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Boston, MA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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

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. 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/Accommodations

The Boxer
+1-888-389-4121
107 Merrimac St., Boston, MA 02114
  • The Bulfinch Hotel Boston is a boutique hotel with clean contemporary flair housed in a beautiful, flatiron building and located downtown in the Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood. The property provides personal service and upscale contemporary accommodations in a completely renovated historic building built over a century ago. The Bulfinch is within walking distance of popular local attractions such as Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, the New England Aquarium, and more.
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 03:00 PM
From$109
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Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill - Boston
+1-888-675-2083
5 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 Website
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 4 conference rooms in property
From$75
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Global Luxury Suites at Seaport : 315 a St.
+1-800-716-8490
315 a St., Boston, MA 02210
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$219
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
+1-800-805-5223
3 Mckinley Sq., Boston, MA 02109
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 84 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great location
  • Clean Rooms
From$149
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Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston : 54 68 Devonshire St.
+1-888-965-1860
54 68 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02109
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00PM
From$219
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Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
+1-888-788-5576
161 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02110
  • High end hotel
  • 178 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$50
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Boston Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston
+1-888-897-9207
60 School St., Boston, MA 02108
  • The Boston Omni Parker House Hotel’s location makes it a great place from which to do business and to revel in Boston’s great theater and sports traditions. When visitors cross the threshold of the magnificent sculpted bronze doors, it’s an escape from bustling Boston to timeless beauty combined with modern amenities and conveniences. Located literally on the Freedom Trail, this property offers guests the opportunity to experience the history of downtown Boston from a regal hotel.
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 551 rooms
From$99
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Harborside Inn Of Boston - Boston
+1-888-311-4278
185 State St., Boston, MA 02109
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 116 rooms
  • Near to public transport, according to 100%
  • Location is superb
From$199
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The Langham, Boston
+1-888-469-4795
250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 16 meeting rooms in property
From$160
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Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall in Boston
+1-888-734-9421
89 Broad St., Boston, MA 02110
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 362 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$119
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Boston Marriott Long Wharf
+1-888-841-5292
296 State St., Boston, MA 02109
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 7 floors in property
  • Rooms in need of an update
  • Relatively high internet cost
From$279
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Boston Harbor Hotel
+1-888-455-5160
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 10 meeting rooms
  • Good access to the airport, said 100%
  • Gorgeous guest rooms
From$325
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The Godfrey Hotel Boston in Boston
+1-888-965-8297
505 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$129
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InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel in Boston
+1-888-906-6358
510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • 424 rooms in hotel
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
From$350
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Hyatt Regency Boston
+1-888-749-6785
1 Ave. De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
From$125
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Onyx Boston Downtown : 155 Portland St.
+1-888-878-9982
155 Portland St., Boston, MA 02114
  • High end Downtown property
  • 6 floors in property
From$55
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Hotel Indigo Boston Garden
+1-888-389-4485
280 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 72 rooms in hotel
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Staff was very friendly and accommodating
From$113
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Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston : 8 Harrison Ave.
+1-888-389-4121
8 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 39 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$139
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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston in Boston
+1-888-675-2083
10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$195
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Citizenm Boston North Station : 70 Causeway St.
+1-800-716-8490
70 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 14:00
From$150
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The Envoy Hotel : 70 Sleeper St.
+1-800-805-5223
70 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210
  • High end hotel
  • 2 suites in hotel
From$190
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Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront : 3 Battery Wharf
+1-888-965-1860
3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109
  • Expensive Oceanfront property
  • Gym is available on property
From$200
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Apartments in Watermark Seaport by LYX in Boston
+1-888-788-5576
85 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
  • Midscale hotel
  • 15 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
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Global Luxury Suites at Massachusetts General - Boston
+1-888-897-9207
4 Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$199
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Moxy by Marriott Boston in Boston
+1-888-311-4278
240 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Four-star property
  • Check in: 15:00
From$90
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W Boston, a Marriott Hotel : 100 Stuart St.
+1-888-469-4795
100 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 15 floors in hotel
  • AC was pretty loud
  • Great concierge service
From$199
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Four Seasons Hotel Boston in Boston
+1-888-734-9421
200 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Good pool
  • Most guests loved the menu selection
From$295
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The Liberty, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston - Boston
+1-888-841-5292
215 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in property
From$189
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Global Luxury Suites at West End
+1-888-455-5160
175 Blossom St. Boston Ma 02114 Usa, Boston, MA 02114
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 04:00 PM
From$169
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The Whitney Hotel in Boston
+1-888-965-8297
170 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 65 rooms in hotel
From$299
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown in Boston
+1-888-906-6358
275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 3 star property
  • Approx. half of guests said the breakfast was too expensive
  • Terrific location
From$229
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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown/Seaport in Boston
+1-888-749-6785
370 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 6 floors
From$189
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Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston
+1-888-878-9982
200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 30 suites
From$149
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DoubleTree by Hilton Boston - Downtown
+1-888-389-4485
821 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Almost all guests were happy with the price
  • The majority of guests said the bathroom was dirty
From$99
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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf - Boston
+1-888-389-4121
34 44 Charles River Ave., Boston, MA 02129
  • Affordable Oceanfront property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • Great family vacation
From$99
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Oakwood at One India Street
+1-888-675-2083
1 India St., Boston, MA 02109
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 94 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$169
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The Bostonian Boston
+1-800-716-8490
26 North St., Boston, MA 02109
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 14 suites in hotel
From$169
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Fifteen Beacon
+1-800-805-5223
15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
  • Driver available
  • Exquisite amenities
From$365
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Milner Hotel
+1-888-965-1860
78 Charles St. South, Boston, MA 02116
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Most guests thought the facilities needed updating
From$109
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Kimpton Nine Zero, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
90 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$250
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Global Luxury Suites at Emerson Place - Boston
+1-888-897-9207
10 Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
Oakwood at E Devonshire
+1-888-311-4278
1 Devonshire Place, Boston, MA 02109
  • Midscale property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$90
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Oakwood at the Lofts at the Atlantic Wharf
+1-888-469-4795
530 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check in: 15:30
From$90
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Global Luxury Suites at Boston Garden
+1-888-734-9421
101 Canal St., Boston, MA 02114
  • 3-star property
From$169
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Global Luxury Suites at the Financial District in Boston
+1-888-841-5292
120 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Four star hotel
  • Check-in: 4pm
From$229
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Global Luxury Suites at the Commonwealth : 1 Longfellow Place
+1-888-455-5160
1 Longfellow Place, Boston, MA 02214
  • Four star hotel
From$255
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Global Luxury Suites at China Town
+1-888-965-8297
660 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 12 suites in hotel
From$265
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Global Luxury Suites at the Theatre District : 99 Kneeland St.
+1-888-906-6358
99 Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 19 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$209
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Yotel - Boston
+1-888-749-6785
65 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$80
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Global Luxury Suites at Boston Common : Global Luxury Suites at Boston Common
+1-888-878-9982
Global Luxury Suites at Boston Common, Boston, MA 02114
  • 4 star hotel
  • 3 rooms in hotel
From$199
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Boston Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Boston, MA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Boston hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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.

When should I visit Boston?

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.

What are some 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

What are the most 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

Where are the Best Hotel Discounts in Boston, MA?

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.

What are the 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.

What are the 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.

Boston, MA summarized

Seen as the foremost New England city, Boston never fails to impress with historic features like its old neighborhoods, blossoming parks and its revolutionary spirit. In addition to that, if the number of illustrious bars is anything to go by, a pub crawl should be a major highlight of your Boston visit. Taking on the Freedom Trail takes the best of Boston sights in one overwhelming exploration of America's finest moments during the revolt against Britain. The historic path takes you through churches, museums and burial grounds, among other significant sites. Boston Common, the oldest park in the United States, is the launch pad for this ultimate Boston sightseeing activity. Another slice of Boston's culture awaits right across the Charles River where an elite league of universities and colleges hold fort. Harvard University proves to be an essential stopover with its stately buildings and six museums. The cafés and pubs in the area, however, put you in a better position to soak up Boston's endearing qualities.

'In Philadelphia, they ask a man who his parents are. In New York, they ask a man how much he earns. In Boston, they ask a man how much he knows.
Mark Twain, the greatest novelist and documenter of American spirit, described the worth of Boston to America in this hilarious comparison. 

Of course, it may be overstated or even exaggerated, but it must be conceded that Boston is a city given to learning, to knowledge and to liberty of one's thoughts. There are solid reasons why it is often called as the Home of Modern America, the Athens of America or the Home of Freedom. The city has played an instrumental part in the struggle for independence of millions of Americans. Boston Tea Party still evokes memories of wrath, insurgence and a knowledge of one's rights. The fact that H. D. Thoreau once called Boston the only sane city in America wouldn't now come as a surprise to many. 

The traditional image of Boston - that of a city that celebrates intellect and despises inanities is still largely intact today. That's however, should not be read in way of criticism but in way of laudation. Bostonians still love to indulge in intellectual pastimes and Massachusetts is still home to some of the finest educational institutions in the world. Tourists who are making grand plans to visit Boston in near future would be best advised to stay informed about the tourism scenes that includes Boston hotels, restaurants, sights and transport options. 

Living Cheap in Boston 

It's quite possible to live on meek monetary resources even in a large and global city like Boston. It would be foolish to imagine that Boston would provide the best of worldly facilities to guests who do not wish to pay requisite prices, but it would certainly be reasonable to expect Boston to offer good, decent and safe accommodation options to tourists who want to save up on their travel expenses. 

Cheap hotels are not far and few between in Boston. But the converse is not necessarily true, either. Boston hotels observe a curious trend where a large concentration of hotel establishments seems to be located in one common price region “ that of moderation. This means that almost every other hotel in Boston is moderately costly “ not too cheap, not too expensive. 
The Inn at Longwood Medical is a famous landmark in Boston, located just opposite the Longwood Medical building. It offers friendly and comfortable experience of lodging to tourists, without costing them too much. 

Charlesmark Hotel is another fine example in the long list of cheap hotels that Boston houses. The Midtown Hotel and Ramada Boston will also be nice picks, if one isn't too willing to pay hefty hotel prices elsewhere. 

Extravagance thy Name be Boston

Boston is not generally considered to be a city of excess, opulence or extravagance, except when it comes to intellectual matters. Luxury hotels in Boston, however, seem to have a crack at shattering this low-key profile of Boston by offering some of the most lavish and the costliest suites to their guests. 

XV Beacon Hotel takes the top spot in our list of posh hotels in Boston that can give any palace in the world a tough run for their money. The Liberty Hotel and Ames Boston also manage to woo their wealthy patrons with utmost heights of comfort, opulence and extravagance. 

Regular features of brands in this segment “ Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton and Marriott also make proper representation of their styles and strategies in Boston, through their flagship properties. 

Not to Be Missed Attractions of Boston

When in Boston, act like Bostonians. That may well be a borrowed cliche, but it applies in fullness to Boston. 
That's precisely why, tourists should adopt a typically Bostonian option while sightseeing in Boston. This means managing their time perfectly, not being too flashy about their business and keeping an overall crouched profile. 

The Freedom Trail is perhaps the best known and most revered attraction in Boston. The trail documents and decorates the fight for independence that Americans had to endure and reiterates the importance of harmony, freedom, liberty and hard work. 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts is a definite pleaser for art lovers. Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will again be able to rekindle the flames of passion for the country, and the desire to break the shackles of oppression. Boston Public Library “ housed in an august building of stately stature “ is a sure fire charmer for the lovers of letters and literature. 

Ball game fans can straight head to the famed Fenway Park where many records have been set, and more have been broken. New England Holocaust Memorial is a solemn ode to the millions who lost their lives and spirits during the World War II. JFK Presidential Museum and Library presents a true cellar of knowledge and nostalgia to those who have lived through the 60's. 

Things to Remember Before Seeing Boston Sights 

For tourists, Boston can be an overwhelming experience, because of the high number of historic and cultural sights scattered around the city.

The best course of action, to get the most out of your trip to Boston, is to make a pre-planned itinerary that will help you decide the priority order of various sights. It's quite probable that you won't be able to have a go at all the sights in Boston in one trip. So, enjoying the sights you can visit the most makes quite a lot of sense. 

Ideal Time to Travel to Boston 

Summer months make for the most enjoyable period of activity for tourists to visit Boston. 
However, steep hotel room tariff means it may just be out of budget for many tourists. So, traveling to Boston in mid-fall (September) can also be a good idea, as the weather is mildly refreshing and you can walk around the city, soaking all the essence of Bostonian life. Traveling to Boston in winter is a big no-no, as temperatures can stay below the freezing point for weeks.

FAQs about hotels in Boston

What are the most favored hotels in Boston?

Global Luxury Suites at Seaport, The Boxer and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Boston?

The Langham, Boston, Boston Harbor Hotel and InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Boston city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Boston?

The Boxer, Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, and Global Luxury Suites at Seaport are the properties closest to Boston city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Boston cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Boston can be as cheap as $87.16 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Boston cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Boston has been $127.07 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Boston cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Boston has been $232.29 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Boston?

Global Luxury Suites at Seaport, The Boxer and Club Quarters Hotel in Boston are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Boston?

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, Boston Marriott Long Wharf and Moxy by Marriott Boston are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Boston?

InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel, Hotel Indigo Boston Garden and Kimpton Nine Zero, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Boston, MA?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Boston, MA excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Suffolk, city of Cambridge

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
March 1, 2022 June 30, 2022 $281.00 $79.00
July 1, 2022 August 31, 2022 $264.00 $79.00
September 1, 2022 September 30, 2022 $309.00 $79.00

Verified reviews of the city of Boston

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

"Historic, clean hotel."
Score 5.0 / 5

Very historic. Clean. Great restaurants. Friendly people.

Dorothea B., from 09-Apr-2022
"Historic tours & great restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Historic tours, great restaurants, a great college town.

Christine S., from 05-Apr-2022
"West End Johnnies! Service and food were great!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Went to a Bruins game and then had an excellent dinner at West End Johnnies. Service and food were great!

Melissa M., from 29-Mar-2022
"City of Boston is very lovely and pretty!"
Score 4.0 / 5

City of Boston is very lovely and pretty!

Kem W., from 27-Mar-2022
"Clean hotel in a great area."
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean, felt safe to walk around later in the evening and early morning. Excellent restaurants and historic sites close to the hotel.

Pamela C., from 01-Mar-2022
"Loved the harbor and sea port!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved the harbor and sea port.

Maryann C., from 03-Feb-2022
"The Food!!!!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The food !!!! Mike's Bakery is a must when visiting.

Patricia W., from 19-Jan-2022
"Boston is so exciting!"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's an exciting city!

Jon G., from 16-Dec-2021
"Many Great Dining Choices!!!"
Score 5.0 / 5

North End, Beacon Hill, Capital Burger, Dirty Water Dough for pizza, Atlantic Seafood, and King & I for Thai. City is very clean and easy to get around. Friendly people!

Patricia C., from 12-Dec-2021
"Excellent!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Excellent!

James L., from 02-Dec-2021
"Great Downtown!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great downtown. ICA museum was very cutting edge. Good restaurants.

Michael S., from 13-Nov-2021
"Awesome Area!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Historical sites, Freedom Trail, Boston Marathon!

Lloyd W., from 02-Nov-2021
"Shopping and restaurants "
Score 5.0 / 5

The shopping and restaurants

Dan S., from 15-Dec-2019
"Great Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love Boston and visit frequently. I love being able to walk or take a quick uber ride to anything I need. I live in a city normally, but Boston is a lot bigger and offers more variety. I especially love the vegan restaurants and the music scene.

Savannah P., from 24-Oct-2019
"Travel"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were there for the Head of the Charles Regatta which is a fabulous event! Traffic in Boston and leaving Mass. was not!

Marie L., from 22-Oct-2019
"Event"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were there for the Head of the Charles Regatta which is a fabulous event! Traffic in Boston and leaving Mass. was not!

Marie L., from 22-Oct-2019
"Convenient"
Score 4.0 / 5

very east to get around

David H., from 22-Oct-2019
"Nic"
Score 5.0 / 5

I will come and stay again

Elizabeth S., from 20-Oct-2019
"Lovely Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is a beautiful city and we (a group of us for our 55 class reunion) enjoy visiting the city very much.

Elizabeth S., from 20-Oct-2019
"Freedom Trail"
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved the easy access to the Freedom trail! Loved touring the USS Constitution, Paul Reveres House, North Church and had lunch at Cheers! All in walking distance from our hotel.

Cheryl D., from 24-Sep-2019
"Historical sites"
Score 5.0 / 5

Many historical sites to visit and the New England Aquarium was amazing.

Louanne L., from 20-Aug-2019
"Our group Stay "
Score 5.0 / 5

Very clean and such a small town feel for such a big city...lovely!

Karen U., from 01-Aug-2019
"Enjoy Boston!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is one of my favorite cities. Fenway, best baseball stadium in the country, the history, lobster, fried clams, sites, museums. Take the Harbor cruise. I could go on and on.

Sandra G., from 26-Apr-2019
"Dali Restaurant in Somerville was wonderful."
Score 4.0 / 5

The tapas menu was excellent and the atmosphere really cool. We also enjoyed the sangria and dessert. Shabu Zen hot pot restaurant in Chinatown was tasty with very fresh ingredients. It was fun cooking our food in the hot pot!

Dorothy M., from 31-Mar-2019
"I enjoyed the historic buildings and walk-ability of the city."
Score 5.0 / 5

The harbor & restaurants were very interesting and it was not nearly as crowded as other major cities.

Ben K., from 20-Feb-2019
"I love Historic Boston!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Red Sox games! New England Historical Genealogical Society! Quincy Market! Boston Common! Boston Symphony!Freedom Trail!

Joanne R., from 01-Nov-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is a very walk-able city with so much to do, see, and experience.

Lien D., from 25-Jun-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beautiful fun place to bring your family. Close to everything great staff friendly staff

Lindsay G., from 10-Jun-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

This location was only three blocks from the Prudential Center, and only about five blocks from Boston Commons. The T is close by, and there many restaurants and shops. Many places to visit, including Fenway Park -- only about a mile from where I stayed. Take an umbrella and also be prepared for windy days!

Marcia F., from 05-Jun-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very clean and quality for the price. Kristen was extremely helpful and communicative. She made our stay tremendous.

Israel P., from 24-May-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market is a great area for shopping, watching street performances, etc. Freedom Trail is a nice walk to see different historical sites. Boston Common is beautiful to walk through. Duck Tour is lots of fun for all ages!

Tina V., from 23-Apr-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I have lived here all my life, so Boston isn't new to me. We were staying at Hyatt to attend a meeting, not to tour Boston, but it served the purpose very well.

Carolym B., from 15-Apr-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were in Boston for a week of press-season athletic training.

Colin C., from 30-Mar-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is beautiful, I've been here many times and i'd have to say the architecture is what I enjoy the most aside from the great energy in the city.

Daniel R., from 22-Oct-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved it.

Jeremy W., from 11-Oct-2017
"Family reunion!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The architecture was fantastic.

Brandie S., from 16-Jul-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great city. Clean and easy to manage using the 'T'/

Timothy W., from 02-Jun-2017
"Great Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is a quaint town, very easy to explore and ideal to walk around.

Claudia T., from 19-Feb-2017
"Great Place For A Trip "
Score 5.0 / 5

Most guests were familiar with the city, but many up from Florida had never seen snow, so the weather provided a perfect compliment to the visits throughout the city - museums, Copley place, Boston Common and trips to Hard Square and the Harvard campus.

Bob W., from 09-Jan-2017
"Great Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

History at every turn and a completely walk-able city.

Aaron A., from 01-Sep-2016
"Attractive"
Score 5.0 / 5

Attractive and walkable

Caroline C., from 23-Jul-2016
"Historical Sites"
Score 5.0 / 5

The historical sites are the draw

Val H., 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.

Hira A., 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.

Richard F., 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!

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

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

Philip J. C., 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.

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

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

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

Nice warf area and Boston Commons was also good.

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

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

Paula D., 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.

John P., 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.

Rosmeris C., 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!

Alba G., 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.

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

The whale watching and aquarium are a must see!

Bala P., 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.

Nick M., 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.

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

One word: Fenway Park.

Robert T., 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.

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

Electric during BAA Marathon!

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

The ability to walk almost anywhere!

Jeanine Y., 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.

Debbie B., 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.

Nancy J., 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.

Barney S., from 14-Mar-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Boston, MA shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 65 reviews
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