My wife and I just got back from a weekend trip to Boston and I still can’t get over how amazing our hotel was. We spent 2 nights in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Battery Wharf on the Boston Harbor (or Hahbaugh for those of you from Boston) and loved our room so much that we felt guilty every time we ventured out to explore the city.
Truth be told, the opportunity to stay at the Fairmont Battery Wharf was the primary reason we took this weekend trip to Boston. I had 2 free night certificates that I got from the Fairmont Visa Signature Card and they were set to expire in early December.
Boston was on our short list of places to visit anyway so I figured that this was a good enough reason to go.
The Fairmont Battery Wharf is located on the North side of Boston, just a short walk from the Freedom Trail and many other popular tourist attractions. We easily went the entire weekend without having to use a taxi or public transit (with the exception of to/from the airport).
This is one of the better Fairmont properties in the US and arguably the best hotel in Boston.
The lobby was spacious and transitioned seamlessly in to the hotel’s restaurant and bar, creating a large social space for evening get-togethers. We were greeted almost immediately by a host who was able to handle our check-in in less than 60 seconds.
Our host informed us that we had been given the Presidential Suite for our stay. I knew that an upgrade was in order, thanks to my complimentary Gold upgrade certificate, but the Presidential Suite was a nice surprise.
The Presidential Suite is a 1500 square foot suite that features a living room, dining room, 2 bathrooms, and private terrace overlooking the Boston Harbor.
This suite typically goes for $2,000 to $2,500 per night, but can be booked with free night certificates thanks to Fairmont’s generous award booking policies.
Our stay also included four $25 breakfast vouchers, which were additional perks of holding the Fairmont Visa Signature Card. The hotel allowed us to combine them to score one epic breakfast that consisted of brioche French toast, eggs benedict, Canadian bacon, hash browns, and coffee.
The food was fantastic and worth every one of the $80 some dollars that we didn’t have to pay for it.
We also took the time to visit the Battery Lounge, which featured a live Jazz Band and an extensive selection of hand crafted cocktails.
The hotel was just across the Harbor from the airport so we decided to take a water taxi on Sunday morning. At just $10 a person it was much faster and cheaper than a taxi or ride sharing service.
All told our bill came to $105 after tax, mainly due to the glasses of wine and single barrel bourbon at the Battery Lounge.
When you’re staying in a $2,300 a night suite sometimes you have to play the part.
P.S. I never disclosed the fact that I am a travel blogger and I was not compensated in any way for my stay. My experience was that of a typical traveler and I am writing this review for entertainment purposes only.