XV Beacon

Boston, USA

The hotel

This boutique hotel, originally built in 1903 boasts a Beaux Arts facade and art deco furnishings befitting to its evocative gas-lit street neighbourhood. XV Beacon combines the intimacy of a private residence with the service of a luxury hotel. Simply sophisticated, each floor leads to at most 7 bespoke guestrooms for an intimate feel. And old and new intermingle effortlessly: rooms feature modern rainforest showers and fireplaces, alongside traditional touches like fresh flowers and cashmere throws; the fine dining steakhouse Mooo…. hides a 4th-5th century Roman mosaic in its wine cellar; contemporary design details sit happily among original features like caged glass elevators, and its listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and modern luxuries like complimentary WiFi are set against that time-honoured ‘personal touch’, with a Concierge at your beck and call 24 hours a day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the historic Beacon Hill neighbourhood, a short stroll from the shops of Newbury Street. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

63 upscale rooms, chic and indulgent in design. All with a gas fireplace, 42” flatscreen TV, surround sound stereo system, iHome alarm clock radio, telephone, mini-bar*, safe, umbrella, fresh flowers, complimentary newspaper and bathrobes. Executive Classic Rooms are 310 sq ft and have 1 queen-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beacon Hill Studios and have a luxurious sitting area, views of Beacon Street, a love seat or two armchairs and an ottoman, a combined whirlpool tub and rainforest shower with 1 queen-size or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Mooo.... (steakhouse, award-winning wine collection, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and light bar menu). Fitness centre (24-hour, private trainers* and in-room yoga* available on request). 24-hour room service*. Art gallery. Concierge. Courtesy in-town Lexus service. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking* (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Jan 3, 2020 Roman B Wassenaar, The Netherlands

XV Beacon is very well located for exploring Boston on foot. It is just off the Boston Common, on Beacon Hill. The guest room was well appointed and comfortable, with an individual fireplace. There is also a small, but good gym on the top floor. The staff at XV Beacon are outstanding, friendly, and always ready to help. The only drawback of the… Read more
XV Beacon is very well located for exploring Boston on foot. It is just off the Boston Common, on Beacon Hill. The guest room was well appointed and comfortable, with an individual fireplace. There is also a small, but good gym on the top floor. The staff at XV Beacon are outstanding, friendly, and always ready to help. The only drawback of the hotel is that the lobby is small and there is no other common/public space to socialize or read a book. There is a restaurant with a bar on the premises, Moo, which is very nice. But it does not make up for the lack of a bigger lobby or a lounge. Otherwise, an excellent place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Have stayed twice and hope for more

Dec 31, 2019 Warren D

I stay at a lot of hotels and I give 15 Beacon top marks. The staff are all outstanding and professional and take pride in their job. The rooms are well appointed and house keeping is terrific. The restaurant adjoining the hotel deserves top marks as well . Wonderful to stay at a fine hotel and have a very good restaurant on site. I wish there… Read more
I stay at a lot of hotels and I give 15 Beacon top marks. The staff are all outstanding and professional and take pride in their job. The rooms are well appointed and house keeping is terrific. The restaurant adjoining the hotel deserves top marks as well . Wonderful to stay at a fine hotel and have a very good restaurant on site. I wish there were more hotels like this one. This place works for me. Please stay the same in the future. Thank you for the very pleasant hotel experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warm boutique hotel with a great location

Dec 7, 2019 adalbert3 Newport Beach, California

If you enjoy walking around historic downtown Boston, this is an ideal place to stay, as it is within walking distance of many of the major sites--Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, Old City Hall, the Old State House, Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Park Street Church, Kings Chapel and the King's Chapel Burying Ground… Read more
If you enjoy walking around historic downtown Boston, this is an ideal place to stay, as it is within walking distance of many of the major sites--Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, Old City Hall, the Old State House, Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Park Street Church, Kings Chapel and the King's Chapel Burying Ground to name a few. The staff is pleasant and we had two great breakfasts in Mooo... Restaurant which is right off the lobby. They have a deck up on the roof which one can use for sunning or relaxing. There are only two elevators which can make the wait a bit long--particularly if one of them is out of commission and we had a little problem in our room with our hot water---those small issues would not dissuade us from coming back, but my rating would have been an excellent instead of a very good without them. Check out my photos for more details. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Intimate and cosy hotel with top quality restaurant

Nov 27, 2019 EEBucks Bucks

Ideally placed for downtown Boston and Boston Common this hotel also provides a complimentary chauffeur service within the city. Everyone on the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful and the onsite restaurant was excellent. Every room has a fireplace which was fabulous to come in to after a long day exploring this wonderful city of Boston.… Read more
Ideally placed for downtown Boston and Boston Common this hotel also provides a complimentary chauffeur service within the city. Everyone on the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful and the onsite restaurant was excellent. Every room has a fireplace which was fabulous to come in to after a long day exploring this wonderful city of Boston. Our bed was extremely comfortable with gorgeous linens, pillows and duvets. Read less
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Nov 2, 2019 WineDog3561 Dallas, Texas

Beacon 15 Hotel Historical charm with elegant updates makes this hotel special. Located within walking minutes of Boston Common, the location is excellent. The concierge was very helpful with dinner reservations and directions. They offer complimentary transportation when available. We had a party of seven and utilized the vehicle several times.… Read more
Beacon 15 Hotel Historical charm with elegant updates makes this hotel special. Located within walking minutes of Boston Common, the location is excellent. The concierge was very helpful with dinner reservations and directions. They offer complimentary transportation when available. We had a party of seven and utilized the vehicle several times. We were very pleased with the service. The hotel staff was excellent. They were very helpful, pleasant and professional. The food was remarkable. The blueberry pancakes and lobster Mac and cheese was standouts. Great bar as well! Read less