Charlesmark Hotel

655 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, USA, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

Megan Johnson

Tourists who'd rather spend their cash on a great meal than a hotel bill have put this late-19th-century former residential row house on the map. The 40-room spot has rooms that go for as low as $119 in the off-season, an almost unheard-of price for Back Bay lodging. Guests can relax on the outdoor patio and check out passersby—or the Boston Marathon (the hotel sits on the finish line).

YOU SHOULD KNOW With Boylston being a main drag, things can get a bit noisy around the clock.

Located in historic downtown right on the Boston Marathon finish line.
Photo: Located in historic downtown right on the Boston Marathon finish line.

room

Smallish guest rooms have contemporary, custom-made oak furnishings, with pops of color like red leather reading chairs. They all feature Serta 4-star pillow top cushioned mattresses, Insignia flat screen TV's with surround-sound stereo and premium movie channels, and mini-fridges.

The views aren't all scenic, with some facing row houses and residential alleys.

Located in historic downtown right on the Boston Marathon finish line.
Photo: Located in historic downtown right on the Boston Marathon finish line.

bathroom

Bathrooms are European chic, a combo of Italian blue and green Venetto glass tile and imported lighting and bathroom fixtures. They feature glass-door showers, complemented by custom-built vanities. Hair dryers are provided.

lobby

Designed in a modern, minimalist style, the small lobby has a few small tables and chairs where guests can congregate, but the hotel's bar takes up most of the space.

gym

There is no gym on-site, but the front desk agent will help you purchase a $15 day pass at the nearby Boston Sports Club.

Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM
Open for private events
Great food and beverage options
Photo: Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM Open for private events Great food and beverage options

dining

You can order small plates of Thai food for dinner in the cocktail lounge, but we'd suggest walking to one of some 40 nearby restaurants.

Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM
Open for private events
Great food and beverage options
Photo: Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM Open for private events Great food and beverage options
Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM
Open for private events
Great food and beverage options
Photo: Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM Open for private events Great food and beverage options

drinking

The Charlesmark Lounge is a lively martini bar with a great patio overlooking Boylston.

Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM
Open for private events
Great food and beverage options
Photo: Charlesmark Lounge opens at 5PM Open for private events Great food and beverage options

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Charlesmark's location right on Boylston in Copley Square is one of the best parts of staying there. Just step outside and you're in the middle of everything, able to walk to some the city's biggest attractions. If you'd like to get on the T, just walk 50 yards to the Copley station on the Green Line.

Restaurants

Copley Square is filled with restaurant options. For comfort food in a stylish environment (think mac and cheese covered in Cheetos dust) head to Buttermilk & Bourbon (4-minute walk). Around the corner on Newbury Street, Stephanie's on Newbury (3-minute walk) is a longtime classic serving up delicious salads and sandwiches, with one of the best patios in the city.

Bars

Lolita Back Bay (2-minute walk) is a chic, subterranean bar and restaurant that fills up with young professionals on the prowl. For a classic boisterous bar with plenty of twenty-somethings, head to Clery's (7-minute walk).

WHY WE LIKE IT

If it's all about location for you, the Charlesmark certainly has a good one right on Boylston overlooking the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

QUICK FACTS

40 rooms
Breakfast no
Lunch no
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service no
yes
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-247–1212

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