Are you looking for a hotel in Boston? Here is my weekend review of the Revolution Hotel.
This blog post was made in collaboration with the Revolution Hotel/Provenance Hotels and all my opinions are my own.
Karya and I finally traveled to Boston this fall. We had put Boston on our travel bucket list and we planned our weekend trip to visit Boston in the fall. We had so much exploring Boston and putting together 12 of Boston’s Most Instagrammable Places. We also worked with Provenance Hotel’s and stayed at the Revolution Hotel.
Where is the Revolution Hotel located?
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Here are 6 highlights from our stay at the Revolution Hotel in Boston:
1. The Conspire co-working space is massive.
I was so impressed by the co-working space on the lower level of the hotel. There were plenty of tables, comfortable chairs, and booths to work from. Since Karya and I usually spend the entire day shooting, we usually spend our evenings working on the content we shot. Karya will edit our photos and I usually start writing the blog post to highlight our weekend trip.
This is probably one of the first hotels I’ve stayed at with a dedicated co-working space. Most hotels have lobbies or a restaurant you can find a seat at. But most hotels I’ve stayed at haven’t had this dedicated space. If you’re a business traveler and a co-working space is important for you, I would definitely recommend staying at the Revolution Hotel.
2. There’s a location for games and to hang out downstairs.
Aside from the tables and booths of the co-working space, there were also spaces to hang out and have fun. For instance, there was an area to pull out board games as well as a TV/living room area to lounge in.
3. The lobby area is spacious and full of art.
One thing I really enjoy about staying at Provenance Hotels is the aesthetic of each hotel. Each hotel usually reflects the city it’s located in. The Revolution Hotel had Boston’s history reflected in its design. For example, the lobby is covered in patriotic murals. There is also a white art installment of old telephones, typewriters, and other gizmos and gadgets that are relevant to Boston’s history. I enjoyed the art all over the lobby!
4. It was a unique hotel experience.
This was the first hotel I’ve ever stayed in that had bunk beds!
Karya grabbed the top bunk and I grabbed the bottom bunk. Like every Provenance Hotel, our beds we’re absolutely comfortable. Our room could sleep three because the bottom bunk had a king sized bed.
Another thing that made this hotel stay unique is that the bathrooms were located outside of the hotel rooms.
I was curious to see what the experience was going to be like with the group of bathrooms located outside the room. Karya and I ended up totally fine with this experience.
Our hotel room had two totes with two towels, a robe, and slippers that we could take with us to the bathroom. Each bathroom also had its own toilet, shower, sink, combo, and all the doors locked. Once you were done using the bathroom, you could also flip a sign outside the door that showed the hotel staff the bathroom needing cleaning.
5. The Revolution Hotel was close to great food spots.
One thing I always look for in a hotel is proximity to food and attractions. The hotel was within walking distance of great restaurants in the city. My first night in Boston I grabbed dinner at Coda. It was less than a 10 min walk/ 0.4 miles away from the hotel. The next day Karya and I grabbed breakfast at Tatte Bakery – just a 10 min walk from the hotel.
And we ate a late lunch at Citrus & Salt. This Mexican restaurant was only 0.2 miles away and took us less than 10 min to walk to.
6. The Revolution Hotel was centrally located to Instagrammable spots.
Aside from being close to great food spots, the hotel was centrally located in the city. All of the Instagram worthy places we visited and took photos of were within 2 miles of the hotel. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was 2 miles away so we ended up taking a Lyft there. The Boston Public Library and the Boston Public Gardens were both less than a mile away.
If you want to check out more Provenance Hotels around the US, you can check out:
The Dossier in Portland, Oregon
Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans, Louisiana
Thompson Hotel in Seattle, WA
Thank you for reading!
Photo: Karya Schanilec