Seaport Boston Hotel
Travel Blogs from Boston
17th to 20th Feb 2011
18th Feb - Today started early and wandered downtown trying to find a place for Breakfast. Got on the hop on/hop off trolley tour of Boston which was nice as there wasn't too many people on it. We went to Fenway Park which is home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team (a bit like Adelaide Oval to Adelaidians or the MCG …
... with whipped cream at starbucks. We had lots to catch up on and she seems to be enjoying the exchange life almost as much as I am.
And now, it is time for another week of school, meetings, dinners, essays and preparations for the trips that are yet to come! Namely I’ll be spending the upcoming weekend in the Big Apple (not the store, but New York City), and in only two weeks I will be driving around Key West, Florida. Enough to look forward to I would say! ...
... extra long weekend. But there is more to it! On this American federal holiday, every third Monday of January, the Americans commemorate Martin Luther King and the role he played in the civil rights movement, protesting racial discrimination. On this day they celebrate his life and his achievements through events such as lectures, concerts or simply a day off work. I spent my day preparing some schoolwork and hanging out at the diner with friends. At night, I had two ...
... went home and had outpatient therapy or went to the rehab hospital. Even patients who had had severe injuries were transferred out quickly to a more appropriate setting to concentrate on rehab. A met an amazing man who had been involved in a motorbike accident and had lost both his arms. He had various other injuries including a dislocated patella and abdominal injuries leading to a colostomy. He had spent 10 days in the ICU, 3 days on the trauma ...
... next week where I can do very little. Figures of the Scholarship Number of Cities/Towns visited; 23 Number of States visited; 11 Number of hospitals visited; 11 Days spent at conference; 5 Number of journeys via aeroplane; 10 (10 721 mileage miles) Number of train journeys; 4 (145 miles-as the crow flies) Number of bus journeys; 46 Maximum temperature; 32 degrees Minimum temperature; -12 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Seaport Boston Hotel
After reading the glowing reviews and a very attractive on-line room rate, we stayed here for the recent 4th of July weekend. Overall this is a very nice property with a courteous and helpful staff, but please be aware of the following: 1. Yes, there is a "no tipping" policy, but you're billed a 15% service fee for all incidentals to the room rate, including parking. So while the room rate is attractive, be prepared to pay an additional $24/night for "self-parking" (more for valet) and a $3 service fee. I asked why I was required to pay a $3 service fee to park my own car, and was told this was for the privilege of unlimited in and out of the garage.
Very nice hotel
The hotel was very nice, and very clean. The floral arrangements were the most beautiful I have ever seen. Great price, great service, nice concierge. The hotel helped to make it a very pleasant trip. Nice workout facility too.
Although the Seaport's location is not the best (unless you have business at the Trade Center), the cleanliness, facilities and standard of service are second to none. In particular, the fitness and swimming pool areas are excellent, and the Aura restaurant provides top class cuisine, albeit at a price. The 'no tipping' policy is also a refreshing change from the usual rip-off from the big chains. Transportation usually involves a taxi journey, but this will improve once the Trade Center 'T' station opens. The free provision of InterNet access is another big plus.
Wonderful Refreshing the Place to stay
I travel to Boston quite frequently and decided to stay at the Seaport in order to be closer to the airport. What a wonderful surprise! Great hotel, great staff, great rooms!! Highly Highly recommend it!
Places to see and stay or not
We stayed at the Seaport Hotel. It was not that great unless you are really into athletics. No jacuzzi, only a lap pool and male and feamles had their own saunas in bathrooms. Three years ago we stayed at the Boston Harbor and it was fantastic even the view from our balcony.Conceire's were most helpful. We went to Dick Last Resort great food and FUN, you need a sense of humor to go there, music was awesome. JFK Library was really interesting too. Fenail Hall a must to go too. The people are very helpful everywhere.
What a pleasant surprise from a property that doesn't have a brand name (Westin, Hyatt, Marriott, etc.) in front of it. Property is in very good condition and rooms are spacious and clean. Our room was on the top floor and had a great view of the Boston Harbor and Logan Airport. Very young and energetic staff provides great customer service. The free shuttle bus that runs to and from the property to the nearby South Station is convenient to those without a car and wanting to catch the "T" into town. Warning about the shuttle - it does not run on weekends and while they allow baggage, do NOT expect help with your bags and you will have to stow them in the bus, not in the bagage compartment. This shuttle is NOT operated or affiliated with the hotel. Kudos also for the free high speed internet access and free desktop terminal in the lobby for guest use. We'd stay there again.
Good service at the Seaport Hotel
If you have business in boston at the trade Center, the sepport hotel is a must!. It is close by, it is 5 min to Boston Airport and that is fast for Boston traffic. The service is great, and the best part "no tipping" for the wonerful service you get.
Best kept secret in Boston
I just stayed at The Seaport Hotel because my condo was under construction and was very impressed. The hotel was absolutely spotless and the service was consistantly excellent. The best benefits of staying here, though, were that there is NO charge for high-speed internet access, local phone calls or toll-free calls and there is NO tipping anywhere! When you stay in a hotel for two weeks as I did, those petty charges add up. The health club is also awesome... brand new equipment, great lap pool and helpful personal instructor. I'd highly recommend this hotel - it's a "best kept secret".
The staff is incredibly helpful, no tips rule is strictly enforced, and the gym is nice. Resturaunt (AURA) is awesome. Beds are all right. Bathrooms are beautiful.
The location away from the T means that you aren't close to much in bad weather. There is a one way shuttle to the T as well as Fanuiel Hall, but it is quite infrequent. So prepare to plunk down some dough for cab rides (conveniently hailed for you by the energetic staff).
In fair weather, the children's museum and the Aquarium are walking distance, as are the seafood places/ battleship.
The Seaport is a beautiful, contemporary hotel. The bed is very comfotable. The staff is very accomodating. Great restaurant and bar. There are only two drawbacks.
1) You will spend a good amount of money staying there. If money is not an object, then this isn't a problem.
2) It is a little out of "downtown" which means you will need to take a taxi to most places.
Overall an excellent experience at the Seaport!