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Rating: 3.93

Address: 185 State St, Boston, MA, 02109

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    Comments (101):

    1. Jim M.
    Location, location, location! Value, value, value! Steps from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the New England Aquarium, a few blocks to the North End. We choose the Atrium King Bedroom, very well appointed, spacious, with a great walk in shower, large closet, and a flat screen TV mounted on the wall. Also a VCR and stereo radio. The winter special room rate is $114.00 + tax/night. The rooms and common areas are immaculate! Parking is two blocks away at a discounted $28.00 per 24 hours. You won't find bellhops and the lobby is austure, nor is there a contenential breakfast, just complimentary coffee or tea. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful.

    20/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Emily S.
    This is simply an exquisite place to hang your coat for a few days.  The staff was wonderful when my husband and I stayed here.  We loved our room with all of it's charm and cleanliness.  The hotel also has a bistro on the main floor called Margo.  Well, it's been a few years since we were there, but the bistro was amazing... hopefully it's still there.

    05/09/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Mike E.
    Great hotel for the price. I stayed here in Jan 2008 for 2 nights and would stay here again. The location is perfect for the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, the harbor,  and some great food spots (1 or 2 T-stations away from the airport). The room is small (basically a college dorm room with a bathroom added), but again...well worth the price. There is free wireless internet access (and a free access on their hotel computer in the lobby).

    25/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Ervin B.
    I happened to stay here after having a little too much fun one Friday night. The staff was very friendly and helpful even at two in the morning and had no problem with me checking out a little later than normal.  Rooms exceeded my expectations and were very clean. Highly recommended.

    26/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Melissa L.
    No frills, but I would say that there are  just enough amenities for the money. It's typically below $130/ a night  & it's kind of fun to find out what type of room you might have. Some have fancy showers & flat screens while others have hardwood floors & exposed brick walls. It's also surprising that the price is so low even though it is right on State by the Old State House --- ohhh and there is a parking garage that is pretty much right next door that "only" charges $25 per 24hrs if you get your ticket validated at the hotel front desk. (75 State St -- entrance on India.) And if you like Irish bars there are at least 4 within sight distance.

    05/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. J J.
    The best deal for downtown Boston. Competitors asking 300$/ night. Stayed on a sun for 129$ and all the best sights right outside. Shot walk to south terminal and 15 min T ride to airport. The pillows are amazing! Room is super quaint, clean and updated. The best part is that the desk clerk was very hospitable and let me use the coputers and store my luggage even though I was unsure if I'd be staying for the night. I will definitly be returning!

    18/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Danny A.
    very very nice i love this place ill be staying there more often

    10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Caitlyn B.
    my boyfriend and i travel from nyc to boston a few times throughout the year as he has family who live in boston and we always stay at the harborside inn. we love this hotel! the rooms are wonderfully confortable, with exposed brick lining the walls and all the blues, greens and burgundys its nothing like the unwelcoming sterile feeling of a hilton or larger chain hotels. theres always free coffee and water 24/7 in the lobby and a 24 hour tedeschis right down stairs if youre looking for snacks. the staff if as friendly as you could hope for, answering every question with a smile regardless of what time of day or night it is. theres no room service, but with such a great location adjacent to fanuiel hall and the rest of the city youll find no shortage of great food and bars, as close across the street! if you feel like taking a stroll, you wont get very far (just a few short beautifully cobblestoned blocks) before youre smack in the center of some great american history. follow the freedom trail and still be close enough to drop off any shopping or take a quick nap in some of the most comfortable beds ive ever slept in! with north and south stations only a short walk away and a T stop right outside the front door, traveling around while keeping the hotel as a home base is super easy, affordable and convenient. a MUST stay for anyone from out of town, whether it be a romantic get away or a ruckus causing party weeked!

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Ali D.
    Best deal we found in Boston! Great location - nice, clean rooms - perfect no-frills stay. Honestly, when I travel for the most part I rarely use any of the amenities anyway, so why should I pay for them. I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Boston. It is right off of the T, so very easy to get to and from the airport, and pretty much anywhere else in the city. Walking distance to lots of great restaurants and sights.

    I'd have given 5 stars, except there while almost all of the staff we encountered was helpful and friendly, checking in there was the rudest, ditziest woman. She was unhelpful and totally not into giving any attention to the hotel's guests. You can be no-frills and still nice to your guests. All other staff was wonderful though.

    16/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Tina C.
    Location is great - Customer service, not so much.  The cheaper rooms have no view, except for a window facing the lobby and other rooms with the same view.  For $35-$50 + more you get a view of downtown.  The sound insulation sucks, so if you are here to party downtown, you won't have a problem, but if you need to get-up early in the morning, bring some earplugs to drown-out the party people outside.  You can also here other people in other rooms, including very heavy-footed people above.

    Cheaper rooms are small!  We upgraded and were told that we would get a queen bed...it was a double.

    31/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. thomas c.
    Great location, good price, and rather sexy inside.
    Exposed red brick walls. View of a really cool old building. Subway right in front of the inn. Harbor right across the street. Discount on parking to boot.

    30/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. H H.
    What a great home base for a vacation in Boston.  We staggered jet lagged onto a T from the airport-and behold, the Harborside was literally facing directly outside our T exit at Aquarium. Sweet.
    Nautically themed decor inside, row of computers for guest use, we were way too early for our room to be ready- and staff were helpful.
    Checked our bags, put up with us charging our phones and taking a powernap before setting out for breakfast.  LOTS to eat within walking distance.
    Room was fairly small, but we didn't come all this way to stay indoors-it was more than sufficient for us to rest each night and relax. My only wish would be for a fridge and coffeemaker...granted, they have free coffee in the lobby but I am picky about coffee, and their hot water was tainted by coffee taste which made my tea ick.
    Couldn't hear outside noise at all despite clubbing 1 or 2 doors down on Saturday night.
    GREAT price, solid place, clean, friendly staff, AWESOME location.  We will return!

    02/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. L L.
    Boyfriend and I booked 3 nights for Valentines day and loved it. The room was beautiful and classy. Nicest room ive stayed in. Booked on Expedia for only $79 a night. Close to food, trains, bars, shopping, and the aquarium. 24 hour food mart right next store. Loved Boston and this whole cute downtown area. Ps. Explore the Noth End at Hanover and Cross st, some fab eateries.

    16/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Carey M.
    Well designed unpretentious hotel. The room was clean and the staff wad pleasant. Our window actually opened!!! It is also in a great location. Walking distance to many places and Transit station just outside the front door. Will definitly stay here again if traveling back to Boston!!!

    07/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Victoria N.
    Wonderful location for hoho bus, harbor cruise, State House, restaurants. Room not huge but very adequate with great bed.

    19/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Mike J.
    stayed in boston before and the price with location is AS GOOD AS IT GETS! staff friendly, nice lobby, housekeeping wasnt annoying, but the keys outdated, yuck. needs valet parking too, DEF stay here again!

    18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Stacey D.
    Wonderful hotel! Beautiful rooms and one block from Quincy Market and the Freedom Trail. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful, price was lower than all other nearby options. No fitness room or continental breakfast, but has free wireless Internet. Would definitely stay here again, loved it.

    19/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Rob B.
    Just going through my reviews and noticed I mentioned the things for kids to do nearby. The only consideration is that this hotel does not have any large rooms to accomodate a family. All rooms have just the one bed and no pull-out so you would have to rent two rooms though considering the price it's still a great deal.

    17/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Dee L.
    Great location to walk to the water front, Fanueil Hall pretty much anywhere you would want to go. Rooms on the small side and the bathroom was tiny. Hard for 2 people to get ready for the evening with the bathroom so small and no other place in the room for a lady to apply makeup and or blow dry your hair. The room we had overlooked the street with the waterfront in the distance ;the down fall to that came at 2:30am when the bars let out and patrons thought screaming and yelling at the top of their lungs was an appropriate celebration on a Saturday night. Got a great deal on hotels.com if not for that wouldn't rush back so many other options in Boston to stay at.

    23/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    20. Katie S.
    Amazing staff, so much fun went there for my friends birthday i will definitly be going back if i need to stay in boston. the rooms are very cute and i had a king size bed for a friday night and it was only 125!. Great place and great service, right in the middle of everything

    29/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Jennifer F.
    Stayed here for 3 nights and I was extremely satisfied. It's clean,comfortable, and in an excellent location. Right out side the door is the T and a 24 hr convenience store. Faneuil hall is a block away, as is the aquarium.  We stayed in an atrium view king room.  I understood going in that I would not have a view of the outside, but well worth it for us.  It was quiet and spacious.  We had a fridge,but wish there was a microwave (I belive there is defenetly enough room for it). My one and only complaint was the shower head.  I had to stand so close to the wall to wash my hair, but it was detachable(shower head, not my hair) so I made it work.  Enjoyed a great weekend with my daughter.  Will defenetly be back!

    26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Anthony N.
    Selected this hotel based off of their website and reviews from others. Booked my room online, and everything was ready to go when I arrived.

    There is no parking in the immediate vicinity, but they do validate parking for a secure garage that is about a block down the road. There is also a valet spot out front of the hotel where you can leave your car while checking-in.

    The entire place is gorgeous, modern, yet sophisticated. Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms seem small at first glance, but in reality, they are quite spacious. Very comfortable, very practical and very aesthetically pleasing.

    As for venues, pick one, everything you need is within walking distance. Some of the best attractions downtown Boston has to offer are just a short distance from the hotel.

    Definitely going to become a regular spot for me. Thanks, Yelpers!

    14/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Peter M.

    Where else can you get a room a block from Fanueil Hall for less than $200 a night in the summer in Boston?

    The rooms are clean and simple. The bathrooms are clean, the bed is comfortable. The TV works. The place is quiet despite being right on State Street. I was there on Thursday and Friday nights and there is definitely some silliness going on in the streets around the place but I could not hear anything from my (6th floor) room.

    The pictures attached to this review are accurate.

    A great location literally 30 feet from the Aquarium T station.

    A definite recommendation if you want a good base of operations in the area.

    p.s. They still use keys! huh.

    17/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. C L.
    Stayed at the room on the 8th floor.  Location is excellent but for the average price of 150 dollars a night, I expected more. Sink was clogged, only queen beds were available, and yes, they use the key for the room (not key card).

    13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    25. T B.
    I'm writing this review from my hotel room at the Harbor Hotel.

    I booked the smallest room since I'm just in town for one night. I wanted something that was close to the T and yet affordable. The Boston Harbor Hotel is both - $120/night for an "atrium view" and the room is excellent. The Aquarium Blue Line stop is literally 10 (big) steps away, the Goodbar is next door, and the harbor is right around the corner.

    I simply can't bellieve that a hotel this nice was only $120/night, and this is the worst room they have available! This is definitely my new hotel to stay in when I'm in town.

    14/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Steve L.
    Wow, what a great location and reasonably priced.  Stayed here one night after we had a 3-day conference up in Danvers.  This place is next to Fanueil Hall, and walking distance to the North End, downtown, Quincy Market,....
    Walking distance to the Harbor, where I enjoyed a nice morning walk along the waterfront.

    Situated in an old building, walls of the room have brick on one side.  Rooms are clean and well decorated.  Great place to rest and take in the sights before heading to the airport the next day.  Another plus: the subway is steps away from this place, and will take you to the airport.

    24/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. S. K.
    Kind of pricey for this little hotel that the annoying taxi drivers don't even know the location to. I thought the price could've been discounted since they were doing construction. But it was worth it. The rooms are big with very high ceilings. The furnishings are pretty vintage looking with a chest in the room. There's also a desk and shelf. A very homey feeling. You even get a real key (not a card key). Also, when you check out, they have a baggage hold for 24 hours if you were going to sightsee before you left town; that was very convenient because that was exactly what we were planning to do. There is also computers for use in the lobby. Friendly staff. Centrally located right next to Quincy market.

    28/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Amanda H.
    There were some fine things about this hotel. I ,for one, LOVE historical buildings, and this one was converted fairly well into an inn. The bathroom were very nice, but the lighting wasn't very lady friendly. The large mirror in the room was sort of confusing.  Didn't really mind having it there, but it just looks like it's propped against the wall waiting to be hung. Must be a stylistic choice that went over my head. Bed was comfortable, but I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the strong blue light coming from the flat screen TV power button, and it shined directly in my face. Being that the TV is wall mounted directly in front of the bed, that was a problem. But, nothing a pillow or something over the eyes didn't solve.

    Fantastic area and very hip and pedestrian for an out of towner. Parking was a pain and super expensive (you need to park at 75 State street and it's like $30 a night). But, it's Boston. Whattaya want?

    People could be heard passing by the room because the floor is creaky right by my 4th floor room. Again, it's an old building, comes with the territory and I have real complaint about that.

    I checked out early on saturday so I could continue with my trip, and was pretty astonished to be able to hear a couple making love very clearly. The upper levels have an open concept structure, and the noise of a near-coitus woman was reverberating throughout the hotel.  I couldn't tell where it was coming from, but it was clear and hard to ignore. Not offended by it and I don't blame the hotel, but just want to warn people that Victorians didn't factor in sound barriers in their architecture, probably because they were so sexually repressed. So if you are going to do it on a Saturday morning, or any time, remember that you will have something of an audience.

    17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Tatiana B.
    Decent, clean hotel. Great location within walking distance of little Italy and the Quincy market. They store your luggage before check-in or after check-out. Expensive at 200+ per night. Wi-fi available. No breakfast included.

    19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    30. Tiana L.
    We had a really good experience here; really close to a lot of things, like the tourist attractions and public transportation.  The room was a little small, but it was celan and modern.  The front desk staff was friendly and gave us their advice on where to eat food.  We had no view, but we didn't spend much time in the room anyway.

    24/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Brady N.
    Excellent value for the price. Not overly fancy, but clean comfortable and in a great location. Stayed here for attending a wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel and paid about half there price of over there even with the wedding rate.

    Would definitely stay here again if in the area.

    31/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Amada W.
    I have stayed in this hotel on three or four occasions with a friend of mine who was visiting from NYC. I live outside the Boston area but wanted to show him around the city instead of the country, and this was the best price I could find in a pretty awesome area. It is right in the Financial District, across the street from the aquarium and just a block or two away from Faneuil Hall. It is also about a 10/15 minute walk from South Station which was perfect because my friend took the Lucky Star up in that's where it drops off. With all that said, if you are an out of towner  looking to experience the culture and rich history of Boston, this is probably the best deal you're going to get for a really nice hotel that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. I have never had the same style room twice which also makes it exciting.

    There is a lot to do around this area, so you may not be spending too much time in the hotel but when you are there it is very comfortable. Everything is clean and we were both amazed by the size and comfort of the bed as well as the nice big TV. The staff at the desk are very friendly, there are computers with internet access in the lobby as well. They run a bit slow but like I said, you'll probably be busy soaking it all in to care.

    There is a bar pretty much connected to the hotel, Good Bar. It's simple and has Buckhunter if you feel like getting rowdy and shooting stuff, but we went there once and the bartender changed my tip on the receipt to be $2 more then I wrote, but I may have been drunk so maybe I just have unreasonable qualms with her.

    A bit further down there is the Black Rose right near Faneuil Hall if you're in the mood for some music and Irish bartenders, or you can go to the Hong Kong and eat chicken sticks out of a bucket for $2. I've done both, both are hightly recommended. Even further down (about a 10 minute walk) near the Haymarket stop area some really great bars (Bell in Hand, Purple Shamrock, etc) if you want to experience some really good Boston night life because they're all packed together really close.

    Other then that--there is a 711 directly across the street, and a Tedeschi right next door to the hotel. I prefer 711 because they have tons of gross foods to eat at 3am when you're stumbling in drunk (the people at the lobby make sure not to let just any drunk in after hours, also.) The 711 also sells beer/wine/hard liquor which is great because I really can never find a liquor store around Boston. It's bizarre.

    Anyway, I am going to go again soon as a weekend date with my boyfriend. It's fun for both out of town people or true Massholes who just want to get rowdy and have a nice place to crash. If you are from around the area and are driving in, I would suggest parking at a garage a little furhter out like Alewife. I always park there--it's $7 a day, so $14 if you stay overnight and so on and so forth. Your car stays safe and all you have to do is take the red line in to somewhere like South Station (awesome if you're meeting someone there) or go to Downtown crossing and do your thing to get to the Blue Line (which as everyone says will literally drop you off infront of the hotel) I made the mistake of parking in a garage nearby one day and parking was $32 for about 18 hours. So beware!

    13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Jen C.
    This is a reasonably priced boutique hotel in Boston. Room was clean and relatively spacious, the bed comfortable. Couple of suggestions if you are looking to stay here:

    1) their parking (in a parking garage) appears to be an attractive option since it is less than valet parking at other hotels, until you realize that if you ever move your car, you lose the special $30 day rate. Do yourself a favor and save money and frustration by not keeping a rental car with you. If you feel comfortable walking around to see the sights you'll never need it. You're in a great location.
    2) If you need to get around there is a subway station right in front.  The subway is clean / not scary. After I realized I didn't need my rental car, I took the subway to the airport ... Only 2 stops away.
    3) I paid extra at the hotel to get a room with a window - but you just see other people's windows in the 'atrium'. A window is not worth extra $$.
    4) if you want to work out in a gym, there's a place you can go for $10 - but it takes maybe 10 mins to walk there. Okay if you're on vacation, but if I was traveling on business it would be a lot of time/effort.

    02/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    34. Rob K.
    Fantastic time at the Harborside!  This was our second stay here.  The first time was in April, 2008, and then again in March 2012.  It didn't disappoint.  We arrived at 11:30 AM and there were no clean rooms.  The front desk person asked for my cell number and called within an hour to let me know my room was ready and stowed our luggage while we had lunch.  Very helpful!

    Room was very clean.  We had a queen, inside atrium room.  Very helpful staff and GREAT location.  Subway (blue line) is outside the front door.  You can walk to other lines if you don't want to transfer.  

    Less than five minute walk to Quincey Market/Faniuel Hall.  10 minute walk to the TD Garden or North End restaurants.  

    Overall, it is a great boutique hotel in Boston.  We stayed at the Bulfinch previously, but this is much nicer.  Great base during any stay in Boston.

    11/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Karen G.
    3 stars are only for location which was great.

    Yes, they are redoing the lobby, as they should. It is very uninviting. The front desk was very unfriendly and acted as tho they hated their job. There is nobody offering to help with luggage, or even point you to the direction of the room
    Our TV and hairdryer did not work, and altho we reported it at the front desk who logged it in a book, it was never fixed the 2 days we stayed there.

    The room was clean and quiet and the location was perfect.

    We would not stay their again.

    29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    36. Lesley D.
    Harborside Inn Lounge...brand new and the place to go on State St.  We went in after being sick of the screaming laughter in a bar down the street. We couldn't hear each other. What a relief to go a block and walk into a sophisticated lounge with knowledgeable bartenders and Mandy, our most helpful server. This place is for adults with a variety of  seating styles: couches and tall tables. Beautifully lighted and elegant...great place for a date if you're sick of after-work twenty year olds screaming and pounding down the drinks as fast as possible. Prices at Harborside are very fair and the food is excellent, especially the salads. You can enter through the Harborside Inn at 185 State St or next door at the lounge's own entrance. Check it out!!!

    13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. Ray M.
    We recently stayed for one night at the Harborside Inn and it was the perfect hotel, in the heart of the Quincy Market area! A beautiful lobby and helpful staff greeted us and checked us in within minutes. They handed us the KEY to our room - yes, KEY, not CardKey - we thought this was kinda old school, cool!
    While our room was "small" we have stayed in many City Hotels and that is what it is! We planned to sleep there - not spend a weekend in Boston in our room! The bed was comfy, we had a "city view" which was great even at night with the window cracked to hear the sounds of the city! The shower was clean and hot, a nice sound system with in the wall speakers and newer flat screen TV provided all of the "entertainment" we needed while in and out of the room.
    Starbucks in the lobby by day, and a hopping bar in the lobby at night!  Location could not be better, literally a 3 minute, casual pace walk to Quincy Market, the State St. T-Station and more!  Within 10 minutes we were in the North End for dinner - just a great spot to stay in the city and not have to drive around.
    They have made parking arrangements with the 75 State St garage so that our +24 hour parking INSIDE a clean, secure garage was only $20! Try finding that in Manhattan!
    We loved it and will be back!

    09/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. dan g.
    I travel a lot for business, and stay in Boston at least 4-5 times a year. This was my first trip bringing my family in a while. I chose Harborside because of location, price and ratings.

    While the inside looks like they made an effort to make it modern while retaining an element of the old brick buildings...unfortunately  the operations of the hotel were not as professional.

    1) the front desk staff was either hungover or mad they weren't at the Sox game. They had as much charisma as a doorknob. Basically, two bored college kids acting as if they had better things to do.

    2) No Bellman, and the hotel only offers 1 bed per room. No cribs are available... I've never heard of this any country I've ever been in. No cribs? Freakin' bungalows i've stayed at in Cambodia had some form of thatched basinet available.

    3) I asked for a quiet room. They put me overlooking State Street, which overlooks 4 irish pubs and is the major place that taxi's pull up to honk at bar patrons. The honking went till 2am, when the drunk yelling started.

    4) the lack of sleep didn't matter too much because the room had no heat...it was about 58F due to a july rain storm at night. Cold air blasted out of the heater, and since our baby was sleeping on the floor in a pack-n-play, she was awake from being cold...so we were awake at 2AM anyways.

    5) The blinds don't keep out any light, so the room was completely bright at 6AM...meaning we got under 4 hours of sleep.

    6) The Wifi went out around 9pm. I informed the front desk that it was out, and the kid mumbles "I don't think so"... I checked 2 devices and it was out until the AM.

    With that said, the location is great. I'd recommend it for the old, the nocturnal, siberians and those who like melancholic employees.

    29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    39. Sean D.
    This is a really nice hotel, right in the middle of everything. This is the perfect place to stay to see the sights.

    04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Daisy S.
    We stayed here one night before we flew out. It was a great location to get one day's worth of sight-seeing in. We had a basement room, so no windows, but it was just fine because it allowed our toddler to sleep in since it was so dark. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.

    08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. olivia k.
    This is in a great, central location steps off the Blue line (T). The price is reasonable for a downtown stay. Interesting architecture & set up and currently they are doing some work in the lobby area that will probably only add to it's lofty charms. It's a smaller hotel so they know who is actually in their hotel!

    It's close to a lot of tourist attractions, public transit & stuff to do.

    Rooms were quiet, clean, modern. Front desk was friendly, accommodating & in general, it was a pleasure to stay there. I would definitely stay here again.

    Slight complaints:
    --Bathroom had no (functioning) fan or heat lamp.
    --Cleaning service was LOUD in the morning & i saw one be VERY rude to a customer (but i dont know what that customer did, so who knows).
    --There aren't any views of the harbor despite it's name. In fact all the windows face inward. Makes for a quiet night though so personally, it wasn't that big of a deal.
    --Very close to a "Douche Bag Corridor" of bars & clubs. if you like John Barelycorn but with more orange ladies with harsh Bostonian accents, you'll probably LOVE this amenity.

    22/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Kim C.
    No restaurant. No Bar. No concierge. No valet. No personality. Check-in was rude. Check-out was rude. Asked front desk for recommendations for a nice restaurant, they sent us to a disappointing greasy spoon.  In addition, we left a very special item (baby blanket) in our room that was never recovered. Talked to the manager about our experience, and he didn't seem to care. When I pressed him as to where our item was, he said it was probably thrown away. As a seasoned traveller, I am beyond disappointed in our experience. Don't come here if you want service with a smile. Rooms were clean, albeit very sparse.

    07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    43. Michael L.
    They are updating the lobby & bar area. It sucks a little, but I can tell it will be nice when they are done.

    The vibe at this hotel is very relaxed & the staff is friendly.

    The rooms are unique, comfortable, simple & quiet.

    This is a great hotel for business people. I was so comfortable & I hope I stay again if business brings me to town.

    The location was perfect.

    24/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Alicia S.
    It's super cute small inn. I like the blue lights and it's a very upclass feel and the room has cute brick walls in it. I loved it and I liked the bathroom especially the cute shower. I loved the hotel and would stay there again

    03/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Jessica F.
    This review isn't on the Hotel itself.  The hotel itself was located in a good area right around where you want to be.  The room was ok..nothing special, but could use a sprucing up a bit.  This review is on the service.  My bf had taken me for my birthday to Boston, as we have friends that live there too.  I had recently purchased a new Iphone and when we left i realized that I had left my charger next to the right side of the bed still plugged in.  Since we were already en route home I called the hotel front desk to tell him immediately since i had just checked out an hour prior.  He told me that he would have the room checked and give me a call back.  I explained that a friend would come pick it up bc she would be coming back to NJ where I live.  I never got that phone call and so I called the next day to ask if they found it.  The man on the phone said no one found it and he is sorry.  Ok now Im a reasonable person.. I understand that I had left it and it is not their responsibility, however I was annoyed bc I did call as soon as I left which means there was no way it was ready for anyone else to come in the room.  Which I stated to him on the phone.  He then said to me in a condescending way.."Im sorry to tell you this but the maids find diamond necklaces and rolex's and turn them in... Im pretty sure they wouldn't steal your Iphone charger."Funny you blamed the maids when I made no mention of them stealing anything! With that I said ok, and brought myself a new charger.  I was never once rude or mean to this person so whatever stick they had up their ass that day was taken out on me.  I don't care that It wasn't my precious diamonds or a rolex(both of which I don't have) but it still was my property and the matter should have been better taken care of.

    07/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    46. Remie M.
    Thank you Harborside Inn 4 taking our last min reservation!!!
    Due to Hurricane Irene my flights have been cancelled. . .and flights on other carriers came out 2 b $600- $800 . . . so luckily they found a flight the next night out. . .frusterated and overwhelmed at the airport. . .i called around my family "mafia" and my cousin from CA asked around also. . .networking is so awesome! :) and she found this
    They had 2 rooms left. . .so we booked it. . .$139/night. . .not bad for last minute when most would've been around $300.
    Walking in the main lobby, it felt like a furniture store. . .mismatching couches and tables facing the wall with computers on it.

    The location of this hotel was PERFECT!
    We went bar hopping b/c going thru all that drama at the airport, lord knows i needed one!
    Met up with a few middle school friends that were from CA.  The whole Faneuil Hall shopping and bar area is walking distance!!!!
    So u can get drunk and stumble back to your hotel room!

    The room was a bit small, but quaint! It had a dvd/VCR (what is VCR?!!? hahaha) player, flat screen, and a fridge!!!
    The room was modern and beware rt behind the door is a HUGE wall mirror that will scare the crap out of u esp in the dark!
    The restroom was small but the shower is fully updated with glass doors instead of a curtain!
    The room key was a normal key not a card key which i thought was awkward but whatevs!

    I was very pleased with this hotel! I was thinking i just might stay here on a trip back 2 MA!
    Parking is in the 75 bldg . . .which is $25/night. . .which is a great deal!

    31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Jo T.
    Found a good rate online and booked for an overnight stay so the hubs and I could see a concert without having to endure a 2 hour drive back home that same night.  I wasn't expecting much for what I paid, but I was very pleased!  The staff was friendly, and checking-in was quick and easy.  The room was very comfortable and modern and clean.  Cable TV, free wi-fi, a stereo system (!), and ambient lighting, high ceilings.  Fridge and safe available, but no microwave - so keep that in mind if you're on an extended stay and want something you can heat up in your room.  Nice sized tile shower with glass doors, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, etc.
    This hotel is VERY close to Quincy Market (2 minute walk across the road) and the Harbor and Aquarium.  The T is also right outside the door, and you can purchase a card for the T at the 24 hour convenience store 2 doors to the left of the hotel entrance.
    Late at night, there were several street food carts with plenty to offer if you're hungry, and diagonal to the hotel entrance is the Black Rose (Roisin Dubh), open until 2am.
    The hotel lobby is comfortable and modern, and we ate our late-night meal there, in front of the giant windows, having fun people-watching.
    They have coffee and tea available in the lobby 24/7, and a very interesting looking bar/lounge area about to be opened.
    All in all, a fun and comfortable stay.
    I would recommend this hotel, and will probably book here again!

    07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Daniel C.
    This place was fantastic.  The room was clean and comfortable, the staff was generous and friendly, the location is fantastic (close to T, water taxi, aquarium, Quincy), the brick decor was cool, wireless worked well, free tea at the front desk, and competitive rates.   It's rare I find a hotel  I like as much as this one.

    10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Lindzie T.
    Location is key! The location of the Harborside Inn could not be better, especially given the value! Access to the T is literally right out the front door. The Harbor is just across the street, as is the aquarium. Quincy market is literally 2 blocks away. Although it's the financial district, there are a few bars and restaurants within walking distance. Parking was a couple of blocks away in the State St. parking garage. The hotel makes it pretty clear on their website that they don't offer parking and they direct you to the garage. I believe it was $21/day with hotel validation. The garage was very clean and seemed extremely secure. The garage is accessed from a really fancy lobby/shopping center right on State St. We went right to the garage before checking in, because we only had overnight bags, and just lugged our stuff to the hotel.

    The lobby isn't too fancy and it's quite small, I definitely didn't feel comfortable
    "hanging out" in there. They did appear to be doing renovations to spruce things up so perhaps it'll improve a bit. The "business center" was a small section with 2-3 computers. The desk clerk on duty when we checked in wasn't overly friendly, but he was fine. They still use "keys," which felt a little weird. I don't think I've ever actually been given a physical key to a hotel room. Elevator in the lobby leads up to your floor, which is an atrium setup with windows that looks out to the the building next store. Not a great view, but it all seemed very historic, which was cool, at least to me. There couldn't be more than 10 rooms on one floor, so it was pretty quiet.

    The room itself was very clean, but not at all luxurious. For the price, I wouldn't expect it to be. There was a queen-sized bed, a shelf, two chairs and a small table, a good sized TV with a decent channel selection, and large oversize mirror (my guess was it was to make the room look bigger). The bathroom was HUGE, especially in comparison to the room itself.

    One thing I didn't like was that the ice machine was in the basement. I hope with the renovations they relocate it elsewhere.

    Overall, I would stay at this hotel again.

    Stayed in April 2012

    23/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Bob P.
    Stayed here for a few nights on our recent East coast trip.  The rooms are nice and a pleasant change from the chain hotels.  

    The staff was friendly and helpful in suggestions of restaurants and places to see while in Boston.

    Lots of things are in walking distance from the hotel. Also the subway (Blue Line) picks up right in front of the building is you need to get around to further points.

    My only gripe is the lack of parking at the site.  They have a deal with a parking garage a few blocks away that you can park there for $29 per 24 hour period (which is in line with downtown rates).

    The gym that they are tied in with is also a few blocks away and not bad for the $10 per day rate per person.

    02/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Shanisse I.
    A recent vacation to Boston and New York was made to celebrate the end of the stressful semester. The boyfriend was in charge of the tickets(a job he is now fired from) and I was in charge of finding the hotels.

    After looking at Booking.com (a website I really like because of the fact that you can hold a reservation without having to pay for it until you actually get to the hotel in person, not to mention you can cancel at anytime until two days before your actual reservation.) But anywho.. this hotel popped up with a pretty decent price and met the criteria I was looking for.

    Harborside Inn is within the heart of most of the tourist attractions; The Freedom Trail, Little Italy, Fanueli Hall, etc. Everything is within walking distance (from a mainland perspective) and the T (Boston's method of transport) stops right in front of the hotel. So we were able to catch the T from the airport all the way to the hotel within a fifteen minute window.. It would have taken at least half an hour to get there by taxi and the T only cost about $2. So.. just sayin..

    Upon arrival of the hotel, the sign is relatively small so be on the lookout. Its a cute little boutique hotel with about 6 or so floors. The staff was friendly enough. They offer hot coffee/water and tea for free in their lobby. They are also in the process of opening their bar/club soon.. we didn't get to see it open but hopefully you will. The room.. it was a basic room with a full bed, a table with two chairs in case you decide to pick up food and take it back to your room to eat. There was a big ceiling-to-floor mirror which made the room look a   lot bigger than it was. A nice closet within a mini fridge.. and the bathroom had a nice shower with toilet. However, you cannot come out of the shower if you leave the bathroom door open.. At home, we walk in and out of the bathroom if someone is in it whenever we please so its just a habit to leave the door open.. But there was an incident where i was stuck in the shower at the Harborside Inn because the boyfriend forgot to leave room for me to slide out of  the shower.

    The location of the hotel was good. Like I said.. it was within walking distance of everything. However, one of the ladies at the front desk gave the boyfriend and I the wrong direction on how to get to Little Italy.. It was literally 3 minutes away from our hotel and she sent us around the monkey's ass and we spent 30 minutes riding the T everywhere. That was the only bad thing I have to say about the hotel.

    Also, everything closes around 10pm so I suggest you get your grub and sightseeing on as much as you can so you aren't wandering around looking for some place to eat.. they do have bars but their kitchens close around that time as well. We managed to go to Tedeshi's (like the ABC store of Boston) and we picked up some snacks to hold us over. Its at the end of the block of the hotel so you don't have to walk far.

    Other than that.. it is a nice little hotel and I enjoyed my stay.

    16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Zaec M.
    I love this hotel.. Stayed here on 3 different business trips. It is right downtown, next to the customs house tower (easy to find) and literally across the street from the aquarium. The beds are very comfortable.. I sleep SO good here.
     A short walk to Quincy market, transit options just out the front door. Friendly staff with good suggestions

    30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Amy J.
    It was my first trip to Boston and we found a great deal at the Harborside Inn for the weekend. The location is excellent if you're looking to check off some of the touristy activities - steps away from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Freedrom Trail. When you're looking for the place, there isn't a prominent front like you see with most hotels - look for a small sign on the building, part of a complex of buildings like other small businesses.

    The rooms are modern and cozy, and they offer coffee & tea in the lobby all day. They gave us validation for a reduced price on parking at a nearby garage.

    I definitely recommend it!

    08/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. Madison O.
    They didn't have graham crackers for my S'moretini and served it anyway without telling me about it. Disappointed, the crackers could've made it.

    06/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    55. Ryan W.
    Great location, right next to the Aquarium T stop.  The hotel had a boutique feel, and was well priced.  Great restaurants nearby...not far from the Northside.  Also, 5 minutes walk to Quincy Market.  Recommend highly!

    25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. MARIA O.
    On the first night, I noticed we had ants in our room!
    I called and they acted like it was our fault, asking if we left any food out or whatever. "Um no, it's our first night" I said.  
    It was so gross and annoying. They were crawling around the bathroom floor and on the nightstand. Staff came up and sprayed them with something but the next day, same thing.
    I called the desk a second time and they finally switched our room.

    The location of the Inn is really convenient. It is right across the street from the Aquarium and from Faneuil Hall. I would stay here again if I was guaranteed no ants. Haha!

    The view from our room also sucked. Our windows looked out to the elevators. Ugh!

    14/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    57. Baby L.
    It's awsome!
    I just planned to stay in Boston for 2 nights, and not for romantic things. I chose it just because it's not expensive and rite in downtown. But what it gave me was awsome, better than I expect!
    The hotel inside was so nice and new, clean.
    The interior design is awsome. The bathroom is new. Towels are clean, and bed things are clean!
    Right in downtown, you can smell it!

    03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Gary W.
    - The staff was friendly and young (which I liked a lot). There's a lunge/club downstairs. It gets loud, however, it was a Friday night so it didn't bother me at all. By the end of the night (1am) we found ourselves there getting drinks. Great decor. Great drinks. They also have food but 1) there are not many options 2) it's all expensive.

    - The room was perfect. It was beyond clean and I loved having city view so I can open up the window if I wanted. There's a HUGE mirror in the room so you'll be able to check your outfit before you leave.

    - LOVED the bathroom. It's a stand up shower but it was CLEAN.

    - You're located right in the Financial District so there are cabs everywhere at night for you to catch. That's what we did all night. There's a store on the corner if you need some basic stuff. There are restaurants/bars within walking distance as well as the train station being a block away. It's safe in the nehiborhood as well. We came back around 1:30am and went to the Lounge (we were still pretty lively from a good night!). The people there are either guests or just people off the street. There's a bouncer at the door too but it was fine for us. I felt safe. I took my drinks up to my room (only because we could).

    - The price? You can't beat for one night in Boston being near EVERYTHING.

    - I'm definitely coming back. There's no doubt about it. The staff was great, the room was perfect (not small by any means) and location was phenomenal.

    The only negative:

    - There's a nice ice bucket on the table when you enter your room. You'd think there'd be an ice machine on each floor. Nope. It's located in the basement. This is only a negative because there was no signage saying where it was located; I had to call the front desk. The basement is actually very well light and decorated. It's not a dingy basement by any means (looks quite posh).

    09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. Ryan B.
    Great location with the Aquarium T station right outside the door.  Good price for the financial district.  Clean and pretty new.  Friendly staff.  Not much night-time noise and the rooms are mostly noise-insulated.  Bed was a fine size and no less comfortable than a typical hotel's bed.  Room was pretty small, but not bad for just one person.  The floor-to-ceiling framed mirror leaning against the wall was a nice touch.  Oddly, they use physical keys instead of magnetic cards.  I wonder if they purposefully put the hanging lantern right in front of the vent so that its swaying light would be reminiscent of ships and harbors.  My main complaint is that the Venetian blinds do a poor job of blocking outside light, which made it more difficult to sleep at night.

    16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    60. Stan G.
    First time here and I will be back. Excellent staff, nice bar, extremely comfortable and quiet rooms. Near to everything!

    17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Matty M.
    The staff was friendly and the room was clean. I also enjoyed the location to the train and downtown places. The bed was comfortable and bathroom modern.

    This is not a full-service hotel (no food, no taxis outside, no gym, etc) but the train is outside of the front door and it's a quick $2.50, 20-minute trip to get to the airport.  The hotel served its purpose. A bit on the pricey side.  Our room faced the inside of the hotel and it was still nearly pitch-black at 10:30 a.m., which some may like, but we did not.  Ask for an outside-facing room.  The TV is atrocious.   Booking.com does not include the 14-15% tax that Massachusetts will charge to your bill. Also, the credit card on file for "incidentals" is actually the card they charged the hotel before we checked out and they never told us they would be doing so.

    12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    62. Christina M.
    Cute, convenient boutique hotel to stay at for a central location in Boston. Close to the tour bus stops and in walking distance to many restaurants and bars! The rooms were very inexpensive, but were modern, new, and clean! The only downside is that the rooms are VERY small. But you're not in your room very much anyways!

    08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    63. Jon T.
    Nice boutique hotel at a reasonable price in a good location. What more can you ask for? If you're on business, you're within walking distance to lots of offices. If there as a tourist, you've got the water front, North End, and Faneuil Hall within very short walks. It's also close to many transit stops (blue line across the street, green line and orange line nearby.) The only downside, for me, was the lack of a fitness center. Though it's nice to go running near the water, if that's your pleasure.

    03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    64. Susan S.
    3.5 stars

    The location really is great, but I just didn't love this hotel. It was the same price (actually, $1 more) as our night at the Westin Copley the previous month, but a few small things made the experience less pleasant. First, the room was incredibly small. I believe the standard room comes in two sizes, and we had the smaller size. So, most rooms would not be as cramped as ours. Because we had an atrium room, the room felt even smaller with the lack of natural light and view. The air conditioning was also on high when we arrived, but I still woke up many times during the night because the room was too warm. And, the shower water pressure was awful. It took about 20 minutes to get my hair wet enough to wash and another 20 to rinse. Finally, the rooms don't have coffee or tea--according to the Harborside, coffee and tea are instead offered 24 hours a day in the lobby. That's great--and probably much more efficient. But, when I was desperate for a quick tea on the way out the next morning, I saw the staff had removed the coffee and tea. Instead, there was a sign announcing a new hotel Starbucks. No, thank you. I am not replacing my complimentary tea with a wait in a line and $3 at Starbucks.

    It's also important to note that there is no parking. You get a discounted rate at a parking garage a few blocks away, but dragging luggage down the street (there's nowhere to double park and unload in front of the hotel) is not particularly fun.

    All in all, the hotel is in a great location and if you get a good deal, it's worth it. Our rates weren't wonderful, so, in that context my experience felt closer to 3 stars.

    15/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    65. Matthew W.
    It's a nice, small boutique hotel. It would have been a higher review, but we experienced 2 major issues for our 1 night stay; the windows are not double-pane, so you hear everything on the street or the music from the clubs and the AC in the hotel broke in the middle of the night. It was so hot, we couldn't sleep at all. The hotel knew about the issue when we called down and had someone work on it the following morning, but didn't offer any compensation or anything for our lack of sleep.

    Pros - Small Hotel, Updated & Location

    Cons - Windows & AC

    18/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    66. David G.
    We went for drinks this past weekend, and we would have to say it's a nice bar.

    It was extremely quiet, as there were maybe only 2-3 other parties there when we went at around 9pm on a Friday night. The bartender was extremely friendly, and we ended up chatting with him the entire night. The drinks he made were pretty good, the prices were very reasonable, and it was nice to go to a bar and try new cocktails for reasonable prices without having to fight a crowd or wait forever to get a drink. We will probably be back soon.

    06/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Karen M.
    Created Yelp account just to review this hotel.  Booked 3 months ago, stuck on 2nd floor.  Person we are traveling with had a faulty cheap aluminum blind that allowed anyone to look directly into his room, right across from elevator.  Staff said it wasn't a big deal, can't do anything about it, can't fix it.  We went to his room and fixed the blind.  He also heard an alarm going off for the last 2 days from another room, again front staff "looked" for where alarm was coming from, never could find it.

    Tonight, staying in, relaxing, there is a friggin German friggin disco-tech happening just below room in the lounge.  BEWARE that there is a very loud lounge on 1st floor if you stay at the hotel and hope to get an easy night's sleep!!  
    ALSO there is no in-room coffee or microwave.

    We had to ask to have our room cleaned the last 2 mornings, after we were gone for hours, and had the sign put out.

    tldr: Friggin loud disco lounge downstairs, no in-room coffee, LOUD disco downstairs that is not mentioned in any other review, oh did I mention no in-room coffee?

    22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    68. Saba J.
    I needed a place to stay for one night because I was in town, from NYC, for a bridal shower. Such a great find!  As a former resident of Boston, I booked through hotels.com because of the great reviews on their site and tripadvisor.com . The reviews were spot on!

    This boutique hotel was a great find!  The hotel is steps away from public transportation - the Aquarium T stop is right outside the front door of the hotel and the State Street T stop is a 5min walk away. My room was immaculate and cozy. I liked the cute but not overdone nautical theme.  The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The lounge in the lobby was trendy and full of fun people. Also, the hotel is in walking distance of Downtown Crossing and Faneuil Hall (shopping area, restaurant area).

    While not downsides for me, I must note that the rooms are small and the atrium rooms do not have a view of the city.

    I'm glad I stayed here because the price was right and the experience was great. I'd definitely stay at the inn again!

    11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    69. Vince M.
    Great location, close to Quincy Market.  Rooms are nice, bathroom is spacious...rates are great.  Two things bugging me. A little disappointed that we got the ground floor with no window other than one that allows other to look in your room unless you turn the blinds the correct way. ..no way to know if it's day or night out.  Does it cost a lot of money to buy better toilet paper and tissues?  You expect to see toilet paper so thin you can see through it in airports and public bathrooms but not a nice hotel.

    19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    70. Tim R.
    Superb location. Clean and fresh. Great service. Starbucks in house for the morning. Discounted parking around the corner ($28 over night in the city!). Really nice hotel. Ya, the HVAC needs attention because it was a bit warm on a bitter cold winter night. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

    Five stars once the HVAC is fixed.

    01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    71. Molly M.
    TERRIBLE. For $300+ a night I expect at least room service. No mini bars in the room. The shampoo damaged my hair. The guy at the front desk was completely useless. Never going back.

    24/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    72. Austin M.
    I had a great, but not spectacular experience at Harborside Inn.  On the plus side, it absolutely convinced me to try out boutique hotels more often, as it lacked that sense of being a completely sanitized experience that even very fine hotels like the Waldorf Astoria can't shrug off.  Not to say that sanitation wasn't done well, the everything was very clean.  The hotel felt very much like it took risks that weren't offensive and gave it a distinctive personality.

    We may have been a bit lucky as I think I got the room at quite a discount having shopped carefully online.  The room was also on the outside, facing the harbor, on a high floor.  I noticed many rooms only have windows onto an "atrium" and I may have been significantly less pleased with the experience if I had landed in one of those.

    The location is perfect for enjoying the business area of Boston as well as hopping over Atlantic avenue and visiting the north end, or little Italy as it is called.  For a New Yorker, I had no problems walking from South Station, either, where I got off the train.  Although, not that many people want to walk for 15 minutes with luggage... The hotel is right by Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, but my tastes are probably a bit more demanding than the shops there can provide and the whole thing felt like one terrible tourist trap.  Still, it is centrally located and hard to do better.

    The bed was comforting and the pillows were also quite nice.  The shower and bathroom were "chic" looking and it was a stand up shower only.  I kind of like taking baths, so this might deter some people.  While the room had the usual tv, safe, and fridge, it completely lacked a microwave or a way of making hot water, which definitely contributed to me taking a star off.  

    Another big problem is that there is simply no comfortable way to work in the room, which is important to me when I'm traveling.  There is a desk and there are chairs, but the desk is tall and the chairs sit quite low, and I'm not a short person so I can't imagine how much worse it would have been for some.  In many ways, the experience of the hotel seems to have been shaped without taking in such tiny but essential details.  I notice these things when a hotel does them badly, but they are invisible otherwise.

    While the "business center" is not a complete travesty of soul-crushing atmosphere like it is in most Hiltons and Doubletrees, it is "open" in a way that makes it subject to noise pollution from the lounge and bar.  So while so much more inviting, it is harder to focus and I would prefer a Hilton for better work environment.  Ultimately, this is not a hotel I would recommend to hard core business travelers who expect to do a lot of work in their room.

    Also, the location is not suggestive of night life.  Maybe parts of Little Italy but a lot of the area seems to wane after 10, best go elsewhere, like maybe Cambridge, if that is your vice.

    The hotel also lacks some refinements I expect at this price level, like supplying complementary toothpaste, offering to help unload bags from cars, considering that parking is about 500 yards from the entrance to the hotel and lacking a valet, complementary continental breakfast, in room coffee or tea, and so on.  There were an assortment of areas where it could probably polish the experience with little to no impact on overhead, as well.  Like they hand out directions to park the car, but no map!

    The final thought is: this hotel is a good find, but has a few tolerable downsides.

    Parking is 28.50 per day as of writing this.  I'm not sure if they offer in and out privileges, as we didn't try.

    WIFI is free and they didn't block a torrent connection, however the interception software was slightly obnoxious.

    27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Cameran M.
    I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday with a trip to Boston for the night. We arrived at the inn, right next to Faneuil Hall! What an amazing location. And there was a T stop directly outside. Location location location!! The front desk was super friendly.

    The room was awesome. It felt so homey and not like a hotel room at all. I loved that it was up to date and even had a stereo with built in speakers in the room and the bathroom.  The room even had a dvd/vcr player which was great for the snowy night we had. Ask the front desk for dvd's and vhs's, they have a whole bookcase of options to choose from!

    I did think the room was the perfect size for the both of us. We had a queen sized bed with a table and chairs. I liked the touch of the floor to ceiling mirror. Made the room look a lot larger as well. The bed was super comfortable with lots of pillows!  The bathroom was all tile and the shower was huge!

    We got a city view room, so it was a little loud at night, but i cant complain! We were in boston, what do you expect?

    Overall, i cant stop raving over this hotel.  It was a great price for the location and the quality of the inn. We will definitely be staying here again!

    15/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. Brian D.
    This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in! The staff were very helpful and friendly. I was ill on the trip and the concierge helped me so much. And we found out the Beatles have stayed there! I would definitely stay here again.This hotel is in a really good location.

    19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Colleen B.
    Great location, great price BUT there's a night club attached to the hotel so it's loud!

    14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    76. Bella T.
    I paid almost $300 for a room with atrium view.

    -The sheets and pillows on the bed was very stinky.

    -The keys are old-fashioned regular ones, which can be easily lost. You can also lock out yourself if you forget the keys inside the room.

    -Lights are very deemed. You can't see anything well, unless you are using your flesh-light or light from the phone screen.

    -Windows are facing the elevator and the hall near it, where ppl are walking by and can see you if you forget to close blinds.

    -It was very unsafe outside of the hotel after 8pm, with crowd of drunk aggressive locals gathering near the entrance. For the security purpose the entrance door is closed at night, so you have to ring the bell to get in.

    -Bathroom shower was disgusting, outdated and broken.

    -Iron didn't work, leaving a water stains on my clothes.

    -friendly front-desk employees.

    27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    77. Laura O.
    The location is Amazing!  Rooms, all updated and quiet!  Easy to get to Quincy Market where you can eat and shop to your hearts content!  Even has a small Starbucks off of lobby.  Only negative is the wooden box frame on bed.  Our shins came in contact....  A LOT!!!

    18/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. Ian S.
    I was in Boston for one night. Due to airline issues, instead of getting in at 5pm and getting drunk, I got in at midnight and the hotel bar had just called last call. Sad panda.

    That being said, my room was possibly one of the best designed uses of a smaller space in a hotel I have seen. The bathroom was clean, good looking and perfectly laid out for such a small area. The a/c seemed to work just fine for me, the iron, the shower, and the alarm clock even worked. Sad that the bar closed so early, but it was a weeknight, and my meetings probably went better as a result.

    Location, location, location. That and room layout and price. I'll use the Harborsdie again, for sure.

    16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Wendy E.
    According to the internet everything in Boston was booked...and then my daughter walked in here and asked and they had rooms!  And they were reasonably priced!  And they were cute!  Good find-convenient to everything...

    28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Stefanie B.
    This was our second stay at the Harbourside Inn.  They made special accommodations for us by letting us stay in the same room we stayed in the previous time and even gave us a voucher for a free round of drinks from the hotel bar.  Still my favorite place to be in Boston.

    20/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    81. Eunice E.
    This is a beautiful venue, with double entrances, soft lights, and plush seating... which is why we chose this place for an open bar event. That, and the fact that their drinks are awesome. I think I had two Cran'tinis in a row and would've gone for a charming third, but I ended up going for an adult lemonade of sorts, which was also tasty. At any rate, our server was very attentive and good about doling out the drinks to the appropriate people (we had wristbands for those on our RSVP list).

    It's on the quieter side of Boston lounges, for sure, but the rain/sleet did not deter patrons (other than us) from coming out to Harborside Lounge, which I think speaks to its service and drinks. I will be back... even if just for the Cran'tinis!

    29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    82. TinoX T.
    Harbor Inn,Is Very Nice place around Boston.
    Staff is Professional the Place is Clean and Nice

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    83. Rob C.
    Nice hotel, great location and friendly staff.  We were here on New Years Eve and we just walked outside and faced the bay and saw the fireworks!

    27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    84. Jolene S.
    ZM invited me out to try the food and drink here. We split the chicken (grilled) sandwich, which comes with sweet potato fries. Harborside really only serves apps, salads, sandwiches and drinks. I felt that the sandwich was a good value (for this type of venue). There's a good amount of space inside the restaurant--and it's comfortable. There are TVs too--and yes, there are lots of drinks to choose from.

    This place is a little bit off the main path through the Faneuil Hall marketplace, but it's a good option for lounging if you are looking for drinks and/or some standard "American" fare away from the main touristy areas.

    You can still walk to the N. End for dessert afterward--at least you won't be hungry while you stand in line at Mike's/Modern...

    23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    85. Randy M.
    This place, The Harborside Inn, is such a find. So glad I stayed here for business at the Boston Convention Center.

    First off, I didn't do this, but just outside the front door is a stop on the Blue Line subway, which is a direct shot to the airport. No need for car if you are going to the Convention Center.

    This place is beautiful. Really cool blue lighting in the lobby. A REALLy swank bar lounge that is attached to lobby. I was here mid week but I heard on weekends the lounge is popular.

    I saw two rooms. Mine was a king size bed facing the inside atrium. So quiet! If you want good night sleep pick the atrium rooms . My room #507 was massive in size. Small fridge, safe my laptop can fit into, really nice flat screen TV with a huge stereo entertainment center! Really comfy bed with way too many pillows. Just really nice. Entertainment center doubled as office desk.

    Bathroom had modern tile and shower with solid glass doors.

    I also saw a queen size room that faces the street. A little smaller , but it had a nice sofa.

    The location cannot be beat. This is just a two minute walk to Fauniel Hall and freedom trail.... And little Italy. The wharf and aquarium are just across the street.

    The price was much lower than other rooms near the Convention Center. But room tax in Boston is high.

    Front desk was very helpful with any restaurant questions. The folks that work the Lounge are very cool.

    I would definitely come back.

    22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    86. John I.
    Harborside Inn is a boutique hotel located close to many of the Boston attractions including Quincy Market. The check-in was incredibly smooth with helpful hints to maximize my stay in the city. Although there was no door person or concierge, I felt it wasn't required given the price charged and the natural ease of the hotel environment.

    There are a few options regarding hotel room positioning. I chose the atrium view, which is nothing more than a quiet area facing the interior of the hotel. Although quiet, the atrium had 24-7 lights blaring, which was distracting. Yes, window treatments assisted in minimizing some of the light leakage but it wasn't quite enough for me.

    The room was clean with the fresh scent of bleach as you walked in. I guess some might not like the smell of bleach, but to me it was a sign that the room was cleaned and disinfected. I was impressed with the fixtures and furnishings of the room. The built in shelving structure was excellent and enabled for a clean way to store small to medium sized items. The room had a high ceiling with excellent pot lights. Really breathtaking. The TV was large and very suitable for the room. It would have been nice if it was attached to the stereo system for a surround sound environment, but that might be something they can try in the future.

    The bathroom was somewhat mixed for me. I applaud the construction and size of this room. The door was a  heavy door with no sound leakage. The lighting was excellent and the toilet and shower area was well constructed and clean. I guess the issue was the water pressure of the shower. It was light to say the least. I am not sure what the fix is given the construction of the building. Also, I am not sure if this issue is consistent across the hotel. That being said, it is something you should ask about as you make your reservation.

    The bed, linens and side tables were top quality. I felt the bed was way above average for hotels of this class and the wood working of the side tables were exceptional with not only size but also beauty.

    Overall, I am a fan of this hotel and would recommend.

    Good luck in Boston!!!!

    P.S. Wifi was free and very strong. Great for business travel!

    23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    87. Mason S.
    Perfect spot in Boston! Right across the street from Quincy Market, and Boston Aquarium. Room was super clean, and awesome industrial styling. Free wifi is also a bonus. Friendly staff. :)

    Bf and I stayed October 17th - 19th. The only issue we had was the street noise, especially with the college kids and bars in the surrounding area. They were honking and screaming at each other for almost an hour. Sirens everywhere. It would've been super excellent if the windows were a little bit thicker. It's not fun to get woken up at 2 or 3 am, especially when we were trying to rest up for the next day.

    Definitely would book it again. For the price and the location. :)

    22/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    88. Samantha L.
    I came here back in February for a meetup and again last night. The staff and bartenders are friendly. They have a good selection of beers, white and red wines, and cocktails.

    08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    89. Rick C.
    We stayed here for 3 nights recently for our first trip to Boston. If you're a tourist, you can't beat this place. It's centrally-located and pretty close to all the usual Boston tourist spots. The On-Off Trolley tour is located at this building. (Buy your tickets for this online.) We did ride the trolley once through, getting a good once-over of the city while getting lots of historical info from the great tour guide. After that, we either walked or took the T everywhere. And the Custom House clock tower is next door which is a great landmark for finding your bearings. There's a T (subway) stop right outside the door which made the trip from the airport a breeze (about 15 minutes). It's also about a 15 minute walk to North train station which made our day trip to Salem a breeze.

    The inside atrium view room is small but we've stayed in smaller rooms with no problem. It can get a little humid in there though with the windows unable to open. The room has a fridge which you can stock with stuff from the convenience store that is also attached to the building. (I don't care about expensive mini-bars.) The room also has a DVD/VCR player and the front desk has videos to borrow for free! A nice service even if the selection is lacking. As far as a spot to sleep, it was fine.

    The front desk guys were super-cool and helpful. We even got to talking a bit with one of them, dark-haired two-day beard guy (forgot your name...sorry). Nice kids, top-notch service. The bar and cafe downstairs was great, too.

    It's a fine place to stay and we'll definitely return.

    05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    90. Millie Roo S.
    3-day stay. Exposed brick walls were beautiful in room. Housekeeping was good! Only missed having the option of a bathtub, but the showers were good size.

    14/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    91. Carolina P.
    This boutique hotel was absolutely great! We bought a one night stay at this hotel through Groupon Hotels and only paid around $200 + tax. This hotel was located close to everything we wanted to check out: Faneuil Hall, Boston Massacre site, etc.

    We stayed in the 7th floor (queen sized city-view room). The room was very big! With an amazing floor-to-ceiling mirror! Had an iron! Totally needed that in order to straighten out my dress for my dinner date later that night. Has a very clean bathroom with clean towels! Loved absolutely every single decorating piece in this room. Very chic and amazing. I specially loved the lamp which hangs over the round table in the room.

    Check-in was on a Tuesday, it was fast and the lady was very nice. Check-out was the following Wednesday and was also very fast.  As for the noise complaints from past guests... There was nothing to complain about the noise level. Very quiet and slept like a baby. As for the keys being old fashioned? Omg. Who cares? Sheesh. I washed my hair with their complimentary shampoos and conditioners and it came out fine. They also have complimentary lotions and mouthwashes. Overall it was a great experience. They don't have room service because why would you need one? There's a restaurant next to the hotel lobby which is owned by the hotel I assume. Also, there's a ton of restaurants in Boston to choose from... Plenty within walking distance from the hotel.

    Also: free lollipops at the front desk!

    05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    92. Molly S.
    You're definitely paying for location here, because you're not getting much else. The room was small but cute with an unreliable thermostat. The window looked out on an air shaft (hello, neighbors) so the blinds had to stay closed at all times. The lack of natural light was very weird. The bar downstairs is cute but a bit noisy with few real dinner options. As a vegetarian, I thought the mozzarella sticks were a safe bet -- imagine my revulsion when, halfway through, I found a chunk of meatball in the sauce.

    That said, the bed was comfortable and the location was convenient.

    14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    93. Brooke M.
    If you're like me, and you read every review under the sun, pin the location on a map and examine the street view as though it's a virtual tour, and look for character, you should book this hotel.  

    We had exposed brick on two walls (room 303, facing State St), and it was amazing!  

    The best thing about this hotel is it's location.  You can EASILY walk to the Aquarium, Quincy Market, the Holocaust Memorial and plenty of restaurants.  Walk a little further to Boston Common, Public Garden, Cheers, etc.  We visited in the Blizzard and were advised against the subway given the delays, so we walked everywhere...and it was a breeze, even in the snow.

    The one downside (if you are in a room facing State St), there are a few bars where late-nighters will be somewhat rowdy.  It didn't really bother us, but if you are someone who wants peace and quiet this might be an issue.  That being said, there are rooms that don't face State St, so just request one of those rooms.  

    Other things- the room was very clean, modern and comfortable.  There is a mini-Starbucks in the lobby, and the hotel bar gathered a decent crowd at night.  

    I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone!

    25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    94. Emily T.
    This hotel is a great deal for Boston.  The location is awesome.  Easy access to public transportation.  There is a garage to park in down the street, so that was very easy.  There are lots of great bars and dining areas in walking distance.  The rooms are a good size.  The exposed brick wall was cool and showed the character of the building. The bathroom is very standard, but fine.  The hotel was very quiet.  There were lots of other couples staying there.  I would stay again.

    15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    95. DineoutGal A.
    This hotel is in a really good location! There is a T in front of the hotel - it's the blue Aquarium line...I was excited at first but it's not the best line as you always have to transfer to get to the more interesting areas of Boston. For me, I used the orange and green line the most. The blue line's main transfer station - government centre is closed for the next two years for construction so that doesn't help. I suggest taking the 8 min walk from the hotel to the Haymarket station where you have access to orange and green lines.

    Location wise, you're a within a 5 min walk radius to Quincy Market for shopping and food stalls, Faneuil Hall, Boston Harbor, North End, and a few good coffee shops on Broad Street. There's a convenience store about 2 doors down from the hotel.

    The hotel is quiet, clean and has very strong wifi! The room is a fair size with very high ceilings with lots of pot lights so it makes the space feel bigger. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nicely designed and had lots of counterspace. The HUGE downside to this place that takes it from a 5 to 4 star is the non-existent water pressure in the shower. The low water pressure was really annoying so luckily the hotel had other things to offset this drawback.

    I would not recommend the atrium view as you get a view of the hallway/elevator area with no outside view. The only window you have has venetian blinds that look out into the hallway. So I would never open the blinds and at night, you get a lot of light leakage coming into the room. They should consider some blackout blinds for that.

    Staff were nice enough but it's one of those places where you don't really interact with the staff as there's no concierge, doorman or bell hop. You just check in and out. Overall, I would return to this hotel because of the location, comfortable and clean room.

    03/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Ed P.
    Great location. Close to Quincy Market, harbor, financial district, The T, and basically walking distance to everything. The price is competitive given it's location and the room is suffice for sleeping. The cool thing about this hotel is that they give you a physical key instead of a key card; very throwback.

    03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    97. Tiffany T.
    This is such a great location -- right in the Financial District, a block from Faneuil/ Quincy and Merchantrow as well as walkable to Chinatown , Public Park, Massachusetts Statehouse and all that good stuff!

    For a Friday night our rate was $109 + tax so it came to $124 for a night which I find very reasonable!

    Staff was friendly when I called to make my reservation a month ago. Everything was ready upon arrival. The room was clean, showers were nice ( great water pressure too!) TV, VHS/DVD and FMinput /safe all available in your room.

    No complaints at all!

    26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    98. Hillary R.
    This was a nice hotel but try to check in earlier than we did. We got to the hotel really late around 1:30 am and it was a hot spot for a dance club. There were people drinking everywhere and right outside the smell of pot filled the air. I felt uncomfortable plus the parking garage is a few blocks away. You couldn't hear anything from our room, however on the positive side. The room was beautiful and spacious with one of the nicest bathrooms I've ever seen in a hotel. When I walked down in the morning it was a perfectly pleasant lobby with a nice cafe for breakfast. No remnants of the previous night remained. Was in walking distance from the freedom trail and several restaurants. Good hotel to stay in if you're younger and like to party.

    18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    99. Merry J.
    We came to Boston for the st Patrick's day holiday and were pleasantly surprised by the amazing room at the harbor side inn. With exposed brick on one wall (room 202) and a small window to gauge the weather outside, our room was perfect for our needs. It was within walking distance of many bars/restaurants, and seemed centrally located to everything we wanted to do. We enjoyed having the cafe and lounge immediately downstairs.

    CONS: toilet paper felt like sandpaper. If you want customers to return, please don't skimp on amenities. (No conditioner, just shampoo provided in the bathroom kit?) Being right next to the elevator was quite noisy, but convenient.

    TL;DR: We would stay here again, provided we bring some charmin.

    18/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    100. Kelly G.
    I was very satisfied with my stay here. The room was clean, comfortable and cozy. It had high ceilings with wonderful pot lights. The wifi was free and fast which was definitely a plus! There were many bars and restaurants close by. Quincy market was also pretty close. The only con for me would be the lack of conditioner.

    Overall, I would recommend staying here. Reasonably priced!

    20/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    101. Katie C.
    **Review of the Harborside Lounge only**

    After a show one Friday night in the Theater District, my friend and I were looking to grab some drinks and have some fun.  We walked around DTX and even Faneuil Hall.  Some places were dead (Merchant), some places were crazy with long lines (ahem, I'm talking about you Scholars), some places were a bar fight waiting to happen (yes, Beantown Pub).  We didn't want to pay cover for a lame DJ (Warehouse) and we didn't want it to be like a frat party (Sissy K's).  So just before giving up, we walked by the Harborside.  

    No cover.  Check.
    Decent crowd.  Check.  
    Door staff keeping the crowd safe.  Check.
    DJ.  Check.

    We sat at the bar and had some drinks while the DJ did his thing.  It was 11:00 on a Friday night and they had the back area roped off.  No one had table service and it was for VIP only?  So who exactly were they holding the area for?  Because at 11:00, the patrons were either there or they weren't coming.  No middle ground.  Around midnight is when they opened it up.  

    The crowd was definitely on the younger side which was to be expected for a bar on this side of town.  There were a fair amount of tourists, business travelers, and locals alike.  

    There was one instance of two guys giving each other side-eye that escalated into words being said and the proverbial "come at me, bro!"  Fortunately, the door staff took care of that and tossed the two morons out the door.  The funniest part about that was that both guys were about 5'5" and that was being generous.

    The bathroom situation is a little odd ... you actually have to go out into the hotel lobby and then downstairs.  It really was like a maze after a few drinks.  Fortunately there are signs to point you in the right direction (literally) and signs warning you to keep your volume to a minimum.  I am all about people using their inside-voices!  

    So while my friend and I enjoyed our drinks, we pretty much kept to ourselves and that was fine by us.  A few guys stopped to talk to us and that was okay.  That's not what we were after by any means.  And then came Creepy Drunk Guy (CDG).  CDG ordered a Bud Lite next to us at the bar and took two sips of it.  He kept staring at my friend and I, adjusting his glasses, and then went back to staring.  He then asked us where we were from.  We said Boston.  He didn't have much else to say at first so my friend and I went back to talking to each other.  He then asked why Boston girls are so stuck up and so animated when we talked (and then proceeded to mock us with the hand gestures).  We told him that we were offended, he was invading our personal space, and to please stop.  But he didn't.  So we took a few steps back.  The bartender realized what was going on and called over one of the doormen who then asked the CDG to leave us alone.  That spooked the CDG and he promptly bounced out of the bar.  Whew.  Crisis diverted.

    It's a fun place.  I don't know if it gets super busy, but it's definitely worth a return trip. The bartenders and the door staff are really nice and really are concerned about the safety of all the patrons.  The drinks are reasonably priced for the waterfront/Faneuil Hall area and the bar is clean.

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0