Change your search

Bed and Breakfast Afloat c/o Constitution Marina

28 Constitution Road , Boston, MA 02129 USA (Show map)
4.1
25 Reviews
$175 - $500
per night

Visit Website

About

OPEN MAY 1 - OCTOBER 24 Imagine being lulled to sleep by the gentle motion and salt air, waking up to a sunrise over the glistening harbor, the sound of seabirds overhead...at Bed and Breakfast Afloat you will enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel, combined with the ambiance of a seaworthy vessel...at rates as low as you will find anywhere in Boston! We have 150 restaurants within a 15 minute walk; including the historic and fun North End restaraunt district. Our friendly concierge will be happy to set up a variety of fun and exciting things to do while in Boston. Why not enjoy a Whale Watch, a Boston Duck Tour, a scenic Dinner Cruise, or your own Private Sailboat or Motorboat Charter, exploring the 34 spectacular and historic Boston Harbor Islands. One of our most popular vessels, the vintage sailboat Rozinante, is often available for a private harbor cruise; and it's roomy enough to bring up to 12 friends for a sail out on the harbor. A romantic sunset sail can be a memory for a lifetime! If you want to eat-in you can prepare dinner on one of our poolside grills and then relax right on Boston Harbor with drinks by the pool, or on the deck of your own private boat. Whether spending a night or a week, you will certainly enjoy the ambiance, the comfort, and the romance of staying on the water; with all the amenities of a traditional hotel. If you're flying into Boston you can even enjoy a water taxi right from the airport directly to our dock. How cool is that! We welcome our guests MAY 1 - OCTOBER 24 (closed for the winter). Call for reservations today...617-241-9640.

Video

Reviews

Overall
4.1

Write A Review

  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining3.7

Score Breakdown based on
25 Reviews

Write A Review

A pleasant surprise

4.6 on July 27, 2013

We went to Boston where we stayed on the yacht "out of the woods". It was just after the Fourth of July holiday and consequently very difficult to find accommodation so this would not have been our first thought but it turned out well. We were moored in a marina and we could sit on deck and watch the sun set behind the Boston sky line. All very romantic. The cabins were small as you might expect but the lounge was surprisingly roomy and of course we had the after deck with its table and chairs. The Marina Hi-Fi was variable but the Staff, who could not have been more pleasant and helpful, were only too happy to let us use their office facility when we needed to. I liked Boston. The city was the home of my favourite fictional detective, Spencer. I had made notes of all the bars mentioned in his books. Harvey, my son, and I set out to visit them. It’s an unusual but definitely to be recommended way of visiting a city. We got to see some definatly non-tourist areas and to meet some interesting Americans. They were interested to know we kept The Mayflower in Bristol harbour.


excellent experience in Boston Harbor

5 on June 25, 2013

We visited Boston to watch Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. Staying with Bed and Breakfast Afloat was perfect. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 60 foot sale boat floating in the Constitution Marina, just steps from the USS Constitution, the Garden, Boston's north end, etc. We were able to take the water taxi from the airport directly to the marina for $20/pp. We were able to take a different water taxi from the marina to the Aquarium and other Boston attractions. $3/pp. The marina is filled with beautiful private yachts and created a very cool atmosphere. The boat had 2 a/c units which were key in the 90 degree heat. It was clean and tidy and very comfortable. Highly recommend.


Wonderful stay!

4.0 on October 16, 2012

Exceeded expectations. We stayed in the Rozinante for one night only, and it was charming, cozy, clean, facing the harbor (with a mini deck, no less), and equipped with cd/tv/dvd systems. A jacuzzi on a boat? Amazing! Loved the beautiful wooden interior. Pretty spacious for a boat. There was a bit of a walk from the boat itself to the cafe where they gave us a gift certificate for breakfast, but the cafe was tasty enough that it was worth it. Definitely recommend staying here.


Constitution Marina; Bed & Breakfast Afloat

5 on October 13, 2011

CONSTITUTION MARINA Early Fall 2011 – Bed & Breakfast Afloat Experience My friend and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the city of Boston for a combination business/relaxation weekend away. During a prior visit, and while walking the docks at the marina, I recalled seeing these quaint floating houseboats that could be rented for over-night visits. I became very excited at the thought, and contacted the marina to schedule the visit. My friend and I had the opportunity to stay aboard two of the houseboats. Never having stayed overnight on the water, we had no idea what to expect. Our excitement was validated with every journey to and from our houseboat. We were pleased with all of the amenities which matched any top notch hotel room we’ve ever visited. We had a variety of weather, including thunderstorms, which brought more excitement to the experience. The very mild sea movement rocked us to sleep each night, and the secure environment allowed us to capture the rest we needed. It is obvious that this marina caters to their visitors and boaters by providing a comfortable, safe, and clean environment. You couldn’t ask for a better location to stay in the city, and how lucky to have the beautiful view of the harbor right outside your door. We’ll be back!! Laurie C


R and R at breakfast afloat

4.0 on August 16, 2011

It was just what we needed, a nice comfortable relaxing environment. Our accommodation was very nice. Good size bathroom especially for a houseboat, comfortable bed, fridge, tv etc. Close to the tube station (green line). We were able to bar b que one evening which was great. The staff very knowledgeable about the area. Suggesting that we take the local transport ferry from USS Constitution to the other side where the aquarium is then its a short walk to Fanuiel Hall.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this nice review. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you visit Beantown.


The Best Way to Experience Boston

4.4 on May 03, 2011

If you are anything like our family visiting a city, spending a lot of money on a room you never see is a waste. Our family likes to “experience” the city and staying at the B&B Afloat has been one of the best trips we have ever taken. Plenty of safe parking, easy check-in, friendly and courteous staff. The pool is heated and the deck is good for chilling. There are updated shower/toilet areas and coin operated laundries. We received coupons for the nearby coffee shop which more than covered our coffee, drinks and light breakfast for the four of us each day. Miss Molly has a slip view of The Garden to the West, and the harbor opening to the East. Neighbors were friendly and they didn’t seem to mind our kids. The boat was small, but the wakes were not an issue. Anything you want to do is close. We walked to the restaurant district. Took a stroll on the Freedom Trail. Hopped on a water taxi to the Acquarium. And visited The Constitution. What really sets apart the Afloat from a hotel (as should all B&B’s) is Bobby’s passion for Boston Harbor. He really made sure my family was enjoying themselves and having a good time. He had been encouraging us to see the local islands (which I had no clue about) when we got a lucky break. A film crew was there to do a piece about the harbor and Bobby asked if we would like to join along. We were treated to a full day of historic river and harbor cruising with our own personal guide from the State Parks. We enjoyed an all you can eat and drink cruise on a 90ft yacht complete with lobster, filet mignon, champagne and a Jacuzzi. The highlight of the trip was the exclusive tour of George Island that provided us with a historic perspective that I had not previously realized about Boston. Obviously the tour didn’t hurt, but our stay at Afloat would have still been memorable. We wanted something different from our normal Hyatt stay. More intimate, more fun and more local for our family and we got it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and your family & getting to spend the day together on yacht Secret Love...what a great day! We hope you can visit again the next time you come across the pond.


Evening on "Port"

3.0 on August 13, 2010

We were booked into "Casita" but due to an oversight, the room wasn't made up when we arrived, so we were "upgraded" to "Port" which was a far nicer unit. The bed was comfortable, the bath spacious (a tub/shower even), the water hot, and the mini-frig cold. The covered porch with chairs was a great place to sit in the evening and watch the marina activity. Breakfast at the neighboring Sorelle Bakery was convenient, although nothing special. The USS Constitution is berthed right around the corner and we highly recommend a visit to the museum and ship. With a location on the Freedom Trail, this makes a nice base of operations for a walking tour of Boston.


Great Customer Service

3.4 on July 26, 2010

We were very excited to stay on one of their houseboats and looked forward to taking the water taxi from the airport right to the marina. However, unfortunately our reservation was canceled just 5 days before our arrival. Now that was very disheartening, but the management of the Constitution bed and breakfast came through, by booking us with replacement accommodations, and paying for the difference for the upgrade. I would be more upset about the short notice cancelation; but with the unique situation of having a limited number of units (boats and houseboats available), I suppose there is not much that can be done if there is a problem with one of the vessels. I'm sad we won't get to spend the night on the house boat; but am very happy with the customer service.

Innkeeper Response
We were sorry that we had problems with this boat and that we had to cancel your reservation with such short notice, especially since we were fully booked and had no other vessels available. However, we were happy that we could get you a room (with a great view) at one of the newest and best hotels on Bostons' waterfront. Of course we covered the difference. It was surprising to see the low ratings that you gave for our rooms, cleanliness, dining, and value; as you did not stay with us. We thought you ended up with an excellent value. You paid $185 for the houseboat and ended up in a room that costs $399. Please let us know the next time you plan a trip to Boston and the houseboat is on us for the night.


Dirty, Stinky Miss Molly

1.8 on July 17, 2010

Avoid this boat (Miss Molly) and owner!!! Boat was not cleaned from previous guest stay. Smelled terribly sour. No air conditioning and it was over 90 degrees during our stay. Marina staff were very nice and tried to help. We did get clean towels. Clean sheets we recieved only on the SECOND night! It was such a terrible experience! AVOID THIS BOAT OWNER!!


A Boston secret everyone should know about!

5 on June 14, 2010

My wife and I spent an entire week relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds from our very own boat. It was terrific. The smell of the sea, the rolling of the waves, and after some long miles walked, it was great to cool off our feet right in the bay at night. The Sea Chalet was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed to enjoy our visit. Some of our best memories of our time in Boston are from sitting on the porch of the Chalet and enjoying the moon rising over South Boston on a fine fall evening. Everyone was polite and nice and helpful - any question we had about pretty much anything was answered quickly and without any weird looks at the "out of towners". If you staying anywhere in Boston, do yourself a favor - skip the hotel and go afloat!! Terry and Stacy K.

Innkeeper Response
Terry & Stacy, Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate the feedback. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at B&B Afloat in Boston. Please come back again soon. Maybe next time you can try one of our larger private vessels, like the sailing ketch Rozinante or yacht Lady and the Coach, you’ll be the king & queen of your own castle for a few nights! Best regards... Bobby T


View More Reviews

Location

Location Type

On Boston harbor at the Constitution Marina, Oceanside

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

See website. If arriving by plane, you can enjoy a water taxi directly from the airport to our marina!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, 36 Harbor Islands, Private Charter Boats, Fabulous Fishing!, Guided harbor tours, Theatre, ballet, swimming, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bike rental, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , AIR PORT WATER SHUTTLE Walking distance - Downtown, Amenities vary by yacht, Most have A/C, TV/VCR,Cable, Laundry, Marina, Barbeque, Pool, and Parking, All guests have access to Marina Pool.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, DUCK TOURS, PRIVATE CHARTER BOATS, HARBOR CRUISE, POOL, FREEDOM TRAIL, SUNSET CRUISE, LUNCH AND DINNER CRUISES, FIRE WORKS CRUISE, WHALE WATCHING, TALL SHIPS AND SCHOONER CRUISE. HARBOR ISLANDS TOURS AND DAY TRIPS., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

Visit Website

Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6* pm (*call)
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited with prior approval and arrangements. Call for information
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some vessels have a 2-night minimum on the weekends. Call for details.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment required at time of booking. There is a late check in fee of $35 after 8 pm (June - August), 6 pm (other months). Late check in must be pre-arranged.
  • Cancellations: We gladly refund deposits up to 14 days from arrival date less a $35 cancellation fee. After this time we can only refund deposit money provided we are able to resell the nights covered by the reservation less the cancellation fee. For cancellations with less than 48 hours notice the full reservation will be charged. Unfortunately, we cannot give refunds for late arrivals or for early departures.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cathy Collins (Spring - Fall), Bobby T (Winter)

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English

About the innkeepers

Bobby T is one of the most successful charter-brokers in New England, Bobby books around 100 boat charters a year from fishing to sailing, to small and large charters and events (up to 1,100 guests - on the water). Interests: cooking, sailing, music (former regular at the Ritz Carlton), aikido (6th degree black belt), theatre, and dance.

Visit Website

Meals

Breakfast

$7gift certificates to European cafe & bakery

  • Time Served: 7 am - noon
  • Serving Location: Your boat deck, by the heated pool, etc..., On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , sorellecafe.com


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

28 Constitution Road , Boston, MA 02129 USA (Show map)

Property highlights


Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase
Top