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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 1358 Reviews
Great Hotel
mimmason321

The Boxer Hotel was one of the best hotels that I've ever stayed at. It has a great view of the Prudential center and the TD Garden. The hotel staff were very accommodating and always helpful. The rooms were in pristine condition and the beds are so comfy! I had such a great stay at this hotel and I am definitely going to recommend it to everyone I know.

Home away from home
markymark1994mm

Best hotel ive ever stayed at. Overall great experience everyone was great from the front desk girls danielle, Sam, and karena to the waiter and waitresses andrea, liliana, and matt to even the valet david and the food was the best we've ever had deffinetly be back soon

Recommend The Boxer
r0bm0ses

The Boxer is conveniently located near the areas of Boston we were interested in visiting...Little Italy, Freedom Trail. Clean, nice decor, pleasant/helpful staff. Be sure to call ahead if you valet park.