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Our last day in Boston started with us venturing to Long Wharf to take advantage of the guided tour of Boston Harbor included in our trolley tour package. My favorite site on the cruise was USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship still afloat. Launched in 1797, she allegedly earned the nickname "Old Ironsides" when enemy cannonballs …
Friday morning we were in search of two things: the North Street Grill, where AJ had found tiramisu french toast on her previous visit, and Marathon Sports, where we hoped to purchase Boston Strong t-shirts (of which 26.2% of the proceeds would go to the Boston Marathon bombing victims). And if, in the process, we happened upon several sights of …
My day started before dawn, as my husband (and airport shuttle) had a pre 8am meeting at work, which meant I was at the airport bright and early. (Okay, so just early, in my case.) In the endless security line, the adorable TSA K9 pooch (seriously, he was so cute I had a hard time not petting him despite his vest that stringently warned me not to) …
... It then tipped with rain and then poured with rain - I have included all the photos today because we got so wet we had to stop taking out the camera- imagine Lake District in poor kit and sleet rain.
We were soaked to the skin by the time we had queued for the aquarium for half an hour. They then swapped to timed tickets and we gave up.
"Lets go to the Boston Tea Party Boats Museum ...
... pocket money on gourmet jelly beans and pick and mix. By now it is nearly 4pm and tired. We head over to Copley Place and debate finding the shops there, but opted to head over to Fenway Park to the Red Sox store to get caps and t-shirts before the game on Friday evening. A couple of stops along the green line on the T (Boston's underground network) to Kenmore later and we followed the signs out of the station for Fenway ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Boston
I was excited to stay at this brand new hotel after receiving a mailer from Priority Club. The hotel is nice, but more so along the lines of a typical generic Westin than a hotel with an Interconi flag. The lobby is large, cavernous and what one would expect from a convention style hotel. The all day/night restaurant is good, but the overnight menu is limited, so I found out, and lacked creativity. My bedroom was large and comfortably furnished, just seemed to lack character and little touches of elegance synonymous with a luxury feel. One annoying problem with my room was that it faced a firestation on a main street and the sirens blared at random hours of the night which woke me up several times due to lack of soundproofing. The service overall was average, didn't seem authentic or personal, yet not bad be any means. All in all, not a bad stay, but wouldn't consider this Interconti as my first choice when visiting Boston again.
The hotel lobby is everything you would expect; elegant, large, and richly decorated. It has major wow factor if you're looking to wow someone on a business trip.
i booked five nights at the intercontinenal - 11th to 16th february.
I was quite excited to stay at this new hotel in Boston - I have always wanted to stay at an Intercontinental and was able to get a great deal ($149) for my Saturday night stay. While the design and decor are amazing, there were some disappointments for me. I am going to outline my positives and negatives below.
After reading the reviews and doing some research I decided on the Intercontinental Hotel for my son and I.
I was really pleased with my stay at the hotel at the end of January. The hotel staff gave me a good welcome. The hotel room was of a good size and very clean. All the fixtures and fittings were tasteful. The service at breakfast was also good and the bar was lively. The pool and gym were enjoyable to use. I stay at lots of Intercontinental properties across the world and I can definitely recommend this hotel to readers.
My friend and I just spent 12/16-12/17 at the new InterContinental Boston. I must say that this is a fine hotel! My friend used points so we were able to spend the night for free. We attended the Rockettes Christmas Show at the former Wang Center (now named after ANOTHER bank.......). We spent the day shopping at the Prudential Shops and Copley Place and ate lunch at my very favorite restaurant, Legal Sea Foods. We even had makeovers in Saks- thanks Ron!
A New Standard For The Chain
As stated before the hotel has just opened. Beautiful and clean is the theme at this new high rise hotel. Modern big rooms with all the luxury you would need. The spa and pool were great also.
The hotel restaurant and bar serves creative fare in a great atmosphere, however the service is not yet at full speed.
The hotel was close to a lot of great stuff as well.
Every aspect of this hotel should be used as a model for hotel management. The overall appearance of the hotel, inside and out, was immaculate. My girlfriend and I stayed in a King Deluxe room that far exceeded any expectations we might have had for a "Deluxe" room with amazing upgrades in making a guest's stay as comfortable yet luxurious as possible considering the rate(the television, the doorbell in place of knocking, the lighting, bathroom layout and design, etc.). The only thing more remarkable than the design was the hotel's exceptional staff . To specify a few: Kristen, the taller gentleman she was working with on the 3 -11 shift, and the female Area Guide attendant working at the time were all very friendly and made us feel at home. Greg, the luggage handler , was especially helpful in seeing us to our room with great courtesy and enhancing the check in process. Even the valet attendant who welcomed us at the driveway was exceptional. We could really not rave about this hotel and its excellence enough. The mentioned staff (along with the remainder that we did not have the fortune of meeting ) and the hotel itself deserves infinite praise. If this is how it operates before its Grand Opening, I can't wait to see it in full swing . We didn't want to leave . This was by far the best hotel that I have ever stayed at, and expect to see for a long time .