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Boston Harbor Hotel
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Another fabulous visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

The Boston Harbor Hotel is the best spot in Boston. Great location in the harbor area provides spectacular views and a terrific experience. The staff is exceptional. Everyone goes out of their way to make the experience good for visitors. The rooms are comfortable. It would be hard to stay anywhere else in Boston - ever.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. Cityside delivers great views of the Boston skyline. Harborside is breathtak...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Richard H
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. It was certainly our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are delighted to read that our personalized service, convenient location and outstanding views exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Our family (of five including 3 children under age 10) stayed at Boston Harbor Hotel for 3 nights and we can't wait till going back. We are loyal American Express Platinum Fine Hotels and Resorts users so with several children, always favored Four Seasons whenever we travel due to their family friendly amenities and services. We found out of this hotel through American Express FHR web site and took a chance based on great reviews from this site. At first, we were a bit skeptical only because we didn't get a room upgrade (which we ALWAYS get through Amex FHR at Four Seasons). However, we weren't disappointed. Its wonderfully furnished and spacious hotel room, luxurious linens (Frette down to napkins and sheets) and toiletry items (Asprey), exceptional restaurant Sea Grill, great view, unbeatable location (between Children's Museum and Aquarium and close to North End), wonderful concierge staffs, friendly doormen, intimate setting (this is not one of those convention style mega hotel) and professional housekeeping staff all made this hotel a gem which my husband and I will surely enjoy many more times in our lives. For that, we're starting to pressure our kids to attend one of the colleges in the greater Boston area so that we'll have an excuse to return.... to be extreme. Sure enough Four Season is located in an high-end location but for our purpose with 3 little children who practically spent the entire visit in Children's Museum and Aquarium, we couldn't have found any better location than this one. We also enjoyed the indoor swimming pool a lot.

One day without screaming toddlers, I will surely sit outside of Sea Grill sipping a glass of champaign enjoying the Boston Harbor view with my husband .....oh don't forget to take a Water Taxi from the airport to the hotel front door. Our kids had a blast!

And one last thing, our big thanks to the generous concierge lady who surprised our little girl with a Hello Kitty toy for her 4th birthday!!! Thank you!!!

Room Tip: Definitely pay a bit more for a harbor view room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank happymamaof3
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Your review has made us smile! We are delighted that the personal touches, professional staff and luxurious amenities at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf made the experience for your family even better than you had anticipated. It is always a treat for us to hear that our efforts created a memorable stay for our guests, and we are thrilled that our staff was able to make your daughter's birthday one to remember. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another great stay very soon. Thank you for your kind comments.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

I stayed one week on a business trip, mid July. This was my first trip to Boston. The hotel doormen were fabulous. I felt like royalty upon arrival. The conceirge and front desk, superb. Everyone very friendly and helpful. The room was british conservative decor but elegant. The night maid, wow, she was fabulous. She turned down your bed, cleaned up, filled the ice bucket with ice, brought fresh bottled water, layed out slippers (a new pair every night) next to your bed and set out your robe. What a fabulous hotel. The restaurants and bar, fantastic. The hotel is on the water and the one restaurant has seating on the harbor and a band plays on a floating dock in front of you. One one evening a week, they even play a movie on a large screen for your entertainmnet. I would pass on the SPA, I've had better!

Room Tip: You could either select a harbor view or city view room. Both were great.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lufia
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf for your recent business trip. We are delighted to learn that you had the opportunity to enjoy our popular Summer in the City Entertainment Series while staying with us. It is disappointing to learn that our Spa did not fully impress you, and we appreciate you letting us know your feedback. We are certainly looking forward to your return and we thank you for your kind comments.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

My husband and I just spent our 15th wedding anniversary at the Boston harbor hotel and it was a wonderful/beautiful experience. From the moment you enter you are greated by courteous staff, outstanding location and gorgeous decor. The rooms are well appointed, very spacious and include outstanding amenities. Everything from the restaurants/bars to the incredible spa are well worth the time and experience.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ajpur
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
It is our greatest pleasure in being able to contribute to our guest's travel experiences, especially for such a special anniversary celebration. I will be sure to share your kind words of encouragement with our staff and look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come. Thank you for your gracious review.
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed at the Boston Harbor Hotel with children and could not have picked a more perfect hotel. The location was key, steps from the science museum and the aquarium and Quincy Market, plus the outdoor dining options at the hotel and within "kid-friendly" walking distance were plenty. The flower arrangements in the lobby we're grand, each member of the staff was personable and helpful, and the attention to detail was impressive - from the candy bowls by the elevator to the complimentary extras with the in-room dining service. Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Both city views and harbor views are stunning.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 83lisa4
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
It is so nice to hear that your family fully enjoyed their time spent here at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and that your experience was everything you had anticipated. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our convenient location to many of the fun and exciting Boston attractions and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another exceptional stay in the very near future.
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

The Boston Harbor Hotel is located on one of the oldest wharfs in the nation. The hotel situated on the waterfront at Rowes Wharf is elegant and beautiful. The lobby is gorgeous and we were welcomed, checked in and escorted to our room within minutes. The room was city view which was very beautiful, I am sure the waterfront rooms are stunning.

Breakfast on the outdoor patio overlooking the harbor was a real treat and the menu was astounding with so many exceptional breakfast choices. The Sea Grill Bar and the Alley Bar provided excellent service and friendly staff. The concierge was very helpful in making suggestions for lunch and dinner and booked our reservations for us.

The room was well-appointed, clean, comfortable and everyone in the hotel provided excellent professional service and were very friendly. There is also an excellent business center.

The hotel location is perfect for walking to Faneuil Hall for shopping and dining, Northend restaurants, harbor tours, Freedom Trail and evening entertainment. We enjoyed lunch at Joe's Bar & Grill Waterfront, a short walk away. In the evening we walked to the the northend restaurants and enjoyed Mare Oyster Bar, Bricco and Modern Pastry. We also enjoyed dinner at Legal Seafood Waterfront. The evening entertainment directly in front of the hotel on a floating barge each evening was an extra treat.

This hotel has historic charm and modern elegance. We can't wait to return to this beautiful property.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Loves2Research
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you so much for going into such detail about all the amazing experiences you had while staying with us at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to explore the area and have shared your appreciation for its historical significance. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back very soon and we thank you for your kind comments.
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Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The first time I entered the lobby of the Boston Harbor Hotel, I was floored. The elegance, the beauty and the view of the harbor all in front of me! It was so grand! Every single employee I encountered at this hotel was professional, helpful, and courteous, which made the experience of staying here even more pleasant. In addition, the size of the room and the views of the city were spectacular...you just can't beat it! I've stayed at many hotels in Boston before, and this one takes the cake. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it's worth it for the quality and the service you will receive staying here, not to mention the convenience of being right near Faneuil Hall and the North End. Aside from the rooms, the restaurants on this premise are stellar. I've dined at the Sea Grille for both lunch and dinner and was happy with my entree selections as well as attentive wait staff. The clam chowder is truly amazing! Additionally, nothing says a summer day in the city like grabbing a drink outside at the hotel’s Alley Bar. The service was prompt, friendly, and professional. The location was ideal staring at the water with a glass of wine in my hand! If you’re looking for a true, Boston experience, I highly recommend the Boston Harbor Hotel for both your lodging and dinner choices. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carolina04018
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and letting us know that the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf exceeded your expectations. It is always a pleasure for us to help create a memorable stay for our guests and we truly appreciate your kind recommendation to others. We are thrilled that you enjoyed a relaxing and awe inspiring visit to Boston and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Property: Boston Harbor Hotel
Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3354
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Boston Harbor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 230 room luxury five star hotel located on the waterfront at Rowes Wharf. Adjacent to the Financial District and walking distance to many different shopping areas including Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and the Historic North End. Close to many attractions including the New England Aquarium, Children's Museum, Trolley Tours, Whale Watches, Paul Revere House and Freedom Trail. The Spa at Rowes Wharf features a 60 foot indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. The workout room includes free-weights, elliptical machines, stairmasters, treadmills, bicycles and crosstrainers. All workout attire is provided including shirts, shorts, socks, towels, bathrobes, and slippers. Beneath the unmistakable arches of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, overlooking the majestic waterfront, three first-class restaurants combine to provide the perfect blend of delicate fare, scenery, and ambiance. The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille opened in May 2009 and features the freshest possible seafood artfully presented. ... more   less 
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