Imagine the perfect Boston location for a hotel, close to all the top visitor attractions: Boston Common, famous historic sites on the Freedom Trail, wonderful restaurants, Faneuil Marketplace shops, recreation along the waterfront.
That's where you'll find Fifteen Beacon offering a top luxury experience in Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.
In fact, both Travel and Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler readers rank Fifteen Beacon Hotel one of the best hotels in the U.S. and the world . . . year after year.
Condé Nast Traveler readers recently ranked the individually-owned XV Beacon as THE best hotel in the United States out of 7,700 nominated properties - including much better known luxury global brands such as Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental.
If your idea of a perfect vacation or a successful business trip includes staying in a top-rated luxury boutique hotel in a location close to Boston's top attractions and restaurants, then the XV Beacon Hotel may become your home away from home, the place you'll return to again and again.
But location is just the beginning of why you'll love this hotel.
Top photo: XV Beacon Hotel in Beacon Hill, (c) Boston Discovery Guide
What to Expect at Fifteen Beacon
As at any top 5-star hotel, impeccable personal service distinguishes Fifteen Beacon, but it goes several steps beyond what other hotels offer.
Need to go somewhere nearby? The hotel's complimentary in-town Lexus car service and chauffeurs will take you.
Contact the concierge before arriving to discuss your needs - airport transport, tickets, private tours of the city, exercise equipment in your room - and they'll be met.
Fifteen Beacon occupies a stately 1903 Beaux Arts building, complete with a magnificent marble staircase and a very cool see-through elevator.
You'll be greeted with fresh fruit on all of XV Beacon's 10 floors, specially baked pastries made by the in-house pastry chef when you arrive (plus special biscuits for pooch), windows that open, Frette linens and cashmere throws, free WiFi, and other luxurious comforts.
A top attraction is the modern gas fireplace in each of XV Beacon Hotel's rooms and suites. You'll also find large smart flat screen televisions, rainforest shower heads, heated towel racks, and bathrobes and slippers. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness room outfitted with high end equipment.
The 63 rooms and suites are individually decorated, with no two quite alike. They feature a stylish mix of luxurious but comfortable modern and antique furnishings, along with commissioned artwork and fresh flowers. There are seven different types - including the splurge-worthy Bromfield and Gilbert Stuart 1- and 2-bedroom suites with dining tables that can seat 12.
What's Behind the XV Beacon's Success?
Wonder why XV Beacon offers the perfect combination of superb service and luxurious comfort?
Owner Paul Roiff, a local real estate developer with no prior hotel experience, created Fifteen Beacon based on his vision of an ideal luxury hotel, along with a somewhat more casual "sister" hotel, Inn at St. Botolph.
Attractions near XV Beacon
XV Beacon's location in Historic Downtown Boston just a block and a half from the Common means you're a short walk from practically everywhere you'd want to go.
Beacon Hill, ice skating on Frog Pond in Boston Common, the Swan Boats on the lagoon in the Public Garden, Back Bay, the Theatre District, the North End . . . they're all close to the hotel.
If you're interested in history, explore the Freedom Trail to see Boston's most historic sites. You can explore Colonial graveyards, interesting museums, and even some 200+ year old taverns.
Near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, you'll see colorful Haymarket on Fridays and Saturday, and the haunting New England Holocaust Memorial. You can walk down to the Waterfront . . . or even up to TD Garden to catch a Celtics or Bruins game.
Fifteen Beacon Hotel Parking
Although no onsite parking is available, the hotel offers valet parking (currently $56/night but check before you go as fees may change) with unlimited in/out privileges.
A thriftier option, if you don't need in/out service, is to drop off your bags at the hotel (give them a call if you need help with your bags) and then head to a garage.
The least-expensive nearby parking for weekends and nights is at Boston Common Garage (a 4-5 minute walk). Center Plaza Parking Garage (32 Tremont Street) offers even cheaper rates on week nights (in after 4pm, out before 6am) and weekend (Saturday or Sunday, 6am-6am) parking, but is a bit further away.
You can save the most by not bringing your car at all, if possible.
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