4.0 out of 5

"My fiancé and I were looking for a overnight getaway in downtown Boston. The Harbor side was perfect. It was literally a 3 minute walk everywhere we w ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 11 Feb 2018

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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.

Harborside Inn Of Boston ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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
5 out of 5

Really great time in the heart of the city

Pros: The rooms were clean and the staff was very accommodating.
Cons: The parking garage was not attached to the hotel. It was only a 2 minute walk though
Location: Downtown Boston, Right near Quincy market, and the New England Aquarium
My fiancé and I were looking for a overnight getaway in downtown Boston. The Harbor side was perfect. It was literally a 3 minute walk everywhere we wanted to go. the staff was even great with giving directions to those of us that are directionally challenged in a new city at first. It really was an amazing time and the hotel and it's staff exceeded our expectations

Posted by , from Western MA. on Feb 11, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 17, 2018 by Jeff

Thank you for your 5-star review! This would be great for everyone to know about us...thanks for sharing! Come back and stay with us again soon.

5 out of 5

Overnight stay in Boston

Harborside Inn was a very nice hotel to stay in and was close to many attractions near Boston's waterfront area. It had a nice lounge with entertainment on Saturday evening, friendly staff and very clean room and lobby. Only draw back was noise by cars beeping horns late at night on street side of hotel. Other than that, it was wonderful and I would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from CT on Jan 30, 2018

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Apr 17, 2018 by Jeff

Thank you for your 5-star review! Come back and stay with us again soon.

4 out of 5

Very pleasant, clean and comfortable. Great locati

Location: less than a block from Qunicy market, across the ave from harbor and aquarium, nice eateries and pub all close by.
Very pleasant great location, close to lots of good resuarnts and pub. walking distance to all major attractions and affordable

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

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Apr 17, 2018 by Jeff

Thank you for your 4-star review! Come back and stay with us again soon.

3 out of 5

Good location dated hotel

Nice location close to waterfront and Faneuil hall. Room was clean a little small Nothing complimentary not even a bottle of water. Price was decent. Again hotel was dated.

Posted by , from mass on Dec 23, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 17, 2018 by Jeff

Thank you for your review! We don't offer "complimentary" and charge more for the rooms like most hotels. We keep an option available in the city that offers good prices for just what you need in a hotel. And then we offer a killer atmosphere with a very friendly staff. Come back and stay with us again soon so we can earn a 5-star review the next time around

5 out of 5

Thanksgiving Mini Vaca

Pros: location
Cons: heat regulating
It was perfect location to all we wanted to see and do and the staff was very helpful on recommendations. Room was small but perfectly met needs. Bathroom was very large. Heat was difficult to regulate so was very Warm. Enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

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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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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)
  • Metro station: State St. Station (0.4 km / 0.2 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


Optional extras

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

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per 24 hours

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

Hotel Names

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