Our Family-Friendly Staycation at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf

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Visiting Boston with your family soon? Looking for a family-friendly staycation local to Boston? As we recently discovered, Boston Marriott Long Wharf is the ideal hotel location for any family!

Marriott Long Wharf buildingOur family of four was invited for an overnight stay at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to experience all they have to offer families firsthand! After spending the day with our two young kids at the New England Aquarium, it was so nice to walk just a few steps over to our hotel for the night. The kids could not believe we were staying so close to one of our favorite attractions!

Family photo in Boston

After pulling up to hotel, our car was valeted and a hotel staff member took care of making sure our bags were delivered to our room. As parents, it was a huge relief to have the extra help instead of trying to juggle our car, bags and kids on arrival. We checked in with the front desk where they told us where the restaurants, pool and other amenities were located. 

Marriott lobbyView from Marriott Long Wharf

Walking into our King Suite, the first thing we noticed was the VIEW. The kids were thrilled to see the New England Aquarium out the window, as well as beautiful city views to our right and stunning ocean views to our left. We watched boats come in and out of the harbor, as well as airplanes coming in for a landing at Logan International Airport. As if this wasn’t entertaining enough, we were then greeted with milk and cookies in our room! Such a memorable, special treat.

Milk and cookies

The living room portion of our suite featured an L-shape sofa with plenty of room for our family to comfortably spread out. At night, the couch pulls out into an already made bed, and the hotel provided us with a roll away bed so each of our kids had their own sleep space. Separately, my husband and I had our own room, right next to the living area. Typically in a hotel room we have to go to bed early with the kids. But with this arrangement, we were able to put our babies to sleep, and then enjoy TV and relaxing time in our room after a busy day. My husband even commented on how perfect the layout was for traveling families! Our suite also featured one luxurious bathroom, as well as a nook with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and space to hang our clothes. 

Little girl in hotel roomLittle boy in hotel room

Eating out with kids can be stressful, but the on-site dining staff at the hotel was more than prepared to make our dinner experience with kids a good one! They immediately brought out kid-friendly beverage cups, along with coloring pages and crayons. The dining staff talked to our kids, engaged with them, and made them feel so welcome. The kids menu had so many wonderful options, even for my picky eaters! My husband and I enjoyed our pasta and fish dishes, along with a scrumptious classic New England clam chowder.

Children eating dinner

We decided to squeeze in two trips to the swimming pool! The kids loved their first night swim in the hotel’s huge indoor pool. We were joined by so many families both that night, and the next morning! Just outside is an enormous balcony that allows you to really take in the uniqueness of the Marriott Long Wharf’s waterfront location. Along with the stunning ocean views, we could also see the North End, complete with the iconic Old North Church steeple. The hotel graciously provides towels in the pool area — one less thing for mom to worry about! 

Girl swimming in the poolView from Marriott balcony

Needless to say, we were all sad when it was time to leave. The Boston Marriott Long Wharf made our stay with kids easy, fun and enjoyable for everyone. They met all of our family’s needs, and the hotel’s attention to detail made the stay very comfortable for both parents and kids. Our kids are already asking when we can go back! Marriott Long Wharf helped our family create special memories that we will be talking about for years. 

To learn more or book your next staycation visit MarriottLongWharf.com

Shannon is a native Texan who first visited Boston in 2012 with her now-husband, Ben. Shannon and Ben immediately fell in love with New England, and it was during that trip that they knew they eventually wanted to raise their family in the Northeast. Fast forward to 2018, and Ben accepted a job as a Photographer/Director at a Boston ad agency. They said goodbye to Texas and moved to Woburn with their pup and daughter (2016). Oh, and Shannon was 6 months pregnant with their son (2018). Shannon holds her License and Masters degree in Social Work, and in the past has been a Case Manager to the homeless population, as well as a School Social Worker. She currently stays home with her two littles, and teaches online ESL courses through VIPKid. Most weekends, you will find The Gibson family traveling and exploring all that New England has to offer. Yes, Please: kindness, coffee, dessert, the beach, phone calls to her mom, antique stores, Target runs. No, thank you: passive-aggressiveness, sweet tea, clutter, sleep deprivation, shoes my toddler can’t put on herself, squeaky playground swings.

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