The Langham Boston
A Landmark Reborn
What it is
Tucked inside the onetime Federal Reserve Bank: a newly revamped 312-room hotel with a buzzing cocktail bar and pool pavilion.
What it isn't
Hangry. The two on-site restaurants include authentic Italian boite GRANA, under the soaring atrium of the original bank’s grand hall.
What we think
It takes a lot to make pulses quicken in Boston, where there is no shortage of jaw-dropping hotel stays. But the just redone Langham is worthy of a trip to the city founded in 1630 alone, because it combines the best of old and new in one thoroughly pampering stay. Guest rooms have an average footprint of 348 square feet (roomy, for a Boston historic property) and are adorned in the type of preppy-meets-sleek style you’d want in this town, including tufted leather headboards in Ivy League maroon, panelled walls, and pinstriped upholstery that’s business-meets-pleasure incarnate. (Ask for a window that peeps out on the lush trellises and ornate fountain of Norman B. Leventhal Park.) It’s definitely worth booking a Club-level room for a flotilla of perks, including gratis refreshments served from morning until night, private check-in and check-out, and even pressing of three articles of clothing when you arrive. #Heavenly.
You're here because
You’ve become a bit of an architecture buff, and the Renaissance Revival structure was inspired by Rome’s Palazzo della Cancelleria. Fun fact: there are reportedly still moldings made of gold coins on the Pearl Street entry doors that date to its 1922 origins as a bank.
You’ve never truly enjoyed yourself at a bank. But sitting and sipping on the terrace at The Fed, the hotel’s cheekily named cocktail bar, you’re nothing short of jubilant. This is Boston at its best—and the founding fathers would be delighted by it.
Restaurants & Bars
The newly renovated Langham Boston will offer two new dining concepts, an eclectic dining venue and a redesigned signature cocktail bar at the lobby level
Within the age-old Business District, a three block walk from the Old South Meeting House (where the Boston Tea Party kicked off) and four blocks from the Old State House, built in 1713.