Fodor's Expert Review XV Beacon Hotel

15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 See on Map

Located in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the XV Beacon is a true taste of luxury in a boutique hotel. The 1903 Beaux Arts exterior is an architectural beauty, while the intimate lobby is all black mahogany with bold splashes of red.

If you're in town over the July 4 holiday, head to the hotel's roof deck (open from April through October) for an incredible view of the fireworks.

room

Rooms are decorated in soothing, neutral shades of espresso, taupe, and cream, and each has a gas fireplace and surround-sound stereo. They all feature their own fireplace, as well.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There are no views from the "classic rooms."

bathroom

The Italian marble bathroom has signature bath amenities and a heated towel rack.

lobby

The XV Beacon's lobby is a quiet and sophisticated spot that exemplifies a luxury boutique hotel.

spa

There's no spa, but in-room massages can be set up.

gym

The roof top fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio machines and free weights.

dining

Mooo.... is the hotel's restaurant, a steakhouse that also boasts delightful breakfast and lunch options, as well as room service. There is also an "Acoustic Brunch" on Sundays.

LOCATION

Getting Around

XV Beacon is located near several MBTA subway stations, however we guess you'll prefer the hotel's courtesy Lexus service.

Restaurants

Emmet's Irish Pub and Restaurant (1-minute walk) is just across the street, while Italian restaurant Grotto (5-minute walk) is just down the street.

Bars

The 6B Lounge (1-minute walk), Emmet's (1-minute walk), and the 21st Amendment (2-minute walk) are all popular area bars.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The XV Beacon has amenities galore, ranging from complimentary overnight shoe shines to custom 400 thread count Frette linens. However, prices certainly do reflect the hotel's embrace of all things luxury.

QUICK FACTS

63
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service 24 hours
$$
Gym
free
Valet Parking
Yes

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 1-617 670–1500, 877-982–3226

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