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Mandarin Oriental, Boston Hotel Review: This enormous Asian-inspired luxury hotel enjoys a Back Bay location on popular Boylston Street, just steps away from shopping on Newbury Street and connected to The Shops at Prudential Center and The Shops at Copley Place. From the doormen to the lobby greeters to the front desk staff, it fortifies the reputation for friendly and courteous service for which the Mandarin Oriental chain is known. The 148 guest rooms and suites are gorgeously appointed with silk curtains, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, high-speed Internet access and Frette sheets --- if you want to take your sleep experience home with you, there’s a Frette boutique right on the property. For dining, the hotel offers Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud. A 16,000-square-foot spa offers a holistic approach that focuses on heat and water experiences.