Hotels in Boston

Boston Guide

Boston is known as “America’s Walking City” thanks to its compact size and pedestrian-friendly layout. Centrally located just a few blocks from downtown, the Boston Common is a particularly nice spot for a stroll. The nearly 50-acre park—the oldest in the country—anchors both the Charles River Esplanade and the Freedom Trail.

Freedom Trail

  • 2.5 miles of brick-lined streets
  • 16 historic sites including Paul Revere's home, the Old North Church (of “one if by land, two if by sea” fame), and the Old South Meeting House, where plans for the Boston Tea Party were hatched
  • Local cuisine: Faneuil Hall, which rang with cries of “no taxation without representation” in 1764, is filled today with food vendors hawking homemade clam chowder and other New England staples.
  • Costumed performers in 17th- and 18th-century garb play the citizens of Revolutionary Boston at key points along the trail.

Boston Mainstays

  • Catch an afternoon Red Sox game at Fenway Park, where baseball legends Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Babe Ruth all cleared homeruns over the Green Monster looming over left field.
  • Shop on Newbury Street: Running for eight blocks through the Back Bay neighborhood, the city’s most upscale retail corridor is lined with high-end boutiques from Chanel and Cartier, as well as vintage consignment shops and swanky cafes.
  • Explore the Museum of Science: More than 700 interactive exhibits include a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex model and a Foucault pendulum swinging along with the rotation of the Earth.

Off the Beaten Path

  • SoWa galleries: Located on the edge of the South End, SoWa (short for South of Washington Street) is filled with renovated warehouses now used as contemporary art galleries. SoWa Artists Guild members open their studios to the public on the first Friday of every month.
  • Fogg Art Museum: Dating to 1895, Harvard’s oldest museum showcases impressionist paintings, Bernini sculptures, and Picasso masterpieces.
  • B&G Oysters: Watch chefs shuck more than 200 varieties of bivalves at one of Boston’s most revered seafood restaurants. Other crowd-pleasers on the menu include fried Ipswich clams, tempura gray sole, and piping hot lobster bisque.

A Quick Guide to Boston’s Neighborhoods

  • Back Bay: High-end shopping and dining along Newbury and Boylston Streets lend a ritzy ambiance to Back Bay, though the neighborhood has its fair share of historic treasures, too. These include the Boston Public Library and Copley Square, where the Boston Marathon ends each year. It’s also worth taking a walk along the Charles River Esplanade, a riverfront path that’s so lush it’s been nicknamed the city’s “emerald necklace.”

  • Cambridge lies on the banks of the Charles River, about 3 miles west of downtown. Best known as the home of Harvard University and MIT, the city served as an important center of rebel activity during the Revolutionary War. Cambridge Common was a training ground for the Continental Army, and, a few blocks away, the house of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow functioned as George Washington’s headquarters during the British army’s siege of Boston.

  • Southie: South Boston occupies a vast stretch of land where you’ll find an especially strong sense of community—a holdover from the neighborhood’s days as a predominantly Irish-Catholic enclave. The best way to see Southie is along the waterfront; it features the newly opened Institute of Contemporary Art and Castle Island, a Revolutionary-era fort.

  • North End: The North End is one of the most historic neighborhoods in all of Boston, and a key part of the Freedom Trail. Cobblestone streets and historic homes, including the residence of Paul Revere, give the area an old-world feel. It’s also the best place in town to find authentic Italian cuisine. Head to Mike’s Pastry to sample up to 15 different kinds of cannoli.

Where to Stay

  • Nine Zero Hotel: History buffs may want to splurge on this boutique property along the Freedom Trail, which offers lobby wine tastings and rooms with views of the Charles River.
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza: The city’s most opulent hotel lobby can be found just steps from swanky Newbury Street.
  • Liberty Hotel: In the summer, guests can borrow bicycles or take a yoga class for free at this historical hotel, housed in a completely transformed building that was a jail in the 19th century.
  • The Charles Hotel just off Harvard Square offers sumptuous rooms decorated in a contemporary New England style.
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Elegant Boston Hotel near Beacon Hill
Elegant Boston Hotel near Beacon Hill

The Boxer Hotel

Boston, MA

Elegant hotel in Boston’s West End, close to Little Italy and Beacon Hill; features onsite restaurant, bar, and fitness center

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Classic 4-Star Hotel in Boston's Back Bay
Classic 4-Star Hotel in Boston's Back Bay

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Boston

This 4-star hotel with eight restaurants onsite has been a Back Bay landmark since the 1920s

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Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in Downtown Boston
Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in Downtown Boston

Ames Boston Hotel

Boston

Award-winning and historic 19th-century hotel in the middle of downtown Boston; elegant guest rooms look out over the Old State House

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4-Star Historic Omni Hotel in Downtown Boston
4-Star Historic Omni Hotel in Downtown Boston

Omni Parker House

Boston, MA

This historic Boston Omni hotel recently underwent a $30 million renovation and has hosted JFK and Charles Dickens

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Convenient Wyndham Hotel near Boston Landmarks
Convenient Wyndham Hotel near Boston Landmarks

Wyndham Boston Chelsea

Chelsea, MA

Situated just north of Boston in the suburb of Chelsea, hotel features indoor pool, onsite restaurant and lounge, and free airport shuttle

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Family-Friendly Hotel near Boston
Family-Friendly Hotel near Boston

Comfort Inn Randolph

Randolph, MA

Family-friendly hotel just outside Boston offers free breakfast and shuttle service within 5 miles

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Historical Estate along the Massachusetts Coast
Historical Estate along the Massachusetts Coast

Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Beverly, MA

A historic estate inn on 10 acres with an onsite restaurant within a few minutes of Salem

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Colonnade Hotel
Colonnade Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from The Shops at Prudential Center and minutes from Copley Place. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Public Garden.

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Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel
Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Mandarin Oriental Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Prudential Tower and minutes from Hynes Convention Center. This 5-star hotel is close to Boston Public Garden and Fenway Park.

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The Lenox
The Lenox
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Lenox Hotel Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Boston Public Library and Old South Church. This 4-star hotel is close to Hynes Convention Center and Boston Public Garden.

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The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Eliot Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Boston, minutes from Berklee College of Music and Hynes Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Copley Place and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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Seaport Hotel
Seaport Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Seaport Boston Hotel in Boston (South Boston Waterfront), you'll be minutes from World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

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The Westin Boston Waterfront
The Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston (South Boston Waterfront), you'll be minutes from Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and World Trade Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

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Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Hilton Boston Logan Airport in Boston, you'll be connected to the airport and convenient to East Boston Memorial Stadium and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 4-star hotel is close to USS Constitution Museum and TD Garden.

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The Taj Boston
The Taj Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Taj Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from George Washington Statue and minutes from Boston Public Garden. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Copley Place.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Copley Square and Trinity Church Boston. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Hynes Convention Center and Boston Public Garden.

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Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Hyatt Regency Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Boston Opera House and minutes from Boston Common. This 4-star hotel is close to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and TD Garden.

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The Inn at Longwood Medical
The Inn at Longwood Medical
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Inn at Longwood Medical in Boston (Longwood Medical Area), you'll be minutes from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This hotel is close to Fenway Park and Hynes Convention Center.

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Hilton Boston Back Bay
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, Massachusetts

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A stay at Hilton Boston Back Bay places you in the heart of Boston, steps from The Shops at Prudential Center and Hynes Convention Center. This hotel is close to Fenway Park and Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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A stay at InterContinental Boston places you in the heart of Boston, walking distance from Boston Tea Party Ship and Boston Children's Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Boston Common.

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15 Beacon Hotel
15 Beacon Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Fifteen Beacon, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Boston Athenaeum and King's Chapel. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Public Garden.

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The Langham Boston
The Langham Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at The Langham, Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, minutes from Boston Massacre Site and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Boston Public Garden and TD Garden.

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W Hotel Boston
W Hotel Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at W Boston, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Citi Performing Arts Center and Cutler Majestic Theatre. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Copley Place.

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Bulfinch Hotel Boston
Bulfinch Hotel Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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Located in Boston (Beacon Hill - West End), The Bulfinch Hotel is minutes from TD Garden and Harrison Gray Otis House. This romantic hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

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Millennium Bostonian Hotel
Millennium Bostonian Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston in Boston (Quincy Market - Financial District), you'll be minutes from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston City Hall. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

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Revere Hotel
Revere Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Revere Hotel Boston Common, you'll be centrally located in Boston, minutes from Charles Playhouse and Boston Public Garden. This 4-star hotel is close to Copley Place and Hynes Convention Center.

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Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Harrison Gray Otis House and minutes from Massachusetts General Hospital. This hotel is close to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.

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Ames Boston
Ames Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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With a stay at Ames, you'll be centrally located in Boston, steps from Old State House and Boston City Hall. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Common and TD Garden.

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Club Quarters in Boston
Club Quarters in Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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Doubletree Hotel Boston - Downtown
Doubletree Hotel Boston - Downtown
Boston, Massachusetts

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Situated in the heart of the Theater District and just a short walk from numerous venues, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Downtown provides a perfect base for culture vultures looking to sample the city’s world-class performing arts scene. Feng shui-designed rooms contain comfy Suite Dreams by DoubleTree mattresses and 37-inch flatscreen TVs, as well as all the modern amenities to meet a business traveler’s needs, including a 24-hour business center and outdoor patio that can double as an event space. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the adjoining YMCA’s fitness center and indoor lap pool, while an array of functional business rooms give an extra 4,000 square feet of potential space to hold client meetings or private events. The Wisteria Restaurant and Bar serves seasonal, contemporary fare, and there is a full-service Starbucks in the lobby.

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Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge faces the stunning Charles River, right on the Allston-Boston-Cambridge border. Both Harvard and Boston Universities are nearby, and most rooms feature colorful views of the river or city skyline. In addition to LCD flatscreen HDTVs, rooms include a refrigerator and microwave. A free shuttle service deposits guests in downtown Boston and Harvard Square, and those looking for action closer to home need not look any further than the hotel's famous Scullers Jazz Club. Guests can also enjoy a pair of on-site eateries: Fusion lounge is a hip spot offering light bites and designer cocktails, while The Green Room serves a daily breakfast buffet in addition to American fare. Other on-site amenities include a business center, modern fitness center and indoor pool.

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DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside
Boston, Massachusetts

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Nestled in a quiet corner of otherwise urban Boston, the DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside offers a relaxed, handy location from which to enjoy the Greater Boston area. This modern hotel resides in the shadow of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, close to a breezy section of Boston's scenic HarborWalk. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle service to both Logan International Airport and the hotel's sister property, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston, located in the livelier Theater District. Some rooms feature panoramic views of Boston Harbor, and suites with pull-out sofa beds are perfect for families. In addition to the hotel's fitness room, guests receive free access to UMass Boston's Beacon Fitness Center. The friendly Marketplace Café serves Starbucks drinks and light bites.

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The Charlesmark Hotel
The Charlesmark Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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Guests of The Charlesmark Hotel enjoy an ideal home base for exploring the city of Boston. Located in the heart of the historic Back Bay neighborhood, this modern boutique property is surrounded by world-class shopping options such as Copley Place and the Shops at Prudential Center. Fenway Park and the Public Gardens are just two of the numerous key attractions within walking distance. The Charlesmark’s cozy, European-style rooms feature chic décor and custom-made furniture, and guests enjoy complimentary extras such as WiFi access and continental breakfast. A trendy mix of visitors and local professionals fill the hotel’s lively lounge area to enjoy authentic Thai fare and designer cocktails, and the attractive patio space along bustling Boylston Street provides primo people-watching opportunities.

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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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Located in the heart of the rapidly expanding Seaport District, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is a perfect choice for foodies looking to sample the neighborhood’s in-demand restaurants or business travelers attending an event at the nearby Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Befitting its location near the Boston Harbor, the property sports a calming nautical theme, and most rooms feature impressive views of the harbor or city skyline. High-tech features dot the hotel, from state-of-the-art meeting spaces to the 37-inch HD TVs in every room. The stylish lobby lounge hosts hip local music acts, and after indulging in tasty modern bites and designer cocktails guests can burn off the calories by using the indoor lap pool and fitness center.

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Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

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With direct access to tony Copley Place and the popular Shops at Prudential Center, Boston Marriott Copley Place is a shopaholic’s dream. Guests find themselves only a short stroll from dozens of retail, dining and entertainment options, and the property is bordered by two of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods: the Back Bay and South End. Most of the spacious guest rooms enjoy city views, and the list of on-site amenities includes a fitness center, indoor pool, massage facilities, car rental desk and tour desk. One of the city’s biggest sports bars, Champions, is open morning through night, offering crowd-pleasing American fare alongside 44 HD TVs and a massive 12-by-24-foot viewing screen.

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The Anthem Group
The Anthem Group
Boston, Massachusetts

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Each year, the Anthem Group brings the women of Boston together for the Ladies Luxury Escape, an all-day expo featuring new clothing designs and beauty products. This year?s event welcomes dozens of exhibitors to the posh Sheraton Boston Hotel, making it easy for groups of gals to pick the brains of reps from the likes of the Aine's Boutique, Tigerlilly's Hair Color & Design Studio & Spa, and Stella & Dot. When not testing out cosmetics available for purchase or inquiring with beauty consultants as to which hairstyles best fit under a Darth Vader mask, shoppers can enjoy a massage in the Relaxation Lounge or quaff a signature cocktail.

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Liberty Hotel
Liberty Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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