On our last trip to Boston, we decided to spend a couple of days in the city before heading out to the suburbs for some serious shopping. For years family and friends have been raving about the Omni Parker House in Boston so we decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Slap bang in the centre of Boston, a 2 minute walk from Fauniel Hall and 15 minutes to Copley Plaza.
We grabbed a cab from Terminal E which took around 25 minutes to the hotel. Its located less than a minutes walk away from Government Center, but you can practically walk to anywhere in this compact city. The T stops at midnight and a single trip will set you back $2.75 without a Charlie Card, $2.25 if you happen to have one.
Think old school extravagant, we’re talking huge armchairs and carved wood. The hotels history proudly adorns the walls in the lobby.
Staff & Facilities
The staff were quite different than anywhere else we’ve stayed. They showed a true sense of pride for where they worked, in the 15 minutes from the taxi to our room we had a lightening fast hotel history lesson and the bell hop gave us plenty of ideas on what to do and where to eat.
We stayed in an Executive King Room which was far bigger than we expected. Off the main room was a dressing room complete with vanity and plenty of wardrobe space. The beds came straight from the princess and pea, they are huge and extremely comfy.
The only downside was the view, we had a beautiful red wall to look out at.
We didn’t dine in the hotel, but we did try a Boston Cream Pie. They are to die for.
Value for money
We nabbed an absolute bargain on Booking.com, getting an Executive King room for just shy of $150 a night. Sadly this is one of those hotels who like to charge an absolute fortune for WiFi. But you can connect for free in the lobby if you can manage to grab one of comfy sofas or armchairs.
I’ll admit we both had low expectations when we arrived at this hotel, but we were blown away by both the service received and the standard / cleanliness of this hotel.
I personally love modern properties, but sometimes you just can’t beat the character of an old classic. This property is in pristine condition.
Would we stay here again?
Yes, we’ll be back again in 2018.
Omni Parker House
60 School Street
T: +1 617 227 8600