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Cruise into Boston and Land at an Excellent Hotel



Boston's cruise port puts you close to the action and gives you excellent options for hotels that wow. Check into one of the many seaside spots that have you planted firmly on land and leave your worries behind. 

Boston hotels surround the waterfront and many are located a few miles from the cruise port. Some of the best in the city are a reasonable distance from the cruise port allowing a quick trip upon arrival or easy access to your cruise ship for departure. A favorite among guests is Boston's first hotel in the growing area around the cruise port. Aptly named the Seaport Hotel just like the area it occupies, The Seaport has had years to prove itself. And if a proven record fro guest satisfaction is not enough a 2014 renovation has enhanced the rooms and common areas creating a state of the art facility.

Although the hotels in the Seaport are close to the cruise port and lots of dining options, only a handful of attractions call this area home. Those who don't mind a short cab ride to the cruise port may find the hotels lining the Greenway, and those around Faneuil Hall a better option as many attractions are right outside your door. Check into the historic Marriott's Custom House or Hilton and enjoy your time on solid ground.

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Seated on Boston's HarborWallk, next to the New England Aquarium, and across from the Financial District, is the Marriott Long Wharf. 397 guest rooms and 15 suites come complete with 37" flat screen TVs, wireless high speed Internet and MP3 technology as well as complimentary safes, refrigerators and coffee makers. Top it off with 300 thread count sheets and you can easily rest your head in one of these recently updated hotel rooms and find your to the Boston Convention Center, just a mile and a half away. Walk the HarborWalk to get your exercise or take a short cab ride.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A lovely waterfront setting surrounded by Boston attractions and close to Boston's cruise port let's you take in the sites before leaving port.

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Bostonian Hotel sits alongside Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, making it the ideal Financial District location for work and play. Easy access to many eating, drinking and sightseeing venues adds a little down time to your work trip. Recently renovated, guestrooms are stylish and allow space to unwind after a busy day. The lobby is an inviting place to unwind after your busy day out and about. Enjoy the gas burning fireplace, artwork and reading area. Although you'll feel a world away, you're a short distance from the Boston Convention Center, Cruise port and many attractions. A healthy walk or quick cab ride is all it takes to deposit you at your hotel.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The Bostonian Hotel is a four star hotel close to the cruise port that puts you near excellent shopping and prime attractions.

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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
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A Marriott spot that combines a great deal of Boston's past with its present, this property offers an ideal stay for discriminating guests. Once the actual Custom House in Boston it stands watch over Boston Harbor, giving today's guests expansive views in many directions. Enjoy a visit to the 26th floor and the open observation deck where you can get a look at the activity on the harbor as well as that at Faneuil Hall and the skyline from many different angles. Providing guests with amenities that include play-space within the hotel, and an on-site bar, you can enjoy your time in the hotel when you need a break from exploration.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: History and leisure combine to give guests a pleasant stay a short ride from Boston's cruise port.

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Boston's first art deco skyscraper, built in 1928 is home to the Financial Districts's Hilton Hotel. Renovated to reflect modern times (and include modern amenities), the Hilton is a perfect mix of history and modernity. With a continued commitment to boutique service, this centrally located spot allows guests easy access to area sites and all the comforts to relax in spacious rooms complete with period furnishings and spectacular views. Business amenities are in abundance and include cordless, two-line phones and wireless high-speed Internet access. A bit over a mile you'll find it a nice walk or short cab ride to the doors of the Boston Convention Center.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: In the Financial District, a mile from the cruise port, the Hilton is ideal for guests who want to be close to it all.

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Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront


A stunning waterfront stay awaits you at the Fairmont Battery Wharf where the North End location lets you easily explore all that Boston has to offer. Enjoy the luxurious guest rooms with spectacular views from one of the 150 available for your enjoyment. With decor chosen to maximize space you're in fro an indulgent experience. Try to make time for a treatment at Exhale, their on-site spa and unwind. Those seeking an even more exclusive level of service can make a reservation in the private Fairmont Gold building. In this exclusive 'hotel within a hotel, you'll find yourself pampered to the max and leaving fully refreshed from doing nothing more than enjoying yourself.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The addition of a high end on-site spa enhances your stay at this waterfront spot that's a mile from Boston's cruise port.

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A stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel comes complete with spectacular views and a central location. Here, relaxation is not an option; it is a must. The knowledgeable staff and serene surroundings make it impossible do anything other than enjoy. A five star hotel on Boston's Rowes Wharf; it does not get much better than this. The Boston Harbor Hotel is the ideal place to hang your hat while in Boston. Expensive for sure, but well worth the splurge for the views alone. Add to that top notch service and amenities and you have yourself a home away from home. Just be sure to leave the hotel, with all this luxury you may have to be forced out the door.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The luxurious Boston Harbor Hotel is in a prime location for exploring Boston while keeping you close to the cruise port.

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Across from the Financial District sits the gleaming tower of glass that is the Intercontinental Hotel. Overlooking Boston Harbor, within walking distance to the Boston Convention Center, with amenities, restaurants and a bustling bar, it is easy to see why guests are flocking to this fabulous hotel. With outstanding business amenities, those here to work can do so from from the comfort of their room. When looking to get out and enjoy a bit of what Boston has to offer, the location of the InterContinental is key as it skirts the edge of Boston Harbor, with a water taxi pick up right outside your door, taking you to any of the fabulous haunts that make their home in the bustling area that surrounds the InterContinental Hotel.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Well-appointed and well kept, the InterContinental offers guests excellent indoor and outdoor options for relaxation near the cruise port.

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The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is an escape from it all close to the Boston Convention Center and Cruise Port. Steps from Liberty Wharf, home to several of the better Boston restaurants, you'll have no shortage of fun when you want to get out. An easy walk to the Convention center allows guests the chance to skip the busy rush hour commute and spend more time relaxing in the Renaissance Hotel where your pleasure comes first. The well-appointed guest rooms have a contemporary feel, and leave you with nothing to other than relax. Blow off some steam in the state-of-the-art fitness center, do a few laps in the indoor pool or soak away all stress in the sauna.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: The Renaissance Boston Waterfront is within walking distance to the cruise port, and is an ideal place for guests to unwind on land.

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Located next to the Boston Convention Center, your commute does not get much easier. Welcoming accommodations, comfortable beds, and exceptional service will highlight your stay at the Westin. Enjoy a dip in their indoor pool, borrow some made in the USA, New Balance running gear, or enjoy their fitness center to take the edge off before or after a long day. Grab a bite at their on site restaurant or venture out to sample some of the area's hot spots then retire with a nightcap from the Birch Bar before calling it a night and resting soundly in your well appointed guest room.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: Offering guests excellent amenities as well as excellent on-site dining, drinking and fitness, the Westin makes for a pleasant stay near the cruise port.

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Seaport Boston Hotel
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The Seaport Boston Hotel is a heart of the Seaport District dwelling that offers guests a retreat from the everyday, yet is a mere few minutes walk to the Cruise Port or Boston Convention Center allowing less travel time and more time for exploration. If you'd like the ease of being close to the Convention Center, and cruise port yet the ability to explore on foot, this hotel is for you. Surrounded by excellent eateries, fun bars, and things to do, you'll have no shortage of entertainment during your off hours. Far from inexpensive, it is worth the money you'll spend for the convenience you'll have. For those who want to stay inside you'll enjoy the indoor pool, spa Harbor views, and award winning restaurants all live within these walls.

Recommended for Cruise Port Hotels because: A 2014 renovation makes this hotel a top notch spot to stay near the cruise port.

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