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Taj Boston

5 stars
15 Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, Boston, MA 02116
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
66 reviews
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
Confortable

Our 1 night away from the kids was perfect! The beds are so confortable and the shower pressure was... See full review

  • Ms Michellelm
  • Feb 26, 2014
Luxuriously refined classic hotel overlooking Boston's Public Garden

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.

Highlights
  • 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
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. 
Features

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.

Transportation
  • Hynes Convention Center (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Logan International Airport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
Attractions
  • Boston Public Garden (adjacent)
  • Chinatown (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Freedom Trail (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Harvard University (3 mi/4.8 km)
Business
  • More than 18,000 square feet with 15 meeting rooms
  • High-speed Internet  
  • Complimentary car service to financial district
Policies and Fees
Wi-Fi access is complimentary for up to three (3) devices.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Taj Boston Rooms

ALL
Description not provided
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
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
Premier Park View 2 Double Beds,
Premier Park View 2 Double Beds, 410SQFT-38SQM, marble bath,

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
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

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 (66)

Ratings and reviews for Taj Boston

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 66
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hbdoc
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 12, 2014

GREAT location

excellent location. ok hotel. would sty there again. steer away from the cocktails at the bar

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ADONLSD
Business
Chicago
Oct 20, 2014

A night at the Taj

My gal and I capped a New England fall colors tour with a night in Boston at the Taj. This hotel is the former Ritz. It's a beautiful building and the location can not be beat, overlooking Boston Garden and steps away from Newbury and Beacon Streets. Our only complaint: the hotel still bears the '80s Ritz decor. Everything is flowery, busy and grandma-like...the latter description coming from a man in his 60s! It REALLY needs new furniture, wallpaper (or no wallpaper, just paint) and new carpeting but other than that a wonderful place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to the North End for a meal. It's about a mile from the hotel. We walked there and enjoyed a marvelous "Little Italy" experience.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Artful Lodger
Business
Sacramento, CA
May 17, 2014

Best Boston Location

Very comfortable, clean, good size rooms with everything you could possibly need. Central to everything and very pleasant, helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk every direction from the Taj to experience the best of Boston parks, shopping, residential, and arts.

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ms Michellelm
Business
Yarmouth, MA
Feb 26, 2014

Confortable

Our 1 night away from the kids was perfect! The beds are so confortable and the shower pressure was amazing...better than home for us!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stranks
Business
Uk
Jan 15, 2014

Fantastic hotel

Perfect location, lovely room overlooking Newbury street with all the amenities you could want. Our 2nd stay here and will come again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tyelise
Business
Mendon MA
Dec 9, 2013

romantic weekend in Boston

lovely spacious room (Premier ) with a view of Com monwealth Ave. All staff skilled and extra attentive and genuinely seemed proud of their hotel and wanting to make sure that all needs were met. Just happened to mention that it was my husband's birthday and a tray of scrumptious goodies arrived in the room. Lovely food. Could not have been happier and my expectations were exceeded.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Smith and Wollenski, located in the castle on Arlington St a few blocks from the hotel. Fabulous steaks, wine, and exquisite service

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
irene49
Business
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Nov 14, 2013

Great location to explore shop and eat

Located next to the main street for great shopping and restaurants - top class designer shops mixed with the better high street ones - hotel is very clean - great amenities - fab toiletries (Moulton Brown) - went on the Trolley Bus tours for 2 days which have a stop close to the hotel - best way to see Boston and includes a river trip. Staff at hotel very professional and friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Joe`s restaurant offers a great range of food at very reasonable prices

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlotte NC
Business
North Carolina
Oct 20, 2013

excellent mini vaca!

We had a wonderful stay at the Taj... Will stay again if we're back in Boston. Perfect location. Staff was very helpful and accomodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sharaya
Business
Boston
Jul 6, 2013

Wonderful!

It was my boyfriend an I anniversary an the stay was absolute lovely!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Taj Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jw1978
Business
Westborough, MA
Jan 22, 2013

Romantic night away

Everything was perfect. Room was beautiful. Great views of the city. Not a lot of noise. Staff was excellent, attending to all of our needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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