Best Rooms: Located next to Berkeley St., Berkeley Residence is surrounded by equally tall buildings, so you won't find any great views.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Back Bay East
3.06 mi from University of Massachusetts Boston
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.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
3.11 mi from University of Massachusetts Boston
Best Rooms: The hotel is flanked by tall buildings, but if having a view is important to you, be sure to request a city view and stay away from inner-facing rooms with a view of an adjacent guest room.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Prudential - St. Botolph
3.17 mi from University of Massachusetts Boston
Best Rooms: To enjoy a great view of the Christian Science Plaza, be sure to request a room on the ground floor, facing Huntington Ave.
3.5 star hotel
3.24 mi from University of Massachusetts Boston
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.
Best Rooms: Queen rooms are located in three different areas of the hotel. Some of the rooms offer lovely views of Copley Square, while rooms in the center of the building don't have views, but are much quieter.
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.