Best of Boston hotels invite you to a city retreat filled with beauty and luxury
No city surpasses Boston as a place to visit for enjoyment of music, art, dining, shopping and natural beauty on a great harbor. Boston’s best hotels live up to the quality of their home as they welcome guests from around the world. At Boston’s best hotels – ranging from glittering high-rises to small, elegant hideaways – guests enjoy beautiful furnishings and surroundings, fine service, and meals by expert chefs. Boston hotels may offer amenities like rooftop lounges and pools, formal and informal restaurants, concierge assistance in planning tours of the city, even an amiable hotel dog for a walking companion. From Boston’s best hotels, you are steps away from the Freedom Trail
, art and science museums, shopping
at many unique venues, and natural beauty of the Boston Public Garden and the Commons.
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA, 02119
You won’t believe the views at this Boston hotel
No matter which of the Boston Harbor Hotel’s 230 rooms or suites you book, be prepared to gasp when the drapes are pulled back. Every room has a stunning view of glistening Boston Harbor or the city’s dramatic skyline. Centrally located on historic Rowes Wharf, close to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Financial District, the Forbes Five-Star hotel also boasts a 34-slip marina; a contemporary spa and fitness center with a 60-foot lap pool; and 24-hour business center, concierge and in-room dining services, making it ideal for business and leisure travelers. Dining options include the Vineyard-to-table menu at the award-winning Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar or fresh seafood at the chic Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA, 02116
A luxurious stay in the center of the city
It is not an exaggeration to say that, from the Taj, you can experience the best of Boston. That might mean looking out over the gorgeous Public Garden while enjoying a gourmet brunch on the hotel’s scenic rooftop, or collapsing onto luxurious linens after an evening spent at a nearby theater. Or, you might want a massage after serious shopping on Newbury Street or at Copley Place. With its 229 rooms, 44 suites, marble bathrooms, cigar lounge, renowned cuisine and round-the-clock amenities including butler and valet services, the stately Taj stands ready to meet your individual needs. Perfect for functions both large and small, the Taj is also ideal for that weekend getaway where luxurious touches mean so much.
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA, 02114
The views are free at the stunning Liberty Hotel
If, when you check into the Liberty Hotel at the foot of Beacon Hill, you want to stay inside and throw away the key, it’s no surprise. The ornate hotel is the imaginative transformation of the Charles Street Jail, an 1851 architectural gem. With sweeping skyline and river views, 298 luxurious rooms and suites, five distinct restaurants and bars, an intriguing catwalk floating above a spectacular atrium lobby, the Liberty is a marvel inside and out. Close to everything historic and entertaining Boston has to offer, the hotel has its own amenities, from live music to a 24-hour fitness center and bike and kayak rentals. A unique site for weddings and other gatherings, the Liberty is sure to steal your heart.
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA, 02143
See Boston, Cambridge from this comfortable Holiday Inn
Perfectly placed between the historic streets and financial center of Boston and the hopping, academic hub of Cambridge, the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill Area is ideal for vacationers who want to see it all as well as business travelers who want to get it all done. Vacationers will want to catch the spectacular city views from the Bunker Hill Monument, check out the shops and eateries at Harvard Square or relax in the hotel’s indoor heated pool. Families with kids will enjoy the basketball court, rock-climbing wall and weekend poolside movies. Business guests will find meetings of 10 to 400 easy to hold in the hotel’s 9,500 square feet of convention space with custom catering and on-site cocktail lounge.
61 Exeter Street at Boylston
Boston, MA, 02116
Lenox Hotel blends history, modern design and service
The Lenox Hotel stands stately in the center of one of the hippest neighborhoods in Boston, demonstrating you can combine a celebrated past with a modern outlook. High ceilings, crystal lamps, wood-burning fireplaces speak to the hotel’s heritage, but the 214 rooms and suites have all the modern amenities, from plushly appointed beds to luxury bath items. Dining options range from one of the Back Bay’s favorite eateries, City Table, to the Solas Irish Pub and the chic City Bar. If you are ready to find your inner Bostonian, the Lenox is here to help, just steps away from Copley Square, the Prudential Center and shop-’til-you-drop Newbury Street and a short walk to the beginning of the Freedom Trail.
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210
Make some waves in the Seaport District
Boston’s thriving Seaport District is home to the Westin Boston Waterfront, a great place from which to explore a great city. In the neighborhood, visit the stunning Institute of Contemporary Art or the vast array of boutiques and restaurants. Walk to downtown, the aquarium and Quincy Market. Or hop a water shuttle to the Boston Harbor Islands. A short cab ride gets you to the historic North End, the Financial District or scenic Back Bay. Need ideas? Our concierge desk has plenty of them as well as tickets and tour info. In the hotel, try the heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, order up an in-room spa treatment, hoist a brew at MJ O’Connor’s Pub – or just enjoy your room’s harbor view.
Three Battery Wharf
Boston, MA, 02109
Sail into your vacation with this stylish waterfront hotel
In the middle of Boston’s bustling waterfront, bordering the city’s popular North End, close to the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church and other Freedom Trail sites, the Battery Wharf Hotel is a beacon of tranquility for travelers. The boutique hotel’s casual elegance, supported by impeccable service, is designed to make guests feel they are staying in a sophisticated but soothing seaside residence. Stylishly furnished in neutral colors, with fine linens and granite bathrooms, the rooms offer panoramic harbor and cityscape views. Need more to relax you? Check in to the Exhale spa for a massage or facial, or sit on the Aragosta Bar + Bistro’s breezy terrace and enjoy classic New England fare or a custom cocktail.
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Elegant accommodations in the heart of the city
Since its gala opening a century ago, the Fairmont Copley Plaza has stood as a symbol of Boston’s history and elegance. Located steps from the public library, Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail and Newbury Street boutiques, the four-diamond hotel features 383 rooms, individually decorated in a chic blue and plum palette. Guests are invited to enjoy the rooftop health club overlooking charming Back Bay and to share a meal at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, one of the city’s hottest drinking and dining destinations. The magnificent Grand Ballroom, with gilded 30-foot ceilings, makes the Fairmont Copley a prime wedding venue. For the most discerning travelers, the private Fairmont Gold Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, 02199
Immerse yourself in Boston at five-star hotel
The awards – five diamonds from AAA and five stars from Forbes – speak volumes about the luxurious experience guests have at the Mandarin Oriental Boston, located in the city’s beautiful Back Bay. Combining classic American luxury with chic Asian style, the hotel seeks to pamper, from its spacious spa and acclaimed French bistro to its stylish rooms with city or quiet courtyard views. The 136 rooms and 12 suites, decorated in Modern Art style with Art Deco touches, also feature goose-down bedding and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers and oversized tubs, perfect for cocooning, When guests are ready to immerse themselves in Boston, they only need to step outside and walk to historic sites and a bevy of boutiques.
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA, 02110
British elegance in a Revolutionary city
British hospitality, even in Revolutionary Boston, is more than welcome, and so will you be at the Langham Boston, a symbol of classic British elegance in the heart of the city, close to all the major in-demand historic, shopping and dining attractions. Housed in the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Langham features classic interiors from the lobby’s multiple chandeliers to the suites’ Italian marble bathrooms. Relax in sublime comfort in the Chuan Spa, the Fitness Centre or the pool pavilion. Sample contemporary New England cuisine at Cafe Fleuri or partake of a handcrafted cocktail at the BOND lounge, with its 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Embrace your British-ness at the hotel’s daily afternoon tea, served on Wedgewood china.
16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Harvard Square hotel commands attention
Long a Cambridge landmark, the Sheraton Commander Hotel is inspired by its past, with its Mount Vernon-like entrance and glamorous ballrooms restored to their 1920s splendor, and by its place in a bustling contemporary area: dynamic Harvard Square. Seven miles from the airport and a five-minute walk to the subway into Boston, the hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center, the chic Nubar restaurant and 175 comfortable rooms. Sheraton Club guests have 24-hour access to a lounge offering complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres as well as a deluxe continental breakfast. An ideal wedding site with rooms for up to 210 guests, the hotel also has six elegantly appointed conference and function rooms.
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Lots to see and do from your home base on Copley Square
If you like the idea of discovering Boston on foot, being minutes away from shopping, entertainment, restaurants, art and historic sites, the Westin Copley Place should be your home base. Mere steps from architectural marvels like the Trinity Church and Boston Public Library, open-air farmers’ markets, lively concerts and a vast menu of other things to do, see – and eat – the iconic Back Bay hotel also stresses health and relaxation, with a spa, comfy beds, custom-designed running routes and even New Balance workout gear delivered to your room. When you are ready to dine, there’s contemporary American fare and cocktails at Bar 10, or try the Fogo de Chao Brazilian steakhouse or unique hot pot dining at ShabuMaru.
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA, 01760
Location just a quick jaunt into Boston
Want to get away for the weekend? Check out the deals at the Hampton Inn Boston/Natick, where you’ll receive a warm welcome, a comfortable room and a free hot breakfast. Because the hotel is just one mile from I-90 with easy access to downtown Boston, you might want to head into the city to catch a game, see the sights or shop. Or perhaps you are visiting nearby Wellesley, Babson or Boston colleges. If you want to stay closer to home, board the hotel shuttle to local shopping, theaters and dining. Or drive to the gorgeous Garden in the Woods, a 45-acre woodland botanical garden. Also nearby is Cochituate State Park if swimming or kayaking is your passion.
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA, 02116
The star is you at this theater-district hotel
Although it is situated smack dab in the middle of the city’s vibrant theater district, the W Boston Hotel wants the spotlight to shine on you – its guests. With “Whatever/Whenever” service as their motto, staff members from aestheticians at the aptly named Bliss Spa (complete with luxe nail lounge and brownie bar!) to waitstaff at the hip The Gallery restaurant to the maid who fluffs the pillows on the pillow-top beds are there to make your stay memorable. Visit local performing arts and sports venues, shop downtown or on Newbury Street, get on the nearby Freedom Trail, then come back to sip a cocktail at the W Lounge and fall asleep against a backdrop of glittering city lights.
15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA, 02108
Past and present glories merge on Beacon Hill
Heritage merges comfortably with luxury at XV Beacon, the landmark Beaux Arts-building hotel that gazes down on historic Beacon Hill and welcomes guests with classic features, classic service – even a classic steakhouse. While its grand marble staircase and caged-glass elevator pay homage to the past, each hotel room’s custom-designed sophisticated interior, individually curated art, surround-sound system, gas fireplace and Frette linens speak to today’s standards of luxury and demonstrate why XV Beacon was named Conde Nast Readers Choice Award for Best Hotel in Boston. Steps away from the Freedom Trail, downtown, museums and gardens, the hotel, with seven rooms to a floor as well as secluded rooms for business meetings, is a private refuge from the city’s hustle and bustle.
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, MA, 01760
Convenience is key for hotel in heart of MetroWest
Convenient for business and leisure travelers alike, the VERVE Crowne Plaza Hotel Natick is only 25 minutes from downtown Boston and Logan Airport, in the corporate/retail hub of MetroWest. Business travelers will appreciate the 10 versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 400. Vacationers will enjoy scooting into the city to catch a Red Sox game or explore Quincy Market. Or they might want to go across the street to the Natick Mall and Shopper’s World, New England’s largest retail concentration. With an on-site restaurant and lounge, premium bedding and aromatherapy kits in the guest rooms and a 24-hour fitness center, the hotel is the perfect place to unwind.
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA, 01730
Convenient setting with all the amenities for business, pleasure
The first thing you notice entering the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Bedford Glen may be the aroma of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies. Soon you spy the pleasant gardens; 24 acres of wooded grounds; signs pointing you to the pool, fitness center and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Then there’s your spacious room with its Sweet Dreams bed. And the peace and quiet of a suburban setting still close enough to historic Lexington, Concord – and Boston – to make your vacation complete. But the hotel also is perfect for business guests, featuring a fully equipped boardroom, versatile meeting rooms, outdoor areas for team-building, a comfortable lounge and Mediterranean-fare restaurant.