Hotel Review: XV Beacon, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Boston


A visit to the beautiful city of Boston is best experienced with a stay at the elegant XV Beacon situated in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill. This boutique hotel takes luxury to another level with gas fireplaces that grace every room, complimented by exceptional service and modern amenities.


XV Beacon Hotel is a turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts building, designed by architect William Gibbons Preston. It was built in 1903, but its history dates back before the American Revolution. The building was taken by eminent domain in 1920 by the City of Boston from the Beacon Hill Trust. The Boston School Committee took over from 1923 until 1998, when the city sold the building.

XV Beacon Hotel launched 1999 and is part of National Register of Historic Places.


Located within walking distance to the North End, the Freedom Trail, and Boston Common, XV Beacon is a gem from the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection and the ideal choice for your getaway.

Artwork graces the halls and walls of the 63 stately rooms in the turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts Building the hotel calls home. Each floor houses just seven guest rooms, individually curated with art specifically commissioned for the property. You will find an ancient Roman mosaic, canvases by America’s foremost portraitist, Gilbert Stuart, and works by contemporary abstract painter, Maggi Brown among others. The taupe, cream and espresso palette, added with modern amenities such as rainforest shower heads and 42’’ LCD TVs, give you a much needed respite after a long day of walking around the city.

For a memorable dining experience, head to the hotel’s Mooo…. restaurant, a warmly lit establishment with a bar that serves up a contemporary and regional take on the classic steakhouse menu. In the lower level rests one of the most extensive wine collections in the country. The space feels timeless with vaulted ceilings, stone floors, and walls lined with an exclusive collection of rare and fine wines.

XV Beacon also offers meeting rooms, WiFi, fitness facilities, and a roof terrace with a hot tub overlooking Beacon Hill. A luxury car is provided for visiting nearby destinations. Those traveling with their furry companions need not worry, as the hotel allows dogs for a fee that’s donated to charity.

Whether you’re road-tripping to Beantown with your pet or having a business outing, XV Beacon is your best bet for a classy experience in New England.

For more information on XV Beacon

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – 1 800 323 7500

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