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XV Beacon

    XV Beacon
 in Boston
    XV Beacon
 in Boston


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  • Kindof OK

    by scwrwriteractivist on 2018-06-13 06:57 pm

    Great location for exploring Boston's historical sites but frankly overpriced and VERY DARK. The entrance lobby had a peculiar musty smell as did the elevator. The room was ok though. We went for a larger room and at over $700 a night we expect a modicum of luxury. Not so. The room was exceptionally dark. Unless you were reading from a screen forget it. We had to get more lamps in. The furniture had seen better times and the chairs in the sitting area were very uncomfortable, old and ugly. In addition, there was no door on the sink area (separate from the shower and commode) so forget privacy if that's what you want. Also, the walk in closet adjacent to the sink area was very dark and we finally realized the light wasn't working. After housekeeping fixed it things were ok but they should have noticed it. The most horrible thing was that the hotel is next door to a construction site which will be going full blast all summer. IT's not the hotel's fault but they should warn people. The first morning (Memorial day weekend) we were rudely awakened by the sound of jack hammers and beeps at 7 AM and then it continued for hours. The hotel management told us that they didn't know about the construction (Ha!) but provided us with earplugs which did help. The management people were very young and inexperienced and though they tried their best they were not up to snuff. When we asked for more lamps in the room there wasn't a great reaction. Room service as good though...the food at MOO is really great and provides this. Housekeeping is a little problematic too. All hotels do have quirks and we understand this but frankly at high prices we expected so much more. So bring ear plugs if you go this summer , ignore the weird stuff and be prepared to get a so so experience for lots of cash.

  • Sensational!!!

    by GalwayKatie on 2018-06-13 07:40 am

    Where do I start!! We booked into this fabulous hotel for a week. Firstly, fantastic location. Walking distance from lots of places. They also had a courtesy car. When booked, would take you in a 2 mile radius. Because it is a boutique hotel, it was sooo relaxing and quiet. Moo restaurant was attached to the hotel and was very expensive!! Loads of fab places on Charles street (10 minute walk) to to have breakfast. Boston common 1 minute walk away. Fab park for a walk and an ice-cream!. Great shopping near by!!!
    Got loads of recommendations from Megan of what was on in Boston.
    Huge thank you to all the staff at XV Beacon for such a memorable holiday. We hope to be back again :)

  • Good location

    by Bbpeg on 2018-06-09 03:35 am

    The hotel is set in a good location near to the Massachusetts State House, which is well worth a visit. The room we stayed in was a decent size with nice decor and it's own gas fire. The bed was nice and big, however, I would prefer a sealed duvet or quilt rather than lose sheets under and over the duvet; more hygienic. The staff were generally very nice. The one main issue was not of the the hotel's making; all night construction work nearby, very noisy.

  • Nice boutique hotel

    by grwpl on 2018-06-08 04:06 am

    Positives here are great location with easy walks to many tourist areas.

    Room we had was very good size with lots of solid furniture, perhaps a bit too much as walking around was a bit challenging at night. Plenty of power points and lights, but very low wattage so a bit dull. Big, very comfortable bed.

    Free wifi had download and upload speed of around 9mbps which is perfectly acceptable, if you need faster you can pay to upgrade.

    Bathroom a good size with everything clean and sparkling.

    Sound proofing was not great from room to room, but particularly from outside. There was building work going on when we were there which seemed to run 24 hours per day, you were certainly aware of this. I am sure it will soon be over but it was a bit disruptive.

    Bar and restaurant facilities available and multiple shops and restaurants all within a few minutes walk.

  • Great hotel

    by celticfcmad on 2018-06-07 10:20 am

    This was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at. The location was great and staff couldn't do enough for you. Every room has a fireplace, and even though it was June, we had the fireplace going at night. The Moo restaurant was great.

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