Fodor's Expert Review Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

606 Congress St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02210, USA, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA See on Map

Located in Boston's booming Seaport neighborhood, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is a comfortable hotel that caters to business travelers, many of whom are in the neighborhood to attend conventions at the Seaport World Trade Center and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The area's thriving bar and restaurant scene tends to be a hit with visitors, as does its views of the crystal-blue waterfront and constantly evolving development in the neighborhood.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is always construction going on in the neighborhood, so check ahead if that's a major deterrent.


Inspired by its location in the Seaport neighborhood, rooms at the Renaissance have a nautical-inspired design. There's pillowtop mattresses, down comforters, custom duvets, and cotton-rich linens. Amenities include a mini-fridge, coffee and tea, and cable TV. Many rooms have lovely views of the thriving Seaport neighborhood and waterfront.


Each guestroom has an elegant marble bathroom, with a separate tub and shower. Bathrobes and hair dryers are also available.


The 21-floor hotel is very welcoming, with lots of wood paneling in unique geometric shapes. By the entrance, floor-to-ceiling windows provide a great spot to grab a seat, while the wide spiraling staircase cascades upwards. Grab a seat by the cozy fireplace for a sense of home away from home.


There is a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a whirlpool.


The 24-hour fitness center is filled with cardiovascular equipment.

Check out the sauna in the fitness center.


Sapore Ristorante and Bar is the hotel's restaurant, serving up Italian cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. Specialties including locally procured seafood, hand-made pastas, and freshly-baked Neapolitan pizzas. The Renaissance also serves a buffet, continental, and full American breakfast of its own.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is also an on-site Starbucks.


The Capiz Bar and Lounge is the hotel's spot for enjoying a cocktail.


Getting Around

For conventioneers staying at the Renaissance, traveling to local events on foot is extremely easy. There's also several nearby stops on the MBTA's Silver Line, with Silver Line Way and World Trade Center being the closest. In order to transfer to the subway, riders have to transfer at South Station.


Ocean Prime (7-minute walk) is a high-end steakhouse that's close by, while Babbo Pizzeria (14-minute walk) serves up delicious Italian. The Barking Crab (14-minute walk) is a casual seafood joint overlooking the Fort Point Channel.


Grab a beer and a soft pretzel at Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall (7-minute walk), or head over to the Lawn on D (15-minute walk), a fun outdoor entertainment area with plenty of lawn games, food trucks, and beer.


For convention-goers who want to be surrounded by fun food and drink options when they get out from a day on the convention floor, the Renaissance is in a great location.


Business, Views
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe yes
Room Service yes
Gym, Pool
only free in public spaces
Valet Parking,Parking Lot


Phones: 617-338–4111;888-796–4664

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