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“Great view” 4 of 5 stars
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Boston Harbor Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110   |  
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Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Boston
New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This place has one of the best views of the Boston harbor ! It's a short ride to the many neighborhoods Boston is famous for. Spend the extra $ for a harbor view! The service was good and everything we ate was wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
The Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf is absolutely a special place where every room offers a magnificent view, but we are excited to learn that you enjoyed the breathtaking views of the harbor while here. Please visit us again soon as it would be our pleasure to welcome you back.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I recently stayed at the Boston Harbor Hotel and just can't say enough about the hotel- absolutely stunning and every single staff member I interacted with were extremely friendly and professional! The room was absolutely gorgoues overlooking Boston Harbor- and Gary, the Director of Rooms, was so very helpful and kind in particular- treated me like pure royalty! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the area and I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
It is such a compliment when a guest has enjoyed their stay so much that they felt compelled to write a review. We love to receive feedback from our guests, and we will be certain to pass along your kind praise to our staff. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we are happy that your weekend was so memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your review.
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spotted this hotel on our previous trip to Boston a few years back, and decided we would try and stay there if we returned. So we booked five nights to end our trip, which started in New York and Chicago. Lovely public spaces, and friendly, professional service. We were in room 1607 with a city view. Lovely room, comfortable bed and plenty of space.

We used the Sea Grille restaurant for breakfast and dinner as well as the bar for dinner on one evening. Food was generally good and service as high quality as you would expect from this hotel. Our only criticism would be that the waffles for breakfast were dry and chewy.

We are quite casual, down to earth people, and in some other top-end hotels have found the service a bit condescending, but here it was friendly, helpful and faultless.

The concierge team are outstanding and always keen to help. We were lucky enough to be taken by Rafik to the airport in one of the hotel cars. He took us for a quick trip through the Italian quarter as we had not had the chance to visit.

When we return to Boston, there can be no other hotel to go to.

Room Tip: Suspect all are excellent. We had the basic city view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf for the conclusion of your trip. We are extremely happy to learn that you had the opportunity to enjoy so many of the aspects of our hotel that make it a truly special place to stay, from our dedicated staff to our delicious dining options. We certainly will mention to our Chef that an item on our menu needs attention and we thank you for pointing it out to us. Please come and visit with us soon and thank you for your review.
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Silicon Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I'm something of a fitness center connoisseur when traveling, and the Boston Harbor has a great one. But that's just one feature. The service was all around excellent. The staff generally was quite friendly and helpful. I needed a shoe shine, and they not only handled it gratis but got them back to me very quickly. The room was luxurious and clean, and the facilities were as well.

The only drawback was that internet wifi was spotty. There were a number of times when it slowed to virtually unworkable speeds, so no pages would load or would take painfully long to load, even with just email.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
We are delighted to read that our Fitness Center added such enjoyment to your recent stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. It was certainly our pleasure to assist you with anything that you needed and feedback like yours is valued by all of us at the hotel. We do apologize for any inconvenience you encountered due to Internet access and our IT Technicians will look into what may have been problem. Thank you for taking the time to provide your review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Rooms, service, food, bar... etc. Get a room with water view if you can, order some lobster in, you can choose from a great selection of wines. Service is the best, but be prepared to show you ID no matter how old you look, staff can card you if you decide to dine in the hotel's restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
We love hearing from our guests and very much appreciate your gracious remarks regarding our service levels and dining options. Our restaurant’s outstanding wine list is something that the Boston Harbor Hotel is known for, and specifically how wine selections are designed to complement the cuisine. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf very soon and we thank you for your review.
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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have stayed at Boston Harbor a number of times over the past several years and it is always superb - even traveling with toddlers was great at BHH! The food is terrific, the service is helpful and you can't beat the location.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
There is certainly no greater compliment than to hear from our loyal return guests that their stays are exceptional time and time again. We are happy to hear that you and your family had such a pleasant stay while enjoying our convenient location and savory dining choices. We look forward to your next stay with us and thank you for your gracious review of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I had a terrific stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel this summer. My brother-in-law was getting married there, so we stayed for 5 nights. It's a beautiful hotel with traditional decor, friendly staff, a great spa, and more. Our room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the views of the harbor and airport were great. I would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Try to get a view of the harbor!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for the fantastic review! It is certainly wonderful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay during such a special occasion for your family. Please extend our best wishes to the happy couple. We truly appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know about their experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we are thrilled to see that yours exceeded your expectations. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back very soon and we thank you for your gracious review.
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Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boston Harbor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
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