Connected to the giant Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the Westin Waterfront is a sea of conventioneers in suits and badges on most days. The 17-story glass-and-steel tower still manages to attract plenty of families, however, who will enjoy the proximity to the Boston Children's Museum.
Guest rooms are handsome, with a neutral palette of whites, tans, and pastels punctuated with cherry-wood furnishings. Most rooms have nice views of the neighborhood and the waterfront. The trademark Westin Heavenly Beds are definitely a highlight.
The hotel's Make a Green Choice Program allows guests to receive a free $5 voucher at certain food and beverage outlets or 500 Starpoints if they agree to decline housekeeping for a night. There are also Soofa solar powered charging stations.
Bathrooms have low flow toilets, faucets, and shower heads.
The Westin's spacious lobby can go from silent to packed very quickly, depending on whether a convention is in town.
For a caffeine fix, head to the lobby Starbucks.
There is an indoor pool, as well as a jacuzzi.
There's no spa, but the gym does have a jacuzzi.
Head to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio to use cardio machines or lift free weights, or even take a ride on one of their Peloton bikes.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The RunWestin program organizes group runs with staff members during the warmer weather.
There are several options in the hotel, including Sauciety, which serves breakfast and lunch, and MJ O'Connor's, which serves traditional pub food.
City Bar is the hotel's upscale cocktail bar, while MJ O'Connor's is a bustling Irish pub. Laugh Boston is a stand-up comedy club that regular has popular acts coming through town. There is also Birch Bar in the lobby.
YOU SHOULD KNOW During peak convention days, Birch Bar area can become extremely crowded.
The Westin is just 2 minutes from the MBTA's Silver Line, a bus system. To connect to the subway, passengers much switch at South Station. Many guests choose to use Uber or Lyft, however there is usually a line of cabs out front.
The Seaport district is filled with restaurant options. For traditional New England seafood, head to The Barking Crab (17 minute walk). For excellent Italian, Babbo Pizzeria (5 minute drive) is the perfect spot to feast.
Stroll into the Fort Point neighborhood to visit acclaimed cocktail bar Drink (11 minute walk) or enjoy a brew and a soft pretzel at Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall (13 minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Westin is a prime location for conventioneers heading to the nearby Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Seaport World Trade Center. There are also many restaurant options in the area.