- Detailed Review
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Many notorious events pertinent to the founding of the USA took place on the waters of Boston Harbor, so a stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel will allow you to gaze out of your harbour-facing window and let your mind wander. You could, for example, reminisce as far back to 1773 and the fateful night of the Boston Tea Party, amongst other significant moments, if that’s your thing.
Arriving here at the hotel is just the start of wonderful things to come. You can beat the traffic from the airport by taking a water taxi straight to this majestic property on the banks of Rowes Wharf. You’ll know you’re here when you see the fantastic 60 foot stone arch, the entryway to the property, as seen from the waterside.
The Boston Harbor Hotel is all about views and the surrounding water, and the theme carries through into the spacious rooms and interiors: maritime colours, maps and nautical inspirations abound in the decor and style.
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend Collection, there’s a choice of 232 rooms and suites of various views and sizes complemented by roomy marble bathrooms with separate rain showers and large tubs.
In-house recreation is superb. There’s an indoor, three-lane 60-foot lap pool, a whirlpool, a fully fledged state-of-the-art health club that also offers water aerobics and yogalates classes, and a spa with four treatment rooms. We love the fact that the fitness centre provides complete workout attire to all guests of the spa. So, if you’re travelling light, leave your Lululemons at home.
Notable is that the hotel is the home of the annual Boston Wine Festival: Chef Daniel Bruce founded the event three decades ago here at the hotel’s second-floor Meritage Restaurant and Wine Bar; he himself is still at Meritage making magic. The restaurant is home to bold wines, fabulous food, and romantic water views. You could try the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, open all day, or the Rowes Wharf Bar, and, in summers, the outdoor Alley Bar.
There’s valet parking, so leave your car behind as it’s a short walk from here to the delights of the city, or you could take a harbour cruise and see the sights from a more nautical angle.
How to get here
20 minutes by road from Boston Logan International Airport
230 rooms & suites