Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street | Boston, MA 02116-3417  [SEE MAP]Boston, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Located near the Newbury Street at the western side of Boston Common
Some recent guests felt the decor was outdated
There's no question as to why the Taj refers to itself as the "crown jewel of Boston hotels." This immaculate hotel features just about everything you could ever need: a restaurant, a bar, fitness facilities, a business center and even babysitting services. Its central location is ideal for urbanites as well. Perched on the edge of the Boston Public Garden, the Taj sits surrounded by the ultra-chic Newbury Street shops and galleries. And its prime address is one major reason travelers loved this property. Should you prefer to dine in rather than explore the neighborhood, you'll find scrumptious South American- and French-inspired entrees served here. As far as bedding down here is concerned, guests report a restful night's sleep thanks to the plush accommodation furnishings and amenities, which include wooden armoires, flat-screen TVs and a soothing color palette of rose, blue, and gold hues. Though, some visitors do note the rooms are starting to show some wear and tear. Because of Taj's affiliation with the Leading Hotels of the World, Leaders Club members can earn and redeem complimentary nights with a stay here.
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Location
Boston, MA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 273 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic

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Scorecard

  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Oyster

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Bought from the Ritz-Carlton in 2007, the Taj Boston holds on to the Ritz' elegant look, but also offers some superb perks, like chenille bathrobes and free rides in the house Jaguar. Given its free business center, well-equipped gym, and ideal location bordering the Public Garden and the swank boutiques along Newbury Street, it's an excellent luxury pick.

Fodor's

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Happily, some of the best features of the old Ritz remain, including wood-burning fireplaces (and fireplace butlers), Boston's best afternoon tea, and glorious views.

Travel + Leisure

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The hotel, originally opened in 1927, feels like a luxurious, opulent private residence. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in elegant hues of gold, rose and blue, and many offer sweeping city views.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019
  • 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 3336 have reviewed the Taj Boston, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3336 reviews 4.0 (based on 3336 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at the Taj Boston are inspired by the Victorian brownstones that distinguish the property’s Back Bay neighborhood location. Gleaming wood furniture, golden-hued upholstery and cozy fireplaces create inviting spaces that make the rooms feel like private homes. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, upholstered armchairs or sofas, marble bathrooms and evening turndown service.
  • Most rooms have uninterrupted city or park views
  • Bath and technology butlers
  • Pillow and bath menus available for customization

Standard room size325 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The regal Taj Boston hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The location is ideal for culture vultures looking to poke around the theater district, Boston Opera House and the Boston Public Library. The 1920s high-rise overlooks both the Boston Common and Public Garden park spaces offering pleasant verdant views.
  • Approximately 5 miles southeast of Boston Logan International Airport
  • Complimentary car service Monday through Saturday within a 2-mile radius
  • 24-hour valet parking ($49)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Since the 1930s, celebrities, politicos and elite Bostonian’s have sipped everything from tea to cocktails at the Taj Boston. The Café restaurant offers all-day dining for those dressed to impress. The Bar overlooking the park provides a cozy watering hole and light bites. A traditional high tea is served in style on weekend afternoons, complete with a harpsichord player.
  • Brunch is served on weekends from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Number of restaurants2.0

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

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

Kids

There is no organized kids club, however babysitting via a local vendor can be arranged through the concierge. Kids can get their kicks at nearby parks and the Boston Harbor, Boston Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium are within 5 miles of the property.
  • Kids 12 and younger stay free with a paying adult
  • Rollaway beds available for $50
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The fitness center at the Taj Boston is open 24 hours and features cardio and weight-lifting equipment. Newer treadmills, stairmasters and free weights are available.
  • Outdoor activities such as sailing, golfing and racquetball can be arranged through the concierge
  • Nearby parks and jogging paths can be easily reached on foot
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Taj Boston hotel offers 18,000 square feet of meeting space, a Telepresence center, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-call technology and conference butlers for corporate needs.
  • Complimentary car service to the nearby financial district is available
  • The Telepresence center provides life-size remote meeting capabilities
  • 24-hour business center for computing, printing, faxing, copying, shipping and secretarial services

Number of meeting rooms15.0

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

Pets

Pets are allowed at the Taj Boston for no additional charge, but guests must sign a damage waiver.
    • Pets allowed (free)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    Chandeliered ballrooms, elegant private salons with fireplaces, romantic park-view suites and panoramic rooftop views provide the backdrop for weddings at the Taj Boston. Couples who hold weddings here receive discounted honeymoon packages at other Taj properties.
    • The 15th floor Club provides an elegant, intimate space for bridal gatherings
    • The Roof is open April through November and offers sweeping city views

    Maximum wedding guest capacitynan

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

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