Once the headquarters of the Boston Police Department in the early 20th century, the Loews Boston Hotel exudes hip history with 21st-century amenities. Located in Back Bay right on the cusp of the South End, the hotel is close to Copley Square and some of the city's biggest attractions. The Loews is big with business travelers, who you'll spot jetting across the street to the Liberty Mutual headquarters and John Hancock Tower.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Traveling with kids? Mention it to the staff to gain access to a library of Gameboys, DVD players, and more.
Classic architectural blends with modern style extremely well at the Loews, where rooms are a sleek blend of grays, blues, and neutrals. Cushy Frette duvets, 46-inch LED HDTV's, and a spacious work desk with an ergonomic chair make the Loews a stylish urban escape.
Bathrooms feature heated towel racks, magnifying makeup mirror, and Julien Farel bath amenities.
A beautiful glass and marble lobby continues into the Apothecary Lounge, a library-esque area where you can grab a coffee and get some work done, or just sit back and relax.
The 24-hour fitness center has plenty of cardio and strength training equipment, as well as yoga mats.
Precinct is very popular with both tourists and locals, and can get quite full at night.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Precinct can get very loud on the bar side.
Traveling on foot is easy in the Back Bay neighborhood. If you want to hop on the MBTA, just head to Back Bay Station on the Orange Line, or Copley on the Green Line.
Across the street is Grill 23 (1-minute walk) a luxe steakhouse that businesspeople flock to. Also in the area is Post 390 (3-minute walk), a bustling restaurant with a crackling fireplace and lively bar scene. Chef/Owner Michael Schlow's Tico (1-minute walk) is also just around the corner. Don't miss the coffee and sticky buns at Flour Bakery & Cafe (2-minute walk).
Back Bay and the South End are filled with popular nightlife spots, including the Brahmin (1-minute walk) and Oak Long Bar + Kitchen (5-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Staff are incredibly friendly at the Loews, which is beautifully renovated without ruining its historic charm. They're also extremely pet-friendly, and feature a gourmet room service menu for your dog.