Lush living near you: hotel deals in and around Boston


Feel like a resident of Beacon Hill (if only for the night) with The Whitney’s “Beacon Hill Shopping Package”. Its location on Charles Street is ideal for long walks, and this 65-room AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel has one big bonus: the Peregrine Restaurant, offering Sardinian cuisine with a touch of Sicily, Corsica and Catalonia. (Your mouth will travel far even if you don’t.) With this package you get a welcome gift of wine and chocolate, a $ 50 AmEx gift card (lots of places to spend it around the neighborhood) and a 20 percent discount at the Belle Santé Day Spa. Not to mention: Aveda foot cream and fluffy socks. (Because you can’t have too many fluffy socks!) Offer starts at $ 399. Don’t need any frills? Take advantage of their discount for New England residents – 25% off the best rates at The Whitney. Package available until December 31; from $ 172 per night. www.whitneyhotelboston.com

Get educated: Yotel Boston

Thanks to curling, outdoor art and Betty the Yeti in Snowport, the Seaport District is showing signs of life this winter. Once the Boston Children’s Museum reopens, the Yotel Boston will offer the “School in the Seaport” package for families who want to get away from it all in the “hood”. Offer includes a premier queen cabin (that’s what they call their rooms) with a bunk bed, tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum for the whole family, and a plush toy, milk and cookies at check-in for children. They offer food and drink credit at Komyuniti, their main restaurant, or on Deck 12 (with a 270-degree view of the city and Boston Harbor), plus 50% off valet parking. Distance learning has never been so fun. The package is scheduled to end on June 11.

A lone pedestrian walking past Yotel Boston on Seaport Boulevard at sunset. Matthew J. Lee / Globe staff // file

The folks at Yotel Boston are also running a promotion aimed at the WFH crowd. Those who purchase a ‘Wicked Workplace Pass’ receive a designated workspace on deck 12, a BentYo Box afternoon snack, as well as drink tokens (to be redeemed at the bar after 5:00 p.m.) The enclosed area on the The hotel’s rooftop on deck 12, with scintillating night views of the city all around, is a great place to end the working day. You don’t want to go home yet? Add a cabin to your tab for $ 50 (including late checkout the next day). Wicked Workplace Pass, $ 21, available Monday through Friday. on deck 12, from 3 p.m. Cabin add-on (must be used same day), $ 50. www.yotel.com

The playful XV Beacon Hotel offers a Year of the Ox package for Chinese New Year;  pull out a red envelope and get a gift card for your stay, or a future visit.
The playful XV Beacon Hotel offers a Year of the Ox package for Chinese New Year; pull out a red envelope and get a gift card for your stay, or a future visit.Courtesy / Cloutier Photography

Celebrate the Year of the Ox: XV Beacon

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2021 – aka the Year of the Ox – at one of the city’s top-rated boutique hotels. With the Year of the Ox package, you will benefit from a 25% discount at the bar and the possibility of drawing a red envelope: inside, a Columbus Hospitality gift card for a credit of $ 25 to $ 100 at use during your future visit. Booze and gambling! But staying at this approximately 1903 63-room Beaux-Arts-style hotel isn’t a gamble – it’s chic and reliable. We love the tasteful palette of cream, taupe, and espresso, and all the luxurious finishes here: cashmere throws, 400-thread count Frette linens, and Italian white marble bathrooms. We even like the bust of Ben Franklin who presides over the hall. The views aren’t fabulous, but every room has a gas fireplace. They also offer a drop-off service in their Lexus city car within a 2 mile radius of the hotel. And, the hotel accepts dogs. Package available until February 28; from $ 274. www.xvbeacon.com

Exterior view of the Boston Harbor Hotel in Rowes Wharf.
Exterior view of the Boston Harbor Hotel in Rowes Wharf.Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf

Fancy some wine with that? Boston Harbor Hotel

As you pass under the 18-meter stone arch leading to the hotel entrance, you know you are heading to a special place. Boston’s only five-diamond AAA hotel, the 232-room Boston Harbor Hotel offers a Salute to the Heroes package, with special rates (50% off best available rate) for U.S. law enforcement, firefighters, active / veteran armed forces and health. healthcare professionals. A teacher appreciation package offers 30% off. All guests staying by March 20 receive a $ 75 resort credit (or $ 150 if you book a suite), to be used towards the room rate or in-room dining. The rooms are elegant and simple, with views of the city or the seafront and the port.

Is the Boston Wine Festival on your radar? BHH is offering a wine party package from Jan.12 to March 27 for $ 275 per night, including self-parking. Wine Festival events (not included in room rate) feature special guests like former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who now produces sustainably grown Cabernet in Walla Walla, N.Y. Washington, February 19. Rates starting at $ 375. www.bhh.com; information on the wine festival, www.bostonwinefestival.net

The Beauport Hotel in Gloucester.
The Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. Laurie Swope for the Boston Globe // file

Seaside stay: Beauport Gloucester

Feel the holiday atmosphere at this property on the North Shore, located by the ocean. You’ll have a front row seat for winter storms (think crashing massive Atlantic waves) on an ocean-facing bedroom balcony, while tucked away under a toasty duvet. Even King Rooms with water views get a discount as part of the Winter Wonderland promotion, available until March. Some rooms have fireplaces, increasing the cozy factor. Treat yourself to a romantic dinner by the fireside in the 1606 Restaurant and Bar, and perhaps book a private yoga, reiki session or massage in the new wellness area. (There is also an offer for this: the TranquiliSea wellness package, valid until February 27, offers a 10% discount on your room rate with 10% reduction on spa sessions.) and stroll through Gloucester – maybe a stroll along the beach or the boulevard to Stage Fort Park? This historic seaport is attractive at all times of the year.

PS for soap snobs: They use L’Occitane products. Starting at $ 159 per night. www.beauporthotel.com


Diane Bair and Pamela Wright can be contacted at [email protected]


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