Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel

Boston, USA

The hotel

Once home to the Boston Police Headquarters, Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel is a haven of charm, sophistication and traditional New England hospitality, right in the heart of Boston's city centre. Formerly home to the old Boston Police Headquarters, this 1920's landmark is a piece of history in itself, a magnificent tribute to the city's long forgotten past. Ideally situated between 3 of the city's most sought after neighbourhoods, the South End, the Theatre District and the Back Bay, this hotel is the perfect place to hang your hat after a hard day of exploring. This hotel might be convenient, but it's much more than just a base. Each of the 225 guestrooms combine luxury, comfort and elegance to ensure the most comfortable stay. As well as state-of-the-art facilities, each beautifully renovated guestroom features soft lighting, modern decor and furnishings and decadent Frette bed linen. If you can bear to leave the comfort of your room, why not mingle with the locals and get a feel for the real Boston as you sample some delicious New England fare at the Precinct Kitchen and Bar, or venture out to enjoy a spot of retail therapy at nearby Newbury Street.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Ideally situated between 3 of the city's most sought after neighbourhoods; South End, Theatre District and Back Bay. Convenient to Shopping and Fine Dining. Short walk to subway – green or orange line. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

225 spacious, stylish and contemporary rooms on 10 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, 46" LED HD Smart TV with on-demand films*, complimentary WiFi, iHome iPod docking station (for iPhone 5 and above), nightly turndown upon request, mini-bar*, Keurig coffee maker with gourmet coffee, mini-fridge available upon request, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and umbrella available on request. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size or or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms overlook the historic Back Bay neighbourhood with 1 king-size or or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premium Rooms have city views and include a nightly turndown service with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Corner King Rooms are located on high floors with city views and include a nightly turndown service with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Parlor Suites are also located on high floors and are spacious with city views. They include a separate living room, oversied bathroom, separate tub and walk-in shower and a nightly turndown service with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Precinct Kitchen & Bar. Apothecary Lounge serving complimentary coffee and tea. Fitness centre with cardio and weight training equipment. 24-hour room service*. Business centre*. Complimentary WiFi. Overnight valet parking from $48 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay in the presidential suite penthouse

Jul 11, 2019 Tim M Cleveland, Ohio

Pros - New Years Eve was our lucky night! I had reserved a “regular” room, but we were upgraded to a penthouse suite at check-in. I have no idea what I did to deserve this karmic treasure, but damn, that’s one amazing suite! Full views of the city, spacious, modern, lovely, and just plain fantastic. Apart from a couple of drinks downstairs at the… Read more
Pros - New Years Eve was our lucky night! I had reserved a “regular” room, but we were upgraded to a penthouse suite at check-in. I have no idea what I did to deserve this karmic treasure, but damn, that’s one amazing suite! Full views of the city, spacious, modern, lovely, and just plain fantastic. Apart from a couple of drinks downstairs at the Precinct Bar, we didn’t leave the room and enjoyed a stellar NYE indoors. - Precinct Bar: We’re bar snobs, and one of the reasons why I booked us at the Lowes is because, at least in my experience, its on-site restaurants and bars tend to be pretty awesome spots. Precinct is no exception. The bartenders were very, ahem, talented, and the drink menu rivals that of some of the city’s best craft cocktail joints. We only drank and had some charcuterie, so I cannot speak to the rest of the dinner menu, but the place was full of diners, and a couple next to us at the bar were Bostonians who like eating there. - Location: Copley Square is full of great shopping and bars. Cons - They put us in the penthouse. There were no cons. Good to Know - The hotel is just down the street from a T station — literally a couple blocks away. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Jul 9, 2019 LKH264 Brooklin, Canada

Great hoteloverall. Great service especially from Katelyn Assistant Manager, she did an excellent job helping us with our trip within Boston. The staff were incredible and the hotel was excellent. A great choice to stay with as they are central to everything. If you are looking for great customer service overall this is the hotel!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sunniest Room for My Birthday!

Jul 8, 2019 JennieNeg

I love the Loews Boston Hotel! I live about 7 minutes from it and decided to treat myself to a luxurious little stay-cation for my 40th birthday. Kaitlin, at the front desk, is so sweet!! I told her it was my special day and asked if I could have a room with tons of light. She gave me the most perfect corner room with lots of windows and a great… Read more
I love the Loews Boston Hotel! I live about 7 minutes from it and decided to treat myself to a luxurious little stay-cation for my 40th birthday. Kaitlin, at the front desk, is so sweet!! I told her it was my special day and asked if I could have a room with tons of light. She gave me the most perfect corner room with lots of windows and a great view! I filled the room with flowers, got some champagne, and had my friends over to pregame before a night on the town. Everyone loved it!! This may be the start of a new tradition :-) Thanks Kaitlin, you're the BEST! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel for a while....

Jul 7, 2019 GaryL2153 Houston, Texas

First of all, I want to shout out to the AMAZING staff I had the pleasure to interact with throughout my stay at Loews Boston Hotel: Ryan/Heather/Maeve/Sandy. This trip to Boston was a much-needed yet long over-due getaway from my crazy and exhausting work life. Upon choosing the hotel, I was determined that I am going to pick a hotel at a… Read more
First of all, I want to shout out to the AMAZING staff I had the pleasure to interact with throughout my stay at Loews Boston Hotel: Ryan/Heather/Maeve/Sandy. This trip to Boston was a much-needed yet long over-due getaway from my crazy and exhausting work life. Upon choosing the hotel, I was determined that I am going to pick a hotel at a convenient location yet still quiet enough for me to enjoy a couple of good nights of sleep. In the end, Loews was the only option and it did not disappoint at all. Location-wise, Loews is located in the Back Bay area which has everything you can think of, whether you'd like to go shopping, watch movies, have a nice meal, or just take a stroll around, this is the neighborhood you should consider. Amenities-wise, this hotel is also equipped with everything you can think of. At the lobby they have coffee and fresh lemonade ready for the residents. I indeed enjoyed a couple of nights of sound sleep which was exactly what I need. The room was also squeaky clean and spacious with decent air-conditioning and lighting. The gym, although on the smaller side, also has most of the necessary equipment. I was pleasantly surprised they have got a few Peloton bikes. They also have clean towels, apples, even a few sets of earphones for the users. This hotel literally has almost everything you could think of and more. Service-wise, this is where I will give this hotel a 11 out of 10. Upon checking into my room, I almost immediately got a text from Maeve, checking in to see if everything in the room looks fine. The morning before I checked out, I texted to see if I may check my luggage with the front desk after I check out. I also almost immediately got responded from three different people, Ryan/Heather/Sandy. All these text exchanges were also very personal and friendly which made me feel as if I was chatting with a group of old friends. Another shout-out to Ryan, and much appreciation to his recommendation, I was able to grab to some pastry on my way to the airport. Seriously, I already miss the hotel and these amazing people so much that I can't wait to go back and stay longer!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boston Gem

Jul 7, 2019 Phish2019 Toronto, Canada

Stayed here for a weekend getaway. Perfect Location: walked to Fenway Park, Boston Public Gardens, Cheers etc. Easy breezy check in and check out. Spacious and clean room; robes, heated towel rack and comfy bed. Hotel has a boutique city feel and the staff were all friendly and welcoming. Offered us umbrellas and ponchos one evening when it was… Read more
Stayed here for a weekend getaway. Perfect Location: walked to Fenway Park, Boston Public Gardens, Cheers etc. Easy breezy check in and check out. Spacious and clean room; robes, heated towel rack and comfy bed. Hotel has a boutique city feel and the staff were all friendly and welcoming. Offered us umbrellas and ponchos one evening when it was raining - nice touch. Had the valet parking & breakfast package which is well worth it. Amazing lobster & crab benny at Precinct restaurant. Would highly recommend and stay exceeded expectations. Read less