My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Battery Wharf a few weekends ago. We went to celebrate my birthday, as we do in Boston every year, and this was by far the best hoteI we have ever stayed in in Boston. The experience was top notch from the moment we arrived and were greeted with a warm welcome by the front desk desk staff. We asked them to check our bags so we could venture out into the North End (which is literally across the street from the hotel) before we formally checked in, and they were happy to do so. The location of this hotel is fantastic! We strolled the streets and ducked in to a cigar bar and enjoyed some wine before heading back to the hotel.
When we got back to the hotel we were told our luggage had already been brought up to our room in the Gold Building. Then we were escorted to our room by a very friendly and helpful bellboy. The room itself was pristine...clean and spacious and very modern. They also had an espresso machine and wineglasses in the room which I loved. Best of all, it had a recliner lounger that my husband loved. He chose to watch the big screen TV in the lounger while I ventured over to Exhale, the spa at the hotel. The spa is amazing. It has a Turkish hamam that was heavenly. They served ice water with lemon and a variety of teas...and I spent a very relaxing couple of hours unwinding there. I also loved the showers at the spa..and they provide big soft robes and little amenities like razors and deodorant...I love those small touches that really make a big difference.
At 5;00pm, the hotel lounge offered a wonderful assortment of complimentary appetizers and sweets and an assortment of wines you can charge to your room. My husband loved the buffalo chicken wings and I loved the fresh charred baguette with bruschetta. Also the homemade tomato bisque was delicious.
Before dinner in the North End, we stopped into the Battery Lounge at Aragosta's at the hotel. I had made a 6pm reservation to sit outside at a fire-pit for cocktails..and despite the fact that it was very cold, the staff had our fire-pit ready and waiting for us and were extremely accommodating. We had wine and brandy and the heat lamps and warm blankets kept us toasty warm. It was definitely a romantic highlight of the weekend.
After dinner, we came back to the Battery Lounge to hear some live jazz. What a great time! There was both a male and female singer and the show music was excellent. While we were there, we tried the dessert sampler with little cupcakes, chocolate truffles and little powdered sugar fried dough bites with a chocolate sauce that were to die for!
The bed was very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. I used the fitness center at 8am and got a workout in before heading to the complimentary breakfast in the lounge of our building. My husband loved the quiche and I loved the homemade steel-cut oatmeal..they had every fruit imaginable to top it with, and granola, and yogurt...it was delicious.
Sadly, after breakfast it was time to leave. All the staff that we encountered at the hotel were extremely professional and courteous. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and my husband and I have already decided we need to come back in the summer time to take advantage of all the hotel has to offer in the warmer weather. Drinks outside overlooking the ocean will be incredible here in July I'm sure!
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Thank you for posting such wonderful comments! It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, and it sure sounds like you were able to experience everything our property has to offer. Our staff works very hard to make sure that each guest has a pleasant visit, and I am so happy to hear that they provided such memorable service for you.
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I am glad that you enjoyed your experience in our Gold Building and were able to visit exhale mind body spa. Those are two great features that often get overlooked when booking and staying here.
I am excited that that you have decided to return again this summer. The terrace is wonderful during the warm weather. If there is anything I can do for you during your next stay, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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