Like many of you, I initially had difficulty deciding which Four Seasons in Boston to choose. But then I got lucky and needed a hotel in Boston on our recent trip’s front and back end, so I was able to stay in both. We chose Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston first because I thought its variety of in-house dining, Wellness Floor, and Back Bay location would best suit our initial needs. I knew we would be hotel-bound for the first few days as my daughter recovered from a volleyball tournament, and I wanted to try its award-winning spa.

It’s more of a high-rise hotel in what feels like a business district, but what’s great about it is that you can walk to Newberry Street and Eataly. But overall, we loved our stay, and I’ll go over everything you need to know in this review, including why you would book using Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits, which you have access to through me.

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Reservations

Through me, you have access to Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits at no extra cost to you that include:

  • A $100 hotel credit for rooms and a $200 hotel credit for suites.
  • Daily breakfast for two.
  • Upgrade at check-in, subject to availability.

Full program details are below.

Boston cream pie and gelato from room service at Four Seasons One Dalton Street Boston.
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1 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115

WHAT I LOVE

  • Location near Eataly and shops and restaurants on Newbury Street
  • Multiple dining options including a Zuma
  • Buffet breakfast at One + One
  • Large bathrooms and closet space in the Premier rooms
  • The Wellness Floor and spa
  • Customizable Four Seasons beds
  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits that add value

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Small lobby and you walk through the bar to get to the elevators which can be a little awkward during afternoon tea and busy times
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Not really close to public transportation stops
  • Some have reported construction noise because it’s in a developing area — we heard none
  • Premier rooms and suites have bathtubs

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Rooms and Suites

All rooms and suites are well equipped, but here are some highlights of the amenities to expect inside.

  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Gorgeous marble bathrooms
  • Smart TV with cable channels and streaming services
  • Nespresso coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea
  • Robust Minibar with a selection of beverages and snacks
  • Proper glassware for tapping into that minibar
  • Bedside controls for lights and curtains
  • In-room iPad for requests and dining
  • In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service

Floor plans are available online, so I recommend checking them to see if certain features are important to you. I’m listing the basics for every room and suite because I think it’s important to know how many people they’ll allow, what floor you’ll be on in a high-rise building like this, where the bathtubs are, and the size.

Rooms

Superior (King): Two adults or two adults and one infant. Can add a rollaway or one crib. 397-428 square feet on floor 8. No bathtub. Cityscape views.

Deluxe (King): Two adults or two adults and one infant. Can add a rollaway or one crib. 397-512 square feet on floors 9-21. No bathtub. Cityscape views.

Deluxe Room with a View (King): Two adults or two adults and one infant. Can add a rollaway or one crib. 397-512 square feet on floors 17-21. No bathtub. Better cityscape views.

Premier Room (King): Two adults or two adults and one infant. Can add one crib, no rollaway. 440-512 square feet on floors 9-20. Deep soaking tub. Cityscape views.

Premier Room (Two Queens): Up to three adults and one child. Can add one crib, no rollaway. 440-512 square feet on floors 9-19. Deep soaking tub. Cityscape views.

Suites

Four Seasons Executive Suite (King): Up to three adults and one child. Can add a crib. Has a bathtub, sofabed and a fully separated living room from the bedroom. 639-711 square feet on floors 8-20. Cityscape views.

Back Bay Corner Suite (King): Up to three adults and one child. You can add a crib. Has a bathtub, sofabed, and a fully separated living room from the bedroom. 880-917 square feet on floors 8-21. Has cool floor-to-ceiling corner windows in the bedroom for one of the best cityscape views in the hotel.

Cambridge Suite (King): Up to three adults and one child. You can add a crib. Has a bathtub, sofabed, and a fully separated living room from the bedroom. 1283 square feet on floor 21. It’s designed for entertaining with a large sofa seating area in the living room and a formal dining room. Cityscape views plus views of the Charles River.

Charles Suites: (King): Up to three adults and one child. You can add a crib. Has a bathtub, sofabed, and a fully separated living room from the bedroom. 1300 square feet on floor 8. It’s the only accommodation with a wrap-around terrace for al fresco entertaining (weather permitting) plus a formal dining room. Cityscape views plus views of the Charles River.

Presidential Suite (King): Up to three adults and one child. You can add a crib. Has a bathtub, sofabed, and a fully separated living room from the bedroom. 1627 square feet on floor 21. Needless to say, this is the top suite with a formal dining room, living room, and panoramic views. Cityscape views plus views of Fenway. You need to call to book it.

Really Fantastic Restaurants

We ate three meals a day over three days in the hotel. I was not kidding you about using it as a recovery spot from five days at a volleyball tournament.

One + One Restaurant

If you book in as a Four Seasons Preferred Partner guest, you receive daily buffet breakfast for two here, and it’s really great. It isn’t a giant buffet, but it’s well-curated with housemade yogurts, breads, little avocado toasts, eggs, parfaits, overnight oats, breakfast meats, and then some. You also receive a complimentary little shot of whatever the fresh juice of the day is.

We overlapped a weekend day when brunch was being served, and it had similar breakfast items plus other stations that included seafood, salads, and other hearty and healthy fare.

Zuma

We lived in London, not too far from the very first Zuma restaurant there. Its second restaurant opened in Hong Kong when we lived there (at Four Seasons Hong Kong). In recent years, more Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurants have popped up worldwide, including in Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston.

Here, you’ll find innovative dishes and an upbeat, somewhat swanky atmosphere. We ate early, and people were dressed smart-casually, and there were some kids. It does feel like it could become more adult-centric in the later evenings.

Trifecta

The backlit bar area at Trifecta at Four Seasons One Dalton Street.

An elegant and vibrant lounge just off the lobby that’s deal for an intimate gathering or a pre-dinner drink. It’s not open all day and it’s a local go-to for weekend afternoon tea.

In-Room Dining

The 24-hour in-room dining service provides a diverse menu of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night cravings. And boy, did we use it. We ordered Boston Cream Pie, pasta, New England Cobb Salad with Maine Lobster (highly recommend), and more.

It arrived on time and as ordered. I’m also a huge fan of ordering hot water with lemon to right the ship on trips, and they delivered pots on this on the side without charge.

The Wellness Floor and Other Amenities

This is also part of the reason why we chose this hotel for our first leg. The other Four Seasons doesn’t have a spa and this spa, fitness center, and pool area covers the entire 7th floor. They call it the Wellness Floor.

Indoor Swimming Pool

The pool is curved actually, but not so much that you can’t easily swim laps. Indoor heated pools are mandatory in Boston, because, well, winter. I loved the seating areas and the views.

Spa

While there’s no doubt it was pricey, we enjoyed a facial and massage in one of the couples’ suites (which you must do when your kids are minors). What I appreciated is that it felt very much like an individual treatment despite two people in the same room. Our skin glowed for days afterward, which is something we both badly needed after multiple flights and convention center air conditioning.

In fact, we purchased some of the spa products which are by 111Skin. Backing up a little — after changing, the lounge area looks like this and has pretty panoramic cityscape views.

If we didn’t have our Zuma reservation, I would have stayed in this area after our treatments for a bit longer.

Loaner Bikes

When the weather permits, hotel bikes are waiting in the lobby for you on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street Boston Reservations

Hopefully, this hotel review will help you decide whether the hotel is right for you. Like any Four Seasons, the best way to book is through the brand’s Four Seasons Preferred Partner program. You’ll receive the below benefits at no additional cost.

  • Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
  • Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
  • Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
  • Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
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*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.

When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.

The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.

**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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