Raffles Boston

Boston, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

It's an iconic brand known for it's elegant, luxurious hotels - and this one was the first American outpost. Right in the heart of the city, with easy access to transport links and the neighbourhoods main hotspots, a stay at Raffles Boston offers top quality service everywhere you look. All rooms come with Raffles Butler service included, so no request will go unanswered. In between exploring the culture and history of Back Bay, you can relax on the 4th floor welness haven, complete with a lap pool, couples treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. All that relaxing and you'll be in the mood for an evening cocktail i'm sure. Long Bar & Terrace (a tribute to the original Raffles in Singapore) offers fantastic views to accompany your drink, or the Blind Duck is a speakeasy bar that you won't want to miss. 

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Adjacent to Boston Bay Bay train station, and one block away from Copley Square. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: approximately 15 minutes.

Hotel information

147 rooms and suites across 35 floors, inspired by brownstone homes of the Back Bay neighbourhood. All with butler service, complimentary WiFi access, Bluetooth sound bar, 4K UHD 65-inch TV, bath robes and slippers, rain shower and/or deep soaking tub, Guerlain bath amenities, Nespresso coffee maker and tea facilities, and mini bar*.

Deluxe Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Premier Rooms have an additional seating area, offering views of the Back Bay neighbourhood, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Grand Rooms have a larger bathroom with double vanity, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Signature Suites feature a separate living room, dining table for 2, wet bar and a seeparate powder room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Premier Suites are slightly larger in size and feature a separate living room, dining table for 2, wet bar and a seeparate powder room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Raffles Suite is located on the 14th floor with the best views of the city, and features an expansive living room, fireplace, baby grand piano, dining table, full bar counter, fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom, powder room, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

La Padrona (Italian bar and restaurant, open for dinner) .Amar (Portugese cuisine, open for dinner). Blind Duck (cocktail bar, open Tues - Sat). Long Bar & Terrace (New England classics, open for all-day dining and drinks). Cafe Pastel (all-day European style cafe and bakery). Room service*.

4th floor wellness haven with swimming pool, jaccuzzi, 24-hour fitness centre, spa treatments*, sauna and steam room.

Complimentary WiFi access. Raffles butler service. Valet parking $74 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). Laundry service*. 

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (35)
  • Very good (4)
  • Average (1)
  • Poor (3)
  • Terrible (5)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Taking Boston to another level

Jun 9, 2024 Antony A

Beautiful spacious room and wonderful customer service. Excellent cafe and bar with awesome views. Very well located and easy access to all of the retail and shops on Newbury Street and Back Bay. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend.
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Jun 4, 2024 sunshineydaysforever

This was our family’s first trip to Boston, and what a way to see it, being based at one of the newest (and most impressive) hotels there! We were so well-placed to explore this wonderful city, which is truly beautiful. Raffles Boston is welcoming, modern and exudes a relaxing atmosphere that feels luxurious at the same time. Rooms are incredible… Read more
This was our family’s first trip to Boston, and what a way to see it, being based at one of the newest (and most impressive) hotels there! We were so well-placed to explore this wonderful city, which is truly beautiful. Raffles Boston is welcoming, modern and exudes a relaxing atmosphere that feels luxurious at the same time. Rooms are incredible and the views from our suite were stunning. Staff are friendly and excellent at anticipating needs, which just makes it all the more easy to relax. Our son enjoyed the swimming pool, as did we - the amenities are excellent. We had several lovely breakfasts and dinners at the Long Bar and Terrace - such an impressive venue with sensational views, an exciting menu and top drinks to boot! We left Raffles Boston already planning our return trip - mightily impressed! Read less
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May 30, 2024 Seth W Evanston, Illinois

Raffles Boston is a true gem. The architect/designers have created something perfectly timeless: elegant and modern, using natural materials of stone, wood and leather. Every surface looks and feels luxurious without being stuffy. The bars, restaurants, gym, pool and meeting rooms are all incredibly inviting. Combine that with service that… Read more
Raffles Boston is a true gem. The architect/designers have created something perfectly timeless: elegant and modern, using natural materials of stone, wood and leather. Every surface looks and feels luxurious without being stuffy. The bars, restaurants, gym, pool and meeting rooms are all incredibly inviting. Combine that with service that goes the extra mile from a super attentive staff. This is a big win for Boston. Congratulations, Raffles team. Come to Chicago next! Read less
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May 22, 2024 Inspire627073

Very elegant property. People were very nice. Getting a drink at the bar should not be so difficult at such a high end hotel. Finally sat at the long bar on our fourth attempt over two days. Got rejected repeatedly even though plenty of tables and seats available. Hostess Shane was more like a gatekeeper. Pleasant but very controlling. Really… Read more
Very elegant property. People were very nice. Getting a drink at the bar should not be so difficult at such a high end hotel. Finally sat at the long bar on our fourth attempt over two days. Got rejected repeatedly even though plenty of tables and seats available. Hostess Shane was more like a gatekeeper. Pleasant but very controlling. Really found it off-putting. Need to rethink the space and process. Read less
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May 10, 2024 Sayyeda U

Hello, I would like to provide feedback on my stay at the Raffles Boston. To be honest, it felt very expensive compared to the service provided. Upon arrival, despite having paid a substantial amount, I was initially given a very small room. I requested a change because it seemed like they were trying to take advantage of me. Furthermore, I was… Read more
Hello, I would like to provide feedback on my stay at the Raffles Boston. To be honest, it felt very expensive compared to the service provided. Upon arrival, despite having paid a substantial amount, I was initially given a very small room. I requested a change because it seemed like they were trying to take advantage of me. Furthermore, I was promised a complimentary spa service during booking, which was not provided upon my arrival, an omission I find quite dishonest. My package was supposed to include breakfast, yet every time I inquired, I was told I needed to pay, which was disturbing and inconvenient throughout my stay. Additionally, upon checking out, I was erroneously charged an extra $200, which was only removed after I pointed it out. Moreover, for two bottles of Coke and a chocolate from the fridge, they charged me approximately $70, which is exorbitant.. The overall experience was far from relaxing and contributed to a stressful, mentally taxing environment, which is unacceptable given the deceptive practices and overcharging. Read less