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XV Beacon

XV Beacon, Beacon Hill and Boston Common

At a Glance

    Pros

  • in-room massages
  • chef Jamie Mammano's steak house, Mooo
  • free pet stays

    Cons

  • some rooms are very small
  • mattresses are just average
  • can be expensive on weekends during peak months (May, June, September, October)

Fodorite Reviews

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XV Beacon Review

The 1903 beaux arts exterior of one of the city's first small luxury hotels is a study in understated class and elegance. Inside, the intimate lobby is all black mahogany with bold splashes of red, brightened with recessed lighting and abstract art. Rooms are done up in soothing, neutral shades of espresso, taupe, and cream, and each has a gas fireplace and surround-sound stereo. The fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio machines and free weights. If you have pets, there are sitting programs and pet pamperings. If your stay coincides with the July 4 Harborfest celebration, make your way to the hotel's roof deck (open from April through October) for unparalleled fireworks viewing.

    Hotel Details

  • 63 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-11-2013

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    XV Beacon Review

    I just returned from my stay at XV Beacon and I don't have enough space to say just how wonderful it was. I was planning a team meeting and booked 8 rooms. After looking at 7 other Boston Hotels I choose XV for our stay. The location was great (walking distance to Fanueil Hall and by the Frog Pond). The rooms were amazing. I loved the fireplaces in each room and the decor was very warm and inviting. I also loved all the small touches; chapstick as one of their toiletries, fresh fruit in the halls, choice of newspaper,complimentary car service, ect...Lastly I have to mention how amazing the staff are. Everyone was so kind and accommodating. They went the extra step to ensure our meeting needs were accommodated and as guests we were comfortable and enjoying our stay. Everyone from the Bellman, Front Desk, Concierge and Car Driver were the best. I'd highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to come back with my husband.

    by TraceyG13, 12/16/10
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    A wonderful way to start of a new year!

    My husband and I stayed at XV Beacon for New Year's Eve. It did not disappoint! Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed. I believe all rooms in this hotel have a fireplace which is helpful considering the cold winter nights in Boston. Although the hotel was near full capacity, it felt as though we were the only couple staying at the hotel. The attentiveness of the staff helped create this feel. If you are looking for a boutique hotel with unique touches, this hotel is for you. We will definately stay there again.

    by I_luv_Hawaii, 1/6/08
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    Hi Expectations ...Low opinion

    In 2007 XV is not hapening: I was really looking forward to staying at XV Beacon. I have heard wonderful references and the hotel brags about catering to even the most particular guest.

    by Bellavino, 7/23/07

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