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The Eliot Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As the title suggests, this is a wonderful, old school (with modern amenities) hotel which is in the middle of downtown Boston and well worth the price. We had a suite which was particularly nice. Staff very helpful and attentive if something is requested.

Excellent hotel. Received a room upgrade upon arrival, given a 2 room suite. Staff is terrific, very friendly and helpful. I will stay here again when returning to Boston.

The hotel room was very nice and the staff was phenomenal! They exceeded my expectations and were very accommodating. Valet handled our car very well. Thanks Eliot Hotel!

My room was beautifully maintained old style boutique. Staff were extremely friendly. Lastly, although not necessarily important for vacationers, The minibar was priced very well. Usually hotels will charge you five dollars for a small bag of chips, but everything was very reasonable.

If you're looking to shop Newberry St., walk to Boston Commons, Enjoy fine dining and have super easy access to the T Train stop, this is your place. Beautiful old world charm and excellent service by the staff. Two great restaurants off the lobby: High End French American and a Stylish Sushi Bar. However, our stay wasn't perfect and not worth the high price tag. Our room looked out to an alley, the Wifi barely worked, the room furnishings, doors, etc. were a bit banged up, the bathroom was tiny and the bed was terrible: A full size with a super soft mattress did not offer a good night sleep for two people. I would still recommend this hotel, but just make sure you request a queen or king bed with a newer mattress.

The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and sufficient. On the small side but not sure what the norm is for the area as this was our first visit to Boston. Location great! Staff made up for any shortcomings! Would recommend and will return.

We live in the Boston area but wanted to treat ourselves to a special evening. We'd seen the hotel while walking in the neighbourhood and have wanted to stay for a while. It was better than we'd hoped! The staff were kind and helpful, the area was quiet and picturesque and the room was beautiful. A perfect experience!

Great for site seeing. Sushi restaurant was great as is Clio. Got upgraded to a suite which was a real plus. Internet is horrible.

This is a very classy hotel with roomy accommodations and top-notch dining options. The façade was under renovation when I stayed but the interior of the lobby and the room was terrific. Great value.

I have stayed there several times over many years and have never been disappointed

I stayed at the Eliot from Christmas Day through the weeekend. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, our suite was beautiful and the location was terrific. The restaurant and sushi bar are exceptional. I highly recommend The Eliot Hotel.

We stayed here for MIT's Family Weekend. Convenient to campus AND Boston, AND the fraternity/sorority area for MIT. I love that the Eliot is a stone's throw from the Hyne's T stop, or just a quick walk to the Kenmore area, Newbury, or MIT. The room was a cozy suite with a King bed in one room, and a full sitting room in the other. There are thoughtful touches such as two blanket throws to wrap over your shoulders or place across your lap. There were two luggage racks--a touch often missed by hotels. There was a Keurig coffee maker in the mini-bar area, complete with bar sink. There was a closet safe, plenty of towels, bathrobes, two tv's, free and easy to use internet... Everything was perfect. Our bed was quite comfortable, the shower very strong--always a plus. The only amenities I personally could have wished for would have been a weekend local paper or NYT delivered, and more coffee pods (regular please!). The front desk (Alexy) was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The doorman and bellhops were also always welcoming. We were lucky to happen upon a good price for the weekend, and usually this hotel is out of our budget. We have stayed at many area hotels over the years, and this was among the top two. With Boston and now Cambridge hotels suddenly surging in price, we were so happy we splurged on the Eliot. You won't go wrong with a stay here.

I travel to Boston a couple times a year. This was my first time at this hotel and I absolutely will return! Great staff, breakfast at restaurant was fantastic, love the location.

I planned this trip as a belated birthday present for my nephew and wanted a hotel that was safe and close to Fenway. The Eliot Hotel far exceeded my expectations and made me look like Aunt of the year. We loved the room, the people who worked there, and the location. A huge hit was the cookies and chocolates that they left for us, as well as the upgrade to the suite! I cannot thank the hotel staff enough for making it a memorable trip!

8 out of 10 for location, value for money and small enough for some personal service. Location is key and it was right on

Very nice and accommodating staff. Clean and comfortable suite style room. Convenient to shopping, BU and Fenway. Unfortunately the a/c is old , noisy and does not cool well. All in all we enjoyed our stay but had to wear ear plugs.

Terrific location made for a memorable wedding anniversary get-away. Terrific restaurants are all around and in the hotel. Staff is first class and very accomadating. Suites are comfortable and very clean. We will return.

Arrived in Boston on red eye, tired and in need of sleep. The Eliot had a room ready for us to check in at 10:30 a.m. We were upgraded from a basic room to a lovely suite. Location perfect for our Hynes convention center 4 day meeting, just a few minutes walk away. Room very pretty, bed ultra comfortable. Everything in room was is perfect working order, very clean, dust free, etc. Doormen and staff very helpful as far as restaurant suggestions, directions, maps, etc. Did not get to eat in their restaurants, which I heard were very good. Will definitely stay again on my next trip to Boston. A perfect stay!!

The Eliot Hotel is a piece of heaven. A visit to our adult daughter is always made even more special when we come "home" to the Eliot at night. Sophistication and timeless style. Gourmet breakfast with fresh, healthful food.

Was a great stay- and right on top of Newbury street, which was great for a weekend hangout. Slightly expensive, but very comfortable room and great restaurants in the hotel.

370 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hynes Convention Center and Fenway Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Back Bay, The Eliot Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Hynes Convention Center and Prudential Tower. This 95-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Boston and also a short walk from Fenway Park and Boston Symphony Hall.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 95 soundproofed rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of The Eliot Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is available for USD 48 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-out, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Luxury Suite

Queen 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Eliot Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (23) Business (7) Family (14) Friends (6) Other (2)
5

atmosphere is elegant, quiet, attentive when neede

Everyone

As the title suggests, this is a wonderful, old school (with modern amenities) hotel which is in the middle of downtown Boston and well worth the price. We had a suite which was particularly nice. Staff very helpful and attentive if something is requested.

By , from Berlin, VT on Nov 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2017

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Eliot Hotel!

5
Everyone

Excellent hotel. Received a room upgrade upon arrival, given a 2 room suite. Staff is terrific, very friendly and helpful. I will stay here again when returning to Boston.

By on Oct 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Our staff is committed superlative guest experiences and we are always gratified to know when we have been successful. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

5

awesome staff!

Everyone

The hotel room was very nice and the staff was phenomenal! They exceeded my expectations and were very accommodating. Valet handled our car very well. Thanks Eliot Hotel!

By , from New York, NY on Nov 19, 2016

5
Everyone

My room was beautifully maintained old style boutique. Staff were extremely friendly. Lastly, although not necessarily important for vacationers, The minibar was priced very well. Usually hotels will charge you five dollars for a small bag of chips, but everything was very reasonable.

By on Apr 3, 2016

3

location was the key.

Couples

If you're looking to shop Newberry St., walk to Boston Commons, Enjoy fine dining and have super easy access to the T Train stop, this is your place. Beautiful old world charm and excellent service by the staff. Two great restaurants off the lobby: High End French American and a Stylish Sushi Bar. However, our stay wasn't perfect and not worth the high price tag. Our room looked out to an alley, the Wifi barely worked, the room furnishings, doors, etc. were a bit banged up, the bathroom was tiny and the bed was terrible: A full size with a super soft mattress did not offer a good night sleep for two people. I would still recommend this hotel, but just make sure you request a queen or king bed with a newer mattress.

By on Nov 3, 2015

5

very pleasant staff, great location

Couples

The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and sufficient. On the small side but not sure what the norm is for the area as this was our first visit to Boston. Location great! Staff made up for any shortcomings! Would recommend and will return.

By on Aug 11, 2015

5

a perfect stay for one night away

Couples

We live in the Boston area but wanted to treat ourselves to a special evening. We'd seen the hotel while walking in the neighbourhood and have wanted to stay for a while. It was better than we'd hoped! The staff were kind and helpful, the area was quiet and picturesque and the room was beautiful. A perfect experience!

By on Jun 23, 2015

4

wonderful stay

BusinessTravelers

Great for site seeing. Sushi restaurant was great as is Clio. Got upgraded to a suite which was a real plus. Internet is horrible.

By on May 22, 2015

5

business trip

BusinessTravelers

This is a very classy hotel with roomy accommodations and top-notch dining options. The façade was under renovation when I stayed but the interior of the lobby and the room was terrific. Great value.

By on Mar 13, 2015

5

great hotel

Couples

I have stayed there several times over many years and have never been disappointed

By on Feb 24, 2015