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“Hotel with Character”
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Harborside Inn
Ranked #50 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Anderson, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Hotel with Character”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Last minute booking. The Harborside Inn has character and charm. Looks like a recent face lift. Very cozy and clean. Close to everything downtown. Went around the block a time or two, waiting on an opening to drop our bags. Our room was very spacious. We had a King. Parking garage was just a block away. Hotel guest get a break on the fees. We'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel previously and now saw some positive changes in the rooms, the addition of a nice cocktail lounge and Starbucks right off the lobby. The location of this hotel makes it most convenient to Faneuil Hall which is across the street and an easy walk to the Aquarium, harbor cruises and the North End. The staff was pleasant. Note, there are only two types of rooms: queen and king. No extra beds are available so if you have children in tow, I would recommend another hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Harbourside Inn is right in the middle of downtime Boston. It's right in the middle of the financial district. The hotel is 5-10 minutes walk away from all major tourist attractions. The subway and bus stops are right outside the hotel door almost. There are plenty of little shops/restaurants nearby.

Our room didn't include breakfast, but there is a place next door that does breakfast for $8.50 with eggs, potato, toast and coffee. The room was great was super clean and easy to use. All facilities in the room were excellent.

Parking is expensive, cost us $30. But every city in USA is stupid prices for parking during the day.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Milford, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed 2 nights last week and I cant say enough! We had a cabin room in the basement and we were hesitant to stay in a windowless room. How wrong we were! Had the best nights sleep. Room was Great! King bed huge TV on the wall, Awesome bathroom with a beautiful tiled shower, and best of all was the price, we paid 310 a night with all taxes, thats more than half of what it cost to stay at the Marriott Long Wharf which is across the street.

The location to the waterfront, Fanuel Hall and the Northend was great. We parked the car in the garage down the street that the Inn validated and left it there for the 3 days. We walked to the Northend for some great meals did a duck tour and whale watch from the Boston Aquarium which is also just across the street.

Wont stay anywhere else!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sussex, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice clean, friendly boutique Hotel. It was under a remodel when we stayed this past spring and it was still nice. Rooms are normal city hotel size rooms, but the bathrooms are great size. Nice shower and large double sink vanity. The location is perfect and they have parking right around the corner. Safe spot. Great food and shopping with in a stones throw.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a nice hotel in an excellent location near the harbor. It is near the market packed with places to eat. Many nearby bars and restaurants. We walked to the Commons in 20 minutes. There was a lot to see and do within walking distance and a subway station is on the street. The room was comfortable, but our view was the hallway (which was disappointing). The worst thing about staying here is the parking. You must stop in the street to unload and park a block away in a parking garage, which cost 30 some dollars for one day!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Loved everything about this inn. Location is awesome along with the interior of the place!! It is very modern in design. Found the beds to be very comfortable and would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Additional Information about Harborside Inn

Property: Harborside Inn
Address: 185 State St., Boston, MA 02109-2627
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#54 Business Hotel in Boston
#55 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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