Located at the entrance to state street. The historical gateway to the city of Boston which starts at Boston Harbor then runs past the landmark Customs House and leads to the Old State House. The Harborside Inn offers a unique lodging experience. Located in the heart of the city's waterfront and financial district and just steps from historic Faneuil Hall the shopping restaurants and pubs of Quincy Market and the view, salty air and sailing ships of Boston Harbor. For business or pleasure there is no better location.The building housing Harborside Inn was designed as a mercantile structure by Gridley James Fox Bryant - a famous 19th century architect and builder whose projects included Boston's old City Hall. Renovated as a hotel in 1997, features of the original construction were preserved and highlighted as a reminder of its historic past. These historic details are combined with comfortable furnishings such as authentic oriental rugs and sleigh beds in every room. Hardwood floors and exposed brick walls enhance authenticity and reproductions of historic maps and prints and adorn the halls.