I'll admit, after having enjoyed this place as The Ritz and knowing what this hotel meant to Boston for my lifetime, and having read so many negative comments, I was very reluctant to stay here, notwithstanding the very good rates offered when
compared to other properties. I'm going to confirm my reluctance as unfounded! We all know the location, which no one could dispute as anything other than perfect, however walking into the lobby from Arlington St STILL feels special, this is a beautifully designed and maintained hotel. Likewise my room is very fine indeed, the bed is extremely comfortable and it exudes luxury. For the rate I'm paying it's an absolute steal. My only comment would be that it seems cool even when working the thermostat but I did NOT call to ask about this as I enjoy a cool room so I'm noting but not criticizing it. The Bar meanwhile is perfection, old school perfection. Unlike The Four Seasons which I have always loved, they have mercifully NOT installed a tv here! The waiters seem to have been here forever, heaven bless them! They know their jobs well! So naysayers begone. Taj is doing a fine job with the dear old girl.
Stayed a night in the city with a room over looking Newbury Streer to Celebrate a birthday. Great location, beautiful room, comfortable, clearn and full of old world charm with modern appeal. Service was fantastic, you get what you pay for though.
The staff at this hotel are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality.
The Taj is also ideally located - everything worth seeing and doing is so close by. I'll definitely stay at the Taj Boston again the next time I'm in town!
The Taj is perfectly located for Boston Marathon weekend. Couple blocks from both the finish corral (not the finish line, but at the end of the chute where runners exit) and the bus pickup to get to the start. Across the street from Boston
Commons, and close to all amenities.
The hotel was clean, had free bottled water in the room. A nice workout facility, with water and healthy snacks. Race morning also offered complimentary coffee and healthy snacks.
Wife willing, and qualifications pending, I would definitely return to the Taj for the next marathon.
The Boston Taj is a beautiful, upscale hotel with old world charm. It is conveniently located steps away from the Boston Common, Newbury Street and the Arlington T station. The problem: the view out of our Newbury Street room was of a demolition
site. The demo is winding down so a building will start going up. Secondly, the hotel's cafe is under construction making for a very noisey lobby. Nevertheless, I look forward to returning to the Taj after things settle down.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Long walk from hotel
Spike's for some of the best hotdogs you'll ever find.
So I will start out by saying the hotel is located in a really nice area and is very nice. That's about it. My room was on the 15th floor and there was a party going on right above me. After touring Boston, all I wanted to do was come back to my
hotel room and pass out, but I couldn't because of the music. The bass was so loud that objects were moving in the room. When I called down to complain, the front desk said there's nothing they can do about it and I just have to wait until the party was over. During my check in, I was not warned or anything about this party. I couldn't believe how unprofessional they are. I travel to Boston all the time and will never stay at this hotel.