Hotels in Massachusetts

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This 20-room inn maintains the charm of a 19th-century home while incorporating modern amenities and a glossy new style. 76 Main's prime location means... Read More

Situated inside a historic 1892 residence as well as the renovated adjacent building, A Cambridge House is a quiet bed-and-breakfast located four miles... Read More

Little Inn on Pleasant Bay in South Orleans is down the road next to a cranberry bog, and sits high on a hill with fantastic views of the shoreline.... Read More

Check-in at Aloft is via a circular Aloha kiosk reminiscent of the e-ticket machines at airports—only staffed. You also have the option of using... Read More

Occupying the Romanesque former headquarters of the Ames farm-tool company, the 113-room downtown property is the very chic result of a collaboration... Read More

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... Read More

Occupying two adjacent, refurbished 19th-century town houses on Beacon Hill’s best antiquing street, this hotel is a great choice if you prefer... Read More

Hilly terrain, beautiful old houses, and stately public buildings distinguish Worcester, MA, the Beechwood Hotel’s under-the-radar location and... Read More

In the center of Sandwich, the Belfry Inne occupies three restored buildings, including a former church and the Painted Lady, a turreted 1882 Victorian... Read More

Opened in 2007, the hotel's eight suites and six cottages are connected by mosaic-tiled walkways, while the stark white-on-white rooms have touches of... Read More

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... Read More

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

This harbor hotel stands out for its prime waterfront location along Long Wharf pier. Next-door neighbors include Boston Harbor Cruises, New England... Read More

Built in 1927, the Park Plaza was once the grande dame of Boston’s hotels, and it has played host to every president since Warren G. Harding. A recent... Read More

This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay). Read More

A group of Boston real estate developers challenged Campion A. Platt (the designer responsible for New York’s MercBar and the Park Avalon) to re... Read More

Captain’s House Inn feels like a village unto itself; besides its captain’s cottage, there’s a Greek Revival mansion and converted... Read More

The boutique resort and spa is painted in warm pastels, and is just a half-block from the beach. Ask for the Oscar Wilde room, which overlooks the town... Read More

The hulking 294-room Charles, on the eastern edge of Harvard Square, is the best reason to stay north of the river. A low-key New England aesthetic... Read More

This 1860 Beacon Hill inn—hidden on a cobbled street fittingly lined with gas street lamps—is an enchanting urban refuge. The town-house... Read More

Constructed in 1886 as a private residence, this historic brownstone is now a renovated owner-operated hotel in the Back Bay area. Inside, brick... Read More

This refined island inn is actually a complex of ivy-draped 18th- and 19th-century houses secreted among lovingly tended gardens. Over the past three... Read More

Built by a wealthy Boston stockbroker in 1914, the Chatham Bars Inn was the first luxury hotel on Cape Cod and is still its most exclusive address. A... Read More

Longtime Cape Cod vacationer Jeff Ippoliti and his wife Kayla had always dreamed of putting down roots here. And that fantasy came to... Read More

Tucked along a quiet row of Victorian town houses in the arty South End, this 1868 brownstone has been meticulously reinvented as a three-room B&B.... Read More

Visitors who want to be right on the beach—not next to it—choose Cliffside. First opened as a private beach club during the 1900s (a few of the existing... Read More

The views are some of the main highlights at the Colonnade, as each room has floor-to-ceiling windows that (wait for it) actually open. Shocking indeed,... Read More

The Colony of Wellfleet was originally an art gallery and hostelry for collectors. Ten Modernist cottages with slightly worn Midcentury furnishings are... Read More

The hotel's knotty-pine paneling and vintage furnishings channel a Maine camp. Read More

The more recently built, privately owned Cottages at Maushop Village, in the New Seabury resort development, are handled by both owners and rental agents. Read More

Facing the beach and Cape Cod Bay, all 21 bright suites at the Crow’s Nest Resort have kitchens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and unobstructed views... Read More

This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay). Read More

A step up from camping, these accommodations aren’t for everyone; the (nonworking) fireplaces bear graffiti marks from former guests, and the cast... Read More

The 1884 property, with country-classic guest rooms decorated with both antiques and reproductions and convivial conversation in the tavern, has been in... Read More

Provincetown hoteliers David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea are doing their part to inject a bit more personality into the local hotel scene. Their first... Read More

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... Read More

To look out over Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall with its leafy trees and august statues is one of the main charms at the Eliot. In your room, you’ll... Read More

The spacious luxury suites at this quaint, French-inspired hotel are an entire romantic getaway wrapped in one package. Each room is stocked with... Read More

The guest rooms in this 19th-century South End townhouse are named after Broadway luminaries (Sondheim, Bernstein, and others) and decorated accordingly... Read More

Popular with families and couples alike, these comfortable accommodations are a smart, affordable choice for those wanting to be close the shore (and... Read More

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).... Read More

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... Read More

This contemporary brick landmark offers a truly prime location: it’s literally across the street from the glittering and meandering walking paths... Read More

Located directly across from the Boston Common, this luxury Boston hotel treats its pint-sized guests like royalty. With the Superstar Kids Package,... Read More

Nantucket's newest hotel, the Greydon House, opened in October 2016 after a renovation that included a three-story addition and remodel of a 19th... Read More

An 1891 Cape Cod mansion overlooking the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island, the main house of the hotel is flanked by 19th-century houses... Read More

Based out of a renovated 1846 shipping warehouse, this modern, nautical boutique makes for a trendy couple’s retreat. Hallways are bathed in aquarium... Read More

 A short walk from the center of Edgartown, this property has the notion of coastal living down pat. Inside the three-story Gothic Revival building... Read More

Located in the heart of Kenmore Square, the Hotel Commonwealth is close to Fenway, Boston University, and other Hub favorites. You’d do well to take... Read More

Even more inviting than the surprisingly spacious guest rooms here are the book collections by local Boston authors filling each one. The two-room... Read More

Located just across the Charles River from downtown Boston, Hotel Marlowe is a boutique-style Kimpton property with a quirky-meets-chic design. The gold... Read More

Can you think of better family bonding than a day paddling the scenic and serene Charles River channel? Kayak and bike rentals are complimentary at this... Read More

The 1927 Colonial Revival building in the center of Northampton has cozy appeal with its fireplace, feather duvets, and whirlpool tubs. Read More

A night at this 31-room Harvard Square hotel would be well-spent lingering in the lobby, known as The Simple Truth Lounge. A quiet nook with plush sofas... Read More

The inn has eight units in the 1836 Greek Revival mansion and an additional two garden cottages. Read More

On a clear day you can see Martha’s Vineyard from the ten-room Inn on the Sound, atop a bluff in Falmouth Heights. Read More

With its curved glass exterior, the sweeping design of the InterContinental is meant to subtly evoke the clipper ships that used to ply their trade... Read More

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... Read More

Learn how to meditate at this yoga and health center in the Berkshires with a variety of holistic “retreat and renewal” programs. As is true... Read More

The hilltop location of Land's End Inn provides clear views of the beach and ocean as well as downtown Provincetown. Built in 1904, the octagonal towers... Read More

The inn, opposite 700-acre Forest Park, is a Gilded Age (1899) painted lady with cheery rooms. Read More

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... Read More

The colonial inn features a stone fireplace and is frequented by Amherst alums sipping single-malt scotch. The patio overlooks the village green and... Read More

The Mandarin's marble-and-limestone exterior provides cool cover for the warmth of its interior space, which brings together elaborate flower... Read More

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. Once... Read More

In 2012, a top-to-bottom renovation from Mark and Gwenn Snider brought this historic hotel back to life. Since its reopening, this grande dame has... Read More

Set just off the Cape Cod coast, the Club at New Seabury reflects the classic local style: free-standing villas with white picket fences, wooden... Read More

Housed in three interconnected brownstone townhouses, including a main building constructed in 1882, the Newbury Guest House is an independent hotel on... Read More

With its sleek, minimalist décor, Nine Zero brings modern chic to the historic area around the Freedom Trail. Yes, connecting to Wi-Fi from your... Read More

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. After enjoying an... Read More

The Ocean Edge was originally built around the turn of the last century for one of Brewster’s wealthiest residents, and it continues to cater to an... Read More

Executive chef Peter Platt and his partner, Meredith Kennard, took over as owners of this pleasantly rustic Berkshires inn—formerly a stagecoach... Read More

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... Read More

Paint-by-number pictures adorn the 47 retro rooms at Porches Inn. The string of dignified old Victorian row houses that provided homes for foremen of... Read More

On the "knuckles" of what looks like the curled arm of Cape Cod is the Race Point Lighthouse, established in 1816. The 1840's white Keeper's House with... Read More

The Red Inn is perched above a sliver of beach that disappears at high tide. But this isn’t just any beach—this is the beach where the Pilgrims... Read More

Nantucket has always been known for its historical inns and quaint B&Bs. In the refurbishment of the Regatta Inn (and its sister hotel Centerboard... Read More

Keeping it local is what the Revere does best. The hotel worked with fashion students at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design to craft the... Read More

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... Read More

The Royal Sonesta looks over the Charles River from the Cambridge side, with views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston. A warmly lit lobby is decorated... Read More

Sleek and sophisticated with views of the Charles River, the Royal Sonesta boasts a prominent, 750-piece collection of conceptual, minimal, and pop art... Read More

The wharf-side hotel overlooks the harbor and the full-size, rigged schooner Friendship of Salem, and it also tempts kids with its heated indoor pool. Read More

After working with leading hospitality brands like Starwood, Ian Schrager, and André Balazs, hoteliers David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea took what... Read More

As if stunning views of Boston Harbor and the entire Seaport area were not enough, Seaport Boston offers a few other high notes. Kids can partake in the... Read More

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... Read More

This eight-room bed and breakfast’s moniker comes from the town of Nantucket’s original name: “Sherburne” or “Sherborn.... Read More

Owned by Tom Werman, a former heavy-metal record producer who, along with his wife, Suky, has created a serene and airy property in Lenox, within... Read More

If you weren’t quick enough to score a cottage or home rental, the Summer House is your only option for staying in the gorgeous east-coast village... Read More

Sprinkled throughout the dunes and neighboring woods, the one- to three-bedroom accommodations aren’t much to look at—straight out of the... Read More

The epitome of Boston sophistication, the Taj Boston, formerly the Ritz-Carlton, is perfectly perched in downtown Boston overlooking both the Public... Read More

Why It’s Unique: Located on 22 acres of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the two-story Aviary treehouse in the Berkshire Mountains... Read More

This stylish Boston boutique located just a short stroll from Fenway Park offers family packages with guaranteed connecting rooms, and tickets to your... Read More

The next best thing to staying aboard your own sailboat is booking one of these weathered-shingle cottages along Nantucket Harbor's wharfs. Most of the... Read More

Offering a bit of modern elegance (oh, look at all that glass) combined with nods to proper New England tradition, the Envoy is the Innovation District... Read More

The signature red awnings on the outside of the Langham are a distinct touch on this building that once housed the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. A... Read More

Established in 1900 by hotelier Lucias Boomer, owner of New York’s Waldorf=Astoria, the Lenox is located in the Back Bay, within walking distance... Read More

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... Read More

On the more upscale end of Newbury, this extravagant hotel comes fit for royalty, ornate and adorned in tasseled draperies, lush fabrics, and custom... Read More

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... Read More

Nantucket's grandest luxury hotel is also one of the most private and remote on the island, set along a stunning stretch of northeastern coast. The... Read More

This family-owned hotel has one-to-four-bedroom suites, cottages, and home rentals, all fronting South Beach in Edgartown. The 54-suite Winnetu is as... Read More

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... Read More

Nantucket’s first chic boutique hotel set old-guard tongues wagging when it opened in 2002. Vanessa Noel, the Manhattan-based owner of a women... Read More

While being “Green” is a new trend, this historic district hotel takes environmental consciousness to heart. Designer Vanessa Noel is known... Read More

A circa-1684 manse with three wraparound porches with views of the harbor; the concierge will arrange day trips to the beach of your choice (we suggest... Read More

Staying in one of Susanne and Wade Green's six 1920s cottages (there's a two-week minimum) or five apartments (with a one-week minimum) feels like... Read More

Sailboat-filled Pleasant Bay is the perfect backdrop for the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, a lavish yet relaxed hotel where the staff... Read More

Set between Cape Cod Bay and the National Seashore, the Whalewalk was built in 1830 for a whaling captain and later turned into a gentleman’s farm. The... Read More

Though modern, rural minimalism may be a hallmark of the new Berkshires, elegance and luxury abound at Wheatleigh, the elegant country-house hotel. Read More

Nantucket Town's largest, plushest resort—on a prime spot at the northern edge of Nantucket Harbor—is often booked for spring and fall weekend weddings.... Read More

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... Read More

Stepping inside XV Beacon, one is struck by the sheer variety of earth tones that dominate the palette: Deep tans, elegant black lacquer, and shiny... Read More

Housed in a 1903 Beaux Arts building with authentic brass cage elevators and antique brass fixtures, this hotel brings old-world and modern design... Read More

Those from out of state may not realize that Massachusetts is home to more than one Cape. About an hour north of Boston is Cape Ann, and at its outer... Read More

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