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“Great home base for exploring Boston's waterfront!”
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Harborside Inn
Ranked #54 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Location is everything and in Boston, let's face it: it's the only thing.

The Harborside is a great place to hang your hat & luggage if you're looking to spend time over on the waterfront, down by the aquarium, head off on a boat cruise, etc. I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the comfortable rooms. As a business traveler, I'm also on the look out for good WiFi (no problems here as that was great as well)

Also, if you're coming from Logan, it's 25 feet away from the Blue Line stop at Aquarium, so basically that's another bonus. A great place to stay and I'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Found a great deal online to stay at Harborside Inn for 1 night while passing through Boston. It is very nice, clean and extremely convenient to many close by attractions, restaurants and the airport. The city view room provides great sites of the city from your room. Located on State, it is very close to many popular attractions. I would highly recommend staying here when visiting Boston.

The only downside to Harborside, they do not have rooms with 2 beds and do not offer rollaways or fold out couches.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

A superb location for discovering this city reasonably priced. The staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. The room spacious ,very comfortable and clean.Many attractions are within walking distance of the hotel , Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall/ Boston Harbour, the North End .A 10 to 15 minute walk takes you to Boston Common , the Granary burial ground, Kings Chapel etc .
There is no room service or breakfast offered but the many cafes , and restaurants in this area means that you will soon find a place to enjoy any meal. A list of suggestions is found in the room .
The subway is just a few steps from the hotel's front door, as is the trolley bus tour office and trolley stop.The ferry drop off point is only a few minutes away and is a great way to reach the hotel from the airport.
We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to all who want to discover Boston.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great location, coffee, tee and internet in the lobby.
The rooms are big and clean.
This is a great choice if you are looking a reasonably priced hotel in the center of the city.
I stayed at a lot of other downtown hotels in Boston and while most of them offered a bit more in terms of facilities and services available they also charged much higher rates.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Cozy room with exposed brick and giant mirror. Good sized bathroom with shower. Convenient to everything, subway is right at the door and the local sight seeing trolleys are nearby. Next door to the hotel is a convenience grocery store. Restaurants within a block.About 2 blocks to Faneuil/Quincy Market Place. Hotel has a bar and a small coffee/snack area. Very clean. Best value in Boston. My only suggestion would be to get softer pillows, mattresses need an upgrade though satisfactorily comfortable.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed at the Harborside Inn in Boston Valentine's Day weekend. We chose this place because of the reviews and we found out a great deal on Booking.com (not even $300 for 2 nights!). First of all the hotel itself is really beautiful and stylish. The rooms were clean and a good size, at leas the City View rooms were! The hotel location is great!! It is walking distance to many attractions such as: Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, and North Street. The hotel didn't offer room service, however there is a lounge on the first floor and we were able to order food and bring it up to our room. The food was great especially the pizza and the staff was super friendly as well as hotel staff! The only thing we would have liked was a vending machine somewhere, BUT luckily there is a little convenient store right next door. We would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!!

Room Tip: There wasn't a swimming pool or fitness center. The City View rooms are a pretty good size and...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This hotel is funky and fun and in a great location for touring Boston and getting harbour ferries. We walked from the door to most of the sights, nice eating nearby, the bar area was being refurbished but looked very nice. Recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
Price Range: £94 - £267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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