There is a spectacular start to your stay at the Boston Harbour Hotel. We have always thought that the best airport arrival is at Venice Marco Polo: a few moments out of the terminal and you are on spectacularly scenic water taxi ride across the lagoon. Well what do you know? We have just discovered that pretty much the same experience is available at Boston Logan International Airport.
Just a brief (and free) shuttle bus ride from the terminal takes you directly to the water taxi stop. From here, it’s just a few dollars and a ten minute hop across the harbour to the city centre – with some wonderful skyline views along the way.
The taxi cruises right up to the hotel door where a hotel bellboy will be waiting to take your bags to your room. And so we start our stay at the Boston Harbour Hotel and the trip could hardly have a better start.
Airport convenience is not the only reason to stay at The Boston Harbour Hotel, it is great 5* hotel too. Leisure travellers will appreciate the stunning waterfront location as well as the fact that it is an easy walk to all of the city centre attractions via the Rose Kennedy Greenway park.
An enjoyable and easy stroll on the Harbor Walk takes you either to the New England Aquarium and the North End, or towards the Institute of Contemporary Arts.There is an indoor pool and spa, two great restaurants – the award-winning fine dining of the Meritage restaurant plus the waterfront Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.
Business guests will also find themselves just yards from Bostons business district in a hotel which also seems to overloaded with top level meeting, conference and event facilities – we understand The Boston Harbour Hotel is one of the best in a city with many great commercial hotels.
From June to August there is the bonus of live waterfront entertainment, and al fresco dining at the hotel’s own Summer in the City series. We enjoyed dinner whilst simultaneously watching sunset over the harbour and some great live musicians on a stage floating a few yards offshore.
The Boston Harbour Hotel rooms and suites face either city or harbour – views over the water are of course the preferred choice. Pick a Deluxe, Premier or Suite for extra space and more windows and ask for a room on an upper floor to make the most of them.
The decor is classy and understated with plenty of marine blue, grey and cream. There is no fancy design – the main attraction here is the expansive view from the big picture windows.
The beds are exquisitely comfortable and the extensive facilities include smart TV’s, an in-Room tablet, illy Coffee Machine and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Bathrooms are impressive with lots of marble, rainforest showers, baths and Lorenzo Villoresi products.
We did not want to leave The Boston Harbour Hotel of course, but a cocktail on the waterfront awaiting the water taxi and a picturesque ten minute cruise straight to the airport softened the blow an awful lot!
For more information visit www.bhh.com
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