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“New boutique hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harborside Inn
Ranked #48 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cromwell, Connecticut
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109 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“New boutique hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

It was great to discover this new gem of a hotel right in the heart of Boston. It was very trendy--in the style of a New York boutique hotel. We loved it. We were there mid-week and although it was the height of the summer we did not experience any noise.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Boston is the cradle of the American Revolution. That makes Boston a history buff's paradise. There is so much to see and do. And there is no better place to get your seeing and doing underway than the Harborside Inn near the Long Wharf on State Street. We stayed at the Harborside for four nights in a clean comfortable room with a host of cable channels in addition to network television. The Wi-Fi is free, as is a daily newspaper, personal computers with printers to print your boarding pass, a Starbucks, and a well-stocked bar for the cocktail hour. The bar has a great local IPA (Harpoon) on tap. There is an Irish pub with great comfort food and the beverage of your choice kiddie corner from the hotel. Historic Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and lots of shopping opportunities are only two blocks away. There are over 50 places to eat and drink at Quincy so you won't have a problem finding something that appeals to you. You can join the historic Freedom Trail at Faneuil Hall and walk to either end of the Freedon Trail, Boston Common or the Bunker Hill monument. Go with a tour guide to fully enjoy the history. There are several tour operators within one or two blocks where you can get tickets for the things you want to see and do, for both the city and the harbor. Out the door and to the right of the Harborside and a few feet away is a tour operator who can arrange the tours you want. The USS Constitution, the oldest ship of the line in the US Navy, is moored in the harbor and visible from the Long Wharf. There are tonier addresses in the neighborhood but Harborside is a great bang for the buck. Check it out. Go to Google Maps to see the location and get the number to make your reservations. You will be glad you did.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Don J
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed two nights at Harborside....a short walk from South Station where we had arrived by train from New York. The hotel is easy to find and we were able to check in early with no trouble. Our room on the sixth floor was well appointed and very clean with a comfy bed.....also quiet. We had booked an atrium view room but were given a room with outside windows; street noise was minimal. In-room wifi was a little patchy. One negative aspect was the fact that tea and coffee is not available in evenings because the Starbucks in the lobby area is closed. However the coffee in the convenience store next door is very good. Do not bother with Nunzio's a few doors down for breakfast - disinterested service - and bland food is served on plastic plates with get-it-yourself plastic cutlery.
The Harborside Inn is a great place to stay as it is so well located. You can walk to everything tourists want to see, such as the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, the wharf area etc. Trolley tours start just a minute's walk away near the Aquarium. We would stay here again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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142 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Had to travel to Boston to visit a relative in the hospital and used Expedia to try to find an affordable room at a nice place. I saw the Harborside Inn for $159/night, read a few reviews, and took a chance - so pleased that I did! Pros: 1. Location!! Right at Quincy Market and waterfront. 2. Clean, funky boutique hotel- updated modern finishes. Our room had brick walls - so warm. 3. Value - cannot believe our room was $159; we regularly pay $100 more per night for rooms at big four-star chain hotels and this place is wonderful. Cons: I know I am being picky here, but I hated the bedding, which was a satiny bedspread. It looked nice, but I am totally skeeved-out by the idea of some other guest having previously used it; I hope the cleaning staff changes the bedspreads after every stay, but I would have been much more satisfied with a duvet cover, which I know would be washed.

I would definitely come back here, though! Really great!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Josie B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Good location, and the room was acceptably clean. Avoid rooms facing the street, especially on the weekends. There is a bar next door and the noise is unbearable . We stayed in room 203, and I could not sleep on Friday and Saturday.the noise was bearable on Sunday and Monday. It is a okay hotel. Nothing special, but decent and convinient. Just make sure to avoid Room 203 for sure.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aloooooooooha
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We spent the past 6 nights at the harbourside. The location is outstanding! Walking distance to all attractions, dinning, shopping and all T lines. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable and the free wifi is a bonus. So what's the problem? The price you pay for such a central location is the noise. After six sleepless nights I'm so happy to be home to make up for the sleep deficit. The other ( slight) disappointment is the absence of coffee makers in the room and doing away with the free coffee. Starbucks coffee in the lobby is good (only serves coffee, no food) but doesn't make up for what is standard at all hotels. We were surprised that after a week's stay we weren't asked if we enjoyed our stay. Perhaps our bleary eyes told the story. If you stay there, bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Locomo2r
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Location was convenient..took blue line from Logan to Aquarium stop & exited off elevator right in front of Inn, short walk to Quincy Market, wharf to catch ferry to Spectacle Island & walking distance to North End Italian restaurants. Our king size atrium room was large, clean, quiet and bed was so comfortable. Staff is very helpful. Thanks for making our trip so great.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cynthia M
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Additional Information about Harborside Inn

Property: Harborside Inn
Address: 185 State St., Boston, MA 02109-2627
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#54 Business Hotel in Boston
#55 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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