Located on the site of the former Bromfield Mansion, XV Beacon embraces both old and new luxury. The original building was constructed in the late 1800s by renowned Boston architect William Gibbons Preston and the hotel renovation took care to preserve as many architectural elements as possible, including the original cage elevator. Rooms are classically decorated and include fireplaces and beautifully appointed sitting areas. The amenities at XV Beacon are unparalleled: 24-hour pressing and laundry services, complimentary shoe shine, iPad rentals, air purifiers, and long-term luggage storage, to name just a few. There’s a reason high-profile guests such as Cameron Diaz have stayed in the past.
In 2009 the property underwent a minor makeover, with upgraded rooms and new offerings like the pet pampering program, as well as the hotel’s yearly model update of their Lexus courtesy cars, with complimentary service available throughout downtown Boston, and airport drop-off for a $40 fee.