$375 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Fifteen Beacon

5 stars
View map of 15 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
15 reviews
If cost does not matter

I spent fantastic time. Room, food, facilities wow. Only costly See full review

  • DeeQue
  • Nov 18, 2014
Nice boutique hotel in good location

XV Beacon has a good location in downtown Boston and we were able to walk down Newbury Street as... See full review

  • Love2Travel109
  • Mar 10, 2014

Housed in a 1903 landmark building on the crest of Beacon Hill, XV Beacon's central location puts guests within walking distance of many of Boston's main attractions such as the gold-domed State House. XV Beacon has the intimate feel of a private residence, with works of art gracing the walls and an earthy yet sleek décor throughout. Rooms are individually designed, combining modern facilities with traditional touches like gas fireplaces. On-site restaurant Mooo whets the appetite with a culinary twist on the traditional steakhouse.

Highlights
  • Sophisticated on-site restaurant, lounge, bar and private dining room
  • Individually designed rooms with working fireplaces
  • Central location
Rooms

The 62 comfortably furnished guest rooms are individually decorated in muted earthy tones with elegant soft furnishings for a calm, contemporary feel. Each room boasts a working gas fireplace and in-room comforts such as daily newspaper and bathrobes are also provided. Rooms also feature a wealth of modern conveniences such as wireless Internet access, surround-sound stereos and 42-inch flat screen TVs.

Features

Mooo is Fifteen Beacon's sophisticated on-site drinks and dining experience. The lounge and bar area offers a great selection of fine cocktails, wine and beer, while the 66-seat restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner serving a modern twist on traditional steakhouse dishes in a swanky yet relaxed atmosphere. The Wine Cellar on the lower level is a private dining room with a vaulted ceiling, stone floors and an extensive selection of fine and rare wine – ideal for intimate parties or special events.

The hotel's complimentary in-house exercise room is equipped with free-weights, stationary bikes and treadmills, while those that prefer the great outdoors can take advantage of walking and jogging trails nearby.

Fifteen Beacon has a 'green policy' that supports the environment by conserving water and energy, recycling glass and using non-aerosol cleaning supplies and eco-friendly products wherever possible.

Transportation
  • Boston Logan International Airport (5 mi/8 km)
  • South Station train station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
Nearby Attractions
  • Boston State House (1 block)
  • Boston Commons (1 block)
  • Faneuil Hall (1block)
Business
  • Three private Parlor Rooms for up to 10 people with private bathrooms, wireless high-speed Internet access and 42” LCD TVs.
  • Banqueting and conference facilities for up to 75 people in the Wine Cellar

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Fifteen Beacon Rooms

Accommodations
60 rooms, each with three multi-line phones, data port, voicemail, fax, working gas fireplace, newspaper, CD player, safe, mini-bar and robes. Every room is individually designed so that no two rooms are alike.
Room Amenities
Description not provided

Amenities

  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper

Nearby points of interest

  • African Meeting House: 0.2 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.3 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.3 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.6 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.9 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.2 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.3 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.3 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.6 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.9 mi
  • Trinity Church: 0.9 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.2 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 1.2 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1.3 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1.3 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1.6 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 1.7 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 1.7 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.1 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 2.9 mi
  • Castle Island: 3 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.2 mi

Dining

Dining
MOOO...Chef/Owner Jamie Mammano uses his culinary expertise to create classic, yet modern steakhouse dishes. Mooo's dining room features 66 seats with an additional 34 seats in the lounge and bar area. The warm modern decor provides a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Fifteen Beacon

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DeeQue
Business
Saudi Arabia
Nov 18, 2014

If cost does not matter

I spent fantastic time. Room, food, facilities wow. Only costly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
slothborn
Business
Alexandria, VA
Apr 15, 2014

Underwhelming for the price

XV Beacon would have been a decent hotel if it were 3 stars and priced accordingly, but I was disappointed greatly for a five star hotel priced at $350 a night. The room is very tiny. They don't even have room for things without putting a chair directly in front of the mini-fridge, etc. Additionally, the faucets were quite unusable at times. After running cold water (no hot water used) you would go to use the cold faucet and scaling water would come out. I burned my hand at least twice. You would need to run the water for *minutes* to get the water to be cold again. Trying to get the right temperature was impossible to say the least. I'd say this hotel was about a 3 star experience, but I'm rating it 2 stars for being so underwhelming at this five star rating and at this price. The positive was the staff is quite pleasant and helpful. But the building is just too tiny and dysfunctional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Love2Travel109
Business
North Carolina
Mar 10, 2014

Nice boutique hotel in good location

XV Beacon has a good location in downtown Boston and we were able to walk down Newbury Street as well as to the North End and the TD Garden Center. The hotel also has a complimentary car. They are currently undergoing a renovation on the exterior of the building but it didn't bother us at all. I do think the hotel price point is a bit high for what you get. Still enjoyed our experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Niko Boston
Business
Boston, MA
Feb 16, 2014

Great spot for a night in town

Room service from moo - top notch Great rooms Great Staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ACMarino
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 26, 2013

Great Birthday!!

My wife and I stayed at XV Beacon for my birthday. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location can't be beat. We utilized the hotel car service every night for dinner and the drivers couldn't be nicer. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try the Atlantic Fish Company. Good stuff.

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
coupleofus
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Jan 17, 2012

Luxory on Beacon Hill

The room was beautiful. The service was extremely attentive and always went out of their way to help. Location was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CarlK
Business
NY NY
Dec 28, 2009

Great Boutique Hotel

Great staff - everyone was extremely helpful. If you like smaller boutique hotels with more personalized service and great rooms - you will love this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
grizzlee12
Business
Dallas, TX
Sep 28, 2009

XV Beacon Shines

Outstanding service by all personnel from desk to housekeeping. [...] were exceptional on the concierge desk, will ideas and handling our changes (of which there were many). One issue occurred where a broken valve necessitated a room change, and all was handled smoothly and wonderfully. Located within walking distance of nearly all historic sites from The Old North Church to Fanueil Hall. Even have cars and drivers at the hotel to take you on quick local trips to dinner when your attire may not be best for walking. Hotel restaurant, Mooo..., is outstanding; order Eggs Benedict for breakfast, even with roomservice the eggs are poached perfectly. Ordered some of their bed pillows from their supplier when I returned home as they are impressive as well. Book your stay here, you are sure to return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

For a fantastic Italian meal, eat at Restauant Saraceno. Best Chicken Marsala ever tasted!!

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ilikenicehotels
Business
san francisco
Sep 13, 2009

not the luxury hotel it claims to be

the hotel lacked a lot for a boutique luxury hotel. no computers available, maid service was lacking. bar service was horrific. bathroom without hot water. leaking showers. the rooms did look nice. that was about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fifteen Beacon

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loved Boston.
Business
Long Island, New York
Aug 31, 2009

Excellent Service, Clean Hotel

Everything was great - beautiful room, super-friendly staff, and excellent lcoation. The only problems we experienced were that our fireplace did not work when we first arrived and the remote for the television was not working properly. Both issues were taken care of immediately (within a couple of minutes after calling the front desk).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Newbury street has excellent high-end shopping and dining. Just a short walk through the park to get there.

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