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Food Hotels North America Reviews

Hotels We Love: Four Seasons Hotel Boston

With its iconic status and stunning central location overlooking the Public Garden, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston has only gotten better with its recent renovation. While staying true to the Four Seasons brand, the hotel’s new decor is super inviting and you experience a sense of calm immediately upon entering the rooms. Neutral tones with hints of blues, grays and whites give off a cozy vibe in the contemporary rooms, many of which overlook the Public Garden.

Executive Suite
The Executive Suite has officially made my list of favorite rooms I’ve ever stayed in. Super spacious, cozy, welcoming, light and airy, you name it, the room has it.

Standard Room
Basically a mini version of the Executive Suite with one room instead of two. Still quite spacious and just as gorgeous and cozy!

Bristol Lounge
The iconic Bristol Lounge is known for its strong drinks, power lunches and of course, The Bristol Burger which is a must have. PS the Pumpkin Ice Cream sandwiches were amazing!


Spa
An indoor pool connected to a modest gym make up the Spa area and the pool also overlooks the Public Garden.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I was invited as guest by Four Seasons Hotel Boston. As always, all opinions are my own.

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North America Reviews

How Amtrak is Reinventing Train Travel Within the US With Acela Express

Train travel within the United States has just gotten faster, more efficient and more comfortable than ever before with Amtrak‘s Acela Express. Having just moved to New York City about a year ago, I’ve decided to go on more weekend getaways, especially around the East Coast and with over 500+ destinations to choose from, there’s no better way to embark on these mini journeys than with Amtrak. As I made my way from New York City to Boston, I couldn’t help but appreciate how enjoyable the ride was.  Here’s why I think you should consider Amtrak train travel within the U.S.:

  1. Fast WiFi and plenty of power outlets
    Being a digital nomad has never been easier than it is today. I travel quite often so features such as easily accessible power outlets, fast WiFi and a comfortable seating are essential. All of this was made possible during my journey on the Acela Express and if you need a change of scenery, the cafe has tons of outlets and seating as well. Also, if you prefer peace and quiet, Amtrak offers a quiet car and they’re quite strict when it comes to keeping the noise down there.

  2. Friendly customer service
    Sometimes travel plans change and it’s not always easy to make these changes (especially with airlines!) but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. As I requested an earlier train, I was immediately presented with a new ticket with my desired time free of fees, no headaches, no issues. Thank you Amtrak!
  3. Sight see during the journey, not just when you arrive
    With Amtrak’s large windows and observation decks, you can sight see during your journey. We stopped in Providence and I spotted the Rhode Island State House right from the comfort of my own seat! Not to mention the stunning views of lakes, oceans, mountains and more along the way. Another feature I really loved was the Location Tracker on the AmtrakConnect website that gives you a real-time perspective of where the train is and what stops are coming up ahead.

  4. Snack car
    As mentioned before, the train’s Acela Cafe has tons of outlets, seats and large windows but it also offers an extensive list of options to snack on during your ride so you’ll never grow hungry.
  5. Generous luggage and extras policy
    Want to bring your pet along for the ride? your bicycle or two carry ons and two suitcases? don’t fret- Amtrak won’t give you any trouble for bring along any of these things as they have one of the most generous policies.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I was invited as guest in partnership with Amtrak. As always, all opinions are my own.

 

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Hotels North America Reviews

Hotels We Love: The Envoy Hotel, Boston

Located in one of the newest and fastest-growing parts of Boston, The Envoy Hotel offers spectacular views over the Seaport, minimal and fresh rooms with floor to ceiling windows and one of the best rooftop bars in town, the Lookout.

King Water View room
One of my favorite things about this room was the floating beds situated right in the middle of the room. facing the window and looking out to the port, making me never want to leave! Outlets and usb ports are strategically placed in the most convenient places and the hotel offers amenities by Fresh cosmetics.



The Lookout
Guests and young professional locals hang out at this stunning rooftop overlooking the city and port and if you visit during the colder months, don’t fret! The rooftop now has a giant igloo where you can hibernate from the cold but still enjoy the rooftop.

 

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I was invited as guest by The Envoy. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Hotels Luxury Reviews

Hotels We Love: XV Beacon, Boston

You know that feeling when you walk into a hotel room and you just know you’re not going to want to leave? Well that’s exactly how I felt when I walked into my Studio Room at XV Beacon in Boston. It’s no wonder the XV Beacon, a member of Preferred Hotels tops numerous lists of being one of the best hotels in the USA.

Established in 1999, the design is one where old meets new and the two worlds mesh beautifully. XV Beacon is ideally located in the best part of town on Beacon Hill, just steps away from the Old State House and the Massachusetts State House.


The hotel’s rooftop has hands-down one of the best views in Boston, overlooking the Massachusetts State House and extending all the way to Cambridge.

Though the XV Beacon only has 63 hotel rooms, they’re quite spacious, especially the Studio Room boasting gorgeous city views from its large windows, modern furnishings, and my personal favorite – a gas fireplace.



Standard room

Also home to one of the best steakhouses in town, Mooo Restaurant is located in the lobby area and also offers in-room dining and a gorgeous wine cellar available for dinner parties. After a long day of traveling, I ordered room service and the Wagyu beef with frites and Malbec, surely did not disappoint!

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. I was invited as guest by XV Beacon and Preferred Hotels. As always, all opinions are my own.

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