With a prime location, the stellar service you’d expect and some of the best views in town, the Four Seasons is one of our firm favorites.

The Atmosphere

The Four Seasons sits on the edge of Boston Common, this compact city’s leafy and historical heart. Less than a ten minute walk in any direction will bring you to Downtown, Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, or the Charles River. Come in Spring and you’ll see the Common come to life after a long winter, bright with cherry blossom and tulips; come in fall and you’ll be treated to a autumnal display without ever having to leave the city.

The entire property has just undergone a $15 million refurbishment and it shows. The decor is sophisticated and understated with bright pieces of contemporary art and eye catching furniture ensuring that the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. As you’d expect from a Four Seasons, there’s a fully equipped gym, as well as a small but indulgent spa. What you might not expect is the fourteen meter indoor lap pool with floor to ceiling windows that look out over the Common.

Your Room

With the exception of a couple of suites, all of the rooms have now undergone a complete refurbishment. From new beds and headboards to the latest in-room technology, it has been a major undertaking. On the design front, they still have the classically luxurious Four Seasons aesthetic but art works with references to New England and the Common outside are a subtle reminder of where you are. All of the rooms are extremely comfortable but it would be a shame to stay here and not be in one facing the Common, where the floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the the tree tops towards the distant, gold gilded dome of the State House.

Food and Drink

The high-ceilinged Bristol Restaurant and Bar that leads of the lobby is a tranquil oasis and respite from the city outside, perfect for a restorative afternoon team, early evening cocktails and three meals a day.

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