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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

We visited Boston on a 4 night break and a friend had recommended this hotel. We had a harbour view room which was lovely, the staff were very friendly and breakfast at the sea grille was really good especially the Sunday buffet! Would definitely return to this hotel.

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

It is a guarantee that we would love to have you stay with us again. At the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, we love ensuring that our guests are fully satisfied and we hope you will pass along our sincere thanks to your friend for their kind recommendation. We hope that you will return soon to enjoy even more... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

The room had exceptional views of the harbour and was 1st class. Hotel food great and staff very helpful and friendly. In particular the Sunday buffet breakfast in the sea grille restaurant was fantastic. Would always go back and can't wait for the next time.

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you were able to enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and enjoy the views from both our restaurant and from your guestroom. We cannot wait for your return to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we thank you for your kind comments. More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited 9/11/14 for a long weekend. The hotel was fabulous. Reminds me of hotels in Europe. Full of old world charm. Service is excellent. Staff was very accommodating. Our waitress, Susan, in the Wharf bar patio was exceptional.

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We strive to maintain the highest level of service, hospitality and comfort for our guests, so we are very happy to read that your stay with us was so positive. Thank you for your kind acknowledgement of our staff and property! We look forward to welcoming your return to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we hope that... More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a weekend night in Boston recently. We decided to stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel because my sister planned on staying there that same weekend. I lived in Boston for many years and was quite familiar with BHH's reputation of excellence. The service truly is impeccable! I really don't think there is another hotel in... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post these thoughtful observations about your recent stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. We are so pleased that you were able to spend time with family and enjoy a relaxing stay with breathtaking views of Boston Harbor. We certainly value feedback, both positive and constructive, as it gives us the... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

ID#: 227789589 We attended a wedding held at the New England Aquarium on the 2nd weekend in August. Among the hotels recommended were the Marriott at Long Wharf, Hilton Boston Downtown, and the Boston Harbor Hotel. Both reception and dinner were held at the Aquarium among sea lions and penguins -- a unique experience albeit we had attended countless weddings... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We felt as if we were taking a leisurely stroll right along with you! We do hope that you fully enjoyed the wedding you were in town for. Please know that we are truly grateful for your kind remarks and for your eloquent descriptions of your experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. Having you return would make... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This hotel has an elegant, quiet lobby and impeccably appointed rooms. Clean, well decorated, comfortable bed, nice soaps (not a brand I recognized). Great location on the harbor if you will be in the financial district / North End / Fanueil Hall area. Lack of a coffee maker was disappointing, but there was coffee in the lobby. The gym was... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased that the convenient location of the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf worked out so well for you during your stay. Our harbor side location puts our guests just a few steps away from must-see attractions and beautiful places to explore. We do apologize for... More 

New York City, New York
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for work ahead of a conference that was being hosted at the hotel. The staff were all courteous and helpful. The hotel itself is "old New England" in many ways, small touches and the smell in the elevator and room reminded me of various other places in Mass/VT/ME. The room was good sized, two queen beds and... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy that you found our location to be convenient and hope that you had a chance to explore the area. Please accept our apologies for any noise disturbances you encountered; our Maintenance Engineers will promptly look into any repairs needed on the A/C in your... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Would recommend this hotel - service quality and staff were excellent. We would recommend staying here and would stay here again if in Boston. Could have do with more / more accessible electrical sockets in bedroom because of all the technology gadgets we have nowadays but this is the only minor negative of the whole experience. The location is excellent,... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that your overall experience at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf was positive and appreciate your helpful suggestions regarding our guestrooms. It is wonderful to hear that our staff was welcoming and that you enjoyed our convenient location. The pleasure would be all ours to have you return... More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Decided to splurge and stay at this hotel for a family vacation mid-August. You can't beat the location for downtown Boston. Close to attractions and the subway. My concerns were this would be a "snotty" hotel. I've experienced that more times than I care to remember in New York, and this was certainly not the case in Boston. All the... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your recent stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. It makes us happy to hear that our staff impressed you with their service levels, but we do regret that other aspects of your stay were not as enjoyable. We hope to have another opportunity... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed 2 nights and was pleasantly surprised, service staff were very attentive , harbour view room with exceptional outlook and very large, hotel was in exceptional condition. Staff very helpful in guiding us around city and with recommendations, dined on the terrace on two occasions beautiful outlook and ambiance during fine weather. A little expensive however we believe good... More 

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TheBostonHarborHotel, General Manager at Boston Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that our staff made your stay exceptional and that you were able to enjoy a relaxing meal at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf and we hope... More 

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Boston Harbor Hotel

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3354
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $400 - $1,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Boston Harbor Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 230
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Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Boston
#2 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#2 Spa Hotel in Boston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#6 Business Hotel in Boston
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Obtain a good map. Boston is complicated. The hotel does provide one.”
 of 5 bubbles D4280MJrachelb, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I asked for an adjoining family room for our teenagers which they accommodated with problem.”
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“ask for the harbor views (although the greenway is lovely as well - just not the water)”
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