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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Malibu, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2013

As we entered the compound, we were not greeted or felt welcomed. We stood in a check-in line but not sure if we were at the "check-in area. Our name was mispelled on their database. The front desk female manager (on 11/23/13) was just as cold as the sterile place.She told us I'm sorry we do not have your name...next... More 

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This was a pretty nice experience. I stayed here Thursday to Monday before Thanksgiving. The Executive Lounge was only available Thursday night and Friday morning due to the holidays, so I was given coupons for breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning (none for Monday morning oddly enough). Check in Thursday night went well with an upgrade to a harbor view room.... More 

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Amherst
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Stayed over Thanksgiving. Restaurant was closed for renovations and not much open in the area to eat. Parking was expensive - we knew that when we booked, but we had a storage pod on the roof so we would not fit in valet parking. Parked 3 blocks away. Room was large and clean. Great shower. Walls were a little thin.... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel Thanksgiving week. Since we had a car and planned on using Boston as a base for exploring other areas of New England, we did not feel like we needed to be in the heart of downtown. Be aware that this hotel is a little out of the way. It took us around half an hour... More 

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North Tonawanda, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Stayed there recently for a convention. Not happy with the $16.95/day wifi charge. For me, that is a deal-breaker, and means I would not stay here again. The wifi charge was forgiven for the conference attenders, but is a heavy hit for other visitors, especially when most less expensive hotels and motels offer wifi with room rate -- and in... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Arrived and valet took my car. It took a few minutes for the valet to come out to the car, but the service was pretty good, although it was very expensive at $46/day. I was very disappointed to find out that that day there was some "emergency" in the kitchen, and there was no food in the bar, restaurant, or... More 

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Merrimack, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Went here for a Thanksgiving get away.This hotel is nothing special. Beds are uncomfortable. Sounds like the walls are paper thin. You can hear whats going on in neighboring rooms. Parking is expensive. Bar area is small and service wasn't that great. Great location in the summer, not in the winter.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Roomy rooms. Nice location, close to several lovely waterfront restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good bar. Excellent views of the water. Wasn't too happy with the valet service though it cost quite a lot. It took too long for the car to be brought around. we were worried our car might have been stolen from wherever it was parked.... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

We booked two rooms for one night. Hotel is very clean. Very quiet and the rooms are beautiful. We always stayed at the seaport hotel, but for nearly 1/2 the price we will be staying at the Renaissance from now on. We used the pool, hot tub and had a night cap at the lobby bar. The amenities were great... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I have stayed at this property 6-8 times over the past year. It's always good...perfect for the business traveler but also good for families (I've done both). Housekeeping keeps things spotless and the club lounge is fantastic with beautiful views. Great beds with lots of pillows and my wife loves the Aveda products they stock in the bathrooms. I'll keep... More 

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel is located in South Boston and features luxurious accommodations with the latest amenities. This Boston Waterfront hotel is ideal for meeting functions, and wedding events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Address: 606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-2803
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront , South Boston
Price Range: $189 - $618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 471
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Boston
Boston Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Boston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#31 Business Hotel in Boston
#32 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#33 Family Hotel in Boston
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“Love the upper floors, great views, even on the side supposedly away from the water.”
 of 5 bubbles etmaine, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Above the 10th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveler40827, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles Not_the_UGLY_AMERCN, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for views of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles PaloAltoTraveler27, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 1818 had a great view”
 of 5 bubbles Lucciano, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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