Travel Blogs from Boston
... to get around the corner to the Red Sox's Fenway stadium! The game began at 7.30 and it was heaving! The game was Red Sox vs Atlanta braves and Red Sox won! I can only assume that I am their lucky mascot as they had been going through a very bad patch up until this game! They won last year's World Series but have been loosing all their games recently. I bought a very cheap standing ticket in the coke stand up at the very very top of the stadium known as 'the green monster' it ...
... Boston’s oldest building in existence. Paul Revere purchased the house for 53 pounds and was living in it when he participated in the Boston Tea Party and his midnight ride. It was getting to be late in the afternoon and it was time to head to the Charles River to go on our Boston Tea Party Tour. It started at a town meeting with Mrs. Pitts and Samuel Adams who were organizing the boycott on the tax for tea. The tea had been sitting in ships on the harbor for ...
This year, my celebration of the King's birthday was slightly different from previous years. Instead of partying at the King’s Day festival in Amsterdam, I brought King’s Day to Boston College! Together with Remco, Karel and Maxime – the other Dutch exchange students – we decided to introduce the BC students to some Dutch culture and one of the weirdest parties of The Netherlands. We had been organizing this for quite a while and ...
... Revere House which was built in the late 1700s. Our walk crossed the water into Charlestown where we saw the USS Constitution at the Navy Yard and climbed the Bunker Hill monument. By this stage the weather was becoming blizzard like conditions. It was actually snowing, hailing, sleeting, whatever you'd like to call it! The 275 steps up the monument definitely warmed us up and provided good views over Boston, despite the low cloud. Next was a visit to Massachusetts Institute ...
"I'm a sailor peg and I lost my leg. I climbed the topsails. I lost my leg. I'm shipping up to Boston. (woah oh oh)." [Dropkick Murphys, 2005]
I stayed with an English couple in Boston. I had a cup of tea and a biscuit when I arrived.
Here is what I learned in Boston:
- Lobsters look ridiculous but taste fantastic.
- Baseball is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eliot Hotel Boston
We have nothing but praise for the Eliot Hotel.
My husband and I met friends in Boston. They were winding up a business trip that had booked them at the Marriott. The Mariott is a beautiful hotel. But the contrast between the business, convention atmosphere at the Mariott and the private luxury at the Eliot was remarkable. So remarkable that after our friends visited our room they left the Mariott - even though the company would have paid for another night there -and checked into the Eliot for our last day and night in Boston.
Having stayed a thalf of the larger hotels over the years in Boston, both in the Back Bay and waterfront area, this by far is the best one we have had the pleasure of staying at. It is more like having a luxury apartment inn the best part of the city. we stayed for a weekend and wished we could have stayed longer, wonderful staff, beautiful well decorated suite, with view of Comm Ave, prettiest street in town. Walk out he door and turn and you are on Newbury St with everything at your disposal, . Clio's Restraunt is out of this world, dinner and breakfast were fabulous, I will never stay at another hotel in Boston, there are some great rates on their website, check them out before you book, although I booked first and then saw the deals and they changed my rates to meet the deal. All in all 5 plus stars.
Good size rooms, central location
We stayed at The Eliot for a long weekend. Suites are a large and price was quite reasonable. Room was very clean and the staff are courteous.
A word of warning - this hotel is on a busy corner and traffic noise can be quite loud. We had read this site before choosing the Eliot and had asked for a room away from the street but we had to switch as the noise from the air conditioner was too loud. We were moved to a suite almost on the top floor and this was fine. The prudential Centre shopping mall is a 5 to ten minute walk and you can pick up the trolley tours there.
Stayed 30 July-2 August, 2003, One-bedroom suite at usd 152 p.n.
We stayed at the Eliot when we were visiting colleges with our daughter. The suite was beautiful and very spacious for the 4 of us (2 double beds in the bedroom and a sleep sofa in the living room, 2 TVs, mini-bar with room to add items you buy on your own, and we were given a microwave upon request). Our younger son loved being able to explore Boston, and the hotel is walking distance from the Prudential Center.
The staff was professional, friendly and extremely polite. One desk clerk even wrote walking directions for us to get to Boston Univeristy and driving directions to Boston College. The breakfast in the morning in the restaurant was wonderful too. Valet parking was efficient and well-managed. We will stay here again.
My stay at the Eliot was a nightmare! The staff was rude...the door man ignored us as we struggled to get heavy bags up the steps and through the door. The room was tiny, stuffy and cramp...you can't even turn around in the bath room...The parking valet left my car on the street, unattended, for 6 hours...the room had no "extras"...no refridgerator or microwave...there wasn't even a dresser to put our clothes in, only a nightstand. They don't even have an ice machine available! then the air conditioning broke down...The room was over 90 degrees...we called the front desk and we were told "someone will be up to check it". No one ever showed up. The next day, the water was shut off. We couldn't even flush the toilet. (Maybe I'm "demanding" but for over $800 for a 3 night stay, I think we should have running water!) We ended up checking out a day early. When we went to the desk to inform them that we had had enough, the desk clerk asked if we "called anyone" about the air conditioning, water, etc...I said "Yes...you...I recognize your voice!" She just said "Hmmm..." It was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in!
I am a General Manager of a hotel and attended a hotel conference in Boston. The housing people put me up at the Eliot Hotel.
They could not have put me at a better hotel. One can see the old world charm as soon as you enter the lobby. I truly wish that I could get staff half as good as these people. Everyone smiled and asked how my stay was. I was in a suite (most of the rooms are suites) and it was fantastic. I was amazed at the attention to detail. All of the furniture is custom made.
Being in the hotel business, I always look for flaws in other operations. I could not find one thing wrong. I would give the Eliot Hotel an A+. This will be my hotel of choice in Boston.
Eliot is great
We stayed at the Eliot in mid December 2002. It is a great hotel. The rooms are gorgeous and very spacious. The front desk staff was very helpful. The housekeeping staff was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel. It is a block away from the T and a few blocks into the heart of Copley. I would suggest asking for a room not facing Massachuesetts Ave because the room was noicy from all the traffic. But everything else was great!
We stayed at the Eliot this past summer and were very happy with our accomodations. Each room is a suite with a separate bedroom, sitting room and bath. Our two year old loved the special "tubby toy" gift pack that was placed in his crib and we were thrilled with the homemade cookies. Everyone was very nice and went the extra mile to make our stay a special one. You really should also eat at the hotel's restaurant, Clio too. It is absolutely fabulous!!!