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The Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel

One of the city’s premier hotels, Boston Harbor Hotel combines understated elegance with a scenic and convenient location. Located on Rowes Wharf on Boston's waterfront, this sumptuous hotel is just a short walk to Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the historic North End. 

An intimate lobby welcomes you with furnishings of hand-carved wood and Italian marble and a sweeping view of Boston Harbor. Throughout the hotel, the decor reflects the historic character of the waterfront in an elegant, distinctly Bostonian style. The hotel's 230 spacious guest rooms all boast views of either the city skyline or scenic bay. 

The Boston Harbor Hotel is also home to three excellent restaurants. You’ll find fine dining at Meritage and more casual dining at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and Rowes Wharf Bar.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

Decorated in a classically modern style, the spacious rooms and suites are indulgent but understated, featuring marble bathrooms and sweeping views of either the city’s skyline or Boston Harbor. Even the smallest rooms are among the largest in the city, and the best suites offer spa bathrooms and furnished private balconies. 

All rooms come fully equipped with all modern amenities, including TV, Wi-Fi, a room tablet and coffee- and tea-making facilities. 

Location

Located right on the waterfront, Rowes Wharf is a short walk to many of Boston’s well-known sites, including Quincy Market, the North End and the Freedom Trail, as well as the New England Aquarium. It’s steps away from both Boston Harborwalk and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a scenic park through the heart of the city. 

The adjacent marina offers docking privileges for guests as well as a convenient place to pick up the MBTA ferries or Boston Harbor Cruises. 

Food and drink

The hotel has three dining options. For an elegant dinner, Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar has a seasonal menu that spotlights contemporary American dishes. Guests can indulge in whimsical interpretations of classic dishes, with pairings drawn from an extensive wine cellar, while enjoying a view of the boats in the bay. 

For breakfast and lunch, as well as more casual dinners, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille serves impeccably fresh seafood in its sun-filled dining room and an outdoor terrace in warm weather. 

The clubby Rowes Wharf Bar provides a convivial setting for an after-dinner drink or evening snack. The well-stocked bar includes a selection of rare single malts and cognacs, and you can order a variety of inventive cocktails, light bites and bar friendly entrees. 

Facilities and activities

Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa provides guests with spa treatments, a lap pool, a whirlpool and personal trainers, as well a vast array of cardio and strength training equipment. It can also provide a complete outfit of workout attire, if necessary.

The concierge can arrange for a house car to take guests anywhere within a 3 km (2 mile) radius, or for a water taxi.

The adjacent marina offers docking privileges for all guests of the hotel or Meritage Restaurant, and can accommodate yachts up to 61 m (200 ft) long.

Accessibility

Accessible rooms are available upon request.

Our opinion

Located on the Boston Harbor, this hotel combines expansive, elegant rooms and exceptional service with a convenient location that’s just a short walk from some of the city’s main attractions.

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