A Closer Look At The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Front entrance to the Godfrey Hotel Boston

Whether the desire is to stay at a luxury hotel in Boston near the Theater District or the desire is to find the best-valued boutique, the Godfrey Hotel Boston should be high on your list for lodging.

Located in the bustling Theater District, the Godfrey Hotel Boston has consistently been named one of the City’s best hotels, having been recognized equally for its stellar service, gourmet dining and elegant furnishings. It’s also ranked in the top three of Boston’s best valued hotels by TripAdvisor based upon a near perfect rating from more than 5,000 guest reviews and named one of Travel+Leisure’s Coolest Urban Hotels in America.

The Godfrey Boston right next to the Boston Opera House
Boston Theater District


Godfrey Hotel Boston is literally across the street from the acclaimed Boston Opera House (Citizens Bank Opera House), where several upcoming events will be held. This includes the Tony Award-winning musical based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – Miss Saigon, June 12-30, as well as the highly anticipated presentation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, July 10 to August 4. Also close by are other historic venues like the Paramount Theatre, the Wang Theatre and the Emerson Colonial Theatre.

The Godfrey Hotel Boston is also a short walk from both Boston Common, the nation’s oldest city park, as well as Beacon Street, the Boston Public Garden and the vibrant Downtown Crossing shopping district.

Corner King Room at the Godfrey Boston
Partial View Godfrey Corner King Loft


Godfrey Hotel Boston features more than 240 nicely appointed guestrooms and each are equipped with a 55” Samsung HDTV, BOSE Bluetooth speakers and smartphone to TV media streaming for channels like Netflix and Hulu. Other standard amenities include a Keurig single serve coffee maker, digital in-room safe, high speed Wi-Fi, fine Egyptian linens and luxury bath products from Heeley of London.

Guests can choose from wide range of pricing for accommodations, from a King room for under $200 to the Godfrey Corner King Loft with panoramic views of Downtown Crossing that starts at just $259 per night. In addition to the nightly fee, a $25 Urban Fee is added to the reservations, which features amenities like access to the fitness center, two bottles of waters per night, Running Mate Guided Tours, complimentary overnight shoe shine service and bikes, helmets and locks that can be rented seasonally and based upon availability. Additionally, a same day valet laundry and dry cleaning service is available.

Special Hotel Packages

The Godfrey Boston is currently offering several special hotels packages, including A Night at the Theater package, with champagne, valet parking and early reservations in the award-winning RUKA Restobar, and a Chinatown package, with two tickets for Bites of Boston, Chinatown Culture & Cuisine Tour.

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Japanese Fried Chicken, RUKA Restobar


RUKA Restobar

Guests can enjoy extraordinary Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, RUKA Restobar, named one of Zagat’s 15 Sexiest Restaurants in the U.S. Led by rising star Executive Chef Thomas Park, RUKA Restobar in Boston’s Theater District offers several inventive dishes, such as Lima-Styled Fried Calamari, RUKA Spicy Tuna sushi roll, Korean BBQ-styled Wagyu steak and Grilled Sesame Broccoli. RUKA Restobar is open nightly from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended. Additionally, the restaurant offers several delicious desserts, like Peruvian Chocolate Cheesecake, Pumpkin Tarta and Fried Dough Chahangas, with miso-butterscotch and caramelized pineapple ice cream.

The restaurant’s bar, open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a very popular and lively gathering spot for both the locals and hotel guests. Beer and fine wines are served, in addition to premium cocktails like the Green Goblin with Lolita Blanco Tequila, melon and jalapeño pepper and the Hans Gruber, with coffee-infused bourbon, pineapple and salt.

George Howell Coffee

The café at the Godfrey Hotel features an espresso bar and hand-poured gourmet coffee from George Howell Coffee, founded by its namesake entrepreneur whose first café, the Coffee Connection opened in 1974 in Harvard Square. In addition to the superb specialty coffees from Asia, Africa, Central America and South America, the café also offers freshly made sandwiches and an assortment of high quality pastries.

In-Room Dining

Guests of the Godfrey Boston can order room service from the kitchen at RUKA from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and a rotating menu features what’s described as “timeless classics”, along with some of the signature dishes from RUKA Restobar.

Limousine Service

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.

Boston MBTA Subway Station

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.

Lobby of the luxurious Langham Hotel Chicago
The Langham Chicago

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. The Oxford Capital Group, LLC is known as Chicago’s largest independent hotel developer, investor, owner and manager with an impressive portfolio of hotels that includes Londonhouse Chicago, The Godfrey Chicago, the iconic Lexington New York City and the The Langham Chicago, considered one of the finest luxury hotels in the U.S.

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Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer covering national/international travel for CBS Local and all things San Francisco for CBS San Francisco. In 2012, he received a Media Fellowship from Stanford University. He is also a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).