The Loews Hotel in Boston is situated in the Back Bay district, at the intersection of Stuart and Berkeley Streets. As you can see from the photo, the building looks distinctive – it’s indeed an old headquarters of Boston PD! Now renovated to an upscale boutique hotel, this property owned by the Loews chain offers over 200 rooms for its guests.
What people who stayed here liked about
Good service – These top class hotels of Boston can’t afford to lose any customers or get badmouthed due to unprofessional staff. Hence, they hire only the best people in industry. People noted the employers in this boutique hotel were eager to help – not only the people at reception, but valets and porters as well!
Easy to catch subway – The hotel is situated so that to reach both the green line at Arlington and orange line at Back Bay station, it only takes a 5 minute walk (that said, to different directions!).
Shopping easy – The famous shopping/bar avenue Newbury Street is 3 blocks away.
Comfortable beds – Some hotels get a lot of positive comments about the level of beds, so does this. So if you require a good night’s sleep, consider this Loews Hotel a good option!
Free coffee – The lounge has a complimentary coffee/tea machine.
What people who stayed here didn’t like
Bar might get noisy – The flip side of the bar and its terrace is, it can get quite noisy in the summertime. Some people unfortunately experienced this. My advice is, ask for a room with windows to other areas than the terrace if you’re doubtful about this.
Expensive car parking – There’s a friendly valet service, but unfortunately it costs 50 dollars a day.
WiFi only for 3 guests – The wireless Internet seems to have a limitation: it only works for 3 guests per room at a time. This is of course only a problem if there are four people traveling, but a problem nonetheless.
Fastest way to get to downtown
Walk quarter a mile to Arlington subway station, take green line metro to Haymarket. Takes about 15 minutes all in all.