"Room was clean and comfortable. No views. Location is excellent " More

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Hotel Description

Harborside Inn Of Boston places you in the center of Boston, steps from New England Aquarium and within a short 5-minute stroll of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Highlights at this hotel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and all 98 rooms feature free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Harbourside Lounge is the hotel's own cocktail bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Boston Financial District hotel include Boston City Hall and Paul Revere House.

Classic Atrium Room with One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$100 per night

Classic City Room with One Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Atrium Room with One King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Run of House

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cabin, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Harborside Inn Of Boston ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice hotel. Close to Quincy Market

Room was clean and comfortable. No views. Location is excellent

Posted by , from Connecticut on Nov 20, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel - Lots to see all around it

Pros: Boutique style, comfortable beds/pillows. Very cool interior.
Cons: Not a thing~! We would definately stay here again on any trips to Boston~!
Location: As stated above, it was within walking distance to many historic sites, plenty of fine dining and easy to get to Fenway Park for a baseball game.
This was a really nice hotel, more of a Boutique style. Comfy beds, neat atmosphere. Was centrally located in town within walking distance to everything historic to see. Subway right there to Fenway too.

Posted by , from Louisiana on Jul 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Global Business Travel Association convention..

Pros: LOCATION! Rooms are good and provide everything needed. Remodeled bathrooms, wonderful showers, excellent beds, room safe and big TV's.
Cons: Nothing I can think of.
Location: 1 block rom the harbor area, Aquarium, Duck Boats, step on/step off sightseeing buses, and street fairs. Not to mention the famous Legal Sea Foods.
I LOVE this hotel. It is reasonable, 1.5 blocks from the harbor, aquarium, harbor cruises, Duck boats, sight seeing get on/get off and sightseeing buses, etc. It is also a block from Legal Sea Food where I ate for both nights I was in town. Our convention was at the convention center in the Seaport part of town and the pick-up stop was 1.5 blocks away at the expensive Marriott Long Wharf. I loved my room at the Harborside Inn of Boston, a boutique hotel. It wasn't large but was very comfortable and remodeled. The room bar was just a small refrigerator which I prefer! There is a room safe, a sofa, table/chairs and large TV. The bed was so comfortable that I hated to get up in the morning. This is an old building which has charm because this is BOSTON! The listing that I saw indicated there isn't a restaurant and this is true if you're looking for a "restaurant". It has a bar area that is nice and at the opposite end, a breakfast center... perfect to grab breakfast before you head out the door. Next to it is a Harborside restaurant but you are also surrounded with restaurants galore. Forgot to mention there are several computers for your needs.This is now my GO TO HOTEL whenever I come to town and I plan to do it several times a year. Thank you Harborside Inn!

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Jul 19, 2017

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2 out of 5
Location was great! Hotel especially room needs updating! Good for price we got it for and for 1 night!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice enough, but small rooms

Pros: Location in the city is great. Walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and the water.
Cons: Need valet service and need a workout facility.
Location: A lot of bars/restaurants.
Getting to the hotel in my car was very difficult, and parking is not at all convenient.

Posted by on May 12, 2017

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3 out of 5

Minimal services; not everything worked

I appreciate having a low-cost hotel with minimal services with close proximity to the downtown area. It's clean, and it's chic. That said, the services they DO offer should work. In my latest stay, the TV would shut itself off randomly (sometimes after 90 seconds of watching), the radio played with an un-listenable amount of static, the low setting on the hair dryer didn't function, and the room had mosquitoes. For the price I paid, that's unacceptable. I let the desk staff know, and they didn't offer a refund or a voucher or in any way try to make it better for me. It was more like "okay; thanks for the feedback." I was in a rush, so I didn't press the issue - but I think if they valued my business, they should've offered.

Posted by , from Hollis Center, ME on May 9, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location, lots to offer.

Pros: Location and services
Cons: Room kinda warm
Location: T train right there, Harbor, Aquarium, Quincey/Faulien Market, LOTS to do can walk to almost everything. No car needed .
Will stay here next time for sure. T train right out the door. Can walk to SO MUCH. Loved it !

Posted by , from Milwaukee on Apr 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

Highly recommend.

Pros: I LOVED the design and decor of this hotel. Perfect location and easy to get to. Cozy and comfortable room.
Excellent location, super friendly front desk, and very trendy in decor. After reading some reviews, I was looking forward to a nice room, but possibly dealing with loud street noise and it was actually very quiet. I don't know if it was a quiet time of year in Boston or just a room tucked away from the street, but it was a perfect stay.

Posted by , from Saratoga, NY on Mar 8, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in (or near) the heart of downtown

This is a great location. Comfortable rooms with a good view (if you're staying on the 8th floor as I did you can look out over the harbor.) Friendly staff and reasonable rates. My room did have a musty smell in the restroom, but other than that I'd stay there again. Also, you do hear the street down below (cars honking and pub crawlers shouting) so if you're a light sleeper I'd recommend a room away from State street

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location, wonderful amenities!

Pros: The location was great, and the facility itself was very chic and classy.
Cons: Nothing, loved it
Location: Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Black Rose Restaurant, Starbucks, Brooks Brothers, all kinds of choices.
The hotel was close to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and a number of great Boston restaurants. At this time of year, it was a wonderful opportunity to get some fantastic pictures of the holiday decorations. The facility itself was very chic and modern, with large, comfortable rooms.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Dec 3, 2016

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About the Harborside Inn Of Boston

Location 185 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A library, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Harborside Inn Of Boston. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Boston hotel is smoke free.

  • 98 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1858
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Train station: Boston-Back Bay Station (3 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Harborside Inn Of Boston offers 98 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and complimentary weekday newspapers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Boston hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Harbourside Lounge - Onsite cocktail bar.

Nearby Activities

Visitors and locals sail, kayak, and row on the Charles River one mile from the hotel, and joggers run through parks on the river's banks.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Hotel Names

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