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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Nice property with friendly employees and good service. It was an easy walk to the convention center from the hotel. If you aren't traveling to Boston for a convention, this one is a bit off the beaten path. Hotel lounge and restaurant were both good and there's a full service Starbucks in the lobby. The mornings mornings were noisy with... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

We do not normally stay in the South End, but this was an overnight trip to take our daughter back to college, and the Renaissance offered the best price anywhere in Boston for a four-star hotel for the weekend, so we gave it a try. I am sorry we are not staing longer! The property itself is wonderful - stunningly... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Great hotel in the the new habour area of Boston. Great restaurants nearby all reasonably priced. Walking distance to downtown for freedom trail or hop on hop off bus tours. In our 2 week east coast tour was the only occasion where wifi in room not free throughout hotel. Free on lobby only - why ? Breakfasts reasonably priced and... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

After a long day of sightseeing, I planned to go to bed around 11 as I had an early flight the next day. My room, 516, was over the ballroom, which had a wedding. I felt like the band was in my room. They played until 12:30. The front desk was highly unresponsive. When I asked for the manager, they... More 

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Michelle D, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront. At the Renaissance we take great pride in providing our guests with an exceptional experience and it is evident from your comments that we overall fell short of achieving this goal. I am disappointed to learn that your stay was negatively impacted... More 

Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We were looking for a hotel close to Blue Hills Pavillion so my daughter and 2 girl friends 17-19 years old could walk to the concert and over the bridge to Fanuiell Hall area. Location Perfect for this! I had called the hotel a few weeks before to request a cot in the room( I do not usually travel with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

New or renovated hotels stayed at the club level rooms. Everything was great BUT the valet drivers need some work in common courtesy. I had a rental and pulled up to pick up my bags that the hotel was holding and was berated/yelled at by the valet b/c I couldn't park and run in to get my bags unless I... More 

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Adam M, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to the Renaissance. I regret that your stay was negatively impacted due to a poor interaction with our Valet team. We work closely with an outside company to ensure a consistent level of service throughout the hotel and I apologize that your experience did not reflect that commitment. Rest... More 

La Jolla, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Friendly staff, step up from basic rooms. Located near water…true but...Faneuil Hall and the rest of the major attractions are a long walk away. Nightmare as there was no water when we woke on Saturday morning. No fault of the hotel as it was reported to be a water main break. To their credit they did slide a letter under... More 

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Adam M, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and your stay with us at the Renaissance. We appreciate your input. I would like to extend my most sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you endured as a result of the unforeseen city water main break early Saturday morning. I can assure you that we place top priority on these... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I stayed for a week in August with the family. The staff was very friendly and allowed us to check-in well before check-in time as we had an early flight. The Navigator was very helpful in pointing us in the direction we wanted. The room itself was comfortable with a great waterfront view, but the hotel is located a bit... More 

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Adam M, Front Office Manager at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I appreciate your kind comments regarding your smooth arrival to our hotel and our team's ability to accommodate an early check in. While the Seaport district is admittedly not as close to some of the historical sights in Boston, there is quite a bit of development in the area that... More 

Harrisville, Rhode Island, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed overnight so we could take the Boston harbor tour the nest day.The breakfast was awesome, and the rooms and staff were excellent!!! You would not be disappointed!!! And you are right near the waterfront across the street!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stay, room with two beds not very roomy for the price. Extras are pricey, 16.75 for internet. Food is pricey but, has starbucks but not much selection in breakfast food. Front desk and "navigator" very helpful. Located in up and coming area south end of town but several places to eat and short taxi ride to the... More 

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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The Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel is located in South Boston and features luxurious accommodations with the latest amenities. This Boston Waterfront hotel is ideal for meeting functions, and wedding events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Address: 606 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-2803
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront , South Boston
Price Range: $202 - $646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 471
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Also Known As:
Renaissance Boston
Boston Renaissance
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Boston
#27 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#31 Business Hotel in Boston
#31 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#33 Family Hotel in Boston
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“Love the upper floors, great views, even on the side supposedly away from the water.”
 of 5 bubbles etmaine, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Above the 10th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveler40827, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles Not_the_UGLY_AMERCN, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for views of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles PaloAltoTraveler27, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 1818 had a great view”
 of 5 bubbles Lucciano, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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