About Godfrey Hotel
The Godfrey Hotel is emblematic of Downtown Crossing’s rapidly progressing transformation. Long a 9-to-5 commercial district, development is transforming Downtown Crossing into a 24/7 residential and commercial neighborhood. Many residents are moving into developments such as Millennium Place and 45 Province, and many more will soon move into the under-construction Millennium Tower. New, high-end restaurants and shops such as Legal Crossing, Salvatore’s and Primark entertain residents and continue to draw droves of visitors to the neighborhood. Recently, a Roche Brothers supermarket opened in the under-renovation Burnham Building, making the area all the more livable.
Set in the heart of Downtown Crossing, the 243-room Godfrey Hotel will bring increased pedestrian traffic to the area. Hotel guests will be steps from Downtown Crossing’s noteworthy restaurants and shops, as well as the many attractions of Downtown, Fort Point and the South End. While in the hotel, guests will have access to a 24-hour fitness center and a lobby bar, among other amenities. Additionally, George Howell Coffee’s upcoming Downtown Crossing coffee shop will be located on the Godfrey Hotel’s ground floor. Also on the hotel’s street level is a direct entrance to the MBTA’s Downtown Crossing station on the Red and Orange Line, giving guests direct access to explore the cultural offerings of Cambridge, Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods and sister cities.
The hotel itself is a gorgeous, imposing white stone structure. The impressively detailed façade and the wide lower-level windows are representative of Downtown Crossing’s established prominence as a focal point of Boston’s shopping scene. The restoration of the building prepares the original structure to serve the new Downtown Crossing, keeping the spirit of Downtown Crossing’s longstanding importance and rich history alive for years to come.