One of the city's best small hotels is on posh Commonwealth Avenue, modeled after Paris's epic Champs Élysées, and it expertly merges the old blue-blood Boston aesthetic with modern flair (like contemporary art mingling with crystal chandeliers); everyone from well-heeled Sox fans to traveling CEOs to tony college parents have noticed.
The rooms are smart, not stuffy, and have a European-style luxury to them. The majority of rooms are one-bedroom suites; all have marble-topped bar areas, flat-panel TVs, plush mattresses piled with down pillows and premium linens, mini-bars, and work desks. One-bedroom suites have two TV's and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, which is separated from the bedroom by elegant French doors.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Rooms ending in 02 have views of Commonwealth Avenue; those ending in 04 and 08 are larger corner rooms.
Bathrooms are generally not that big at the Eliot, but they are fully stocked with amenities. In most rooms, there are elegant Italian marble walk-in showers. Don't miss their signature robes!
The Eliot is beautiful inside and out. Step into the Neo Georgian-style building and you're immersed in an elegant lobby adorned with crystal chandeliers and lots of marble. It's not your typical, bustling hotel lobby, but it's the perfect getaway for those who love to fly under the radar.
There's no gym on-site, but guest receive complimentary passes to Boston Sports Club, which is located around the corner.
Downstairs, Chef Ken Oringer’s famed UNI has transformed from an intimate sashimi bar to an expansive, lively izakaya, garnering rave reviews for its contemporary Asian cuisine.
Hungry late on a Friday or Saturday night? Don't miss Uni's famed late-night ramen.
Uni's bar menu is filled with sake options, as well as tiki drinks, beer (many of which are from Japan) and highball cocktails.
The Eliot Hotel is right around the corner from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the MBTA's Green Line. But a prime location just around the corner of the top of Newbury Street means guests can enjoy plenty of the city's best attractions on foot.
For a special occasion, head to L'Espalier (9-minute walk), Chef Frank McClelland's infamous New England-French restaurant. If you're looking for delicious sandwiches and salads, try Trident Booksellers & Cafe (5-minute walk), right around the corner on Newbury Street.
For a hand-crafted cocktail, try The Hawthorne (7-minute walk), an acclaimed bar in nearby Kenmore Square. If you'd prefer more of a classic sports bar, Boylston Street is lined with popular spots like Whiskey's (5-minute walk) and McGreevy's (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Guests receive complimentary digital access to the New York Times.