XV Beacon


Generally the description “hip and trendy” for a hotel translates into a minimalist, ultra modern décor that has about as much warmth as, well, a glass and chrome table. XV Beacon manages to be hip and trendy without succumbing to that styling found in so many boutique hotels, particularly in New York.

The hotel is located within walking distance of most major attractions; Boston Public Garden, Charles Street, Quincy Market and Newbury Street and close to many of our favorite restaurants.

THE ROOMS at XV Beacon

There are only seven rooms on each floor and the décor, while sleek and modern, is still warm and comfortable. A cream and white color scheme blends with dark, almost black wood highlights. Each room has a working gas fireplace, queen poster bed with 300 count Italian linens, large screen TV, stereo/5 disc CD player, mini bar and cordless phone. TV, CD player and fireplace can all be operated by bedside controls. Marble bathrooms feature a small 4″ TV, heated towel racks, monogrammed bathrobes and slippers, Signature toiletries and one of the best showers we’ve ever encountered. You won’t want to get out of it.

All of the rooms have essentially the same amenities, so the price differences relate to room size. On my last visit, I stayed in a Classic Room which is the lowest priced category and it was delightful, but a little small at 300 sq. feet. I would suggest a Traditional Room, about 100 sq. feet bigger or the Studio Room which has a sitting area and views over Beacon Street.

DINING at XV Beacon

The hotel’s restaurant, Mooo….is a modern and sophisticated steakhouse and the bar is a lively after work hot spot. The menu is classic steakhouse, although the steaks are sourced from specific farms from around the country. Here’s some unique items Japanese Wagyu Beef Dumplings; Burgundy Escargot, red wine, garlic herb butter, ciabatta toast; Moo Meatballs, dry aged ribeye, sirloin, white polenta, madeira; Tenderloin of Beef Wellington, foie gras, spinach, duxelle​; Wiener Schnitzel, ​brown butter, egg & capers.

The hotel offers 24 hour room service.

SERVICE at XV Beacon

Some very cool touches, like personal business cards with your name and direct phone line on them, the use of the hotel’s chauffeured driven Lexus. (We took it to dinner one night), a mini bar that stocks Krug Champagne and Chateau Lafite Rothchild and cashmere throws.

RATES at XV Beacon

From $556 Peak Season Weekend


AAA Four Diamond Award
Forbes Four Star Award
Wine Spectator Award

“Its Beacon Hill location and beaux arts building are steeped in Boston history, but this contemporary luxury boutique hotel boasts “great style” and “huge”, “unique”, “beautifully designed” rooms replete with a mix of modern and antique furnishings, surround sound, luxury linens, fireplaces and “heavenly” showers; perks include Lexus car service and esteemed on-site steakhouse Mooo, but fans really rave about the “great service” from staffers who truly “know how to treat a guest.” ZAGAT


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