The Revolution Hotel is located in Boston’s vibrant South End, minutes away from Copley Square, Newbury Street Shopping and the elegant Public Garden. The property opened in 2018 and has since then has redefined the concept of a stylish and remarkably affordable boutique property in the city. It’s an eclectic, art-filled space aimed at urbanites who come to stay, but also to meet, work, dine and socialize.
The building was a former YWCA that was developed by The Mount Vernon Company and given a radical makeover by PCA / Prellwitz Chilinski Associates architects in 2018. The renovation paired the building’s mid-century modern bones with upgrades and bold contemporary art and graphics. The 177-room hotel offers a variety of lodging options, from stylish Revolution Lofts Suites and Revolution Lofts to Studio Lofts. The hotel has a range of more affordable rooms, including Bath In-Room and Bath Down-The-Hall options. Quad rooms feature integrated bunk beds, perfect for families or friends.
The mid-century modern building is a stylish boutique hotel with bold and striking commisioned artwork. Artists, artisans and makers were enlisted to create public areas that function as a de facto art gallery. Individuals Collective was responsible for the three-story “Innovation Tower” wrapped around the lobby’s elevator column, which celebrates some of Boston’s greatest inventions, from the typewriter to Bose headphones. A 65-foot mural interpreting various vignettes from Boston history is by artist Tristan Eaton. The Revolution Hotel is a celebration of the city of Boston, where the American Revolution started in 1775.
The hotel hosts Kohi Coffee Co., a walk-up coffee shop, as well as Cósmica, a Mexican restaurant that serves dinner and weekend brunch. The hotel also has a community co-working space called Conspire.
The Revolution offers a 24-hour fitness center and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Dogs are welcome for a $25 fee per stay.
Olympia Hotel Management is the operator.
Shortly after it opened, The Revolution Hotel was named Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 #1 Hotel in Boston, which said “The Revolution does a great job of delivering serious, stylish value in the heart of a city where hotel rooms can easily cost twice as much as they do here.”
The Revolution Hotel
40 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116