Loews Boston Hotel

Loews Boston Hotel

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154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Formerly the Back Bay Hotel, Loews Boston is an elegant hotel that was also once an old police station. The hotel offers 225 well-appointed guest rooms that feature complimentary high-speed internet ... Read more
access. Notable amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour room service. It is also conveniently located steps from Newbury Street shops and restaurants, as well as Copley Square and the Prudential Center.

Water flows alongside and underneath milk-glass steps that illuminate a staircase leading to The Loews Boston Hotel's marble-floored lobby. The on-site Stanhope Grille features an exhibition kitchen and seasonal outdoor dining on a sunken plaza. The restaurant serves American-style grilled favorites and traditional Irish breakfasts. Cuffs, An Irish Bar, features a two-sided gas fireplace and a burled cherry-wood bar. The bar serves Irish brews, martinis and wines by the glass. The hotel's business center is open 24 hours. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the property. Recreational amenities include a complimentary, 24-hour fitness center that contains treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, a weight-training machine and free weights. Room service dining is available 24 hours a day.

This 10-story, smoke-free property offers 225 contemporary guestrooms decorated in ivory, mint and copper tones. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses and are dressed with 350-thread count Italian-cotton linens and down duvets. Marble-clad bathrooms include heated towel racks, makeup mirrors, telephones, terry-cloth bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, showers only or separate showers and bathtubs. Most bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads.


Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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Local from Boston

It's upscale and classy, especially considering the space used to be a Boston precint, the namesake for their delicious restaurant where we enjoyed dinner. Other than the name, you can't really tell the building's past history, thankfully unlike the similar Liberty Hotel across town, which infamously used to be a prison. They've transformed the place well, it's certainly comfortable and rooms have a modern twist, while still maintaining an unassuming air. The availability of in room eating - for breakfast, lunch, or dinner - was great. Location close to Copley and Newbury Street, is great too, although not for parking - so the valet is a lifesaver. The staff, notably that valet outside, were exceptionally helpful.

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Local from Boston

A nice, high-end hotel with urban decor, what you would expect from Loews hotels. Great service from the staff. It's not really a "central" location but a block away from the Back Bay stations on the orange and green lines. Walking distance to both Back Bay and South End/Southie which has tons of restaurants. The deluxe room is nice but if you want more space you can try for an upgrade to a premium room (which comes with free wifi and late checkout).

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Although I haven't stayed here, I recently wrote about this hotel for the Los Angeles Times in a roundup of hotels that had previous lives. The Back Bay served as Boston Police Headquarters 1925 to 1997. The 225-room hotel opened in 2004. Its ground floor lobby and sitting room replaced the police press room and areas where detectives once solved cases. Cuffs, an Irish-themed bar (located in the former drunk tank), and the Stanhope Grille restaurant now operate in the basement where holding cells once stood. Albert DeSalvo, a.k.a. the Boston Strangler, was processed and held in this basement.


Brilliant staff, great bar and bars snacks. Centrally located, not near to anything, but everything in Boston walkable from here!

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You’ll almost certainly have to climb at least one short flight of stairs just to get to the lobby, so if that’s an issue be aware. Otherwise this is a pretty lavish establishment if you can swing the price. Staff is friendly and agreeable, though the front desk can get distracted and leave you waiting for a bit if you come in at the wrong time. The fitness center is a tight space located in the basement, but it’s at least private and bigger than some below-ground hotel gyms I’ve seen. Aside from boring wallpaper, the bathrooms are near-perfect and I was blown away by the amount of space they offered. The general style of the Back Bay includes a few surprising features, sometimes successfully (the frosted-glass stairs up from the restaurant) and sometimes not (the weird glittery mirror-thing in the elevators). And there’s free wi-fi!

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
Media & Technology
  • Satellite TV service
  • Television
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
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  • Number of floors -
  • Year Built
  • 24-hour check-in
Loews Boston Hotel

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