Stepping out of my cab at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, I was immediately impressed with the doorman’s professionalism and friendliness.
Though my crazy cab driver — who reminded me of Ken Jeong’s character in the Hangover movies — had just ran over the hotel’s curb, the doorman greeted me with a smile, welcomed me to the hotel, and politely escorted me and my extremely heavy suitcase straight to reception.
That professional, helpful, and friendly attitude was a common characteristic shared among all the staff members I encountered during my three-night stay. I was in Boston as a first-time visitor for the Women in Travel Summit, and the staff made me feel welcome in their city and like the Revere Hotel truly was my home away from home.
And, what a chic place to call “home”! Let me show you what I mean.
Revere Hotel Rooms Are Spacious And Contemporary
Despite arriving ahead of check-in time because I took the earliest morning flight I could out of Detroit (to maximize my time in Boston, of course), my room was ready when I checked into the hotel around 11 o’clock.
I had booked a room with a king-size bed, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined how incredibly comfortable this bed would be. If it weren’t for my deep desire to experience Boston — a city I had been dying to visit for nearly a decade and named to this list of U.S. cities I wanted to visit in 2015 — I may have never left this bed.
The spacious room was styled with contemporary furnishings, but the orange and olive green shades paired with the houndstooth chaise lounge gave the space a retro, 1960s Mad Men era vibe. But with all the luxuries of a modern boutique hotel.
My room had a view of downtown Boston, but I bet the rooftop pool and bar has an even better one. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy the indoor heated pool and cocktails. You just need to purchase a day pass!
Revere Hotel Bathrooms Feature Natural Skincare Products
The luxury of the Revere Hotel extends to the room’s bathrooms, where skoah’s natural skincare products and shampoo are provided. If you can’t get enough of skoah during your stay, the Vancouver-based natural skincare producer has two retail shops in the Boston area.
Revere Hotel Staff Is The Epitome Of Hospitable
I could not possibly rave enough about the staff. Here are just a couple examples of why …
Upon checking into the hotel, I was asked about my plans for the day. I mentioned wanting to find a place to eat lunch and then head to the Museum of Fine Arts. The employee then mapped out the exact route I could take to a delicious lunch at Parish Cafe, my first and successful experience navigating Boston’s light-rail system, and a wonderful afternoon spent exploring the MFA’s collections of impressionist paintings and Paul Revere’s silver.
When I lost a ring and realized it after checking out, the staff graciously allowed me back into the room. The maid was already cleaning for the next guest, but she stopped to help me search. The hunt was a fruitless endeavor, but I really appreciated her efforts. Luckily, my ring had been turned into the conference organizers, so this tale of a typical Erin Klema mishap does have a happy ending.
Revere Hotel Located Near Boston Common, Theatre District
The Revere Hotel is located in the smallest of Boston’s neighborhoods — Bay Village, sandwiched between Back Bay, the South End, the Theatre District, and Chinatown. It’s about a 6-mile drive from Boston Logan International Airport and a convenient home base for exploring the city.
The nearest light rail station is the Arlington Station on the T’s Green Line. There are a couple other nearby T stations, and the reception workers can provide walking directions and a map. It was usually easy to find a cab outside the hotel, and the doorman will also hail one for you. Throughout my time in Boston, I found walking was often the easiest way to get around, and I had some of my best Uber rides in Beantown.
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The Revere Hotel is a short walk to a number of popular attractions including Boston Common and Boston Public Garden. For more ideas of things to do in Boston, I compiled a list of five things to do in the city on your first visit.
At the edge of the Theatre District, the hotel is also close to the theaters along Boylston and Tremont streets — a staging area for Broadway-bound musicals.
Nearby Dining & Drinks
The Revere Hotel is connected to Rustic Kitchen and Emerald Lounge, an Oz-themed nightlife spot. It offers a breakfast buffet ($22.95/adult) in the Atrium and room service. If you want to explore dining options in the neighborhood, here are some of the restaurants, cafes, and bars I patronized:
- Jacob Wirth — The second oldest restaurant in Boston, this German eatery has been serving beer and brats since 1868!
- Parish Cafe — This casual eatery offers salads and sandwiches created by Boston’s top chefs. Great drink menu, too!
- Legal Sea Foods — Get a cup of New England’s staple dish — clam chowder — at this upscale-yet-casual seafood chain restaurant with deep roots in Boston.
- Boston Common Coffee Company — Sure, you’ll find plenty of Dunkin’ Donuts — the chain is based out of the Boston area — and Starbucks — this is still
AmericaEarth, after all. If you want to grab your morning java at someplace a bit more unique, this local coffeeshop chain has a location on Washington Street. Take your cup of Joe to go and stroll through Boston Common!
- Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery — You’ll find craft beer, cocktails, wine, a diverse menu, broadcast sports, and a lively atmosphere at this chain brewery.
- M J O’Connor’s — Craving late-night pub fare and an Irish stout? Then this Irish pub is the place to be.
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Before Your Stay At Revere Hotel Boston Common
If you want to stay at a hip boutique hotel conveniently located to attractions, dining, and public transportation in Boston, I highly recommend booking the Revere Hotel. But, before you go, here are a few things to do …
Pin this review for future reference!
- Read my post about the essential things to do in Boston
- Plan your trip itinerary! I have tons of information on my Boston Pinterest board.
- Finally, book your room here!
What would be on your Boston itinerary?
Disclaimer: As a Women in Travel Summit attendee, my hotel room was discounted as part of a group block rate. As always, all opinions are my own. This post also contains a referral link to Uber. When you book your first Uber ride using my promo code, your first ride is free (the value varies by country) and I’ll earn a free ride for one of my trips. It’s a win-win!