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Taj Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

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Why Stay At Taj Boston

In 2007, the Taj took over the historic 1927 building on the Boston Public Garden and brought the brand's assiduous service and luxe amenities (Molton Brown bath products, Frette linens) to Beantown.

The Scoop

There's no more central spot to lay your head in Boston than at the Taj, a 273-room classic property on the western edge of the Boston Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the United States. The location, also on the corner of Newbury Street, the city's main shopping drag, has been an important one for decades: before Taj opened its second U.S. outpost here in 2007, the 1927 brick and stone structure was the oldest Ritz-Carlton in the country. Rooms in a tawny palette of cream and gold are Federal-chic, with luxe amenities (Molton Brown bath products, 300-thread-count Frette linens), plus wingback chairs and marble baths. Public spaces are festooned with a $2 million collection of 19th-century European oil paintings. For traditional scenes of a different sort, a lunch of lobster cobb salad or steak and fries at the ground-floor café overlooking Newbury Street is a Boston must-do.

Insider Tips

A champagne brunch buffet (rib roast, crab claws, sushi bar) is served on the rooftop at the Taj on Sundays from April to November ($138 for two).

Every pre-Christmas Saturday and Sunday in December, the hotel hosts a Teddy Bear Tea for kids with scones and storytelling by Mrs. Claus and an Elf. Bears are donated to Boston Children's Hospital at the end of the season. (Tea for two $57 per adult, $27 per child. Seatings at 11:30 and 3 p.m. Bring a bear for donation.)

Awards and Recognitions

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- The Leading Hotels of the World

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Logan International Airport (BOS) which is about 5 miles (20-30 minutes depending on traffic) away from the hotel.

15 Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Room Massage Service
  • Babysitting Service
In-Room Amenities
  • Upholstered Sofas
  • Armchairs
  • Desks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Marble Baths
  • Luxury Bath Products
  • Bathrobes + Slippers
  • Deluxe Linens
  • Bath Butlers
  • Technology Butlers
  • Morning Newspapers
  • Overnight Shoeshine
  • Evening Turndowns
  • Twice-daily Housekeeping Services
Dining & Nightlife
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Taj Club Lounge
  • Tea Room + Café
  • In-Room Dining
  • Live Musical Entertainment
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Why We Love Boston

New England charm meets sparkling Metropolis—and everything is just a stroll away in Boston.

Don't Miss

Where to Eat: The posh new Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square serves the best of the local catch from Duxbury's Island Creek Oysters. Order a signature aperitif-style cocktail, such as the Adriatique, made from Aperol with fresh-squeezed orange juice and an Amaro Montenegro.
500 Commonwealth Ave. 1-617-532-5300
Dinner for two $96.

Local Bite: A double lobster roll, two side-by-side hot dog buns served with fries and coleslaw, is just $12 at Charlie's Kitchen, a '50s-style diner in Harvard Square.
10 Eliot St., Cambridge 1-617-492-9646 Read More
Dinner for two $36.

Must-See Museum: Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum has an often-overlooked collection of Old Masters including Titian and Rembrandt, exhibited in a 1903 building designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace.
280 The Fenway. 1-617-278-5156
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Admission $12.

Where to Shop: On posh Newbury Street, the two-story Alan Bilzerian shop is well-known for its collection of fashionable, high-end menswear, including simple staple shirts and funky accessories from the store's eponymous line. Charming owner Bilzerian himself is often on hand on the sales floor.
Alan Bilzerian, 34 Newbury St. 1-617-536-1001
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Smooth sailing on the River Charles.

Smooth sailing on the River Charles.

Why Go Now

October 14-16, 2011
Fort Point Open Studios
The neighborhood near the new Institute of Contemporary Art welcomes visitors to artist studios set in the former industrial zone. Pick up area maps at 12 Farnsworth St.

October 22-23, 2011
Head of the Charles Regatta
The second-largest two-day regatta in the world is a magnet for prep-school kids from New England.
Charles River.

November 2, 2011-April 18, 2012
Boston Celtics Season
After decades of tragic decline, the Boston basketball team is back with a new Big Three: players Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen.
Boston Garden.

Saturdays in November
Fall Bird Walks
Arboretum docents lead walks to spot some of the 185 bird species that have been seen on the 265-acre grounds.
Arnold Arboretum.

Taj Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

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