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“An absolute top of the whole USA trip, best place to stay in Boston” 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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“An absolute top of the whole USA trip, best place to stay in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We moved to Boston Harbor hotel from Taj Boston. Unfortunately my review of this terrible hotel (Taj Boston) was removed which is very unprofessional from Tripadvisor, but let me go back to Harbor Hotel. This was by far the best and memorable stay and I felt so from the moment we arrived to the hotel till the very last moment when a hotel's car took us to the airport.

Arrival was what you would expect, check-in was very professional. Our room with a view was not ready and we were guided to the hotel's restaurant where we had a very delicious lunch. Service was great. And beleive me I stayed at the most luxurious hotels worldwide even though I do not write reviews on most of them.

Our room was facing a harbor and view was fantastic. Watching cruise ships in the evening while reading the book was an interesting experience.

Breakfast and in-room dining was up to the standards I experienced in the best hotels in the world.

I would strongly recommend this hotel to all my colleagues and friends. This was a relief to be taken care by professionals after a disappointing experience at Taj Boston. Not sure why Harbor Hotel is not a member of the Leading hotels of the world while Taj Boston is. This hotel is by far one of the best places to stay while in Boston. Thank you to everyone at Boston harbor Hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, December 16, 2013
What wonderful compliments you have shared with everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. Our hotel is so fortunate to be positioned on one of the most outstanding waterfront locations and we are pleased that you found an appreciation for the beautiful views. The staff at our hotel is committed to taking care of our guests and providing them with an exceptional experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and we thank you for your gracious review.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Boston Harbor Hotel is one of the most fabulous hotels in boston. The Last Hurrah Bar offers pub fare, a collection of Bostonian whiskeys and signature Boston crème martinis. The smoke-free hotel marries modern amenities with historic architectural charm. the Restaurant serves American and Continental cuisine.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
We are delighted to hear that your stay in Boston was so enjoyable. While we think you may have mistakenly posted the wrong review, we can tell you that The Rowes Wharf Bar, our in-house bar, is home to an outstanding selection of fine scotches and offers its own wonderful selection of signature drinks. We hope to be able to welcome you in the future. Thank you.
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Rhode Island
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here on the Saturday night after Thanksgiving and were treated like royalty...two rooms, four people, and two dogs. They went all out in every way to make us happy, welcome, and guaranteeing a return visit! We had two adjoining rooms (1101 and 1103), a dog bed, dog treats, dog bowls, a beautiful view, a lovely room, wonderful room service. All in all... one of our most perfect stays in a hotel ANYWHERE...and we travel A LOT!!!

Room Tip: We had one city view room - looking out at the Greenway - and one looking at the harbor. PERFECT!!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, December 16, 2013
Providing the most comfortable experiences for our guests – even our four-legged ones, is a priority at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. We are so happy to hear that your group had an exceptional time at our hotel and had the opportunity to enjoy both outstanding views from your rooms. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future and we appreciate your kind comments.
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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed for a few nights over Thanksgiving having secured an excellent rate on the internet. We got a large, extremely well furnished room overlooking a superb vista of the city and skyline. Turndown was good and bottles of water well-received. Spotlessly clean. The hotel is in a very good location on the waterfront within walking distance of everything in downtown Boston and easily in reach of Quincy Market and many bars and restaurants. Lobby area is nicely done out with historic maps and the bar is a useful haven to chill out. The breakfast, served in a waterside restaurant looking out over the historic harbour, is top notch - nothing is too much trouble and available. All the staff were extremely customer-focussed and the concierge very knowledgeable. Spa had a great pool and large jacuzzi as well as a good gym. All these are normal expectations of a 5 star hotel but few deliver to quite the same standard as the Boston Harbor - we were sorry to leave.

Room Tip: Don't believe they have any "bad" rooms but it's nice to be as high and spacious a...
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  • Stayed November 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, December 10, 2013
The Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf is very fortunate to be positioned on an exciting and scenic waterfront location and we are so pleased that you found an appreciation for it. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and we are delighted that your Thanksgiving vacation was so memorable. We would love to welcome you back again soon and we thank you for your review.
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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Only had one night, and a cold and miserable evening it was too, however from the Valet to the reception to the room to the room service to the bar to the bed to the checkout........nothing could be faulted.

A very comfortable place to stay and they couldn't have done more to make me happy.

Brian, the bartender at Rowes Bar, has been there since the day it opened and he told me when I went down for a nightcap that the place is really pumping with the after work crowd every night. It was lovely and quiet when I went down at 10pm.

Wouldn't look elsewhere if I were returning to Boston.

Room Tip: Harbour View!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, December 10, 2013
We are so happy to hear that the service levels you received while staying at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf distracted you from the blustery, winter weather outside. Our guest’s comfort and satisfaction are our top priority as each guest is extremely important to us. We look forward to welcoming your return the next time you are in Boston and we appreciate your comments.
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Walton on Thames
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Whether you face the city or the harbor, the views are spectacular of this beautiful city! The harbor views are beautiful but this time we faced the Custom House and it was fantastic as well. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. The Christmas trees were being decorated in a nautical theme in the lobby and it even made this Grinch excited for Christmas. The staff is warm and welcoming and not put off by a family of six. The doormen were a great group and set the welcoming tone of the hotel. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Boston!

Room Tip: I love the harbor views but a view of the Custom House is sure to please.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, December 10, 2013
The fantastic views from the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf are certainly a treat, especially when historic buildings such as the Custom House are involved. We are so pleased that your holiday spirit was given a boost by our festive lobby decorations and we are certainly grateful for your kind compliments for our staff. Please come and visit us again soon!
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

What a gorgeous hotel. Perfectly located with beautiful views of Boston Harbor. Close to Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market. Luxurious, classy. wonderfully attentive staff in the hotel including the front desk, concierge and bell hop services. Rooms are beautiful and staff aims to please, First choice in Boston. Facilities are top notch.

  • Stayed November 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, December 10, 2013
We are delighted that your recent stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf was one that exceeded your expectations and that you found the views to be breathtaking! Your wonderful comments for both our staff and our hotel are sincerely appreciated and we eagerly await your next visit to our hotel. 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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