Taj Boston Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Taj Boston Hotel
First Ritz Carlton, Old World Charmfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotelfrom hollis49
the Downtown crossing/Theatre area. We also walked back from North End via the Aquarium/Long Wharf, must have taken about half an hour tops. Perfect location for our 4
day stay, If you can get a decent rate then I would highly recommend staying here.
Club Floor: Champagne,Chocolates and Canapes ( but no Caviar)from A TripAdvisor Member
We took full advantage of the FIVE daily food and beverage presentations at the smallish but posh Club...Champagne anytime ( $15 a glass for the same Ritz non-vintage stuff downstairs in The Bar) but free in The Club...as are the cocktails and high tea (my wife loved the pastries and finger sandwiches)...we had fresh brewed french press coffee at high tea (as we don't care for tea) along with more Champagne, thank you very much...good continental breakfast in am...light lunch...evening canapes....whew!....well worth the extra $, if there are two of you to enjoy the goodies ( unlike the feelings of the previous poster, who might have been alone, by the inference of his letter)...at The Club, we were pampered by Kelly, a delightful server who is also a college student. She was terrific...and the fact that you never see a bill at the Club is actually un-nerving at first...just be sure to show your gratitude with a nice tip at the conclusion of your stay...we weren't sure about that until we saw someone else tipping after a couple of days...next time we are going to The Ritz on Central Park...all of the above stuff PLUS caviar!!...I know I sound like a gluttonous little kid...but it IS elegant, AND expensive...so why not enjoy?
Spare me The Club Floorfrom Dog top
Not up to Ritz Standardsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very Nice!from A TripAdvisor Member
Save your money. You can do betterfrom NevadaViper
Its best attribute is that it is located on the corner of Newbury and Arlington, facing the Boston Commons. It is poised optimally for a walking tour of Newbury Street and its shops.
It is all downhill from there.
The entryway is cramped and very congested, and lies on a busy (Arlington) street, often requiring you to stop your vehicle double-parked in traffic to enter the hotel, or enter a taxicab. Even the doors themselves are small.
The restaurant is extremely pricey (not unlike most Ritz' restaurants) and the food is terrible.T
The staff is friendly, but clearly, overwhelmed by the volume of guests. The concierge never answered the phone. I was redirected to voicemail each of the many times I tried to call. At the concierge stationb there was always a line for the lone concierege. They are sorely understaffed given the number of guests.
The hotel rooms are small and the bathrooms are even moreso. I counted only three outlets in the hotel room. All were most inconveniently located. The carpets were dirty and the rooms dark.
Clearly as the oldest R.C. hotel, it has some nostalgic appeal, but is clearly in serious need of renovation and modernization. I left the Ritz Carlton after only one night and moved to the Westin Copley, and enjoyed a modern luxiurious hotel, with a high-rise and exquisite 33rd floor panopamic view of the city and harbor, with much more convenience and a higher level of service.
Westin had numerous front desk personel and concierge staff. They answered phone calls on the first ring.
When I left the Ritz Carlton Boston , I voiced my opinion to the ho-hum front desk staff person who seemed unphased - as if they had heard the same sentiments ad nauseum. No apologies were offered. I was not directed to a manager.
The Ritz Carlton as a whole is living on its name and reputation alone. They should be ashamed of the level of service and facilities for the price charged.
I would suggest the Four Seasons Boston if you are looking for the true luxury experience in Boston.
Outstanding location, but expected a bit morefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is, however, the oldest Ritz hotel in the chain. This fact is evident in the rooms. The carpet in my room was a bit worn, and the walls looked a bit dinged-up. The doors are old and can only closed by slamming them. Expect to hear lots of noise early in the morning. The common areas are quite nice and are about what you would expect of a hotel of this caliber.
The hotel and food there is expensive. The hotel is not the best value in the city. But this chain is not know for its value.
Enoyed our stay at the Ritzfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The service was a little off from other Ritz hotels I've stayed in before, but still good (not great). For example, we arrived early and our room wasn't ready (not a problem), they took our bags and our cell number and said they would call when it was ready. 3-4 hours later we hadn't heard from them so we went back to the hotel and waited in the check-in line (again). We learned that the room was ready, but no one had bothered to call nor did they have our bags sent up (so we had to wait on those as well). In spite of this the staff was very friendly
I would stay there again and recommend it to others.
Nice Location but Pricy and over ratedfrom HIWALSH
Top Local Tips for Boston
ICA Museum is free on thursday nites and on the last saturday of the month
Dining in the South End Don't eat on Newbury street if you are in this area. The best restaurants are in Boston's South End. Try Mistral or Icarus.
Plan your trip Boston is a great city for a week-end but after you've done historical landmarks etc. and you'd like to go back, check the listings in Boston Magazine and a calander of events on goBoston.com or some other web site and plan ahead. Boston isn't New York - which is part of it's charm - but it's also limited in the number of things to do - so look for special events like the wine festival, and if you want theater or music, book early.
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- Address: 15 Arlington Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02117 - United States
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