Boston Park Plaza

Arlington Street 50 Park Plaza | Boston, MA 02116-3912  [SEE MAP]Boston, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Centrally located hotel with recently renovated rooms
Standard rooms are on the smaller side

Situated in the heart of downtown Boston, within walking distance of the Boston Public Garden, Boston Common and Newbury Street's high-end restaurants and shops, Boston Park Plaza is perfectly located for both business and leisure travelers. An iconic staple of the city's skyline for nearly a century, the hotel has attracted a well-heeled clientele for generations and underwent an extensive renovation in 2017. The updated guest rooms and suites boast crisp white decor and dark wood accents, plus perks like smart TVs and blackout shades. However, standard rooms only offer 150 square feet of space. For more room, consider upgrading to the Garden Suite or the Presidential Suite, which come with a full kitchen or bar. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll have access to on-site facilities like 32 meeting and event spaces, a fitness center and a restaurant with fresh, Boston-inspired cuisine. Recent guests said the highlight of this hotel is its central location, though the professional customer service and clean rooms also received high praise. Keep in mind that because this property is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group, iPrefer Hotel Rewards members can accrue or use points when staying here.

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Location
Boston, MA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel
Primary View
City center
Style
Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Boston Magazine

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Located on Arlington Street between the Public Garden and the Theater District, Boston Park Plaza has welcomed presidents, celebrities, and everyday travelers for 90 years.

Fodor's Travel

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The old-school 1927 building is just as historically grand as ever, as evidenced in its gilded, chandelier-lighted lobby, which houses the new restaurant and lounge, Off the Common, and classically decorated rooms.

Oyster.com

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Built in 1927, this huge, historic hotel has a grand lobby and a central location near the Boston Common, but its rooms are a bit older and cramped, and its restaurants and amenities are unremarkable.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3348 have reviewed the Boston Park Plaza, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3348 reviews 4.0 (based on 3348 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Boston Park Plaza feature modern decor with white walls and linens, gray accents and dark wood furniture. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs with Chromecast, safes and Keurig coffee makers. The hotel's $20 nightly facilities fee also covers high-speed Wi-Fi access and local and domestic long distance phone calls.
  • Adjoining rooms
  • E-checkout via guest room TVs

Standard room size150 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Just east of the hip Back Bay neighborhood, the Boston Park Plaza is a stone's throw away from Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. The hotel's location makes it a good starting point for sightseers. The best of the city is accessible via the Arlington T stop, which sits one block away, or via the 24-hour taxi service located at the hotel's entrance.
  • Located about 5 miles southeast of Boston Logan International Airport
  • No self-parking on-site, but a parking garage is available across the street
  • Airport shuttle service available through GO Boston Shuttle for an additional fee
  • 24-hour valet parking ($51)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The hotel's only restaurant, Off the Common, serves locally inspired dishes daily. Additional options, such as a modern steakhouse and an Irish pub, are available just outside the hotel's lobby in other parts of the building. There's also a Starbucks outpost nearby.
  • Room service available every day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and between 3 and 11 p.m.
  • Off the Common only serves breakfast on weekends

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

The Boston Park Plaza does not have an on-site spa, but guests can arrange in-room treatments through the concierge. An Exhale Spa outpost is also available across the street.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The hotel's central location makes it perfect for families visiting Boston. Guests can walk to popular kid-friendly attractions like the Boston Public Garden, Boston Common and the Boston Children's Museum.
    • Cribs can fit in most accommodations
    • Connecting guest rooms available for families with older children
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel's daily facilities fee covers access to the on-site Lynx Fitness Club, which features 20,000 square feet of space and a variety of cardio and weight-training equipment. The club also offers classes ranging from yoga to HIIT to boot camp.
    • Fitness center has Boston's first Topgolf Swing Suite
    • Personal training sessions available
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Boston Park Plaza has earned the Pinnacle Award for Successful Meetings multiple times, so organizers can rest easy knowing that their event will run smoothly. The hotel boasts an impressive 50,000 square feet of event space, and its largest option – the Grand Ballroom – can accommodate up to 1,130 people for theater-style functions. There is also an on-site FedEx Business Center, which offers personal computers, internet access and printing and faxing services.
    • Business center open 24 hours a day

    Number of meeting rooms32

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The Boston Park Plaza permits up to two dogs in each room for a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $75 per stay. No weight, height or breed restrictions apply.
    • Pet waiver must be signed at check-in
    • Concierge can arrange pet-sitting and dog walking services
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The Boston Park Plaza's main wedding venue is the Grand Ballroom, which has floor-to-ceiling windows, original Baccarat Crystal chandeliers and ornate balconies. Couples can make use of the hotel's wedding team to help customize whichever wedding package they choose.
    • More intimate spaces available
    • Property can host bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and other wedding-related events

    Maximum wedding guest capacity450

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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