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Four Seasons Boston Executive Room Review

by on March 25, 2011 · 6 comments

in Four Seasons, Trip Reports

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I’m off to Boston this weekend, so I thought it would only be appropriate to highlight one of my favorite Boston hotels, Four Seasons, from a recent stay. While Four Seasons unfortunately does not offer points or miles, I did at least earn American Express points for the room rate (though I really wish they’d ‘get with the program’ and start a formal loyalty program!) and I only stayed there one night. As I find myself creating excuses for staying at a non-points earning hotel, I realize there’s a bit of guilt there, most likely because staying at a Four Seasons goes against my mantra of maximizing points. Do you ever feel guilty about staying at a non-points earning hotel, when other options exist?

I don’t feel too bad about this stay because it was in between two Hyatt stays. Yes, I was hotel hopping – the art of bouncing around hotels to maximize elite status and points. And while I could have probably chosen to stay at a different points earning hotel, this opportunity occurred during a snow storm and the Four Seasons was more convenient than my other options.

While it still pained me not to earn hotel points, once in a while you need to live a little and mix things up. While on work trips I will almost always take points over a fancy hotel, but sometimes you have to break the monotony of cookie cutter chain accommodations and go for luxury or boutique quarters.

I stayed at the Four Seasons during a blizzard, so I was holed up in my room all day, which further justified my decision to stay in the lap of luxury. While they don’t have a formal loyalty program, they do have a CRM system, so I was upgraded due to my corporate rate and the fact that I’ve stayed there a bunch of times over the years.

I have to say, it’s a great hotel to be stuck in for a day. The room was spacious with a nice desk that allowed me a view of snowy Boston.

Living room

Living room from the bed

A great day to go nowhere

Room service was phenomenal – I had a lobster cobb salad with a buttermilk chive dressing that was unreal.

Overall it was a great, revitalizing stay. While I’m not relaxing at the Four Seasons this weekend (gotta focus on requalifying for Hyatt Diamond), I am still meeting friends there for cocktails at the Bristol Lounge. My trip also includes dinner at Stella and brunching at Aquitaine and Stephanie’s on Newbury. Anyone have any other recommendations for Beantown?

A full trip report to come!

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  • Michael

    You HAVE to go to Neptune for oysters and best lobster roll of your life (get it warmed)

  • The Points Guy

    Sounds amazing. Oysters and lobster rolls are two of my favorite things in the world!

  • http://photowell.posterous.com Andrew Fielding

    If you truly love lobster rolls a trip to Maine will be needed, but you need to go to the good stops in Midcoast Maine and unfortunately for you its almost all non-points earning bed and breakfast’s up there.

  • Michael

    Here’s the link to Neptunes. At $25, it’s a very pricy roll, but it’s the best in the States. I hit this place every single time. Just amazing!

    http://neptuneoyster.com/

    I’m partial to Island Creek Oysters — big, sweet and just perfect with a nice glass of Albarino. Enjoy!

  • ian

    agree…skip stephanie’s and go to neptune. it’s tiny and there is usually a wait, but it’s worth it.

    try the island creek’s – duxbury, mass

    but the best very best are the taunton bay’s – maine (these are hard to get, so if they are on the menu…get them).

    also, if your looking for a great cocktail and oyster’s, check out the citizen’s public house….it relatively new, but very good.
    http://www.citizenpub.com/

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