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
Recently stayed one night on business. Admittedly I didn't use majority of the hotel or it's facilities, but in summary:
1) Fast and friendly check-in/out
2) Good central location
3) Spacious room, clean and comfortable bed
4) Free WIFI, worked well
5) Large TV, plenty of channels
6) Efficient, polite service at breakfast
1) Felt dated from the minute I entered the hotel
2) Rooms very bland, just like any other hotel room
3) No kettle or coffee making equipment in the room
4) Plenty of hot water in the shower, but average power
5) Breakfast average (again, felt like standard hotel stuff, just more expensive)
Overall, hard to justify the premium associated with 4 seasons for this property. It just felt quite dated. That said, service was good throughout.
We stayed 2 nights during spring break. Hotel staffs were really good at guest recognition. Front dest agent - Karah was friendly : checking in was very smooth and quick and the door man (sorry - we didn’t get his name) was really nice and keep calling our last name and saying greetings whenever he sees us. After we came back from the tour he said “Welcom back” that made us to feel four seasons hotel is our home. Thank you Four seasons Boston! Oh! And thank you for the beautiful birthday amenity for my son! He loved loved it!!