The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, MA review

15 October 2015 / By

The property’s central location is ideal for exploring all that “Beantown” has to offer. However, the service and exceptional amenities are what made our stay spectacular.


Boston Common


The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is a city hotel that has a “boutique” feel. Whenever we walked through the lobby, Tom and I were greeted by name. The personalized experience was remarkable and left an indelible impression on us.


Club Lounge

If you’ve been following us, you know we are fans of the Club Level and Lounge experience. Although it costs a little more than staying in a standard room, we highly recommend an upgrade to include access to the club lounge. At The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, the club lounge offers exceptional amenities, including continual culinary offerings from breakfast through after dinner desserts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary access to the adjacent Equinox Sports Club, a dedicated concierge, and a business center. Tom and I particularly enjoyed the mimosa bar on Sunday morning. A word to the wise: request The Ritz-Carlton’s brand of Brut, which is made in France. It is tasty and not sweet like Prosecco can be.


Dining and Cocktails

Tom and I are all about food and beverages. Lucky for us, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common has fantastic offerings that allowed us to enjoy appetizers and cocktails in between our adventures out on the town. Avery Bar, located directly off the lobby, features classic cocktails with a modern interpretation. The large, horseshoe-shaped bar was welcoming and encourages patrons to socialize. When possible, cocktails are made with local ingredients and spirits. If you get a chance, also try a cocktail using the lounge’s whiskey blend.


Boston Location

Having lived in Boston for four years, I genuinely believe that The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is the most ideally situated luxury hotel in the city. Access to public transportation couldn’t be better. Three “T” (subway) lines are located across the street, allowing for easy access to all Boston has to offer. Although the “T” was close, Tom and I preferred to explore Boston by foot. We enjoyed strolling across the street to Boston Common and the Public Gardens. I always love how both parks are decorated for the season. Just beyond the Gardens, we shopped at the exclusive boutiques on Newbury Street. For a bite to eat, Tom and I continued to the trendy South End and did a little tour of Tremont Street’s dining establishments. On another excursion from the hotel, Tom and I headed in the opposite direction toward Chinatown and dined on great Asian fare. From there, it was a nice walk to Faneuil Hall, the waterfront area, and onto the fabulous Italian food in the North End. For history buffs, a walk on the Freedom Trail should not be missed!


Boston Common



Our stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common was the perfect way for us to say farewell to New England. The location served as the ideal place for us to explore all of our favorite Boston sights and restaurants for one final time. Most unexpectedly, we enjoyed the incredible service and attention to detail that the staff provided. Our stay was extraordinary, from the Club Lounge benefits to enjoying cocktails and company at Avery Bar to the warm welcome we received upon returning after each adventure. Whether you are traveling to Boston for business or pleasure, with children, as a couple, or solo, we highly recommend a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common.

With our unique partnership, we can secure exclusive amenities for you, such as:

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • USD 100 Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

We know Boston!  Most of our time was spent in the New England area.  If you decide to go, let us know!  Contact Us for questions or additional information.  

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