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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


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


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


4.5 Very Good 1335 Reviews
Boxer Hotel Stay
Reviewed 19 hours ago

The boxer staff were all so helpful and friendly, from checking in all the way to checking out it was such a positive experience. The staff were so helpful, the hotel and room were clean, the price was amazing, and everything was so easy. The breakfast served at The Finch was simply amazing and such a pleasant way to start the day!

Most memorable experience
Reviewed 6 days ago

Would highly recommend!! Great deal for a super spacious room. The bathroom was ENORMOUS!

As we checked in, I had mentioned it was my birthday and about 15 minutes after settling into our room there was a knock on the door with complimentary cake.

Incredibly nice staff and an all around really great experience.

Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed at this wonderful hotel, ideally situated for all Boston has to offer. Clean, good food and great service. Special mention to Mike on reception, the most friendly and helpful guy you could hope to meet.

Great staff, beautiful clean hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Boxer from May 22nd - May 30th for game 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals to finally see The Bruins live after being a fan for 43 years. Amazing hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful the entire stay. Excellent location for starting a walking tour of downtown Boston. We will definitely be back again. It was a long trip from Homer,Alaska but well worth it!!!! Thank you to The Boxer staff for helping make our first trip to Boston an Awesome experience!!!

Would stay there again!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very clean. Super comfortable pillows and mattresses. Great location. Only had breakfast at the hotel but there were many choices and the food was terrific. Staff was friendly and held our bags for the entire afternoon until we had to head back to the airport.