The Westin Boston Waterfront
Travel Blogs from Boston
5-6 September 2013
Well we left Hawaii at 8:00am on the 5th September and traveled all day and all night arriving at 5:55am on the 6th September at Boston Logan International. A short cab ride to the Westin for an early check-in, shower and breakfast at their very nice dining restaurant. Not wishing to waste time we packed our camera, …
So we drive to BWI, Mike's in a mood because he can't hang out with the theatre kids after school, and even tho they have a POTBELLY at the airport, the service and the 'tude sucks and it takes a 1/2 hour to ge a milk shake. really. One of those planes with four seats across, and we have to go down the steps, outside, back up the steps, and, yes, …
The coaching conference was AMAZING!! Wow!! During the conference I stayed at the hotel it was being held at - the Westin, home of the heavenly bed, and heavenly shower. I remember walking down to the conference room full of anticipation and a bit of anxiety over what was to come. I entered the room and the energy in there was absolutely amazing. I …
... battle to separate from the English began, including the famous non-violent protest of emptying British tea into the harbour - the Boston tea party!
We drove down the street where the Marathon bombing took place, and at the naval dockyard museum, we observed a minute's silence to commentate the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Two of the planes involved took off from Boston and 200 local lives were lost.
We also drove past the Cheers ...
... 8217; and finished off in the evening with some amazing fro-yo. On Sunday we went to a lake and had a delightful picnic in the woods. That night we had our last home cooked meal for a while, said our goodbyes and were back on the road at 2am, ready for the next leg of our adventure. We were rested and ready for Guatemala, ready to conquer that flighty temptress, the language of Spanish.
A huge thank you to Manda and Doug for having ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Boston Waterfront
Valet Parking service was overpriced, and service was slow.
Room cleaning was inadequate
All No smoking means that guests are always outside, smoking near entrances. Since management refuses to provide ash trays, BUTTS are littered everywhere.
There are no nearby restaurants available, and in-hotel restaurant was very expensive.
Hotel is situated in a heavy construction area... a very poor location.
Staying at Westin Boston Waterfront from July 31 - Aug 4th.
Westin Waterfront Just "OK"
Yes, this is a brand new hotel and yes, the lobby and common areas are very nice but the rooms.... the rooms leave much to be desired. In my opinion, they were small and very cheaply decorated. And, as I was traveling on business, I came in fairly late and prepared to order room service only to find a stapled few sheets containing the worst choices! I was unpleasantly surprised to find a burger, a turkey club, shrimp cocktail and a couple of salads (oh, and let's not forget the quesadilla). Come on! Again, I really expected more from a Westin. I paid quite little for this hotel (under $350) considering the prices in Boston -- brings to mind the whole "you get what you pay for" thing which, in this case, was quite accurate.
I have stayed at a number of Westin hotels over the years and have always found them to be of reliable quality and service. This hotel is definitely NOT a Westin class hotel. Though the hotel and rooms appear nice at first glance, after a while you realize a major problem -- the fumes from the new carpet, wallpaper and paint are ABOUT TO MAKE YOU SICK!! And unfortunately, the windows are hermetically sealed and DO NOT OPEN (called sick building syndrome).
The Westin Waterfront has been open for a little more than a month. This new hotel has a sophisticated, spa-like decor, with relaxing colors and an urban oasis feel. The rooms are comfortable, thought not very large. The staff all seem very pleasant and happy to be working here. The swimming pool and workout facility are attractive, though somewhat understaffed.
A very nice hotel
This is definitely a luxury business hotel, designed with an eye for the contemporary look, with New England touches.
The room was large, with the famous "Heavenly Bed". I loved the large desk area, with plenty of room to spread out with the laptop and documents.
They seem to have worked the bugs out of this place, given that it is only a few weeks old.
One word of caution: there isn't much within walking distance. A cab fare to get to the Backbay area (where the action is) is about $12.00 each way.
I would definitely stay here again, despite that.
We stayed at the hotel for 5 days while my wife attended a medical conference next door at the convention center. I know this is a new hotel, but shame on the management for opening a new hotel without properly training the staff. The location for the convention center is great, but not so good for walking around Boston; it is too far to walk. Check-in was great, by both the front desk and the bellman. The room was spacious and looked quite contemporary and fresh. Bed was very large and comfortable. That was the end of the good stuff! Bathtub had dirty boot footprint marks, the coffeemaker had old coffee sitting in there, 20 minutes on hold to talk to the front desk, Room service for dinner and breakfast was greater than 90 minutes each (they promised 30 to 40 minutes), Wireless internet was not properly connecting on the 11th floor on 2 different laptops (but they did charge me; later reversed) and told me that a technician would come up to help in the morning...... no one showed up. The cleaning ladies left dirty rags one day and the vacuum cleaner in the room the next day. The breakfast buffet was poorly stocked and staffed. Why does it have to take 15 minutes to bring butter? A small regular coffee "to go" from the restaurant was over $4! The lobby bar had only one TV & made it difficult to watch the World Cup games. The valet enjoyed driving my car but not helping me with our luggage. They did give me extra Starwood points for the hassles, but I will not stay there EVER AGAIN!!! Is this a Westin or a Best Western?
Stayed in this hotel recently. I must say this is the perfect place to stay if you are attending the convention next door. The room is large, clean and spacious. The decor is modern, clean and beautiful without being cold and austered. The bathroom is lovely. I managed to use the gym and it has all the equipments, running machine and dumbells for a gym addict like me. It also has a small pool and a jacuzzi area in the corner. Initially I have got hessitation of staying here due to itslong distant to the central back bay area. But once I got used to the subway train/bus system it was fairly straight forward. It takes about 5 mins to walk to the station (across the road from the hotel) and from the station it takes about 15 mins to back bay. The subway also connect you to the airport which takes about 15-20 min depend on which terminals you are departing from. During our convention all my colleagues were staying all over the city and it poured for 4 days and I was glad that I did not have to endure the rain and able to come back to my room for a rest in between. The service is good and helpful. During my stay the world cup is on and the manager allocated an area for us to watch most the matches. However I did not eat in the restaurant but the bar looks lovely. I would come back again if I return for convention in Boston.
Very nice stay
There are a few things that have to be ironed out at this brand new facility...but overall the rooms were lovely and the service very good. Enjoyed the food too!
We stayed here for work 4 days after it opened. Lovely for a convention hotel...kind of deserted area but a short cab from the North End.
Pool could be bigger, but all in all, a great hotel with friendly accommodating staff.