Hotels in Boston
Boston’s hotels are widely varied to accommodate travelers on all different types of budgets. Luxury hotels like the Revere Hotel (named for Boston’s most famous midnight rider) and the Hotel Commonwealth offer premier locations and 5-star amenities, while recognizable chains like Best Western and Embassy Suites start at lower price points. Small bed and breakfasts are also a nice option to look into. One to consider is the cozy, four-room Encore B&B, which is located in the South End neighborhood and within walking distance of Copley Square and Back Bay.
If you’re looking for a low-key hotel in Boston, try A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square. Here, experience the picturesque New England town of Cambridge while still having access to the T (Boston’s metro) that’ll take you into downtown Boston. If you’re planning on sightseeing, The Constitution Inn is a great option. Located in downtown Boston, it’s situated right at the start of the Freedom Trail—a 2.5 mile-long route with 16 historical museums, churches, cemeteries, and meeting houses. With 143 rooms, a fitness center, pool, and convenient location, the Constitution Inn is one of the best hotels in Boston.
Housed in a 1903 Beaux Arts building with authentic brass cage elevators and antique brass fixtures, this hotel brings old-world and modern design together beautifully.
Even more inviting than the surprisingly spacious guest rooms here are the book collections by local Boston authors filling each one.
With spa services offered on demand, and a yoga mat in every room, the vibe at this chic, über-contemporary hotel defines New Age Zen.
Located where the old 94-room Howard Johnson’s used to be, this Fenway/Kenmore newcomer exudes the aura of a ‘70s retro motel, back when hard rock clubs ruled the area.
Built in 1900, and topping out at a whopping 11 stories, Boston’s “original boutique hotel” was once the city’s tallest building. Its stature doesn’t earn it much attention these days, but its award-winning green living and eco-sustainability practices do.
This harbor hotel stands out for its prime waterfront location along Long Wharf pier. Next-door neighbors include Boston Harbor Cruises, New England Aquarium and Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park; across the street are the perpetually popular Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
Smack-dab in the Seaport District, this hotel is mere seconds away from the Institute of Contemporary Art, historic Boston Fish Pier, and adjacent World Trade Center, where major trade shows and events like Boston Comic Con and the Boston Globe Travel Show are held.
This boutique property has its own Maritime Museum, as well as a 24-hour observation deck for getting fresh sea air (at 3:00 a.m., if you so choose). Every summer, the hotel hosts the Flash Forward Festival, a four-day photography showcase for emerging artists.
This hotel’s modern and glossy facade fits in well with the artsy, up-and-coming feel of the Fort Point Channel district. Contemporary art exhibitions are regularly held in the lobby—most recently, it hosted “POP!
Elegantly situated at Rowes Wharf, this hotel has guest rooms and suites that all offer panoramic views over the harbor or city skyline (or sometimes both, depending on which balcony you’re looking from).
This stylish Boston boutique located just a short stroll from Fenway Park offers family packages with guaranteed connecting rooms, and tickets to your choice of Children’s Museum, Boston Duck tour, or New England Aquarium.
Can you think of better family bonding than a day paddling the scenic and serene Charles River channel?
The Fairmont Copeley Plaza in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood makes kids feel at home. Upon arrival, black labs (the hotel’s canine ambassadors) will warmly greet pet lovers in the lobby with slobbery kisses and wagging tails (kids can take them on an afternoon walk).
Located directly across from the Boston Common, this luxury Boston hotel treats its pint-sized guests like royalty. With the Superstar Kids Package, kids and teens get an age-appropriate swag bag, trendy sunglasses, and a family breakfast at The Bristol Lounge.
See the massive clock tower on Boston’s skyline? That’s the Custom House Tower, a 200-year-old historic landmark where you’re sleeping tonight.