Three Boston four-star hotels: The Nine Zero, the Revere and the Lenox
The Revere Boston Common
Next up is the Revere—which I assumed was going to be colonial, dated and not my cup of tea. Blame the nostalgic name.
As part of the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, I couldn’t find a rewards program to pair with the Revere, so I’m calling it another boutique hotel.
Happily, the airy lobby with its larger-than-life sculptures is quite different than your usual hotel lobby and a welcome surprise. You can find great views at the Revere and spacious, comfortable rooms, with Skoah bath products. Their pillow menu cracked me up, but one of these days I’ll have to find out how the snore pillow works. Not for me, you understand.
I loved the Back Bay for the easy access to great shopping and stores like MakerBot, along with boutiques and an abundance of great cafes (try Wired Puppy, its mini muffins, organic fair trade coffees and a couple free computers are terribly welcome). Much like Chicago, I could wander Boston’s neighborhoods forever, and still find hidden treasures.
Their City Table restaurant was cute and modern, a bit pricey but good breakfast.
The Lenox, though more conservative in its look, was more in line with what a 4+ star hotel should be, even if they were lacking free breakfast as well (I’m obsessed, can you tell?). I felt taken care of, which means something on a long trip, especially with a conference and meetings thrown in.
Reviewing the three hotels, I’d feel comfortable and happy in any of them; the Revere stood out for its artistic bent and the Lenox for its comfort and service. Each was nicely located, depending on what areas you want to explore.