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Boston, MA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in Boston using the list and search tools below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Boston, MA for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most popular Boston, Massachusetts hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Boston area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Boston hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find Boston Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Boston Meeting

The Boston center point is about the area of Old State House and the area of Boston City Hall.

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Founded in 1630 by Puritans from England, there's a plethora of history in the city. Important historical events such as the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre both occurred here. Once the town gained independence from Great Britain, they began to thrive as a city. Boston is also known as a city of "firsts." They invented the first public park in 1634, the first public school in the United States (Boston Latin School) in 1635, and the first subway system in 1897.

There are many prestigious universities in the area, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston University, and Brandeis University. This makes Boston known as an international center when it comes to medicine and higher education. It's also known as a world leader in entrepreneurship and innovation. Boston claims to have one of the highest costs of living in the nation, while continuing to rank on the list of desirable places to live year after year. The scenic Boston Harbor is a popular place to take a sailboat out on a warm summer day. More from this guide...

"I would recommend visiting from April to September"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Boston is a truly great city. I would recommend visiting from April to September. That is when the city is most lively and beautiful in my opinion. People tend to hibernate in the winter there a little bit. There are tons of colleges: Northeastern, Harvard, Boston University, Emerson, and Boston College to name a few. There is plenty of night life as a result. If you like baseball, you must check out Fenway park as its a classic and like no other park. Boylston and Newberry street is where you'll find the best shopping and restaurants. I would also recommend taking the subway (T) to Harvard square one day.

Boston Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

The Boxer Hotel : 107 Merrimac St. 107 Merrimac St., Boston, MA 02114 Website
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 9 floors in property
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
The Liberty Hotel in Boston 215 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114 Website
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 16 floors
From$229
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Revere Hotel 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 Website
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
From$133
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Boston Park Plaza - Boston 50 Park Plaza at Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116 Website
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$219
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Ames Boston Hotel 1 Court St., Boston, MA 02108
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$219
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Marriott Custom House : 3 Mckinley Sq.
+1-800-881-1523
3 Mckinley Sq., Boston, MA 02109
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 84 suites
From$149
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Langham Boston - Boston 250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Nine Zero Hotel
+1-888-690-5281
90 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108
  • High end Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$199
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Fifteen Beacon : 15 Beacon St.
+1-800-230-4134
15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 60 rooms in property
From$275
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 OM
From$210
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
The Godfrey Hotel Boston 505 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
From$190
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Intercontinental Boston 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in property
From$259
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Ritz Carlton Boston Common
+1-800-881-1523
10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in property
From$195
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116
  • Four-star hotel
  • Hotel has 6 floors
From$329
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront in Boston 3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
  • Four-star Oceanfront property
  • 150 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$200
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Battery Wharf Hotel Three Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
  • 4-star Oceanfront property
  • 9 conference rooms in property
From$179
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
W Boston 100 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in property
From$199
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Four Seasons Boston
+1-888-690-5247
200 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$295
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown / Seapor : 370 Congress St.
+1-888-305-3366
370 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$229
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel - Boston 138 Saint James Ave., Boston, MA 02116
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 383 rooms in property
From$299
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Seaport Boston Hotel
+1-800-997-5149
1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
  • Four star Convention Center hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
From$149
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel in Boston 154 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 225 rooms in property
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston - Cambridge 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142 ~1.07 miles northwest of Boston
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
Hotel Marlowe a Kimpton Hotel : 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
+1-800-997-5148
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02141 ~1.10 miles northwest of Boston
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in property
From$129
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Element Boston Seaport by Westin in Boston 391 395 D St., Boston, MA 02210
  • 3 star property
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When to Visit Boston, MA

The best time to visit the city is from June to October. Summer is a popular time of year, and it's no wonder why. Visitors can take in a baseball game at the famous Fenway Park while eating peanuts and drinking a beer. There are a variety of outdoor concerts to listen to every week while enjoying the warm weather at night. The large amount of outdoor cafes makes grabbing lunch more of an event than a meal as you sit in the sun, people watching while you drink your iced tea.

Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Boston because the leaves are starting to change colors and fall on the ground. The cooler weather will be a nice break from the hot summer, and you'll still find yourself reasonably comfortable walking around outside. Hotel fares will start to decrease as the tourists go home for the summer. The Boston Film Festival takes places in September, which is a great way to see the local talent through their short films. In October, celebrate Oktoberfest Boston-style as the beer flows around you and local food is sold to satisfy your appetite.

Winter is the least desirable time to go due to the weather, but if that's not a significant factor for you, you'll enjoy largely discounted hotel rooms. Just make sure you bundle up, and then head out to explore. The Boston Tea Party Reenactment happens every December, which is a fun and interactive way to visualize what you've read about it before. In February, a big Chinese New Year celebration takes place in the area. Learn about another culture, watch the fireworks, and taste Chinese food. The bonus is that fewer tourists will be around to compete with for space.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Boston, MA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Boston

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Boston, MA. Analyze these illustrations to determine the most cost effective time period to book in Boston for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Choices in Boston, MA

4 Star Average Prices: $232.29

Treat yourself to a luxurious stay in one of Boston's many fine hotels. At Fifteen Beacon, each room comes equipped with a fireplace and flat-screen television to enjoy. The fitness center and spa are free to use, and babysitting can be provided for a fee. Room service is available 24 hours to satisfy any midnight munchies you may have after exploring all day. In case someone forgot to pack an item, shopping is available on site to help remedy the situation. Pets are also allowed, so feel free to bring your furry friends to enjoy the stay with you.

The name Ritz-Carlton is associated with glamour, so it's no surprise guests will be treated like kings and queens here. Each air-conditioned room features a main bar, video-game consoles, and wireless internet access. A health club and indoor pool are available so you can get your exercise in. An in-house restaurant is available for a fine-dining experience, as well as a lounge to read in afterwards or have a nightcap. The hotel is located centrally in Boston, and only minutes away from the Boston Opera House to take in a show. The Boston Public Garden is also nearby, which is beautiful in the spring.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Boston

Affordable Hotel Options in Boston, MA

3 Star Average Prices: $127.07

Staying in a big city doesn't have to be expensive. The Boston Fenway Inn provides rooms for a low price and even includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Free wireless internet access is provided to keep guests updated and digitally connected. There's also a business center for last minute meetings that need to be held. Nearby sits the Berklee College of Music with its beautiful campus to walk around. Fenway Park is also within walking distance so guests won't be late to the game. You'll be able to get there plenty early to get your peanuts and popcorn.

The 40 Berkley Hostel is another smart place to stay when trying to save money. Each guest room has free Wi-Fi available, and the business center and front desk are both open 24 hours a day. The rooms also have desks for those who prefer to get their work done privately. Enjoy the views from the terrace at night. Located in the South End of Boston, it's a walkable distance to get to the John Hancock Tower and the Hancock Conference Center. Once you're done exploring that, head to the Boston Public Garden to literally and figuratively smell the roses.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Boston

2 Star Average Prices: $87.16

2 Star Hotel Prices in Boston

Boston: Real Discounts

For those looking to save and have a AAA membership, stay at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Members will get up to 20% off select hotel rooms. All rooms come with flat-screen televisions and air-conditioning, which is needed in the summer. Each room also comes with free wireless internet and a pillow top bed. Relax in the steam room after tough workout at the health club. There are three restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop for snacks. Located in the Seaport District, you'll be close to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the World Trade Center.

Best Value Options in Boston, MA

If you're looking to spend a reasonable amount while still having money left over, plan a stay at the Boston Park Plaza. Each air-conditioned room comes with a pillow top bed and an LED television. Free wireless internet is available, and concierge services are there to help you plan your trip. For businesses planning a large event, take advantage of renting out the huge space available for meeting rooms. There's also a 24 hour business center for individual workers to get work done in peace. Located near the hotel are the George Washington State and Boston Common.

A stay at the Midtown Hotel will have you right in the middle of the action in Boston. Centrally located, it's near the Hynes Convention Center, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Boston Symphony Hal, so there's plenty of activities to choose from. All rooms have desks and safes to keep your precious belongings locked up. There's a seasonal outdoor pool to swim in during the warmer weather. A hair salon is available on site should a hair emergency occur at the last minute, or if it's just time to get your color touched up.

Top Attractions to Visit in Boston, MA

Being outdoors in Boston's warm summers is a popular choice to take full advantage of the weather. One of the most popular activities to do is to catch the Boston Red Sox play a baseball game at Fenway Park. Grab your warm peanuts and your glove ready to catch a ball. If no games are playing, tours are available to get a behind the scenes look at the field and stadium. Visit the merchandise shop afterwards to load up on Red Sox gear to proudly wear to the next game, or just around the city.

The Freedom Trail is another popular activity. While it's often crowded in the summer, it's worth all the elbow bumping to go on it. This 2.5 mile-long trail is self-guided, and will take you on the path of the famous American Revolution. The trail begins at America's oldest public park, Boston Common, and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument. Allow several hours to get through the whole trail and stop to read each sign explaining what's being shown. Many historical spots are located along this trail, and it's a great way to see some of Boston's history.

Boston is a city that has much to offer year-round. While summer and fall may be the more popular times to come due to the weather, any time is worth the visit. Educate yourself on the city's history by seeing historic reenactments, find historic landmarks on the Freedom Trail, and participate in local events like film festivals. No visit to Boston would be complete without a visit to Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox baseball team. No matter what your budget is, it's not hard to find a hotel with a great location and good amenities.

Verified reviews of the city of Boston

Below are reviews of the city of Boston, MA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Historical Sites"
Score 5.0 / 5

The historical sites are the draw

, from 12-Jul-2016
"Amazing Place To Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

Just the City itself. Clean organized, historic, well defined for tourists and above all helpful people.

, from 09-Jun-2016
"Really Enjoyed It"
Score 5.0 / 5

We took a duck boat tour. It was outstanding. Very historical. The USS Constitution was fantastic. Our High School students loved it. We took in a Red Sox game. No place like Fenway. And I am a New Yorker saying that.

, from 18-Apr-2016
"Wonderful!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Boston is a wonderful town to just walk around. Even in the winter month of January, our group was able to take in the Freedom trail, and other walking destinations. The public transit was awesome!

, from 01-Feb-2016
"Visitor Friendly"
Score 5.0 / 5

I highly recommend going to the Quincy Market and North End.

, from 27-Dec-2015
"Boston is a Great City"
Score 4.0 / 5

We visited Fisher College, Northeastern, Boston University, and did the "Colleges of the Fenway" Tour. Boston is a great city and Quincy market is a must see.

, from 23-Oct-2015
"I Enjoyed Myself"
Score 4.0 / 5

The ease of transportation and the sheer courtesy of people was wonderful.

, from 18-Oct-2015
"Good Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice warf area and Boston Commons was also good.

, from 14-Oct-2015
"Love Boston"
Score 5.0 / 5

The African American Museum and the Black Heritage Trail were both great!

, from 29-Jul-2015
"Meetings in Boston"
Score 5.0 / 5

As a cultural and historic destination, Boston is a major draw for meeting and convention delegates and the city is growing at an exciting pace. There are nearly three dozen hotel projects planned in Greater Boston, with a potential for over 3,000 new rooms in the next two three years and more than half the rooms are planned for the South Boston Waterfront near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Additionally, a modernized Logan Airport and flexible, environmentally friendly venues and convention centers make it an ideal location for meetings. The possibilities for meetings are varied and unique including the Museum of Science, The Boston Public Library, Fenway Park (home of Boston's beloved Red Sox), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, New England Aquarium and more. May through October is the peak season in Boston and Meeting Planners will find excellent values in Boston from November through April.

, from 29-Jun-2015
"Shopper's Delight"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great shopping plaza with different restaurants and stores. I also enjoyed the Boston historic area and Faneuil Hall marketplace.

, from 13-Apr-2015
"Enjoyed a Tour of the City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Visited the Harvard campus and one of the oldest cities in the U.S. We did a duck tour to see some of the historical sites in Boston and it was a lot of fun!

, from 10-Apr-2015
"Wonderful Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the historical sights, Harvard natural history Museum, Duck trolley, USS Constitution, Aquarium, and the ease of public transportation.

, from 17-Feb-2015
"Water Adventures"
Score 4.0 / 5

The whale watching and aquarium are a must see!

, from 11-Aug-2014
"Fun Activities"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is a nice city. Some of the activities that we enjoyed were the Red Sox game, Fenway Tour, Duck Tours, Quincy Market, and Blue Man Group. Wasn't a fan of the traffic though, it seemed to not move at times.

, from 02-Aug-2014
"Boston is Fantastic."
Score 5.0 / 5

The city of Boston for me is absolutely fantastic. Clean, friendly, and safe. Difficult to leave after a short stay, but I am considering relocating based upon this past visit and two previous. It just has gotten better and better. It is so very alive and vibrant.

, from 06-Jul-2014
"Boston equals Red Soxs"
Score 4.0 / 5

One word: Fenway Park.

, from 25-Jun-2014
"Castle Island"
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved the trolley tour, the kindness of staff in the various shopping places and the peace of Castle Island.

, from 05-May-2014
"BAA (Boston Athletic Association) Marathon Super Charges this City!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Electric during BAA Marathon!

, from 23-Apr-2014
"Walkable City"
Score 4.0 / 5

The ability to walk almost anywhere!

, from 14-Apr-2014
"Lots of Great Places"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston in general is a great city, Quincy Market, Fenway and all the colleges.

, from 08-Apr-2014
"Boston Pride"
Score 5.0 / 5

People on the street were very friendly and helpful. Asking for directions or suggestions on where to get the best Boston experience, we found Bostonians to be exceptional. And let's not forget the amazing history, so many 'firsts'. Wish I had more time here.

, from 06-Apr-2014
"Navigation Nightmare"
Score 4.0 / 5

Worst traffic I have ever seen. Missing road signs. I don't believe I will be back.

, from 14-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Boston, MA shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 24 reviews
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