W Boston

Boston, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

With views of Boston's glimmering city lights, W Boston Hotel overlooks the 24/7 Theatre District and is within walking distance of the best things to do in Boston, including Back Bay, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, and Beacon Hill. 235 guest rooms are equipped with visionary amenities and innovative decor. Savour and sip cocktails in the vibrant W Lounge or take a trip to the Secret Garden, and live the high life with lobster sliders and champagne inspired cocktails. If you're open to new and exciting ideas then the W Insider is on hand to invite you into a world where anything can happen.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Set right in the heart of the fashionable theatre district and within walking distance of Boston Common. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

238 newly renovated rooms on 15 floors. All with 55” HDTV, WiFi access*, smartphone sanctuary charging station, Bose® SoundLink mini speaker, coffee/tea making facilities, mini bar*, iron and ironing board, safe, complimentary bottled water, hairdryer, W Signature spa robes and Signature W beds. 

Wonderful Rooms are 280–350 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fabulous Rooms are 365 sq ft and overlook the Theatre District, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Spectacular King Rooms are 380 sq ft with iconic city views, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Mega Rooms are 400 - 510 sq ft and offer multi-faceted views of Boston's Theatre District, featuring an additional large chaise seating area with bar, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds with the option of an additional rollaway, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

Cool Corner Rooms are 480 sq ft and offer views of Boston's Theatre District from the corner location, and have an ample seating area as well as a separate bathtub and shower, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Marvelous Suites are 580 sq ft in size and situated on 15th floor featuring city views, with a large seating area as well as a separate bathtub and shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

W Urban Oasis (outdoor restaurant, open for dinner). Beer Garden @ W (serving a range of draft beers and Oktoberfest inspired plates). The Gallery (open for breakfast). W Lounge (serving light bites and drinks, open until 1:30am on Friday and Saturday). Secret Garden (serving classic summer dishes and champagne cocktails, advance reservations required). 

Resident DJ every Friday and Saturday evening. 

24-hour fitness centre. Art gallery.

WiFi access. W Insider concierge. Room service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be at least 18 years old to check-in to this hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay!

Aug 6, 2022 finnadian Toronto, Canada

We booked into the W Boston at the last minute for 2 nights mid-week. We had an excellent stay. The hotel is well situated close to Boston Common, and within walking distance to great restaurants in Back Bay. It's also just a 15-20 minute walk to pretty much anywhere in the downtown core. We splurged a bit and booked a Cool Corner King room - it… Read more
We booked into the W Boston at the last minute for 2 nights mid-week. We had an excellent stay. The hotel is well situated close to Boston Common, and within walking distance to great restaurants in Back Bay. It's also just a 15-20 minute walk to pretty much anywhere in the downtown core. We splurged a bit and booked a Cool Corner King room - it was a uniquely shaped room with two walls of window that meet at a sharp corner. All that glass provided for a great view of the surrounding area. The room was quite large, and the shape of it kept the bed quite far from the door which makes it feel all the more private and keeps any hallway noise at bay. The bathroom was large and modern. The building itself is maybe getting a bit old and it shows here and there, but not as though major renos are needed. Staff we encountered were efficient and professional. We had a car with us in Boston and while the valet was efficient, it's not for the faint of heart at $68 a night. It became clear to us the couple of times we were driving in the city that there is quite a severe shortage of parking for a city its size. Any more than 2 nights and I would've ditched the car before check in. The one drawback I will point out is the amount of street noise that comes through the windows. I live in Toronto and am used to the noise of a big city, but I had to use earplugs here. It seemed like the windows didn't block any street noise at all, and with the location being so close to Tufts Hospital, there were sirens constantly. Perhaps try and get a room higher up, I was on 7 and it was pretty loud. Overall, a great stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again. Read less
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Jul 28, 2022 Jim S Burlington, Massachusetts

This review is about W's "Bier garden." After sitting there for a good ten minutes in a not-full bar/restaurant, the only one who showed up was the guy pouring the water. We finally asked him to send over a waitress. When I ordered the German beer, I was advised they were out of it. At 6:30 pm. On a Saturday night. And then they didn't have the… Read more
This review is about W's "Bier garden." After sitting there for a good ten minutes in a not-full bar/restaurant, the only one who showed up was the guy pouring the water. We finally asked him to send over a waitress. When I ordered the German beer, I was advised they were out of it. At 6:30 pm. On a Saturday night. And then they didn't have the next five beers I asked for. "You're a beer garden, right?" I asked. Yes, but they were "changing out the equipment." All of it? We ordered calamari, my wife a burger and fries and I got spicy shrimp stew. It took another ten minutes for the beer to show up. The calamari was pretty good but we’ve had better. The waitress disappeared for quite a while. There were a couple of manager-looking types running around but none of them stopped by. My wife declared her burger "pretty good." But the height of this hotel's indifference to service or food was my "spicy shrimp stew." It was neither spicy nor a stew. It was maybe ten shrimp on a metal plate with a Ragu sauce on top. That's not a stew. And it was not spicy. It was ok but don't call it spicy if it's not. I had the feeling that nobody had ever requested it before and they made something up. I would have sent it back but we'd already been sitting there for half our lives and just wanted to leave. If you are visiting the theater district, skip this joint. Go to Rock Bottom right across the street. Way better in service and food. Just make sure you get a reservation. But this place sucks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating fancy room good location

Jul 19, 2022 Jonathan S Santa Ana, CA

finishes in the room were updated. nice bathroom. bar had a dj and was popular at night. easy to walk to things. good experience. keyless entry on your phone is always nice. service was good. coffee in the lobby but also options close by.
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Jul 12, 2022 John H Kent, Ohio

A well-earned five stars. This was the first time I've ever stayed at a W Hotel, even though I have Platinum status. Awesome location, such a friendly staff, and a beautiful lobby. I loved everything about this hotel - the well-appointed amenities, the large Spectacular room on the 12th floor, the front desk and door team, and the entire vibe of… Read more
A well-earned five stars. This was the first time I've ever stayed at a W Hotel, even though I have Platinum status. Awesome location, such a friendly staff, and a beautiful lobby. I loved everything about this hotel - the well-appointed amenities, the large Spectacular room on the 12th floor, the front desk and door team, and the entire vibe of the hotel. Excellent stay that really enhanced my trip to Boston. Read less
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Jun 29, 2022 itbetterbeclean New York City, New York

2 night June stay, booked standard room and used a marriott SNR for corner king upgrade. 9pm Friday arrival its about 10-15 min walk from Amtrak South station. Check in fast and efficient, 10th floor room huge bathroom big and everything extremely clean, try to get 01/02 corner rooms as they are larger versus other side of building. … Read more
2 night June stay, booked standard room and used a marriott SNR for corner king upgrade. 9pm Friday arrival its about 10-15 min walk from Amtrak South station. Check in fast and efficient, 10th floor room huge bathroom big and everything extremely clean, try to get 01/02 corner rooms as they are larger versus other side of building. Housekeeping great, they left us extra toiletries and towels. Breakfast in restaurant excellent, platinums get $50 credit per couple, service is very quick and food was nice and hot. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less