$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 9, 2015 Check-out: Jan 10, 2015

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

4 stars
606 Congress Street, Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
135 reviews
Great Location

Great location with a water view. Manageable walk to long wharf, Quincy Market, North End. Near... See full review

  • JenMc
  • Sep 8, 2014
Sisters Weekend Away

My two sisters and I had a fantastic time exploring Boston while staying at this hotel. The... See full review

  • FoodE
  • Sep 2, 2014
The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel keeps you close to a long list of entertainment and business venues, while maintaining a comfortable distance from downtown crowds. Rooms are modern, and the views are spectacular. For those new to Boston, the concierge desk is staffed by knowledgeable professionals ready to book local tours and point guests in the direction of appealing entertainment options. Fans of potent Italian cuisine and wines will enjoy the hotel's on-site restaurant, M.C. Spiedo, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of more than 3,700 properties run by Marriott International, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel promises clean, comfortable accommodations and world-class service.
Key facts
  • 450 guestrooms
  • 21 suites
  • 21 floors
  • 23 meeting rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Coffee house
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Full-service business center
Neighborhood
The hotel is located in the expanding Seaport District, which is just a stroll from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. A walk down the street will take you to the Harpoon Brewery, and the ferry docks are just across the street. Boston is big on culture, and the Renaissance Boston Waterfront is in an ideal location to visit the Institute of Contemporary Art, which emphasizes work that is both innovative and creative.
Hints and tips
If you want to enjoy amazing water views, ask for a room overlooking the harbor, but if you prefer to lie in bed and watch planes take flight, ask for a room with views of Logan International Airport (BOS).
For peace and quiet, request a room that is not located above a ballroom, since the hotel is a popular destination for weddings and other large events.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 0.4 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.2 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.2 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.5 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.6 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.6 mi
  • Castle Island: 1.6 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 0.4 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.2 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.2 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.5 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.6 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.6 mi
  • Castle Island: 1.6 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.6 mi
  • TD Garden: 1.7 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.9 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 2 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 2 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 2.2 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 2.2 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 2.4 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 2.4 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 2.5 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.9 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2.9 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 4 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.5 mi

Dining

M.C. Spiedo
Farm-fresh ingredients and the contemporary cooking techniques of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier merge to create menus reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance for a delightful dining experience filled with Old World flavors and modern flair.
Capiz Bar
Perfectly mixed martinis, local beers and wine are paired with tasty small bites inside this waterfront lounge. Relax with friends amidst a waterfront décor featuring vibrant blue and gold hues reflective of its Boston Seaport District location.
Starbucks®
Quick and easy, signature hot and cold drinks, light menu items and snacks are available at this handy Starbucks offering busy travelers and locals a convenient option over Boston Seaport District restaurants.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (135)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
135 out of 135
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ssm1trooper
Business
Miami
Sep 13, 2014

Good hotel but the price very very expensive

The hotel staff excellent and the atmosphere great , location not that good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JenMc
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 8, 2014

Great Location

Great location with a water view. Manageable walk to long wharf, Quincy Market, North End. Near restaurants and concert venues. Expensive...but what isn't in Boston?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FoodE
Business
Allentown, PA
Sep 2, 2014

Sisters Weekend Away

My two sisters and I had a fantastic time exploring Boston while staying at this hotel. The concierge service was exceptional. The staff was beyond courteous and helpful. Our view of the waterfront was breathtaking. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Even the cleaning staff was great the morning we decided to sleep in extra late.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Trade restaurant had exceptionally delicious small plates and cocktails.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Masons
Business
Mullica Hill, NJ.
Jul 25, 2014

Perfect Summer Location, Exceptional Service

Clean! Organized! Well Staffed with Exceptional Staff, Smiling faces that couldn't do enough to make your experience feel like you are Royalty!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use the Public Transportation System! you can get just about anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes:)

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Review of Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DDoog
Business
NYC
May 17, 2014

A little disappointed

I had the feeling they were nickel and diming me at every opportunity. $4 for a bottle of water. $15 to watch a movie. Pay for Wi-Fi, and anything else you need. I'll try another hotel next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christina the traveler
Business
Tampa, Florida
Jan 27, 2014

Family weekend

This is a very nice, safe and exceptionally clean hotel for families. The staff were very conscientious and we had a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jivan 55
Business
Raleigh, NC
Dec 7, 2013

Boston in December

Very pleasant time and very comfortable room. Great bed!!! Picked this location as it was a short taxi ride to a wonderful restaurant called Prezza, and another short ride to the airport next day. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IggyDeb
Business
Portland oregon
Dec 7, 2013

Very happy a room close to the airport after a midnight arrival

Friendly, friendly, helpful staff. Clean room. Free, brief public transit ride from the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jela L.
Business
Chicago
Nov 26, 2013

A Great Place to Stay!

My boyfriend and I first arrived in the morning on a Thursday and thought we'd have to just beg the hotel front desk to hold our bags, so that we could go out for the day before checking in. However, I approached the desk and informed the clerk that we had arrived and began to ask if she'd be able to hold our bags until check-in time. Instead of just saying "sure," she told us that they had a few rooms with double beds but no king-sized ones. I was thrilled. We're not terrifically picky people and would be perfectly comfortable on a double, so we said sure. I was just happy that we could check in early. All in all, the whole experience was positive. The staff was friendly, the location was near good restaurants, bars, and Harpoon Brewery (if you like beer, go!), and the rooms were very clean. Also, the hotel is located just across the street from the water, so we ended up with a bit of a view. And, when we were there, it wasn't noisy. Something I totally hate is when I can hear everything going on outside of my room. I'm not sure if it was because we just didn't have any obnoxious people around or what, but our stay was pretty quiet. This is not to say that it's a boring type of hotel at all. On the contrary, it's near some really fun, late-night places. For whatever reason, it just wasn't annoyingly loud. Oh! I almost forgot. There is a Starbucks downstairs! I didn't have to roam around the streets looking for coffee...I had it downstairs from my room! If you need your coffee like I do, you'll realize why that was so exciting for me. I would definitely consider staying there again next time I'm in Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Harpoon Brewery

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Review of Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ray nick name
Business
Chicago
Nov 25, 2013

Pretty good experience

Close to both Logan and Downtown. Good service, bar and valet. No free parking. Valet parking needs round 50 dollars per 24 hours

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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