Beaux Arts Made New
What it is
A 63-room hideaway in cobblestoned Beacon Hill with top-tier service.
What it isn't
Tired. The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America, but is so beyond chic you’d never know it.
What we think
XV Beacon stands on a pre-Revolutionary 1772 granite foundation—once home to merchant Edward Bromfield—but that’s not the only revolutionary thing about it. The Chef d’Or concierge is yours as soon as you book, should you require Red Sox box seats. Your room is stocked with cashmere blankets, 400-thread-count Frette linens, surround-sound stereos, floral arrangements and gas fireplaces (yes, in every single room). It’s so well appointed you may never want to leave—and you don’t have to, thanks to Mooo, their on-site restaurant, which will bring you anything your hungry heart desires from the room service menu, be it grilled Faroe Island salmon or panko and parmesan crusted onion rings. Did we mention each room is stocked with Krug Champagne?
You're here because
Unlike other “pet friendly” hotels that charge an exorbitant fee for every set of paws to cross the threshold, XV Beacon is actually pet friendly. Instead of a set fee, they ask that you make a suggested donation. Fido-approved.
You never were able to move into the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, try as you did. But XV Beacon’s art collection scratches that itch. Every corner you turn, you spy something that drops your draw—be it a Roman mosaic crafted in the fourth century or a portrait by Gilbert Stuart painted in the 18th century. While you’re here, it all feels like yours.
Restaurants & Bars
Mooo....Restaurant - Trendy steakhouse
Picnic in the park
Boston Duck Tour - Narrated boat tour
New England Aquarium
Boston's Children Museum
Half a block from iconic Boston Common, two from the Old South Meeting House, one from King’s Chapel. Basically, in the cradle of the American Revolution.