Harborside Inn Hotel, Boston
Reviews - Harborside Inn Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Budget Traveller
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Wonderful Place to Stayfrom Joanne205
We also took the T from the airport - what a bargain at $1.25 per person - free shuttle from terminal to airport T stop, only 2 stops from airport to Aquarium T stop. Elevator at Aquarium T stop made luggage handling easy. Exited T at hotel doorstop!
Perfectly situatedfrom LDouglas
Room at the Inn!from tcaruso768
What you CAN expect is a nicely furnished, clean hotel with smaller rooms with charm.Bathrooms are small, but the bath was hot and wonderful, I felt like I was at home. Exceptionally nice reception staff, who are willing to assist with directions and ideas for places to visit. The restaurant downstairs is excellent and the staff is wonderful also. The coffee was wonderful! (I did wish (upon a late check in) that the restaurant had been open later (had to order pizza from Dominos) - but again, this is a boutique. One morning, while I had to go see if my sister was arriving, the ladies in the restaurant, held my table and reheated my food and had a cup of coffee waiting for BOTH of us, when we finally returned - it was cold and rainy, and I appreciated that thoughfulness!
I loved staying here - it was perfect for me, close to Fanuiel Marketplace, Quincy, Aquarium, Freedom Trail - we even walked, yes! all the way to Newbury Street and downtown returning at midnight - very cool, and seemingly safe! The rates were good, and again for a more budget minded traveller, or short term, this is one of the best options going. It is no frills, but decently so. Also right next to a T-stop, so convenient, although I didn't use it. I really liked this place - as a solo traveller on this trip, I felt safe and watched over.
I would return again for the location, the exceptional staff, the price and the coffee!
Almost perfect....from kidmozart
The hotel is, literally, steps from Quincy Market... go across the street and down a short block and you are there. The North End is a short 10 minute walk away, and most of the Boston sights are within a 10-15 minute walk. Additionally, there is a T stop right outside the hotel where you can get on the subway to go anywhere in the Boston Metro area. In short, The location of this hotel is hard to beat... it is in a PERFECT place for a visit to Boston.
We reserved an interior room based on some of the other reviews on this site. The interior rooms have a window that looks out on an atrium and the elevator lobby on each floor. The room was very clean and quiet, our one complaint is that it was not lit well enough. We tried to keep the blinds on the window open, but due to being so close to the elevator, if we had them open other people could see into our room. My wife called down to the desk to ask for an exterior room, but they didn't have any so we stayed the two nights in the interior room. When she called she asked the staff member at the desk about noise in an outside room and they said really one only should worry about noise if they are there on the weekend, during the week it generally is not very noisy outside the hotel at night.
We would definitely stay at the Harborside again... probably we'll try an outside room next time. :-)
Great location!from A TripAdvisor Member
Good Price, Great Location, but...from a206439
Friendly, convenient and unbeatable valuefrom RednBlue
Thoroughly Enjoyablefrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you are a partier stay here, otherwise stay away!from A TripAdvisor Member
Harborside Inn is the best in Boston!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Boston
Wonderful food and drink Many amazing restaurants near to the Hotel: Durgin Park (in Faneuil Market; waitresses were very friendly and did not live up to their reputation of being the contrary), Legal Sea Food (Long Wharf), Giacomo's (North End and definitely worth the wait; if you have the opportunity, do join the line outside the restaurant. It moves quickly. But if there are 2 of you and you choose to share the House Special "Zuppe de Pesce", make sure you are hungry; it is HUGE), Barking Crab (about 5-10 minute walk down Atlantic Avenue), Ye Old Union Oyster House (along the Freedom Trail). For lobsters, eitther get them steamed or boiled; the baked stuffed lobsters are drowned in other types of seafood (prawns and scallops) in some breadcrumb sauce and it drowns the natural sweetness of the lobsters, which is a shame.
Visit JFK Library at UMASS Take the "T" to visit the JFK Library. It's great.
No car needed in Boston! There is absolutely no need to have a car when you stay in Boston. First, navigating the city is difficult because most of the streets are one-way. We missed a turn and it took is 15 minutes to get back to the same spot because we had to go all over the city first. Also, parking fees in Boston are unreasonably high. Had we kept our rental car, our hotel offered a "discounted rate" on parking...but it was still $25 per day! You pay for parking when you leave the garage, so we could have easily paid a ton of money on parking alone. Lastly, everything in Boston is either within walking distance or a short ride on the ultra-convenient T or by taxi. At least you can avoid the stress of driving downtown...I was shaking by the time we returned the car, and I was the passenger! Return the rental car, or take a taxi straight from the airport!
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- Address: 185 State Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02109 - United States
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