Seaport Element Staycation

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It's getting to be that point in the year where I realize the summer days are dwindling away and there's not much more time left for fun in the sun. Rather than continue to let the days slip away, I booked a two day staycation at the Element Boston Seaport Hotel. With an indoor swimming pool and prime location across from the Lawn on D and steps from a dozen of Boston's best bars and eateries, it was the next best thing to a weekend getaway, especially if you don't live in Boston proper.   

I packed my weekender and headed off to the Seaport! When we arrived Bubzy immediately claimed the plush King sized bed as his, rolling all over it and making himself very comfy on the pillows. After setting him straight, and settling him down, I got comfortable in our room. Designed with extended stays in mind, the Element Hotel rooms have small kitchens (complete with a small stovetop, refrigerator, and microwave) and our room, a Studio King Suite, featured a pull out couch as well. Perfect for conference attendees, longer trips with family, and staycations, of course.

We hung out in our suite for a bit, before heading into Downtown Boston for the afternoon. We walked up to South Station (about a 15/20 minute walk) and hopped on the train, running a few errands and grabbing a bite to eat along the way. Bubzy tagged along for day one of our adventure since Element is a pet-friendly hotel, but we opted to take him back home to hang with a friend so we could get out and explore the Seaport pet-free for the rest of the weekend.

Before returning to the hotel for the evening, I grabbed a snack and sat on the lawn at The Lawn on D before heading up the block to M.J. O'Connor's for dinner and a drink with Zack. It was a lively Friday night in the Seaport! Live music was all around us, spilling from the Lawn on D and the neighboring Aloft Hotel, and people were out and about, since it was such a beautiful summer night. We put up the "Do Not Disturb" magnet on our door promptly upon returning to the hotel and slept in the next day!

I made sure to get up in time to grab a bit of breakfast; by far one of the best amenities at the Element Boston was the breakfast spread! A full cart of Chobani yogurt, Nutella and strawberry topped French Toast, egg bites, fruit, coffee & juice, and more. Nearly anything your heart desires, plus cereals and breads. I opted for the Nutella and Strawberry French Toast, and it definitely hit the spot on a Saturday morning. We headed back to bed for a bit, before getting up to spend the afternoon out and about in the Seaport. The Sox were playing so we ventured to Tony C's to watch the game before returning to the hotel for some fun in the afternoon sun.

Guests can choose from hanging out in the indoor pool and outdoor lounge area, or borrowing one of the four bicycles on site available for guests to take for a spin. We opted for a dip in the indoor pool; zipping back and forth across the pool and splashing around. It was so nice to go for a swim after walking around on a hot summer day in Boston. After we returned to our room to get dressed before heading out for dinner. There are a ton of restaurants in the Seaport District, but we opted for dinner at Ocean Prime before walking back towards the hotel and ending the night at the Lawn on D.

I was reluctant to check out the next day. Who wouldn't be? Unlimited Chobani for breakfast, an indoor pool, and a prime location, right across the street from the Lawn on D?! It doesn't get much better than that. We had such a great stay and I am definitely going to be checking out additional Element locations for future trips, especially those that last longer than the weekend! Ultimately, we did have to check out, ending our blissful stay at the Element Boston Seaport Hotel but I'm looking forward to our next Element adventure!

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