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... it has been restored quite a bit. Lots of cannons and rigging. The tour was let by a navy guy it is still run and maintained by the navy.
By the time we were done the day was getting on so just spent some more time wandering the streets looking at the sights. Boston is a very pretty town with lovely parks and harbour.
Our last dinner at 75 Chesnut again for their wine Wednesday very nice. Off to New York tomorrow on the AMTRAC ...
... t be ***** going through the small talk of getting to know people now just to forget them tomorrow. I was told before I came this would happen. I think I've also become more of a lone wolf as time has gone on which doesn't increase the drive to go forth and meet people. So instead of beers I headed back to the cinema to check out Riddick. Riddick the character is a favourite of mine. I'm big on the anti heroes, and the first film Pitch Black had some decent ...
Today me and 4 friends from camp left Boston for Orlando, Florida. Checking in at the airport and going through security, waiting at the terminal finally made me feel like I’m really travelling! I love that I’m exploring the states with people I didn’t even know 9 weeks ago but are now great friends. Americans are absolutely wonderful people. I know we’ve got a bit of stigma for what the typical American is like and I’m sure there’s a ...
Today we decided to follow the 2.5 mile long Freedom trail around Boston. Having mastered the metro system, we traced this fascinating red line through Boston. It's a city for walking, and the Freedom trail takes you past most of the main places of interest.
We learnt loads - the history of Boston ...
... K9 was interested because my clothes smelled of my own dog. When I finally reached the naked scanner and was asked to step aside, I learned the real reason. My lower back had decided to go on vacation a few days early, and the chemicals in the ThermaCare heat patch I was wearing around my waist was apparently registering questionable to both canines and scanners. Luckily, after an explanation and a quick pat down I was on my way without incident. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boston Harbor Hotel
Great Service, Great hotel
I have to disagree with the previous two reviews. My stay at the Boston Harbor boasted an impressive hotel staff that was most accomodating to my needs. In addition to the luxurious and spacious rooms, the Boston Harbor is an overall excellent choice.
When looking for a hotel to spend our Annivarsary, we were torn between the Nine Zero Hotel, and the Boston Harbor Hotel. The price difference was minimal. Seeing that the BHH was supposedly a 5-star property according to some sites, I selected it. Boy, was I disappointed.Now, don't get me wrong, the location, and the facility was superp. We were upgraded to a corner Harbor view deluxe room with was very nicely furnished with an incredible view of both the harbor, and the City, from 3 very large windows on two sides of the room. The room was clean, and modern, except for a small 21" tv, that was dwarfed by the size of the room.Check in was smooth, although I got ripped off with the cab ride from the airport. DONT TAKE A CAB!!! The "T" station is only a block from the hotel, and it takes you right to the airport for 1.25. Its only a 5 minute ride, and the cab was 20.00.Now, Ive read all the write ups that boast of the incredible turn-down service at the BHH. Having been up since 4 am, we got back to the room at 930pm to turn in, and the room had not been serviced. In fact, they removed my minibar key, so we couldnt even get a drink. Why would they do this when we just checked in? I called down to the desk, and we were asked to vacate our room for a bit, so housekeeping could service the room. When we got back, the bed was turned down, and robe and slippers in place. There was a pitcher of ice water on the desk as well.The next morning, we set off to tour Boston, and when we returned that afternoon, only the bed had been made. None of the trash had been taken out from the night before, nor had the ice or water been changed. A bit frustrated, we changed and went out for dinner. We returned at 11pm, and again, the room had not been touched! By this time, im totally pissed, and just said forget it, and we went to bed. Sunday am, I am awoken by constant knocking on the door by housekeeping. She totally disregarded the fact that I pushed in the DND button. When I called to complain, we were sent a voucher for the breakfast buffet.Looking for some redeeming quality, I was sadly disappointed by the buffett. Very basic at best, and my wife's omlette was served on a dirty plate. There were several dirty plates in the stack at the buffet, and the wait staff just didnt seem to care.Needless to say, the BHH is not a five star property. The facility itself may be, but don't expect 5-star service. As a travel agent for 15 years, I would never send another client there where Boston offers so much more.
Poor servic in Boston
The Boston Harbor was Extremely disappointing not worth the cost compared to other Boston Hotels. The staff was in dire need of training in a variety of areas. We had to appeal to senior management in order to receive the minimal level of service from hotel staff.
My stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel was incredible! The moment I stepped in the door to the lobby my luggage was whisked away from me. When I opened the door to my room, I couldn't believe my eyes! Beyond the beds in this spacious room was a floor length window with a breathtaking view of Boston Harbor! The beds in the hotel were very comfortable. The mini bar was stocked with all sorts of goodies such as candy, chips, water and gum. The bathroom was luxurious. I believe the floors, counters and walls were made of Italian marble. The service here is amazing. When I called for ice, it was brought to me in about a minute.
Step inside the doors of the Boston Harbor Hotel, and you'll be transformed into a world of quiet opulence, luxury, and relaxation. The hotel offers impeccably clean and well-appointed rooms, exceptionally comfortable bedding with down comforters, spacious, sparkling marble bathrooms with additional telephones, great views of the city or harbor, fine dining, and superb service. The rates are somewhat high, but not outlandish, and to many, is in fact a small price to pay for a much-needed escape. The staff are dignified individuals, but I did not feel they were "snobbish" in the least. Most will do whatever they can to accomodate you. You can request a free room upgrade depending on what they have available, and can request early check-in and late check-out (you may never want to leave!) Each room comes with a mini-bar refridgerator. The hotel does not have soda machines and is not on top of any mini-marts - so be prepared to bring your own drinks, visit the bar, or order room service, if you find $3.00 per can excessive. The hotel does allow pets of all kinds. The spa and pool are exceptionally nice and clean, and I've returned there several times since my last hotel stay. Locker rooms are also clean and orderly. The massage therapist I always request is Ray, and he does an excellent job. (Note that half hour massages can be requested - they usually automatically sign you up for an hour, so be careful you specify what you want! I find the half hour massage to be sufficient and just as fufilling as the full hour, and the price is more reasonable. Snacks are available by the pool. There is a full service health club available, which you may use free while staying at the hotel, or join seperately. (All massage patrons that are non-hotel guests receive complimentary use of the spa and health club for the day.) There is live entertainment on the wharf in season at night. The dining is superb, but again, be prepared to pay. The hotel does have a complimentary shuttle car as available, which will bring you anywhere in Boston free of charge (remember to tip, however!) Note that this feature is not advertised - you do need to request it. The water shuttle from Logan arrives directly at the hotel, which is a nice alternative to sitting in traffic. For those desiring public transportation, the blue line subway (at the aquarium) and red line (at south station) are within five minutes walking distance. The hotel is located in the heart of the big dig, and the accessibility to downtown will be much easier when this is complete. Overall, it's ambient hotel with fine accomodations, available to those willing to pay on the high end of hotel room rates. (Remember, booking online will get you the best rate possible!)
Like another user, my wife and I stayed here one night for our anniversary even though we only live a short distance away. Outstanding is the word! Very prompt and courteous service. Nice big room for what I consider a reasonable price (a suite with king sized bed, on a Friday night, for less than $250). Quite literally right on the water so you can walk around and look at all the ships. The big dig on the other side is a little ugly (especially crossing the street to go do anything in town), but bearable. Walking distance to Faneuil Hall. Take a horse and carriage ride while you're in town!
Only complaint is that they left us a NY Times in the morning instead of the requested Boston Globe. Yes, that's really the only thing I can think of.
I've always wanted to stay here despite living a mere half hour away.
Spent 2 nights and had a great experience. Staff very helpful. They do have a complemtary vehicle (taxi) which we did not find out till we were checking out. Enjoyed water ferry ride from airport. Restuarants in hotel crowded with business people. Wonderful view of the river.
Excellent, upscale hotel with the most amazing service. We were greated by friendly, attentive doormen and all staff were very courteous and dedicated to pleasing us. When we called to ask where the ice machine was located, they delivered ice straight to our room, every time. Received a fax under our door promptly. Woderful harbor view from huge window. The bellhop brought our luggage to our car in the parking lot so we wouldn't have to bring our car around to the front of the hotel. The rooms are serviced TWICE a day, new towels, slippers and robes laid out for you, Baci candy on the pillow. When we called the front desk, room service, etc. we were always addressed by our name. The gym and pool are the nicest we've seen. Prices vary, but worth it!! Will return.
What an experience!
Extremely pricy but worth it! Service was impeccable! View was amazing! Food was wonderful. I wish I could have stay there more than one night, but I would have had to remortage my home!