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The Boxer Boston
Ranked #21 of 84 Hotels in Boston
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Boxer was a great little boutique hotel. Room was a bit small, but honestly, didn't seem to be a problem. Very comfortable beds, clean, location was awesome! 10 minute walk to Fanieul Hall, North End and the T. Food in the hotel was very good, but selection was a bit limited. Hotel staff was very friendly and efficient. Check in and out was quick. View was not so great, but that's something you need to check into when looking for a hotel. Overall, experience was great and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Sally Y

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed The Boxer and Boston and certainly hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took a group of high school kids to Boston for a trip recently and booked the Boxer. The Boxer welcomed us and took care of all of the needs of a large group with ease. The manager, Kathleen, is one of the best hotel managers we've ever worked with. She really went out of her way to help. The rooms are small and cozy. The Boxer was recently renovated and under new ownership. Everything was clean and welcoming.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank David C
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear DavidC,

Awesome indeed! The group was so fun to host and I certainly hope we get to see you soon!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Check in was efficient by 2 young ladies at desk. We got a king guestroom (906) which overlooked Merrimac Street (front of the building). Room was quite small, European style, modern/functional furniture, excellent bed and pillows, excellent linens, good lights (ceiling and good directional light on desk and one each on bed tables. Flat screen LCD TV angled toward bed from wall over desk/luggage area. Ironing board/iron present. Windows did not open and had white sunscreen (not lightproof so bring a sleeping mask or ask for room at back of hotel if you do not want sun.) It was very cold out, but very delightful temp in our room without the heat on. Bathroom was sized for one, very efficient layout and fixtues, very neat. Everything meticulously clean. We had a drink at the little bar and visited the restrooms in the basement which were modern, very well done and spotless. The gym looked very nice - everything spotless including hallways/floors/stairwells. In an excellent location near the West End near Govt. Center and MGH and steps from the Garden. Our room would have been cramped for 2 large people or those who were not intimate - perhaps ask for a larger room. No room for sitting around in the room, but the good price, hotel cleanliness, modernity of the interior/furnishing and very good location make it a good value.

Room Tip: Rooms can be small so if you need a larger sized room, be sure to ask for one. Front of building ge...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear LT2013,

Thank you for your kind words! It was a delight to have you join us and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I visited the completely renovated Boxer hotel in Nov 2013. The hotel is charming and rooms are spotless and nicely decorated. The location is excellent - West End - a short walk to Quincy Market and the waterfront area. The staff is beyond helpful - looking after every detail with a smile.
I strongly recommend this hotel - my only fear is that once people discover it, they won't have any space left for me the next time I visit Boston!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Dear FHain,

There is nothing better than receiving a raving review such as yours! It was a pleasure having you visit us from so far away and we look forward to hosting you again!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at the Boxer in Boston on a very quick trip though New England. I only stayed one night but I was very impressed by the staff of this hotel.
Pros:
Very friendly and helpful staff. They were personable as well as interested in anything we wanted or questions we asked from the vallet to the cleaning staff as well as the front desk.
Location!! This hotel is in walking distance of most of the city center interests. It also is very close to the subway as well as lots of taxis. No trouble getting around at all.
Historical- I've forgotten the age of the building but it was an interesting triangle shape and I believe about 100 years old.
Cons: Really the only complaint I can imagine is the price was high for a smallish room. Saying that, it is in the center of Boston in a historical building. It was very comparable to other center city hotels I've stayed in in Portland OR and the likes. Really it had more amenities than most I've stayed in.
All in all I was very impressed with this hotel.

Room Tip: We asked the staff for the most scenic rooms. They suggested higher floors.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank acrossvet
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Acrossvet,

We pride ourselves on having a great service experience and are so pleased that we were able to make your stay a memorable one! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with others your experience and hopefully next time we can have you join us longer!

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Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Just returned from a great weekend at the Boxer.
The staff was great, the hotel was very clean, and the rooms, while small, were very well laid out.

We had breakfast there one morning and it was very good, the menu was small, but it offered basic breakfast foods and a delicous eggs benedict.

The location was great for us and we will likely return to the Boxer the next time we visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear tinkerbelldee,

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! The next time you are travelling up from Connecticut we would love to see you again! Thank you again for the feedback.

Best,
Vanessa Vitale

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

The change in management, coupled with a refurbishing of reception and guest rooms is most welcome. We have already booked our next stay. Our guestroom was chic, modern and comfortable. The housekeeping was superb. The front desk put a smile onmy face after a red eye.

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1  Thank tlevtwo
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Vanessa V, General Manager at The Boxer Boston, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear tlevtwo,

Your feedback is heartwarming and so wonderful to receive. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to make your stays in Boston as enjoyable as possible. See you soon!

Best,
Vanessa Vitale

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Address: 107 Merrimac St, Boston, MA 02114
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Green Hotel in Boston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#20 Family Hotel in Boston
#22 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#26 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range: $183 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boxer Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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