We stayed in October and enjoyed the experience.
The location is good - in between financial district/South station and the North End/Government Center and with the back end of the hotel facing the Boston Harbor.
Walk to South Station is 1.5 blocks - about 5 minutes. Walk to North End or Government Center would be about 15 minutes or so depending on where exactly you need to go. Otherwise- a cab ride is very short. We had our infant with us and had no problems. The rooms are very spacious.
We had a king sized bed in a room facing the street. There was a small office attached (no door) with the desk and room to place the playpen we brought. The comfort of the bed and amenities was all great. The one neat feature we noticed was that you could turn off the hallway lights from the side of your bed. We didn't hear any neighbors' noise from our room but we could hear some street noise. There is a fire station across the street (there is a narrow park/walking area that runs along side the street in front of the hotel so the station is not right outside the window but rather on the other side of the park). The noise didn't bother me and wasn't overwhelming. I've staying in other hotels deeper in the city and heard more street noise from those experiences compared to this. One feature of the room I wasn't sure I liked was the window between the bathroom and the bed- as other reviewers have commented on. The bathroom itself is very big and well appointed. The tub looked really inviting. However I think I would have preferred the wall between the bathroom and bed be a solid one for more privacy without a window that opens up to the rest of the bedroom. My husband didn't seem to mind it.
The bar downstairs was always busy so it looked to be a trendy and popular spot. We didn't have any of the food or drinks at the restaurants.
This hotel is very nice and modern in furnishings and quite spacious for hotel room size. I'd recommend it if you want to splurge.
- 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:
- Intercontinental Boston Hotel Boston
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