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Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Ranked #36 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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“Excellent Boston location on the water”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Newer facility with convenient, quiet, location. Close to the airport (2 stops on the T). Walking distance to Faneuil Hall, Liberty Trail, North End (Italian), and 1/2 block to the T (subway system). Hotel staff is very accommodating, nice bar with view, and tasty restaurant. New beds and decor with HDTV in every room. Adequate fitness center, however, I took long walks along the waterfront and stopped in the beautiful North End for a cannoli and an Italian roast coffee.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have been there for the fourth time and the location is really amazing. on walking distance to the North end and all the grat attractions of Quincy market environment.
The hotel underwent a renovation and the public spaces are much more enjoyable. Especially the business center is great, you can check and proint everything you want. I always loved the pool area. try to catch a room in the neighourhood of the pool , they are quiet with great views.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Victor A, General Manager at Boston Marriott Long Wharf, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I appreciate all of your very kind remarks regarding the hotel facility. I noticed that you commented on our new Business Center. During our renovation, we changed many areas in the lobby to create the space for our new Business Center. Now it has 4 touch screen computers, 2 printers, work area and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbor.
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Stella, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The reno completed in January 2012 was done well. I had never stayed here but my husband had many years ago numerous times while on extended business. Our corner room with a harbor view was awesome. Rooms seem to be a bit smaller than the standard Marriott room, but this level Elite included turn down service. Service was superb as usual and breakfast as always, delicious. Nice to see the "older generation as staff/wait" They pay attention to detail. Can't really comment on price as we used points. The biil for parking is typical Boston @ 45.00 day

Room Tip: Corner rooms with Harbor View are lovely. Water taxi whistle blows care charming but could be annoyi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Texas
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

First of all, there are some good things about this hotel. The location is excellent. The recent renovation is lovely and modern. The staff was friendly and even waived the internet fee for us upon request. However, the design of the building makes floors 1-5 an acoustical nightmare. Every noise in the atrium/lobby/bar below the guest rooms is amplified by a million. It doesn't help that the management insists on playing terrible techno-lounge music throughout the common areas from approximately 7 AM until midnight. All of this noise is funneled right into your guest room and can even be heard over the TV! I don't know how the Mariott could do a renovation without addressing this issue. Floors 6 and 7 are completely sealed off from the atrium, but 7 is the concierge level and I assume floor 6 is similarly reserved for specific guests. In addition to the noise, the bed was the worst I've slept on from a major hotel chain. Also, the Mariott is trying to pass off their de-commissioned old mini-fridges as "silent coolers" for "keeping cold items cold"--HAHA! Yeah, right! I had to load a plastic bag full of ice and put our leftovers on top to keep them cold. One other annoyance is that Mariott puts a $30 charge on your credit card for incidentals that may be used, yet they don't announce this upon check-in. The charge is still pending on my account three days after I checked out, although I was reassured today that I should be credited for a refund soon. All in all, I can't recommend this hotel unless you are able to pay for a room on the special quiet floors and don't mind a crummy bed. I'm only giving three stars because I got an OK deal on Priceline and the internet charge was waived. If I'd had to pay the usual rates, I'd be extremely disappointed.

Room Tip: Don't stay here unless you can guarantee a room on the 6th or 7th floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victor A, General Manager at Boston Marriott Long Wharf, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am very sorry about the noise issues that you described. Based on your feedback, I will work with my team to identify ways to eliminate background music entering guestrooms near the atrium. As for the type of music, it does change on a regular basis, currently we are playing more light jazz and POP. Again, I am sorry we did not meet your expectations on this trip and hope to have the opportunity to provide you a more enjoyable experience in the future.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We really picked this place for location but it was much more than that. It has a beautiful and open inside. It has a great bar/dining area on the main floor. The pool and workout facility is very nice. This place is conveniently located on Wharf with beautiful deck to look into the harbor. It is also very close to Quincy Marketplace, North End (awesome food), next to the T (subway), and the Freedom Trail. The rooms were nice not great but well worth the stay for the location and scenic view.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Haven, CT
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at the Long Wharf Marriott for a short family getaway with our elderly mother. This is a beautiful hotel with a number of great amenities. The fitness room could rival a new gym and the pool, while not large, was clean and had a beautiful view. The staff was so attentive and helpful to my mother.

The hotel is in a wonderful north end location. If the weather were better we would have walked into the North End one day and toured the tea party area on another day. There is a tour bus that stops right in front of the hotel, so you can't beat that.

It is an expensive place to stay. The meals were wonderful, but pricey. Great breakfast buffet.

Great clean and updated hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel. Close to tours. Beautiful view from pool area. Nice restaurant and bar. Starbucks in the lobby. Beds are wicked comfortable. Staff very friendly. Bit pricey. Check for deals. Overall I would stay again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Address: 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in Boston
#19 Family Hotel in Boston
#24 Business Hotel in Boston
#27 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#29 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Boston Marriott Long Wharf 4*
Number of rooms: 412
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, located on Boston Harbor at the historic Long Wharf in downtown Boston. Our Boston, Massachusetts hotel features 400 hotel rooms, 11 hotel suites, a concierge lounge with harbor views, and Oceana Restaurant that serves fresh seafood cuisine. ... more   less 
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