to the nearby elevator bank. Numerous bellmen offered assistance, but since we only had one small bag, we respectfully declined.
Our room was comfortable and a nice size – but the real stand-out item was the park view – pictured here. Actually, the photo doesn’t do it justice – I could have stared out the window all day watching the park and the swan boats. But, with gorgeous weather – and hungry appetites, we headed out for a late lunch.
I’ve been on Newbury Street hundreds of time, but never as a hotel guest. There’s something special about a leisure walk down the street, grabbing a bite, without any regard for time.
After lunch, we had the chance to spend more time in the hotel. I couldn’t believe that they actually have a pillow menu, and a bath menu. You can request a specific bath (for an additional fee) and a bath attendant will come draw your bath. I was intrigued by the pillow menu, but the pillows on the bed were comfortable, so I didn’t request anything specific.
The Taj Boston Hotel also offered my husband and I brunch for two at the champagne brunch. As much as I loved the hotel stay – the champagne brunch was even better! The food was absolutely fabulous, and the selection was downright luxurious. Service, as expected, was impeccable.
There were no negatives to our experience. Everything at the Taj Hotel Boston is high-quality and upscale.
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Disclosure: The Taj Boston Hotel gave us a complimentary night stay and a complimentary champagne brunch for two.