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.
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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 — 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.
Update 2019: Since my March 2015 stay, the Revere Hotel has updated the styling of its guest rooms. While many features remain, the rooms have taken on a trendy patriotic vibe I’m dubbing colonial hipster with contemporary portraits of the hotel’s namesake, Paul Revere.
My room had a view of downtown Boston, but I bet the rooftop bar and lounge has an even better one. You’ll also enjoy the city view and cocktails at the indoor heated pool.
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 were provided.
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, Boston. 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, And More!
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 offers several on-site dining options. However, if you want to explore dining options in the neighborhood, here are some of the nearby restaurants, cafes, and bars I visited:
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.
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.
Explore The Area By Map:
Before Your Stay At Revere Hotel Boston Common
If you want to stay at a hip boutique hotel conveniently located near attractions, dining, and public transportation in Boston, I highly recommend booking the Revere Hotel. But, before you go to Boston, here are a few things to do and know …
- Read my post about the essential things to do in Boston
- Plan your trip itinerary! I have tons of information on my Massachusetts Pinterest board.
- Traveling with your pooch? The Revere Hotel is pet friendly — even offering a puppy menu from in-room dining!
- Check rates and availability for your Boston travel dates by clicking here!
- Finally, book your room here!
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What would be on your Boston itinerary?
Lyn aka TheTravellingLindfields
Thanks for the recommendation. We are off to Boston in a couple of weeks.
It looks beautiful and I love the location! We will give it a look the next time we are in Boston.
Jennifer Bowman (@JHBowman)
This looks fantastic! I’m planning my first trip to Boston right now and this post got me even more excited! 😀
Very swanky! I love that they have all natural skincare products. I’ve never seen that in a hotel before!
This is quite an amazing hotel. Lovely, cozy, great ambiance as well.
Crystal (The Imperfect Mom)
Looks like a fabulous time. A great staff makes all the difference in the world.
I really enjoyed staying at the Revere Hotel Boston Common too. The location was ideal, and the service was stellar. However, I missed out on that fabulous king bed since I shared a room for the conference. Next time, I want that room!
Alyssa | Adjust Your Focus®
Great review! I was able to experience this myself too and totally agree it’s a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location. Can you believe this is where we first met, just 2 years ago? Cheers to more adventures!
Great review! I would have loved staying there when we visited several years ago. Instead, we used a hotel my husband had points with, and it wasn’t very conveniently located for exploring Boston. The comfortable bed you described sounds heavenly!
What a cool hotel. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been meaning to explore Boston and I’ll have to keep this place in mind.
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
We have been talking about planning a trip back to Boston for some time, so I am so glad that I was able to read your review of the Revere Hotel! 🙂 It looks perfect for our needs while in the city. Definitely keeping this hotel in mind for when we finally get those Boston flights booked.
Erin, I appreciate the recommendation for a hotel around the Boston commons. Your recommendation provides confidence that staying there would be an enjoyable experience. I enjoyed the professional quality of your pictures. I also appreciate the restaurant recommendations. I concur that legal seafood is both casual and upscale seafood.
Sounds like a really neat place to stay when visiting Boston. I love staying in hotels that put forth the extra effort to make your stay special and worth returning. Your pics showcase the room well. Love all the extra hints and links you provide that would be beneficial during a stay here. So taking your first recommendation and pinning your post for future reference. Nice job!
Rever Hotel looks like a lovely place. I remember the WITS conference in 2015, not because I attended though. My daughter and I were in Boston at the same time, for a college visit. The neighborhood hotel prices were sky high and I ended up in an Airbnb (which was fantastic). I know there are some elegant hotels in downtown Boston and hope to stay in one some time!
Lovely is a spot-on way to describe my stay at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. I, too, booked an Airbnb for that weekend. I stayed at the Revere Hotel from Thursday to Sunday. After WITS ended, I wanted to “live like a local” in a Back Bay brownstone for a night. It was a really fun experience despite having to climb down from the lofted bed in the middle of the night! That variety of lodging options is just one of the many reasons why I love Boston.
Boston is one of my favorite cities. But with family living there,I’ve never explored the hotel options. I may have to ditch the family lodging for a night just to experience this spot. Sounds amazing!
Libby, I’m a bit jealous of your free lodging in Boston! But, if you do decide to forgo your family’s accommodations on one of your future visits, the Revere Hotel Boston Common is a wonderful option.
Erin, so glad you enjoyed your time in Boston. This hotel review was a very fun read. It sounds like it’s a wonderful place to stay that isn’t in the hustle and noise of downtown. I’ll have to put this on my list of possible hotels to stay at for my next visit.
The Revere Hotel Boston Common is in a fantastic location for that very reason. And it is still convenient to all that you want to see, do and eat in Boston!