Hotels in Massachusetts

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?

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.

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

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 and an infinity fireplace, it only serves cocktails mixed with spirits made from local distilleries.

The spacious luxury suites at this quaint, French-inspired hotel are an entire romantic getaway wrapped in one package. Each room is stocked with everything you could need, including a minibar and in-room touch-screen to order 24-hour room service.

Sleek and sophisticated with views of the Charles River, the Royal Sonesta boasts a prominent, 750-piece collection of conceptual, minimal, and pop art works—some created exclusively for the hotel.

Based out of a renovated 1846 shipping warehouse, this modern, nautical boutique makes for a trendy couple’s retreat. Hallways are bathed in aquarium-blue, and each room is soft and comforting, dressed in Teak woodwork and hanging gas lamp lanterns.