Step into a true piece of Boston history at the Park Plaza, one of the city's most identifiable landmarks. Gargantuan in size, the Park Plaza recently completed a $100 million renovation that revamped the historic property, but make no mistake—just because it's been refreshed doesn't mean it sold its soul.
Rooms certainly vary in size, and tend to be quite small. Each of the 1060 has been completely redone in shades of charcoal, caramel and camel tones with stone-topped wooden cabinetry and upholstered headboards. All rooms have Keurig coffee makers, bed-side USB charging ports, and blackout shades.
Bathrooms tend to be very small, and many do not have bathtubs.
The Park Plaza recently completed a $100 million renovation, and while the interior is now more contemporary in design, there are plenty of restored historic details. The gilded, chandelier-lit lobby has classically decorated rooms, and plenty of space for reading the newspaper, or getting some work done. Don't miss the old-timey Cutler Mail Chute on the wall, a remnant of days past. The Lobby also houses the new restaurant and lounge, Off the Common.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The lobby can get packed with tourists.
There is no formal spa on-site, but the concierge can arrange in-room spa services if you would like. Also, Exhale Spa is right next door.
Guests have access to the just-opened Lynx Fitness Club, a 20,000-square-foot luxury gym with tons of equipment, as well as personal training and group fitness classes.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Want to work on your golf swing? Lynx has Boston's first Topswing Golf Suite.
Off The Common, the hotel’s lobby lounge and restaurant, is a beautiful space filled with grandeur. The hotel also has Nick Varano's scene-y STRIP by Strega steakhouse, a regular haunt for stars like Mark Wahlberg.
STRIP can get quite boisterous and busy on weekend nights.
A great location in Back Bay allows guests to walk to many big attractions, as well as neighboring areas like Beacon Hill and the South End. The MBTA Arlington stop is just around the corner, if you would prefer to take the T.
For high-end French cuisine overlooking the Public Garden, head across the way to Bistro du Midi (1-minute walk). Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (1-minute walk) is another classic that's right next door.
If you're looking for casual spots, head into the Theater District and check out dives like The Tam (5-minute walk) and the Intermission Tavern (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The revamped lobby of the Park Plaza is absolutely beautiful.