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Boston Harbor Hotel
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Northborough
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

We chose this hotel to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We live less than an hour away but hadn't stayed over at this hotel for over 16 years. From arrival to departure, an outstanding experience with no exceptions. We were upgraded to a harbor suite which only made our stay that much more enjoyable and memorable. The view, accomodations, amenities, location and restaurants were all first class. The 5-star package was the key to a great stay with nothing left to chance or think about except to relax and enjoy.

Room Tip: Harbor views are worth the extra charge.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Bruce M
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, which gives us another opportunity to wish you Happy 20th Anniversary! We are so honored that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and it was our pleasure to create a truly memorable time for you. Please don’t wait another 16 years to come and visit us! We look forward to your return.
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Cranston
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

A truly great hotel! I've never encountered such friendly and helpful staff.Even our visitors for dinner commented on their greetings and assistance upon entering the hotel. The rooms and views are fantastic. We were completely satisfied on our stay here.

Room Tip: If you end up with a city view vs a water view don't fret. Breakfast by the window, looking at t...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nellieo1
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Whether your view encompasses the graceful, lapping waves of the harbor or the majestic skyscrapers of Boston, you are correct, both views are awe inspiring. It makes us exceptionally happy to learn that your stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf was enjoyable, for both you and your dinner guests. Please come and visit us again soon and we thank you for your review.
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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

We just arrived home from a weekend stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel and literally ran straight to my computer to type this review (if it wasn't annoying to type on my phone I would have done it in the car).
My husband and I left our three-month old baby at home for the first time to share a quiet weekend away for my husband's birthday. From the second we pulled up at the hotel, our experience was amazing and surpassed every expectation by 10 miles!!
I did tell the reservations agent that we might bring the baby with us, so there was a crib with Johnson and Johnson baby products waiting for her. We reserved the standard city-view room, and it was absolutely stunning and huge! When we returned to our room in the evening, there were milk and cookies for the baby (that stayed home =( ) and the turn-down service was superb! The lights were dim, the music was turned on low, there was water on each end table and slippers on both sides of the bed.
The concierge recommended Atlantic Fish for dinner, and it was delicious! Perfect special birthday dinner! The staff were extremely helpful with any questions/concerns we had, and every person we encountered was eager to help.
Thank you for making our first weekend away from Baby enjoyable and memorable! We will be coming back next summer with Baby for sure!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Natalie M
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
First, let us wish your husband a very Happy Birthday! Being away from your new baby can bring on dual emotions of stress and relaxation, all at the same time. We’re so thrilled that we were able to provide you with a weekend full of pampering amenities, and have you return to your little girl rested and refreshed. Thank you for such a gracious review and we look forward to greeting all of you, baby included, on your next trip to the Boston area and the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Damariscotta
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Staff was superlative. Very responsive; health club excellent; rooms beautiful with nice amenities and great views (water or city side, doesn't matter!)

Room Tip: Avoid room 951 and those around it. There is an awful elevator noise that might keep you up. We were...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Edward W
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
It was truly a treat for us at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf to have been able to create such a positive experience for you. We do regret that you encountered any noise disturbances and appreciate that you let us know immediately so that we could rectify the situation. It is our primary commitment to provide attentive service to all of our guests, and we are pleased that our staff’s efforts were aptly acknowledged in your review. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

The Boston Harbor Hotel is our favorite place to stay in Boston which we visit quite frequently. The hotel, although not the 'newest kid' on the block, is by far superior in so many other ways. The staff is excellent and works constantly at trying to meet our daily needs. We know many of them by name as well since we have stayed there over many years, The food quality has improved greatly in the sea food resturaunt because of a new chef. We particularly enjoyed the double lamb chops which were as good as the ones we eat at The Greek Islands in Chicago and that's saying something because those always were the best! Our lunch time meal was equally as delicious with good services. What makes this hotel rank amongst the best is it's wonderful staff! They always make us feel at home.

Room Tip: Facing the Harbor is always the best.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank n9iqa
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you so much for letting us know that our efforts made your stay enjoyable. It makes us happy to learn that each and every time you have chosen to stay with us, you have felt right at home and extra special. We know what you mean about the lamb chops…they are just amazing. Chef Bruce works his magic every day and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to him and his wonderful staff. Please hurry back for another exceptional stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Merrimack, NH
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

we have stayed in Boston Harbor hotel several times and we have dined in the Meritage restaurant at the hotel many times. We can't say enough about our complete satisfaction with every aspect of this hotel.

Room Tip: every room in this hotel is good . ocean view rooms are magnificent.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank manning a
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Knowing that each and every one of your needs were met during your stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf makes us very happy. We thank you for your fantastic review and look forward to your return.
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Huntington, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

We have stayed at many of the best hotels in Boston and always feel pampered and comfortable. The Boston Harbor Hotel, for me, is first among equals. I love the harbor side rooms because they are spacious and beautifully decorated in a traditional decor which suits this lovely and historic city. We had a delicious breakfast from in-room dining this morning, complete with flowers and a view of the harbor and its sailboats as I sat in my pajamas! It doesn't get much better than that! Been coming here for years now.....

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Corinne T
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
What a wonderfully relaxing picture you have envisioned for all of us. To be able to enjoy your time at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf with an outstanding view of the harbor, a hearty breakfast and a fresh spring bouquet absolutely encompasses what we wish for each and every guest. We thank you for your continued loyalty and can’t wait to welcome you back.
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Additional Information about Boston Harbor Hotel

Property: Boston Harbor Hotel
Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3354
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boston Harbor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 230 room luxury five star hotel located on the waterfront at Rowes Wharf. Adjacent to the Financial District and walking distance to many different shopping areas including Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and the Historic North End. Close to many attractions including the New England Aquarium, Children's Museum, Trolley Tours, Whale Watches, Paul Revere House and Freedom Trail. The Spa at Rowes Wharf features a 60 foot indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. The workout room includes free-weights, elliptical machines, stairmasters, treadmills, bicycles and crosstrainers. All workout attire is provided including shirts, shorts, socks, towels, bathrobes, and slippers. Beneath the unmistakable arches of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, overlooking the majestic waterfront, three first-class restaurants combine to provide the perfect blend of delicate fare, scenery, and ambiance. The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille opened in May 2009 and features the freshest possible seafood artfully presented. ... more   less 
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