Bed and Breakfast Afloat c/o Constitution Marina

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

About

Open May 1 - Oct 31 VERY UNIQUE - 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 restaurant 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

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Excellent Stay

4.8 on July 25, 2016

We had an excellent time while staying in the "Inn at the Moment". Location, value, and service were great, highly recommended.


Great Time on "Casita"

4.8 on July 10, 2016

For a unique experience, staying on "Casita" in Boston Harbor was wonderful. The bed was comfortable and there was a full bath. And very clean!


Fun place to stay

4.4 on June 09, 2016

Everything about the Marina was great. I did not use or see any onsite dining, so I do not have much of an opinion on that. I would definitely stay again.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Rozinante

Unique 59' Classic Ketch - Rozinante is $269 for one couple / 2nd state room is $100/night additional. Features one Queen-size bed, and one Double-size bed; each with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is included. The Master State Room has an adjacent Marble-lined Jaccuzzi (very romantic). Two-night minimum. May be available for a sail with up to 12 friends (includes captain & crew). Sailing must be set up well in advance of your stay. On the Rozinante you'll enjoy luxurious comfort throughout! From the cozy stateroom to the marble-lined Jacuzzi, the elegant surroundings are perfect for quiet conversations and intimate gatherings. The spacious interior can comfortably accommodate several overnight guests. A night on the Rozinante will long be remembered. Note: the second small berth is a double-size and may not be suitable for some couples. Prices are subject to change and special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $269 - $369

Inn The Moment

Out of the Woods $269 one bedroom / 2nd state room $100/night 2 Queen-size Beds Breakfast is included Two-night minimum Out of the Woods is a unique 40ft aft cabin Silverton Motor Yacht with two queen berths - each with en suite bath. She has a spacious salon area and galley dinette that will seat six comfortably. Out of the Woods is equipped with a new 32” flat screen TV as well as a stereo system complete with MP3 player. There is a large covered back deck and also outdoor seating on the bow for sunning. Has 2 bathrooms. Rates subject to change. Special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $269 - $369

New Beginning

New Beginning $269 for one stateroom / 2nd room $100/night additional (2 twins) Breakfast Included Two-night minimum New Beginnings is a 40ft aft cabin Carver motoryacht. The double cabin floor plan features a large master stateroom aft with a tub/shower in the adjoining bathroom compartment. Galley and dinette are both down from the salon level. Topsides, the raised aft deck platform is large enough for casual seating and the bridge is only three steps removed with additional guest seating. Beautiful views of Boston Harbor and the North End. TV/VCR/Cable, AC/Heat, fridge, coffee maker. Rates subject to change. Special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $269 - $369

Port (House boat)

Port $195 per night double occupancy 1 Queen-size bed Breakfast is included Your stay in Port will be long remembered. Located in a quiet section of the marina, Port has an inviting private deck with colorful Adirondack chairs, an outdoor umbrella, and is surrounded by flowers. A grand view of the USS Constitution ("Old Iron-sides") is a short walk down the dock. Port features a comfortable queen size bed, TV/VCR/Cable, AC/Heat, fridge, coffee maker, and a full size bath with shower. Please note that prices are subject to change and special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Sea Chalet (House Boat)

Sea Chalet $195 per night double occupancy 1 Queen-size bed Breakfast is included A night in the unique & comfortable Sea Chalet will be long remembered. Docked at the outer edge of the marina, you can relax on the deck and enjoy the peaceful expanse of the harbor beyond. Sea Chalet features a spacious queen size bed, V/VCR/Cable, AC/Heat, and a full size bath with shower. Unobstructed harbor views - so peaceful. Rates subject to change and special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Casita (House Boat)

Casita $195 per night double occupancy 1 Queen-size Bed Breakfast is included Casita ("little house") is the perfect size for a couple, with a cozy outside deck which can be completely enclosed, a spacious queen size bed, TV/VCR/Cable, AC/Heat, and shower. Please note that prices are subject to change and special event rates may apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Waterview

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, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, 34 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

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, 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, 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, Water sports

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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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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)

Kieron Sinnette Innkeeper / Bruce, Amy, Peter - Admin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Voucher off-site

  • Time Served: 7 am - noon
  • Serving Location: By the pool or at your boat.

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , www.sorellecafe.com