- November 23, 2011
Some pine for grouse season or tulip season — but me, I await fireside season. If the weather doesn’t cooperate in Texas, I’ll take frosty sabbaticals east to do nothing more than sit before a roaring, fragrant blaze, read and sip. One of the best is the Taj Boston, an old-world 1927 hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets, overlooking the Public Garden, with 44 suites with fireplaces and a Fireplace Butler. From October to April, choose your wood, then shop Newbury, Chestnut and Charles streets (don’t miss E.R. Butler, J. McLaughlin) and return to your bespoke fire. Fireside Suites from $455 per night, with the second night 50 percent off. Reservations 877.482.5267; tajhotels.com/boston.