Pros: Proximity to Convention Center, Clean, Modern Rooms, Friendly & Professional Staff
Cons: Long Walk to Downtown, Limited Family Restaurant Choces
I was in town for business and pleasure, so my family was with me. I was booked at the Renaissance by the company I was visiting, as it was across the street from their building. We were impressed from the minute we arrived. It was around 11:30, well before check in, but they had a room for us. While checking in, a staff member had slipped away and came back with gifts for my children. It was a simple toy, but they were excited. Also, when arriving at the hotel, my six year old noticed a plane flying by and commented about maybe seeing them from the room. One of the front desk employees heard his comment and stopped us as we were leaving to see if she could find us a room that faced the airport so he could have is wish. Unfortunately a room was not available, but I thought that was an "above and beyond" nice touch!
The room was big, clean and modern. The beds were very comfortable and the room offered a refrigerator and safe. The view was not impressive as we looked into the building across the street; but that's what drapes are for.
I did not see the pool, but my wife and kids did. Apparently it is a lap pool that is not very kid friendly unless the kids are the only ones there. Fortunately, in the late morning they had a chance to swim.
I would definitely consider this hotel when in town for a meeting at the conference center, but not if I wanted to spend time downtown. While it is quite close to the conference center, it is a hike to downtown. We also had trouble finding family friendly food options near the hotel. Most of the restaurants seemed more upscale. The place suggested by the concierge appeared to be a good fit until we were told it was a two hour wait! They had most of the place booked for a private event, tied to the convention that was in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel is located in South Boston, Massachusetts and features luxurious accommodations with the latest amenities. This Boston Waterfront hotel is ideal for meeting functions and wedding events, as it offers luxurious spaces with Seaport District views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Boston
- Boston Renaissance