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Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • high-quality Meritage and Sea Grille restaurants
  • easy walk to Faneuil Hall
  • water shuttle to Logan Airport

    Cons

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

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Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf Review

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 guestrooms 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, offers a unique menu that pairs small plates with appropriate vintages, all under light fixtures that mimic a starry sky. Eat up and worry about working it off later—the health club will lend you athletic gear if you forget yours.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Downtown/Waterfront, Boston, MA, 02110 | Map It
  • Phone: 617/439–7000; 800/752–7077
  • Website:
  • Subway: Aquarium, South Station
  • Location: Downtown Boston

    Hotel Details

  • 204 rooms, 26 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-11-2013

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