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Depois da aventura médica de ontem com o Lipe, tivemos todos uma ótima noite de sono... eu tinha planejado dormir pouco pois definitivamente iria para a academia as 7hs, assim não atrapalharia o sono de ninguém... porém nosso enfermo resolveu acordar antes e enquanto não me acordou não sossegou.... mas pelo menos estava se sentindo melhor e com …
... A short walk via the U.S.S Constitution and we hopped on a water taxi back to downtown (long wharf).
After finally finding something resembling a grocery store (Boston is home to a million places to eat, but seemingly no where to just buy food) we went back to the hostel and cooked our first meal of the trip - instant noodles, a backpacker classic!
... a major park in Boston. The park was his front yard where 8,000 men of the opposing side camped on his front lawn. It is an amazing piece of history that has been preserved.
When people migrated over to America from Europe they came from the upper UK area over the water to Boston. When they did this the claimed the land that had the highest hills so as to place alarms and cities as a precaution for the coming wars. When they established themselves here they called it ...
... sharing tonight and some biscotti. We sat in front of Paul Revere's house and ate our biscotti. We then visited the new home for North Bennett Street School and walked around the gallery. We collected our bags, walked to pier, called for the water taxi and rode to the Hyatt at Logan Airport. We caught the shuttle bus back to the terminals, got off and walked to the airport Hilton Hotel. After registering at the hotel, we retraced our steps back to the Delta terminal ...
... to the west, Long Island Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian province of New Brunswick to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. In one of the earliest English settlements in North America, Pilgrims from England first settled in New England in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, the Puritans settled north of Plymouth Colony in Boston, thus forming Massachusetts Bay Colony. Over the next 126 years, New England fought in ...
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I was in Boston on business, and stayed three nights at the Ritz, arriving on the Saturday to give myself Sunday to enjoy the city as tourist, and adjust to the timezone.
I traveled to Boston from Florida with my son on his class trip. They had us all staying at the Midtown Hotel which was terrible. I was prepared to stay at a budget hotel but the Midtown was not even close to being o.k. I called the Ritz Carlton and they quickly booked us a room and had a taxi on its way to come save us! When we arrived I was acknowledged by name as was the case throughout our stay. The room was clean and well appointed and the beds were wonderful. Normally I love coming home to my own bed and pillow but not this time. We had club level access which was nice for snacking and coffee. Once while having a continental breakfast in the club lounge the concierge asked if we would like him to pack some bottled water and snacks for our day of sight seeing. Another great example of their service would be when I wanted to see if the gift shop was open after hours. I told my son that it was closed and we could go the next day. One of the employees overheard that and quickly offered to have the shop opened just for us. Wow! I could not believe it. The hotel is very historic and I felt like I was part of an era gone by. Staying here made the trip to Boston very memorable.
I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Boston with my fiancée in January of 2004 and they surpassed my expectations of the Ritz. I stumbled on a winter package that was an absolute steal for the room! It was a standard room, but it was still so beautifully decorated. The service was excellent, from the moment we checked in, until the time we checked out. There is a gentleman who works in the cafe for breakfast and also in the formal dining room for dinner and he was the epitome of hospitality. We told him that we wanted afternoon tea but they did not have it that day because of the season and the day of the week, so he went through the trouble of finding afternoon tea at another place in Boston. He also made dinner reservations for us while we were at breakfast. The dinner was unforgettable. Our table overlooked the Public Garden and the food was worthy of 5-stars.
We had a great stay at the hotel in January but service was lacking at times. To begin with our reservation was made in October 2004, yet when we arrived at 4:30 in the afternoon in January 05 we were told our suite was still in "dirty status" due to so many guests checking out late. If we leave a cell phone number they'd call us and let us know as soon as it was ready, I don't think so... We had arrived from LA, there was at least 4 foot of snow on the ground where were we to go? We kindly explained that they should not give late check out if they know full well they have guests arriving that afternoon. We were then offered a room to wait in whilst our suite was prepared, fortunately the wait was not too long. Our suite was spacious with a working fireplace in the sitting room, it was great to call down to the fire butler and have him make a fire for us. The bedroom was roomy, although the bathroom was a little small. By the time we got to our suite and unpacked it was almost 6:30 we had dinner reservations at Locke Obers and finding our suits were creased, house keeping were quick to press them for us. They really went out the extra mile and we were grateful to them. Room service however did not manage to get the most basic order correct. We asked for a pot of tea for two people, tea for two, yet we got a huge pot of tea for one. So we called room service and they brought us another teacup and saucer, yet no extra tea bag! We could not be bothered to call back again, OK so mistakes happen. So when we ordered a pot of hot chocolate for two people emphasising TWO PEOPLE, the operator repeating TWO PEOPLE and we receive a huge pot of hot chocolate for ONE we were a tad annoyed. This grew to mild anger when the operator said "no you ordered for one person!" Simple mistakes and lack of service dull what could have been a perfect stay. Brunch was excellent the service could not be better. The Reception staff were always polite and welcoming and little touches like the urn of Hot Chocolate to warm you up after coming in from the cold are welcomed, it was bloody freezing out there!!! We would stay there again, but they need to fix the little things to make this a perfect hotel.
Stayed at the Ritz this past weekend - beautiful room - wonderful service and attentive staff!!! Can't wait to go back again!
Good Hotel, Great brunch!
We stayed here last year and it was about what you would expect for a Ritz. Beautiful lobby, easy access to many attractions downtown. It has a great gym attached to it and a weekend brunch that is not to be missed!
excellent location, great experience even w/ the kids
Not the best for a Ritz!
Well i have stayed there many times, it was a few years ago, but i thought it was crumpy for a Ritz, the rooms were out dated, and everytime i have stayed there, there has been a problem with the bolt locks on the doors. Once it just snaped. but over all it had good service, the staff were very nice and got another room (if need ) straight away. The rooms were clean.
The Ritz in Boston benefits from a prime location. Step out the front door and cross the street and you will find yourself inthe Public Garden. My children loved being able to visit the swanboats and imagine Louis form "Trumpet of the Swan" playing for the people riding in the boats and then checking into his suite at the Ritz.The hotel was lovely as is to be expected. Our room was nicley sized for an East Coast hotel. The linens were comfortable and while we didn't have a view I was glad for the peace and quite from the street noise. The bathrooms were dated and could stand to be remodelled.We ordered room service for breakfast and the children especially enjoyed the Ritz's signiture potatoes. The juice was freshly squeezed and the coffee was robust.Service, as always, was impecable. It is this chain's greatest assett. Any request that we made was instantly attended to by several willing staff members.I recommend the Ritz for it's location, service, and reliability. But it also isn't the best hotel at which we have ever stayed. On our next visit to Boston we would consider the Ritz again but we also might consider one of the smaller boutique hotels.