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“Superb Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Boston” 5 of 5 stars
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The Boxer Boston
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   107 Merrimac St, Boston, MA 02114   |  
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Ranked #39 of 77 Hotels in Boston
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Superb Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We loved our stay at the Boxer.
We've had the chance to be at the top corner junior room and had a great view on the surrounding. Very well maintained and superbe service at the desk.

Bostonians are warm people. Even if we were there to cheer for the Montreal Canadians at the TD Garden we had fun with the employees and locals.

This Hotel is right in the middle of great Irish bars and restaurants. No need for taxi. Everything is a few blocks away!

Room Tip: Ask for the Junior Suite on the 9nth floor. It's got a nice corner view of the City!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

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Vanessa Vitale
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Putnam
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Loved this hotel in terms of location! I was here on business a couple of days and the staff were amazing and my only gripe would be that they don't have their own parking structure. Aside from that yes the rooms are abit tight but its downtown Boston! Also I wish they had a Jacuzzi and pool

Room Tip: All of them seemed nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale
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Plainfield, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed there because it was close to the North End in Boston. Everything was EXCEPTIONAL. The rooms were almost like new, well kept and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was great too. I would suggest to any one visiting Boston to look into them. The price was very reasonable and the package we had included Valet parking. Other places wanted to charge us an extra 40.00 for parking. That was 40.00 in our pockets to go eat in the North End.

Thanks

Stan R

Room Tip: We. only had 1 room. But if the other rooms are the same then your all good.
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Green Features: When using the Valet for parking all we did was phone the desk to let them know we wanted the car and 10 mins later it was there warming up.
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Serena was more than helpful at the front desk. She accommodated our rate and dropped it from triple AAA to government rate and then told us about a special promo which made it 21 dollars cheaper! With free valet parking and free breakfast in the morning!! The only thing that could beat this would be a meet and greet with Thornton at the Charlestown bar or a free pint at McGanns! The Boxer is way better than the former name hotel!! And right across the street from Bobby Orrs statue at the garden!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale
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Bedford, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at The Boxer for the first time this past weekend and could not have been more pleased. The staff was super friendly, the room very clean (quite small but clean), valet service was prompt, and the location perfect for a quick walk to TD Garden, Hanover Street, Quincy Market, and even Boston Common for some ice skating. Location was everything in the dead of January when traveling on foot!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

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Vanessa Vitale
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Buffalo, NY, USA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed at The Boxer to be near Mass General Hospital, which was only a 10 minute walk to the family waiting area. The hotel used to be called The Bulfinch. As a boutique-type hotel everything was scaled down in size, from the front desk area to the rooms to the menu in the restaurant. Check-in was fast and acknowledged requested room requirements noted in online reservation. Elevator to rooms is right there. The room was small/tiny with king bed. No closet, per se, just a hanging area to the side of the flat screen, wall mounted TV. Complimentary Wi-Fi connection was good, plenty of outlets, but no desk chair -- bench instead. Bathrobes supplied, as is an honor bar and safe. Bathroom with shower had no separate toilet area, and was pretty cramped. Plenty of towels and hair dryer were supplied. HVAC was noisy. Restaurant is the bar area and had a short menu that was mostly a lunch menu with sandwiches. Bartender was also the server but service was good. Restaurant area temperature was cold, as was the outside, especially noticeable when someone entered/exited through the side door that leads directly outside. Room price was definitely a plus, especially if you weren't going to be in the room much anyways. Location was terrific with .25 mile to Mass General, .25 mile to sports arena and North Station, and .5 mile to Faneuil Hall area. The Boxer was a good choice and we'd go back if we wanted to stay in that general area again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I found this hotel by a chance google search and am I ever happy I did. The hotel is tucked away in an area that is deceptively close to many areas such as: Mass General Hospital, TD Garden, Downtown Crossing, the North End. From the moment we entered the hotel until the moment we checked out, we were treated with incomparable service. The Staff at the front desk offered to make reservations at the restaurant I inquired about. She offered to call us a cab. She offered to let us keep our bags as we had to check out of our room, but was not leaving the area for a few hours after that. The bar service was also wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly. The hotel itself has created an environment that is warm and inviting. The rooms have absolutely everything you need in a compact space, with a unique ambience. I loved how the bed was situated next to the window so you could look out at the Boston skyline. They even had a Keurig! I cannot say enough about how the staff at this hotel went above and beyond in order to provide its guests with a comfortable and delightful experience. We will definitely be going back.

Green Features: The hotel practices environmentally friendly practices.
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review- we look forward to seeing you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale
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Address: 107 Merrimac St, Boston, MA 02114
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in Boston
#27 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#28 Business Hotel in Boston
#39 Family Hotel in Boston
#42 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boxer Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Boston Bulfinch Hotel

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