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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The few days we spent here last September were picture-perfect. This hotel boasts a prime location, stunning observation deck, sheltered second floor terrace, in-house bar and great fitness/entertainment facilities. Our room included a kitchenette and loft-style bedroom that literally elevated the entire experience and infused the space with a palatial feel. It was a truly wonderful space to come back...

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Thank you for your five-star review! We are happy Marriott’s Custom House provided a strategic starting point for each day’s activities. We hope you may enjoy more sunrises and sunsets with us soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2014

Custom House is a special place to go. Apartments are smaller than usual, compared to other Marriott Vacation Clubs, but the location, facing Boston Bay, is just unique! The view from our apartment was unbeatable, and if you climb up to the top floor, you can have a 360° view of Boston. I would certainly go there again!!

1Thank Ric64
Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review! The view is indeed beautiful, especially on the top floor observation deck. We hope you visit us again soon at Marriott’s Custom House!

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

This was my 6th trip to Boston and we've stayed in a different hotel each trip. No more. We will be regulars at Martiotts Custom House! This is the best location and the most beautiful building! The room we stayed in was a suite and was huge. The front desk was friendly and accommodating. There is a fitness center 25...

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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your five-star Tripadvisor review! We are thrilled to learn you have found your favorite Marriott Vacation Cub resort. See you next time at Marriott’s Custom House!

Reviewed 7 May 2014

We loved this place. We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in April 2014. The building is very historic and the staff were friendly. We stayed in room 1105 and I would recommend it. The décor was very classy and clean with enough room for a family of 4 . It had a small kitchenette with a microwave. No...

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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. The view from the observation deck is certainly amazing! We appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with resort management. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Boston, Ma.
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Custom House. I called the day before and spoke to Mickie. I asked for a high floor and was on 16. Great room, view, bed! Everything was very nice. I was leary after reading some of the comments people had written and the only thing I agree with was the HVAC....

1Thank Vacationgirl57
Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your five-star review! We greatly appreciate your feedback regarding Marriott’s Custom House and are happy the resort met expectations! Your comments on the air conditioning will be forwarded to management and we apologize for the inconvenience this caused you. We hope to see you again soon at Marriott’s Custom House!

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This property is one block from Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall., hence a great location It's not a full amenity property so if you want a pool/full restaurant this is not the place for you. The rooms are suites and very comfortable, excellent beds. You will be invited to a presentation on Vacation Ownership both by phone and material under the door....

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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and comments regarding Marriott’s Custom House. We hope to see you again soon!

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It's like coming home every year. We spend Patriots Day here as many years as we can. The staff is friendly, helpful, welcoming. The sites are clean, comfy, and spacious. The location is phenomenal. You can get anything you want within minutes. I look forward to our next visit as we head to the airport.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Going on my 11th year staying at this history filled hotel and just love it. We are affectionately called the 5 sisters and stay every fall. The staff are wonderful and all the rooms are beautiful. Friday night wine tasting in the Counting Room is always a must. Great restaurants that are all in walking distance. Great day trips are...

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We had two rooms at the custom house and they both were lovely. I really wanted a harbor view but was unable to get it but Katherine check us in and gave me a room with a small view of the harbor. Bonnie the concierge was so helpful and helped us plan a beautiful day to Rockport on the train....

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East Windsor, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The Marriott Custom House is a hotel with large rooms right in the heart of the city. Most of the rooms come with a living room, bedroom and kitchenette. Due to the building's architecture many of the rooms are different layouts, but basically the same. I don't think I would actually buy into this property as a Vacation Club property....

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marriott's Custom House is located in the heart of historic downtown Boston. Our Vacation Club Resort offers 84 beautiful villas, all with king sized beds with sofa beds. The resort offers modern day amenities, such as Free Wi-Fi internet access, cocktail lounge with live entertainment on select nights, Boston's only Kid's Zone, and much more in one of Boston's most historic and recognizable buildings. Book your stay today! **Please Note: Marriott's Custom House is a Timeshare Facility** ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston

Address: 3 McKinley Square, Boston, MA 02109-2609
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Price Range: $571 - $974 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Marriott`s Custom House Hotel Boston
Marriotts Custom Hotel
Marriotts Custom Resort
Marriott Boston
Boston Marriott
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Boston
#10 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#27 Business Hotel in Boston
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“9th floor is the max height you should request. As the floors get higher the rooms get more narrow!”
DianeB784, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the higher the room - the better the view - but no matter - each room is great.”
1960keca, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Just check in and enjoy - they will take care of you.”
jcc300, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We like the higher floors and corner room as it will have a better view.”
481elaineh, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms had fantastic views!”
RANDINY, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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