Eliot Hotel Boston

Eliot Hotel in Boston's Back Bay

Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Former Mansion

Located in a gorgeous mansion, the Eliot Hotel offers non-stop luxury on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue in the fashionable Back Bay neighborhood. 

A mostly-suites format gives you plenty of room to move around, and impeccable services puts the best of Boston at your fingertips.

The uniformed doormen, the stunningly gorgeous formal marble and gold antique-filled lobby, and of course the suites themselves exude elegance. 

Travel + Leisure readers have chosen the Eliot Hotel Boston as the Number 1 Small City Hotel (under 100 rooms) in the Continental U.S. and Canada, and one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World.  The Eliot has been owned by two generations of the same family since 1939.   


Views from all rooms take in iconic Boston sites.  The most famous is Room 704, with a corner location giving you views of the Massachusetts State House's golden dome in one direction and Boston's famous Citgo sign in another.

Eliot guests tend to be intensely loyal, feeling that they've discovered a hidden gem among Boston's luxury boutique hotels.  And they have.  Many swear they'll never stay anywhere else in the city.

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Top photo:  Doorman at the front entry of the Eliot Hotel

What to Expect at Eliot Hotel Boston

Suite in the Eliot Hotel
Suite in the Eliot Hotel

The rich decor of the hotel's elegant 16 rooms and 79 suites have an understated European flair . . . taupe and cream or black and white linen toiles, brown and cream silks, gray velvets and leather, touches of azure blue and golden gilded frames.

The luxury Boston Back Bay hotel suites feature French doors between rooms.

Marble bathrooms and flat screen TVs add to the comfort in this favorite among Boston luxury hotels. 

Guestroom in the Eliot Hotel
Guestroom in the Eliot Hotel

For dining and noshing, the Eliot Hotel boasts award-winning chef-partners Ken Oringer's and Tony Messina's nationally-renowned Uni Restaurant, a contemporary Japanese-style izakaya serving globally-inspired small plates plus innovative sashimi, nigiri, and makimono.   

Although the Eliot doesn't have a fitness room, they do provide you with complementary usage of a nearby fitness club. 

You'll love the Eliot Hotel's impeccable service.  Everyone who works in this Boston boutique hotel makes sure you feel at home. 

And Boston visitors who have stayed at least once at the Eliot Hotel Boston think of it as their home away from home.

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Top Attractions near the Eliot Hotel

Commonwealth Avenue Mall across from Eliot Hotel
Commonwealth Avenue Mall across from Eliot Hotel

Step out the hotel's front door, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, designed to emulate the Champs Elysée in Paris, stretches out in front of you.  Some of the city's most magnificent Victorian mansions line both sides of the mall.

If you're interested in architecture, you'll be charmed by variety of styles you'll see - Italian Renaissance Revival, Classical Revival, Queen Anne, Richardson, and more. 

Check out the fashion boutiques and art galleries along nearby Newbury Street.  The Esplanade, a park bordering the Charles River, is just a few blocks to the north.  The Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Copley Square are close. 

And if you're a Red Sox fan, you'll find that Fenway Park is within easy walking distance.

If you want to take the subway to other parts of the city, the Haynes station is near the hotel.

As an extra bonus, you can sometimes find better rates at the Eliot than at other Boston luxury hotels.  Be sure to check out the special packages, because by paying just a little more, you may be able to get complimentary tickets to the Red Sox or Museum of Fine Arts tickets, complimentary valet parking, or complimentary meals at Clio.

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Eliot Hotel Parking

Although the Eliot Hotel does not have its own parking garage, valet service is fast and efficient. 

If you don't need in/out privileges, you may be able to find cheaper rates at a nearby garage where you can leave your car.  Drop off your bags at the hotel (give them a call if you need help with your bags) and then head to the garage.

The cheapest parking for weekends and nights is at Boston Common Garage (10-12 minute walk, unless you linger as you walk through the Public Garden, which is easy to do).  Validated parking, which gives you a small discount, may be available at the 100 Clarendon Street Garage (5-6 minute walk).  Closest but most expensive is at the Prudential Garage (use the Exeter Street entrance and park as close to it as possible for a 4-5 minute walk).

A better (and cheaper) option is to not bring your car at all, if possible.

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