$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 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.

Hotel Map

42.3462 -71.0432
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Logan International Airport, (BOS), 3.22, KM;
Area description
Resort, Airport

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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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 100
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3.8
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Review of The Westin Boston Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
MA
Feb 4, 2011

Clean and pleasant

I stayed at the 16th floor king bed room (I'm a starwood preferred guest), the night before I took an exam at a nearby Prometric test center. The room was clean and plesant, with excellent shower facility. The bed was comfortable and air conditioning was working fine, albeit its noise was noticeable all the time (but within acceptable level). I could get a comfortable night's sleep. The view from my room over the Boston Bay area (which was covered by snow, incidentally) was excellent. My only gripe is perhaps the cost of Internet access in the room. Nowadays numerous hotels offer free highspeed Internet, so a cost of approx $18 per day seems a bit on the expensive side. Overall, I had a pleasant stay at this hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Fish and Chips offered at the Irish pub within the hotel was a top quality and I can certainly recommend it for any British/Irish people missing good old Fish&Chips in Boston. On the morning of check-out, breakfast was served without delay and it was of good quality too. I wish there were a Asian (Japanese or Chinese) food within the hotel, since there are no such restaurants near the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Oct 8, 2010

Spoil Yourself!

Wonderful location! Ask for a high floor to get a great view!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the hop on hop off bus and see as much as you can!

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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
Laconia
Dec 20, 2008

Winter wonderland

The hotel is conveneintly close to my work and was very nice. I would stay here again.

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: Short walk from hotel

LTK,MORTONS,ATLANTIC BEER GARDEN

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