My partner and I had planned a birthday celebration in Boston at the Green Turtle. This four-day weekend turned out to be memorable for many reasons. Unfortunately, this celebration occurred the Thursday after the Boston Marathon bombings. We went to Boston with mixed feelings of sadness, outrage, and anticipation of a great visit to a wonderful city.
The reason that we chose the Green Turtle was because of the phenomenal reviews in Trip Advisor; however, I've gone to places with great reviews and been underwhelmed. This was certainly not the case at the Green Turtle. We were greeted at the dock by Jon and Karen, who explained all of the little details that would make our stay a pleasant one. The room itself was bright, cheery, and well-apponted, with a view to die for: the Inner Harbor and city skyline. Thursday turned out to be a lovely day, followed by Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden that night. However, Friday was a different story: we woke up to the news that Boston had been shut down, and we were to "shelter-in-place". Our host and hostess could not have made this a more pleasant experience; they provided us with lunch on the deck of their boat and would not accept a dime in payment. They provided deck chairs for us on the dock, as we watched the police boats and helicopters go by all day, and they hooked us up with a great Chinese restaurant that was able to deliver dinner. By Saturday morning, Boston began to return to a semblance of normal, and we were able to resume our plans. Our day lost in Boston was nothing in comparison with the loss of lives and limbs in the bombing.
The fact is that we didn't even lose a day, because our very gracious hosts comp'd us an extra night to make up for being sheltered in place. We will never forget their kindness and generosity, and the Green Turtle will always be our number one choice for a stay in Boston.
Thank you, Karen and Jon, so much!
BOSTON STRONG !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor, the Green Turtle offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the Bunker Hill Monument and the Freedom Trail are a short walk away. You can take the water ferry to numerous points along the waterfront. There are dining choices from bagels to world famous dining. The Green Turtle houseboat and yachts were designed for comfort above all and the only reminder you are floating in Boston Harbor is the sound of the gulls, motion of the sea and the reflection of the ocean dancing on the ceiling. It is delightful starting your day sipping coffee or enjoying a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing while sitting on your dock chairs or aft deck watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat offering two private and separate suites and each has 1 queen sized bed with luxury linens. Each suite(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle) has a kitchenette and a private bathroom en suite. Each suite sleeps 2 or reserve both suites for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2 - 6 people. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the living area, a galley and dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2-4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each, a salon (living area) galley and dinette and an aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, teas, juice yogurt, granola, spring water and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning. We offer complimentary parking. Staying aboard the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in marina slips and are moored permanently during your stay. We live right here on our sailboat. Come Float With Us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Turtle Floating Hotel Boston
- Green Turtle Floating b&b