The high-rise glass tower of the W Boston ascends up from the street, beaming neon lights on passersby and giving the impression before even stepping foot inside that this is more than a mainstream chain hotel. Even the service -- which TripAdvisor members say lives up to the brand's motto "whatever you want, whenever you want it " -- exceeds expectations.
First, a time-saving check-in app allows guests to drop their bags in their room without any lines and head straight for the happening lobby bar -- a landmark of the W name and the place for the fashion-forward crowd to both start and end the night. Families traveling with kids and those that prefer a quieter stay may find this lively bar scene a bit too much. There is also no pool or restaurant on site, so those looking for a one-stop shop should book elsewhere.
Upstairs, the most basic of the eight room types are comfy and come with a signature pillowtop mattress, but guests have to upgrade to the Fabulous Room for free Wi-Fi and better views.
The neighborhood's entertainment joints like the Wilbur, Orpheum and Wang theaters and the Charles Playhouse (home to the city's Blue Man Group) draw a lively crowd, with new eateries following suit in the up-and-coming neighborhood. Plus, many of the Boston staples are within walking distance. Boston Common -- the country's oldest park -- and Newbury Street are both a few blocks away. Copley Square is seven blocks away, and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is a 10-minute drive, or easily accessible from the Boylston or Chinatown "T" stops, each two blocks from the hotel.
From the press:
"Following the theme of the hotel, W Lounge caters to the see-and-be-seen crowd" -- Fodor's
"This trailblazing, chic and ever-so-slightly snooty urban hotel chain continues to expand around the country, but it hasn't yet reached the point at which hip and fashionable turns to yesterday's thing" -- Time Out
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Mini fridge available upon request.
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Video games on request
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
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
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 35 and USD 55 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
Valet parking fee: USD 53.00 per night
A pet fee will be charged per pet, per night plus a one-time pet cleaning fee
Refrigerator fee: USD 25 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Logan International Airport is about a 20-minute tax ride away that will run about $20-$30. Guests can take the Mp22 Massport Shuttle from the Airport Station for $5 roundtrip.
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.
It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.