PHOTO: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Fodor's Expert Review Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

25 Charles St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02114, USA, 25 Charles St., Massachusetts 02114, USA See on Map

This home away from home—or, rather, full-service version of home where you hardly have to lift a finger —is within walking distance of the Public Garden, Back Bay, Government Center, and the river Esplanade. The intimate hotel on Charles Street in Beacon Hill is housed in two meticulously renovated 19th-century brick town houses. A petite rooftop deck is good for lounging while overlooking the cobblestone streets.

Chances are, you'll find the best rate by booking direct. If you find something cheaper, be sure to let the hotel know.


Rooms are somewhat small, but still manage to be beautiful. Featuring minimalist-style, each is decorated with soft neutrals and plush bed linens, with lots of natural light streaming in from the large windows that open over the city streets. All rooms have flat-screen TV's.

YOU SHOULD KNOW All rooms have one bed, however if you book the hotel's Beacon Hill Suite, there is a pullout sofa. Rollaways are available upon request, depending on room size.

Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro


Bathrooms are not large, but they are beautiful, light, and airy.

Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro


The small lobby is a beautiful space filled with dark wood paneling and a friendly staff. Head into the bar area to grab a drink while you wait to check in.

Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Photo: Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro


The Beacon Hill Bistro on the hotel's first floor is a beautiful spot serving fresh,locally-sourced fare. Don't skip brunch at the Bistro, for favorites like smoked salmon scrambled eggs and Shakshuka.


The beautiful wood-paneled bar is a wonderful spot to curl up with a drink on a cold night.


Getting Around

Charles Street is a beautiful cobblestone boulevard that's ideal for strolling. There are a few MBTA stops nearby, including Park Street on the Green/Red Lines, and Bowdoin on the Blue Line. However, they do require a short walk.


Beacon Hill has several wonderful restaurants, like the cozy 75 Chestnut (1-minute walk) and Tatte Cafe and Bakery (2-minute walk), perfect for pastries, salads, and coffee.


The Sevens Ale House (2-minutes away) is a classic dive serving beer and wine on Charles Street, while there are several other spots, like the Hill Tavern (10-minute walk) and Harvard Gardens (8-minute walk), just around the corner on Cambridge Street.


The Beacon Hill Hotel is lavish and beautiful, particularly for guests who want to stay right in Beacon Hill. Its Charles Street location can't be beat.


Historical, Romantic
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service no room service
Parking Lot


Phones: 617-723–7575

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