OVERVIEW of Boston Harbor Hotel
With spectacular harbor views, excellent service, an award winning restaurant and a wonderful outdoor entertainment arena, it is no wonder the Boston Harbor Hotel is a favorite of many travelers, myself included. This is not a cookie cutter chain hotel. It has a style and character all its own.
Located on Rowe’s Wharf, it is just a short walk to the Financial District, Quincy Market and Fanueil Hall.
The lobby prepares you for the elegance within; beige colored raised panel walls, marble trimmed doorways, oriental rugs, chandeliers and large vases of fresh flowers. This comfortable hotel is rich in traditional appointments; dark wood furniture, patterned carpeting, raised panel ceilings, thick crown moldings, brass table lamps and striped wallpaper. The colors are soft browns and golds and blues and everything works together to create an atmosphere of sophistication.
THE ROOMS at Boston Harbor Hotel
There are 230 guest rooms including 24 one bedroom suites, 97 deluxe rooms with a separate sitting area and 107 superior rooms. All are good sized (starting at a very comfortable 500 sq. feet) and have all of the amenities you would expect of a fine luxury hotel. I stayed in a King Harbor View room that had a huge window overlooking the harbor with spectacular views, a separate sitting area and a large marble bathroom. Very comfortable and immaculate. Turndown includes fresh ice, a bathrobe and slippers laid out on your bed and the radio set to soft music
DINING at Boston Harbor Hotel
Rowe’s Wharf Seagrille, which in the warmer weather spills out onto the patio with breathtaking vistas of the harbor and luxury yachts in the basin is a great place for lunch, or a cocktail before dinner. Inside The Rowe’s Wharf bar is clubby and handsome with wood paneled walls and comfortable chairs.
The Summer in the City entertainment series features music and movies on a floating barge behind the hotel overlooking the harbor. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening. Tuesdays feature R&B and soul, Wednesdays, swing music, Thursdays blues and Fridays movies.
THE SERVICE at Boston Harbor Hotel
Service is impeccable here. Doormen meet your car and quickly get you to check-in which is fast and problem-free. One of them is a closet Yankee fan, but I won’t tell you which one. Staff members remember your name, you are given a specific time to expect a room service order (and it came early) and my car came swiftly from the garage at my departure. The concierge was helpful in giving directions and finding a gas station for refueling.
OTHER Things at Boston Harbor Hotel
The hotel has a full service luxury spa and a fully appointed health club with all the equipment you would need for a great work-out. There’s also a wonderful 60 foot lap pool and a Jacuzzi for after your work-out or just to soothe your muscles after a day of sightseeing.
The Business Center is open during the day and has lap-tops for you to check your e-mail. Otherwise there is a slight in-room charge to use their wireless service.
THE RATES at Boston Harbor Hotel
From $463 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About Boston Harbor Hotel
AAA Four Diamond
Forbes Five Star
Wine Spectator Award
“The city has never looked better than from this classic waterfront hotel where there are gorgeous views of the harbor from expansive rooms; better still, service is superb, Meritage Restaurant is top-notch and the indoor pool is terrific for kids; N.B. hop on the water ferry from Logan International to beat the Boston traffic.” – ZAGAT
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