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“Business trip with a pleasant difference.” 5 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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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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“Business trip with a pleasant difference.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I am not often driven to giving too much praise, however, I feel compelled to give incredibly positive feedback concerning my stay at the Boston Harbor hotel.
Firstly the hotels location and the views of the harbor are quite stunning. First impressions are so important especially after a long flight and I was immediately impressed by the light airy, clean and impeccable decor of my surroundings. All staff I interacted with were incredibly polite, helpful and cheerful. My room was very comfortable and clean, the selection of fresh fruits and chilled water left in my room was such a very nice touch.
I enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant and I can recommend the pan fried sea bass, delicious. I also ate in the bar, which has a good selection and breakfasted in the restaurant both were very nice. The atmosphere was so relaxing a real pleasure to be able to unwind and meet the business duties fresh and rested. Thank you Boston Harbor hotel.

Room Tip: Request a Harbor view on a higher floor for wonderful views of the harbor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, September 4, 2013
You are absolutely correct in that first impressions are so important and we are thrilled that you were fully impressed with your experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. It is our goal to provide an exceptional experience for each of our guests and your recollection of your stay precisely describes what we want our guests to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us and for your kind compliments for our staff and property. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel very soon and we thank you for your gracious review.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Having travelled around New England we decided to spend our final night at the Boston Harbor Hotel. As we had to drop off our hire car at 9am we thought drop the bags off at the hotel then return after lunch - The reception insisted we have our room straight away and arranged for the car to be collected at no extra cost. The room was stunning and we were given a welcome drink and fruit basket - freshly delivered within 30 mins. A great location in a fab city we couldn't ask for more. Superb.

Room Tip: Higher floors have fantastic views.
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  • Stayed October 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, September 4, 2013
How nice that you were able to spend the final night of your New England getaway with us! It always makes us happy to hear when our staff go above and beyond to ensure that our guests are satisfied and we thank you for sharing your appreciation of their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we thank you for your kind review.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

From the moment we pulled up to valet we were impressed. It had to be the most friendly and helpful valet that I have ever used. Then as we walked in, the doorman and the staff were so welcoming. The front desk was equally friendly. The entire staff made us feel like we were home. I just do not know of another hotel that we have stayed in, and it has been a lot of very nice places in many different cities, that have went out of their way to make us feel this welcome. It continued with the bellman who was also friendly, showed us to our room and answered any questions we had. The room was a superior king city view and it was fantastic. It had a very comfortable bed, a sitting area with a couch, a desk/work station and 2 televisions. It was very clean and had every amenity you could imagine. Overall, if you are in Boston, this is the place to stay. We will be back at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Room Tip: The city view is a much better view at night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, September 4, 2013
When our guests arrive at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, we try very hard to provide them with the utmost in care and consideration and it is great to hear that each member of our staff made you feel right at home while here. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our thoughtful amenities and had the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic view of Boston at night! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon and we thank you for your comments.
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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Landed in Boston's Logan International Airport and took the Rose Wharf Water taxi over to the hotel, It was fantastic, what a great way to arrive at this spectacular venue. Everything about this hotel is 6 stars, the reception,concierge,doormen,restaurants,housemaids, and anything else involved with this hotel is first rate. Our room was on the 14th floor and it overlooked the Boston Harbor,what a view. Beautifully decorated and very spacious. I think this is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Loved the water taxi .

This hotel is in the perfect spot to visit all that Boston has to offer,no need at all to rent a car. Right out the front door is Quincy market.

Room Tip: Harbor view is the way to go.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 27, 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed the ride on the Rowes Wharf Taxi and took advantage of this exceptionally fun way to arrive at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. It is great to hear that our convenient location, attentive staff and spectacular views created a truly memorable stay for you. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another great stay very soon and we thank you for your review.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights in connection with a trade show. Perfect location, great service and friendly staff anticipating needs. The top ranking is well deserved. Great jogging trails along the harbour and walking distance to convention centre, restaurants and shopping

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
We are thrilled that the convenient location of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf made your stay so enjoyable. Your kind comments for our staff and service levels are sincerely appreciated and we look forward to having you as a guest in the near future. Thank you for your review.
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Edgewater, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Boston Harbor Hotel as it was the site of a conference I was attending. The entire experience was excellent. The room was very spacious and extremely comfortable, especially the bedding. Every hotel employee was courteous and accommodating. Pricey but well worth it.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
It is always wonderful to hear from our guests, especially to learn that their entire stay exceeded their expectations. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and we are happy that their efforts made it easy for you to enjoy your conference and relax a little while staying here. We hope to welcome you and your husband back soon. Thank you for your review of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our experience even prior to arrival through check out was incredible. My boyfriend arranged for us to have Christmas weekend together. It was pouring rain upon arrival and we were greeted by 4 bellmen to help us in with our gifts. We were upgraded upon arrival to our suite and everything was beautiful. Nathaniel the concierge even arranged to have a lit up Christmas tree in the living room (which he took from the gift shop!). Our view overlooked the harbor and it was beautiful. Turn down service each night with slippers on the floor next to the bed. The bathroom and toiletries were luxurious. We ate at the Rowes Wharf Grille and the food was delicious and service was great. We had a night cap at the bar, nice and relaxing, sophisticated crowd. Best hotel experience of my life. Nothing compares, there is no where else to stay for a relaxing weekend getaway in Boston.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 27, 2013
We think of our hotel as being a special place, so when we have the opportunity to create an extra-special experience for our guests, it makes us happy to do just that! Our Harbor View rooms provide the most outstanding views of Boston Harbor and we are delighted that you enjoyed them. It makes us very happy to hear the high praise you extended for our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf in the very near future. Thank you for your 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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