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Omni Parker House

  • 60 School St. Map It
  • Grande Dame


  • Historic property
  • Near Downtown Crossing on the Freedom Trail


  • Small rooms, some quite dark
  • Thin-walled rooms can be noisy

Updated 11/11/2013

Fodor's Review

If any hotel says "Boston," it's this one, where JFK proposed to Jackie, and Charles Dickens gave his first reading of "A Christmas Carol"—in fact, you may well see a Dickens impersonator in the lobby, since history tours always include the Parker House on their routes. Though it's America's oldest continuously operating hotel, it received a $30-million makeover in 2008, so you can steep yourself in Boston history while also enjoying a flat-screen TV. As at many city

lodgings, the guestrooms are a tad small, but here they're nicely turned out with cherry-wood furniture, red-and-gold Roman shades, ivory wall coverings, and cushy mattress covers. The Omni's famous Boston Cream Pie is on hand (even for breakfast), and you can work it off in a 24-hour gym packed with cardio and weight equipment.

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Hotel Information


60 School St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, United States

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617-227–8600; 800-843–6664

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 551 rooms, 21 suites
  • No meals

Updated 11/11/2013

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