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The hotel was just ok. The colors were so dull and the room categories were so similar it wasn't worth the up charge. I enjoyed the restaurant Moo.. for dinner. The male staff was much more friendly than the female staffers for some reason. Thomas the concierge was the best. He was extremely helpful and friendly every time we saw him. The rooms all have a fireplace which I loved. The bathroom in our room was spacious but the tub took long for the water to drain and go down. Nothing special to me.
In the heart of beacon hill- perfect location.. walking distance to sights, restaurants, shopping. King Studio beautiful room and very spacious.
Service was fantastic- accommodating but not stuffy. Special thank you to Roy @ front desk.
I stayed at the XV Beacon in early March 2017, and I'm finding it difficult to fault this fabulous boutique hotel on anything that guests would care about. The rooms are gorgeous, with high ceilings, beautifully appointed and comfortable beds, and lovely bathrooms. The staff is competent and attentive without being overbearing or overly solicitous. My friend and I booked the Beacon Hill Studio King and Queen (rooms 602 and 604), and we discovered to our delight that there was an interior door connecting the two rooms. We had the staff open them for us. We had five huge sunny windows facing Beacon Street, and it was like we had an apartment to ourselves for the weekend. It was a perfect set-up for two old friends who hadn't seen each other in a while but who needed privacy at times.
There are some drawbacks, of course. The XV Beacon has a very small lobby that you wouldn't want to hang out in for very long. The hotel restaurant, Mooo, doesn't really know how to do breakfast. The bathtubs are small, so if you're a soaking enthusiast, you might be disappointed.
Other than breakfast, the hotel restaurant is extraordinary. My friend and I had dinner there two out of the three nights we stayed at XV Beacon. We loved the oysters, the sides, and the steaks. Mooo also makes a great cocktail.
Finally, XV Beacon has a complimentary car service (a Lexus SUV and a Lexus sedan) that you can book by through the concierge. This is a HUGE PLUS in Boston, which may have one of the most maddeningly jumbled street plans of any large American city. My friend and I were lucky enough to have Mark drive us to our various destinations during our long weekend. We learned that if you tip your XV Beacon Lexus driver upon drop-off, then he may also suggest that you call him for a pick-up.
You can't go wrong with this hotel. Spring for a bigger room (or rooms) is my advice.
I'm a little slow in writing this , but that's because i started it and apparently didn't finish it. I stayed at the XV Beacon for about the 5th time last November. This hotel never ceases to amaze me. I've written other reviews on it, but I think it's important to continue to say 'they haven't lost their touch'. Sometimes hotels lose their ambiance due to wear and tear, or the staff starts to lower their standards. Not the XV Beacon. Every stay is fantastic. The rooms are fantastic (i've never been in the same room twice). Moo is fantastic. The staff are fantastic. There was major construction going on outside, but I could not hear it in my room. Even with the street diversion, this is an easy hotel to access from the airport. This is one of the best city hotels I've ever stayed in. I will continue to go.
Stayed here overnight with family in Feb 2017. The hotel is beautiful. The location is perfect for local restaurants and night life. Staff very friendly. Great amenities. Great shower. High end. Will be back.