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Omni Parker House

60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
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    5 Oct 11, 2013

    It just doesn't get more historic than this. The Omni Parker House (originally called Parker's) pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and restaurant in an era when sleeping on the road often meant sharing a bed with a stranger at a tavern. Try the Boston Creme Pie; it was invented here. Walk right out the door into historic downtown Boston.

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  • Omni Parker HousePro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    4 May 19, 2014

    Staying here was really a mixture of experiences. What a grant classic old hotel in a prime location, yet then come the smaller rooms, strange hallways and such. It is really an interesting hotel showcasing the grandness from a previous era. The restaurant was OK and I'm glad I got to try the original Boston Creme pie.

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    Travis Katz
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    3 Dec 15, 2013

    The Omni Parker House is a historic hotel in the center of Boston. Walking into the lobby you get the overwhelming sense of faded glory - the lobby must have been a sight when the hotel first opened, but the dark wood paneling, the ornately gilded elevator doors and the fading carpets all showed signs of age. The rooms were nicely done in an antique decor, but were very small. The bathroom, in particular, was so tiny that there was no place to put my toilet kit when I needed to shave. That said, the bed was very comfortable. The closet was also very small - it was ok for just me but if there were 2 people I imagine it would be a bit challenging. They did offer pretty fast wi-fi (free if you are a member of Omni's frequent rewards club, $9.95 if not). Not an amazing experience, but it did the trick for a couple of days.

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    Kelly Lees
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    4 Aug 18, 2013

    The oldest hotel in Boston. Comfortable beds. Nice service. Very traditional. Close to many tourist attractions such as Quincy Market, Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. 10 minute taxi ride to the airport. Food in the hotel bar is very good. Home of the "Parker house" roll and creator of the Boston creme pie. Nice treats for kids. Family friendly.

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    Kevin Cheng
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    4 Jul 09, 2012

    Birthplace of the Boston cream pie! Well, it didn't quite live up to the excitement, as the pie was tasty but not spectacular. The hotel itself is upscale and elegant.

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    albinoamy
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Service was fantastic. The concierges gave personal restaurant recommendations and helped us book red six tickets. Our room was spacious, quiet, comfortable, and clean. Location was right on freedom trail, so you can't get lost, if you've never been there. Skip the Boston cream pie, though.

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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Dec 13, 2013

    Omni Parker House does not disappoint. Stayed here when I was a kid. My favorite part? Ordering Boston Cream Pie for breakfast. Omni Parker House was the first place the dessert was ever made.

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    Lorrie M
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    If creepy, haunted and eerie feeling is your thing, this is your place to stay.

    I honestly want to say that I wish I had the guts to stay here, but in the end I only had the guts to visit, and not even the infamous 3rd floor closet. This place is haunted. Sort of ... it's an expensive hotel that is high in class and was the center piece of many important figures whose pictures line the hall ways whose opulent feel you can almost drown in just by stepping into the lobby.

    The bar is pretty eerie as well, dimly lit in the after hours, I feel like they are milking this ghost thing and really trying to bring out the creeps in those who can be easily creeped out (me).

    It's definitely dead-on what I love about Boston. The whole historic meets new age is fascinating in how places such as the Omni Parker transformed over the years from the days before elevators existed to the room that had to be converted to a closet due to guests complaints. I think Ghost Hunters came here once and verified some activities but ... eeks.

    On the plus side, it's smack down Freedom Trail tour so you can get a great look without going inside for a creepy drink and it's quite close to all the delicious food that's review worthy Boston has to offer.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Aug 18, 2013

    This is a great, historic hotel in a nice section of town. You can't go wrong to stay here.

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    4 Jul 13, 2012
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Description

Located near Boston Common in downtown, the Omni Parker House has 551 luxurious guest rooms featuring plush bathrobes and triple bed sheeting. The hotel was recently renovated yet maintains its classically elegant decor throughout. There are two dining and bar options on site, as well as 24-hour room service.

Features.
Dining options at Boston Omni Parker House Hotel include a restaurant and a

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bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4.0 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, audio visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Boston property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2008.

Guestrooms.
There are 551 guestrooms at Boston Omni Parker House Hotel. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with triple sheeting and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, MP3 docking stations, and voice mail. LCD televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 42 per day
  • Pets: US$ 50 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Valet Parking
  • Dry Cleaning

Reviews Summary

Very Good!4512 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Service
    93% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    91% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Hotel
    86% thought it was clean.
  • Ambiance
    86% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Food
    Salads were tasty, according to 80%.
  • Hotel Building
    74% enjoyed the lobby entrance.

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