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XV Beacon


    XV Beacon
 in Boston
    XV Beacon
 in Boston

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  • Clean and good location

    by Stevie V on 2017-10-15 12:03 am

    This is the second time I have stayed in XV Beacon
    It's a boutique hotel in a great location at the top end of Boston Common
    The rooms are very clean and are a good size
    Both times I've had to ask reception for an iron and ironing board, which they delivered within ten minutes
    The beds are very comfy and the shower was fantastic
    Service is good
    I didn't take breakfast in the adjoining restaurant so can't comment on this
    I'd stay in this hotel again although it's not my favourite in Boston

  • What a difference a year makes!

    by dpdas on 2017-10-11 12:10 am

    My wife and I visited Boston in September, 2016 and stayed for the 1st time at XV Beacon.

    We returned last month - almost exactly a year later to the day.

    What a difference a year made.

    A year ago, we loved it. Last month, not so much.

    The one significant difference was the room. Last year, we were upgraded to a "Contemporary Classic" through an AMEX promotion. This year, we were given a "Classic".

    The problem is simple. Two people don't fit in a "Classic" and I believe the hotel, since it is a luxury property, should warn couples that it will be a tight squeeze.

    I booked the room by telephone, the reason why was a long story in and of itself, and therefore, picking the room wasn't my even my doing.

    All in all, a great hotel, great location, great staff but a tiny, tiny room added up to a really mediocre experience.

  • Great location; Simply overpriced

    by ian w on 2017-10-10 11:49 am

    What can I say about XV Beacon? The lobby was beautiful, albeit small and dark. Staff greeted us accordingly, and the champagne, chocolate strawberries, and rose petals I requested for arrival was A+

    The room was luxurious, dated, and very cramped. Easily the smallest hotel room I have stayed in. Upon closer inspection, choice of decor seemed odd for such a small room. The four poster bed, and lounge chair blocking the wet bar only added to the cramped feeling. The fireplace was awesome.

    The view was bad, as expected. The thing that made it worse, though, was the proximity to the office building next door. It's fully staffed, and people are sitting right up against the windows. Needless to say, the curtains were drawn the entire time.

    The bathroom was very nice, although the shower leaked under the door and onto the floor.

    The car service was unavailable, so I can't comment on it. The rooftop terrace was a great place for pictures, I can imagine it would be packed with people when the weather is nice.

    We did not eat at Moo, but we ordered room service once and it was very good.

    All in all, the hotel is great for the location and cozy feel, but I can't see how the prices here are justifiable. The rooms are just too small, and the amenities dated.

    For the same price, you could have a large King Suite at most hotels.

  • Excellent location

    by janenevill on 2017-10-09 03:00 pm

    I'll start with the good. The location of the hotel is fantastic for sight seeing. The staff and restaurant food etc are fantastic. The room was good which had a long hallway so nice to be away from the main walkway for the other rooms. Bath room very good and amazing shower.

    The not so good - We could not work the air con even on quiet mode it was too strong so we ended up switching it off. Because of this we untucked the duvet in case we got hot which did expose a heavily stained duvet :( There is no kettle in the room.

    The bad and this is the reason for only a very good. We stayed in 601 which is the back of the building. The view is straight into offices so not good and as a result curtains need to be pulled the whole time which makes the room very dark. But the bin emptying at 4.30 am is a nightmare even though we were on the 6th floor it sounded like it was right outside our room and this is every night!!!!! Luckily we only stayed 2 nights and were still in uk time so were awake already. I understand that the hotel have been negotiating with the refuse collection people but it appears the bin collections will continue which is a shame as this is a lovely hotel.

  • Classic Boutique hotel; Amazing service

    by Larry S on 2017-10-02 12:34 am

    Small boutique hotel on Beacon Hill. Walk to public gardens and Faneuil Hall. In the heart of Boston. Room was terrific. One of the best hotel showers I've ever seen - a veritable deluge of hot water. The bed and linens were heavenly. However the best part of the experience was the service. Everyone on the staff knew our names and went out if the way to be helpful. Anything we needed was seen to immediately. There was a problem with the A/C one of the mornings we were there. I called the front desk and was informed that they were already working on it. He also promised to call back in 30 minutes and give us an update on the status of the repair - and he actually did! The A/C was back on in less than an hour and it was no big deal but the way they responded was much appreciated - and they bought us a wonderful breakfast at their restaurant which is great in its own right. An amazing experience.


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