The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA ~ Hotel Review

There is Just One Word to Describe This Hotel
~ That Word Would Be AMAZING!!! ~
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA

As you know, I just returned from my trip to Boston where I stayed for the weekend for the Springboard Blogging Conference. The hotel selected for this fabulous conference was the Westin Boston Waterfront since it was adjacent to the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center; you don’t even need to leave the hotel and conference center the entire trip if you don’t want to! How convenient is that?

My first impression walking into the hotel was that of utter surprise. I knew it would be nice, but it was absolutely amazing! I’ve never been in a hotel so fancy before, and actually being able to spend two nights there was going to be heaven. I walked up to the front desk area where I was greeted very promptly and politely. The one thing I can say about my stay here for the entire trip was that everyone I spoke with called me by my name, which was such a personalized experience and it started right at check-in! I was shown where my room would be, and I was lucky enough to get on the 16th floor where the views of Boston were awesome!
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
I took the elevator up to the 16th floor, and one of the nice things about this hotel is the fact there are multiple elevators that are super fast! Sometimes being on the top floor can be a pain if there is only one elevator because you have to stop for so many people. I can tell you honestly I may have only had the elevator stop twice my entire stay there. It was amazing! Great planning I would say!
 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
 
Now, getting to the room ~ WOW! I loved my room! It was so clean, smelled great, had everything I could need, and was very posh. Definitely not what I am accustomed to staying in. I looked around and found absolutely no flaws; nothing that looked old or worn. It was fabulous. And like I mentioned before, the view was fantastic! Also, it was hard to leave the room because I wanted to sleep in that comfy bed all day! It’s actually called the Heavenly Bed®, and it truly is!
 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MAThe Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
I loved the eco-friendly shower head, make-up mirror, and hairdryer in the bathroom
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
 The View From My Room!!!
Some other things I loved about the room were:
  • The Alarm Clock that was Compatible with my iPhone/iPod
  • The Easy to Order Breakfast
  • The Nice Desk Area
  • The Microwave & Refrigerator
  • The Nice and Clean Bathtub
Since I was in the conference and doing conference related activities all weekend, I unfortunately did not have a chance to use the hotel’s amenities. I did however walk around and check everything out. And since we are planning a family trip back to this hotel for Christmas time, I will eventually be able to use them all. The workout room (WestinWORKOUT®) and swimming pool area were beautiful! I really wish I had the time to use them. It reminded me of an upscale health spa, including a hot tub. It just seemed like such a serene and invigorating place to workout and relax.
 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
 
Also, if you’re in town for business and don’t want to pack bulky workout shoes and clothes, the Westin has partnered with New Balance to create a new fitness program called RunWESTIN TM. The staff at the front desk says there are even scheduled runs around town, and don’t worry the clothes are cleaned properly and the shoes have disposable insoles that are replaced each time. I love that the Westin focuses on health and fitness for a strong mind and body.
 
The one thing I was able to do was to hang out in the lobby area to do work and to have some drinks with my friends. The lobby has free wi-fi, and the hotel has a restaurant and two bars right by the lobby. It’s just such a nice space to be able to relax in. There is also a Starbucks right in the lobby area, as well as an awesome gift shop and business center (with computers, office supply store, FedEx area, and a section to purchase new luggage). Everything you need to a relaxing stay is right there!
 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA

When I asked at checkout if there were any special things I missed to include in my review, the woman at the front desk told me about “The Hive” ~ a room people can rent out by the hour for family time or some informal meetings. She took me there to show me and the room was great! It had computers, screen projection connections, video games, board games, tables, couches, and it comes stocked with food and drinks. How awesome is that? I could definitely see it as a space that people can use for a fun meeting or just to “get away” a bit. It’s $50 for the hour.

 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
 
So whether you’re in Boston on business or for a family getaway, I would highly recommend this hotel. It has such personalized service, and the hotel has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. I had no issues while staying there and would rate it a 5 out of 5 every time! Did I mention they give your dogs treats and your kids toys and goodies from the treat wagon at the check-in counter? Yes, it’s that personalized! They are pet-friendly and accept dogs up to 75 pounds.
 
The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA
Information about the hotel and to book your stay can be found on their site. Don’t forget your Starwoods Points number while booking to get credit. Other hotel information includes:

Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

Phone: (617) 532-4600

Please make sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter as well. Book your stay today as your heavenly stay awaits you!

* Disclosure: I was provided a discounted at this hotel; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Kristin

Comments

  1. What a fun pampering experience for you! All moms need a little time off occasionally and you really outdid yourself! Very nice! Loved the view – that would be my favorite part!

  2. Wow.. Looks like a great place to stay.

    Great view too.

  3. They have dog treats??? Oh man! I love this place already! And I am like you, I really hate when I stay somewhere and it has elevator{s} that are super slow. We stayed at a place like that recently. Ugh. There were long elevator lines and unattended kids kept passing. It makes you think about losing your religion for a few minutes. ;)

    Dawn
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  4. That double showerhead looks very inviting!

  5. Oh goodness, if only my home could be that luxurious!

  6. Love the showerhead and the view! I want to visit Boston sometime and this looks like the place to stay!

  7. oh, this looks like one amazing hotel! Will have to remember it if I ever get out that way! Definitely looks like the hotel for a vaca to remember!

  8. Dog treats AND a Starbucks???
    You know I’m down for that!!!!
    It does look like a beautiful place ;)

  9. I love all your pics! It looks like an awesome hotel. I stayed at a Westin once in NYC and it was amazing!

  10. Darn, not all of your photos were loading for me. The ones that did load look wonderful. I like the double shower head, a lot.

  11. That sounds like a great experience.

  12. WOW! I’d love to go there for a weekend! Dog treats, even? That’s so cool. Not to mention, it looks really clean and beautiful there! Awesome post.

  13. A good friend of ours just moved to Boston and we’re planning a trip to go visit in the next few months. So glad to see that this hotel is so fabulous – now I know where to book our stay!!

  14. I love this hotel. I can’t wait to go again for my dental conference in Jan!

  15. I would love to go there for a weekend! Such a beautiful hotel.

  16. Love how nice and spacious everything is! Looks like you had a great time.

  17. I really want to go on vacation now. The coolest thing has got to be New Balance program. That’s really amazing!!

  18. Mya Murphy says:

    Boston is a city bustling with history!! I would love to go!!! Looks outstanding!!! myamurphy@mail.com

  19. so nice

  20. I am looking for somewhere to go away to, Boston is kinda close by. ( I live in NY) I love the idea of the double shower heads…

  21. Anonymous says:

    Starbucks in the lobby. Nice!

  22. What a cool hotel. I love the double shower heads (I have a double and am so used to it that a single just does not seem powerful enough). I also really liked that they allow dogs and give treats to them and toys to small children. I also really like the refrigerator and microwave in the rooms. Very handy.

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