by Whitney Rife
Set in the ritzy Back Bay neighborhood of Beantown, Four Seasons Hotel Boston overlooks the city’s beautiful Public Garden. Well-appointed rooms and suites display an old-world charm with soft colors and wood accents. DVD players, terrycloth robes, marble bathrooms and down bedding are featured in the rooms, and a complimentary newspaper can be delivered to your door.
A hotel restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the gardens, an an indoor swimming pool and spa tub view the State House. Aside from the pool, the hotel caters to children with kid-sized robes, slippers, children’s toiletries and welcome gifts. Complimentary toys, books, games and movies are also available to use during your stay, and children receive milk and cookies at bedtime. Best of all, however, is the Top Secret Ice Cream Club, open from 8 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Kids enjoy their favorite ice cream, served by the resident Ice Cream Man, along with their favorite toppings! Plus, children are encouraged to sign the club’s walls and get a souvenir photo. Oh, and did we mention wearing pajamas to the club is encouraged?!
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Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Children's amenities
- Top Secret Ice Cream Club
I travel for work a lot - 150 days per year. And admittedly I stay at this hotel every time I visit Boston which is once or twice per year. And every time something happens to annoy me.
You may so, so what?
A premium brand like Four Seasons should have consistent and very good service.
The rooms are beautiful, and the location is great. I can go running along the paths by the Charles River about a half mile away.
But each time I visit I wait over five minutes to be able to check in - typically with only one person on duty. In fact, the front desk seems to be chronically understaffed.
Now five minutes seems like a silly thing to complain about. But when you are tired, travelling, and it is 9:30 pm at night it feels like forever. So the whole time you just think to yourself “I am at a Four Seasons, why am I waiting”.
Anyway, there were a few other service glitches during my 12 hour stay.
So while I would stay again just out of sheer inertia there are many other nice places to stay in Boston.
This was an Amazing hotel experience at the Four Seasons!, It will forever spoil me for any future hotel stays. It sets a very high bar for others to achieve.
The rooms were roomy and very clean and the staff was amazing in their attentiveness and seemed to genuinely care for us as guests.