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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

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:
  • Metro 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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