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#24 of 95 hotels in Boston
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Boston's only waterfront Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel is the essence of "classically current" luxury, welcoming guests arriving by land or sea to historic Rowes Wharf. All guest rooms and suites offer striking views of the Boston cityscape or the waterfront and harbor.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking nearby
Car park
Wifi
Indoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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English, Spanish, Chinese
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Ann M wrote a review Apr 19
Seattle, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, great rooms and wonderful service. They do the little touches so well. Rooms are sizeable, and have diptyque items which I personally love. Had a room facing the harbor so great views. As this is a premier hotel, it has all the things that you would expect, but more. There is complimentary coffee and water in the lobby and there are fun spacious areas to hang out in the lobby (with maps). The staff are wonderful and are always there to help. The only aspect that was a bit meh for me was the food at the restaurant (I only did the breakfast there and it had your standard breakfast fare nothing really stood out). But there are so any wonderful restaurants all over boston that it really isn't an issue. There is a house car that will take you from hotel (first come first serve) within a couple mile radius. The Driver Dave (?) is a great guy. Subway stations are fairly closeby, and you can walk over the bridge to the seaport area which has lots of things to do. You can choose to arrive by water taxi direct to the hotel (which I did on way in, but DO NOT recommend it. It was rainy and cold when I took it so boat taxi was wet and water was a bit choppy). Upon departing I just took an uber to airport and it was extremely quick, much better option that water taxi.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Valentina A wrote a review Aug 2023
Milan, Italy90 contributions126 helpful votes
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Wonderful location : just in front of the harbor , close to the metro , to the financial district and easily to access to the main attractions. The rooms are very large , comfortable , clean and well equipped . Thanks to the check in procedure on the web we have been very warmly welcomed and celebrated for our honeymoon. The public areas are very nice , everything is very well maintained We also appreciated the restaurant for dinner and the bar
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a front sea room : the view is fantastic
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Responded Aug 15, 2023
Valentina, we're honored that you included us in your adventures! Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful feedback about our incredible setting, excellent dining, and our blend of timeless elegance and current luxury. It was a pleasure to help you celebrate your anniversary. We hope you'll make plans to visit us again soon at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf!
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Fred and Alayne wrote a review Jan 2024
Summit, New Jersey3 contributions
THE BEST OF BOSTON! Without a doubt, this hotel is well beyond 5 stars. I will compare it to the Newbury, Westin, Copley, or any of the new seaport area upscale hotels. The facts are clear. It is not glitzy or gaudy. Simply speaking, the Boston Harbor is an elegant place to stay that is warm, safe, meticulously clean and peaceful. The service from the doormen to the front desk is genuine when they wish you a good day. The valet service has done a commendable job improving their quality and has set a new bar that other hotels can't match. Even if you don't drive around Boston, which I can't blame you, just overnight parking can be expensive. To make things reasonable, the hotel has a park yourself public garage attached to the hotel. Valet parking is reasonable with the quality of service they give you. The rooms are clean and quiet. The room service is excellent from a bucket of ice to a late night snack. The maid service is efficient and meticulous. Hotel staff is accommodating to any need. They can even have your newspaper delivered to your room for you the next morning. I like the Boston Globe and my wife, The New York Times. Both were delivered. While I do miss the nice green apples that were part of their hallmark, COVID has changed many things, and I can understand. You can be assured of quality service, safety, and comfort. You will NOT be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Comfortable, friendly, clean and safe. Other hotels can't come close. The heating and air...
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Responded Jan 30, 2024
Fred and Alayne, it was truly a pleasure to welcome you to Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf for your recent getaway! We are delighted that you enjoyed our blend of timeless elegance and current luxury. Our team is dedicated to ensuring authentic, memorable hospitality, and we can't wait to share your remarks with them. Thank you for taking a moment to share your five-star review. Please think of us when planning your next escape!
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Conny Wylie wrote a review Jan 2024
Ottawa, Canada945 contributions657 helpful votes
The Boston Harbor Hotel is a 5 star waterfront hotel on Rowes Wharf. My Harbor suite was so appealing, with a grand footprint, large picture windows for abundant natural light and views of the Boston waterfront. Configured with 1-bedroom king guest room a separate living space and marbleized bath outfitted with roomy shower & tub. The sandy beige palette, spacious work-desk and high-tech room appliances added a residential feel to the surroundings. The Rowes Sea Grill serves all dayparts and afternoon tea. The menu is slanted in favor of New England seafood items with selections like: Seafood Towers of various sizes, Baked Stuffed Lobster, Yankee Pot Roast, and others.........I selected a flavorful duo of Coastal Clam Chowder and Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts. The Rowes Wharf Health Club sports a 3 lane indoor lap pool, steam room, sauna and 24-hour modern gym. I look forward to the new version of the Club when renovations are complete. So, if you are looking for a extravagant waterfront hotel with exquisite views ............then try the...........Boston Harbor Hotel....... .......for a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 18, 2024
Conny, it was truly a pleasure to welcome you to Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf! Your wonderful remarks about our spacious, well-appointed accommodations, excellent dining, and unparalleled amenities are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back once our exciting updates are complete. See you soon!
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Joe F wrote a review Jan 2024
Portsmouth, New Hampshire75 contributions62 helpful votes
I want to share with the Tripadvisor family the incredible experience we had during our New Year's weekend stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel. From start to finish, the hotel exceeded our expectations, making it a memorable and delightful getaway. We booked through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts and as expected, received the benefit of an early check-in. The check-in process was seamless, with the staff displaying the perfect blend of professionalism and warmth. We were greeted with genuine smiles and a sense of eagerness to make our stay exceptional. Our room, overlooking the harbor, was elegantly appointed and exuded a sense of luxury. The attention to detail in the room's design and amenities reflected the hotel's commitment to providing a first-class experience. The room was so comfortable, one could spend hours sitting back, reading, and gazing at the beautiful harbor view. One aspect that truly stood out was the exceptional level of service provided by the hotel staff. From the housekeeping team ensuring our room was immaculate to the service provided in the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and the Rowes Wharf Bar, every interaction was characterized by professionalism and genuine care. It's evident that the Boston Harbor Hotel places a premium on creating a welcoming and personalized experience for its guests. Special mention goes to Susan and Janice in the Grille and Mary Ellen in the bar for their excellent service and at the same time making us feel like we are members of the BHH family. Hospitality at its best. As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcomed 2024 at the Boston Harbor Hotel, we couldn't help but reflect on the wonderful memories created during our stay. The luxurious accommodations, outstanding service, and the magical New Year's Eve celebration highlighted by the perfect view from our room of Boston’s First Night fireworks on the harbor made our trip truly unforgettable. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff at the Boston Harbor Hotel for their commitment to excellence. Without a doubt, we look forward to returning to this remarkable establishment for future celebrations and special occasions.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 8, 2024
At Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, we strive to offer a memorable experience for our guests, Joe, and your wonderful feedback means the world to us! Thank you for mentioning our classically current luxury and caring team. Susan, Janice, and Mary Ellen will be thrilled by your comments. It was a pleasure being a part of your New Year's adventures, and we would love the chance to welcome you back soon!
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Bmjoyce wrote a review Dec 2023
Marshfield, Massachusetts4 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at BHH in the past and have always had a good experience. This experience was a mixed bag at best. We booked through Amex fine hotels and were able to get into our room early which was great. Upon arriving at our room my wife was frustrated because she had called in advance and paid for a welcome package wishing me a happy 50th birthday and nothing was there. She went to the front desk and was told that they would take care of it which they did. We then went to grab soft drinks from the mini refrigerator and the Pepsi in the very front that I pulled out was an open can that appeared to be filled with water. I assume that the previous guests did this to avoid charges and no one checked. We then left for the day and when we returned 3 kids were racing in and out of the room next to us to another room down the hall screaming and slamming the doors. This went on most of the night and when we went to breakfast the next morning the youngest kept running into my wife while we waited for the elevator. Breakfast was terrific and Maria was outstanding. She even notified the front desk about our issues the night before. When we checked out the front desk was aware of the screaming that went on all night and the other issues but simply apologized and offered nothing more. Hopefully, this is a one time bad experience but we will be back in Boston for New Years and just booked a different hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 11, 2023
Brian, we truly value your loyalty to our hotel and deeply regret that your recent visit wasn't reflective of our usual excellence. Please accept our sincere apologies for the oversights upon your arrival and for the noise disturbances that affected your rest. What you've described does not match the level of service and environment we strive for, and your comments will be reviewed internally to make necessary improvements. We would be grateful for another opportunity to regain your trust in the future. Thank you for your feedback.
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ctyankee20 wrote a review Nov 2023
ctyankee2078 contributions86 helpful votes
Just a really nice, professionally run luxury hotel. Public rooms are well appointed and the dinning room, complete with a terrace overlooking the harbor, is a nice place o enjoy the excellent cuisine. The rooms are good sized and also well furnished. Pricing isn't inexpensive but is fair for what you get.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Nov 20, 2023
We're happy that you felt comfortable during your stay, and that you found so much to enjoy about your visit! Thank you for highlighting our lovely property, spacious accommodations, and memorable hospitality. Your five-star score made our day and we hope you'll return soon to Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf!
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kristi s wrote a review Nov 2023
Troy, Michigan6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The rooms are very nice and I love the decor in the common areas (classic New England sea life with a slightly modern feel). We had a harbor view which was wonderful and the bathroom was spacious. The location is great for some of the more touristy things (short walk to the north end and Quincy market). The service is also impeccable, great concierge that provides nice restaurant recommendations.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Nov 10, 2023
Kristi, it was a pleasure welcoming you to Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf! We're so glad that you appreciated our unparalleled hospitality and classically current luxury. Please think of us when planning another five-star getaway!
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Chris B wrote a review Oct 2023
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Management needs to learn the difference between a pet and a service animal. Whoever at Forbes and AAA rated this place so high needs help. This is not a 5-star hotel. $1000/night with a view of a wall! Not even a usable mini fridge in the room. HVAC barely works; have to open the window to cool the room down enough to sleep. We have been to many Auberge Resorts, Ritz, Four Seasons, and other boutique hotels; this place is more like a Hampton Inn compared to them. Way overpriced. Just because you have two-ply toilet paper in the bathroom doesn’t make you a 5-star hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Chris, we're disappointed that your visit was not reflective of the excellence for which we're known, and we wish we had the chance to speak with you directly about your concerns. Thank you for your feedback. We hope to have a chance in the future to offer you an improved experience.
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LittleLiability wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia92 contributions151 helpful votes
Currently staying here for 2 nights. Arrived at 3.30pm after a 34 hour journey from Western Australia to be told that my room wasn’t ready (check in time is 3pm). Was told to sit and wait in a chair near the lifts. Attitude from reception staff was very poor - just said hotel is full so I would have to wait. After 30 mins I spoke to the concierge who was much more helpful and agreed to look after my bags so I could go out and grab a coffee. Came back and waited again. Saw numerous people arrive and be given rooms straight away. At 4.30pm I approached the concierge again and said I would like my bags back and I would find another hotel as I was desperate to rest after my journey. The concierge then found a room for me. Such a bad first impression. Room is very very dated. Shower over the bath with a shower curtain is not something I appreciate particularly in a supposed 5 star hotel. All staff apart from reception are excellent but can’t make up for such a bad start. I won’t be back
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
We're surprised and deeply regretful to learn about your arrival experience. Providing welcoming and attentive service is our priority, and it's clear from your comments that we missed the mark in this instance. We apologize for the inconvenience caused, especially after a tiring day of travel, and we can assure you that we'll be discussing this with our reception team to see how we can better serve our guests. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will consider giving us another chance to improve your impression in the future.
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Harbor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Boston Harbor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Boston Harbor Islands State Park (0.5 km), Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (0.4 km), and Rose Kennedy Greenway (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boston Harbor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include James Hook & Co., Bostonia Public House, and Mr. Dooley's Boston Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Boston Harbor Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Boston.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Boston Harbor Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Boston Harbor Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.