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... and sort of functions as a giant place to come to rest and to get out of the rush and the daily routine. When we had seen enough of nature we headed back into the busy city life and went to Rockefeller Center. This incredible building towers high over New York and at the top – also referred to as Top of the Rock – you can see Manhattan all the way from the Statue of Liberty on the one end to Central Park and surroundings on the other end. This, again, was ...
... curries which definitely warmed the belly. Later that night we went to a flash little bar called Citi Bar where we made up for lost (drinking) time. Our waitress was like any other Bostonian, extremely well mannered, so-much-so that we were able to make a drinking game out of it! Every time she said "you're welcome" it was a drink.... we had a fair bit to drink that night. ...
... in 1634, is the oldest park in the United States. -Massachusetts state house- the beautiful gold topped state house. - The Old State House where the statue of independence was first read out to the people of Boston - The Old North Church, the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. - Paul Revere's house - the colonial home of the American patriot, dating back to ...
... over a reasonably scary bridge which was like wlaking across a metal bed. Looking down the river waited menacingly for the slightest crack in the structure, which boomed with sound every time a large vehicle went across. Once we made it over, we headed east into the naval shipyard which was one of the leading shipbuilding yards in the States until the 1970s. It played an important role in the construction of naval warships for WW1 and 2, as well as being the birthplace of the ...
... being under rule of King George in that time period, and I spent a fair bit of time trying to decide whether she was actually British or Bostonian. She was very good. Never came out of character, even at the end when she was chatting to us about where we were from, etc. Some of her pronunciations made her sound a little bit like Mary Poppins :O) Usually, I hate any kind of participation ...
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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!!!