Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hipmunk City Love: Best of Boston Harbor Hotels

Boston Harbor stretches from Chelsea Creek to Neponset River, traveling through East Boston, Charlestown, East End, Downtown, South Boston, and Dorchester. The harbor provides extremely diverse and active places to connect to the city’s open space system. Here are five hotels that will keep you near the harbor.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown Seaport


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If you’re looking to stay in a central location in Boston, Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown Seaport is perfect for you. Less than one-half mile from the harbor, the hotel is also near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Boston Common. Stay in one of 120 air-conditioned rooms featuring a kitchenette with a refrigerator and cooktop. The guest rooms also have wireless Internet access and a 32-inch LCD TV with satellite programming. A fitness center and grocery store are available for your convenience. You can even meet other guests at a complimentary reception.

The Westin Boston Waterfront

Located less than a mile from the harbor, The Westin Boston Waterfront offers budget-friendly rates in a convenient area. You can take a quick walk just a few blocks down to the harbor, or hop on public transportation right across the street to see more of Boston’s landmarks. You’ll enjoy a beautiful view from your room, as well as a good night’s sleep on Westin’s Heavenly Bed, complete with down comforter and feather pillows. Slip into the soft bathrobe stocked in your bathroom and order anything on the menu from room service. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee from Starbucks, a swim in the indoor pool, or several spa services.

Seaport Boston Hotel

You’ll have easy access to Boston Harbor and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor when you stay at Seaport Boston Hotel, on Commonwealth Pier. The Neptune Oyster Restaurant is open in the evenings, and serves up delicious seafood meals. Rooms have high-speed Internet access and a 46-inch flat-screen TV, along with a fluffy bathrobe and in-room safe. You can even bring your pet. Enjoy time at the fitness club, indoor pool, and steam room. Visit the Seaport CafĂ© for a cup of Starbucks coffee, or the Tamo Bistro & Bar for a cocktail and American cuisine.

Boston Harbor Hotel

The luxurious five-star Boston Harbor Hotel on Boston harbor’s Rowes Wharf provides access to several bayside attractions. Rooms feature views of the city or harbor, and include plenty of space with high-quality furnishings. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, newspaper, bottled water, bathrobe, and minibar. The hotel has two restaurants and a full-service spa.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Located at the waterfront of Boston Harbor, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is in the Seaport District, only a short distance from Boston's city center. The hotel offers excellent ocean views, several walkways along the waterfront, and a harbor atmosphere. There’s an on-site Italian restaurant and Starbucks, indoor pool, and fitness center. Rooms feature one king or two double beds and a flat-panel high-definition television with cable service and premium channels.
These five hotels offer a wonderful place for you to stay when visiting Boston Harbor.