This hotel is a typical, full-service Marriott in many ways: a great fitness center, comfortable rooms with no surprises, very good concierge lounge, acceptable bar and restaurant, and a Starbucks (that unfortunately gets too busy in the mornings, particularly if there is a conference at the hotel -- expect a very long line). It is located right on the Wharf, as the name suggests. You couldn't ask for a better base for visiting the sites of downtown Boston.
The layout of the hotel is also typical of big city properties: the lobby is not on the ground floor. If you get to the hotel late at night, figuring out where to go for check-in might be a problem. It's not entirely clear upon entering the building at the main doors.
I also found that the breakfast selections at the concierge lounge were not as good as other Marriotts at which I've stayed. I would have liked some form of breakfast meats (bacon, sausage or even cold cuts would have been very welcome). There were the usual scrambled eggs, but they were only luke warm. Ick.
It may be the location on the harbor with it's views and convenience to sites, but I found the price to be a bit high for late November, after Thanksgiving (almost $300/night + tax). A check of the price for an upcoming stay, however, found the AAA rate to be just above $200 per night, plus tax, which is very affordable for a hotel of this quality and location. Your mileage may vary.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel Boston
- Marriott Boston