Financial District - Downtown - Boston Common

W Boston

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Lively bar scene that is good for before or after dinner drinks
  • Entertainment on the block includes the Blue Man Group, concerts at the Orpheum and comedy at the historic Wilbur Theatre
  • There is no on-site restaurant or pool, but the service is fantastic
  • A few blocks south of Boston Common and Newbury Street

"Caters to the see-and-be-seen crowd" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities Mini fridge available upon request.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 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.


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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*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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