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Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina

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87 Commercial Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3800
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
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Situated on Boston's waterfront in the historic North End and steps from Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina is at the end of historic Commercial Wharf. Newly renovated, The Inn offers ten guest rooms distinguished by award winning architecture and unique nautical styling. Five rooms have private decks and 9 rooms have soaking tubs or shower/bathtub combination. Enjoy the peaceful environment and beautiful harbor views of Boston Yacht Haven - a place you will call "Your home away from home".
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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nick G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Ok So....I never do reviews, but I feel like I just have to for Yacht Haven! From the moment that we arrived we were treated exceptionally well! Nancy opened the door for us and greeted us so warmly, then checked us in promptly. Our room was beyond perfect!!! From the view, the heated bathroom floor, the comfortable bed, the complimentary wine and water, to the wonderful breakfast delivered by Rene (the nicest and most cheerful man)...Nothing could have been better! Upon check out I had to tell the manager how wonderful our experience was and he said the kindest things about the owners of the property and the staff. You can tell when a property has excellent management! I Will Absolutely Return ASAP!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 6, 2020
We are so flattered by your first impressions of us, and delighted to know they won't be your last! You ladies are absolutely gratifying and our associates are beyond grateful for your praises. It was all our pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Sax_Doc wrote a review Oct 2020
Westport, Connecticut410 contributions175 helpful votes
My wife did not want me to write this review for fear "everyone will want to stay here and we will never get a room again!". Well, sorry, too good not to share. This inn/bed and breakfast is perfectly situated on Boston Harbor near the Marriott Long Wharf on Commercial Wharf. We scored the "penthouse" for what I would consider a reasonable price for what we got. Our room was well appointed, clean and beautiful. But the drop dead gorgeous feature was the wrap around deck that had virtually 360 degree views of Boston Harbor and the city. The views were incredible both during the day and night. We had breakfast outside and felt like the rich and famous whose yachts were docked at the marina run by the inn. We are talking serious yachts. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful. The breakfast was simple but delivered to the room at your specified time. They take COVID seriously here and we felt completely safe. You can walk to the North End in 1 minute, the Greenway, Faneiul Hall, downtown and more in an easy walk. We are excited to have found our new "go to" place to stay in Boston!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Oct 2, 2020
Thank you, Robert, for sharing your experience! It was our pleasure to welcome you to our inn. We are humbled by your praises. Our goal is to always provide a memorable experience for our guests. I am so happy to know that this was accomplished. We can't wait to welcome you back!
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Mijohn wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts19 contributions6 helpful votes
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First, let me say that we live in Boston. So how am I reviewing a Boston hotel? It’s a long-ish story. Here’s the scoop: We live in a neighborhood of Boston called Jamaica Plain with my 84-year-old mother. Since March we’ve pretty much been on lockdown except for going out for medical appointments. I teach at Boston University, and we went online-only back in March. It’s August and we decided to make a break for it and get in a mini-vacation. Because my mother is in a high-risk category for COVID and on dialysis three days a week, we either had to find a dialysis center that could accommodate her while we were away or work around her Mon-Wed-Fri dialysis schedule. My first thought was to try to get somewhere on the Cape or Vineyard. I looked into dialysis there and not surprisingly at this time of year they were booked. So, then I thought, well if we pick her up after dialysis on a Friday afternoon we could go someplace and leave early Monday morning and go straight to dialysis, basically giving us the weekend to enjoy some time away. The problem is, most places in resort areas want you to rent for an entire week this time of year. Demand for home rentals seems to be up during the pandemic, too. There were some nice home options, but none that fit my criteria or were available for weekends only. My only other option on the Cape was one of those resort types of motels. I found one in Yarmouth and booked it, but it wasn't sitting right with me because they couldn't guarantee me a specific type of room. I had a very specific checklist: 1) Water view with a patio or balcony that my mother could sit on and watch the action. 2) COVID cleaning products and procedures. 3) Near restaurants who'd also invested in No. 2. 4) A short enough distance from our house so we could get there and back in time for dialysis. 5) Decent reviews on Tripadvisor and other sites. 6) Accessible with an elevator if necessary. The place I booked in Yarmouth had OK, but not stellar reviews. It was two stories and they couldn't tell me which floor we'd be on so we risked having to drag a wheelchair, my mother, and our baggage up a set of stairs (they had no elevator). So, I continued my search online even after I'd booked. I'm not sure why, but an idea popped into my head: Why not try a hotel down on the harbor? I might not get the balcony, but we'd at least get a view, be close to home and near places to visit and eat. While I was looking at a map of that area I spotted something called the "Boston Yacht Haven Inn" that seemed to be a place to stay. Mostly they rent spots on their pier to yachts and other boats, but they also have an inn next to their pier. I know nothing about yachts or piers but I was blown away by the photos of their rooms, the fact that they had an elevator and they use some kind of misting system to thoroughly clean the rooms after every guest. They also had a single handicapped parking space next to the door (which we scored for our stay!). So I canceled the Cape resort and booked here. They did not have a weekend open, but they did have Mon-Wed. We picked mom up after dialysis on Monday and drove straight to the Inn. Left this morning and dropped her off at dialysis. I won't lie. The mini-staycation was not cheap. We spent the equivalent of what a week on the Cape would cost for two nights on Boston Harbor. Fortunate enough to be able to afford it. It was worth every penny, tho. It's the only vacation we get this summer. The room included snacks, wine, fridge, microwave, coffee, tea, and a full breakfast (menu includes two kinds of quiche, pancakes, cereal, a really fresh fruit bowl, bagels, croissant, etc.) which they deliver to your door. I think pre-COVID it was a buffet. On the first floor, there's a nicely appointed lounge with a pool table and a small gym that my spouse liked. We were within walking distance to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, several open (and closed!) restaurants. The staff at the Inn were efficient but we didn't see much of them. The front desk was empty a lot of the time. You need a keycard to get in and out of most spaces, so it felt completely safe. Loved the elevator that got us up and down with the wheelchair. The only drawback is that there's no curb cut right at the front door. Despite being parked at the door, we had to wheel down the end of the walkway to get to an area that was flush with the street and then push back up to the car or front door. Small issue that they may want to address going forward. The highlights: Spacious room (206) and the balcony with great views of places that we are familiar with in the city and close-ish views of some really fancy yachts. I've never seen anything like that. In short, I highly recommend the Boston Yacht Inn to Boston area residents and anyone from out of town. I think sometimes we forget what a beautiful city this is. People come here from around the world. If you live here you may take it for granted. I know I do. Thanks for the great “staycation” Boston Harbor Yacht Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Room 206 has a view of both Boston and East Boston.
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Response from Jack Betts, General Manager at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you, Michelle, for discovering our inn and for electing to stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay as well. Thank you for recognizing our efforts to provide our guests with the safest protocols possible while still being able to enjoy the natural beauty and casual luxury of a vacation (or staycation) here at our inn on Boston Harbor. Thank you for raising our awareness of the location of the wheelchair ramp in proximity to the handicap parking space. We take all of our guest feedback into consideration to make each next stay more and more enjoyable. We are glad you, your spouse and your mom got to getaway this Summer, albeit for a quick trip close to home. Call us directly if you'd like to come back! Stay safe and see you again soon.
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Renata H wrote a review Mar 2020
Rockvale, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
First time we had been to Boston and it was during the shut down due to the Corona virus. The city was basically shut down , restaurants, bars to all of the places along the freedom trail which made the time difficult, but the management and staff at the marina more than made up for it as they were just as fabulous as our room, and our room was perfect! 3 decks with fantastic views of the sunrise off the water, to the sunset behind the city skyline. The room was very clean, the bathroom had heated floors, the bed was very comfortable as were the pillows and that view...WOW!! Our new friends made our time there very comfortable and I could not say enough good things about them, but I would like to say thank you once again! I hope to return next year to see more of Boston and to stay there once again. I highly recommend!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: The Penthouse has fantastic views with three decks.
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Response from Jack B, General Manager at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Wow! We are humbled by your heartwarming review! Thank you for visiting with us and for sharing your experience. We like to say that we welcome guests to our inn as if we were welcoming them into our home. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and we know we will welcome you back one day soon!
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Lee G wrote a review Dec 2019
Barnard, Vermont146 contributions46 helpful votes
Outstanding accommodations with a terrific view coupled with a staff that's great to chat with and more than accommodating! If you are used to some of the best when away, this is an absolute must. There are few places as relaxed and settled and feel like home when away....we will return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: every water view room is fantastic!!!
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Responded Dec 22, 2019
Lee, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We are honored and humbled by your praises. We do take pride in our property and it shows in our staff's compassion. So glad you were able to enjoy this experience and we look forward to welcoming you back next time! Happy Holidays!
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PRICE RANGE
$402 - $632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsBostonFinancial District / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Nearby attractions include Boston Pizza Tours (0.2 miles), Rose Kennedy Greenway (0.3 miles), and New England Aquarium (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mamma Maria, North Street Grille, and Boston Sail Loft Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Boston.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (4.1 miles), The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (0.4 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (0.4 miles).
Does Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.