$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

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."

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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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
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room 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
Olsen
NY NY
May 26, 2012

Good weekend getaway hotel

I booked hotel for weekend getaway with Kids. The hotel offers great indoor pool and gym. The Rooms were clean and the room service is was great. However; the parking fee over thirty dollars seemed overpriced while you can street park in front of hotel. We enjoyed the stay and probably come back here again!

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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Surprise, AZ
Jul 23, 2010

Westin Boston Waterfront

Overall, I thought the hotel was too over priced given the small rooms, lacks of personal (what hotel doesn't offer a hairdryer in the room!!!) and travel conveniences, such as no shuttle to airport, costing us an additional $20. And, no shuttle before 5:00 pm. Not a child friendly hotel, this is basically a place for business, nothing else. I ws very disappointed and should have stayed closer to the city, this is a good 2-3 mile walk to Fanueil Hall.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
King City, CA
Jul 12, 2010

Business meeting in Boston

It was excellent, with friendly staff.

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Honolulu, HI
Jul 1, 2010

Great business location

Convenient to World Trade Center and Convention Center

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Northport, AL
Jun 15, 2010

Westin Boston Waterfront

Overall good experience. Would have like to have had complementary wireless internet service and conceriege wasn't very helpful. But very close to subway and room was clean and spacious.

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rslackde
Business
wilmington, delaware
Jun 14, 2010

The Westin Boston Waterfront is isolated

Nice motel - wasn't worth the price since it is in the middle of no where. Would be great if there was something at the convention center

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The local tour services serviced the hotel which was a really good thing.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the ever hopeful traveller
Business
U.K.
Jun 13, 2010

Not for everyone

Make no mistake, this is a great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Style, cleanliness and decor are as good as it gets for a hotel in it's price range, and although across the river from the downtown area it's only a 20 minute stroll. But there was one drawback as far as I was concerned: being next door to an exhibition and conference centre and having its own meeting rooms it's aimed at corporate guests with a company to pick up the bill, and their lies the problem. In-hotel dining is expensive and prohibitive for families, and on the Saturday evening when I decided to use the dining room before an early departure the next morning, it was closed, as was the Starbucks located in the lobby, and so was the hotel shop that has a few overpriced nibbles. So when the working week is done, if you're there on a family holiday you don't seem to matter to the hotel. True, there is a pub-style venue adjoining, but you will have to block out the high volume music if you want to attempt a conversation. There was also a limited room service delivering food to your room, but with added service charge, a compulsory graturity and the usual taxes, a basic ten inch pizza for one with no frills cost nearly $25 dollars by the time it reached my door! So regrettably, it's not really a family-friendly place to stay, which is such a shame. With a little thought and care it could be so much better.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Always try to eat out and not rely on the hotel, and have some essentials in your room that will keep the family happy. A useful tip anywhere, but an essential survival tip here!

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Alabama
Jun 7, 2010

Great Stay in Boston

It is always great to stay at Westin. If I had it to do over again I might have stayed at the Westin at Copley Place for convienence. It is right in the heart of downtown.

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Groton, CT
Jun 6, 2010

Best of the best in the area

The most wonderful and cheerful staff I have ever experienced. I have never felt as well rested after a nights sleep. The best hotel experience that I have ever stayed in.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

The staff will call a cab outside for you and the oldest bars in America, where our founding fathers planned the revolution, is a ~$10 cab ride away.

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Charleston, SC
Jun 2, 2010

Last Minute Weekend Trip

Hotel located near the airport. Easy access to subway system. Staff helpful.

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
none
Jun 1, 2010

good

everything was expansive

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

Business

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