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Omni Parker House

Boston, United States

88 Excellent 4459 Reviews
Omni Parker House

Summary of 4,459 verified reviews

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Excellent city hotel. Great location.

The Omni Parker House is located in the heart of downtown Boston directly along the Freedom Trail. Within walking distance to all of Boston's major attractions, including the Boston Common and Public Gardens, Downtown Crossing, Faneuil Hall, the North End, the Financial District, and Government Center. It is the ideal location from which to experience Boston.

As you pass through the sculpted bronze doors of the Omni Parker House, you will be enveloped by the timeless beauty that has made this hotel a Boston landmark since 1855. It is proudly celebrating over 150 years in hospitality excellence as America's longest continuously operating hotel and Massachusetts' most historic hotel. With an extensive 30 million dollar restoration and renovation completed in February 2008, the Omni Parker House is the perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm.

All accommodations including guest rooms, exterior facade, meeting space, gym facility, Parkers Restaurant, Parker's Bar and The Last Hurrah were completely restored. Additional hotel highlights include knowledgeable concierge staff, valet service, business services, world-class gym facility, wireless Internet access in the lobby, 24 hour room service, Select Guest Rewards, and on-site Coffee Shop. Guest Room amenities include 32 inch Flat Screen TV's, MP3 players, bath robes, iron and ironing boards, High Speed Internet, Over-sized In-Room safes, and Energy Efficient Windows. The hotel is 100% smoke free.

Mention the name “Omni Parker House,” and a century and a half of rich and varied history comes to mind. Founded by Harvey D. Parker in 1855, the Omni Parker House is the oldest of Boston’s elegant inns and the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. It was here where the brightest lights of America’s Golden Age of Literature—writers like Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Longfellow— regularly met for conversation and conviviality in the legendary nineteenth-century Saturday Club. It was here where baseball greats like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and David Ortiz wined, dined, and unwound. And it was here, too, where generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, James Michael Curley, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Colin Powell, Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, William Jefferson Clinton, and Deval Patrick—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts.

With its close proximity to Boston’s Theater District, the Omni Parker House also played an important role for performers, from nineteenth century actors like Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth, and the latter’s handsome, matinee-idol brother, John Wilkes, to Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, James Dean, Stevie Nicks, Kelsey Grammer, Ann-Margret, Yo-Yo Ma, Rachael Ray, and Ben Affleck.

Equally impressive are the contributions made by venerable Parker House kitchens to American culinary culture. Talented bakers and cooks here invented the famed Parker House Roll, perfected Boston Cream Pie (now the official State Dessert of Massachusetts), coined the term “scrod,” and developed many of the dishes we now associate with Boston and New England cuisine. Parker’s has also been the training ground for internationally-known chefs and features a top-notch kitchen and wait-staff that once included Emeril Lagasse, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh.

Located along Boston’s beloved Freedom Trail, today’s Omni Parker House is more than a museum of American myth and memory. It’s a compelling, contemporary, full-service hotel that has meticulously maintained its nineteenth- century charms and sense of history. Lobbies, bar-lounges, and restaurant alike are couched in the dark hues of yesteryear; doors and elevators gleam of freshly burnished decorative bronze, while the walls are vintage American oak. Crystal chandeliers glow above, as guests sink into oversized chairs below, in little enclaves resembling private clubrooms.

In sum, the Omni Parker House is not only a vibrant living landmark, but also a twenty-first century destination of choice. Indeed, the Parker House is still rightly called the Grand Dame of Boston hotels.
Hotel Address:
  • Omni Parker House
  • 60 School Street
  • Boston, MA 02108
  • United States

Location Summary
Located on the Freedom Trail, guests enjoy grand views of historic downtown Boston. Walk to Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, the Financial District, shopping and more. Just 2.5 miles (10-15 minutes) from Logan International Airport.

half a mile from both Boston Common and the New England Aquarium
Note Bene
The Omni Parker House is located in the heart of downtown Boston directly along the Freedom Trail. Within walking distance to all of Boston's major attractions, including the Boston Common and Public Gardens, Downtown Crossing, Faneuil Hall, the North End, the Financial District, and Government Center.
Banquets & Meetings
23,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space.
Disabled Access
Wheelchair access, Braille signage, universal hearing-impaired guest room devices including fire detectors, alarm clock and door knocker, ADA, closed-caption television and volume-control telephones.
Fine Dining On Site
Parkers Restaurant + Bar.
Fitness Center
24-Hour Fitness Center with Pelotons.
Child Programs
Omni Kids Crew
Dining
Two bars with light fare.
Jogging Running
Jogging and biking trails are near the hotel; maps available upon request


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums