The Eliot Hotel In Boston is located in an amazing spot where you will have plenty of to do if you decide to stay here. Originally built in 1925, the hotel boasts a stunning Beaux Arts entrance with an elegant interior. They have luxurious hotel rooms and a celebrity chef restaurant.
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Being built in 1925 makes the Eliot full of history as one can see form the old-world European elegance, made obvious by the vaulted, marble-clad lobby, complete with crystal chandeliers. Even the original check-in desk and a charming Otis wood elevator comes with brass accents. Stately, yet warm, the small space gave us a glimpse of the hotel’s discreet charms.
The hotel features 95 rooms and suites inspired by old world decor with a cream-and-brown color palette with azure accents. Because this hotel was originally built on a residential property, only 16 out of the 95 rooms are standard. The rest are suites with large living rooms, separate kitchenettes and French doors that lead to the bedroom and bathroom.
The One Bedroom Suite is furnished with a Serta king bed, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, Keurig coffee maker and an iHome clock radio. The small, marble-lined bathroom featured thick monogrammed terry bathrobes and Essential Elements toiletries.
The Eliot Hotel in Boston comes with a small business center and meeting spaces in case you are there for corporate events, meetings, private dinners, celebrations and more. Although there weren’t any on-site fitness centers or swimming pools, they offer free access to the Boston Sports Club free of charge.
Room rates included a complimentary daily digital newspaper, overnight shoe shine, turndown service and high-speed WiFi.
Food & Drink
As mentioned, this hotel hosts a celebrity chef’s restaurant called UNI and it is an absolute must if you’re staying here. Under the leadership of Boston-based Chef Ken Oringer, winner of the James Beard Award and the Food Channel’s Iron Chef Competition, this lively and contemporary izakaya shows off a creative spin on seafood-oriented Japanese cuisine paired with craft cocktails, Japanese beer and rare sakes.
For dinner, UNI serves delicious sashimi and sushi from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market and eclectic dishes like the sea urchin with raw quail egg yolk and the fried oyster steamed bun. For breakfast, you can get some classic American foods, while on the weekend, there is a famous late night ramen menu.
Service at the Eliot Hotel was polite and prompt. Upon arrival, we received a hotel talking about our preferred check-in time along with any special requests we may have. The porters and doormen were quick to get our doors, hold elevators and carry our luggage up to our room for us. Many are welcome with chocolate cookies after check-in and some nightly routines they had were drawn shades and chocolates. Oddly enough, there is no concierge, instead they have a front desk for anything you might need such as reservations, directions and suggestions about the area.
The Eliot sits in the middle of the city in Back Bay, on a quaint tree-lined street. Newbury Street and the Prudential Center are close by. Fenway Park and the Mary Baker Eddy Library are about a half-mile away. And if you need to go further, it only takes two minutes to walk to the Hynes Convention Center T metro stop.
Address: 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
This classic and historic hotel is in an exceptional location in Back Bay and a high level of service that larger hotel chains fail to offer. The Eliot Hotel Boston offers old world elegance while having some modern touches such as their restaurant UNI. This hotel is a great option for travelling business people.