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The Most Beautifully Designed Hotel Lobbies in Greater Boston

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Hotels Week 2013 is in full swing here at Curbed Boston, and, as part of that, we bring you the best-looking, most intriguing hotel lobbies in the Hub. From quietly elegant spaces in the Omni Parker and the Charles to modernist makeovers in the Revere and XV Beacon, these are the lobbies that make you almost glad your room isn't ready yet.


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1. The Revere

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200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-1800

The newish boutique features a lobby with a striking wall of shiny gold- and silver-hued paneling in an otherwise deliberately sparse setting.

2. XV Beacon

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15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 670-1500

The lobby in this boutique kind of screams "Gatsbyesque," no? Dark and measured, like a fine red wine.

3. The Charles

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1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-1200
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Cambridge's swankiest inn has a suitably swanky entryway of deep colors punctuated by sprightly paintings of brighter street scenes.

4. Four Seasons

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200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400

The Four Seasons, yup: bright, sweeping, marble, light, high ceilings, etc.

5. The Langham

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250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900

The Langham's lobby reopened in November 2012 after millions in renovations and with a new name: The Reserve. It's based supposedly on a European Champagne lounge, and is crowned by beautiful chandeliers.

6. Omni Parker House

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60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8600
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The lobby's discreetly arched ceiling and the sonorous wood paneling bespeak the elegance of one of New England's oldest hotels.

7. Boston Harbor

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70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-7000
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The light-filled lobby with the arched entries and egresses takes advantage of the overall hotel's architecture: very spacious, extra points for that.

8. The Liberty

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215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 224-4000
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Woah, Nellie! The capacious lobby takes full, um, liberty with the hotel's past as a jail (there's even the deliciously ironic Clink restaurant).

9. The Lenox

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61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5300

The boutique hews to soft oranges and golds in the lobby next to its City Table restaurant. Very tasteful, and you'll also notice the hotel's signature lemon grass candles.

10. W Boston

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100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 261-8700

Dig the W's stone and marble (get it?). The ceiling is also several floors above.

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1. The Revere

200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

The newish boutique features a lobby with a striking wall of shiny gold- and silver-hued paneling in an otherwise deliberately sparse setting.

200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. XV Beacon

15 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

The lobby in this boutique kind of screams "Gatsbyesque," no? Dark and measured, like a fine red wine.

15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

3. The Charles

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cambridge's swankiest inn has a suitably swanky entryway of deep colors punctuated by sprightly paintings of brighter street scenes.

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Four Seasons

200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

The Four Seasons, yup: bright, sweeping, marble, light, high ceilings, etc.

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. The Langham

250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

The Langham's lobby reopened in November 2012 after millions in renovations and with a new name: The Reserve. It's based supposedly on a European Champagne lounge, and is crowned by beautiful chandeliers.

250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

6. Omni Parker House

60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

The lobby's discreetly arched ceiling and the sonorous wood paneling bespeak the elegance of one of New England's oldest hotels.

60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

7. Boston Harbor

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

The light-filled lobby with the arched entries and egresses takes advantage of the overall hotel's architecture: very spacious, extra points for that.

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

8. The Liberty

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Woah, Nellie! The capacious lobby takes full, um, liberty with the hotel's past as a jail (there's even the deliciously ironic Clink restaurant).

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

9. The Lenox

61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA 02116

The boutique hews to soft oranges and golds in the lobby next to its City Table restaurant. Very tasteful, and you'll also notice the hotel's signature lemon grass candles.

61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116

10. W Boston

100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

Dig the W's stone and marble (get it?). The ceiling is also several floors above.

100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116