Taj Boston

5 stars
View map of 15 Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, Boston, MA 02116

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
68 reviews
weekend trip

We only stayed one night, but that night was great! We booked a suite with a fireplace, but I... See full review

  • chitown travelin man
  • Feb 3, 2015
Great Hotel, should be in top 200 of world

From front desk to bar, to restaurant, extremely NATURALLY friendly service. Immediate help when... See full review

  • oscarhep
  • Nov 10, 2014
  • Boston Public Garden (adjacent)
  • Chinatown (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Freedom Trail (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Harvard University (3 mi/4.8 km)
General

The 2002 multimillion-dollar renovation returned the Taj to its former glory, but amenities still add modern touches. Bath, technology and fireplace butlers on staff provide guests with personal attention, accommodating many needs. A grand lobby greets guests with a rich collection of art and antiques. Enjoy seasonal, local cuisine accented with Italian and French influences at the Cafe or the Bar. Traditional afternoon tea occurs in the Lounge, an elegant drawing room overlooking Newbury Street. A full fitness center allows guests to escape, while private massages deliver relaxation to guest rooms.

Location

The Taj Boston is one of the city's most desirable hotels with the Public Garden and Boston Common in the backyard and upscale boutiques on Newbury Street out the front door. Since 1927, a stately lobby with refined decor and fine art has welcomed guests. A 2002 multimillion-dollar renovation restored the hotel to its original glory in honor of the Taj's 75th anniversary. Elegant rooms offer twice-daily housekeeping and top-notch amenities. Guests can walk to Copley Place, the theater district and other Boston attractions from this central hotel. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi access for added convenience.

Dining
  • Hynes Convention Center (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Logan International Airport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
Rooms
Stately elegance defines the hotel's 273 guest rooms, including 45 expansive suites with rich wall coverings, lush fabrics and a regal color palette. Plush bedding, comfy terrycloth robes, marble vanities and luxe bath products add to the allure. Guests enjoy twice-daily housekeeping services with evening turndown. Most rooms have views of either the Public Garden or Newbury Street and some suites have wood-burning fireplaces. 
Property features

Luxuriously refined hotel adjacent to Boston's Public Garden

Nearby attractions
Wi-Fi access is complimentary for up to three (3) devices.
Transportation
  • Historic setting overlooking Boston's Public Garden
  • 2002 multimillion-dollar restoration
  • Mobil four star rating and 2010 Travel + Leisure World's Best award
  • Complimentary car service to financial district
  • Bath, technology and fireplace butlers on staff

Taj Boston Rooms

ALL
Description not provided
Premier Park View 2 Double Beds,
Premier Park View 2 Double Beds, 410SQFT-38SQM, marble bath,
Premier Park View King Bed
Premier Park View King Bed 410SQFT-38SQMT, Marble Bath,
Deluxe Interior View King Bed,
Deluxe Interior View King Bed, 325 SQFT,30 SQMTmarble bath
Executive Suite King Bed 500 to
Executive Suite King Bed 500 to 800SQFT Most have a fireplace (avail-Nov to Mar) Marble bath, interior view.
Deluxe Interior View 2 Double
Deluxe Interior View 2 Double Beds 325 SQFT,30 SQMT, marble bath
Deluxe City View 2 Double Beds
Deluxe City View 2 Double Beds 325SQFT-30SQMT marble bath,
Deluxe City View King Bed,
Deluxe City View King Bed, 325SQFT,30SQMT, marble bath
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Luxury Park Vu Suite King Bed
Luxury Park Vu Suite King Bed,700SQFT 65SQMT, Fireplace (Avail-Nov to Mar) parlor, Marble Bath
Presidential Suite Park View
Presidential Suite Park View King Bed 1540 SQFT/143 SQMT, mini Kitchen
Deluxe Accessible 1 King Bed
Deluxe Accessible 1 King Bed 400 sq. ft - roll-in shower
Park View Suite Queen Bed
Park View Suite Queen Bed 580SQFT-53 SQM Fireplace (avail-Nov to Mar), Parlor area marble bath
Commonwealth Suite Park View 2
Commonwealth Suite Park View 2 Queen bed 1040 SQFT-96 SQMT
Commonwealth City View 2 Queen
Commonwealth City View 2 Queen Beds, View of Commonwealth Blvd
Commonwealth City View King Bed
Commonwealth City View King Bed 500SQFT,46SQMT

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Fire alarm with light
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Fire place
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Hotel Map

42.3528 -71.0716
Area served
CityCenter
Nearby airports
Logan International, (BOS), 4.00, MI, E;
Area description
City Center, Taj Boston is within walking distance of the Financial And

Nearby points of interest

  • Trinity Church: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.4 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.5 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.6 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.7 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.9 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.9 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.4 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.5 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.6 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.7 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.9 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.9 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1 mi
  • TD Garden: 1 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 1 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 1.1 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.2 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.3 mi
  • Fenway Park: 1.4 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 1.5 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 1.7 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1.9 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 2 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 2.4 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Castle Island: 3.3 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 4.6 mi

Dining

The Cafe
For over fifty years, this lively spot for power breakfasts, animated luncheons and dining before or after the theatre has remained fashionable. With its wall of windows overlooking the bustle of Newbury Street and vintage photos of celebrated guests, it
The Bar
Since the 1930s when Prohibition was repealed and The Bar opened, it has become one of the worlds most celebrated spots for classic cocktails. The famous martinis and Classic Cocktails are complemented by a light dining menu. A glowing fireplace and
The Lounge
A newly enlarged and enhanced drawing room setting with windows overlooking Newbury Street, The Lounge is ideal for traditional Afternoon Tea or relaxing with a glass of port or champagne. A harpist plays as you enjoy Afternoon Tea Saturday and Sunday

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.

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Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Taj Boston

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FunSize
Business
Brewer, Maine
Nov 27, 2010

Luxurious

Gorgeous hotel, convenient, great service, loved the room service, staff very eager to please, definitely worth the money.

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
The Woodlands, Texas
Oct 26, 2010

Always a great place to stay in Boston.

Was a great hotel as the Ritz-Carlton and is a great hotel as the Taj. Only complaint was that I could not get the room cooled down, even with the AC on and down all the way and the windows open. Couple of lights did not work, but did not spend that much time in the room.

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston
Aug 9, 2010

Great

Best location in Boston. Sunday brunch on the roof is not to be missed, we live locally and it makes for a great mini-getaway.

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
MA
May 31, 2010

Great Service, Great Quality

They have very good service, respectful staff, great location and a good selection of services.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right on Newbury Street in Boston, can't get any better.

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shopper's Mom
Business
NC
Apr 21, 2010

Perfect location for Boston Marahton

The Taj sits at the edge of Boston Commons. You can go out the door and be strolling in the most beautiful park in Boston in just moments. Springtime is just absolutely beautiful! With a slightly longer stroll you can go to the North End and the historic Fanueil Hall area. Perfect location for shopping and learning about the history of Boston. Our trip was centered around the Boston Marathon. Perfect for us because it was very near bus pick up for runners and only a few blocks to walk after the race. Very important detail after running 26 miles!

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marathon Mama
Business
Naperville, IL
Apr 20, 2010

Great Place to Stay

The staff at the Taj was wonderful! There was always someone around to answer questions, help with your needs or just say hello. The location was perfect! I was there to run the Boston Marathon and the Taj was just a block from the finish. For sight seeing and restaurants there was a lot that was within walking distance and the T station was right there on the corner. It was a bit pricey for me but the [...] discount was helpful. It is unfortunate that hotels have to charge for internet, as even when you are on vacation your work still calls. There was a daily fee of $10.25. The only inconvenience for me was lack of a coffeemaker in the room and no coffee available in the lobby. You could get hot coffee at the cafe. They had a sign that said they charged $3.25 a cup, but they always just gave me the cup of coffee. Coffee in the morning to your room was $18. A bit pricey for a simple product. Great place.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Legal Seafoods, just a couple of blocks away. Wonderful!

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
DC
Apr 5, 2010

lost it's luster

I had stayed at the Ritz Carlton several times before it became the Taj. I am amazed at the service drop off.

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Framingham, MA
Mar 26, 2010

A great night out at the Taj Boston

I work in Boston and live in the suburbs and sometimes when we have concerts and such to go to we get a room and spend the night. The Taj was the best place we've stayed yet. Park Plaza is a bit old, the Lenox is quaint and a beautiful building but small (for about the same money as the Taj). We saw Nora Jones at the Wang Center, had desert at Finale and ate breakfast at the Four Seasons. We walked everywhere. We did take the Green Line E train two stops from Arlington to the Pru to walk to and from Giacomo's in the quaint South End for dinner. But we later walked to the Pru from the Taj and it took us about 15 minutes down Newbury St and though Copley Square. Qur room, its closets and our two room bathroom was absolutely huge. It seemed much bigger than described. Loved it!

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

Business

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zsebi
Business
NH
Jan 2, 2010

First night at the Boston Taj Hotel

We stayed at the hotel because of its location and had the most pleasant experience. Staff was very helpful. Room was as expected. Breakfast was outstanding. Enjoyed every bit of it. Summary: excellent value even for the prize.

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 walk from hotel

Excellent Chinese at East Ocean City

Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Dec 6, 2009

Boston landmark

Concierge had great restaurant suggestions Beautiful room, which was a free upgrade to put us close to children Wish we had known coffee was available in lobby in the morning

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La Voile Boston Brasserie is a great, low-key French restaurant that is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Also, Artu on Beacon Hill is intimate and has great, traditional Italian food.

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