Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, USA

Boston has plenty of iconic landmarks—the "salt and pepper" bridge, Fenway Park, the Public Garden ducklings—but none are as synonymous with über-hospitality as the Boston Harbor Hotel, with its 80-foot-tall outdoor archway and rotunda and classic city and harbor views. The splurge-worthiness continues inside, thanks to smaller marble arches, framed antique maps, and an ample placement of fresh flowers. Marble bathrooms, custom-made desks, Frette linens, flat-panel TVs, and laptop-size safes give the guest rooms a leg up on other city lodgings. And amenities abound—there are even complimentary daily shoe shines. The hotel's older, well-heeled clientele has been coming here for ages. The excellent on-site restaurant, Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, offers some of the city's best views of Boston Harbor and a unique Vineyard to Table concept, and a menu that pairs dishes with appropriate vintages. Eat up and worry about working it off later—the health club will lend you athletic gear if you forget yours.


  • high-quality Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille restaurants
  • easy walk to Faneuil Hall, financial district, and the Greenway
  • water shuttle to Logan Airport


  • pricey
  • the spa gets booked up early
  • less convenient to the Back Bay and South End


Phones: 617-439–7000 | 800-752–7077


204 rooms, 26 suites
Rate Includes: No meals