Boston’s Only Five Star Waterfront Hotel Once Again Earns Prestigious Accolade; Ratings Showcased on

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards. The Boston Harbor Hotel has earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and is showcased with other honorees on

The Boston Harbor Hotel is an award-winning hotel resort that is located on the iconic Rowes Wharf and across from the bustling Greenway in the heart of Boston. Boston’s only waterfront Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel is the essence of “classically current” luxury, welcoming guests arriving by land or sea to historic Rowes Wharf. The lobby interiors sweep you into an inviting home away from home, from the sophisticated yet comfortable furnishings and maritime color palettes to the marble flooring and unique flower arrangements.

There are 232 guest rooms and suites that offer striking views of the Boston cityscape or waterfront. Luxuries of the hotel include a chic, private health club-style spa and fitness center with an indoor pool, award-winning dining at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, sophisticated cocktails at the Rowes Wharf Bar, and a full-service 34-slip marina ensure that your experience will always be Beyond Compare.

The hotel’s programming includes more than thirty years of the longest running wine festival in the country, the Boston Wine Festival, and their popular Summer in the City Series which offers complimentary live entertainment, music, dancing and movies to guests and neighbors.

“We are honored to once again be named a five star resort by Forbes Travel Guide. The Boston Harbor Hotel strives for excellence and this recognition is one that exemplifies the hard work of our staff every day,” said General Manager Stephen Johnston.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.”

He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.” To view the new Star Award winners, visit