We are middle-aged and had never visited Boston before. We were unsure what was the best location to stay at, but if you are specifically traveling for a prime reason (conference, Fenway, etc. or know what neighborhood you desire, choose based on your desire). However, if you are a tourist wanting to visit the major attractions and sightsee, any location will work. We love water and more peaceful surroundings, so we preferred the waterfront Seaport Boston. Our room overlooked the harbor, Logan airport, and even the downtown street, so we had a lot to look at. It was very quiet and you could not hear the planes. We stay at medium pricepoint hotels - and this was a great hotel for the value. It is modern, very clean and recently redone, and they have not skimped on accessorizing options.Your room rate includes tips, and unless you insist more than twice, the staff is not permitted to accept gratuties. Everyone was so helpful, and we always insist on tipping if the service is great. Note that restaurants and waitstaff do not fall under this category, so tip appropriately for you meals! We didn't have time to eat at their restaurant, but it has good reviews. For some reason, their Aura restaurant was closed.
My review will conclude with what others haven't really mentioned: The bathroom has a beautiful full length glass door shower, and the fan was so unobtrusive that you could not hear it and the mirror didn't fog up! The huge mirror has modern fluorescent light around the border, which was great to use. I loved that they thought to add a nightlight in the bathroom near the door underneath the sink so we could leave it on at night and find our way. The hotel prides itself on conserving where possible, so not leaving a big light on at night with the door ajar made a lot of economic sense. They have sweet LED reading lights above the bed, along with lamps on the nightstands. Something worth noting that others have not - the micro fridge is small, but has room to hold some small items or drinks if you wish. Great to have a Keurig in the room also. This hotel has not skimped on anything, and the cleanliness and service makes it a great choice. They also offer free use of the Boston Common bus (I believe from 6am to 7pm), so we were able to get downtown quick and free. This was great, as the Beantown trolley doesn't stop too close and the big mistake I made was not knowing this trolley would only go in one direction, so if you wanted to hop on/off a stop back, you had to ride the complete route around the city for 1.5 hours!). Taxis are reasonable, plentiful, and recommended in this city if you want to save time. There are also great restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. The entire staff was extremely helpful and efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Boston's bustling Seaport District with dozens of Boston's most popular restaurants and attractions within walking distance, the Seaport Hotel Boston offers business and leisure travelers newly renovated guest rooms and a variety of upscale amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access, one of Boston's most luxurious fitness facilities, an indoor pool, complimentary bicycles and beautiful city and harbor views. Seaport Boston is proud to be one of the Boston's greenest hotels. The hotel is five minutes from Logan Airport by taxi, water taxi and the MBTA and offers weekday shuttle service into downtown Boston. Nearby attractions include the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Boston Children's Museum, Boston's pedestrian friendly Harborwalk and the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seaport Hotel Boston
- Boston Seaport Hotel