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Where to Stay in Boston: Top Attractions & Hotels Nearby

Boston guarantees a wicked time with its fascinating historic sites, world-class museums, revered baseball park and iconic Freedom Trail. One of America’s most walkable cities, its narrow streets are lined with red-brick buildings and local seafood restaurants serving up iconic recipes such as lobster rolls and creamy chowder. 

Culture and entertainment abound in this diverse city, so it’s important to decide where you want to stay. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the most popular Boston hotels near the top sights, including Beacon Hill, Boston Theater District, Boston Public Garden, Boston Common, Harvard Square and Fenway Park

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s most picturesque areas, home to cobblestone streets and Federal and Greek Revival row houses lit by antique lanterns. It’s also where you’ll find some of the city’s most popular landmarks and attractions, including the start of The Freedom Trail.

Tips for Visiting Beacon Hill

  • Admire the row houses along Acorn Street, one of the most photographed streets in the city.
  • Visit Charles Street Meeting House, which served as an important site for the anti-slavery movement.
  • Stroll past the Massachusetts State House to see its 23-karat gold dome.

Best Hotels near Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

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Occupying two 19th-century townhouses, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro offers the perfect combination of award-winning cuisine and cosy rooms. There are only 12 rooms and one luxury suite. They all feature queen or king-size beds, flat-screen TVs and large windows overlooking Beacon Hill. Upgrade to the suite for a separate sitting area.

Foodies will enjoy the local organic produce served at the on-site bistro, which pairs well with a Strawberry Basil Lemonade cocktail or Coconut Lime Daiquiri from the bar. Walk to Mike’s Pastry in Little Italy for a classic Italian cannoli after dinner.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Stunning Beacon Hill views from every room.
  • Bistro in the Park picnic basket packages available with handcrafted sandwiches, salads and desserts.
  • The intimate private dining area with a terrace overlooking Charles Street.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 229 – USD 399
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 25 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, United States

XV Beacon Hotel

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A chic 5-star property with a grand marble staircase, XV Beacon Hotel is housed in a turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux-Arts building. Every room is custom-designed, from the Classic rooms with queen-size beds and Smart TVs to a Beacon Hill Studio with a seating area and whirlpool tub. The Gilbert Bromfield Suites combines two Studio Rooms with a Parlor Room.

For theatre tickets, an in-room massage or a private tour of Boston’s historic sites, visit the professional Concierge staff. There’s also a courtesy in-town Lexus service, as well as a 24-hour fitness centre and fine dining at the on-site steakhouse.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The all-natural grass-fed ribeye and Wagyu sirloin at Mooo.
  • Gas fireplaces, fresh flowers and a pillow menu in the pet-friendly rooms.
  • A 24-hour concierge with personalised services.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 435 – USD 2,718
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 15 Beacon Street, Downtown Boston, Boston, United States

Hotel Location

Boston Theater District

Boasting more than a dozen theatres, the Boston Theater District is full of beautifully restored gems that showcase a range of critically-acclaimed productions, including Broadway hits, opera and dance. You can enjoy a pre or post-show drink at nearby pubs, wine bars and bistros.

Tips for Visiting the Boston Theatre District

  • See “Shear Madness” at Charles Playhouse, the longest-running non-musical play in the United States.
  • Watch Broadway musicals at the ornate Boston Opera House.
  • See comedy and music acts at the Wilbur.

Best Hotels near the Boston Theater District

Revere Hotel Boston Common

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Steps from Newbury Street and Copley Square, Revere Hotel Boston Common features boutique rooms with views overlooking the city and Back Bay neighbourhood. In-room perks include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and complimentary Wi-Fi, while lavish Suites add separate living areas.

Dine like a local on authentic New England cuisine or drink at Rooftop@Revere, a rooftop lounge and bar with comfy couches and private cabanas. Craving a lobster roll? Walk 20 minutes to James Hook & Co., which has been selling fresh seafood since 1925.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Delicious pub fare and craft cocktails at Rebel’s Guild.
  • An in-room dining menu with fresh locally-sourced Atlantic seafood and authentic Boston clam chowder.
  • Spacious rooms and suites with city views.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 170 – USD 446
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 200 Stuart Street, Bay Village, Boston, United States

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston is nestled within the Victorian brownstone homes of the Back Bay neighbourhood. Swim in the indoor pool or book a full-body massage at the spa, then enjoy fine dining at The Bristol or signature martinis at Bristol Bar.

Deluxe City-View rooms feature king-size beds and sweeping city views, while Executive Suites boast French doors and relaxed living areas. For luxe residential living, book the Royal Suite, which has a media room, service kitchen and baby grand piano.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A Seafood Tower with local New England oysters, shrimp and lobster at The Bristol.
  • In-room couple’s spa services and traditional reflexology, shiatsu and reiki treatments.
  • The heated indoor pool, whirlpool and steam room.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 638 – USD 6,055
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 200 Boylston Street, Downtown Boston, Boston, United States

Hotel Location

Boston Public Garden

Located in the heart of the city, Boston Public Garden is America’s first public botanical garden. The tranquil oasis features numerous statues, Swan Boat rides and a colourful display of seasonal landscapes, from magnificent tulips in the spring to crimson and gold foliage in fall.

Tips for Visiting Boston Public Garden

  • Photograph the iconic “Make Way for Duckling” statues near Charles and Beacon Street.
  • Take a scenic Swan Boat ride around the Public Garden Lagoon.
  • Bring a frisbee and picnic supplies for a leisurely day on the grassy lawn.

Best Hotels near Boston Public Garden

Taj Boston

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Taj Boston is a landmark hotel at the corner of Arlington and Newbury Street. The hotel features a popular “Hours of Indulgence” in the evening, where you can mingle with other guests over charcuterie boards, canapes and wine and beer.

Want the best views of the Boston Public Garden? HotelsCombined visitors rave about the views in the Scenic Park View King Bed, which overlooks the garden and features a flat-screen TV and desk. The Park View Suite adds a separate bedroom and wood-burning fireplace.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The family-friendly Commonwealth View 2 Queen Beds with views overlooking the landmark Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.
  • A short walk from the luxury shops on Newbury Street.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 279 – USD 685
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 15 Arlington Street, Back Bay, Massachusetts, Boston, United States

Boston Park Plaza

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Contemporary and elegant, Boston Park Plaza is a historic hotel dating back to the 1920s. Solo travellers will find value in the cosy Run of the House rooms, while couples can upgrade to a Superior King or Queen with a Smart TV, black-out shades and a mini fridge. For a deep-soaking tub and spacious living area, splurge on a Presidential Suite.

Guests have access to Lynx Fitness, a health club with a gym and Topgolf Swing Suite, in addition to an on-site Starbucks and FedEx Business Center. Don’t miss the weekly “Live in the Library” sessions showcasing local musical talent or the specialty steaks at STRIP by Strega.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The extensive breakfast buffet, including Lobster Benedict, at Off The Common.
  • Access to a Topgolf Swing Suite with food and beverage service and state-of-the-art golf simulators.
  • The lively atmosphere and delicious pub fare at M.J. O’Connor’s Irish pub.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 127 – USD 1,149
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Back Bay, Massachusetts, Boston, United States

Hotel Location

Boston Common

Boston Common is the oldest public park in America, located in Boston’s city centre. Stroll around the 20-hectare park to soak up the beautiful scenery or attend one of the various events at Boston Common every year, including the annual “Duckling Day” on Mother’s Day.

Tips for Visiting Boston Common

  • Let the kids loose at the splash pool at Frog Pond, which turns into an ice-skating rink in winter.
  • Pay your respects at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which plants a Garden of Flags every Memorial Day.
  • Go shopping at the popular Newbury and Boylston streets nearby.

Best Hotels near Boston Common

Hyatt Regency Boston

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Hyatt Regency Boston offers a ‘no-car-required’ downtown location, only a 10-minute stroll from Faneuil Hall. Modern rooms feature Sealy pillow-top beds, self-guided yoga/meditation cards and complimentary in-room Dunkin Donuts coffee. For a separate living area, wet bar and private terrace, upgrade to the VIP Suite.

Avenue One Restaurant & Lounge features a menu full of fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Grab a pick-me-up at Avenue One Express before exploring the city or wind down with a glass of wine and slice of Boston cream pie at the Lobby Bar.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Made-to-order omelettes at the breakfast buffet and award-winning Boston chowder at Avenue One.
  • Delectable desserts, including fruit cobblers and tiramisu parfaits, at the Lobby Bar.
  • Within walking distance from major attractions and a direct connection to the MBTA train.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 169 – USD 953
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: One Avenue De Lafayette, Downtown Boston, Boston, United States

Boston Omni Parker House Hotel

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Boston Omni Parker House Hotel showcases old-world charm in its historic property, where over 500 rooms and suites feature custom cherry furnishings, plush robes, coffee makers and flat-screen HDTVs. Travelling with the kids? Upgrade to a Freedom Trail Family Suite for a children’s sleeping nook with bunk beds, bean bag chairs and a chalkboard wall.

Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre and Omni Kids Crew program and don’t miss a chance to sample a Boston Cream Pie at Parker’s Restaurant, the birthplace of this classic dessert. The Lash Hurrah features Bostonian whiskeys, while Parker’s Bar has pub fare and a fireplace.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • It’s America’s longest continuously operating hotel, dating back to 1855.
  • Home to the birthplace of the famous Boston Cream Pie.
  • Kids receive a complimentary backpack with activity books, crayons and games.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 93 – USD 619
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 60 School Street, Downtown Boston, Boston, United States

Hotel Location

Fenway Park

Fenway Park is America’s most beloved ballpark, hosting its first baseball game back in 1912. Baseball fans from around the world flock to this stadium to catch a Red Sox game, while its central location means you’ll find plenty of places around the stadium to enjoy pre and post-game food and drinks.

Tips for Visiting Fenway Park

  • Indulge in a Fenway Frank, a staple of the ballpark.
  • Take a tour of Fenway Park to get a behind-the-scenes look at Pesky’s Pole, the Green Monster and Lone Red Seat.
  • Grab a drink at Bleacher Bar, located below the bleachers of Fenway Park with a view of centrefield.

Best Hotels near Fenway Park

The Verb Hotel

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Adjacent from Fenway Park, The Verb Hotel is a retro-chic hotel with rock n’ roll collectables, an extensive vinyl library and music-inspired rooms. Stay cool in the seasonal outdoor pool or get work done poolside on the sundeck with free Wi-Fi access, then indulge in sushi, sake and ramen at Hojoko restaurant.

The Deluxe Balcony Queen room boasts two queen-size beds, rock n’ roll artwork and a private balcony area, while Stadium King rooms face Fenway Park. Added extras include flat-screen TVs with cable TV, mini fridges and Keurig coffee makers.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Each room includes access to the Groove vinyl lounge and Boston Sports Club.
  • Rooms include in-room record players and earplugs.
  • Afternoon snacks in the lobby and a coffee station available throughout the day.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 99 – USD 309
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1271 Boylston St, Fenway, Boston, United States

Hotel Commonwealth

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Hotel Commonwealth is a pet-friendly hotel set in Boston’s picturesque Back Bay. Fenway Guest Rooms face Fenway Park and include two queen-size beds or one king, as well as down pillows, plush robes and mini fridges. Feel like a night in? Smart TVs feature Google Chromecast with Netflix, Hulu and Showtime.

HotelsCombined visitors love the on-site dining options, from modern brasserie fare at the glamorous Eastern Standard to extensive seafood at Island Creek Oyster Bar. Burn those calories at the 24-hour fitness centre or enjoy some boutique shopping at the on-site Commonwealth shops.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • The expansive cocktail menu and elegant seating at The Hawthorne.
  • A 24-hour gym, business centre and in-room dining menu.
  • Opposite Kenmore Station, which offers direct subway access to downtown.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 169 – USD 528
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave., Fenway, Boston, United States

Hotel Location

Harvard Square

Although technically in Cambridge across the Charles River, Harvard Square is a must-see when visiting Boston. It’s not only home to the renowned Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in America, but also boasts a range of coffeehouses, independent bookstores and music stores.

Tips for Visiting Harvard Square

  • Take a student-led tour of Harvard Square on the Hahvahd Tour, the go-to unofficial university tour.
  • Browse the Harvard Art Museums, including the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler Museums.
  • See a classic movie at the Brattle Theatre, a historic landmark dating back to 1953.

Best Hotels near Harvard Square

The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square

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Sitting next to John F. Kennedy Park, The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square exudes New England vibes with luxe lodgings. Tech-savvy rooms feature fast Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Bose radios and in-mirror bathroom TVs. For a separate living area with a pull-out sofa, upgrade to a Deans Suite.

Escape the stress of urban life at Corbu Spa & Salon or swim laps in the indoor rooftop pool of Wellbridge Athletic Club. Dining includes an ever-changing menu of New England cuisine at Henrietta’s Table and Italian dishes at Benedetto. Don’t miss live jazz performances at Regattabar.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Sweeping views of Harvard Square and the Charles River from most rooms.
  • A list of organic treatments at the on-site spa.
  • The leather booths and Dirty Harry cocktails at the stylish Noir lounge and bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 199 – USD 961
Guest Rating: 9
Address: One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Harvard Square Hotel

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Harvard Square Hotel is next to Harvard University, only a 15-minute drive from Boston-Logan International Airport. Complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day in the Lobby Cafe, while the charming cafe, Flour, serves breakfast favourites.

Solo travellers and couples can get cosy in the One Full room, which features a pillow-top mattress, blackout blinds and mini fridge. Upgrade to the One King for a king-size bed or book the Two Double Beds room for ample space for your family.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A variety of room configurations to suit all travellers.
  • Within walking distance of local restaurants in Harvard Square.
  • A three-minute walk from the Harvard stop on the MBTA Red Line.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 189 – USD 339
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 110 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Hotel Location

Discover the Best of Boston at These Top Hotels

Make the most of your holiday in Boston by situating yourself near its top cultural sites and attractions. Complementing its rich history and charming neighbourhoods, Boston’s affordable and luxury hotels suit any style or budget. The most popular hotels include on-site restaurants, chic bars and multiple room types to accommodate solo travellers, couples and families.

Where do you want to stay in Boston? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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