One of the best places to stay, whether you are single traveler or a business person, is the Harborside Inn in Boston’s waterfront / aquarium area. It’s a quaint and quiet hotel. The service at the desk is first class – lovely front desk clerks who enjoy questions and offering maps and such. Around the corner there is a Old Town Trolley office as well, with maps and brochures. You are in a VERY short walking distance to Quincy Market, historical sites, and the Black Rose, an Irish bar/restaurant where I got take-out one day for lunch, and another day for supper.
It’s a more quiet hotel, and I wouldn’t recommend families staying there as it is quiet, no pool, etc – I would recommend the Marriott across the street for families. I didn’t see any families staying here, just couples – of all ages -and business travelers. The rooms are spacious, very clean, the brick and clean lines make you feel at home, and I totally would have taken home the shower if I could have. I enjoy places with great mattresses and brilliant water pressure. Plus, that blue tile – amazing.
Take the Rowes Wharf water shuttle and walk a bit to the hotel. It’s a great adventure to have a hotel shuttle bus drop you off, and then a river ride – you are welcomed into the city skyline! It’s only a short walk to the hotel after, just a few blocks. It’s also cheaper and faster to ride water transport than to take a taxi through the city.
Nearby the Harborside