I visited Boston for the first time this past August, and walking into the Boston Harbor Hotel just set the bar for the whole trip. The service is five-star. Go see Fred for amazing drinks and some great tips on places to stop at. The rooms are gorgeous. Try and get a harbor view. Our room was right above their blues barge, so we sat on our balcony and listened to the great music from above. The hotel is right in the middle of everything. Easy walking to the North End. We took bike-cabs over to Beacon St and Newbury St. When I come back to Boston, THIS is where I'll be staying!