Whether I am traveling with my kids, just my husband or solo, I don’t want to only stay and play at a hotel, I want to also be inspired in some way. My husband and I took a road trip to Boston over Labor Day weekend where we were able to stay, play and be inspired at the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel.
It is no secret that my family and I love to travel, especially when we get the opportunity to road trip it somewhere. Right before the summer started my husband and I took the kids on a quick, but exciting weekend road trip to Boston. We had a great time exploring, learning and having lots of family fun.
Directly across the street from the Element I noticed a vibrant, lively hotel named Aloft Boston Seaport. We decided to stop in for a drink at the WXYZ bar within the hotel. I loved the vibe there so much I informed my husband we had to come back to Boston just so we could stay at that hotel.
Fast forward to the end of this past summer to when my husband and I took a kid-free road trip over Labor Day weekend back to one of our favorite historic cities in the world, Boston.
Can you guess where we stayed?
This time we were able to stay, play and be inspired at the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel.
The Aloft Boston Seaport hotel is located within the thriving Seaport area. I am a big fan of this particular area of Boston because its close enough to many of the best places to see and visit in Boston, such as the Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Common, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Cheers and much, much more.
I appreciate that this hotel is not directly within the hustle and bustle of the city.
Another big plus of Aloft Boston Seaport’s location is that it is directly across the street from Lawn on D, which is an innovative and dynamic outdoor event space perfect for families and people of all ages.
Aloft Boston Seaport hotel features:
Despite the fact it was raining and chilly the evening we checked into the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel, I was instantly attracted to the fun-loving, colorful, welcoming vibe.
There were beautiful and eclectic pieces of art, along with bright tile. I told my husband I was inspired just from staring at the large piece of art that hangs at the top of the lobby staircase.
The lobby was alive and full of people relaxing in chic, cozy chairs while some played cards, board games, shot pool at the Re:mix lounge, or enjoyed a delicious cocktail at the WXYZ bar, which also offers live music performances on certain evenings.
I took notice that not only were there people of all ages at Aloft Boston Seaport, but also a few dogs. As a dog mama to two adorable labradoodles, the Aloft Boston Seaport got instant extra cool points from me knowing they are a dog-friendly hotel.
Also in the lobby area is Re:fuel by Aloft, which allows you to get your foodie fix 24/7 with their grab & go light meals and snacks. My kids would definitely appreciate all of the quick food options they offer.
The Re:charge gym is open 24/7 and has all of the tools to help keep you fit. Unfortunately we didn’t visit the gym during our stay as we got plenty of exercise walking all around Boston. After all of that walking, the hotel’s saline splash pool definitely helped us relax.
As a tech loving person with a fairly connected home, I am a big fan of SPG Keyless. No more searching or fumbling for room key, instead you can simply use your SPG app to check in, get your room number and even unlock your door.
My husband I stayed in a spacious and modern Aloft double queen room. Our favorite feature in the room, besides the ultra clean rainfall shower, was the large window. This window inspired me each morning to get up earlier than normal so I could watch the beautiful sunrise over the city of Boston.
The plush beds, ergonomic workstation (complete with free and fast WiFi), spa toiletries courtesy of Bliss, free bottled water and coffee and a mini fridge had me seriously debating spending the weekend right inside of that hotel room.
I woke up early each morning feeling rejuvenated and inspired to read and write in one of the quiet, yet artistically decorated, areas above the lobby.
When To Go
Boston is a great city to explore any time of year (even in the colder months). The city is so rich in history, has incredible places to eat (yes it’s worth waiting in line for Neptune’s Oyster), along with excellent places to stay, like Aloft Boston Seaport.
What would you want to do or see first if you had the chance to visit Boston?