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Financial District - Downtown - Boston Common

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

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Why We Love It

  • Has more than a mere fitness center -- guests get free access to a full-fledged Equinox Sports Club
  • Boston Common is next door, and top Freedom Trail sights are within a 10- to 15-minute walk
  • The staff sets this place apart, with friendliness and enviable attention to detail
  • Not the cutting edge of style, but features calming neutrals and plush furnishings

“Refreshingly intimate” -- Oyster.com

Map & Directions

The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common is a 30-minute taxi ride from Boston Logan International Airport, costing about $25-$30. If you want to take public transportation, the hotel can be accessed in 25 minutes by taking the blue line to the orange line to Chinatown and walking three minutes to the hotel.

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As with most Ritz-Carlton hotels, it's the top-notch service that lifts this pricey pad above all the other pricey pads in Boston. Past guests uniformly rave over a team that greets you by name, hails a cab, pours a cup of coffee, and fluffs up a duvet for nightly turn-down.

Do not expect flashy or cutting-edge interiors. This hotel has the kind of neutral, contemporary furnishings that make you feel comfortable but aren't trying to impress you with high style. What will impress though is the health club. It's expansive and upscale, a full-fledged branch of the tony Equinox Sports Club chain, with 114,000 square feet of spa, swimming pool and class studios.

The hotel is right across the street from Boston Common and on the same block as the Chinatown stop of the T transit system. Chinatown itself is home to lots of affordable dining spots, or a 10-minute walk north to historic Beacon Hill offers swankier options.

From the press:
  • “One of the city's best gyms, with its own spa, salon, and pool” -- Oyster.com
  • "Knowledgeable and memorable service that includes doormen who remember your name" -- Zagat
  • “A sleek, contemporary spot that speaks more to rock stars than royalty” -- Fodor’s


General Hotel guests 16 and over will have access to Equinox Sports Club, directly connected to the hotel.

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • 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.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 24.00 and USD 28.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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