Hotels in Boston combine the city’s colonial past with its vibrant present. Stay at a Boston waterfront hotel and enjoy luxury on the Boston Harbor, or choose a chic boutique hotel in Back Bay and be just steps from world-class shopping on Newbury Street. Boston is a walking city with all of its main historical sites connected by the Freedom Trail, so wherever you decide to stay you’ll be close to some of the city’s oldest landmarks like the Boston Common, Paul Revere House and Old North Church. We’ll help you find the best hotels in Boston so all you have to worry about is where to get the best chowder.
Best Rooms: Harbor View rooms offer terrific views of ... well, Boston Harbor.
Best Rooms: Both sides of the building offer great views of either downtown or the river; towards the west, you can see Fenway Park. Every floor has at least two rooms with panoramic views that face the city. * The Superior rooms are on floors 23 and up.
Best Rooms: For the best water views, be sure to specifically book a River View room, and keep in mind that getting up to at least floor 25 will be ideal for these views. For city views, request any even-numbered room.
Best Rooms: The Skyline Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide incredible views of Boston's cityscape, especially if you're on a higher floor. If you don't feel like shelling out for the Skyline Suite, the Traditional Rooms with city views are a great option.
Best Rooms: You won't find much in the way of views at this hotel, because it's surrounded by buildings.
Best Rooms: The One Bedroom Suites located on the corners, with room numbers ending in *32 (e.g. 1432, 1532) and the Junior Suites ending in *73 (e.g. 1473, 1573), offer the best views of the Castle at Park Plaza and Columbus Avenue. Rooms facing Columbus Avenue offer great city views. The Junior Suites located on the corners offer views of St. James Avenue and the John Hancock Tower, which are spectacular at night.
Best Rooms: The side of the building facing south has some views of the Boston Wharf, while the north side faces Christopher Columbus Park and the harbor. For the best harbor views, you'll want to be in a room on the east side of the building.