We stayed to the newly opened Fairmont hotel when we went to Boston at the beginning of August. We stayed there for almost a week. I now prefer the Fairmont Battery Wharf to the historic Copley Plaza hotel. The Battery Wharf won for its location and its modern design.
If you have ever been to Boston, you know that at night, it becomes a quiet city. I am always amazed to see how early everything close, even on week-ends. During our previous visit to Boston, we were going to Cambridge at night.
The Battery Wharf is located along the Waterfront, and is next to North End, which is Boston’s Little Italy neighborhood. North End is lively and you have accessed to many delightful restaurants at walking distance. What else can you ask for as a tourist?
We stayed in a standard King size bed room. The marble bathroom is spacious. I had no problem putting my makeup while I share the bathroom with my husband. I cannot stay that of many hotel bathroom.
The most clever design idea is definitely the closet. It has doors that open from both sides: from the bathroom and from the bedroom. This is an idea that you must remember if you are renovating your master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom.
Another detail that is worth mentioning is that the designer thought that we need to recharge our cell phones, digital cameras and much more. On the side of each night table, they placed electric outlets. Finally, the flexible arm lamp on the bed frame adds to our comfort of we wish to read in bed. These are small details that enhance your stay.
+ Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston
Journey168August 24, 2009 at 21:12
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DiannAugust 26, 2009 at 09:33
Sorry to be a stickler…The North End is Boston’s Italian neighborhood. NOT Boston’s Little Italy. I guess it would be okay to say that the North End is to Boston what Little Italy is to New York.But no one here would EVER call it Little Italy. Just a regional thing…
At Home with Kim ValleeAugust 26, 2009 at 11:27
Diann: In Montreal, we called our Italian neighborhood Little Italy. The French-speaking residents called it La petite Italie. So you are right, it is a regional thing. So obviously, I am talking like a tourist, not a Boston resident.
Sharon LongAugust 26, 2009 at 12:48
I hate the idea of the the closet opening from both sides. I like my privacy in the bathroom and when I am getting dressed I don’t want the steam from the bathroom in my bedroom – curly frizzy hair. I loved the idea of being able to reach a plug. We have been forced to push heavy furniture to get to a plug.
At Home with Kim ValleeAugust 26, 2009 at 14:23
Sharon: About privacy, I did not mention that the toilet is in a closed area (meaning have three walls and a door) inside the bathroom. Plus there is a tall and generous size glass wall shower.