Forget heading to the tropics this winter, and enjoy the whimsicality of winter at the Loews Boston Hotel, where your season is about to get a bit – or a lot – brighter. Built in 1925 as the city’s police headquarters, this Jazz-Age-influenced Loews property is Beantown’s most luxurious and dog-friendly spot.
This boutique-style Back Bay spot, between Berkeley Street and Stuart Street, is just a short distance from landmarks such as Copley Square, the Public Garden and Boston Common. If you are interested in finding out more about Boston’s revolutionary past, visit the Freedom Trail, which will lead you to the 16 historical sites of the city. Set out on a shopping spree at the area’s most posh shops along Newbury Street, Copley Square and the South End, which are all close to this chic hotel. Performance art lovers should head to the Theatre District, Boston’s cultural hub, which is also within walking distance of this posh property. Enjoy world-class plays in some of the oldest and most prestigious theatres in the country or root for the Red Sox – after all, both Fenway Park and the TD Garden are close by. Logan Airport is also just three miles away.
With a grandiose exterior of weathered limestone, Loews has 222 charming guestrooms and three stylish and spacious suites. The main entrance on Berkeley Street even has the original art deco doors and a small metal plate explaining the history of the building. Upon entering this exclusive hotel, you will find a refined marble reception area where you can check into upscale accommodations that radiate with a modern, clean and sleek feel. You will definitely enjoy a night of sweet dreams in their rooms or suites on the higher floors, all of which are decorated in shades of white, grey, and blue and have large picture windows so you can gaze out onto the city’s most scenic sites. Relax amidst chic yet contemporary dark-wood furnishings and upscale upholstery in a muted palette.
Each and every room and suite features fine Frette linens as well as complimentary WiFi and hi-tech gadgets. The spacious marble and oak bathrooms are full of all-natural bath amenities, which are sure to relax you after an enjoyable but long day of exploring the city.
Whether you are in Boston for business or pleasure, you will be pleasantly surprised with their A-list amenities and palatable plates. For a savory snack, as well as hot and alcoholic beverages in front of a cozy fireplace, head to the always-open Apothecary Lounge, where you can also watch your favorite TV program on one of their nine flat-screen TVs. You can also enjoy complimentary coffee and teas, which are available 24/7! If you want to bring your business to Boston, they offer a quiet space equipped with all the essentials you need for your work. The hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center, which features two Peloton bikes, is perfect for burning off calories after trying some of their delectable and creative cuisine. Precinct Kitchen & Bar, which was aptly named in honor of the hotel’s history as the former police headquarters building, is located on the lower level. Precinct offers some palatable plates and an extensive list of wines and cocktails so you can take time to unwind all vacation long. The mouth-watering menu focuses on South Eastern coastal seafood and local specialties such as oysters from Katama Bay, classic Clam Chowder and a postmodern version of Boston Cream Pie. Don’t miss out on the hotel’s breakfast that highlights some of the best cuisine Boston has to offer, including the Lump Crab Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise and Spiced Banana French Toast. Their Flavor by Loews Boston Hotel is a fun way to try some of the area’s best bites without having to leave the property. In order to create a unique Boston culinary experience, the hotel has partnered with the city’s most beloved food and beverage artisans. Sit back and relax with some seriously different snacks, including bananas foster almonds, cayenne mango cashews and Mexican chocolate pecans from Q’s Nuts. If you want to make your friends and followers jealous, make sure to post pictures of their very tasty and Instagrammable charcuterie boards!
You can also sip on some sensational spirits from Rhonda Kallman’s Boston Harbor Distillery, which started out bringing craft beer to the forefront over two decades ago. Enjoy local whiskey, rum, cream liqueur and more. You will definitely taste a piece of Boston history with each sip – after all, Rhonda’s distillery is an 1859 Dorchester gem and is one of the last remaining mill buildings in the area. Many of its delicious drinks are even named after some of the building’s former occupants, including the Putnam New England Rye Whiskey, for Civil War horseshoe manufacturer Silas Putnam.
It might be wintertime, but the Loews Boston will wrap you up in their own brand of luxury, especially with their posh packages. Book the Bed and Breakfast, where you will earn $60 per room credit towards breakfast or room service. You can also partake in their Park & Stay Package, where you will get one night of free parking, or add in some extra fun with the Family Getaway Package.