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.
3 star hotel
Area: Thompson Square - Bunker Hill
0.89 mi from Boston Athenaeum
Best Rooms: Harbor View room types offer great waterfront views of the Boston Harbor.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Clarendon St. on floors 10 - 14 offer a good view of the city.
Best Rooms: Located next to Berkeley St., Berkeley Residence is surrounded by equally tall buildings, so you won't find any great views.
4 star hotel
Area: Prudential - St. Botolph
1.17 mi from Boston Athenaeum
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: Rooms at the front of the hotel have the best views of Newbury St., and these rooms can be booked in a variety of categories. The higher the floor, the better the view will be.
2.5 star hotel
Area: East Cambridge, Cambridge
1.28 mi from Boston Athenaeum
Best Rooms: Located along the highway and surrounded by other buildings, views at Hampton Inn Boston Cambridge are limited. However, rooms on floors 6 - 7 facing Monsignor O'Brien Highway offer a better city view.