Hotel Review: Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
Battery Wharf Hotel Boston was recently rebranded after being a Fairmont Hotel for several years. We stayed at the hotel just a few weeks after the rebranding and were stunned by the amazing service and the friendliness of the staff. While we enjoyed the location of Battery Wharf Hotel Boston, it might not be perfect when you got appointments in the city center.
When booking our hotels in Boston, we were already looking forward to writing a review of Battery Wharf Hotel Boston.
- Classification: Five Star
- Room Category: Executive Junior Suite
- Month of Stay: March
As the hotel recently joined The Leading Hotels of the World and finished rebranding, we were expecting a somewhat modern and refurbished hotel.
However, this expectation was not really fulfilled as the rebranding only came with some minor adjustments.
Nevertheless, our experience at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston started very good with a warm welcome and extremely friendly and helpful staff.
Executive Junior Suite at Battery Wharf Hotel
Due to our Leaders Club membership, we were blessed with an upgrade to an Executive Junior Suite at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston.
This not only meant a larger and more spacious room, but also access to the Executive Lounge which is located in the same building. After entering the room, we instantly recognized that the hotel once was a Fairmont.
The style and the interior are quite typical which is not bad at all. Besides the small entrance area of our Executive Junior Suite, especially the large King Bed and the seating area had lovely charm. Both had a view of the water, something extremely rare in a city like Boston.
We utterly enjoyed just sitting in the armchairs and enjoying the view, but there are some other parts of the room to mention in this hotel review, too. Between the seating area and the bed, there was a large leather chair which faced the flat-screen television on the wall.
On the table below the television, our welcome present as well as coffee making facilities awaited us.
A good start for our stay at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston that continued when checking out the working desk which didn’t have the great view, but was spacious and had the perfect height for working.
Bathroom at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
Yet, not everything at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston was perfect. We were a little surprised to encounter a very small bathroom, which didn’t really fit into out Executive Junior Suite that was very spacious and airy.
The bathroom instead is very small with just a single sink, a detached toilet and a shower. While the latter had the perfect pressure and was quite fine, the bathroom was just too small for our taste.
Nevertheless, it was lovely to have a window in the detached toilet which made the small area a little more spacious. The toiletries offered by the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston including special amenities like mouthwash were of the highest quality and the condition of the bathroom was good overall.
Gym at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
Battery Wharf Hotel Boston has an in-house Spa called “Exhale Spa”. The facilities of the Spa include treatment rooms, relaxation rooms and sauna and steam room facilities.
Sadly, usage is limited to those who book a massage at Exhale Spa. Hotel guests may not enjoy access otherwise. What’s complimentary is the gym which is located in the building of Exhale Spa what means that you have to leave the building of your room to get to the gym.
However, this is totally worth the effort as the gym of Battery Wharf Hotel Boston is decent. There are several machines for cardio and strength training and free weights available. Even though the machines are not ultra-modern, they are in a good condition and modern enough.
The good experience in the gym is complemented by complimentary apples and water. This may not sound special, but especially in the United States, I stayed at many hotels that did not offer anything like apples in the gym.
Executive Lounge at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
We were a little surprised to hear about the lounge facilities of Battery Wharf Hotel Boston.
With our upgrade, we enjoyed complimentary access and made use of it on the first evening of our stay. The offerings were absolutely fantastic considering that we didn’t see any guests besides us.
There was a choice of starters available next to several small hot dishes like Beef Wellington. While wine, soft drinks and juices were free of charge, spirits came with an extra charge.
A little surprisingly, we didn’t have the chance to enjoy the dessert selection that’s usually arranged after dinner time as the lounge was closed when we came back. There was no word on why there was no reception that evening, but it may have been due to the low occupancy.
Breakfast at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
The next morning, the lounge was opened again and we were invited to try the full breakfast served in the private area.
Once again, we were flashed by the amazing offerings in the lounge that exceeded everything we ever encountered in any hotel lounge so far.
There was pretty much everything you may dream of. The only downer was the fact that there were no servers present which meant that you were not able to order frehsly prepared eggs or coffee specialties (there was a coffee machine though).
As the atmosphere was very private again, we enjoyed the facilities very much.
Bottom line Battery Wharf Hotel Boston
We also enjoyed lunch at Aragosta Bar & Restaurant at the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston. To get an impression, be sure to check out our special on the great lunch experience.
Taking into account that the named lunch was lovely, too, we had a great experience at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston overall. The friendly staff and the amazing food we enjoyed for breakfast and dinner in the lounge and for lunch in the restaurant as well as the lovely views out of our room made our stay absolutely amazing.
Nevertheless, I feel like the rooms are a little dated and the bathrooms (at least the one of the Executive Junior Suite) are too small. However, I can wholeheartedly recommend staying at Battery Wharf Hotel Boston. It may not be located in the city center of Boston, but that’s exactly what makes the hotel so lovely!
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