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
- 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
We stayed at the boxer for 4 nights and could not fault anything. From check in, where our room was upgraded for free as it was my fiancé’s 30th birthday, to the staff allowing us a late check out of 2pm as we had a late flight to catch. This hotel has been one of the best we have stayed in with its spacious rooms, amazingly comfortable beds, and variety of amenities. We would definitely stay here again!
I had a great experience at the Boxer. I was working close by, so the location was very convenient. Since the weather was bad, it was great to be able to walk back and forth. The Finch restaurant was great. I had a Steak Diane that was fabulous. The wines were great and the bartender was very helpful and let me taste a couple before I chose the one I liked best. I would definitely stay there again.
Our stay at this hotel was wonderful. The room was very clean and well kept. The bed was very comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. When we arrived the staff at the front desk gave us a map and gave us recommendations on restaurants to go to and specific land marks around Boston. When we checked out Taisa was very helpful and allowed us to keep our luggage in the hotel while we explored Boston. She also arranged Valet for when we arrived back to the hotel at 3. Over all it was a great experience and I would definitely return the boxer hotel again.
The hotel was very clean; the staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant was very good. The bed was uncomfortable and we could not get the room to cool down. By day two, we had to keep the curtains closed to keep the sunlight out as the room would get even hotter with the sunshine. I am unsure if it was the mattress or the pillows, but we both had terrible nights' sleep. We were in town for a game at TD and to visit the North End; both were an easy walk.
Had a great stay at your hotel
Thanks Mike at the front desk for making me feel right at home forgot my toothpaste and he had some at hand
He was very welcoming at check in
The hotel is in an excellent location for a show or game at TD Bank Garden