During our recent visit to Boston, we stayed at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, a new contemporary hotel situated in the booming Seaport District. The hotel opened its doors in September 2021, in a redeveloped area that was once occupied by empty parking lots and warehouses. The location has undergone a remarkable transformation and is now filled with hotels, residential areas, restaurants, and numerous other hot spots. Keep reading below if you’re interested in my Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport Review, including thoughts on location, rooms, dining, and more.
The Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is a AAA Four Diamond-rated property that boasts 1,054 guest rooms, six restaurants, a fitness center, a spa, and a year-round open rooftop pool. Right away, I was impressed with the modern and chic aesthetic. The lobby’s spacious bar on one side and comfortable seating arrangements on the other created an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Despite our delayed and late arrival into Boston, well past midnight, the check-in process was swift and efficient. The attentive staff welcomed us with complimentary bottles of water.
Situated in the vibrant Seaport District, the Omni Boston Hotel is conveniently located about 10-15 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport. Despite not being centrally located, the hotel offers easy access to notable landmarks and is just a short bike or car ride away from the North End neighborhood, Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden, and more. Additionally, the hotel is nearby South Station, Boston Harbor, and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Throughout our stay, we primarily explored the city on foot and took advantage of the blue city bikes available.
The hotel offers two towers for bookings: the Artist and the Patron Towers. Initially, I reserved the Patron Tower, which is about 140 sq ft larger, but due to a reservation change, we ended up having to rebook the Artist Tower. The rooms in the Artist Tower are rather small, measuring only 240 total sq feet, making them more suitable for individual travelers, although this wasn’t clearly stated when booking through a partner site. The studio room at the Artist Tower lacked a full-size mirror and a closet, so we made do with the limited hangers provided and the half mirror in the bathroom. Despite the size, the room was well-decorated, featuring a comfortable king bed, though my husband wasn’t a fan of the pillows. The bathroom area was also compact, with a single sink and half mirror.
Undoubtedly, the hotel itself is beautiful and clean, but if I were to stay here again, I would unquestionably opt for the Patron Tower. Our friends who stayed there had only praise for the spacious rooms. However, it’s worth noting that at the time of our booking, the pricing for the Patron Tower room exceeded that of some of the top hotels in Boston, including the Fairmont.
As mentioned above, the property houses a spa, outdoor pool, and fitness center. During our stay, we were super active, so we didn’t have a chance to use the fitness center, but it seemed to have excellent options, including Peloton bikes. Additionally, the hotel provides gym clothing and shoes for guests, eliminating the need to bring their workout gear.
Although we were excited about the pool when booking, we were disappointed to find out that was small, always crowded, and required reservations. The pool is located on the 5th floor of a 20+ story building. About a week before our stay, the hotel sent an email, letting us know that we have to reserve loungers in advance, for a maximum of two hours per room per day. While I understand why they have to have something like this in place, unfortunately, the system proved inconvenient as we couldn’t predict when we’d want to use the pool, and we ended up not using our reserved time slot. When we did visit the pool area, just to see it, it was overly crowded. On a positive note, the hotel provided complimentary daily water bottles, a thoughtful and appreciated amenity. The spa services were available but seemed a bit pricey compared to similar offerings, even when compared to places in Las Vegas.
The hotel offers a range of dining options, from grab-and-go choices to more formal dining experiences. We tried Coquette, recognized as one of the best hotel restaurants by Boston Magazine’s Best of Dining 2022 Awards. While the restaurant’s decor was stunning, the food we ordered left us feeling underwhelming. On the other hand, our group loved the coffee served at Cocorico, and the Sporting Club offered some fantastic options for drinks and food.
Overall, I think the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is undeniably modern and stunning. However, the overall cost may be on the higher side. If you plan to stay here, I recommend booking the Patron Tower, unless you’re traveling solo, in which case the Artist side would be fine Despite some minor drawbacks, the hotel’s beauty and amenities ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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