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The Revolution Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great hotel, super comfortable beds and an option to save money by using the communal bathrooms which are not as bad as they sound since the communal bathrooms are private bathroom suites with toilets and showers and were clean. There were bunk bed options as well. Clean fluffy towels, clean super comfy beds. Note if you get a bedroom with a bath your will lose floor space and you will struggle to find space for opening two pieces of luggage if you are sharing the room with a partner. The co-working space was a bonus, and the hotel is beautifully decorated.

Very cool hotel! Don’t fear the shared bathroom. Good sense of community at this place. You’ll be happy you chose it! The common spaces are great, they have free drip coffee in the basement in the morning, and a decent workout room.

I travel for work, a lot, and rarely come across a hotel that I am sad to leave. The Revolution was that, a revolution: amazingly helpful staff who seemed genuinely happy to be there, clean rooms, a coworking space, free water and coffee. They did it right - go for the rooms with their own bathrooms if price isn’t a deterrent, though the hallway bathrooms were impeccably clean anyway. I will be staying here every time I come to Boston from now on.

My girlfriend and I, residents of the suburbs, stayed here for the night this past week and were incredibly impressed with the amount of bang we got for our buck. A cheap one night stay for a small yet well-equipped room with a super comfortable king bed jammed into the room. The coffee (cappuccino for me) from the cafe up front was A1 and worth the short wait since they only had one staff member behind the counter. We had an event to go to in the Back Bay and it cannot be understated how well placed this property is right at the intersection between the South End and the Back Bay near the epicenter of the city: might be the best part. My key didn't work at first because I held it to close to my phone apparently, but the maid staff was very helpful in pointing me in the right direction to a quick replacement. Only complaint, if I had to have one, was the bathrooms down the hall which, despite being super clean, were more inconvenient then obviously having a bathroom in the room especially if your older. But i guess that's the price you pay for such a low rate for such a nice room. If you plan to be out and about in the city and want a seamless place to stay with incredibly comfortable bedding this is your place. I didn't even use the gym or coworking space!

loved my stay here. the hotel staff was welcoming and helpful and for the price, location, and decor (along with comfy beds and thoughtful room touches), you can't get much better. will plan on staying here again the next time i'm in boston.

while new, this place is going to be the next hot spot in the city... stayed here for a quick weekend get away and not only is the basement the perfect place to catch up with friends/hangout it's walking distance from so many things! Just wished we stayed there when there was nicer weather! Only thing worth mentioning is I wish there were more hair dryers in the shared bathrooms, busy weekend mornings and none to be found.

My boyfriend and I recently spend a night at The Revolution Hotel and we couldn't have been happier. The hotel's decor is awesome - with spacious co-working and hang out spaces! The hotel might be small, but the amenities are definitely there! We especially appreciated the staff at the front desk, who went above and beyond to make sure that we had the perfect weekend! Thank you!

Pros: - This is a beautiful hotel. It's as great as the pictures, and very unique. - It's VERY affordable. You really can't beat $100ish per night without staying in a hostel. - The location makes it easy to walk to many of the major sites in central Boston (Public Library, Museum of Fine Art, Freedom Trail, etc) - The bed was SO COMFORTABLE. - My room had an unexpectedly nice view - For the price, the shared bathrooms mostly work. They are very private, and the hotel rooms have lights to tell you if they are full or not before you have to walk down the hall and check. They give you a large tote for hauling your stuff, and a comfy robe. However... Cons: - There aren't enough towel bins in the bathrooms, so when the bins run out of space, people are slobs and just dump their towels anywhere. I think this hotel probably uses more towels than average, because the setup encourages you to use a new one every day. - Saturday night, half the stalls ran out of toilet paper, and one was out of order...leaving just two usable toilets on our half of the floor until midday Sunday. - The bathrooms seem to have only two states: messy, or being cleaned. So you either deal with the towels on the floor, or you feel like you're in the way of the staff. - The king room I stayed in was awesome for one person...might be tight for two, if you intend to hang out in the room. But the shared spaces in the hotel were nice. - Lastly...if you are a light sleeper, be aware that the doors are very thin. My neighbors were courteous, but I definitely had a fair amount of hallway noise.

This low profile hotel does not provide large, or intricately appointed rooms, or even bathrooms in the room. However, the bathroom suite clusters are nearby down the hall. It worked for me for a brief overnight stay before departing to the airport. The rooms are small but clean and have the essential equipment for an overnight stay. The bed was comfortable. The room was quiet. The price was reasonable.

Spent the weekend at the recently opened The Revolution Hotel. Formerly a YWCA building, it has been redesigned into a hip and swanky hotel with a vibe all its own. The first thing you notice when entering the hotel is the beautiful art and murals. Incorporated throughout the space, nearly everywhere you look is Instagram worthy. When walking into the hotel rooms you will initially be concerned about size, but they have managed to utilize every inch of space and I couldn't have been more comfortable. To me though, the real highlights are the communal areas (which are likely only to get better in the coming months). The lobby is great and you will find pastries and delicious lattes available throughout the morning. There is also a fireplace to keep visitors toasty on colder days. The basement meanwhile is a massive common work area. With easy to access wi-fi, plenty of comfortable seating, and stacks of boardgames and books for those not looking to do actual work, it is a great place to spend some of your stay. With a bar in the works in this area, it will also make a great place to meet other guests during your stay. The Revolution Hotel clearly has taken note of the great aspects of Airbnb and hostels, and crafted a simplified hotel experience that offers privacy and top-notch amenities, yet also a communal experience. With its great location and excellent prices, I am sure to be back.

40 Berkeley Street Boston MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Copley Square and Newbury Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

The Revolution Hotel places you in South End, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Copley Square and Newbury Street. This 164-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and the bathroom offers free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Revolution Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is available for USD 25 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Revolution Lofts Accessible Queen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Queen Private Bathroom in Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Revolution Lofts Queen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Accessible Queen Room Bathroom Down the Hall

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 31 reviews