The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common ★★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 13, 2016
4.3 /5
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The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common hotel offers luxury in the heart of Boston. Boston Common, the oldest city park in the USA, is just a few minutes' walk away, while Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, Massachusetts State House and other historical sites are nearby. Guests also have access in-house services, such as same-day laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour room service and free overnight shoeshine service. The hotel also employs a professional masseur, and offers babysitting service. Pets are welcome (fees apply).


Artisan Bistro serves as a gathering point where guests can mingle during or after work and reconvene post-theater over cocktails while enjoying approachable artisanal cooking. As for the food, it’s aimed squarely at offering fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients and uniquely sourced products with subtle bistro influences.

At Avery Bar, furnishings are sumptuous in leather that instantly molds and melts to your body as you lounge and sip classic and modern craft cocktails, including ten signature martinis dubbed “the Avery Ten” to pay homage to the bar’s address at 10 Avery Street. Dry, dirty, sour, sweet, and Russian are just some of the “Avery Ten” showcased on the cocktail menu; along with an impressive wine list, beers on tap and cocktails that call to mind pre-prohibition and early 1950’s classics while boasting their own modern style and taste.



The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is a fully appointed modern hotel, which underwent an $11 million refurbishment in 2008. The hotel has 193 rooms and 43 suites, some at special Club Level with extra facilities, including concierge. Rooms come in Deluxe Room, City View and Park View sizes, all with 37-inch flat-screen television, BOSE radio and marble bath with separate shower. Both city and landscaped terrace views are available, while Park View rooms have superb views of Boston Common. Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common are well equipped with a safe, iron and ironing board and hair-dryer.



  • Avery Street location in downtown Boston

  • Access to The Sports Club/LA health and fitness center

  • Excellent dining and cocktails at the Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar

Nearby attractions


  • Massachusetts State House (0.8 mi/1.3 km)

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace (1 mi/1.5 km)

  • Beacon Hill (1.1 mi/1.7 km)

  • Back Bay (1.2 mi/2 km)

  • New England Aquarium (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

  • North End (1.4 mi/2.3 km)

  • TD Banknorth Garden (1.6 mi/2.5 km)


Artisan Bistro
A modern and inviting restaurant with a classic bistro look and feel will feature fresh, local seasonal dishes that present artisanal cooking in an approachable way.
Avery Bar
retro style cocktail lounge featuring 1950s and Prohibition-style cocktails with a modern twist

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  • Wi-Fi Access in Room (Charges May Apply)
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking


  • Air conditioned
  • Non Smoking
  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators
  • Executive level
  • Ice machine


  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sauna
  • Tennis
  • Steam bath
  • Horseback riding


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service


  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Express check in
  • Guest laundromat
  • Express checkout
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry/Valet services
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Car rental desk
  • Barber shop
  • Barber/Beauty shop
  • FAX
  • Currency exchange
  • Drugstore
  • Florist


  • Wi-Fi Access in Room (Charges May Apply)


  • Parking
  • Valet parking


  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking


  • DVD player
  • Television with cable
  • Radio
  • Cordless phone
  • Safe
  • Phone with speaker
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Microwave
  • Outlet adapters
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cribs available
  • Fire place
  • Sofa bed
  • Temperature control
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bath tub
  • Bidet


4.3 /5 Overall score

50% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 5/5
  • Hotel staff: 5/5
  • Comfort: 4.3/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 3/5

Location could not be better!

Would recommend Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Our family was there for a few days of sightseeing, and we were close to everything! Though my daughter would have loved to have a pool at the hotel, everything else was wonderful!

| Northfield Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Gracious and convenient

Would not recommend Mon, Jun 23, 2014
The bathroom was most memorable -- big, perfect and immaculate. But every inch of that space came at the expense of the room, which was not quite the size offered by a Holiday Inn. But it too was squeaky clean. The staff was terrific (except for the maid who entered as she knocked). But the hotel is compromised by being part of a large residential project. The residents get all the best views; the hotel guests are on the bottom. The location isn't quite as good as The Four Seasons or even the Taj. Understandably, the Fairmont Copley Plaza and The Parker House have far more genteel charm.


Enjoyed Bricco, an Italian restaurant on the North side, enough to go back on consecutive nights.

| Provincetown, MA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

staff and doormen were great

Would not recommend Mon, Sep 9, 2013
The hotel itself lacked the charm of the Ritz. The hotel rooms were clean but were lacking the feel of a top rated hotel that I remembered. I was surprised that there was no area for fine dining but rather a small restaurant that was largely seafood oriented. Rooms were clean and the staff was wonderful. I would be hard pressed to recommend this hotel based on the cost and what was delivered.

| Jupiter Florida Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Very nice

Would recommend Sun, Aug 21, 2011
The staff, front doorman to housekeeping make you feel so welcome. Even upon checkout, we were offered a bottle of water...a very nice gesture. There is valet parking and on-site self park, which be pricey. Consider carefully if you need a car - Boston roads are very confusing anyway. The location is a very short distance from Boston Commons and many theaters; a perfection location for both.

Entertainment hint

Download an "ap" on a smartphone that will help you navigate around town (walking or driving) and guiddance for nearby restaurants (I used Mapquest and Yelp).

| Columbus Ohio Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Boston Chinatown 0.1 mi
Boston Common 0.2 mi
Beacon Hill 0.4 mi
Louisburg Square 0.4 mi
African Meeting House 0.5 mi
Copley Square 0.5 mi
Site of the Boston Massacre 0.5 mi
Faneuil Hall 0.6 mi
Boston National Historical Park 0.6 mi
Trinity Church 0.6 mi
New England Holocaust Memorial 0.7 mi
Boston Children's Museum 0.7 mi
Boston Public Library 0.8 mi
TD Garden 0.9 mi
The Paul Revere House 0.9 mi
TD Banknorth Garden 0.9 mi
Convention and Exhibition Center 1 mi
Old North Church 1 mi
Skywalk Observatory 1.1 mi
Matthews Arena 1.3 mi
Symphony Hall 1.3 mi
Berklee College of Music 1.4 mi
USS Constitution Museum 1.5 mi
Cruiseport Boston 1.6 mi
Bunker Hill Monument 1.6 mi
Charlestown Navy Yard 1.7 mi
Fenway Park 1.8 mi
Museum of Fine Arts 1.8 mi
Agganis Arena 2.8 mi
Castle Island 2.9 mi
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum 3 mi
Arnold Arboretum 4.9 mi

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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