4.1 out of 5

"Cozy hotel great friendly staff a few steps from TD Garden " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Boston awaits you at The Boxer. Within steps you'll find TD Garden and Faneuil Hall Marketplace within a 15-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers, featured in all 80 rooms. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Room service, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a fitness center. Full breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 11 AM and on weekends between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star West End hotel, attractions include Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts State House.

The Boxer ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5

Boston experience

Cozy hotel great friendly staff a few steps from TD Garden

Posted by , from NY on Mar 6, 2017

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4 out of 5
it was a good hotel, great location for the bruins game we went to see. everyone was nice and helpful. the only thing is they over charged me $100 on my card with out letting me know they were going to do that. Waiting for the final bill (which was supposed to be emailed to me and I haven't got yet) to see if they returned my money.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017

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5 out of 5

Girls' weekend in Boston at the Boxer

I met a friend who was in the Boston area for the Thanksgiving holiday and booked The Boxer for our overnight stay. The hotel was a wonderful mix of old-fashioned and contemporary. The staff was courteous and helpful and the accommodations were very comfortable. The bed and linens were dreamy and I loved the L'Occitane bath products. The hotel was well-situated for our exploring. If it hadn't been raining, I would have enjoyed using one of the hotel's bicycles.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

The North End

Pros: The architecture of the building and the interior design of the rooms
Cons: Perfect
Location: Close to the North End and Faneuil Hall
The hotel staff could not do enough for you, the bartender Matty was a great guy and made a mean drink.

Posted by , from NJ on Sep 20, 2015

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5 out of 5

We never say "no"

The Boxer was not only lovely, boutique-y and chic, but they offered us big umbrellas on a rainy night so we could walk to dinner and when we came back cold and wet, went out of their way to make my daughter hot chocolate. I guess the cappucino machine was broken, but the hotel manager went in the kitchen herself and warmed milk on the stove to make it. Very sweet. Then, the day after we checked out when I called about the kind of shampoo they had in the shower (It was La Occitane de Provence, and I loved it), they actually went and got bottle to read to me the name from the label, so I could buy some for myself. Would stay at the Boxer any chance I get.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Sep 18, 2015

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5 out of 5

North end of Boston hotel

Pros: The room was quiet and the bed very comfortable.
Location: Close to everything... we were moving our daughter into an apt in the North End and it was easy to walk back and forth.
The Boxer is an excellent boutique hotel! The staff members are extremely helpful with recommendations and dinner reservations. The location is perfect.. close to everything. I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Vienna, VA on Sep 10, 2015

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3 out of 5

Good Location downtown Boston

Pros: Hotel and Bar Staff. Location in downtown Boston
Cons: Make sure the AC is fully functioning in the room. A bathtub in the room would be nice or a notice that there is not one since i normally assume
Location: Between Boston Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall. GREAT LOCATION.
SMALL ROOMS (or at least ours was small) Hotel staff was absolutely wonderful and very accomodating. Was able to add a crib to my room without any issues and the bar downstairs made any downtown extremely pleasant. The AC in the room didn't seem to keep the room that cool even when it was blasted. The room was fairly tiny. Much smaller than I expected for the money paid. This could be a biased view since I am not use to getting hotels in the middle of a downtown metropolus. The room was clean but hard to manage with a 2 year old. No room to seperate his sleeping area and no bathtub to give him a bath before bed. The beds were very comfortable and windows gave a great view of the city. Food at the restaurant was very good and well priced. Again the waitstaff for the restaurant was wonderful along with the bartender and bar manager. Hotel staff helped us out by heating up our babies milk in their microwave since there was not one in the room.

Posted by , from Western MA on Jul 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great service, friendly staff, great location

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
The best location. Near hitorical sites, lots of restaurants. Loves bieng near Little Italy. A safe loccation to walk around.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Feb 24, 2012

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3 out of 5

Nice Hotel, but overpriced Valet Parking!

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, walking distance to quincy market & bars, outdated tv's
Cons: valet parking $42 per night
We booked a 5 Day trip to Boston and found online the Bulfinch to be the nicest looking and affordable hotel closest to tourist attractions. Once we arrived we were pretty dssapointed for the following... #1 Valet Parking is $42 per night (you don't really need a car in Boston if you are staying in the city, but we planned to visit the outskirts of Boston so we did). Its overpriced! #2 the room furniture was outdated - its obvious they updated most of the paint, lamps and other decor, but we had an old TV (not plasma as advertised on their site) old coat closet , TV stand and desk. If these items were updated the whole room would like nicer. #3 i travel often and this was the first time I slept in a bed with only 2 pillows and only sheets. A nice thick bed cover would be nice :/ Rooms are a bit small, but worked out well for only the two of us. Again, I was very disapointed with the valet pricing - especially one night when we came back and the valet was closed and the guy in the front desk was lazy to take our keys and park the car when we already had paid the full night. The Tapas lounge at the hotel is very nice and the staff is very welcoming. I do recommend having a drink and try the delicious Tiramisu. Location is great. It's a short walk to Quincy Market, Waterfront area and North Station. For some reason the hotel website has pictures of the room accents, but not the whole room. Better pictures would helpful. In overall, It was a nice stay except for the items mentioned.

Posted by , from Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA on Dec 20, 2011

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4 out of 5

This hotel was conveniently located.

Parking is and additional fee. There was no street parking.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the romantic The Boxer. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Boston hotel is smoke free.

  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • Built in 1904
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 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
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Train station: Boston-Back Bay Station (3.3 km / 2 mi)
  • Metro station: North Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Boxer offers 80 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

The Boxer has a restaurant serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

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

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Weight limit: 50 lb

Policies

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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

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 7 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 47.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay

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

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Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.