Girls Trip to Boston: Courtyard Boston Downtown

October 13, 2016

Cute Casual Airport Style

As most of you already know, I just got back from a week long girls trip to Boston with Nina, Lawren, and Stephanie. Even though I’ve technically been to Boston before, it was always to watch Casey play lacrosse the one or two times a year his team would play at Harvard stadium. I’m so happy I finally got the opportunity to explore this amazing city with even better company!

We started our trip at the Courtyard Boston Downtown, in the Back Bay Theater District. The hotel was recently renovated and has a very modern chic look. Mostly black, white and grey with pops of color throughout the building. Everything from the artwork on the walls, to the carpet and flooring, to the choice of wallpaper used throughout the rooms…EVERYTHING was designed with purpose to encompass that theater feel.

Soon after checking in, we started getting a bit hangry, so walked just a couple of feet outside the hotel to get something to eat at Abby Lane. Since calories don’t count on vacation [right?!!], I had to go with the truffle burger and fries which was deeeelicious!! It was so nice and convenient having lots of places nearby that we could walk to! After stuffing our faces, we stopped by the room for a second to freshen up, change into new clothes before exploring more of the hotel and surrounding area.

Courtyard Downtown Boston Guest Room

Courtyard Boston Downtown Review from Travel Blogger Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos



Girls Trip to Boston, #BloggersDoBoston

Courtyard Boston Downtown decor

Fashion and Travel blogger, Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos at the Courtyard Boston Downtown.

Courtyard Boston Downtown Post #10

[Post No. 10]

Casual chic fall outfit

A review of the Courtyard Boston Downtown hotel by Jaime Cittadino, travel blogger of Sunflowers and Stilettos blog.

[The Elk Room]

Courtyard Downtown Boston Elk Room

[The Elk Room]

Courtyard Boston Downtown Decor

Courtyard Boston Downtown 15th Floor

[15th Floor Lobby & Library]

Fall Outfit Inspiration, #BloggersDoBoston

Once it started to get dark, we headed back to the Courtyard for some drinks and apps at Post No. 10, the restaurant inside the Courtyard. It’s open for both breakfast and dinner. Because we were still stuffed from lunch, we just wanted a little something to hold us over through the night. A bowl of New England Clam Chowder hit the spot and pretty much put me into a coma! As soon as I crawled into my comfy bed, I was DUNZO and slept perfectly!

The following morning, we raided the very delicious breakfast buffet. There’s no room service in the hotel, but we wanted to eat quickly while getting ready for the day so took it all up to the room. They have a chef that makes fresh to order eggs, your choice of style. My omelette was really good and was exactly what I needed to fuel up! The buffet had everything you could have wanted and more!

Courtyard Boston Downtown review

Courtyard Boston Downtown breakfast

Boston skyline

Travel Blogger, Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos in Boston

Courtyard Downtown Boston guest room

A review for Courtyard Boston Downtown

Before checking out, we had a scheduled tour on the Boston Duck Tour. If you’re not familiar, the Duck Tour is a tour around the city in a big bus that travels on land and water. It’s a great way to start your trip in Boston. You get to learn a ton of history about the city, see famous landmarks and view the different areas. It even takes you in the Charles River for some additional beautiful views of Boston. Our guide was hilarious and the tour was fun and entertaining!

Boston Duck Tours

Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses in black

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After the tour, we walked around the Boston Public Library and surrounding area before returning to the Courtyard Boston Downtown to gather our belongings and make moves to the next part of our trip. Although our experience with the hotel was brief, it was still very positive. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. The rooms and hotel as a whole were clean and inviting. I would definitely recommend staying here for your next trip to Boston!

*Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. I did receive compensation in the form of room c/o Courtyard Boston Downtown. Thank you for supporting the brands who support Sunflowers and Stilettos! 

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  • Reply Steph October 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip! I’ve always wanted to visit Boston!

    xO – Steph

  • Reply Ashley DTKAustin October 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Boston is such a gorgeous city!

  • Reply Lauren October 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    What a fun trip! That hotel looks so gorgeous!

    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Carolyna Bauer October 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I love Boston!! And I love all the shoes you brought with you. XOXO, Carolyna

  • Reply Lee Anne October 14, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Sounds like a great trip! Love these pictures of Boston, it’s such a pretty city!

    Lee Anne

  • Reply Nicole Leffew October 14, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Sounds so fun! I love girls trips! I love those sunglasses too! Xo

  • Reply Dawn October 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    What a beautiful hotel! And looks like you had an amazing trip! I definitely want to go one day!

  • Reply Greta October 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Such a gorgeous hotel! Looks like you had such a nice stay!

    Greta |

  • Reply Ruthie October 15, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Oh I miss visiting Boston! It is such a great city!!! Girl time is SO needed! I am so glad you got to do this for a week! Your hotel seemed amazing as well as the service! I have never done a duck tour there in the city but if I get to go back I would love to. I love seeing places in a city I wouldn’t see on my own and love hearing the history of it all!

  • Reply Anna Baun October 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    So much fun! This Courtyard looks amazing! I am definitely keeping this for our next girls trip! XO


  • Reply Lauren October 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    It looked like it was such a fun trip! I was following along on snap/insta the entire time!

  • Reply Stephanie // A SPARKLE FACTOR October 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Had so much fun on this trip!! Love your post. Great review 😉
    xo Steph

  • Reply Kathryn October 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I miss Boston so much! The Duck Tour was our favorite thing to do when showing people around the city!

  • Reply Lavenda April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Such a great travel recap babe! Great shots of you at the hotel.

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