Rated 5 out of 5 by RobBru Great location, great bar
We try to stay here whenever we have reason to sleep over in Boston. We are always greeted in a professional, but welcoming manner. The rooms are great and the staff accommodating. We had one minor issue this stay. The light for the magnifying mirror in the bathroom was out, we called down and reported this and were told engineering would be "right up to fix it". Never happened! Have to say, though, that this is unusual for this hotel. We will stil definitely be back.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marathon2012 In town for boston marathon
Nice hotel if you don't care about abundant street noise and thin walls between rooms. Because we were in town for the race, sleep was paramount and certainly wasn't going to happen w/ us facing Stuart St. and the numerous rooms w/ parties going into all hours of the night. I will say however, the staff was very accommodating when we asked for a new room and were put on the alley side of the hotel where we were much happier. If the hotel were to improve the sound-proofing, we would absolutely stay again. Having stayed at the Westin for previous races, we will probably go back there.
They have a nice setup, reasonable rooms, good lounge and restaurant and again wonderful staff from the front desk/concierge to the "style" people. These are the reasons we appreciate the starwood company and are happy to be members.
April 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tara7384 EXCELLENT HOTEL & STAFF - highly recommend
The accommodations this hotel provided went well beyond my expectations. Not only was the facility beautiful and clean, the staff was incredible. After a very rough day, Brian & Jenny at the front desk stopped at nothing to make my experience a fabulous one. They truly cared and turned was probably one of the worst into one of my better days. People like this should be recognized and what weill keep me coming back and referring friends & family.
August 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by StephenD Hotel was awful
First night checking in I rode up the elevator with a large dog excrement pile in the elevator, then went to my room where the room smelled disgusting each day, on 7-3 at 3 am the fire alarms went off , with no explanation from the staff or apologies, then on 7-5 at 11pm the fire alarm went off with no explanation or aplologies from the staff, one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had and I will not be making another W hotel my destination
July 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Josh78 Don't expect a view.
The Boston W is well-located and has comfortable rooms, but lacks the style of other hotels in the chain. The small lobby is nothing more than a bar -- brightly sunlit during the day, and packed to the gills on weekend nights. It can be nice to have a popular bar in a hotel, but not when you need to deal with a bouncer to get to your room. Our room itself was clean and comfortable, but faced the backside of an ugly brick hotel. The building is around 30-stories tall, but only the first 15 floors are hotel rooms with most of the views blocked by unattractive neighboring buildings. I know W does a profitable condo business, but devoting the entire top half of the building to them seems a lot like the tail wagging the dog. Finally, there is no pool, roof, or other amenities (except for a gym). This is a bare-bones hotel with the W name.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mokie boston w
5 star service, beautiful hotel, needs softer towels and face cloths. awesome soap and bath products, corner room had a great view of the hotel roof, disappointing other than that, would stay at a w hotel anytime
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarkTexNYC Chic property
Certainly one of Boston's more chic properties, this W--like all of its sister properties around the world--oozes sophistication.
Love the platinum amenity breakfast option (up to $50 restaurant credit for two people each day). That's generous and something I've never seen at a domestic W.
My room (on the top hotel floor) was clean, spacious and sexy. I really dislike hotels with shower/tub combos--and I was surprised/disappointed to see that his W has the dreaded tub combo. As a fatigued business traveler, I so much look forward to a big walk-in shower with a high shower head. As always, I love the Bliss amenities. Can't get enough of that amazing scent.
The service is strong. I appreciate the follow-through by Whatever/Whenever. Also appreciate the thoughtful gift I was provided (waiting in my room) upon check-in.
Assuming the rate was right, I'd stay here again.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris78 34th Birthday Celebration
Received an email from W insider the day before my arrival. Very impressed with their welcome!
Check in was a breeze.
Staff were accommodating and although no upgrade was given they seemed to say if there was a room they'd be more than happy to upgrade.
Accura service wasn't working but they provided cab vouchers (we didn't use it). Yet it speaks to their pro-active customer service in providing an alternative.
Gym facilities are minimal.
March 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TheTravelCritic Bad W Experience
Two days at the hotel as a Starwood Platinum guest. Tub drain does not work tub fills with water during shower. Ok it happens. Left for meeting, called hotel told front desk. Came back late went to bed. Next morning pulled back curtain and tub is still full of water. Got the rare experience of standing in day old cold dirty water to shower. No idea why hotel couldnt' fix drain when I was gone from the room for 14 hours.
June 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Encompass Great Hotel poor room location
We loved the location of the hotel and the over all facility was very nice the and staff excellent.
I was disappointed that the front desk did not warn us of the street noise level especially were our room was facing the front and even though the room was on the eighth floor the noise level kept us awake in the middle of the night an ruined what what was to be a wonderful stay
December 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Syxx This Hotel is great for being in the heart of the city
If you are looking for a party atmosphere and to be in the heart of the city, this hotel is for you.
Valet, doormen, and managers are attentive to your needs and address your concerns immediately.
Steps away from great restaurants and the theater district.
February 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MEtraveler bad aftertaste
I'm a fan of the W hotels, but not this one. First of all, I had hoped to check in a bit early, being visibly sick and suffering from cold. No way, no how - a room could only be ready one minute to 3. But the real disappointment came afterwards when the hotel kept applying charges to my account that I clearly had not racked up...
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennifer82 Wonderful experience staying at this hotel!
It was my first trip to Boston and my boyfriend and I stayed here and couldn't have been happier. Staff was absolutely amazing, W staff is always helpful but they also blend into the background so you feel almost like you have an apartment in the city. I love that about these hotels. We used points for our stay and were upgraded to a corner room on the top floor even through the weekend. It was gorgeous and had floor to ceiling windows and a view of Boston Common. We were there to see a show and Wang's Theatre was right around the corner which made it very convenient, we also were walking distance to some really great restaurants. We had cocktails at the bar downstairs, but they were outrageously expensive and it was packed. It would be nice if there was a separate bar for SPG members or at least SPG gold to avoid the crowds after events get out. Great staff though and we would love to stay here again (unless we stay at the Liberty Hotel next time in the Luxury Collection)
October 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbmb Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable
The staff here definitely made the difference for us in having a memorable experience. The concierge was friendly and knowledgeable. The "W insider" contacted us by email in advance to offer assistance with our specific needs and went over the top in providing service that made our weekend a wonderful memory!
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by malaea3 Fabulous Service
This hotel was wonderful. The customer service from the front desk to the valet and housekeeping were outstanding. The rooms were very spacious and always well maintained. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Boston.
A special thank you to Avani for outstanding customer service with a smile :)
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roamer711 Outstanding, personal service, and great location!!!
The W Boston is my preferred destination whenever in Boston. Great location, outstanding food and an enticing bar menu. The rooms are spacious, generous and typically modern W-esque, having been in Marvelous Suites, Cool Corner Suites and Wow Suites, with my business colleagues having similar experiences, including their Extreme Wow Suite.
But the W's greatest assets are their people! Having stayed several times, the service has always been exceptional. In my recent short stayover, Elena, their dedicated W Concierge, fulfilled my pre-arrival requests, including finding a perfect restaurant venue, and a pre-dinner drinks establishment, answering all my e-mail requests with sincere interest and professionalism. Similar accolades need to be extended to Elaine, Director of Welcome.
The W Boston truly fulfills 'Whatever, Whenever'!!!
I have utmost confidence to recommend business colleagues, friends and family alike to stay at the W Boston, whenever in the area.
Superb team and hotel!!!
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by IreneCalifornia Modern, but cozy, great location & staff
In theather district, with historic taverns, Chinatown nearby, Boston Commons, subway.
Excellent rooms, well-appointed.
Courtesy van service within city during day very appreciated!
September 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tnbn123 nice staff
loved that you sent 2 beers with patriot cozies. nice touch
October 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jonnyrox Hotel fell short
W Boston seems to be run down and under staffed. For a realitivly new property there were many examples of differed maintence that were visable both in public area's and the room.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon1 This hotel is well situated
We enjoyed staying at this W. The past few times we stayed in the Copley area hotel which we also liked. We realized that this one is a bit more centerally located to walk around the city. Everyone was very accomodating and friendly.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rita0114 My experience
I stayed at this property on February 2-3, 2013. My reason for staying at this property was for my own 30th birthday but I celebrated it in a more reasonable fashion with no noise. I had the worst stay at this hotel that I could never amagine. I stayed in room 1512 and the people next door from me were having a birthday party. They were making tons of noise in the middle of the night. The noise was so bad that I was for two and a half hours. They were slamming doors, throwing glass, yelling in the hallway, and etc. Now, I will fully admit that I did not call down and complain about the noise and I should have and I realize that that is my fault. I did talk to the Whenever, Whatever Manager in the morning and he did give me compensation of 25% off the room but I can tell you right now that I am not happy about this compensation. In my personal opinion, I should have been compensated for more than that. The room and the hotel in a general sense was AWESOME!!! But the disappointment with the noise from that night is why I will never stay at this property again.
February 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DRDd Too Loud!
The room next door had loud parties going on both nights and I had to call security both nights to complain. I can understand the loud lobby bar but my room should be a sanctuary to get the rest I needed and expected.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NicknReese Great Staff!
Everyone at the W Boston was very friendly and accommodating. Great "can-do" attitudes, which were very much appreciated.
The hotel was also very clean, with several restaurant options just across the street and nearby.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MONSTERMAN1963 The W and Fenway = A knockout punch
Came to Boston to sight see and take in a Red Sox game and the experience was AWESOME. Location made it easy to sight see via the T, or cab or walk. I highly recommend it.
August 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mjmarshpa recent stay at W Hotel Boston
Hotel is okay. Seems to be a little understaffed at times. Food prices are exceptionally high for the total bill for room service. Food is fair and inconsistent. Bed is very nice.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BK1980 Always enjoy the W Boston
Another great stay here. Staff responds quickly to requests, and the hotel has been great with upgrades to suites as a Platinum SPG member.
July 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Speaks Not for Weekends
Unless you enjoy loud hallway parties and being woken up by street noise from midnight until 3am you should stay away from this location on the weekend.
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mvTRfan Loved our stay
We loved our corner mega room, very helpful and friendly staff, enjoyed the lounge and Market restaurant.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goody The Boston W is the best hotel in the city
WOW your staff are world class. The property is outstanding but the people are simply superb
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texas123 W Boston staff excellent!
Staff was genuinely friendly, asked how my travel was and wrote a hand note thanking me for my loyalty. Nice touch!
June 29, 2013