4.8 out of 5

"From the "Welcome to the Boston Harbor Hotel" to the "Have a safe trip to the airport" every single staff member we encountered was great. Could not ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Boston awaits you at Boston Harbor Hotel, a recipient of the prestigious Travel & Leisure 500 award in 2013. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a marina.

LCD TVs with cable channels are featured in all 230 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and free weekday newspapers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Free bottled water, in-room massages, and safes are also available.

A relaxing visit to Rowes Wharf Health Club can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, reflexology, and mani/pedis along with access to the sauna. The restaurant, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rowes Wharf Bar is the hotel's own cocktail bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the fitness center and sauna as well as access to yoga classes. 20000 square feet (1858 square meters) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Downtown Boston hotel include Boston Tea Party Ship and Boston Children's Museum.

Boston Harbor Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

The Staff

From the "Welcome to the Boston Harbor Hotel" to the "Have a safe trip to the airport" every single staff member we encountered was great. Could not have expected any more. We will return and recommend.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

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5 out of 5


We stayed 5 nights in June.  The hotel is in a great area on the waterfront at Boston Harbor.  The room was large and divided into a bedroom area and a sitting area with a TV in both areas.  The furniture is very nice and the bed comfortable.  The staff is professional, friendly and always helpful in giving directions and recommendations.

Posted by , from Mobile, AL on Jul 4, 2013

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5 out of 5

Best Hotel Stay Ever

My husband and I stayed here for our 5th wedding anniversary this past weekend and it was wonderful...more than I could have hoped for. BHH is a classic hotel, beautiful, and they pay attention to the details. I let them know we were there for our anniversary and they upgraded us to a harbor view at no cost. That view made our weekend that much better. Fresh fruit in the room, bottled water, turn down service. Way to make me feel like a queen.

Posted by , from West Hartford, CT on Jan 10, 2013

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5 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
They have thought of everything! We will not stay anywhere else.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012

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5 out of 5

Awesome Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This is a beautiful hotel with all the surroundings to make you feel at home. The staff makes you feel as though you are the only hotel guest! The food is wonderful and it is definitely worth upgrading to a deluxe room with a Harbor view. The rooms are spacious and the beds are so comfortable.

Posted by , from Houston, TX, USA on Jun 26, 2012

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5 out of 5

Truly a great hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, exceptional service, perfectly maintained facility, nice view, great food from room service, friendly and pleasant staff & managers
5-star in every possible way!! Great facility, amazing service. Everyone we encountered from the hotel was friendly and efficient. We were in Boston to take our son to Children's Hospital and the hotel staff really went out of their way to make our stay pleasant and accommodate us. Given our situation, we used room service for most meals and the food was superb and always delivered promptly. A fine hotel. It is where we will stay in the future when back to Boston.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX, USA on Apr 10, 2012

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5 out of 5

Exceptional Staff

Pros: Free Internet
The experience was exceptional. Hotel met and exceeded our expectations. Staff went over and above the call of duty. Really enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from SC on Apr 10, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great over all experience!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: none
Fabulous room, with polite, helpful, capable service. Superb room service. I went with a child to tour Boston, they could not have been more hospitable and welcoming. It was first rate for me as a finicky adult and heaven for my son! The best location as well.

Posted by , from PA on Feb 8, 2011

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5 out of 5

First class service, perfect location

My 10-year-old son and I traveled from Minnesota to Boston for spring break, both to visit relatives and to introduce him to some of the tourist-y things I'd taken for granted growing up in Massachusetts. This was our second stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel, and once again it was perfect. The service is impeccable, the accommodations excellent, and the location of the hotel is perfect. We were quite close to, and within walking distance of, the Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, the North End, etc. All employees went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a pleasant one. We spent many long days out sightseeing and visiting, and were always quite happy to return to the hotel at night. I very highly recommend the Boston Harbor Hotel, and will certainly return.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2009

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5 out of 5

5 star hotel

We stayed at the Boston Harbor Hotel for the weekend. The hotel is beautiful. The location was walking distance to the Aquarium & Quincy Market. The service of the staff is second to none. EVERYONE was friendly and helpful. Having stayed at many hotels in Boston, we found this hotel to be first class in every way! The hotel even has a private car to get guests around the city. Check- in is at 3:00, got there at 12:00 and our room was ready. The best part is that check-out is at 1:00. Can't think of anything to improve! Simply the BEST of Boston!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2008

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About the Boston Harbor Hotel

Location 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed until further notice:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Boston Harbor Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, a marina, and a sauna. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 20000 square feet (1858 square meters). A fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Boston Harbor Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 1 building
  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 17 conference rooms
  • 20000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1858 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1987
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (6 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Train station: Boston-South Station (3.4 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Metro station: State St. Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Boston Harbor Hotel offers 230 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Meritage + Wine Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Rowes Wharf Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

The on-site full-service day spa, The Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa, offers state-of-the-art facilities and services including facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. Many styles of massage are offered, including deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, and Swedish. The spa also features a sauna, steam room, and spa tub.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 100.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 80 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guests entertaining in room are allowed no more than 4 people to a Superior or Deluxe room, or 6 people to a Suite.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20.00 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 49.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 55 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Boston Harbor
  • Boston Harbor Hotel
  • Boston Hotel Harbor
  • Harbor Boston
  • Harbor Boston Hotel
  • Harbor Hotel Boston
  • Hotel Boston Harbor
  • Hotel Harbor
  • Hotel Harbor Boston

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Boston Harbor Hotel.

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