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“The Very Best of Boston”

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Boston Harbor Hotel
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
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“The Very Best of Boston”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

There is no better Hotel to stay in Boston than the Boston Harbor Hotel. Absolutely amazing rooms, with fabulous views from the balcony. The service from when you first arrive is first class and does not change throughout your stay. Our mini vacation was so romantic, the staff were extremely accommodating in every aspect and very friendly. We live in Boston so did not have far to travel but felt like we were transported to paradise. We have traveled extensively and both agree that this was by far the best Hotel room we have ever seen or stayed in. Room service was extremely efficient, they came on time, and the presentation was superb, complete with flowers. Just perfect bliss.

Room Tip: Try and book a room with a balcony, the views are amazing.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Sometimes just getting away from your daily routine and being treated to a little pampering can make for the best vacation ever, and it doesn’t have to be far from home. We are thrilled that we were able to give you just that, all while staying within your hometown of Boston! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your mini-staycation and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This place was amazing!

The rooms were huge, well decorated, and perfectly clean.

Nightly turn down service at no extra charge was incredible.

Fresh fruit in the room each day.

I've stayed in a LOT of extremely nice hotels. This was right up there as one of the best I've been in.

  • Stayed July 2013
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
It is always a great feeling to hear from our guests and learn that their stays were impeccable. We strive to provide the most enjoyable and luxurious experience for each of our guests with the utmost in attentive service and thoughtful amenities, and we are thrilled that our efforts were so kindly acknowledged in your review. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf very soon and we thank you for your review.
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

While I didn't actually stay here, I sent my 60 something parents here for their anniversary and understand their stay was enchanting. When I contacted this hotel with special requests to accomodate my parents who rarely travel and I feared they may be uncomfortable in a new city, the staff was more than helpful. My parents raved about the frendly and hospitable service and how delightful their stay was. My mom is also a bit of a clean freak and commented how tidy and unsmudged their room was. My parents came home as if they were newly weds and I couldn't be more pleased with the impeccable service they received. Thank you Boston Harbor Hotel for treating my parents to a weekend to remember!!! :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Jen J
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
We were honored to have been a part of such a special time in your parents’ lives. It certainly was a very thoughtful gift on your part! Creating wonderful memories for our guests is one of the best parts of our jobs and we are thrilled to hear that your parents were able to relax and enjoy being pampered a bit by our staff. It was our pleasure to welcome your family to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we thank you for sharing their experience with us.
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I booked a number of rooms at the hotel for our daughter's wedding, which was not held at the hotel. We did book a room for brunch the day after the wedding. Every aspect of the experience was excellent. Consistently friendly, helpful service from the staff, rooms well appointed, room services flawless, great location.The staff was very helpful in helping with wedding arrangements even though the wedding was not at the hotel. The brunch was very good. This is a superb hotel in all respects.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
We are so happy to hear that our staff was able to add even more enjoyment to a day filled with so many important memories. It was our pleasure to assist in accommodating your guests and to offer help to you in any way we could. Thank you for mentioning our convenient location and delicious dining options. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we thank you for your kind review of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I go to Boston often to visit our son. We always stay at good hotels. We had stayed a Boston Harbor hotel and loved the service food and rooms. The last year we broke with tradition and tried Intercontinental hotel. A giant mistake. This year we went back to the best and were reassured of a good choice. From the hotel you have direct access to the beautiful and intoxicating Boston harbor. The water taxis to the airport, the dinner cruises, and the best view of a harbor that is world class for its distinctive and relaxind beauty. So clean and inviting! The hotel is a monument to the great and comforting attractions of a great city renown for it cleanliness, architecture, and overall class! The Harbor hotel is the best that Boston has to offer! See you there!

  • Stayed July 2013
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
We have to agree with you – the views of Boston Harbor from our Harborview rooms are absolutely breathtaking and we thank you for mentioning it. Your kind acknowledgement of our staff, cuisine and accommodations is sincerely appreciated and we are thrilled to hear that each time you visit your son we can look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your lovely review of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We wish we could have stayed longer. My wife and I stayed during our 5 year anniversary and we were given an upgraded room overlooking the water. Everyone working there was attentive and went above and beyond from the moment we arrived. Very impressed. My wife left some things behind in the room and they were kind enough to mail to our home (free of charge). Special credit to Security office Davenport for the assistance. Would stay here anytime we are in Boston. Great location food/drink/fun.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
It is always our pleasure to provide our guests with the utmost in care and consideration and we are so pleased that we were able to locate your wife’s items and return them promptly. We are delighted that you chose to spend your anniversary with us and are happy that our dedicated staff created a memorable experience for you both. Please come and stay with us again soon and we thank you for your kind review of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf.
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Boston has a number of very good hotels, but Boston Harbor is the best one in our experience, and we visit Boston every few months. It is a well-maintained, luxury property, and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Also, as the hotel name implies, the property is right on the water, so the view is great, and the access to restaurants and activities is the best. The concierge service is unrivaled; they go above-and-beyond to make things happen that guests request. Just doesn't get much better than this hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. We are happy to hear that our waterfront location provided you with not only amazing views, but convenient access to some of the most popular Boston locations. It makes us very happy to learn that each time our guests return to us for a stay, they are continually impressed. Thank you for sharing your excitement and for your review. Please come back soon!
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Property: Boston Harbor Hotel
Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3354
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boston Harbor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 230 room luxury five star hotel located on the waterfront at Rowes Wharf. Adjacent to the Financial District and walking distance to many different shopping areas including Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and the Historic North End. Close to many attractions including the New England Aquarium, Children's Museum, Trolley Tours, Whale Watches, Paul Revere House and Freedom Trail. The Spa at Rowes Wharf features a 60 foot indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. The workout room includes free-weights, elliptical machines, stairmasters, treadmills, bicycles and crosstrainers. All workout attire is provided including shirts, shorts, socks, towels, bathrobes, and slippers. Beneath the unmistakable arches of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, overlooking the majestic waterfront, three first-class restaurants combine to provide the perfect blend of delicate fare, scenery, and ambiance. The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille opened in May 2009 and features the freshest possible seafood artfully presented. ... more   less 
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