The 6 best hotels in Boston

The Best Hotels in Boston

Boston, known as ‘America’s walking city’, is situated on Massachusetts Bay and is one of the most historic cities in the United States. It has something for everyone with its rich history, art, music, theatre, green spaces, and many museums. 

Boston is smaller than many other major American cities, allowing you to appreciate the many intricate and finer details on offer. Wander down cobblestone streets on a Freedom Trail walking tour and take in the awe-inspiring, old-world architecture, visiting places that were instrumental in the fight for independence during the American revolution. 

Check out the city’s top shopping at Faneuil Hall, and Newbury Street’s numerous boutiques and restaurants. If you’re feeling sporty, you can catch a Red Sox game from the bleachers of the famous Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and take in the immense ‘Green Monster’ – the park’s famous 37-foot-2-inch-high left field wall. 

A visit to Boston is a must, and finding the right base is essential for the perfect vacation. Below we take a look at some of the best hotels the city has to offer.

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The 6 Best 5-star Hotels in Boston

1. Boston Harbor Hotel

Located in the historic Rowes Wharf Harbor where the cityscape gives way to the Boston Harbor waters, this popular, five-star hotel boasts comfort and luxury that will make your Boston stay unforgettable. From the inviting ambiance of the marble-floored lobby to the warm, accommodating staff and stylish yet comfortable furnishings, it really is the ideal home away from home.

Each room and suite provide incredible views of the waterfront and harbor or Boston cityscape. Popular among couples, don’t miss a romantic sunset view over the wharf from your room, spanning stunning hues of red and orange across the sky. 

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or evening meal at the world-class Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, or some much-needed pampering at the spa and fitness centre. 

Boston Harbor Hotel is within walking distance to many attractions including the New England Aquarium, Children’s Museum, Trolley Tours, Paul Revere House, Freedom Trail and Whale Watching, as well as numerous shopping areas and the Historic North End.

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2. The Eliot Suite Hotel

Situated in Boston’s quintessentially Bostonian neighborhood, Back Bay, this historic, boutique-style hotel was built in 1925 and boasts spacious, elegantly decorated rooms adorned with beautiful fabrics, complete with marble bathrooms, soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs and comfortable beds with luxurious down comforters.

The grand marble entrance lobby of the Eliot Suite Hotel will take your breath away, where upon your arrival you will be met with incredible, personalized guest service ensuring that all your needs are met making you feel like a welcomed friend rather than a hotel guest.

The hotel features the restaurant Uni which has a Japanese sushi bar and small plates. Close to Charles River and Fenway Park, as well as Boston Common and Boston Public Garden where the city’s natural beauty can be appreciated.

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3. Four Seasons Boston

The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston is located by the Victorian brownstone homes of the Back Bay neighborhood with top attractions just moments away. With a modern, redbrick exterior leading to a grand lobby with eye-catching, geometric marble flooring and sparkling chandeliers, you are met with a feeling of spaciousness and calm – the epitome of luxury. Don’t miss the extra touches, including a platter of freshly made banana cake with white chocolate by the reception desk.

Rooms echo hints of Art-Deco style with large windows providing a light, airy space to relax and grand marble bathrooms. 

Four Seasons Boston has an indoor fitness centre and spa where you can enjoy a selection of massage therapies, a hot tub and a pool overlooking the stunning Boston Public Garden. Be sure to catch one of the top touring Broadway shows, ballet or other quality cultural presentations in the magnificent Boston Opera House, just 750 yards from the hotel.

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4. InterContinental Boston

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, this newly renovated luxury hotel situated on the waterfront in historic downtown Boston is set apart from other downtown hotels with its grand, contemporary design. 

With a range of rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning waterfront or cityscape views, elegant furnishings and modern technology, rooms at the InterContinental Boston are the embodiment of class with attention to detail that ensures a perfectly comfortable stay. 

Relax and unwind in the full-service spa, pool and fitness centre and indulge in various dining options including Province-inspired cuisine under grand chandeliers at the Miel Brasserie Provençale, or signature cocktails at the lively RumBa Rum and Champagne bar. In the heart of the city, this hotel is close to everything, including Boston Public Garden, numerous museums, and hundreds of nearby eateries.

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5. Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boasting individually decorated rooms, Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston’s rich history and elegance since 1912. Located in Boston’s Back Bay, this four-diamond hotel is moments away from top attractions, shops and restaurants, including the unique boutiques at Newbury Street and the Freedom Trail. 

Rooms have a classy, old-world yet modern style in keeping with the hotel’s rich history and location with a flat-screen TV and minibar. The hotel also offers a gift shop, as well as a modern fitness centre, and a business centre with computers and high-speed internet.

Dine in style at one of Boston’s best dining locations in the Fairmont’s OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, featuring mouth-watering dishes with locally inspired ingredients.

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6. The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Situated at the bottom of Beacon Hill and overlooking the Charles River, this extraordinary hotel was once the Charles Street Jail and therefore holds awe-inspiring historic architecture. Just steps away from Faneuil Hall shopping, restaurants and attractions such as Kendall Square and the Museum of Science.

The Liberty boasts a breath-takingly grand atrium with gigantic arched windows and comfortable rooms with phenomenal views of the city skyline and the Charles River.

The hotel also features a selection of on-site gourmet dining options, including a taste of Italy at Scampo, local cuisine at Clink as well as unique cocktails at Alibi (try the ‘Spicy Inmate’ with ghost tequila, triple sec, lime and agave) and an extensive wine offering at The Liberty Bar.

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