In the heart of Boston stands a newly built glass tower intertwined with a refurbished building, merging Boston's rich history with the pulsing vitality of the Financial District. Here in the Massachusetts capital, Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston has become part of the fastest-growing lifestyle hotel brand. Aligning with the franchise's mission of "being in the centre of a chosen destination's action," this 163-room boutique hotel is a guest's gateway to some of the city's most notable attractions. Step right outside the front doors to find the Old State House, Faneuil Hall Market Place and The Freedom Trail.
While checking in, I notice there is no wasted space. The Hyatt Centric brand is concentrated on attracting the millennial set, designing a hip environment where like-minded travellers can congregate and socialize. The walls and mouldings are white-washed, giving a fresh look to the traditional architecture. Furniture accents in teal, navy, brown and grey complement their carefully curated surroundings. The lobby is complete with a bar where one can indulge in a handcrafted cocktail or grab a morning coffee and flaky pastry.
As I make my way down the twelfth-floor hallway toward my room, I notice the carpet is green plaid. Later I'd learn this was not only a stylish choice, but one specifically chosen to pay homage to Boston's reputation as a university town. (The city is home to world-renowned institutions Harvard and MIT.) Continuing on, I spot a famous Bostonian saying etched in a mirror. I'd find out later that each floor has a mirror emblazoned with a different saying, which gives any photographer an Instagram-worthy photo.
I open the door to my deluxe king room. It's a corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows which flood my room with an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views of historic architecture. My room is so close to the neighbouring building that I can see the gold leaf detailing that decorates its facade. It's an architecture enthusiast's dream.
Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston
The king size bed is spacious and comfortable. On the nightstand, there's a plethora of plug-ins for all types of electronic devices. At the front of the bed is a stylish wood box on which to place luggage. (Finally, a hotel got rid of those awful metal luggage racks; the rack would never stay up, and they deducted space from the room.)
The bathroom is open concept, allowing me to walk right into the shower, and there is plenty of shelf space reserved for toiletries. Catching my eye on one of the bathroom shelves is a DRYBAR Buttercup Blow Dryer – no basic hair dryers at this property.
Amenities and Extras
Downstairs, enjoy an array of flavours at the Bar Mercato, the hotel restaurant which boasts gourmet influences of Europe and South America. Guests can sample the seasonal menu or pick from an array of snacks, while imbibing global wines and artisan cocktails.
Active travellers will appreciate the professional gym, located in the basement, and outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment.
Address: 54-68 Devonshire Street Boston, MA 02109
Budget: $427 - $515 USD
I loved being a very short walk to iconic historic Boston landmarks. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to restaurants and Instagram-worthy attractions.
Disclosure: Accommodations were provided by Hyatt Centric but opinions are all my own - Jennifer Lee Gunson.