Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Roundhouse Suites
Staying at the Best Western Plus Roundhouse Suites gives you easy access to Boston’s attractions—the hotel is just 2 miles from downtown, and it offers a free shuttle to the train station so you don’t have to worry about driving and parking. It’s also within walking distance of Boston Medical Center, restaurants, and shops, making this Best Western Plus a convenient choice.
- A complimentary breakfast buffet with belgian waffles, pastries, juice, cereal, and fruit is served each morning.
- Updated guest rooms feature microwaves, mini fridges, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs.
- Work out in the onsite fitness center, which has cardio and weight machines.
- Downtown Crossing—a retail district—is just 2 miles from the hotel.
Downtown Boston: Revolution-Era Landmarks and Modern Skyscrapers
Downtown Boston is home to one of the country’s wackiest city layouts. Its colonial-village lanes converge, split, and take hairpin turns, creating a maze of cobblestone that, though frustrating for drivers, makes for a fun walking experience. If you’re visiting for the first time, the best way to navigate the area is to follow the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail, which takes you past 16 historical landmarks, including Paul Revere’s home, Old North Church (of “One if by land, two if by sea” fame), and Faneuil Hall.
Since the area is also the city’s financial district, centuries-old fixtures share sidewalk space with modern 40-story office towers. You’ll find suit-clad professionals grabbing lunch on Washington Street, which is lined with street vendors and flower shops. For a fancier dining experience—and some of Boston’s best shopping—head a mile west to Beacon Hill, home to gas lamps, brick sidewalks, and antique shops.
Downtown is also where you’ll find several of the city’s quirkier neighborhoods, such as the Leather District and Chinatown. The former, with its rustic warehouses, is the closest example of what the business center looked like in the 1800s. The latter boasts one of the city’s densest concentrations of restaurants.