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Harborside Inn

3.0 of 5 185 State St., Boston, MA 02109
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and I recently visited the Harborside Inn as a last minute trip to Boston. We found a room on Hotels.com and noticed the rate was rather inexpensive, which caught us off guard. Upon arrival the two gentlemen at the front desk were friendly and quick to check us in. Our room was exceptionally clean, spacious and comfortable. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastically located, well-run, no frills hotel. Our room was light and spacious and everything worked. We chose a city view room and paid the premium. The only oddity was the lack of plug in the wash basin. On enquiring we discovered this was a "design feature". For a wet shaver it was irritating and what a waste... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cute boutique hôtel. The Harborside Inn Is very convenient to Boston attractions. Quincy Market, Fanuiel Hall, Long Wharf, Trolleys, food are all within walking distance. The T is right outside the front door of the hotel.

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was rude and not helpful at all! When asked if I could speak to a manager was told he only worked until 5 pm and my only other option was the bar/lounge manager whom the employee flat out said wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. The staff treated us like we were interrupting them and couldn't be bothered.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, if you are looking for the typical tourist experience. Our room was on the atrium. Not one plant, it was just a big window well. Our room was spacious, partly because there was so little in it: one small table, two chairs, one good bed. No desk, bench, shelf, or other area to place your clothes, other than... More

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Torrington, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we even arrived, the manager could not help me get champagne set up in the room as a surprise for my husband on our anniversary. I ended up going to the bar to pick up my own bottle and putting it in my room ice bucket that I filled myself. When we arrived, we were not greeted at all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 1 night on a busy weekend in October 2014. The 'city view' aspect of the room was a bit of an exaggeration (even on the 7th floor) and the general feel of the room was average. The shower was excellent but the bedside lights were far too fussy. I appreciated the up-to-date guide book provided in... More

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Mount Sinai, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finishing touches please! For this cost, I would expect the following: the towels to be clean the shower to not be wet when i check into the room keycards, not old fashioned keys the bed linens not to be crumpled after the room has been serviced the hairdryer to work light bulbs to be replaced in the bathroom. if they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed on the 6th floor in a king room for three nights and to be honest we're underwhelmed, given the cost. No one to get your bags at the front door was a chore and only outdone by the lack of enthusiasm on the checking person (to be fair he seemed to be a one off... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was the size of my closet with no outside windows. It was horriblely lit so it felt dreary. We were there for one night only and it served our purpose for location, a bed and shower but I could not imagine being stuck in there for any longer.

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  • Quincy Market(23)
  • Great location(9)
  • North end(9)
  • Very clean(7)
  • Freedom trail(5)
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Additional Information about Harborside Inn

Address: 185 State St., Boston, MA 02109
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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