3.5 star hotel
Area: Cambridgeport, Cambridge
0.60 mi from Boston University
Best Rooms: For a good view of the river, request a room facing west on floors 10 - 16.
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.
3 star hotel
Area: Prudential - St. Botolph
1.57 mi from Boston University
Best Rooms: The side of the building facing Boylston St. offers decent city views. Rooms ending in *05 (i.e. 605, 705) sit at the corner of Blagden and Exeter Streets, and depending on how high of a floor you're on, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Charles River; these will likely be the best views offered from the hotel.
Best Rooms: The best view is of Harvard Square; this view is available in a variety of room types. Some rooms have a partial view of the Charles River, but there are mostly buildings in the view.
Best Rooms: For a good view of the river, request a room facing north on floors 4 - 5.
Best Rooms: All rooms on the top floor at Chandler Inn Hotel offer a nice view, which is of the surrounding buildings.