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“Tremendous value for the location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harborside Inn
Ranked #49 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Greenville, South Carolina
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tremendous value for the location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

This is a somewhat bare-bones, nicely decorated hotel near Fanuel Hall, the waterfornt and "hop-on-hop-off" tours. For the location, the price was fantastic! I went to Boston in December of 2010. The hotel is a renovated mill or industrial building. Lobby is small and cramped, but well decorated. Staff was young and quite casual. A little disappointing, but once I had my room key, I didn't care.

My room was confortable and stylishly decorated. The bathroom is quite modern. Liked the hotel and would recommend it for a short stay, in spite of the front desk staff.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012 via mobile

It is located right at the Aquarium T stop and easy to get anywhere in the city. Simple, clean, quiet room. Free coffee downstairs.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

This hotel is an old spice warehouse turned into a hotel. Location was awesome. Right in the middle of the excitement and within walking distance of many things. Rooms were designed very cool. Staff was less than pleasant. Air conditioning went down for 2 days and a night leaving the room ver hot and muggy. Unpleasant for that night would be an understatement.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012 via mobile

I'm usually pretty good at scoping out places to stay but this was a big miss. Dorm like rooms, funky bedding, towels that are nearly rags. Coffee in the lobby and computers, but no laundry service. Boston hotels are pricey and this one is no exception. But the value is not there. If i had to do it over, i would have paid more to stay in the nearby Marriott, or any name hotel.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location: walking distance to Columbus Park, Faneuill Hall, Quincy Market, Aquarium. Lots of nearby historic sites as well, such as the Boston Massacre memorial, Meeting house. The staff was wonderful, very accomodating. I arrived early on a Sunday when they were full, and normal check-in isn't until 3 pm. I waited in the lobby (comfy couches) and they had a room ready for me within 30 minutes.

However....the complimentary internet did not work 2 of the 3 days I was there. After spending 45 minutes on the phone with their support group, the only possible explanation they came up with was that their bandwidth was being totally used, as the hotel was full. C'mon, this was one of the reasons I chose this hotel!!! Also, I had one of the atrium rooms. It was too dark, even with all of the lights on, and depressing. Noise from the lobby and hallway also traveled up the atrium. Another negative: although there was coffee and tea in the lobby, I really prefer making my own so it's ready when I get out of the shower. Also, they lobby is undergoing renovation, so it's down to bare walls and ceiling studs.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Harborside Inn

Property: Harborside Inn
Address: 185 State St., Boston, MA 02109-2627
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#54 Business Hotel in Boston
#55 Family Hotel in Boston
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,625 - ₹ 24,576
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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