Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Stay on Beacon Hill

I just came back from a quick business trip to Boston (in Sunday, out Tuesday) and most of my free time was spent stalking the beautiful houses of Beacon Hill and Back Bay (like the one above.) I'll share more of those photos in my next post. For the first time, I stayed in Beacon Hill at the XV Beacon. Loved it.
My photos of the lobby were too dark but here are images from the hotel's site. At the front desk you're greeted by a bust of Benjamin Franklin with a quill pen suspended by string. The books on the shelves were covered in white paper for a uniform look.

In my room, the whole wall facing the bed was a smart series of built-ins that housed a gas fireplace, tv, sound system, wet bar, desk and closet. Half my time spent in the room was taking measurements to see if I could have a similiar set of built-ins created for our master bedroom. Really liking the idea of a fireplace too!
The books here were covered in white paper too.

The marble bath was smartly designed as well. I've never been a big fan for raised sinks but this one may have converted me.
The UK Lefroy Brooks fixtures are gorgeous.

Each landing has a bust of a famous Revolutionary War figure. More from Beacon Hill tomorrow.

(these are my personal opinions about XV Beacon and there is no form of compensation for them)

25 comments:

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Wow!! I want to stay there! So jealous!

La Maison Fou said...

I love this. Lots of idea to bring into your own home.
Thanks for the guided tour,
L.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, I can't stand it!! And that front door, I can only hope the interior stands up to the exterior. And the hotel, I could get comfortable there...Janell

pve design said...

I could move from my hill to that hill in a blip.
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KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful hotel, and so many things to see. Make sure you visit the park nearby and see the swan boats.

Karen

eddieross said...

Very chic! Can't wait to catch up in Chicago!!

xoxo
Eddie + Jaithan

christina said...

I absolutely love Boston! The doors are always amazing!

MzMannerz said...

I love how they invoke the Revolutionary War with the busts.

I am also with you on the sinks - I liked them, then stopped liking them. The one you photographed has me back to liking them.

And that front door in the first pic - glorious!

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, it looks heavenly, especially that bathroom!

vicki archer said...

This looks like a fabulous hotel. I have never been to Boston but I know that I would love it and can't wait to visit there. xv

pretty pink tulips said...

Fantastic post! I haven't been to Boston since college - and I'm so close. This is inspiring a trip on the train! And, I've heard Beacon Hill is just beyond. I believe they do a garden tour every year.

So Haute said...

I love XV Beacon! Hands down one of my favorite hotels! excellent service and beautiful decor! And I totally fell in love with those faucets too! blogged about it on So Haute a while back...you can check it out here:

http://sohaute.typepad.com/sohaute/2008/01/haute-hotel-xv.html?cid=111020144

Mariska Meijers said...

No justification at the moment to take a trip to Boston unfortunately, but this hotel is right up my street!

MaryBeth said...

I stayed here over New Years Eve and LOVED IT!!! The staff was wonderful and accommodating. The fireplace was wonderful because we had spent the day at the Winter Classic hockey game, so sitting around it later that night, eating room service from MOO next door was exactly what was needed. I also wanted to take the cute hotel dog home with me. Would definitely stay here again.

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Greet said...

Michelle,
I love this hotel! Definitely my style! Thanks for sharing your pictures!
Have a nice weekend!
xx
Greet

red ticking said...

i adore beacon hill... one of the truly special nuggets in america... when i lived in boston i would walk the streets of beacon hill often...
have a wonderful weekend xx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Be still my heart...the XV Beacon is gorgeous from it's gorgeous front door to the coverlets on the bed with their XV. What a tremendous experience. Boston is such a delight!

LindsB said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading, I am so sorry!! What a LOVELY hotel, its beautiful. As long as I have lived here I have never been in there. I think I need to take a trip over there soon.

Landon Shockey said...

Boston is amazing! And XV Beacon is so chic! - Landon, The Arkansas Anglophile

Hello Lover... said...

Looks like a pretty amazing place to stay - love the bulit ins!

prashant said...

I love this. Lots of idea to bring into your own home.
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musicm said...

I love these great home if i had the money i would certainly bring them to my home.

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The Motoring said...

I like your interior work. I will keep it in mind.
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