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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #43 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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“Excellent Business Hotel”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Outstanding modern hotel with excellent rooms and service. There is a nice concierge lounge with excellent facilities. The workout room is very good. Decent bar in the lobby which had a good atmosphere. My only complaint would be against the $40+ / night parking fee although there are parking garages nearby which are cheaper.

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

I paid over $350 per night (they said that was cheaper than using AAA) and I didn't sleep 15 minutes, collectively. You could hear showers running, people talking, the walls are SO thin. The pool was tiny, views were lousy (construction on at least two sides). The staff was great, they saved me by telling me where they go to eat, THANKS!

Everything was so expensive, very little included, room was small (yes clean), reminded me of every room I've ever seen, same old red stained furniture, same old TV/desk/combo. Same old decorations (the ones with that "not quite nautical" look)The food was so expensive! Don't stay here.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Boston
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Fine experience, but they have balls the size of cantaloupes for charging me $17 a day for wifi in my room. I wasn't on business, was here for one night with my family, but the front desk didn't seem to care at checkout.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The hotel itself is very nice - new, clean, and modern. It's in a nice location - lots of restaurant options and a Starbucks in the lobby. Unfortunately, the walls of the hotel are incredibly thin -- we could hear every single word our neighbors were saying. The worst part of it was that they decided to have conversations at 3 in the morning, so there was little that we could do. Unfortunately, none of us got a restful night's sleep.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Had to be in Boston over Thanksgiving away from the family. The Renaissance Waterfront really helped ease the pain of being gone. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They even mad a nice list of everything that was open in the area on Thanksgiving day. They included the address and phone numbers to all the resturaunts. Very convenient. The room was very clean and quite. The hotel resturaunt was outstanding as well. Very impressed and I would definitely come back. Hope this helps.

Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

I booked this hotel for a last minute business trip to Boston and couldn’t be more pleased. While it is close to the airport it is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. I’ll definitely be back and highly recommended this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

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The hotel is very clean, modern, and atmospherically inviting. The lobby is full of tall, circular walls and the space is very interesting to be in, despite not being huge. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The rooms were very clean, spacious and had great views of the Seaport and other water features. Our room also faced Logan and we were able to see a steady stream of planes coming in across the skyline and diassappearing just before they landed. It was a very fun view (and, also, we never heard any of the planes or any of the Logan noise). Speaking of Logan, the taxi ride was quite short and less than $20.00. The bathroom was standard size, but very clean. The towels were soft and clean. The closet was nicely appointed. The room also had a minifridge that was very helpful. The beds were comfortable and the AC was responsive.

The bad: The in-room coffee pot was lacking and only made two cups of coffee (more, if you wanted decaf). The hotel is "Green" so there is an energy saving master switch for all lights located by the door. If you don't turn on the master switch, then the bathroom and room lights will not operate. That was annoying.

The awesome: We walked from the hotel all along the Freedom Trail every day during our three day stay. Each day we covered almost 5 miles of walking and saw all the sights to see. The walk never seemed long or unpleasant (but if the temps were in the 30s, that could have changed my mind). It is a 20 minute walk to Boston Common, 20 minutes to the Quincey Market, 30 minutes to the Theater District, all by safe, accessible public walking spaces and the amazing greenway belt. When it was time to go shopping, my sister took a taxi to Newbury and then walked back.

I highly recommend this hotel. The restaurants nearby are excellent (LTK, Salvatores) and the room was fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Property: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Address: 606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-2803
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront , South Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Boston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#31 Business Hotel in Boston
#32 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#33 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 471
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel is located in South Boston and features luxurious accommodations with the latest amenities. This Boston Waterfront hotel is ideal for meeting functions, and wedding events. ... more   less 
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