Mandarin Oriental Boston

776 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02199, USA

With too many amenities to list, the 148-room hotel has helped redefine luxury in town (pay attention, Ritz and Four Seasons) since opening in 2008, and it offers services many guests are calling "out of this world." Need your pants hemmed in 30 minutes? No problem. Feel like a pot of green tea at check-in? It's complimentary. Forgot your Gucci sunglasses? The store's next door. There is complimentary house car service, too. The hotel's contemporary Asian decor does feel a tad out of place in Boston, but locals love visiting for a touch of the exotic. The limestone-and-marble lobby offers direct access to the Prudential Center and Copley Place, and other gallery-like public areas are adorned with museum-quality art. Large guest rooms—for the city, anyway—are outfitted with contemporary Asian design, oversize bathrooms that include a soaking tub and separate walk-in showers, and 400-thread-count Frette linens. Don't skip a visit to the quartz-crystal steam room at the outstanding spa, especially if you've overindulged on wine at the hotel's new French-inspired bistro, Bar Boulud.

PROS

  • amazing service
  • very quiet
  • good-size rooms

CONS

  • small fitness center
  • exorbitantly expensive
  • average views

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-535–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

136 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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