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The Colonnade Boston

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in upmarket Back Bay, opposite the Prudential Center
  • John Hancock Tower & Boston Public Library are 10 minutes' walk away
  • Rooms have views of historic South End or Huntington Avenue
  • It's 10 minutes by the T (Boston's transport system) to ice skating at Frog Pond

98%
Enjoyed This
(135 Member Ratings)
"Rooftop bar is special. Also, the attached restaurant, Brasserie Jo, was excellent."
Jan
09. Jul 2017
Worcester, MA, USA

Map & Directions

Boston Logan International Airport is around 15 minutes away by taxi.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Colonnade Hotel is a chic property in the Back Bay neighbourhood, southwest of Boston Harbour and the North End.

Back Bay is an upmarket district of Victorian brownstone houses and high-end shops. The Prudential Center mall is across the road from the hotel, and Copley Place mall is next door. It's also in a good spot for sights: the hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the John Hancock Tower, a 62-storey observation tower, and the 19th-century Boston Public Library (free tours run daily). It is a 30-minute walk from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Prudential Station, on the Green line of the T (Boston's transport system), is right outside the hotel. The journey to Park Street, for ice skating at Frog Pond in Boston Common in the winter, takes 10 minutes.

The hotel's restaurant, Brasserie Jo, serves French dishes created by James Beard-nominated chef Jean Joho. Fodor's is a fan of their "fantastic salads", and recommends the niçoise. The hotel also has a rooftop pool (open Memorial Day-Labor Day), and a 1000-square-foot gym stocked with fresh fruit, towels and water.

Spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of historic South End or Huntington Avenue. In-room amenities include a Keurig coffeemaker and free Wi-Fi.

Travelzoo tip: The Holiday Pops 2016, during which the Boston Symphony Orchestra will play popular Christmas music, runs from 30 November-31 December. The Symphony Hall is 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.

From the press:


  • "The views are some of the main highlights at the Colonnade, as each room has floor-to-ceiling windows that (wait for it) actually open" -- Travel + Leisure

  • "There are many reasons to stay at the Colonnade, such as its handsome guest rooms, which are well equipped with both high-tech gadgetry and simple pleasures (like a rubber duck in your bathtub)" -- Lonely Planet 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Services Safe in reception

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Public car park (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request: free of charge.

Pets: One pet, per room is allowed on request, free of charge. A Pet Policy to be reviewed and signed at the time of check-in, pets are not allowed to be left in the guest rooms unsupervised and the hotel housekeeping department will not enter the rooms while pets are in the rooms. 

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: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $48.00 (subject to tax) per day and includes in and out privileges, provided that guests notify the front desk they are parked on-property. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(135 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Colonnade Boston over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
room and we upgraded! staff,NO valet parking - had to carry our baggage from the garage to the room - really unpleasant.
David 23. Jul 2017 New Haven, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooftop bar is special. Also, the attached restaurant, Brasserie Jo, was excellent.
Jan 09. Jul 2017 Worcester, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were delightful with beautiful bedding, very comfortable beds, and small table in the room for sitting and working-just great!
Other Comments
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Holly 14. Apr 2017 Wayne, ME, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was large, clean and up-to-date. Staff was friendly, particularly the bell hops. The location was great. Close to Fenway and easy walk or T ride everywhere else.
Karen 14. Apr 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great accommodations, great staff, great location. Staying at the Colonnade helped to make for a wonderful trip to Boston. We look forward to our next visit.
Other Comments
The hotel is within walking distance of terrific South End restaurants, but worth keeping in mind the Colonnade's Brasserie Jo is a wonderful option at all times of day.
Richard 16. Apr 2017 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location classic place
DEAIRPODRE HEERSINK 18. Apr 2017 Brunswick, ME, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great room, friendly staff.
Other Comments
Excellent Travelzoo deal. Thanks.
Carol 06. Feb 2017 Natick, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
How friendly the staff was. We did have one rather chilly waiter in Brasserie Jo, but otherwise, everyone was delightful and went out of their way to help us.
Briane 21. Feb 2017 Madison, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room and staff where great. Had a great experience.
Other Comments
The breakfast host at the restaurant Brassiere Jo was not very pleasant. When we where originally sat down, our table was a small and we felt cramped. We asked to change to another table and he was annoyed we wanted to change but did give us another table. The restaurant was not packed. It also took as asking a couple of times to get some service. Other than this experience we had a good time.
Marie 30. Jan 2017 Stoneham, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel was great and the staff were very accommodating. And the location was excellent - the subway station was right outside the door.
Other Comments
Great deal for the hotel and location
Joseph 31. Jan 2017 Philadelphia, AL, USA

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