What We Love
- TD Garden, the Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall and the historic North End are all within walking distance
- Keurig coffeemakers in every room
- Free WiFi and bicycle rentals
- L'Occitane bath products
What To Know
- Most rooms are on the small side, and the building is triangular, so some have unusual shapes
- Only one room per floor has a bathtub; all other units have showers
- The fitness room is tiny, but guests also have free access to Boston Sports Club in Beacon Hill
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Steps from Boston’s North Station, in a triangular nine-story building dating to 1904, the Boxer confidently walks the line between past and present, matching a contemporary aesthetic and modern amenities with tasteful reminders of the city’s history. In the lobby a vintage key rack behind the concierge desk and an antique map projected on the ceiling are a nod to days gone by, while a computer kiosk snaps the focus back to the here and now. And one floor down, the fitness center features a wall-size black-and-white photo of runners in the Boston Marathon, reminding visitors that the country’s oldest organized footrace started here.
Bed and Bath
In keeping with guestrooms’ understated decors, rooms are done up in a muted palette of gray, blue and brown. Gold metal pendant lamps cast a warm glow over beds dressed with crisp white linens, and in place of a closet there’s an open armoire with a single drawer. Bathrooms are small but bright, with marble countertops, glass shower stalls, Egyptian cotton towels and eco-friendly Pharmacopia bath products.
Start the day with breakfast or grab a simple evening meal at Finch, the Boxer’s casual first-floor restaurant. Eclectic furnishings, high ceilings and a wall of windows lend a spacious feel, while made-to-order omelets, flapjacks and New England staples like clam chowder and lobster mac and cheese keep bellies full after a day of exploring the sights. Alternatively, relax in the bar with craft beer by the bottle or an inventive cocktail like the Finch Garden: Bulldog gin, rosemary syrup, dry vermouth and a candied carrot garnish.
In the Area
Bordering the North End and Beacon Hill, Boston’s West End is an easy base for exploring the city center. Pick up the Freedom Trail and follow it to the Common or the Bunker Hill Monument, grab last-minute tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game at TD Garden, or wander over to the North End to cast your vote for the best cannoli in town: Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry. For some retail therapy, head to Charles Street to browse the latest styles at such boutiques as Crush and Moxie, then stop at the Tip Tap Room on the way back to refuel with appetizers including boar meatballs, fried goat cheese and prosciutto cracklins or grilled avocado with lobster.
How to Get There
If you have business at City Hall or on Beacon Hill or the federal courthouse, THIS is the place to stay. Tucked into nowhere, really, this is a great spot to just walk to you appointment, interview, or business meeting. Everyone at the front desk was super nice and very helpful. Room was smallish, but well appointed and very comfortable --- especially the bed. I'd stay there again if I had business in that 'hood.
This hotel is near everything and has great restaurants within walking distance. The freedom trail is steps away. We ubered a lot - 23.00 to airport but in town 6-8 bucks! Room 203 was extremely small but the suite room 210 we had our last night was very nice- but 500.00 was way too pricey. Beds comfortable and the shampoo , conditioner , body wash. Hand soap and lotion were French - l’occtaine - very nice !! The front desk helped us purchase a hop on hop off bus ticket and are friendly and helpful. Parking is 50.00 a night.
The water that came out of the shower was brown - and it took 3 minutes to run clear. Not a good sign. The bed was terrible - sagged in the middle. The room was quiet and the front desk staff was very friendly. It’s in a great location - they just need maintenance and mattress help. Terrible night’s sleep and shower experience. Never again.