Massachusetts

Hotels in Massachusetts

Hotels in Massachusetts range from the lavish retreats of the Berkshires to the modern high-rises overlooking the Boston Harbor. Luxury is always an option no matter which region you visit. Stay at one of our favorite hotels in Massachusetts.

Hotel Commonwealth was voted one of the Best Hotels in the USA by U.S. News and World Report. This elegant boutique hotel on Boston’s Back Bay is within walking distance of Fenway Park and many of Boston’s cultural and historical attractions. Boston Harbor Hotel is located on the historic waterfront. The Boston Harbor Hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and is rated a five-star hotel by Forbes. Luxurious décor, sweeping views of the harbor, and unparalleled service make this one of the most luxurious Massachusetts hotels.

The Wauwinet borders a wildlife refuge on the northeast corner of Nantucket. This historic hotel offers guests breathtaking views, sophisticated service, and outstanding cuisine. Considered one of the best hotels in Massachusetts, this luxury hot spot boasts a stunning seaside location and plenty of amenities. Blantyre is tucked away in the Berkshires. Rich décor and lavish antiques create a warm and inviting hideaway.

Once run by the Coast Guard to protect boats navigating the Cape Cod Canal, the Wings Neck Lighthouse, in Pocasset, can now be booked by families or other groups.

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.

The Royal Sonesta looks over the Charles River from the Cambridge side, with views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston.

Popular with families and couples alike, these comfortable accommodations are a smart, affordable choice for those wanting to be close the shore (and who don’t mind walking)—a 3/4-mile path leads directly from the property to Marconi Beach. There’s an indoor pool, too.

Of all the historic houses-turned-inns in Nantucket Town (and there are more of them than you can shake a martini at), this 1770 beauty is by far the most stylish.

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.

A step up from camping, these accommodations aren’t for everyone; the (nonworking) fireplaces bear graffiti marks from former guests, and the cast-iron beds probably date from the hotel’s opening in 1931.

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.

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

To stand out in the fashion-forward Back Bay, interior designer Frank Nicholson approached the hotel as if it were a gallery. Everything has an artistic touch, from the blond-wood contemporary furniture to the masterpieces by Frank Stella and David Hockney.

It sounds like a setup for a joke—landmark Boston jailhouse converted into luxury hotel. While the property does make all the requisite big-house puns—room service is "solitary dining," the bar is in the former basement drunk tank—it’s more than a gimmick.

With its unmistakable archway and domed rotunda, the 16-story building, set on the main swath of Rowes Wharf, is a city icon.