Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf | Boston, MA 02110-3354  [SEE MAP]Boston, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests said the hotel provides 5-star service
Expensive rates

When it comes to this hotel, guests say its excellent waterfront location and elegant decor set it apart from nearby properties. And once you step foot in the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, you'll see why. The lobby is decked out in marble and vintage chandeliers, while guest rooms overlook the city's beloved harbor. Accommodations feature flat-screen Smart TVs, complimentary internet access, marble bathrooms and rainfall showers. However, what keeps guests coming back to this impressive (albeit pricey) hotel is the friendliness of its staff. Some even say the Boston Harbor Hotel offers the best customer service in the area, and visitors particularly highlight the employees' professionalism and warmth. Plus, you'll have access to top-rated eats at on-site dining venues Meritage and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. What's more, members of the iPrefer program can earn or use points when bedding down here.

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Location
Boston, MA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 232 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Rankings

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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The four-and-a-half Boston Harbor Hotel is among the city's most iconic hotels, with a distinctively tasteful blend of ancient Roman, modern, and colonial styles throughout.

Frommer's

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In the guest rooms, mahogany furniture creates a residential feel; blue decor predominates, echoing the harbor, which is visible from most guest rooms.

Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

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Elegantly situated at Rowes Wharf, this hotel has guest rooms and suites that all offer panoramic views over the harbor or city skyline (or sometimes both, depending on which balcony you’re looking from).

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2168 have reviewed the Boston Harbor Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2168 reviews 4.5 (based on 2168 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at the Boston Harbor Hotel are traditionally decorated and feature in-room safes, fully stocked private bars, plasma flat-screen TVs and Bose stereos. Accommodations start at 500 square feet and boast harbor or city views.
  • Frette linens
  • Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze by the Italian House La Bottega bath products
  • Upgraded rooms have balconies

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

As its name suggests, the Boston Harbor Hotel rests right on the waterfront in the Rowes Wharf Harbor. In fact, there is a marina just outside, so guests are able to arrive by boat. Nearby attractions include the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Paul Revere House.
  • The hotel is on floors eight to 16 of a historic building
  • Complimentary town car service 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily within a 2-mile radius
  • Hotel is about 3 miles southwest of Boston Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($49)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar is the hotel's award-winning restaurant which serves dinner nightly. The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille also features the food from Meritage's chef but in a less formal setting with outdoor seating. The Rowes Wharf Bar is open year-round.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    There is a 60-foot-long saltwater lap pool that is located within the spa. It is designed primarily for exercise, but the pool does allow families to enjoy playtime during special hours.
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Seasonal
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Indoor/outdoor combo
      • Pool bar
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas

      Spa

      The spa offers a comprehensive menu of treatments including facials, massages, body wraps and more. Guests with limited time will enjoy the express treatments offered in less than 30 minutes while those with more time can partake in one of the many spa day packages. Separate men's and women's locker rooms are equipped with showers, steam rooms and saunas.
      • Spa is open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Kids

      The Boston Harbor Hotel welcomes children with amenities such as child-size bathrobes, games and toys, plus special family time at the spa pool (during certain hours). There are a variety of family-friendly activities within walking distance.
      • Children's menu at on-site restaurant
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The hotel's fitness center is equipped with a variety of cardio machines and weight machines. The 60-foot-long indoor saltwater pool is ideal for exercise and water-based fitness classes. Guests can partake in yoga, water aerobics and yogalates classes. After working out, guests can enjoy complimentary fresh fruit and chilled beverages.
      • Personal training available
      • Towers, water, magazines and earbuds provided
      • Fitness center hours vary
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Boston Harbor Hotel's 20,000 square feet of event space is divided into a series of rooms and foyers that share waterfront views. The on-site planning and conference service experts can assist with details, including catering, special VIP gifts, music and entertainment and more.
      • Proximity to the Massachusetts Convention Center makes this hotel a good choice for business travelers
      • 24-hour business center with printing and faxing services

      Number of meeting rooms18

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      The Boston Harbor Hotel charges a one-time nonrefundable fee of $100 per pet per stay.
      • Pet-sitting services available through the concierge
      • 80-pound weight limit
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The hotel offers an array of venues for small weddings of 20 up to large celebrations of 500. The hotel's on-site wedding planning team will assist with the ceremony and all pre- and post-wedding events. Couples can choose from customizable wedding packages.
      • On-site catering

      Maximum wedding guest capacity500

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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