The gleaming glass tower of the glamorous W Hotel Boston soars high above Boston's Theatre District, offering spectacular city views from upper floors.
Joining other Boston luxury hotels, the W Boston Hotel targets high-end travelers who crave a trendy minimalist decor, a great location, and a little extra value from their hotel experience.
It's not for everybody . . . but if it fits your mindset, you'll LOVE it.
Part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts Group, the W Hotel positions itself as the "coolest place in town" - hip, stylish, and theatrical. The W brings excitement and pizazz to Boston's Theatre District.
Sleekness, not tradition or stuffiness, rule at the W Boston.
When you walk into the lobby - called "the Living Room" - you'll be struck by minimalist black leather seating, shiny granite, and mood-invoking water features and lighting.
Stacks of fashion books and techno music add to the ambiance. High-energy touches of W Hotel's signature purple appear here and there.
The minimalist decor extends to the black, white, and gray bedrooms where vibrant art adds color and whimsy. In the bathrooms, you'll find stylish granite and a nice assortment of bath amenities from the hotel's Bliss Spa.
W Hotel Boston's 235 rooms and suites and 123 residences (yes, you can also live here - we have a friend who does, and gets to enjoy the top-flight service, great views, and other amenities on a permanent basis), located on 28 floors, occupy prime Theatre District territory.
If you want a sleek, slightly trendy environment in the middle of the Theatre District, a block from the Public Garden and Boston Common, and surrounded by terrific restaurants, look no farther!
On-site at the W Hotel Boston:
Location - You're the middle of the Theatre District (and incidentally, about a 2-minute walk from Shakespeare on the Common productions during July and August). Walk over to Boston Common (1 block away) to pick up the Freedom Trail. Go ice skating on Frog Pond. Or head over to Newbury Street for the designer boutiques or to explore the art galleries. If you're visiting with your young children, head over to the Make Way for Ducklings statues for the cutest photo opps of your entire trip.
Dining - In addition to Market, you're surrounded by all the terrific Theatre District restaurants.
Clubs - Several of the city's hottest dance clubs are just steps away.
More to explore - Almost hidden, 2 blocks away on the other side of Charles Street, you can find Bay Village, a tiny mostly-residential neighborhood with stunning Federal and Art Deco architecture, and a few wonderful restaurants.
The W Hotel Boston isn't for everyone. It deliberately positions itself as non-traditional, and aims to attract visitors who will find it fun. If you love it, you'll want to return again and again.
But if you're not sure that W Hotel's minimalist decor and "hipness" is for you, check out other more traditional choices nearby - the Revere or the Four Seasons. The Marriott Courtyard Tremont down the street offers almost the same location with budget-friendly rates.