We have reviewed hotels in or near Boston, Massachusetts, USA, with the best club or executive lounges. Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or as a single business traveler, by reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Boston.
Boston has been called many things – “The City On The Hill,” “The Cradle of Liberty,” one of America’s foremost university towns, and, well, some terrible things by New York sports fans. It’s a classic American city, though, whether you’re exploring neighborhoods (Back Bay, South End), museums, the Charles River, or one of the city’s many pubs.
If you want to stay in luxury in Boston, you should stay at one of Boston’s luxury hotels, which include Boston Harbor Hotel, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, and XV Beacon. There is also an InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt, Sheraton, and one of the newest Marriott Bonvoy properties, the W Hotel, next to the InterContinental on the waterfront.
The most impressive new hotel in Boston is the all-new Four Seasons One Dalton Street, Boston. This is the second Four Seasons hotel in the city and is located in the heart of the chic Back Bay neighborhood, just steps from Symphony Hall, Newbury Street, Copley Plaza, Fenway Park, and so much more. It is also just 15 minutes from Logan International Airport.
The Four Seasons One Dalton Street’s 215 hotel rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows. For dining, Zuma has arrived in Boston at One Dalton Street in a space that is as much a feast for the eyes as the menu is for the palate. The dishes themselves are designed to be shared from Zuma’s three open kitchens: the main kitchen, sushi counter, and robata grill. Also located on the second floor is One + One with its floor-to-ceiling windows, open for breakfast and lunch.
Boston’s newest venue for business and social events offers seven spaces – two ballrooms with pre-function areas and five additional rooms – all filled with natural light.
Wherever you decide to stay, Boston, Massachusetts or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more at no extra cost.
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Boston. I list the lounges that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn so that you know what you’ll get if you book a room with club lounge access or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Boston
The five-star Ritz-Carlton Boston is one of the most elegant and stylish hotels in central Boston. It is located in the theatre district. The Chinatown T station is right around the corner of the building, and the Boylston station is nearby. This is a huge plus since Boston can be a tough place to navigate by car, so public transport is a great way to get around (even for the luxury traveler). The hotel is also a short walk to Boston Common Park, which is a nice place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
The lobby of this Ritz Carlton is surprisingly small but feels boutique, in a good way. The hotel’s recently restyled Avery Bar takes its inspiration from the classic cocktails of Prohibition-era and 1950’s America, while the newly opened Artisan Bistro provides healthy, seasonal fare.
The service here is excellent, and there are delicious welcome amenities, usually chocolate-covered strawberries. Rooms are classy and recently refurbished following a $13 million USD redesign, completed in 2017. Deluxe amenities include marble soaking bathtubs; an enhanced entertainment package that offers Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora on large-screen, smart TVs; and dramatic city and park views.
Book a club level room, and you get free access to the Equinox gym. If you are staying in a regular guest room, you have to pay for access to the Equinox gym. The sports facilities at this gym are very good with a full-size pool, but it is a pain to have to pay extra for this if you are not in a club room.
If you book a club room, you will get access to the Ritz-Carlton Boston club lounge (pictured above), as well as the sports club, which includes complimentary culinary offerings that include breakfast, light fare lunch, light snacks, hors d’ oeuvres & desserts. You also have a top-shelf selection of complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails. Free alcohol in club lounges is normal for non-US club lounges but for those on the American mainland, free alcohol is less common, so this is a nice feature of this club lounge.
There is also complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in club guest rooms with the ability to register up to six separate devices along with up to two complimentary garment pressings per day. A dedicated club lounge concierge will assist with anything you may need during your stay.
When comparing the Ritz Carlton to the other luxury hotels in Boston, this is easily the best luxury hotel with a club lounge in Boston. I am also particularly keen on the new Four Seasons in the city, mentioned above. There is a second, older Four Seasons hotel in Boston, which is also extremely well located, but this older Four Seasons is not one of the best Four Seasons in the world and of a slightly lower caliber than the Ritz. I would always choose the Ritz Carlton over the original Four Seasons in Boston, because of the club lounge, but don’t make me choose between the new Four Seasons One Dalton Street vs. the Ritz Carlton Boston as they are both great properties, and it would be extremely hard to decide which is best.
There is also another luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Boston, the W hotel, but the W doesn’t compare to the Ritz in luxury. It is fine, but is not as good and would only be worth considering if it came in a lot cheaper. I have detailed this hotel below, but it is worth noting that unlike the Ritz, the W does not have a club lounge.
If you are a Platinum Bonvoy member, expect free high-speed internet and free access to the health club (which is great), but no other upgrades and no free breakfast. Platinum status should also guarantee 4 pm late checkout at this Ritz Carlton. This hotel requires 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a free night.
The lounge upgrade is well worth paying for because of the extensive food offering. I can’t think of a better place to start your evening off. Book any the Ritz Carlton Boston via our luxury travel concierge and you will get also great free benefits at no extra cost. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests
- $100 USD 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
2. Fairmont Copley Plaza
Centrally located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and Newbury Street. This Boston hotel offers 383 lavish guestrooms, including 17 elegant suites and Fairmont Gold level complete with a private lounge and special amenities for guests. Fairmont Copley Plaza provides a complimentary rooftop health club overlooking Back Bay. It is home to one of the hottest drinking and dining destinations in the city, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen.
Book a Fairmont Gold room and receive complimentary Internet, daily breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, and access to a private club lounge. Your Fairmont Gold experience begins the moment you arrive at the front door, where you’ll be escorted directly to the private Fairmont Gold reception area on the fourth floor.
Among a small selection of like-minded guests, unwind in the private club lounge and enjoy additional complimentary amenities, from breakfast and evening appetizers to newspapers and magazines to free WIFI and high-speed Internet access.
Fairmont Gold executive lounge opening times are as follows:
- Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Friday 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
- Saturday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Sunday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Please note the Honor Bar closes half an hour prior to the lounge closing.
Complimentary Breakfast in Fairmont Gold Lounge:
- Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 10:00 am
- Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Complimentary Evening Hors d’Oeuvres:
- Daily 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book the Fairmont Copley Plaza via our luxury travel concierge and you will get also great free benefits (if you stay 2 or more nights) at no extra cost. You will also get all your usual Accor loyalty points:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. Credit may be used towards OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, In-Room Dining and Mini-Bar)
- Complimentary Wi-fi
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
3. InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston is located on Boston’s waterfront, adjacent to the financial district and convenient for historical landmarks, including the North End and the Boston Tea Party Museum. The building is a modern glass tower that sticks out a bit in Boston.
In addition to its excellent location, the Intercontinental Boston also features a very nice gym and pool. The lobby is large with a marble floor, sitting areas with fireplaces, two restaurants, a coffee bar, and a rum and champagne bar.
While this is a good quality classic InterContinental, it does feel a little corporate and is designed for conferences, so it is the opposite of a boutique hotel. The hotel has a huge 424 guestrooms and 38 suites.
The Club InterContinental Lounge on the 11th floor includes complimentary wireless Internet, an 8-person boardroom, plus breakfast, tea, and coffee, evening desserts, and cocktails. Breakfast is a decent buffet, there is an afternoon tea and the evening snacks are very good, you could easily eat enough not to need dinner. There is also a free open bar for 2 or 3 hours in the evening, offering good quality wine, spirits, and beer.
The lounge staff are kind and don’t seem bothered if guests discreetly take a few bits of food away to their rooms for later. The view is also excellent, as the lounge is located opposite the fire station, so there is plenty to see in the evening.
In terms of additional amenities, the spa boasts massages and facials, and there is a 24-hour health club, lap pool, and steam rooms. You can pay extra to access the club lounge at this InterContinental even if you haven’t booked a club room. Access usually costs around $60 USD per room per night, and it is well worth paying for the upgrade. If you book on IHG points, this hotel costs 70,000 points per night.
Book the InterContinental Boston via our luxury travel concierge and you will get also great free benefits (if you stay 2 or more nights) at no extra cost:
- Guaranteed late check-out (until 4 pm)
- Complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant daily
- Value-added amenity, specific to the hotel ($100 USD value per stay)
- Upgrade to next available room category ( subject to availability on arrival)
- Free wi-fi on unlimited devices
- Turn down service as appropriate by brand
- Handwritten, personalized welcome card
- Bottled water, fresh fruit, and snacks in room upon arrival
4. Boston Marriott Long Wharf
The Boston Marriott Long Wharf is your best Marriott choice in Boston and unveiled a total transformation in 2018. Located along the harbor at the epicenter of Boston’s rich history and happenings, this completely renovated hotel (a staggering $35 million USD was spent on this renovation) offers a spacious indoor pool with panoramic harbor views, along with a refreshed fitness center with interactive Peloton bikes, featuring immersive indoor cycling experiences with streaming live classes.
Newly modernized rooms and suites offer a new level of comfort with spa-style bathrooms, featuring organic Aromatherapy amenities, flat-screen HDTVs streaming Netflix and Pandora, and striking views of the harbor or downtown. All rooms are styled with distinctive décor that reflects the waterfront locale with rich leather, grey marble, and deep blues. Renovated spaces feature brass and marble finishes and colors evocative of the hotel’s waterfront surroundings.
The hotel’s 20,099 square feet of event space features newly transformed event venues, including 19 event rooms and a Grand Ballroom that seats up to 850 guests. The Harbor View Ballroom offers a patio with enchanting fire pits and waterfront views for weddings, galas, and receptions. The hotel’s handcrafted menus feature locally and sustainably sourced food while maintaining a commitment to “dock-to-table” seafood in less than 48 hours.
With inspiring views overlooking the city’s harbor, the newly built, two-story M Club Lounge is a stylish, exclusive space to work, connect, or unwind. Marriott Rewards®, Gold and Platinum Elite members, and one guest automatically enjoy access as part of their elite status. The lounge features a bountiful breakfast buffet with coffee, tea, and espresso, along with handcrafted sweet, salty, and savory snacks and locally inspired hors d’oeuvres.
Guests can also take advantage of the lounge’s full bar, which offers wine, beer, water, juice, cocktails, and soda. The M Club lounge’s dedicated service staff is always on hand to assist with needs and requests, and guests enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the space. The hotel staff is able to create customized experiences for guests, thanks to partnerships with local attractions, including the city’s heritage sites, Boston Harbor Cruises, the New England Aquarium, and Old Town Trolley Tours.
M Club Lounge is closed on Saturday and Sunday. All Platinum Bonvoy members receive 1000 bonus points per night stayed when the lounge is closed.
5. The Westin Copley Place, Boston
Westin Copley Place Boston is a Marriott Bonvoy hotel in a great location with a huge club lounge with nice food offerings. It is located in the city’s Back Bay area, convenient to Hynes Convention Center and shopping on Newbury Street and at the Copley Mall.
With 803 rooms, 132 junior suites, and 10 specialty suites, this is a fantastically large hotel, but all rooms include a Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath, so you should sleep well. The hotel does feel dated, and it is used largely for conventions, so it would not be my top choice for a leisure trip in Boston. There is a Spa, a Westin Kids Club, which is good, offering coloring books, bath toys, and an over-the-phone bedtime story service, and more importantly for this review, a club lounge.
The lounge here is a really nice looking, intimate space on the 5th floor, but it lacks views, unlike the Sheraton club lounge outlined below. This relatively newly renovated lounge has pine wood floors, dark wood tables, red leather chairs, and plenty of other comfortable seating, as well as higher tables with stools.
Buffet breakfast is served only until 9:30 am during the week, 10 am on weekends, and consists of a generous continental spread with hot scrambled eggs. Expect all the usuals, cereals (raisin bran, oat flakes & blueberry clusters, honey toasted oat cereal, etc.), fruit including whole apples, oranges, and bananas, plus cut fruit and berries including strawberries. There is also hot oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts as well as scrambled eggs (neither are noteworthy). Finally, there is yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, bread, muffins, bagels, and toast with jams and spreads. Certainly enough to fill you up but of mediocre quality. Did I mention the espresso machine and juices?
The snacks and soft drinks continue throughout the day and up to 11 pm. Snacks and drinks include bottles of water, sparkling and still, that you can take out with you, and snacks like popcorn and pretzel and Granola Bars.
In the evening there are canapes and drinks.
This hotel costs 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points per night on redemption and is around the same level as the Sheraton Boston below.
Book this Westin via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at no extra cost.
6. Sheraton Boston
Sheraton Boston is a nice Sheraton with a fabulous view across the Charles River from its club lounge. It attracts convention guests much like the Westin above and is also a little bit dated, but the lounge is very nice and renovated. It costs 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points on redemption and is one of the best Marriott Bonvoy choices if you are traveling with your family and don’t want to splurge your cash or Marriott Bonvoy points on the Ritz Carlton, mainly because of the decent club lounge. The lounge here is nice with the usual free soft drinks and breakfast and afternoon snacks, plus there’s a large indoor pool that is heated year-round, and there’s a bowling alley across the street, ideal if you are traveling with kids.
The club lounge can be found on floor 29 and is open 24/7. Once inside the lounge, you will benefit from high-speed internet access, PC workstations, office supplies, a complimentary enhanced continental breakfast (basically continental with a hot egg dish like scrambled eggs), and evening hors d’oeuvres.
Seating in the lounge is on high stools and pull-up chairs around tables. The arrangement makes the best of the views. There are 42” flat-screen televisions around the lounge along with complimentary water, sodas, snacks (granola bars, banana, and apples) & coffee throughout the day and night.
You can buy drinks in the lounge from a menu, and you can use your Marriott Bonvoy points to pay for the drinks if you prefer. You can also pay to upgrade to get access to this lounge for around $30-50 USD per room per day, which is well worth doing. If you have elite status with Marriott Bonvoy, you get club lounge access for free.
7. Boston Marriott Copley Place
While not the most luxury hotel choice in Boston, there is an M Club lounge at Boston Marriott Copley Place. Located near the shops (including high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue) and historic sites in Back Bay.
Honestly, the building is pretty ugly, but if you choose to stay at this hotel, request a high floor as the views across the Boston skyline from this hotel are fabulous. As a Gold or higher member, you will get concierge lounge access. The concierge lounge is great with breakfast, snacks, and evening drinks and snacks, much like any other Marriott lounge. There is a California Pizza Kitchen right across the street if you are hungry beyond the lounge and many other eateries very close.
The concierge lounge is closed on weekends, so they will give you two $10 USD credits per day for breakfast at Starbucks. Seeing as this lounge closes on weekends, it comes near the bottom of my list of best club lounges in Boston.
8. Boston Marriott Cambridge
Once again, this Marriott hotel is ugly from the outside, but it is renovated on the inside with nice room features like a large shower with glass sliding doors. The location is around Kendall Square, with plenty of restaurants and amenities. The M Club lounge is worth the upgrade as breakfast is very nice in this lounge, and you also get evening hors-d’oeuvres. There is also a nice pool at this hotel. Marriott Rewards®, Gold and Platinum Elite members, and one guest automatically enjoy lounge access as part of their elite status.
9. Hilton Boston Back Bay
The Hilton Hilton Boston Back Bay is a nice Hilton choice in Boston. Book a room on a high floor for the nice view of MIT across the river and the whole Back Bay. The Hilton is right across the street from the Sheraton that we reviewed above.
This Hilton has an executive Lounge for top tier Honors members. This newly renovated Hilton Honors lounge is located on the first floor across from our Forty Dalton Restaurant. If you’re a Gold or Diamond HHonors member, your room key card will permit access to complimentary breakfast, sodas, water, juices, light snacks, and a coffee/espresso dispenser.
The Lounge is not huge, but it’s stocked with complimentary sodas, water, juices, light snacks, and a coffee/espresso dispenser. Breakfast is a complimentary “enhanced” continental breakfast, with scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, fruit, bread, etc. Enough to fill you up. There are also evening snacks, but as this is a small lounge with a small number of seats, it is not desperately pretty or welcoming.
10. Hyatt Regency Boston?
How About Hyatt Club Lounges In Boston? The Hyatt Regency Boston does not have a club lounge, which is unusual for Hyatt Regency hotels. High-status World Of Hyatt members receives bonus points and free breakfast in the hotel restaurant instead of using a Hyatt club lounge.
The Hyatt Regency Boston Waterfront does not have a club lounge either, and high-tier World of Hyatt Globalist loyalty members get offered breakfast for free in the lobby restaurant. There is also a more basic Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston for World Of Hyatt members to earn and redeem Hyatt points at, but this property is not noteworthy and could not be considered luxury.
Book almost any Hyatt hotel with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free Hyatt Prive benefits as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
- Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
- Welcome amenity
- 100 USD property credit per stay
- Early check-in and later check-out priority
- Room upgrade priority
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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