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The Westin Boston Waterfront
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 (South Boston)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 77 hotels in Boston
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great hotel (even with kids!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were very happy with our stay at the Westin. We were there for five nights travelling with two small children and even though most guests at the time were part of a large conference, we very much enjoyed our stay. Our room was near the top with a view of Boston Harbor. The hotel had a great pool and spa area and the breakfast was very tasty and a very good deal for such a large hotel (especially considering children five and under are free!). Staff overall were very friendly and helpful (although the concierge was a bit grumpy). They also held a storytime for children every day we were there but never managed to go because it was a bit too early if you are spending the day around Boston. It is a short walk to the Children's museum and a bit longer walk to the Aquarium with easy access to the rest of Boston (and the airport) via the Silverline. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Donna F, Executive Assistant at The Westin Boston Waterfront, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for posting a wonderful review. I was delighted you and your children enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We loved the Westin. It was beautiful, clean, great space in the room, and a fantastic skyline view.

With the extreme heatwave Boston was experiencing, we found the hotel to be a bit far from the core. That's our only negative, and only because of the heat.

Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Donna F, Executive Assistant at The Westin Boston Waterfront, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments you had for our property. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider The Westin Boston Waterfront for your next visit.
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was here for a busness trip and on-site conference -- 4 nights in all -- and the staff could not have been more helpful. Hassan made sure I had the nicest room for my (longish) stay and Debra Hegger was extremely accommodating throughout. Even the chamber maid who cleaned my room was WONDERFUl (unfortunately I did not get her name). It is rare to find this level of service in any hotel today -- no matter how many stars and what the price - but I will say this place hit it out of the park! Thank you all.

Room Tip: Corner suites with a view of the water and airport are worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Donna F, Executive Assistant at The Westin Boston Waterfront, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for the glowing review and for recognizing Debra and Hassan. We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service possible and Debra and Hassan have proved what a great team we have here at The Westin Boston Waterfront.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The facilities were new and of good quality with excellent customer service! The beds were comfortable, the rooms were spacious and amenities were more than adequate. The food offered through room service was of good quality and the presentation was lovely. I enjoyed the personal pizza I had for a midnight snack. It was very convenient to be able to access the convention center via the walkway. The on-site restaurants were pricy but the food was good. The hotel is a walking distance to the waterfront and so was quite convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors are quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider staying with us in the future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Rooms are fine if you are attending a convention - however, for a convention hotel to have only one restaurant (and a bad one at that) is not acceptable. There is a Starbucks in the lobby but it often runs out of food (not sure why they don't anticipate large groups when there is a line every morning). The hotel staff were okay but not very eager to help (I asked the concierge for the fax number and she sent me to the business center). Would only stay here if I had a convention next door.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Donna F, Executive Assistant at The Westin Boston Waterfront, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. While I was disappointed to read your comments, the feedback is appreciated and your concerns will be shared with the appropriate Department Heads to be addressed with the entire team. I hope you will give us the chance to redeem ourselves and consider staying with us in the future. We would welcome the opportunity to provide a more enjoyable experience for your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed there during the great heat wave of July, 2013. Average daily heat index reached triple digits. Fortunately it was close to the waterfront and the staff was incredibly helpful in finding places and restaurants for my wife, while I was working at the hotel. The meeting catering was superb. An earlier review had mentioned a shortage of amenities, but we found that to be inaccurate. We did find a sign to hang on the door which requested no service, not "do not disturb". If the previous reviewers had put this up, it would explain the shortage of shampoo, etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for the wonderful comments you had for our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider The Westin Boston Waterfront in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have my most consistently good experiences at Westin hotels and this was no exception. The the rooms are nicely appointed and the beds are very comfortable. Room service was excellent in terms of food selections (loved the "lobster roll"), food quality and timeliness of delivery --but hideously expensive, as usual (more so?).The staff is friendly and helpful. Occasionally there are long lines for the concierge which could be handled better. There is a Starbucks in the lobby. Excellent air conditioning everywhere which was really welcome during the Boston heatwave. The location is excellent, close to the airport, next to the Convention Center, near the Institute for Contemporary Art, and a short walk to South Station and the center of the city. There are refrigerators in the rooms (or just wine coolers?) -- would have liked a mini-bar! They could have more luxurious toiletries for that extra special something!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Donna F, Executive Assistant at The Westin Boston Waterfront, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you on your next trip to our great city.
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Address: 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#30 Business Hotel in Boston
#33 Family Hotel in Boston
#38 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Boston Waterfront 4*
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The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is located in in the waterfront area of this historic city. We offer convenient access to the Airport with plenty of meeting space. ... more   less 
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