Best Boston Tourism Tips

The Four Seasons Hotel Boston:
Luxury in Timeless Tradition

Where it is: Downtown

At the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, visitors can sink into the relaxed opulence of one of the most exclusive of luxury Boston hotels. Relaxed not just because your requests to the staff are filled almost before you've finished speaking them, and not just because of the inordinate amount of time you'll spend lolling around your gorgeous room bundled in one of their plush robes.

A room at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston A guest room with a view of the State House at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston

But also because the hotel strikes a balance between rarefied luxury/meticulous service and unabashed hominess. It's the kind of place where you feel like you might spot a woman in a (conservative) French maid's outfit with a feather duster as you take a bite of your artisanal macaroni and cheese. (No such woman actually exists, but if you saw her, you wouldn't be that surprised.)

There are grownup advantages. The Four Seasons sits in one of the best locations in town, even among elite Back Bay Boston hotels: directly across the street from the flower-filled Public Garden, with a view of historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.

A suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston A suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston

It's not just one of the illustrious locations for this standout among Back Bay Boston hotels, it's also an ideal location for any guest wanting to sample the offerings of Boston tourism. The Theater District and the shopping of Newbury Street are a five-minute walk from the hotel, while more exotic creatures of the New England Aquarium and the history and delicious food of the North End are about a 20-minute walk away.

The hotel's restaurant, the Bristol Lounge, serves upscale comfort food using the freshest, seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. And if you want to take in one of the more spectacular views of the city, head for the indoor swimming pool.

The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Plus, here are just a few of the things they've come up with to accommodate and entertain kids, unique among luxury Boston hotels:

  • mini robes and special kids' toiletries;
  • bedtime milk and cookies;
  • a room visit from the ice cream man, complete with old-fashioned uniform and ice cream cart;
  • cookie-making classes with the Bristol Lounge's executive pastry chef. (Seriously.)

Even if only for a few nights, you'll be delighted you stayed.

The Four Seasons Hotel Boston
200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116; 617-338-4400

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