First Impressions of Encore Boston Harbor
Wow, basically sums up my first impressions of Encore Boston Harbor. The 2.6 billion dollar casino resort seeks to redefine the casino resort experience in New England and also along the entire east coast. Fundamentally, Encore Boston Harbor Casino is the first true five star casino hotel resort that is within the confines of a major city in the United States.
“Bold. Breathtaking. Perfectly Boston.”
Nothing sums up these first impressions of Encore Boston Harbor quite as accurately as the tag lines on their website “Bold. Breathtaking. Perfectly Boston.” TravelZork was thrilled to join in the excitement of opening week at Encore Boston Harbor, much like we enjoyed the opening of Wynn Palace in Macau back in 2016.
Some of the features of the resort include:
- The largest standard hotel room product in Boston, as well as the largest in New England. (650-square feet)
- Premium Harbor Shuttles, three European-style low profile motor yachts. 41-foot, state-of-the-art vessels that accommodate 40 passengers.
- A 210,000 square-foot casino on two floors that exceeds the combined casino floor space at both Wynn and Encore Las Vegas.
- 15 dining and lounge venues, including a 24 hour Dunkin Donuts that is 21+ (due to the location on the casino floor).
- 50,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space.
- An ultra premium spa. (Though, it’s important to take note that there is no indoor or outdoor swimming pool.)
- Six-acre Harborwalk that includes pedestrian and bike paths, picnic park, gazebo, waterfront dining and magnificent floral displays.
- Fratelli, a casual Italian restaurant from Boston North End restaurant veterans Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano. (Note: 21+ due to the location of the venue off the casino floor.)
- Memoire, a nightlife fantasy by Boston’s Big Night Entertainment Group.
- Encore Boston Harbor even has impact on the local sports scene with private box suites at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium and TD Garden. These suites are designed to mimic the opulence for the resort and elevate the guest experience into the city and beyond.
Picture Tour – Impressions of Encore Boston Harbor
Since there is so much amazing visual, we decided to first publish this Impressions of Encore Boston Harbor article to give an overview of some of the content we will be sharing over the next few days. This will include content curated by Robin of NETimeGambling as well as some featured articles on Las Vegas Advisor Travel.
Some of our upcoming coverage of Encore Boston Harbor includes:
- Casino Overview, including table games and video poker (with a brief overview of some of the best low denomination video poker at Encore Boston Harbor Casino).
- A comprehensive Encore Boston Harbor hotel room review.
- Encore Boston Harbor Red Card Details, and how the casino loyalty program operates.
- Details about the Encore Boston Harbor Premium Harbor Shuttle, and how to visit Encore Boston Harbor Casino.