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Taj Boston

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Why We Love It

  • A top location: the intersection where Newbury Street's shops meet the Boston Public Garden
  • Traditional elegance and great staff -- expect turndown service and, in suites, fireplace butlers
  • This used to be a Ritz, so you know the standards are high even if the look is aging a bit
  • Standard rooms are nearly twice the size of the Boston average, with Frette linens and Molton Brown toiletries

"Old-school elegant [with] glorious views" -- Fodor's

88% (57 Member Ratings)

"Old boston charm "
Mar 14, 2017
Methuen, MA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is one block north of a Green Line T train station, which connects with other lines within one or two stops to reach Amtrak stations or the train to the airport. A taxi from the airport takes about 30 minutes and about $30.

Rooms & Rates

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It never hurts to follow in the Ritz's footsteps, and when Taj took over this hotel from Ritz, they inherited a top location and graceful bone structure. The look is classic upscale: heavy drapery, traditional furnishings, gold, brass and marble accents. Not too trendy, with plenty of space: The standard room is nearly twice the size of the Boston average, and suites are huge.

All suites also come with wood-burning fireplaces, complete with a fireplace butler. There's also "Boston's best" afternoon tea service (Fodor's) and a rooftop apiary providing honey for the cocktails.

Guests consistently praise the accommodating and friendly staff, as well as the neighborhood. Right across the street is Boston Public Garden, which within a five-minute amble reaches Boston Common. The hotel is on the edge of Newbury Street, lined with some of the city's swankiest shops.

  • "In true blueblood fashion, the décor is upscale, but not flashy, with richly-textured wall fabrics and tasseled drapes in a palette of beige, gold, rose and blue" -- Forbes Travel Guide
  • "An excellent luxury pick" -- Oyster.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to age 2. Extra beds available on request: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (maximum weight: 80 pounds) are allowed on request; free of charge.

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: A Valet Parking Fee of $49.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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

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88% Positive
(57 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Taj Boston over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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We checked in and our keys did not work. Three sets didn't work. Never fixed.
Jayne Mar 14, 2017 Wakefield, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Old boston charm
Laurence Mar 14, 2017 Methuen, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
the helpful staff, the location and the room I was provided
David Mar 07, 2017 Brunswick, ME, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, staff and friendliness.
Other Comments
We have done this twice. This time we were unable to go because I was ill. We were unable to switch dates but my son and his fiancee was able to go in our place. It was a perfect gift for them. They mentioned to the desk the were getting engaged and the hotel upgraded them. They had a fab time. Thank you Taj.
Charles Mar 06, 2017 Mattapoisett, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location is perfect. Upper floors provide great views of the city. You are within walking distance for shopping/dining on Boylston St, Prudential Center, Newbury St, Tremont St, Copley Square - cut through the Public Gardens and Boston Common to arrive at the State House and Washington Crossing. Everything about this hotel is classy. The Bar is a typical Boston Bar with dark wood and a cozy, comfortable feel overlooking the Public Garden. Great for a nightcap or glass of wine before a day of shopping! Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was delicious. Would highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to return!
Other Comments
I felt pampered. The staff was phenomenal.
Kathleen Mar 06, 2017 WHITMAN, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
It's a special place.
Victoria Mar 06, 2017 Ipswich, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Old World elegance in a great location. Every member of the staff was polite, helpful, and friendly.
Donna Mar 05, 2017 East Thetford, VT, United States
Enjoyed Most
Fireplace and choice of wood along with great staff
Other Comments
Wonderful location
mary Feb 27, 2017 framingham, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Service, attention to details
Other Comments
Would stay again
Debra Feb 20, 2017 Dracut, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The view and the fireplace.
Other Comments
So nice that they upgraded us!
Kelly Jan 30, 2017 South Hamilton, MA, United States

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