As we’ve previously mentioned, we love hotel lounges. The cozy atmosphere, the possible lingering celebrity; it all seems rather luxurious. But instead of turning into a madhouse scene like some of the better known Boston hotel lounges, the Charlesmark Hotel, located on Boylston Street close to Copley Square, manages to maintain a sophisticated bar and lounge without turning into a scene filled with velvet ropes and doormen with gigantic egos. Instead, it’s a comfortable place to grab a drink, or to sit back and enjoy dinner.
The bar area is small, yet not cramped enough that you’re stepping on your neighbor’s stilettos. We prefer heading up the stairs to the lounge area, where cream-colored couches decorated with fire engine red pillows provide a spacious location to spread out with friends. Along the side of the room is a row of two person tables perfect for a cozy date, or as we prefer, lining up your friends for a great party. Thankfully, this isn’t the type of lounge where one feels awkward ordering food. Instead, Charlesmark offers everything from Pad Thai to calamari, and the portions aren’t miniscule either. So whether you’re looking for a quick drink, or a place to hold an intimate party with friends, think about trying some place new and heading to the Charlesmark. We love it for its laid-back ambiance and delicious food; in fact, we think it hits right on the mark.
Charlesmark Hotel [Official Site]
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