You have all winter to hibernate at home. This month, treat yourself to an R&R weekend at one of these lively hotels in the area.
FOR A SCENE TO SEE AND TO BE SEEN
The Newbury Boston
Everyone’s talking about Contessa, the upscale restaurant at this newly opened boutique hotel in the old Taj space, but the real story here is the rooms themselves. Created by famous international designer Alexandra Champalimaud, they offer luxury Byredo bath products, Frette bathrobes and linens, as well as exclusive access to the Library lounge for guests only, as well as stunning views of the city center. and the public garden.
One Newbury Street, Boston, 617-536-5700, thenewburyboston.com.
FOR STUNNING VIEWS
Omni Boston Hotel at Seaport
It’s hard to beat the scenery of the Seaport’s latest addition, right in the middle of all the neighborhood has to offer. After you’ve had your fill of shopping, dining, and touring the latest ICA exhibitions, or tasting artisanal gin tonics and French fare at the on-site Coquette restaurant, soak up the floor-to-ceiling vistas of the harbor of Boston and the neighboring glass skyscrapers from the comfort of your king-size bed.
450 Summer St., Boston, 617-476-6664, omnihotels.com.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Guest quarters may look a little different after a $ 15 million facelift completed last year gave them a more comfortable and residential feel, but the Mandarin’s sprawling spa has, thankfully, remained essentially the same. The state’s only five-star Forbes retreat offers yoga and Pilates classes, relaxation areas filled with equipment, and 11 peaceful treatment rooms, including two couples’ suites, if your getaway is romantic.
776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8888, mandarinoriental.com.
TO STRETCH IN STYLE
The Langham, Boston
Unveiled this summer, the stunning up-to-the-post renovation of the Langham was big news, even more significant when you consider the complete overhaul of its Loft suites, luxurious two-level layouts spread over 550 square feet. Each has spectacular two-story windows, so even though the rooms are in the heart of the Financial District, they are flooded with natural light. Before heading out for the afternoon, savor family-style Italian cuisine at Grana, located in the Great Hall of the former Federal Reserve.
250 Franklin St., Boston, 617-451-1900, langhamhotels.com.
FOR A UNIQUE GETAWAY
Boston Harbor again
From games, shopping, spa, endless dining options, the most spacious hotel rooms in Greater Boston, you’ll find it all here. Not only is valet parking free for guests, but you can even have your car itemized (for a fee) during your stay. Are you really looking for that holiday vibe? Board Encore’s free river shuttle from Long Wharf – it’s a short ride to Everett, but arriving by water makes even a single night’s sleep all the more transporting.
One Broadway, Everett, 857-770-7000, encorebostonharbor.com.