Boston Harbor Hotel
What We Love
- Some of the most spacious rooms in Boston, starting at 500 square feet
- Free Cadillac drop-off service within two miles of the hotel (based on availability)
- A 12,000-bottle wine collection at Meritage restaurant
- During the Winter months, there's an ice skating rink (plus a warming room and rental skates)
What To Know
- The excellent fitness center offers membership to locals, so it might be busy before and after working hours
- There are designated hours for children to use the indoor lap pool and hot tub
- The fitness center, pool and spa will be closed for renovations from Jan. 12, 2015 to March 2015, but the concierge can make arrangements for cardio equipment, weight training and in-room massages
- Meritage restaurant will be closed for renovations from Jan. 1, 2015 to April 2015; in the meantime, the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and Rowes Wharf Bar are open, or guests can order room service
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With an 80-foot domed archway, the Boston Harbor Hotel takes modern colonial architecture to new heights. Its elegant interiors follow suit, with polished New England furnishings, refined by a $12 million renovation in 2007. Doormen usher guests into a lobby of marble floors and chandeliers, and business travelers lounge in seating areas decorated with nautical paintings and 18th-century maps. Even the elevators have vaulted ceilings and Persian-style rugs.
Bed and Bath
Located on floors eight through 16 only, the 230 guestrooms have views of the harbor or the city of Boston, framed by oversized windows and floor-to-ceiling curtains. Dressed in muted golds, blues and reds, the rooms are classically handsome without feeling dated. Brocade bedspreads top silky Frette sheets and down pillows, and compartments in the mahogany writing desks contain power outlets for your laptop. Starting at 500 square feet, the rooms are among the most spacious in the city, and most of the marble bathrooms have separate vanity areas.
In Meritage, chef Daniel Bruce pairs small plates with selections from his extensive wine cellar; one winning combo is the duck breast in blackberry sauce and a glass of Sangiovese. His Rowes Wharf Sea Grille offers more standard but well-executed seafood dishes. In the winter the wood-paneled Rowes Wharf Bar is a cozy place to unwind with the city’s largest collection of fine scotches. The fitness center has enough machines to open membership to area office workers, and you can borrow clean workout clothes if you forget yours. There’s an adjoining saltwater lap pool, a large hot tub, his-and-hers saunas and a spa with five treatment rooms. Concierge assistance and room service are both available around the clock.
In the Area
The concierge can arrange free car drop-off service to any destination within two miles of the hotel, but the Financial District, Chinatown, the North End, and Fort Point (Boston’s version of Soho) are all within walking distance. Grab a fresh lobster roll at the family-owned James Hook & Co., and stroll over the Congress Street Bridge to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum or the Children’s Museum in Fort Point. Once industrial, this renovated neighborhood now houses artist studios and the latest enterprises of the city’s celeb chefs, from Barbara Lynch’s cocktail bar, Drink, to Ming Tsai’s Asian-fusion restaurant, Blue Dragon. Or head north from the hotel to visit the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the winding brick lanes of the Italian North End.
How to Get There
By the first ten mints all the staff know your name, and always use it. My wife got me a room over looking the harbour what a view what a room. I can not find any thing to put this hotel down, they just made our stay in Boston that little bit better, would love to come back one day, and yes to the same hotel.
We spent much time at the Boston Harbor Hotel attending a 2 day wedding. I can say that the rooms are of the best quality, comfort, and conveniences. The catering was fantastic and the service unequaled. Polite and thoughtful, the staff of the hotel are intelligently caring and ready to assist with any visitor's needs for discovering Boston.
I had the pleasure of checking into this amazing hotel 2 nights ago. From check in to check out the service was impeccable. I have formerly worked in the luxury hotel business, and trust me when I say this team, this property gets luxury. All spaces- from public to guest rooms left not one detail out. Being only in house for less than 18 hours my only F&B experience was an amazing seafood lunch at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.I took a morning photo out back by the harbor posted to IG and it blew up, as it was a great shot.. the views and activity options are simply endless. I was sad to leave and head back to NY but can say this.. at my first available opportunity, I am back and next time plan on staying longer. Thank you and see you again.
Really enjoyed our stay in this hotel - great location on the waterfront, lovely seaview room with a super comfortable bed and enjoying total silence. Back in the lobby area, the hotel serves a delicious breakfast in bright airy rooms facing the sea with a nice long terrace for "al fresco" dining. Super clean hotel and very courteous staff; would certainly be very happy to return.
Fantastic hotel experience from start to finish. Arrived by water taxi from Logan airport reception and check warm and friendly. Perfect room with Harbor view suite comforts. Warm and friendly evening only bar and the restaurant served seafood dishes to an excellent standard. Nothing negative at all with our five night stay. Apart from the Red Sox failing to win both games against the Rockies. But that was absolutely nothing to do with BHH.