Boston has a new Four Seasons which opened in Back Bay in 2019 not long before the Pandemic hit. The impressive skyscraper reaches up 61 floors, with the top 38 consisting of private residences. At 850,000 feet it happens to be the tallest residential building in New England. As one of our sons has just moved to Beantown we are anxious to be able to try out all of the new accommodations which have recently opened, or are about to (looking forward to trying The Newbury as well as The Langham on future visits).
The original Four Seasons in Boston on Boylston Street is in what I consider to be a better location, but the last time I was there I felt it needed a big refresh, hence the booking at their new property.
We plugged One Dalton Street into our GPS, and after a few passes discovered that our NAV needed an update. We called the hotel and they clarified their location. As we pulled up to the Valet we were immediately greeted and welcomed to the hotel. The entire staff seems very proud and excited to be a part of the team. We were quickly checked-in and sent on our way up to our room on the 18th floor. We had booked a Deluxe Room with a view, but were upgraded to a Premiere King Room with a view thanks to our Virtuoso Travel Agent. In addition to the room upgrade we received a $100 credit for breakfast (served in the room as the restaurant is not currently open) as well as an additional $100 to be used during our stay either in the Trifecta Lounge, for the parking charges, or a mini bar snack. I believe it could have been applied to a spa service as well, but we would not be staying long enough to book a service. We were offered a late check-out, but our plan was to get on the road early.
The common spaces are modern, with a little (tasteful) glitz.
Keycards in hand we headed straight up to our room. I had heard the views were outstanding, so I was anxious to take a look.
I was not disappointed!
My favorite thing about staying in (nearly) new hotels is that they still feel pristine. The room was immaculate, and had no signs of any previous visitors.
The bathroom enjoyed the same dramatic views.
As in the bedroom- everything in the bathroom was clean clean clean.
There was a small mini-bar in the hallway so we could revive ourselves with a quick espresso (or something stronger).
We had checked in about 5 minutes before our dinner reservation at The Salty Pig, which we chose because we wanted the restaurant to be walkable, (and Italian). The Salty Pig checked both boxes. I had found the restaurant while perusing the site The Infatuation which I generally find to be very reliable. We called to say we were running late, and luckily they said not to worry. When we finally arrived we were quickly shown to our table on the large outside dining area.
The restaurant is known for their charcuterie, so we ordered a Board for the table (we ate it too quickly to snap a pic) as well as some veggie dishes and a Diavolo Pizza.
The Mixed Green Salad was nice and fresh (and vibrant).
Thumbelina Carrots were super cute, and tasty too.
The Diavolo pizza was devoured by the meat lovers in the group. The restaurant was good, not outstanding, but it hit the spot, and we were able to burn some calories by walking back to the hotel after dinner.
The view of the Four Seasons tower at night really gives a sense of the scale. It’s pretty impressive.
It was still early when we returned to the hotel, so we decided to stop for a drink at Trifecta , the very chic lobby lounge.
There is a special cocktail menu with drinks inspired by local Boston icons, I couldn’t resist trying the Amethyst which was as pretty as it was refreshing.
There were light bites offered as well, and the lounge was pretty busy by the time we headed upstairs.
As I mentioned there is not currently a restaurant in the hotel that serves breakfast, though you could choose to dine in one of the first floor lounges. We decided to order breakfast in our room instead, and enjoy the view a little longer.
The food was delivered promptly, and the coffee was quite good. That is about all I can say about it.
After breakfast we packed ourselves up and checked out. We were impressed by the ease of check-out and the retrieval of our car. There were no hitches in our stay, the only negative being a bland breakfast. If you happen to be heading to Boston, and it is convenient to be in Back Bay, I would not hesitate to stay at the new Four Seasons One Dalton Street.
Luckily we had planned on a second breakfast at The Breakfast Club in Allston which is reputed to be the best greasy spoon in the area.
I am a sucker for a good Diner, so this menu was pretty appealing. We were not the only ones who had heard positive things, the Breakfast Club was packed.
The Alexa (a Greek Omelette) with no sausage hit the spot, It was perfectly salty and satisfying.
Boston is so much fun to explore for the weekend, I am grateful for the fact I have reason to keep returning and will soon report back on the other luxury properties in town.