Call it the anti-boutique hotel: the 424-room InterContinental, facing both the waterfront and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, consists of two opulent, 22-story towers wrapped in blue glass. Both luxurious and hospitable, guests looking to be close to the Financial District and Seaport neighborhood will be pleased with their short commute from the hotel.
Guest rooms, which measure over 400 square feet, have 55" flat-screen HDTVs, spacious work desks, and cushy pillow-top mattresses. On the upper floors you'll find amazing views of Downtown Boston.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Guests say the soundproofing could be better.
Spacious bathrooms are uniquely done in mosaic tile and granite, with separate soaking tubs and showers.
The InterContinental's lobby is large in size and sophisticated in style, thanks to plenty of Italian marble. Hallways are lined with Texan limestone, lending the large space a sleek, upscale aesthetic. Grab a seat on the sofas by the fireplace, or get some work done at one of their many seating areas.
The 6,600-square-foot SPA InterContinental overlooks the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway, and offers plenty of relaxing treatments like hot stone massages and aromatherapy facials.
Miel is a Provence-themed brasserie with a beautiful waterfront terrace overlooking the Fort Point Channel. Sushi-Teq, the hotel's strange-but-good sushi-tequila restaurant, regularly draws lively crowds.
Catch a glance at the hotel's rooftop aviary via the live camera feed in Miel.
The Intercontinental is close to several MBTA stations, including South Station, where Amtrak trains come in. It's also near the Aquarium MBTA stop on the Blue Line. Proximity to the Financial District makes the Intercontinental a hit with visiting businesspeople, but keep in mind that it is a long-ish walk on foot from Newbury Street and Copley Square shopping.
Row 34 (5-minute drive, 9-minute walk) is a high-end seafood restaurant just over the channel in Fort Point. Even closer to the hotel are Trade (3-minute walk) and Nebo Cucina & Enoteca (4-minute walk) a delicious Italian restaurant.
Just across Atlantic Avenue is Biddy Early's (4-minute walk) a true Boston dive bar. Society on High (5-minute walk) is a lively bar that's big with the happy hour crowd.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Intercontinental is just down the street from South Station, which is super easy for travelers who come in on the Acela.