$159 Avg/night
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The Westin Boston Waterfront

4 stars
425 Summer Street, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
100 reviews
Excellent last minute find

Checked in late after my flight got cancelled. Staff was excellent and room service was very quick... See full review

  • Tiredtraveler2014
  • Jul 5, 2014
Great Stay

This hotel was great. It was clean, had all the amenities that you needed and the rooms See full review

  • jjoca
  • Jun 30, 2014
Connected to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), The Westin Boston Waterfront makes the most of its harbor location. Receiving an eco-rating of 4 Green Keys from the Hotel Association of America, the green-friendly vibe continues at the innovative Vertical Garden in the lobby-designed to de-stress-as well as the airy, terrace-style Birch Bar. Dine on classic American grills and New England lobster at Sauciety, or grab a quick Starbucks on your way to a meeting. Feel like sampling Boston-Irish traditions while in the city? The Westin Waterfront has its very own on-site pub, M.J. O'Connors, where you can swig draught beers in honor of the Emerald Isle.
Key facts
  • 793 guestrooms
  • 32 suites
  • Conference and event spaces: 72,000-square-feet, 19 breakout rooms
  • Restaurant: Sauciety
  • 3 bars and pubs: City Bar, M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub, BirchBar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Pets allowed (under 40 pounds; hotel policy and fees may apply)
Neighborhood
From their central location in the bustling Seaport District, Westin Waterfront guests don't need to go far to visit Boston Harbor. It's only a two-block walk to view 20th and 21st century names like Louise Bourgeois at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and less than a mile to the New England Aquarium. Take the T train to city financial district, The Loop, or hop aboard an on-call water taxi at Fan Pier or Liberty Wharf when you're headed the three miles to Logan International Airport (BOS), and leave the traffic behind.
Hints and tips
There are plenty of well-connected transport options in Boston, but fitness enthusiasts should take advantage of the Westin Waterfront hotel's New Balance Gear Lending Program, which saves guests the trouble of packing athletic shoes when traveling to the "Walkable City."

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The Westin Boston Waterfront Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Express check in
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
Car rental desk
Porters
Doorman
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Knock light (hearing impaired)
Brailled elevators
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 0.1 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 1.2 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.3 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.4 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.5 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 0.1 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 1.2 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.3 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.4 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.5 mi
  • TD Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.7 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Castle Island: 1.7 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1.8 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 2 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 2 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 2.1 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 2.1 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 2.2 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 2.3 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 2.3 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.7 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2.7 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 3.8 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.3 mi

Dining

Sauciety
A fresh American grill, Sauciety is unique among Boston restaurants. In a setting that echoes a serene, modern art gallery in neutral hues highlighted with brilliant jewel tones, the breakfast and lunchtime vibes are comfortably casual.
Birch Bar and Patio
Centrally located between the reception area, hotel elevators, and pathway to the convention center, Birch Bar and Patio offers handcrafted cocktails and snacks amid birch trees. Weather permitting, enjoy light fare and cocktails outdoors.
City Bar
Conveniently located in the lobby of The Westin Boston Waterfront, City Bar surrounds guests in contemporary comfort with signature cocktails and a tempting bar menu.
Starbucks® Coffee
Satisfy your craving with a freshly brewed coffee, mocha, latte or other favorite drink at Starbucks® in our lobby, offering a full complement of snacks and lighter fare items.
MJ O'Connor's
Eclectic Irish food and spirits, in a warm and friendly atmosphere with beautifully handcrafted woodwork and murals, make this authentic, upscale Irish pub one of Boston’s favorite destinations.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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 (100)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Boston Waterfront

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
100 out of 100
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 15, 2007

Great location between Logan and the T.

The room size was very adequate and the view of the Harbor was an added treat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I feel like I would have enjoyed a coffee shop/cafe, as I would like to have been able to grab something light and quick as I was on a tight schedule. I think it would be a great addition. We looked at the pool/exercise room, but didn't have time to use it. The desk/table for the laptop was a great idea. The room was definitely large enough to enjoy and spread out without crowding anyone. The suitcase stands were of great use. All in all the stay was very enjoyable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great seafood restaurant within a short walk down on the waterfront. It is reasonable and very good.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Huntsville, AL
Jul 6, 2007

Westin not Waterfront

The Westin was very nice. My room was large and very comfortable. The only thing that would warrant a bad review is the fact that it is not waterfront. Not even close. With a name like Westin Waterfront, you would expect it to be waterfront.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is lots of great dining within walking distance.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 5, 2007

Very clean, new, friendly

The location was not within walking distance to historic Boston but an easy ride on the T to get there. The value and cleanliness of this hotel more than made up for that. The room was larger than comparable hotels in this range and the beds were extra fluffy. We really liked this hotel and would definitely stay in another Westin after this experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Financial district is a short walk.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 25, 2007

very friendly and attractive

The Boston Westin Waterfront hotel is very new, comfortable, convient and most of all the staff is very friendly and helpful in every way. I felt right at home. The rooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. I especially enjoyed the large screen LCD TV in the room and in-room Starbucks coffee! I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Every major attraction can be reach very conveniently. Mass transit is close by and cabs are plentiful at the front door. Waiting to go somewhere is not a problem.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Jun 24, 2007

Too Far From the center of Boston

The Westin Hotel is beautiful. If you are going there for business and only business it is great. If you are going to enjoy the sights find another hotel. This hotel is far from everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Take the underground rail called the T. The cab drivers scam tourists.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
May 29, 2007

My review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

The Hotel itself was great but was off the beaten path. There is no market or convenience store anywhere in the area that leaves you dependent upon the in-house store and restaurant which are expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
May 29, 2007

Excellent facility

The facility was quite, clean with an excellent staff. Room were very confrotable. Beds were wonderful. Space for hanging clothes was a little limited. Over all our stay was excellent and well worth the money we spent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Food, entertainment are all with in a short walking distance.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
May 18, 2007

Food and service

Room service was expensive and the food average. I bought an item at the gift shop and it was defective. I suspect it was previously defective, had been returned and put back on the shelf for resale. The proprietor did not seem anxious to exchange another item. The doormen and luggage handlers were top-notch. I had an early morning checkout and had trouble finding someone to check me out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

no restaurants close to hotel

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 21, 2007

Love the Bed!

The bed and pillows were incredibly comfortable! We sank into the pillows and felt taken care of and very cozy and warm. The room was contemporary and clean, the TV very modern. The room was spacious and we had a great view. Close to the silver line and go anywhere fast!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Not horribly far to Fanueil Square.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Austin, TX
Apr 16, 2007

Nice hotel, but prepare to be nickle and dimed

The hotel interior and caf? are fantastic. I couldn't be happier with the room (except a view would have been nice)! They charge you for everything that is usually included in a stay though (e.g., parking is ridiculous, overpriced roomservice). They offer anything and everything, but for the price of the room, parking should be included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown is just a short drive over the bridge.

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