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Historical Traveler Reviews Harborside Inn Boston
One of the most disappointing hotels
We paid $185 for the night (plus $20 for off site parking) and didn't get to sleep until 4 a.m. We were on the second floor across the street from a bar. It was last month (October) and the Red Sox were in town so there was a party going on in the street outside the bar until after 2.
It was obvious that hotel renovations did not include any window soundproofing. We've stayed in hotels located right in the middle of railway stations in Europe and have never heard noise like this. I called the front desk at 1:30 and they said they were sorry, but it was a problem for the Boston building inspector (?), not the police. At 2:30, the party ended, and at 2:45, the employees of the bar started throwing bottles into a dumpster which was right under our window. At 3:45, a garbage truck came and unloaded the dumpster for 15 minutes. I complained at the front desk the next morning, and they could not have cared less. Another couple was checking out at the same time and they also mentioned the noise, but said they had used ear plugs. I am unable to do this, because my husband has balance problems because of a stroke and sometimes falls in the bathroom--I need to hear him.
Be very careful
I am planning on visiting Boston next week. I made my reservations by calling the 800 number to the Harborside Inn. I received a confirmation number as well. Well, I called this week to confirm my room and was told my reservation was made at another hotel-Newbury House. I was very upset. That was not where I made my reservations and I was not told they were bookig me a room at another location. The manager was very unsympathetic and offered no apologies.... she kept telling me I knew this... which I most certainly did not. Be careful, make sure you confirm where you are staying when you make your reservations with Harborside!!!
Weekend in Boston.
Van Morrison at the Fleet Pavilion...Fantastic Harborside Inn.....Fantastic...understated elegance and charm. Service was great... What a great way to spend a weekend in a great city like Boston. Will definatly recommend this charming hotel to friends/family.
We will be back....
A great find and a charming little hotel in Boston. Location is perfect, all the things you'll want to see and visit are within walking distance and the T stops right outside. Rooms are a little small by US standards but very clean and everything you need. Staff were very helpful and friendly. I'd definitely stay here again. Great value for money!
Very nice place. I would recommend it to anyone. The only thing I would say is to book a room on the 8th floor because it gets kind of loud on the weekends. All and all it was a good experience.
This was our first stay in the US, and we were very impressed with our hotel - the Harborside Inn, in Boston. The staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions, regarding train travel to Salem and Plymouth. The room was lovely and was kept clean and spotless throughout. We were impressed with Boston as a whole, friendly 'natives' and the smoke-free bars and restaurants were an added bonus. We would definately visit the area again.
Simple Hotel, Great Value, Excellent Location
I stayed there in July and used a reservation service through the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was at least $100-200 off the rack rate! It is a simple and clean hotel - with charm and exposed brick. There is no doorman, but what does he really do anyway. The desk staff was very friendly and was helpful with recommendations.
If you are traveling to Boston and planning on NOT renting a car, then this hotel is for you. Within walking distance of everything and the T stop (or subway) is right outside the hotel. You just need to take the T from the airport and get off at the aquarium stop, and you'll be right outside the hotel.
Don't pay more than $200/night for the hotel or you will feel ripped-off. Boston is an expensive city when it comes to hotel $$, so if you would rather explore the city and save money on the hotel than this is the place for you.
Everything was OK till my last night it rained. The ceiling leaked, later I found out it had done so before, and I was up part of the night changing trash pans to keep the water off the floor. The water also got on one of my sport coats. The next morning they offered me $20 for my troubles. I had to complain and get on the phone with the manager and he offered me 50% of for that night only. I was up part of the night, I saved damage to their floor, and he offered me $70. I will never go back or will my reps who frequent that city.
Location, Location, Location!!!
My husband and I went to Boston for our 1 year wedding anniversary and stayed at the Harborside Inn. We could not have been happier. The location was perfect. Only a block from Quincy Market. It was also very close to the waterfront, little Italy, and Boston Commons and the Public Garden. The only area we had to travel to see was the Prudential Skywalk, the Esplanade, and the original Cheers. Everything else was very close. The rooms were very charming. A bit small but very comfortable. We opted for a city view room which was really unneccesary because there wasn't much of a view. Not like you're looking at the skyline or anything. But this is Boston, not the Bahamas so what do you expect. I just prefer an outside room but for a little less you could have an interior room with views of the atrium. There is no bell hop or concierge or room service. But the people at the front desk are more than happy to help you with anything you need. The hotel is very basic in the way of amenities. The restuarant was a bit disappointing. Fine for a nice lunch but too informal for dinner. However, there were so many great places to eat within walking distance, we only ate there once for convenience. Overall, the place was excellent. If you care more about the location and charm of your hotel than you do about luxury and pampering, this is the place for you.
It's a charming hotel with attentive service. Excellent location! Maro Bistro is deelish!
TripAdvisor Reviews Harborside Inn Boston
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