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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.


· Our Hotels Week 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]
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The Revere

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

XV Beacon

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

The Charles

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

Four Seasons

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

The Langham

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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.

Omni Parker House

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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.

Boston Harbor

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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.

The Liberty

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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).

The Lenox

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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.

W Boston

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

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The Revere

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

XV Beacon

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

The Charles

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

Four Seasons

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

The Langham

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.

Omni Parker House

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

Boston Harbor

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

The Liberty

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).

The Lenox

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.

W Boston

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