This Public Garden–facing spot is a grand dame of hospitality in the Commonwealth. With plenty of luxury hotel brands (Mandarin Oriental, Taj) in Boston, the Four Seasons holds its own with superior service and style. Upper-crust types have power lunches in the Bristol Restaurant and Bar (try the burger), while the 24/7 Business Center off the lobby has touch-screen computers, printers, faxes, and a copy machine. Just a short walk from Newbury Street and right across from the Public Garden, the Fab Four is known for its top notch service with a smile. It's definitely pricey, but if you're someone who demands the best, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston is a sure bet.
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Lovely guest rooms were renovated in 2017, and offer a peaceful color scheme with a fresh take on classic New England style. The spaces boast black-and-cream toile decor with gold and lemon accents, large bay windows, and oversize living areas. Luxury amenities include thick Terry robes and 60-inch plasma TVs.
If you spring for a basic city-view room, you can still enjoy views of the park from the glass-enclosed pool and whirlpool on the 8th floor.
Luxe bathrooms feature L'Occitane toiletries, except for in premium suites, which features Bvulgari toiletries. (Rumor has it even celebrities steal the soaps.)
Keep your eyes open for celebrities of all kinds in the lobby, but don't forget to stop and smell the flowers- literally. The Four Seasons changes their exotic floral selections daily. Also take a second to pop into their hotel gift shop, where you can find reasonably-priced last minute gifts alongside the pricier ones.
You'll spot kids splashing around next to lounging millionaires at the hotel's 8th floor pool.
There's a private spa treatment room where you can de-stress with a deep tissue massage, or you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the dry saunas in the fitness center. (There's a dry sauna and a steam room in both the men and women's locker rooms.) You can also enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own room or suite.
The 24-hour fitness center has plenty of cardio machines and weight options. However if you'd rather take advantage of the prime locale, don't hesitate to ask for a jogging map.
YOU SHOULD KNOW With 24 hours' notice, the hotel can arrange for you to work out with a personal trainer, or have a yoga session in your guest room. Naturally, fees do apply.
The Bristol Restaurant and Bar boasts floor-to-ceiling views of the Public Garden and a relaxed luxury setting to enjoy a meal anytime. Executive Chef Jessica Biederman partners with specialty farms to offer the freshest ingredients for her upscale, New England inspired menu that draws locals and visitors alike for the famed Bristol Burger.
Don't forget to glance around the Bristol when you're grabbing a bite or a cocktail; everyone from Brian Williams to Ariana Grande has been known to dine in the classic spot.
A lively scene at The Bristol means you'll find everyone from business tycoons to star athletes stopping by to sip a cocktail or two.
If you're looking to take the MBTA subway, the Arlington stop on the Green Line is just a few steps up the street. But because of the hotel's prime location, many guests choose to walk to nearby Beacon Hill and Newbury Street.
For high-end French fare, head next door to Bistro du Midi (1 minute walk away). For a more casual option, Parish Cafe (5 minutes walk away) is just up the street and has great patio seating, if you manage to get a spot.
For a traditional pub, MJ O'Connor's (5 minute walk) is just around the corner, while The Sevens Ale House (10 minute walk) is just a short walk into Beacon Hill.