We stayed at the Custom House for 6 nights and 7 days during our honeymoon in Boston. This hotel is beautiful and a must for history buffs. The location puts you literally across the street from the Blue Line train, 2 blocks from the Wharf (where you can pick up water taxi's) and the Aquarium and within walking distance of great attractions like Boston Common, Fanueil Hall, and a short water taxi to Old Ironsides.
We were on the 19th floor, you could hear street noise (this is a very old building) but it was no worse than staying downtown in any major city. The view was AMAZING and you have access to the clock tower until about 11pm for an outside viewing of Boston that shouldn't be missed.
Laundry facilities were available (washers/dryers for about 75 cents), game room for kids included video games and a pool table, staff was VERY helpful and polite. The location was near many many restaraunts and walking distance to convience stores for anything you forgot.
Bed was comfortable and there was a TV in the bedroom and the living room. Decoration was gorgeous and the main room contained a sofa and a small table for eating. Also had a full set up of dishes, small refrigerator, coffee maker, a sink, and cabinets in the kitchenette.
Make sure to see the history of the building and get the schedule of events from the front desk - every day the hotel hosts some sort of event from historic talks to tours of the building (which used to serve as the counting house for the US).
We took the train everywhere or walked and never ran out of great things to do.
Highly recommend that you get a Go Boston card, great deals for a cheap price if you have the time to do a few attractions a day. We were able to go whale watching, to the Aquarium/Imax, on a Duck Tour, toured Fenway Park, and took the trolley around town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marriott's Custom House is located in the heart of historic downtown Boston. Our Vacation Club Resort offers 84 beautiful villas, all with king sized beds with sofa beds. The resort offers modern day amenities, such as Free Wi-Fi internet access, cocktail lounge with live entertainment on select nights, Boston's only Kid's Zone, and much more in one of Boston's most historic and recognizable buildings. Book your stay today! **Please Note: Marriott's Custom House is a Timeshare Facility** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott`s Custom House Hotel Boston
- Marriotts Custom Hotel
- Marriotts Custom Resort
- Marriott Boston
- Boston Marriott