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154 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5107
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#28 of 97 hotels in Boston
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Hotel AKA Back Bay is ideally located near Copley Square, Newbury Street, and Boston's best dining, shopping, and attractions. The historic hotel offers sophisticated accommodations, on-site dining, and flexible event space for meetings and weddings.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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24-hour front desk
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FerrariWidow wrote a review 4 Dec
Tiverton, Rhode Island711 contributions64 helpful votes
Excellent location and friendly staff from the valets to check in. Love the comfort of the common areas and the 24h coffee and tea availability. Free wifi worked consistently and USB access in the room was easy to access. Quiet hallway and room even though they were at capacity- definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We parked around the corner for 1/2 the valet fee
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Response from Robert Rivers, General Manager at Hotel AKA Back Bay
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Islander, Pleasure to see that you traveled north to Boston and selected Hotel AKA Back Bay, thank you! All of our team has opportunity to view every guest rating and response and it is an amazing boost to receive a five bubble review. Our team is focused on creating seamless experiences as it truly has a positive impact and outcome. We hope that Boston calls on you again, and let me know if I can ever assist with a stay. Happy Holidays, Robert Robert Rivers Managing Director
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Traveler wrote a review Jun 2022
Westborough, Massachusetts416 contributions76 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Stayed here as part of a corporate event to the US Open. Very lovely hotel in a converted historic building. In downtown and close to Back Bay and the common. Rooms on the small size but nicely appointed and clean. Good food and drink at the bar/restaurant. Overall a nice choice.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: On-site parking is pricey.
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Response from Robert Rivers, General Manager at Hotel AKA Back Bay
Responded 18 Jun 2022
Thank you fellow BayStater, What a great week for US Open as our weather has been flawless and just adds to a guests overall experience. Wonderful to review your comments and a note of appreciation for taking time to share your impression. Hopefully you will be able to return to Boston soon enough and if I can ever be of assistance, Robert Robert Rivers General Manager
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Alice W wrote a review 3 Dec
San Diego, California26 contributions32 helpful votes
The best location. 10 mins walk from different T stations, from major shopping areas and restaurants. The building is the old Boston Police Headquarters. Classy decoration. Free coffee at the lobby. All the staff was superb. Will definitely try to come back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Good evening Alice, We love seeing our guest responses and thank you for offering a five bubble review of Hotel AKA Back Bay! Location, location, location! We are fortunate to be at the corners of Berkeley and Stuart in Boston's Back Bay and just a block and a half from Amtrak in Back Bay Station. This hotel is a perfect jump-off point for all that is Boston and most of which you can handle on foot. Certainly a great realization for urban explorers. We, as well, hope that you can find a way back to America's Walking City, Robert Robert Rivers Managing Director
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NicoleK wrote a review 1 Dec
Downingtown, Pennsylvania1 contribution
I experienced the most outstanding service from the time my taxi pulled up to the time I checked out. After a stressful day of travel, I was greeted straight out of the taxi. Gentleman was friendly, took my bag straight in for me, and introduced me to the lovely lady at the front desk. Check in was seamless. I ordered room service for my dinner. Meal was brought up very quickly. Food was hot and very good. Server was super kind. The next morning, I was treated with impeccable service yet again. Breakfast was delicious. I felt pampered during my whole stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Nicole, Wow! My team and I were ecstatic to read your five bubble review and sincerely appreciate your taking time to complement our service and product, thank you! Every team member is eager to exceed our guest service goal and reviews such as yours' assures us that our efforts are being recognized and as well, offers real time feedback to assess opportunities. We hope that you will again travel to Boston and look forward to your return, Robert
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Chrisk07042 wrote a review Nov 2022
Trumbull, Connecticut33 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience at Hotel AKA Back Bay. We were welcomed by the doorman /valet who gave great directions on how to retrieve our vehicle, he informed us the price to park and the guidelines. We were met in the lobby by Heather who remembered me from my last stay. Ryan also greeted us warmly. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Mike at Precinct Bar was warm and gave great service. We came to Boston for other reasons, but our hotel stay made it an even better experience. Thank you for a wonderful 24 hours away from home. We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Coffee in the lobby is great, and Precinct Bar has a great food & drink list. No need to trounce...
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Response from Robert Rivers, General Manager at Hotel AKA Back Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good evening Chris, My team and I thank you for your stay at Hotel AKA Back Bay and for taking time to recognize our team. Every team member is focused on our guest experience and strive to add to a guests visit and I am excited to share your comments with Heather, Ryan and Mike. We are very proud of our team and their commitment to service and your validation goes a long way. We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to welcoming you back to Boston and Hotel AKA. Best wishes, Robert
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ajsteinberg wrote a review Nov 2022
Malibu, California31 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff at this hotel was one of the friendliest and most accommodating we have experienced in our travels. From the moment we stepped into the beautiful Back Bay building which originally was home to a police precinct station, we we welcomed and the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. The location was definitely perfect, with all the town's main attractions within walking distance. The rooms were very quiet and lovely, and we slept like babies in the super comfy beds. This will definitely be our go-to hotel for future Boston trips!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Robert Rivers, General Manager at Hotel AKA Back Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We love your review and thank you for taking time to share your experience in Boston and as a guest of Hotel AKA Back Bay! Our team and I read every review and we celebrate those 5 bubble reviews, such as yours' and look for opportunity to continue to improve our performance and enhance our product. Truly, reviews are key to operating any hotel and our appreciation is evident in our commitment. We hope that your travel plans allow a return to Boston, and we hope to have you again as our guest, Robert Robert Rivers Managing Director
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Sharon W wrote a review Nov 2022
Jersey City, New Jersey35 contributions18 helpful votes
This was a lovely 12-hour stay in Boston. The valet check in was the warmest we have ever received. Reception check in was equally friend. The entire staff went out of their way to be kind and warm and funny. We stay in Boston hotels at least once a year and this was our first time at AKA. It has easily risen to the top. Can’t wait to be back. Kudos to the leadership team!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to take complimentary tea or coffee in the library.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good morning Sharon, We could not have been grateful enough that you chose Hotel AKA Back Bay for your recent Boston travel, and then to provide us an online review with a 5 bubble rating, is literally the icing on the cake! From our entire team, thank you! Today's travel has changed and it certainly has not gotten any easier or less crowded, and why our team is so focused on creating a hotel that feels like a welcome oasis after travel. Simply, we hire personality and passion and this model continues to be successful, and comments, such as yours' ensures us that we have the correct formula. Please let me know of your return visit so that I might thank you in person. Be well, Robert Robert Rivers Managing Director
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Bill wrote a review Nov 2022
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AKA Backbay was located perfectly for a couple to visit Boston for the first time and wanted to WALK the city. Boston is so easy to see by walking or electric bike. We walked 28 miles including a Boston history foodie tour and e- bike tour that I highly recommend. Mention Bob and Charles. Local Bostonians.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Bill, That is some serious mileage, and why Boston is nicknamed 'America's Walking City'! Now that you are rested, we truly appreciate you having taken time to offer Hotel AKA Back Bay a five bubble rating and our staff is provided copy of every guest review. Reviews, such as yours' applauds our efforts and we all thank you. We are fortunate to be in such an historic city and our address in Back Bay, at corners of Berkeley and Stuart provides a starting point to all that is Boston. As well, an easy location to return to after a long day. We hope that you will again visit Boston and we would love to welcome you back, Robert Robert Rivers Managing Director
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matt wrote a review Oct 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom46 contributions14 helpful votes
We received a VIP expedia benefit of $23 on food and drink, which is good if you can use it, we were told 35 minutes wait for a coffee, if the phone was answered, so opted for the pantry in reception. The room was nice albeit the TV cabinet was too big and actually took up more room than anything else (strange in a small room). Which meant it felt cramped, when it doesn’t need to. Great bed, very comfy. We found a used coffee lids on the floor behind the lamp?!? And toiletries provided was shower gel, Soap and lotion (strange), had to phone and ask for others, as we handnt brought our own. The AC made noises all night and it seemed to decide if it was blowing hot or cold on its own Nice hotel though and the reception team were always friendly and helpful. It was a average stay, we won’t remember it for good or bad reasons.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Robert Rivers, General Manager at Hotel AKA Back Bay
Responded 26 Oct 2022
Dear Visitor, Thank you for visiting the city of Boston and for selecting Hotel AKA Back Bay as your home away from home! Our goal is to create memorable visits which our guests will cherish for many years, and it appears that while we performed well we did not meet that expectation. We respect your assessment and will continue to review our performance in these peak months and discover service opportunities that will be more memorable. We review our housekeeping performance each day and apologies that we missed an item in our inspection process and will share with our attendant. We strive each day and will work harder at being memorable, Robert Robert Rivers General Manager
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Andrew wrote a review Oct 2022
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I have been a frequent guest at Hotel AKA Back Bay (previously Loews). I find that this hotel is hands down one of the best options in Boston for quality, price, staff and cleanliness (vey important to me). I want to make two specific call outs. First the transition of new ownership; they have all the same staff (who are top notch) I know well and the new owners will be adding new options like rewards exc only further enhancing the offering. Two for the amenities, and overall experience this is my top recommendation in Boston for either work or leisure travel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 26 Oct 2022
Good afternoon Andrew, We are so grateful that you have remained a loyal return guest, to now Hotel AKA Back Bay, and for sharing that our team is top notch! It was very important to outgoing Loews Hotels and new owners, AKA Hotels, as success at this hotel has been result of our team. We are fortunate that 100% of our team and leaders remained at this location and will continue to embrace our service culture. We look forward to your return and please reach out if I might ever be of assistance, Robert Robert Rivers General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$242 - US$357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
back bay hotel, hotel back bay, jurys hotel boston, jurys boston hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Loews Boston Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsBostonBack Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
225
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel AKA Back Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Nearby attractions include Boston Public Library (0.5 km), Back Bay (0.5 km), and Trinity Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mike & Patty's, Mistral, and Sorellina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel AKA Back Bay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel AKA Back Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese.