But look back at previous lists of Condé Nast Traveler favorites, and you see that one of these things is not like the other. The annual list of Boston's 15 best hotels has traditionally been dripped with gilded accommodation options. XV Beacon, filled with its warm leathery structures and rich chocolates and cafe con leche tones, is a frequent visitor to the top of the list. XV Beacon offers fireplaces in guestrooms. It has a bath salt menu, Frette sheets, heated towel rail and roof garden.
When I reviewed the hotel in 201
5, I wrote “I expected to be scared, but the luxury enveloped me like a tasty pashmina. ”
I also paid $ 490 a night for that luxury. I was afraid that I would be fired for submitting such an extravagant expense report.