That feeling of returning to a city that stole your heart when you were just a youngin’- nothing like it. Back in high school I remember being obsessed with Boston. For more reasons than one. My high school boyfriend at the time went to college down there, I was planning to go to school there as well with my best friend once I graduated. I remember being 17 roaming along Newbury St., navigating my way on the T, visiting the Prudential Center, eating my way through Faneuil Hall and the North End. And just through writing down those memories I realize how much of Boston I’ve left undiscovered. Which is why I was so excited to spend time at The Ritz- Carlton, Boston.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is located just a short walk from bustling areas like the Theatre and Financial Districts. These are two areas I never really explored prior to my stay. And for the history buffs, the historic Freedom Trail and for the members of Shopaholics Anonymous Newbury St. are both a short jaunt away.
You’ll also notice that the hotel overlooks Boston Common and the Public Garden- rain, snow or shine the views from this property do not disappoint. Tip: Take a stroll through the garden, coffee and camera in hand.
On the smaller side, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston has 193 guest rooms including 43 suites, The Ritz Carlton Club Level rooms and the Presidential Suite. I was lucky enough to stay on the Club Level with panoramic views of Boston Common. From sunrise to sunset I could have stared out my window and watch the people below go about their lives. That’s the sort of anonymity I love. Especially in a city like Boston.
Aside from the obvious, plush linens, luxurious bathtub (also a Bath Butler) and complimentary (high speed) WiFi, when you stay on the Club Level at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston you also have a 24-hour concierge service ready to answer any and all of your questions.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Club® Level
Okay, so you might be wondering what this whole Club Level thing is. The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge is located on the twelfth floor of the hotel. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily serving breakfast, lite snacks and lunch, complimentary selection of top shelf beer, wine and cocktails, and on Fridays, well Friday Fondue of course. Your choice of dipping waffles, fruit, or marshmallows in some of the most decadent chocolate I’ve ever tasted. Perfect for kids or the kid in you.
In addition to the foodie perks, guests of the Club Level also receive two laundry pressings per day in addition to complimentary local phone calls and access to Equinox Sports Club Boston. So basically after you’ve eaten your weight in fondue and you’re feeling guilty the next morning you can head over to Equinox and work it all off. No shame here.
The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge is best described as a hotel within a hotel. Everything you will need during your stay is included. Making the transition from home life to hotel life as seamless as possible.
Exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton, Boston and staying true to the timeless luxury of The Ritz-Carlton brand, Avery Bar is a place to unwind after a busy day of meetings or exploring.
Lite bites and modern craft cocktails, including ten signature martinis (better known as “the Avery Ten”) pay homage to the bar’s address at 10 Avery Street. Dry, Dirty, Smokey, and Fire are just some of the “Avery Ten” showcased on the cocktail menu; along with an impressive wine list, beers on tap and cocktails. They bring to mind pre-prohibition and early 1950’s classics while having their own modern style and taste.
Aside from the obvious Ritz-Carlton experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is nothing short of an all-inclusive foodies paradise when you upgrade to Club Level. Fear not, The Ritz-Carlton Club Level experience is available at every property across the world and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing it from Hong Kong to San Juan, and let me tell you I’ve never been left feeling underwhelmed.
I was a welcomed guest of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, as always my opinions are my own.