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Balcony location at the Boston Harbor Hotel

The 13 Best Hotels in Boston

As the city's original five-star waterfront hotel, this Rowes Wharf grande dame has a big reputation to uphold. The grandiose exterior archway overlooking the harbor is an instantly identifiable icon and a seamless part of Boston's downtown landscape. Rooms have city or water views, large picture windows that allow in natural light throughout the day, marble rainfall showers, and Frette linens. Even entry-level rooms start at a spacious 500 square feet.