Inn @ St. Botolph Blog

Our new loyalty program with stash rewards

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Charm. Distinction. Something a little different. That’s what independent hotels, like the Inn can deliver. And now, we’re giving you something more: Points for free nights.

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Planning College Visits in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 20, 2016 5:05:48 PM

Photo by Glenn Pike

Wondering where to stay for college visits in Boston? Choosing a hotel that’s close to the schools you’d like to tour will help make the experience go smoothly. The Inn at St. Botolph is ideally located in the Back Bay, and convenient to many colleges in the area. Check out the list below to see which schools we’re close to! We’ve included a link to register for a tour at each school to help you plan your visit!

Berklee College of Music  0.5 miles away
Take a tour of Berklee College of Music.

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Summer Activities in Boston: Outside the Box Festival

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 14, 2016 2:17:39 PM

Staying with us this week and looking to experience something unique? Outside the Box is taking place on the Boston Common through Sunday, July 17 th. The festival brings musical acts, dance performances and more to stages across the park. It’s free and open to the public so you can drop in anytime.

Featured musical performers this year include Michael Franti and Spearhead, Smash Mouth, and Daughtry. There are performances for guests of all ages, with plenty of family friendly programming like Blue Man Group and Karen K and the Jitterbugs. You can browse the full schedule of events here. Over 100 artists and organizations will be sharing their talents. F"rom theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge – whatever you’re looking for, Outside the Box will draw you in and make you a fanatic for the arts scene in Boston." Join in to celebrate the Boston arts scene!

Another favorite annual event, Shakespeare on the Common, is also right around the corner! It kicks off on Tuesday, July 19th near the Parkman Bandstand. We recommend grabbing dinner across the street at Teatro before the show starts at 8:00 PM.  
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Spa Day at the Inn Package

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 12, 2016 1:45:10 PM

Looking to relax and recharge during your stay in Boston? Our “Spa Day at the Inn” is just the right package for you. You’ll be pampered at Saldare Spa in the South End with the massage or facial of your choice; or come away re-energized after a yoga or stretching session. Keep your calm going back at the Inn with your robe, Matouk slippers, and a cup of tea!

This package includes...

  • Your choice of: a 45 minute zen or power yoga session, a 45 minute massage or organic Dr. Hauschka facial, a 45 minute microdermabrasion, 45 minute cupping session, or a 45 minute neuromuscular stretching session

  • Continential breakfast with Nespresso and David's Tea, served in our lounge 

  • Matouk slippers

Have a question or need help planning your trip? Get in touch with our staff at the Inn at 617-236-8099 we'll take care of everything.

Package includes pricing for one guest. An additional guest can be added for $50. Package based on availability and blackout dates may apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.

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New to the neighborhood

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jun 13, 2016 2:04:36 PM

There are so many reasons to love our location in Boston's South End! The vibrant neighborhood, which is recognizable for its classic brownstone buildings, is increasingly gaining a reputation for its restaurant scene and small local retailers. We've highlighted some of our favorite businesses in previous posts, like this highlight on the Urban Grape and our holiday shopping guide. There are almost too many favorites to name! This spring the neighborhood has gained even more wonderful additions. Let's give a warm welcome to these newcomers!

KAVA Neo-Taverna

It feels like all of the South End has been patiently waiting for KAVA's opening -- and it was well worth the wait! This cozy joint on the corner of Shawmut and Union Park is a Greek Taverna and Wine Bar that specializes in small plates. With nautical rope lights and a hand painted details, the space is the perfect place to enjoy an evening drink. Bonus: it's directly across from one of our other favorite spots, the South End Buttery. 

315 Shawmut Ave, Boston, 02118
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Boston Summer Festivals & events

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on May 19, 2016 5:59:35 PM

(Photo courtesy The Jimmy Fund).

It's the perfect time to start planning your summer trip to Boston. The warm summer months are filled with events and activities which makes it a wonderful time to visit! With many college students gone for the summer, it can be a an ideal time for visitors. Here are our top recommendations for activities in the city for the 2016 season: 

* Cirque du Soleil - Kurios 
  Showing through July 10th 

Cirque du Soleil is known for their visually stunning theatrical performances. The tour of the production Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities is starting in Boston and showing at Suffolk Downs. 

* Scooper Bowl
  June 7th - June 9th 

The tastiest fundraiser of the summer is the Scooper Bowl! A ticket earns you entry into the all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Taste ice cream from many national brands and feel good about attending because proceeds benefit The Jimmy Fund! The festival runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 
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Shopping Centers Near the Inn at St Botolph

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Apr 27, 2016 3:02:37 PM

When you arrive in Boston, one of the first things you may want to do is to make sure that your refrigerator is fully stocked for your stay. The Inn is one of just a few hotels in Boston with a full kitchen, so you’ll be able to shop and cook in your room with ease. Stocking up right away ensures that you’ll be able to make the most out of your stay! 
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Welcoming the Boston marathon weekend

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Apr 15, 2016 4:42:47 PM

Boston Marathon weekend is one our favorite times of the year. There’s so much excitement and buzz in the city as travelers and runners arrive, the tents and bleacher go up, and guests check in. If you’re here visiting we wish you a wonderful stay in Boston. And to the runners, good luck on Monday! We’ll be cheering you on as you conquer the 26.2 mile course. You’re an inspiration to us all.

Have questions about the race? Plenty of information can be found on the  Boston Athletic Association website.

The Inn at St Botolph is an ideal hotel for the Boston Marathon. Less than a 10 minute walk from the marathon Finish Line, we’re ideally located for runners and their families. There are also plenty of restaurants in the area and we’re happy to give our recommendations on our favorite places to carbo load!

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Boston Spring festivals and events

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Apr 6, 2016 2:13:00 PM

There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Boston in spring! When the weather warms up, the events calendar fills up with festivals, events, and conventions. The city is at its most beautiful when the flowers are in bloom and with so many events coming up, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the events in Boston that are coming up this spring: 

April 3
rd  – Spring Craft Beer Fest at the Cyclorama

April 8 th  – 10 th  Boston Tattoo Convention

April 4 th  – 18 th  – Boston International Film Fest
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5 Best Coffee Shops in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Mar 23, 2016 1:01:48 PM

A café or coffee shop can be the perfect place to pause during a day of walking and exploring the city, to sit and enjoy a good book, or the company of a friend.  In Boston we’re lucky to have so many options, each with their own unique vibe. Here are five of our favorites that are also just a short walk from the Inn at St. Botolph.

1. Thinking Cup
Thinking Cup is one of our favorite places to cozy up. They serve Stumptown Coffee from Portland, OR which has been named “’Best Coffee in the World’ by NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today.”  They offer high end specialty coffee as well as some of the best lattes in the city. We also highly recommend their Salted Caramel macarons and other bakery treats. With three convenient locations across the city (North End, Tremont Street across from the Common, and Newbury Street in the Back Bay), you’re never too far from a Thinking Cup. The Newbury Street location is the most convenient to the Inn.

Thinking Cup
85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 0116

2. South End Buttery
The South End Buttery is one of our favorite South End establishments. They’ve been open since 2005 and offer award winning coffees and teas. Pair a hot beverage with a freshly made cookie or cupcake from the bakery. Or if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, order one an avocado toast or a sandwich. Grab a seat by the window to watch neighborhood residents come and go.

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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The Inn at St. Botolph

Live like a local in a historic Boston brownstone.

The Inn @ St Botolph is Boston’s affordable luxury hotel. Situated in the prominent Back Bay neighborhood it offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. It’s the perfect destination for professionals on extended stay or families desiring the intimacy of a private residence dressed up with refreshingly customized services.

 The Inn @ St Botolph offers affordable luxury with edited services.

  • Furnished kitchenettes will full size refrigerators
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
  • iMac business center
  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
  • Daily housekeeping & self-serve laundry
  • ...and lots more! 

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