Hotel at a Glance: Courtyard Boston Brookline
Courtyard Boston Brookline is just around the corner from the Green Line subway at Coolidge Corner Station. The trains run all the way into downtown Boston, stopping at Fenway Park and other popular attractions along the way (the entire trip takes about 25 minutes). Guests can also take the subway to and from Logan International Airport, with an easy transfer between Blue and Green Lines—it's a great way to avoid the hassle of driving and parking.
- Unique design notes: The eight-story, redbrick building has a stylish lobby with fireside seating and a large landscaped patio.
- Landmarks within walking distance: Coolidge Corner Theater and the JFK National Historic Site
- Contemporary bistro onsite serving a fresh menu of salads, sandwiches, and hot breakfast items
- Award winner: Courtyard Boston Brookline earned a AAA Three-Diamond rating and TripAdvisor's 2013 Certificate of Excellence (guests praised the spacious rooms and proximity to public transportation).
- Nearby universities: Boston University (roughly a 20-minute walk) and Boston College (30-minute subway ride)
Brookline, Massachusetts: Birthplace of JFK a Few Minutes from Boston
You can get to Boston's historic attractions from the town of Brookline by taking a 30-minute ride on the Green or Orange Line subway. But Brookline has its share of history, too—its five historic districts are lined with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival homes, some of which date back to the 1600s, and they're surrounded by charming parks and squares.
Perhaps Brookline's biggest claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of our 35th president, John F. Kennedy. You can tour his boyhood home at the JFK National Historic Site. While you're here, be sure to check out Coolidge Corner Theater, a 10-minute walk away. The historic Art Deco movie palace—the community's first—features independent and international films.
A few miles across town lies the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Widely recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture, Olmsted designed thousands of public parks across the country, including Back Bay Fens in Boston and Olmsted Park in Brookline.