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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Harborside Inn

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Harborside Inn
Ranked #48 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

For the price this place is pretty reasonable. Be advised they only offer rooms with one bed.

Otherwise, the service was no-frills but I was ok with that as I get tired of tipping people for carrying bags I'm entirely capable of moving myself. The location is also completely amazing.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here twice while in town for Red Sox games. It is in a great location, you can walk to many attractions or take the T right outside the hotel to anywhere in town. Quincy market is 2 blocks away and Boston Common is about a mile. Walk to the North end on Sunday morning for fresh baked Italian favorites, just remember to take cash.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have state at this hotel more than a dozen times in the past decade. Our most recent stay was this first (and last) since the renovation to a "boutique hotel" which included turning part of the lobby into why appeared to be a decent lounge...

We were on the fifth floor when we were awoken by what seemed to be a party in the next room. I called the front desk and they said they would look into it.

30 minutes later no change so sent my husband to investigate. Upon leaving the room he discovered that it wasn't a party on out floor it was from the lounge on the first floor. When he went to the lobby it seemed as though the entire hotel was there complaining. Still nothing was done.

20 minutes later I called again and the front desk clerk again told me he would "send someone to check it out". At which point I informed him that I knew it was from the lounge and for $200 a night this was unacceptable. He apologized and told me "we have ear plugs down here if need be"!

Upon check out the next day I spoke with a lovely receptionist that seemed extremely sympathetic and even went in the back to (I assume) speak to a manager. When she returned she simply apologized and seemed very defeated.

If any attempt by the management had been made to in some way rectify the situation or compensate us for the extreme noise level from 10pm until 2 am I would have gladly accepted and returned for a future stay but apparently retaining twit client base is not a priority.

Maybe with the money they could sound proof a bit better for their new lounge.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

I landed about 9:30 from Canada. Kitchen is closed. No gym. Internet is glacially slow and you can't make LD calls on the room phone. chatting with the staff took 30 minutes to identify a location which could bring some food in to the room.

They simply are not geared to support people who fly a lot, require some support from their hotel outside of 'normal' business hours.

I will never book here again and I would recommend that business folks steer clear

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Harborside in for 3 nights while visiting family in Boston.
We chose this hotel because it wasn't a chain hotel and it had character. In addition it is super close to many bars&restaraunts....as well as being 75-100 feet away from the T(subway). Literally, zero complaints about this hotel. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Boston.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Just wanted a night away for myself in Boston so I chose the Harborside Inn; I'm glad that I did. It is right next to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market and the Aquarium T stop. It is also just a short walk to the TD Garden, where I was headed for the evening. The staff was friendly, the price was right (about $200) and it is in a great location. It even has a Starbucks in the building. My only down side is that it was pretty noisy at night from all of the drunks leaving the bars close by. Other than that, it was a good stay!

Room Tip: Pick a room away from the street. It gets loud.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel is located in the Quincy market area. Close enough to the Convention centre - and in fact if i was really interested I likely could have figured out the T line to get there. In the end, it was a 10 cab ride away. Great location as this was close to the north east restaurants .
The hotel is clean, people and staff are very friendly.

However, i'd only go back here if i was in university or wanted to party. Doors are paper thin, and the "city" view was essentially the street where the 545 am garbage service reverberates. It's also a block away from the two best bars (the black rose and K (?)) so at 2 am you get to hear the party goers swearing their way back home. Great hotel for late night animals, but I was there on business. Oh well...better luck next time

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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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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