Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront
What We Love
- Spacious rooms start at 380 square feet and overlook the waterfront
- Aragosta Bar and Bistro serves contemporary Italian fare
- Live jazz performances in the Battery Lounge
- Easy access to Logan International Airport via water taxi
- 24/7 room service
What To Know
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- Perfect location to explore the North End and Charlestown
- Fitness center is open round-the-clock
- Parking On Site
Opened in December 2008, the Battery Wharf Hotel is a swank addition to Boston’s HarborWalk, a series of interconnected paths lined with benches, viewing points and small parks along the waterfront. The 150 guestrooms start at a generous 380 square feet and feature a cream palette and mod cons such as 42-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, Nespresso machines and iPod docking stations. Views from rooms vary between a U.S. Coast Guard station, the harbor and the hotel courtyard, but a pillow concierge, white European bedding and down duvets ensure a restful night’s sleep. The bathrooms offer Antica Farmacista toiletries and robes, and slippers are available on request. Carve out an afternoon at the award-winning Exhale spa before heading to Aragosta Bar and Bistro for New England classics with a Mediterranean twist (think hand-cut potato gnocchi with bianco garlic and cheese sausage, heirloom baby tomatoes, grilled artichokes and spinach).
In the Area
Stroll over to the North End, Boston’s Little Italy, to visit the landmark-turned-museum of Paul Revere’s House. Then stop into homey Assaggio for Boston-style classics, from veal parm to chicken marsala. Or try something new at Taranta, where a Peruvian chef uses South American ingredients in Italian standards (think cassava gnocchi). Continue on to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for shopping and multilevel bars, such as Ned Devine’s. On Fridays and Saturdays don’t miss browsing the Haymarket, an open-air produce market that’s been a city tradition since the 19th century.
How to Get There
Went for a weekend getaway with my husband, was looking for an upscale hotel with a spa. Since this hotel has Exhale Spa (which is great!) attached to it, it won. It’s in a great location, on the water and a close walk to all the amazing restaurants in the North End. It’s 4 separate buildings though so my thought of having a relaxing spa experience and then walking through the hotel back to my room wasn’t a thing, since it’s February, coats and warm clothing were required as we needed to go outside to get to the spa. The room is ok, fairly nice. The bed is the most uncomfortable thing ever, which was disappointing. I think you can see the hump in the middle of the king bed in the picture I posted - husband and I literally could not snuggle in the middle since we both rolled back in to our holes on each side. It was adequate. Still waiting to see how my billing comes out, since I booked on Travelocity but was billed double once I got to the hotel.....yet to be seen how that gets handled. Would I come back? Probably not as there are so many options in the city.
My daughter and I visited Boston to see friends and attend the Beanpot championship. My wife and I had stayed at the Battery Wharf hotel this past June and really liked the hotel and location. We really like the promixity to the North End and TD Garden. On this stay, i used the fitness center, which was well-equipped and clean. I would stay here again.
Fabulously appointed hotel with highly professional and friendly staff that always found a way to accommodate - and always with a cheerful disposition. Not like some other “swanky” hotels that find it necessary to be smug like we were privileged to stay there. We will definitely stay here again on a future trip!!
I spent one night at the Battery Wharf hotel and paid less for a 5 star, leading hotels of the world experience than I did recently for a much lesser grade hotel just a few blocks away on State Street. The room was enormous, relaxing and well appointed. The restaurant was chic but casual and the baked toll house cookie dessert out of this world. Definitely will do this again.
I stayed at a lot of hotels. The picture advertised on TripAdvisor with a water view suite is misleading. The one bedroom suites are located on the street. When I arrived they were over an hour late with my room. Then a hotel employee just walked in my room with a pass key. I left my clothes in the hotel room I called a half an hour later and ask someone if I could pick them up in the evening it's been 3 days and I still haven't received a phone call back from the hotel that I have phone calls three times to them. the bathroom floors on that hotel are ice cold the heat doesn't work in the bathroom the ceiling paint is peeling and is loose handles on the shower doors. So I'm going to make it a 3-star visit.