A Closer Look At The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Whether the desire is to stay at a luxury hotel in Boston near the Theater District or to find the best-valued boutique, Godfrey Hotel Boston should be high on your list. After all, it’s among the best upscale hotels in this historic city. That’s not to mention that you’ll be within walking distance from many …

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Main entrance to the Godfrey Boston hotel

Whether the desire is to stay at a luxury hotel in Boston near the Theater District or to find the best-valued boutique, Godfrey Hotel Boston should be high on your list. After all, it’s among the best upscale hotels in this historic city. That’s not to mention that you’ll be within walking distance from many local attractions. Without further delay, please take a a closer look at one of the leading hotels in Boston, the Godfrey Boston. You’ll soon discover how impressive this hotel is and what it has to offer.

Godfrey Hotel Boson

505 Washington St.
Boston, MA  02111
(617) 804-2000


Godfrey Hotel Boston is literally across the street from the acclaimed Boston Opera House (Citizens Bank Opera House) in the Theater District. The Godfrey Hotel Boston is also a short walk from both Boston Common, the nation’s oldest city park, as well as Beacon Street and Boston Public Garden. Additionally, the Godfrey is within minutes of the Downtown Crossing MTBA subway station. Of course, you can also use rideshare services like Uber and Lift.

Additional Suggested Walks From Godfrey Hotel Boston

It’s obvious that Boston is a walkable city. In fact, you just need to take a look around the neighborhood you’re in. Aside from attractions already mentioned, there are a couple of other spots worth your while. First of all, take stroll over to Acorn Street, known as the most photographed spot in America. You can find this cobblestoned street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. In fact, it’s just a few minutes from Boston Common. Another spot not to miss is Fanueil Hall Marketplace. The area surrounding it is among the liveliest in the city. If you need other ideas, the Paul Revere House is a bit further.


Godfrey Hotel Boston features more than 240 nicely appointed guestrooms. In each you, will find amenities like a 55” Samsung HDTV and BOSE Bluetooth speakers. Other standard amenities include a Keurig single serve coffee maker and digital in-room safe. Additionally, you can enjoy smartphone-to-tv media streaming. Inside the bathroom, you will further find premium bath products from Heely of London. That’s not to mention newer amenities like Mirrorcast mobile to TV technology and mobile room keys.

Special Packages

The Godfrey Boston is currently offering several special hotels packages, including A Night at the Theater package, with champagne and valet parking. This package also includes early reservations at the award-winning RUKA Restobar. In addition, the hotel is offering a Chinatown package, with two tickets for Bites of Boston, Chinatown Culture & Cuisine Tour. Please check with Godfrey Boston for up-to-date specials.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are also available in increments of $100. In other words, you can purchase a gift certificate for $100, $200, $300 and so on. However, you cannot make a direct purchase of these certificates. Instead, there is an online form you must fill out and hotel staff will contact you.

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RUKA Restobar

Guests can enjoy Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, RUKA Restobar. Led by rising star Chef Thomas Park, RUKA Restobar offers several inventive dishes. For instance, Lima-Styled Fried Calamari, RUKA Spicy Tuna sushi roll and Korean BBQ-styled Wagyu steak. In addition, the restaurant has a nice selection of crafted cocktails, including standouts like Inka’s Chicha and Genji. Equally impressive is the wine list, with selections from the Napa Valley, French regions and more. RUKA’s stunning interior has been credited for being named one of the Zagat’s Sexiest Restaurants in America.

Reservations for RUKA

You can make a reservation to RUKA directly online. Current hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m to 11 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday-Saturday. Please note that these hours are subject to change.

George Howell Coffee

The café at the Godfrey Hotel features an espresso bar and hand-poured gourmet coffee from George Howell Coffee. The cafe features superb specialty coffees from Asia, Africa, Central America and South America. In addition the café also offers freshly made sandwiches and an assortment of high quality pastries.

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In-Room Dining

Guests of the Godfrey Boston can order room service via RUKA ToGo. A rotating menu is offered along with some of the signature dishes from RUKA Restobar. This service is available Tuesday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Urban Fee

The Godfrey Boston charges a daily Urban Fee of $30, plus applicable taxes. This fee allows you to enjoy enhanced amenities like premium Wi-Fi, bottled water and in-room coffee. Also included with this fee is access to the fitness center, bike rentals and in-room snacks. Additional amenities included in this fee are bicycle helmets and locks, and microwave ovens and/or mini refrigerators, both based upon availability.

Boston Transportation Options

The Godfrey Boston offers a 24-hour valet parking service, with in and out privileges for $55 per night. The hotel is also served by limousine service, taxi and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Three MBTA subway stations are within a reasonable walking distance, with the Downtown Crossing station just a few minutes walk away. The other two subway stations nearby in order of proximity are Park Street and Chinatown. The Boston South Station bus terminal is approximately .5 miles away. That’s not to mention bike rental shops and Blue Bikes sharing stations. In fact, there are many around Boston Common.

Hop On, Hop Off Trolley

If you like the convenience of a hop-on, hop-off trolley tours, you can make a reservation with Old Town Trolley Tours. The single day option with free, unlimited boarding is $26.46 for children 12 and under and $45.36 for adults. Children under 4 years old can ride for free. Old Town Trolley Tours Boston also offers discount tickets for other tours, including a harbor cruise. Additionally, you can purchase tickets online for the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. For more information on tours in Boston, please visit the Godfrey Boston website.

About The Godfrey Boston & Godfrey Hotels

Opening its doors in the Fall of 2015, the Godfrey Boston is the second Godfrey Hotels property developed by Oxford Capital Group, LLC, with the award-winning flagship property in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, which opened in February 2014. You can also find Godfrey Hotels in Hollywood, California and Tampa Bay, Florida. The latter two are the newest additions to Godfrey Properties. Equally important is the new Godfrey Detroit, coming soon.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He earned a media fellowship from Stanford University in 2012.