Seaport Boston Hotel
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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 …
... her alone.
Some of our favorite highlights from our stay with the Bullocks: Wren and Arabella going on "ghost hunts" around the house (very fun, but then Wren was too scared to sleep); Piper making friends with everyone, chasing the cats and dogs around and performing for us; some great home-cooked meals and pumpkin lattes; and the last night, when Wren and I made a spaghetti dinner to thank our hosts for their kindness. We had a great time, and we can't say ...
... they can see you though, as some people told me they were in the room with the door open since it was chilly out and they missed it, so had to get the next one. I was assigned room 719 which is at the back of the property. The room was everything I expect of a simple motel; it was clean and functional. The décor was peach colored walls, dark pink/red carpet and light wood tones. My building was near the train tracks and trains pass by about every 15 ...
... I had no idea he was the one who came up with the freedom of religion concept. We were off again and headed for Connecticut and our other NPS visit to Weirs Farm. Unfortunately, we showed up at the historical site only to find out it isn't open, except Thursday- Saturday. The nice maintenance person however showed us around a bit and got us our passport book stamp for the site. Such nice people who work in the National Parks. She recognized our ...
... the street from the memorial into Paddy O's pub. I don't remember much of this place just because we were so tired and just wanted a drink. From what I do remember though it was cool inside, and there were a number of other bars along the same road; I can see where this would be a lot of fun!
After our break we wandered into the Faneuil Hall Marketplace and enjoyed walking around there. We ended up crossing back over where we were supposed to meet up ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- 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.
3. For smokers, this may not be the place to go. The entire building is smoke free and you must initial an agreement that you will be charged a $150 "cleaning fee" if you are found to have smoked in your room. If you smoke, be prepared to fill unwanted.
4. For business types and conventioneers, the hotels has a choice location. For those on vacation, maybe not. The new seaport area has no public transportation so you either have to hoof it over to South Station to the subway on weekends (not pleasant in inclement weather) or take a taxi to the rest of Boston and back to the hotel. Business types and conventioneers have easier access to the World Trade Center across the street and the use of a free workday shuttle to South Station to reach the financial district a couple of blocks from South Station. Also, there will be direct foot bridge access from the hotel to the new Convention Center when it's completed next year (04).
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!