We may be a bit spoiled, as our ultimate high tea experience was at the Dorchester Hotel in London, with Wedgewood China and a few hundred years' experience behind them. That said, the Fairmont Battery Wharf did a very nice job!
When you arrive, there is a ten dollar charge for valet parking. Obnoxious, of course, but a reasonable part of doing business in downtown Boston (also a reason why many people do not do business in downtown Boston, but I digress). The seating is a bit awkward, as the children employed to do such are sweet but not entirely sure how to go about their tasks, but they do their best. Once seated, the views are nice and the seating comfortable. Upon being served, we were surprised and delighted to find that the teas, while limited in choice, were quite decent and the finger sandwiches and baked goods were first rate.
Ultimately, the Fairmount is a fine choice for a Bostonian (or visitor who is not likely to go to London) to experience high tea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The centerpiece of Boston's Battery Wharf renaissance, The Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront merges the North End's trademark charm with a contemporary appreciation for history and sense of place. Featuring 150 stylishly designed guest rooms and suites with extraordinary waterfront views, this luxurious boutique hotel on the pedestrian-friendly HarborWalk boasts two bars and restaurants, 6,000 square feet of meeting space, an award-winning Spa and Fitness Center and easy access to Boston's bustling Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and TD Garden, New England's premier sports and entertainment arena. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
- Fairmont Hotel Battery Wharf
- Fairmont Hotel Boston