This historic Massachusetts city has a hotel for all tastes – whether you’re into a former prison that’s been transformed into a boutique beauty or something a bit more classic.
Once you’ve finished exploring Boston and its fantastic attractions and nightlife, you’ll be more than happy to fall into bed in of these top hotels.
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This 19th-century mansion is now a beautifully restored guesthouse in Boston’s Back Bay with a perfect location for strolls on Newbury Street. The hotel has a top notch American art collection spread over its five floor, with stylish rooms to boot. Plus, you can also unwind in the hotel’s luxe library or serene urban courtyard.
Once a 1959 motor inn, The Verb Hotel is hands down one of the funkiest places you’ll ever rest your head. It’s a music-inspired boutique hotel with a retro vibe and 1960s and ‘70s artifacts everywhere you look, without being kitsch.
There’s a buzzing heated outdoor pool and a full vinyl library to browse.
With a super central location at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty is an outstanding hotel in a former jail building. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Charles River and the Boston skyline. The jail cells present in the aptly-named restaurant, CLINK, are now cozy nooks for dining.
Rooms at this Harvard Square beauty have a classic New England design, with the fluffiest bathrobes in town and marble bathrooms. Suite windows open to sweeping views of Harvard Square, Charles River, Cambridge or Boston.
It’s a popular choice for celebrities and politicians, with everyone from Barbra Streisand to former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton and Ben Affleck to even the Dalai Lama spending a night here.
Located in the Ames building, Boston’s first skyscraper, this hotel has heaps of history and even more style. Rooms have panoramic views of the Boston skyline, with many overlooking the historic Old State House and the Custom House Clock tower. Be sure to pay the locally-loved hotel restaurant a visit during your stay.
Hockey fans will be sure to appreciate the funky Bobby Orr suite, with memorabilia from Bobby and the Boston Bruins.
One of the city’s sleekest hotels, The Envoy is located in Boston’s Innovation neighborhood, with contemporary design throughout the hotel and trendy art features. The rooms are so slick you’ll want to move in (book a corner room if you can) and there’s a great gym.
Six floors up, the scene at the Lookout Rooftop bar is casual yet instantly cool.
A Downtown boutique hotel with an on-trend Peruvian sushi restaurant, The Godfrey Hotel is cool as can be. It’s all about the extra little touches here; from complimentary overnight shoeshine and same-day dry-cleaning to free bicycles, guided running tours of the city and yoga mats.