Set a few blocks south of Boston Common in what was once home to the Boston Police Headquarters is the landmark Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel. A 2014 makeover spruced up the hotel into a boutique-style city dwelling primed for seeing the sights.
Now, all that remains of its former life are the original marble floors and the 1920s Beaux Arts facade. Through the lobby, an illuminated glass staircase leads guests upstairs, where Frette linens, heated towel racks plus free bottled water and Wi-Fi polish off modernized guest rooms. The business and fitness centers are both open round the clock.
Downstairs, Precinct Bar + Grill -- a new addition with the renovation -- serves a menu of New England seafood staples such as lobster, oysters and a whole clam bake. Diners can opt for indoor seating or, in the warmer months, step down below the sidewalk to the outdoor terrace. Guests can take advantage of this Travelzoo deal to save on dinner and drinks. The hotel's location on the border of the Back Bay and the hip South End also means there's no shortage of eateries nearby.
The start of the Freedom Trail -- a brick path that leads past 16 historic city sites -- is a 10-minute walk away. Copley Square is three blocks west, housing the Boston Public Library and neighbor to the Prudential Center and Skywalk Observatory. A short ways beyond that is Fenway Park, accessible on foot or a T ride from the Arlington stop, three blocks from the hotel.
From the press:
"This place exudes hip history with 21st-century amenities" -- Fodor's
"The recent renovation resulted in luxurious rooms done in blues and browns and beiges" -- Lonely Planet
"Guest rooms are superb" -- Time Out
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Mini fridge available upon request.
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Valet parking fee: USD 42.00 per day (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee
Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Boston Back Bay train station is a six-minute walk from the hotel. Boston Logan International Airport is about a 20-minute drive.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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