Ritz-Carlton Boston Common

10 Avery St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02111, USA

Thanks to the shuttering of the Newbury Street Ritz-Carlton (known to locals as the "old Ritz") and an $11-million remodeling, this location is getting all the attention. The recently renovated Parkview Suites are pricey (starting at $2,495 a night, ouch), but that's not quite as painful as the $6,000 per night Presidential Suite. Warm wood walls and trim complement an extensive art collection in the lobby lounge, where furnishings are draped in velvet and silk, and lamps are made of hand-blown Venetian glass. Guest rooms are dressed in apricot, yellow, and blue, with hardwood armoires and separate marble showers and deep tubs. Some rooms have spectacular views of Boston Common. A short walk will get you to Downtown Crossing's shopping zone, the Theater District, and Newbury Street. Besides the Equinox Sports Club Boston (fee required), the hotel complex houses a movie theater, the Avery Bar, and the Artisan Bistro.


  • excellent service
  • central location


  • some complain that guest rooms are too dark and lack "wow" factor
  • food service is brutally expensive


Phones: 617-574–7100 | 800-241–3333


150 rooms, 43 suites
Rate Includes: No mealsPets are welcome for a $125 deep-cleaning fee