Hotels in Boston

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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