The Mandarin Oriental, Boston is home to 136 guestrooms and 12 suites. It occupies a prime location on lively Boylston Street, squarely in the heart of Boston’s iconic Back Bay neighborhood. This luxurious hotel is connected to the massive Prudential Center, where you’ll find plenty of shopping and dining experiences to choose from, as well as the popular Skywalk Observatory—which provides breathtaking views of Boston. Just one block away is major thoroughfare Newbury Street—itself also a primary shopping and dining destination—while historic Copley Square is also right down Boylston Street. You’ll find memorable in-house amenities here at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, too. These high-end features include on-site dining, spa services, pet-friendly packages, fitness center, among others.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston Ambiance
This spectacular facility is a modern building done up with an assortment of elegant Art Deco flourishes. The main entryway is a serious, imposing space, but overall the Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s lobby is a warm, spacious area that is luxurious-looking, yet still suitable for those guests just wanting a comfortable spot to hang out for a bit. Abstract sculptures adorn marble tables, while lovely potted flowers and plants add a natural touch to the dark-wood setting. There are multiple different kinds of couches and armchairs here for you to choose from. The Lobby Lounge is also located nearby—they routinely serve up special seasonal coffees and small plates.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel Rooms
You have your choice of well-appointed individual guestrooms and luxurious suites at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Guestrooms here come in four different formats. Deluxe rooms are located on floors 4 through 8. They feature over 400 square feet of space that includes one king bed and a living area highlighted by a comfy sofa, stylish coffee table, flat-screen television, and table-and-chairs combination perfect for dining and/or working. The bathroom has both a sizable tub and a walk-in shower. Deluxe room décor tends to be either teal-centric or tan-centric, and the artwork spread throughout the room consists of copies of Asian prints on display from the Boston Public Library.
Mandarin rooms come with one king bed. However, at nearly 550 square feet, these rooms also have space for a full seating area—featuring a coffee table and corner sofa—and an oversized bathroom. This sizable bathroom has a rainforest shower, as well as a “soaking tub.” The room even includes a large walk-in closet, and its window-views are of the surrounding residential area. Mandarin Back Bay rooms feature all the same amenities as Mandarin rooms, except the views are of the nearby Back Bay area.
Lifestyle rooms are located near the Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s in-house spa, found on the 4th floor. These special accommodations have both one king bed and a twin-bed-sized day bed found in front of a large window that has lovely views of either Boston’s Back Bay or the hotel’s own courtyard. The Lifestyle room bathrooms are marble, and also have both a tub and shower. The guestroom’s floors are made of bamboo.
A number of luxurious suites are also available at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. For a truly one-of-a-king, high-end experience, take your pick of Junior, Premier, Penthouse, or Presidential suites. These super-special accommodations will cost you a tremendous sum of money, but they’ll be part of a hotel experience you’ll never forget.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston Amenities
Numerous special amenities are available to guests of the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. It is home to approximately 10,000 square feet of event space that is perfect for everything weddings to corporate meetings to family celebrations. Also, the hotel considers itself pet-friendly; as a result, it offers multiple different services and packages for your furry friends.
You can enjoy a wide variety of spa services on-site at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Their trained experts are devoted to improving your health and wellness, offering you everything from Himalayan salt stone massage to custom-made facials to a whole line of aromatherapy treatments and more. These relaxing experiences are available at multiple price points, with sessions lasting anywhere from 1-hour-and-20 minutes all the way to nearly 4-and-a-half hours at a time.
There is also a cutting-edge fitness center located in-house. This state-of-the-art facility contains all the latest in exercise equipment, including treadmills, weight machines, and more. The Mandarin Oriental, Boston even offers one-on-one and or couples’ classes to those guests interested in yoga and/or Pilates. Sessions are available at any skill or experience level.
Two distinct in-house dining experiences are available to you as a guest of Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Bar Boulud is a fine-dining establishment specializing in French cuisine done up with contemporary American twists. This lovely bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week, with special weekend brunch service between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Lobby Lounge is a quick, casual option; it serves coffee and tea and a small menu of seasonal meals. Hours also vary according to the time of year.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel Neighborhood
Mandarin Oriental, Boston is located on Boston’s iconic Boylston Street, right next door to both the Prudential Center and Hynes Convention Center. Just one block to the north you’ll find one of Boston’s best spots for shopping and dining options, Newbury Street, while a short walk down Boylston you’ll see historic Copley Square. So many of Boston’s most popular attractions are readily accessible from Mandarin Oriental, Boston: Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common/Boston Public Gardens, the Freedom Trail and its associated sites, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and a great many others are all easily visited from here. Iconic neighborhoods like Beacon Hill, the South End, the North End, and the trendy Seaport District are also just short distances away. Additional accommodations in the area include W Boston, Seaport Boston Hotel, Courtyard Boston Copley Square, Lenox Hotel, Loews Boston Hotel, Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway, InterContinental Boston, The Boxer Boston, Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, and many, many more options.
How is it Ecofriendly?
Mandarin Oriental, Boston is part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group—an organization that for over 50 years has been committed to providing the finest accommodations in a responsible way. This dedication to corporate responsibility manifests itself today most prominently in Mandarin Oriental’s dedication to various environmentally friendly sustainability measures. These sustainability measures are headlined by Mandarin Oriental’s support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals—which are, in essence, a series of blueprints the United Nations has developed that serve as a guide for helping engaged citizens and corporations meet the significant number challenges facing humanity all across the globe in the coming decades.
To those ends, in just the past calendar year Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group—including, of course, Mandarin Oriental, Boston—have achieved a variety of ecofriendly goals. They have successfully diverted over 33% of all hotel waste from local landfills; started a sustainable seafood procurement program; used only ethically sourced coffee and tea products on-site; and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 22%. Mandarin Oriental, Boston has also been part of an effort to minimize water and energy waste. These endeavors include such achievements as reducing “water intensity” by some 17%, and similar usage rates for energy by 20%. Just this past year, the entire facility at Mandarin Oriental, Boston was outfitted with a “water chiller optimization project”—a cutting-edge development that it is anticipated will increase the building’s usage-efficiency by nearly 40%. Mandarin Oriental, Boston also donated, just this past year, roughly 100 metric tons of composted waste materials to a local farm. For efforts like these and more, Mandarin Oriental, Boston has been a recipient of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders platinum award.