Opened in 1855, the Omni Parker House is the longest continuously operating luxury hotel in the country and was the first in Boston to offer running water and elevator service. It has hosted an impressive list of luminaries over the years: Charles Dickens did his first American reading of A Christmas Carol here, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams dined here after slugging home runs at Fenway, and rumor has it JFK proposed to Jackie at Parker’s Restaurant, where Malcolm X once worked as a busboy. The landmark hotel continues to nurture its tradition of excellence today thanks to a $30 million makeover in 2009.
On the Freedom Trail: The Omni is walking distance from Boston Common, Quincy Market, and Faneuil Hall.
Culinary fame: Onsite restaurant Parker's Restaurant is the birthplace of Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie.
Praise: Zagat named Parker's among the top 15 most iconic restaurants in the country.
Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Longfellow regularly met here for their Saturday Club literary group.
Downtown Boston: Revolution-Era Landmarks and Modern Skyscrapers
Downtown Boston is home to one of the wackiest city layouts in the country. Its colonial-village lanes converge, split, and take hairpin turns, creating a maze of cobblestone that, though frustrating for drivers, makes for a fun walking experience. One such road, the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail takes you past 16 historical landmarks, including Paul Revere's home, Old North Church (of “One if by land, two if by sea” fame), and Faneuil Hall.
Since the area is also the city’s commercial-and-financial district, centuries-old fixtures share sidewalk space with modern 40-story office towers. You’ll find suit-clad professionals grabbing lunch on Washington Street, which is lined with street vendors and flower shops. For a fancier dining experience—and some of the best shopping in Boston—head a mile west to Beacon Hill.
Downtown is also home to several of the city’s quirkier neighborhoods, such as the Leather District and Chinatown. The former, with its rustic warehouses, is the closest example of what the business center looked like in the 1800s. The latter boasts one of the city’s densest concentrations of restaurants.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe room
Dates into August
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Taxes: 14.45% tax added at purchase
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
24-hour room service
24-hour fitness center
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
14.45% tax added at purchase.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe King or Queen Room
One king or queen bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Deluxe Two-Double Room
Two full sized beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: noon
Parking: valet available for an additional $39.75 per day.
Rollaways: available for an additional $30 per night
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
Pet policy: pets under 25 lbs may be added for an additional $50 per pet per stay.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest Airport: Logan International Airport (BOS; 4 miles)
Nearest Transit Stop: the T Red/Green Line at Park Street station and the Orange/Red Line at Downtown Crossing