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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Downtown cool meets turn-of-the-century design in a boutique hotel that captures Boston’s independent spirit

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Boxer
107 Merrimac St
Boston, MA 02114 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1321 Reviews
Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Stayed here to take in a Bruins game. Hotel was super clean, staff were very friendly and attentive. Restaurant food was fantastic! The room was small, however we knew that when we booked, it was very comfortable, clean and had all of the amenities. Probably the most comfortable bed we’ve slept on in a hotel. Hotel was quiet even though there was hockey and basketball playoffs going on at the time of our stay. The TD Garden was right around the corner, and everything was within walking distance, or a short cab/Uber ride. Beautiful hotel, beautiful city. Would definitely stay here again...hopefully next year’s playoffs.

Convenient to TD Garden
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed one night; needed a spot quick to TD Garden for a Celtics game and easy to get to airport for very early flight. This hotel location was perfect for that purpose. It's a 3 minute walk to the Garden and a 5-10 minute drive to airport (at 5AM) The Finch restaurant is on the first floor and the staff is extremely friendly and attentive. Rooms were extremely efficient; clean and attractive.

Place to stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is fab, great location for visiting Boston. Metro round the corner and some of the most helpful staff you could ask for. Everything from the check in through breakfast to evening drinks nothing is too much, great service and so helpful! Especially when dealing with a lost purse! Thanks for the memories.

Friendliest place to stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is it well situated to explore the city, the staff are unbelievably helpful. Giving advise on local transport, places to visit, they have large comfortable beds and the best food and snacks whenever you request it.

The staff is world class
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to just applaud the Boxer for having one of the best staffs I have ever seen. I think this is my 3rd time staying with them and everyone there knows me by name. Some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. They go above and beyond to make my stay feel special and unique to me even though I am sure they provide this level of service to everyone. The Finch is my favorite restaurant. There isnt anything that is on this menu that isnt out of this world.