on November 21, 2007
When it comes to gorgeous, this hotel has it down to a tee. You know as soon as you drive up to the front and the door man greets you that this is going to be a special visit.We checked in at 11:30am without a hitch and we were upgraded to a deluxe king room. We were almost stunned into silence when we walked into our room. First you open the door and walk down a short hall with a marble tile floor into the bedroom. The king size bed is high and covered with a beautiful floral brocade coverlet. There are four large pillows and two roll pillows. There is a wooden oriental style headboard and the wall behind is upholstered.When you are lying in bed you can watch the flat screen TV on top of the dresser. This dresser holds the bar and some drawers. There is a separate tall chest to store your belongings. There are two night stands with crystal lamps on them and they are backed by two tall mirrors and topped with granite. The parlor is done in a co-coordinating color (it is s soft green, the bedroom is yellow). It has a sofa, a glass top coffee table. In the corner there is a credenza with the silver ice bucket and glasses sits on and inside is a second TV. There is a truly beautiful desk and two chairs. There are end tables with large oriental lamps. The view look is of the city and there are three layers of curtains. The windows actually open. Crown molding frames the room. From the bedroom you walk into a little room with a huge marble topped dressing table and a closet that has an iron and ironing board, umbrella, two terry bathrobes and two pairs of slipper. There is of course the usual luggage rack as well. The bathroom is all marble except the tub and there are Penhaligon amenities. Everything is so special even the water comes out of the faucet with a diamond pattern in it.When we got off the elevator on our floor during the day there was a bowl of apples to snack on. In the evening it becomes a bowl of candy. There is also turndown service. I was able to pick up wireless internet but the hotel offers high speed internet at $9.95 per day. There was a double plug near the bed which was great to use for my charger and I also was able to plug in my computer. Valet parking for two days cost us $52 plus tips. Sunday morning we decided to splurge for their buffet breakfast ($24.95). The view of Boston harbor is fabulous and the food does it justice. I loved the bowl of fresh berries and the muesli to which I added yogurt and honey. You can have an omelets made to order and lots of other delicious choices including luscious pecan stickly buns.
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