The Hotel is in a great area of Boston, really close to the habor and walking distances to restaurants, the Aquarium and even Fanheuil Hall. I enjoy learning about the transit system in cities I visit and was also able to access the T- subway system with ease from the location of the Hotel ( closest station being State Station approx 5-7 min walk from the Hotel.)
As we pulled up to the front of the Hotel at approx 3pm (located on the main road) the driveway was crammed and we were told to stay in our car so that the Valet attendants could move other cars. We stayed in the car for 5 mins - backing up/ moving forward inches to help the Valet attendants clear the driveway which I thought was a bit of a strange process. At the check-in desk it was busy but wait times were not too long and staff was friendly and answered all our questions. NOTE: I had called days prior to our arrival an mentioned it we were celebrating a birthday and gave the name of the person celebrating - none of which was acknowledged by staff at check-in.
We got to the room on the 5th floor and was pleasantly surprised everything was lovely we especially enjoyed the open concept of the bathroom and bedroom which is tastefully done with a large opening in the wall that can be closed by a sliding door. Room had a comfy King bed and additional sofa and chaise chair with a working desk, a Keurig coffee machine, and sensor mini bar. The view from our room was over top what seemed to be an event space so there was not much of a view but we didn't mind that too much. Only thing I looked for was something that acknowledged our Birthday celebration and still nothing was placed in the room, that was disappointing and a bit embarrassing as I had to triy to make the trip special in other ways.
We did not dine in the restaurant but asked Concierge for a recommendation and they gave us a few ( Pasta Beach and Nebo). On our last night we felt like having pizza delivery and called the Concierge to which we were surprised she told us Dominos to be the best option and no other options were given ( this being after she told us she was going to Google it).
The hotel has a great Spa and fitness centre with great Matrix equipment, weights/ balls, steam room, relaxation pool etc.
Last experience that left a bad taste in our mouth was the very last, upon checking out at the Front Desk we asked for our car to be brought up and she told us that they cannot bring it up but we can go down to garage and get it from there ourselves as " the street the hotel is on run One-way " making it difficult for Valet to bring the car up. ???? I left feeling very confused and expected a bit better than average for such a well rated Hotel. None the less we made the best of the birthday by enjoying the city of Boston and the sites eeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This breathtaking, modern Boston waterfront hotel stands on the site where a late-night tea party ignited the American Revolution. Located between the financial district and the booming Fort Point Channel, find yourself at the heart of the city and take in waterfront views from Miel, Boston's first Provence-themed brasserie. An urban retreat, relax and revive with an indoor lap pool and full-service spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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