What We Love
- Convenient location within walking distance of many of Boston’s top tourist sights
- 24-hour room service
- A menu with more than 60 vodkas and beautiful views of Fort Point Channel, at VodkaBa
What To Know
- Fitness center is open 24/7; aerobics classes and yoga are offered throughout the week for an extra charge
- WiFi is free for IHG Rewards Club members; additional charges apply for non-members
- All guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city or the water
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Housed in gleaming glass towers along the waterfront in Boston’s Financial District, the InterContinental is a popular pick for business and leisure travelers thanks to its comfy guestrooms and suites, which offer minibars, work desks and floor-to-ceiling windows with city or water views. After a long day of strolling around the sights, hit the spa and fitness center for a hot stone massage and a dip in the heated indoor pool. For dinner head to Miel Brasserie, where Provençal fare is served indoors or alfresco with water views, or enjoy light bites and cocktails at Sushi Teq. End the day with drinks overlooking Fort Point Channel at VodkaBa, which features more than 60 versions of its namesake spirit. Afterward head to RumBa for rum cocktails, champagne and dancing to Latin and Caribbean music until the wee hours.
In the Area
Boston is America’s walking city, and the InterContinental makes a perfect home base for exploring the sights. It’s located on the very spot where the Boston Tea Party took place. Learn more about the event that sparked the American Revolution at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, a five-minute walk from the lobby. Head to the Flour Bakery along the Harborwalk for a breakfast of freshly baked muffins, hot from the oven. Follow the Harborwalk path to Long Wharf and visit the New England Aquarium, followed by a trip on the ferry to the Boston Harbor Islands to see Civil War–era forts and lighthouses, or go fishing, kayaking and more. Back on the mainland, walk the Freedom Trail past such famous sights as Faneuil Hall, The Old North Church and the Paul Revere House on your way to dinner in the North End. Make a reservation at fine dining Italian Mamma Maria (we can vouch for the osso buco), then line up for dessert at Mike’s Pastry, which is known for its out-of-this-world cannolis.
How to Get There
This is my second time to stay here and I am going to stay here again in the coming September. The hotel's location is great, walking distance form Boston common, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, freedom trail and the harbor. Rooms are always clean, large and specious, bathroom is lovely and filled with great amenities. The couple of issues I would raise are 1. the noise from the train station which is sometimes heard at the hotel and 2. they charge you for receiving a fedex parcel, I must say this is the first time I've come across such a charge at any hotel. Other than this I love this hotel and look forward to returning.
I have probably stayed here 6 or 7 times now. Sure there have been minor issues but overall I am a huge fan of this hotel.
Mostly on business and I find the rooms and suites spacious, comfortable and good for work calls. The beds are great and the bathroom products (whether the superior range or standard) are lovely. Bathrooms have good sized walk in showers and baths, nice fluffy towels and are spacious.
I find the WiFi in the room can be a bit bumpy for video calls. Probably needs addressing.
The exec lounge is superb at this hotel with way above average food offerings and friendly service.
I love the outdoor terrace in summer. Great seating arrangements and beautiful over the water. Breakfast at Miel is freshly cooked a la carte and good quality.
The service is mostly fantastic, sometimes glitches but nothing too serious (on two stays I have asked for a dinner setting to be delivered to my room while out so I can bring food back - on my recent visit I had to ask 4 times throughout the evening - I know the hotel provides food but sometimes you just want something else and to eat it off a proper plate! Two requests to concierges, two to reception. Come on folks!
This is a modern property but artfully and tastefully decorated. The ground floor atrium, reception and bar are fabulous. When I get off a transatlantic flight I always feel a slight lift in my mood and level of tiredness when I walk through the door. It’s not often a hotel still feels like a treat when working but this one does.
I had a last minute stay in Boston a couple of nights ago. Sadly the Intercontinental was full up...I stayed in a 5 star property just down the street...not naming names but in no way up to the standard of the Intercontinental and a whole lot more money!
We really enjoyed our stay at the InterContinental. Started off on a bad note, long line at check-in with only 2 people working; not what you would expect at a 5 star hotel. Fortunately everything was great after that. The room was clean and comfortable and the temperature control worked perfectly. Concierge was very helpful, getting us a dinner reservation on short notice and repeatedly patiently giving directions almost everywhere. Room service was probably the best lobster roll I had in Boston (it was my first and kept trying to match the experience at highly rated places). Location was great, can see the Boston Tea Party, walk to the aquarium and many tourist attractions. Short drive from the airport. Would love to stay here again.
While we only stayed one night, the experience was very nice: clean room, nice toiletries, quiet hallways. Comfortable bed and pillows. Wonderful location by the greenway and harbor. We walked from South Station, which made the trip easy and fun!
We are widely travelled but this is our first review for TripAdvisor. We felt compelled to leave this following our exceptional experience at the Intercontinental Boston. We are two British guys who visited to relax and de-stress. The Club Floor was the perfect location for this.
Our stay was for 7 nights. The room was clean and bright with really comfy beds, a large screen HD TV and a spacious bathroom with a large shower and separate tub. Amenities included British soaps and shampoos which made us feel at home.
Turn down service was really nice with chocolates and water left every night.
The Club Lounge was perfect for us having alcoholic drinks and good canapés between 5 and 7 every evening and a really substantial breakfast in the morning.
The Lounge staff were amazing, professional and attentive at all times. Charles is an absolute legend, the sort of person you would remember long after your vacation has ended. We met Mohammed only briefly but what a character! A special mention must go to David from Serbia and the rest of the Lounge staff, well done. You made our trip so memorable.
The hotels location is perfect, near all the main tourist sites and shopping areas.
We felt the furniture in our room and in the lounge were a little old and in need of replacement but hey…overall a great hotel in a great city.