Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Boston, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

Alongside the classic Victorian brownstone houses is where you’ll find the Four Seasons Boston. With America’s walking city at your feet, you can step out the front door and be in the heart of the city within minutes. But it’s not just about the location. The hotel that you’ll call home boasts fine dining, and an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna. With charming New England-style décor, your room has impressive views that you can enjoy with your feet up, in the window-side armchair.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Back Bay, with Boston Public Garden on the doorstep. A short walk from Boston Opera House, downtown and Fenway Park. Transfer time from Boston International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

273 rooms and suites. All with TV, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-fridge*, complimentary bottled water and iron and board. Deluxe Garden View Rooms are 400 sq ft and are on the 3rd–8th floors with views of the Boston Public Garden, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe City View Rooms are 400 sq ft and are on the 3rd–8th floors with views of the city, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Courtyard View Rooms are 400 sq ft and are on the 6th floor, with views of the interior courtyard, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Rooms are 380 sq ft and are on the 3rd–8th floors with city views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden View Four Seaons Executive Suites are 625 sq ft and are on the 3rd–8th floors, with oversized bay windows overlooking the Boston Public Garden, a separate living room and 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Four Seasons Executive Suites are 625 sq ft and are on the 3rd–8th floors, with views of the city or courtyard, separate living room and 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Bristol (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch). Bristol Bar (cocktails and light bites). Indoor heated pool and whirlpool. Sauna. Spa services*. Fitness centre. Room service*. Morning coffee tea, pastries and fruit in lobby. Concierge. Laundry services*. Babysitting service*. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

May 1, 2022 TheOneWhoLovesTravel Ellington, Connecticut

The hotel location is great (just across Boston Commons) with beautiful views from any rooms (even city) and close to everything in downtown. The service is great (staff genuinely wants to help you) . If you have kids, they would have kids boxes with toys to play and snacks to eat, bathrobes, cribs, etc. The pool has perfect depth of 3-4-1/2",… Read more
The hotel location is great (just across Boston Commons) with beautiful views from any rooms (even city) and close to everything in downtown. The service is great (staff genuinely wants to help you) . If you have kids, they would have kids boxes with toys to play and snacks to eat, bathrobes, cribs, etc. The pool has perfect depth of 3-4-1/2", so it is just right for kids and adults. The pool has nice view on the park, and dry/wet saunas in the locker rooms open. They no longer have full spa service, but can do in-room service (did not try it as they I do prefer when it is inside of spa room). Food service is very good (although a bit more expensive even for Four Seasons than expected): 1) There is breakfast in the morning on second floor with nice selection of food items. I do agree that the area is on smaller side however; Those who did not like the size of breakfast area in this hotel, - it is still bigger than of the FS on Dalton street. 2) There is a wonderful coffee shop on first floor, which is open daily the morning and late afternoon on Fri/St. They serve free (for hotel guests only) coffee/tea/cappuccinos, small pastries in the morning and small tasty snacks in afternoon. They also have sandwiches and some items for purchase. I think it is very nice touch, and they have cheerful staff, so you feel great stopping by there; 3) Dinner available on second or fifth floor restaurants as well; 4) They also have 3:30pm lobby tea; 5) Fruits/snacks/water (including sparkling with flavors) at the pool /gym area; 6) and do not forget the "Vault" on 6th floor with changing snack and mineral water; 7) Room and Pool service is available too. The menu is the same for all locations. (They used to have a large restaurant on first floor, where we used to dine several years ago while staying at the hotel, but I think the space is now rented? to a furniture store due to drop in ability to serve b/s of Covid). The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, and it is nice to have a refrigerator (former self-bar). The working desk is a bit small (barely fit my laptop). If you do need anything like a coffee machine or stationary, they would be happy to bring - just ask. The wi-fi is free. The bath is great and I do like that it has both a tub and a standing shower. And Yes, they do clean your room daily - thank you for keeping this service. The valet is great. When driving to the hotel, do keep it to the right to make sure not to miss the entrance. This is classic hotel (oppose to more modern-style one on Dalton street) and I do prefer it that way. We will return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful family marathon vacation

Apr 30, 2022 Renee B North Chicago, Illinois

I recently stayed at the Four Seasons with my husband and two sons, 6 and 8 years old, for the marathon weekend which also fell on Easter weekend. They went out of their way to have special bags for the runners in our rooms waiting, and brought special Easter baskets for our children the night before Easter. The staff was extremely friendly and… Read more
I recently stayed at the Four Seasons with my husband and two sons, 6 and 8 years old, for the marathon weekend which also fell on Easter weekend. They went out of their way to have special bags for the runners in our rooms waiting, and brought special Easter baskets for our children the night before Easter. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, whatever the request. The location cannot be beat, and the views of the Gardens and Commons are stunning, both from our room and the pool. The pool and hot tub are great if you have children. The concierge helped us with all of our reservations, and the staff greeted each of us runners with cheers and applause when we returned to the hotel after the race. The hotel played such a large role in making our trip absolutely wonderful! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Apr 29, 2022 Nolly16 Ilkley, United Kingdom

Disappointing and not in keeping with other Four Seasons hotels we have visited. The main issue was around the provision (or lack thereof) of a proper breakfast service. A small bar area had been given over to breakfast service (no buffet) with a few (small) tables - some with uncomfortable high stools and the whole set up was wholly inadequate… Read more
Disappointing and not in keeping with other Four Seasons hotels we have visited. The main issue was around the provision (or lack thereof) of a proper breakfast service. A small bar area had been given over to breakfast service (no buffet) with a few (small) tables - some with uncomfortable high stools and the whole set up was wholly inadequate for a hotel of this size and stature. There was a small coffee shop open in the lobby - basic and with long queues of guests probably due to lack of proper breakfast service option. We tried room service - ok - but not the same experience as a leisurely breakfast in a beautiful environment which we’ve experience elsewhere at Four Seasons hotels and as a family of 4 it meant we couldn’t have breakfast together but had to eat separately in our rooms. Service was generally patchy and again not up to the experience we’ve had elsewhere. I suspect this hotel is trading on its great location. Other nearby eateries provided amazing tasty quick breakfasts and we were baffled why a hotel of this size hadn’t been able to offer more to its customers, particularly given the price of the rooms. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The better of the two

Apr 24, 2022 bgoldmeier Key Biscayne, Florida

This old Four Seasons was fully renovated and is very well run. The location is unbearable on the Commons within walking distance to several good restaurants and stores. Our room was all new and the staff were very helpful. We had stayed there in years past and even though there is a new one that we also recently stayed at we prefer the original… Read more
This old Four Seasons was fully renovated and is very well run. The location is unbearable on the Commons within walking distance to several good restaurants and stores. Our room was all new and the staff were very helpful. We had stayed there in years past and even though there is a new one that we also recently stayed at we prefer the original with its upgrades and improvements. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor value for money

Apr 18, 2022 Melaye R Geneva, Switzerland

Overpriced at this time when restaurant and overall staff levels are low. The hotel was quite empty. Breakfast was served in the bar - no buffet. Restaurant service in the evening was provided by bar staff who were tending to the bar and therefore were too busy (and presumably not used to) serving properly at the restaurant. Hotel should either… Read more
Overpriced at this time when restaurant and overall staff levels are low. The hotel was quite empty. Breakfast was served in the bar - no buffet. Restaurant service in the evening was provided by bar staff who were tending to the bar and therefore were too busy (and presumably not used to) serving properly at the restaurant. Hotel should either drop prices or staff up properly. You cannot provide sparse services and charge standard prices. Would not recommend Read less