Which are the best luxury hotels in Boston and the rest of Massachusetts with executive club lounges? Towns include Cambridge, Foxborough, Newton, Peabody, Framingham, Springfield, Quincy, and Needham.
We have already reviewed the best hotels with executive club lounges in Boston. I have outlined the three best choices below. All the following Marriott hotels in Massachusetts also have executive club lounges. The Boston Marriott Cambridge and Sheraton Commander Cambridge, Renaissance Boston at Patriot Place Hotel in Foxborough, Boston Marriott Newton, Boston Marriott Peabody, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Framingham, Sheraton Monarch Place, Springfield, Boston Marriott Quincy, Sheraton Needham all have executive club lounges.
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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, 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 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, hor d’ouvres & 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 less common for those on the American mainland, 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 tough 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 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 late check-out at this Ritz-Carlton. This hotel requires 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a free night.
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 hor d’ouvres, and access to a private club lounge and an honor bar which closes half an hour before the lounge closing. 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 Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access.
Fairmont Gold executive lounge opening times are Monday to Thursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pm, Friday 6:30 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, and Sunday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
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.
You can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane which will give you an idea of what to expect. This InterContinental club lounge will undoubtedly be one of the best, with a substantial hot and cold buffet and a la carte breakfast and evening canapes and alcoholic drinks.
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