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Harborside Inn
Ranked #50 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 20 July 2005

Small but dirty and smelly (urine?) room. Had to change our sheets ourselves before being able to sleep. Great location ruined by poor quality quality.

  • Stayed July 2005
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, General Manager at Harborside Inn, responded to this review, 21 September 2005
The odor that the guest refers to is bleach. We regularly bleach our toilets, wash and bath basins as part of our preventative maintenance. The bleach odor usually dissapates quickly, or aerosol spray is utilized by the houseman. I apologize that we did not rid the the room of the odor of bleach as quickly as we should have.

We would have gladly changed your room.

Thank you,
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Reviewed 1 July 2005

The best part of this inn is that it is perfectly located for a tourist in Boston. You literally are steps from the T stop. You are like two blocks from the Aquarium AND Quincy Market and tons of shopping. You can sign up to do the trolley tours in the same area.

The rooms are small, but they're fine! They even have a fan in the closet, which we needed since it was 90 degrees when we visited!
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There is also a 24 hour convience store right next door, so that's great too. Highly recommend to those who don't need a gym, and movies to order in the room, etc. things like that. It's got the basics and that's it. If you are busy in the city you won't miss any of it anyway.

We will always stay here when in Boston!

  • Stayed June 2005
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West Midlands , England
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Reviewed 23 June 2005

Good hotel, reasonably priced. Restaurant / Bar was closed for refurb but it didnt matter because there were so many bars and restaurants nearby.

Rooms were smallish but overall, very convenient for everything and good value for money.

Recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Temple, Texas
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Reviewed 21 June 2005

After a cruise from Montreal to Boston, we spent 3 days at the Harborside Inn.

Location was great, close to everything. Rooms are small but comfortable and tastefully decorated. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Would definitely recommend to others and would stay there again if our travels take us to Boston.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2005

Stayed here one night in early April, and found much to like about the place. It's very reasonably priced for such a central location in Boston. It's only 2 subway stops (maybe 3, I forget) from the airport. Plus, the subway entrance is right outside the hotel's door. The room was small, but clean and quite charming with wood floors. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was merely okay. Overall, I don't think it deserves the negative reviews some have given it. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 May 2005

We stayed at the Harborside this past week and were very happy with our choice. We have stayed at Club Quarters and the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common as well, and although we ADORE the Ritz, of the three, this one was the best bargain. The Harborside is in a wonderful location, to start with. The T stop (blue line) is right outside the main entrance and fun, touristy Quincy Market is a quick walk around the block. Our room was a nice size, and I loved how different it looks from chain hotels. There are beautiful hard wood floors and two of the walls are brick with ceiling to floor windows and high ceilings. Very tastefully decorated. It can be a bit noisy in the early mornings when construction begins on 93, but it's bearable. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the price was downright cheap! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed 26 May 2005

We stayed at the Harbourside Inn for the first three days of our honeymoon and thought that the hotel was in a great location next to Quincy Market, the Aquarium and right on the doorstep if you want to walk the Freedom Trail.

We booked a city view room as I had read that the atrium view rooms could be quite dark inside , we found the city view room to be a bit noisy, the traffic was ok as it is now all underground but when the pubs/clubs close you do get a lot of noise from people on the street and also from the men collecting the rubbish/empty bottles very early in the morning.

Although we did have a good view of the city I would recommend that you book an atrium view room as when we passed one it looked nice and not that dark inside, however these rooms are overlooked by people waiting for the lift but we would not have minded this as long as the room was quite.

The restaurant was closed for some reason for breakfast, lunch and dinner we never found out why there was no reason given. We did get breakfast at Quincy Market (great choice of places to eat). The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel was very clean. We would stay at the Harbourside again but next time book an atrium view room.

If you are travelling from the airport by taxi make sure to let the driver know its the Harbourside Inn on State Street as there are two Harbourside Inns in the city, our taxi driver did not have a clue where he was going and had never heard of this hotel before but he did find it in the end.

Stayed May 2005
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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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