Boston

Hotels in Boston

Housed in three interconnected brownstone townhouses, including a main building constructed in 1882, the Newbury Guest House is an independent hotel on Back Bay’s fashionable Newbury Street.

Small and traditional without being stuffy, this elegant Back Bay hotel welcomes guests like they were family—fitting, since it’s been owned and operated by the same clan for more than 70 years.

Located along the waterfront, InterContinental Boston features two dramatically curved towers of reflective blue glass and sleek polished granite.

The hulking 294-room Charles, on the eastern edge of Harvard Square, is the best reason to stay north of the river.

Boston’s only Ritz (the Taj chain bought the famous Back Bay property in 2006) is an 12-story glass-and-steel monolith that looms above the Common’s greenery.

Near Fenway Park in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood, the 149-room Hotel Commonwealth resides inside a French Empire-style building. Shades of red are splashed over everything from furniture to carpeting to artwork in both public areas and guestrooms.

Starwood's first LEED-certified hotel has 123 rooms that look standard at first glance. Oversized windows make use of natural light, the pantry is stocked with treats from the farmer's market; hybrids get prime spots in the parking lot; and the gym overlooks a solar-heated indoor pool.

Occupying the Romanesque former headquarters of the Ames farm-tool company, the 113-room downtown property is the very chic result of a collaboration between David Rockwell and the Morgans Hotel Group—the New York-based founding fathers, so to speak, of the boutique hotel.

Constructed in 1886 as a private residence, this historic brownstone is now a renovated owner-operated hotel in the Back Bay area. Inside, brick corridors lined with colorful local art lead guests to 40 rooms designed by renowned stylist Dennis Duffy.

Tucked away on a side street in the downtown area, the Onyx is a Kimpton Group boutique hotel located within 1.5 miles of city highlights like Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, and TD Garden.

This 1860 Beacon Hill inn—hidden on a cobbled street fittingly lined with gas street lamps—is an enchanting urban refuge. The town-house property was once a "show-home," where the monied Brahmin set could ogle 19th-century architectural styles.

Completed in 1922, the Renaissance Revival structure housing The Langham, Boston boasts an elegant main entrance trimmed with gold molding and two original N. C. Wyeth murals.

One of Boston’s first modern design hotels when it opened in Beacon Hill in 1999, the surprisingly homey 63-room XV (call it “Fifteen”) has stylish, bold interiors that contrast nicely with the 1903 Beaux-Arts building.

Masculine yet cozy, the 225-room Back Bay Hotel is laden with history: the 1925 limestone edifice with ornate friezes fronts one of Boston’s last Italian Renaissance Revival buildings, which was police headquarters for 70 years.

Opened in the Back Bay in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is a seven-story Beaux-Arts building—complete with a spacious lobby decorated with Italian marble columns, a gilded ceiling, and crystal chandeliers. Every U.S.