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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 Boston : 107 Merrimac St.
+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.
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 80 rooms in hotel
From$109
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Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill - Boston
+1-888-675-2083
5 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 Website
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$125
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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
+1-800-716-8490
3 Mckinley Sq., Boston, MA 02109
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$149
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InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in hotel
From$100
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The Ritz Carlton Boston Common
+1-888-965-1860
Ten Avery St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 43 suites
From$225
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Omni Parker House Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
60 School St., Boston, MA 02108
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 21 suites in property
From$109
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Club Quarters Hotel Faneuil Hall, Boston : 161 Devonshire St.
+1-888-897-9207
161 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02110
  • 4-star hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$50
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Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport in Boston
+1-888-311-4278
450 Summer St. Boston Ma 02210, Boston, MA 02210
  • 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.
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$99
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Harborside Inn Of Boston
+1-888-469-4795
185 State St., Boston, MA 02109
  • 3 star property
  • 116 rooms in hotel
From$199
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The Langham, Boston
+1-888-734-9421
250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 17 suites
From$160
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Boston Marriott Long Wharf - Boston
+1-888-841-5292
296 State St., Boston, MA 02109
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 7 floors
From$279
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Boston Harbor Hotel
+1-888-455-5160
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$325
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The Godfrey Hotel Boston : 505 Washington St.
+1-888-965-8297
505 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 242 rooms
From$129
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Onyx Boston Downtown
+1-888-906-6358
155 Portland St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 suites
From$55
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Hotel Indigo Boston Garden in Boston
+1-888-749-6785
280 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 15 suites in property
From$113
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Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston in Boston
+1-888-878-9982
8 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 39 rooms
From$139
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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston : 10 Avery St.
+1-888-389-4485
10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • 9 conference rooms in property
From$195
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Citizenm Boston North Station - Boston
+1-888-389-4121
70 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 6 meeting rooms in hotel
From$150
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The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection
+1-888-675-2083
70 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210
  • High end property
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$190
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Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront
+1-800-716-8490
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
+1-800-805-5223
85 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 17 floors
From$80
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Global Luxury Suites at Massachusetts General in Boston
+1-888-965-1860
4 Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 12 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$199
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Moxy by Marriott Boston in Boston
+1-888-788-5576
240 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 4 star hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$90
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W Boston, a Marriott Hotel : 100 Stuart St.
+1-888-897-9207
100 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in property
From$199
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Four Seasons Hotel Boston : 200 Boylston St.
+1-888-311-4278
200 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 76 suites
From$295
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Global Luxury Suites at West End
+1-888-469-4795
175 Blossom St. Boston Ma 02114 Usa, Boston, MA 02114
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 5 rooms in property
From$169
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The Whitney Hotel - Boston
+1-888-734-9421
170 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$299
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
+1-888-841-5292
275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 3-star hotel
From$229
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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown / Seaport
+1-888-455-5160
370 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
From$189
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Revere Hotel Boston Common
+1-888-965-8297
200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 24 floors in property
From$149
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DoubleTree by Hilton Boston - Downtown : 821 Washington St.
+1-888-906-6358
821 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$99
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Oakwood at One India Street - Boston
+1-888-749-6785
1 India St., Boston, MA 02109
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$169
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Fifteen Beacon
+1-888-878-9982
15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 3 suites in property
From$365
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Milner Hotel in Boston
+1-888-389-4485
78 Charles St. South, Boston, MA 02116
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$109
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Global Luxury Suites at Emerson Place - Boston
+1-888-389-4121
10 Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston - Boston
+1-888-675-2083
54 68 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02109
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in property
From$75
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Oakwood at E Devonshire in Boston
+1-800-716-8490
1 Devonshire Place, Boston, MA 02109
  • Three Star hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$90
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Hotel Aka Boston Common in Boston
+1-800-805-5223
90 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$250
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Hyatt Regency Boston : 1 Ave. De Lafayette
+1-888-965-1860
1 Ave. De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
  • 3 star property
From$80
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Oakwood at the Lofts at the Atlantic Wharf : 530 Atlantic Ave.
+1-888-788-5576
530 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check in: 15:30
From$90
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Global Luxury Suites at Boston Garden in Boston
+1-888-897-9207
101 Canal St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Mid-scale hotel
From$169
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Global Luxury Suites at the Financial District
+1-888-311-4278
120 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02114
  • High-end hotel
  • Check-in: 4pm
From$229
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Global Luxury Suites at the Commonwealth
+1-888-469-4795
1 Longfellow Place, Boston, MA 02214
  • 4-star property
From$255
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Global Luxury Suites at China Town - Boston
+1-888-734-9421
660 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 12 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$265
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Envoy Hotel Boston in Boston
+1-888-841-5292
77 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210
  • High end Downtown property
  • Check in: 12:00pm
From$125
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Global Luxury Suites at the Theatre District - Boston
+1-888-455-5160
99 Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 21 floors in property
From$209
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Yotel Boston
+1-888-965-8297
65 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 12 floors in hotel
From$80
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The Liberty Hotel : 215 Charles St.
+1-888-906-6358
215 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in property
From$150
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Global Luxury Suites at Boston Common - Boston
+1-888-749-6785
Global Luxury Suites at Boston Common, Boston, MA 02114
  • 4-star property
  • Hotel has 27 floors
From$199
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Doubletree Downtown in Boston
+1-888-878-9982
821 Washington St., Boston, MA 02116
  • 4-star hotel
From$125
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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: $239.46

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: $188.84

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: $127.21

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 top reviewed hotels in Boston?

The Boxer Boston, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston and InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Boston?

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

What hotels are closest to the city center of Boston?

The Boxer Boston, Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston 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 $127.21 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 $188.84 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 $239.46 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Boston?

The Boxer Boston, Club Quarters Hotel Faneuil Hall, Boston and Harborside Inn Of 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, The Ritz Carlton Boston Common and Boston Marriott Long Wharf are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Boston?

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Verified reviews of the city of Boston

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

"Airport"
Score 5.0 / 5

We live in Brookline. Stayed because had a very early flight.

Robert B., from 08-Feb-2024
"Treated Like Royalty!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I live here but needed a staycation for a while. Felt like royalty at the hotel!

Kimmie Z., from 02-Feb-2024
"The BEST Food!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love Boston! Best food also.

Diane L., from 31-Jan-2024
"Good Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

I always appreciate the history, of the city. It is an exciting city with lots to appreciate. Hotel is in a good location.

Mary D., from 29-Jan-2024
"Great Restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great restaurants!!

George M., from 22-Jan-2024
"Restaurants & Bars!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Restaurants and bars and the life if the city!

Dave V., from 20-Jan-2024
"Great "Walking" City"
Score 5.0 / 5

A great “walking” city

James B., from 15-Jan-2024
"Good Public Transit"
Score 4.0 / 5

The trains make it possible to get around well without having the problems of driving.

Andrew P., from 15-Jan-2024
"Clean!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was clean!

Carol M., from 13-Jan-2024
"Rich History Wonderfully Preserved!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston has such a rich history which has been wonderfully preserved. From the Freedom Trail to the North End, it is easy to walk everywhere. For those who don't like walking, the "T" will get you anywhere you need to go. Some of the best restaurants in the Northeast are right in Boston as well. Boston sports fans are the BEST! You won't find more devoted, diehard fans AYWHERE. You can always tell it's a "game day" because everyone wears their colors all day long. We love Beantown!

Holly H., from 09-Jan-2024
"Beautiful City"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city is beautiful!

Hanlet C., from 09-Jan-2024
"Laugh Boston!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We went to Laugh Boston!

Michael J., from 08-Jan-2024
"Great Amenities"
Score 4.0 / 5

Enjoyed the hotel amenities!

Henry L., from 07-Jan-2024
"Fun City!"
Score 5.0 / 5

A fun city, clean with lots to do and great restaurants as well!

Elizabeth S., from 01-Jan-2024
"The Towers Wedding Venue"
Score 5.0 / 5

Attended a wedding at the Towers.

Jane S., from 31-Dec-2023
"Shops & North End Restaurants"
Score 5.0 / 5

Shops and North End restaurants.

Kris P., from 30-Dec-2023
"Quaint Streets & Eateries"
Score 5.0 / 5

Eating and walking around the quaint streets.

Kandace B., from 28-Dec-2023
"Always Enjoy Boston!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We always enjoy Boston. We are just an easy trip away!

William K., from 28-Dec-2023
"Great Concert"
Score 5.0 / 5

Went to a great concert.

Mark S., from 20-Dec-2023
"Best Hospitals in New England"
Score 4.0 / 5

Boston has the best hospitals in New England! This is the place to solve your medical issues. Spoken as a brain surgeon's spouse.

John P., from 20-Dec-2023
"Great coffee shops, restaurants & cool places to explore!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston has some great coffee shops and restaurants. Cool neighborhoods to explore. Visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - well worth it! If you go, park at Simmons University.

Louise H., from 20-Dec-2023
"Fun City With Great Restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

A fun city! Clean with lots to do and great restaurants too!

Elizabeth S., from 18-Dec-2023
"Near Great Restaurants & the Prudential Center!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Went to two great restaurants. Deuxave and Boston Chops. Outside of that we stayed around and enjoyed the Prudential Center.

Arne G., from 17-Dec-2023
"Great Holiday Decorations!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very nicely decorated for the holidays.

Charles L., from 17-Dec-2023
"Christmas Shopping & Dancing!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Christmas shopping and dance recital!

Linda S., from 14-Dec-2023
"Nutcracker!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Boston is busy and fun! Went to the Nutcracker!

Joan B., from 12-Dec-2023
"Historical City With Great Restaurants & Parks"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy walking city, historical, great restaurants and parks!

Donald B., from 06-Dec-2023
"Great City View!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I had a city view which I enjoyed.

Robert D., from 06-Dec-2023
"Proximity to MGH Hospital"
Score 5.0 / 5

We go to Boston often my granddaughter is a patient of MGH which is a really good hospital.

Rodger R., from 04-Dec-2023
"The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. "
Score 5.0 / 5

The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Everything. Our favorite city.

James S., from 04-Dec-2023
"Everything About Boston Is Great!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We liked the Isabella Stewart, Gardner Museum and the MFA. But go early. In the north end we ate at Lucca which was wonderful and then got Mike's cannolis. A new tradition. Everything about Boston was great.

Wendy H., from 03-Dec-2023
"Proximity to Hospital"
Score 5.0 / 5

Was there for a hospital procedure.

Krista S., from 01-Dec-2023
"Close to Mass General Hospital"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were here for medical reasons at Mass General.

Antonio P., from 27-Nov-2023
"Great bars and restaurants & fantastic historical tours."
Score 5.0 / 5

Great bars and restaurants and fantastic historical tours.

Elizabeth S., from 26-Nov-2023
"Boston Museum of Fine Arts"
Score 4.0 / 5

Isabella Gardner and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Youthful energy. Friendliness.

Paul H., from 23-Nov-2023
"The city of Boston was warm and welcoming."
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Boston was warm and welcoming.

Floyd P., from 14-Nov-2023
"Excellent Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

Location of the hotel was excellent!

Carole C., from 03-Nov-2023
"Dartmouth/Harvard Football Game!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great time in Cambridge at Dartmouth/Harvard football game.

Jeff F., from 31-Oct-2023
"Clean & Safe"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean, safe city.

Francesca G., from 25-Oct-2023
"Sailboats on The Charles!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurants. Sailing boats on the Charles. Friendly people.

Rozanne G., from 24-Oct-2023
"Clean Safe City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean and safe city.

Francesca G., from 23-Oct-2023
"Great Museums & Lots of History"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great museums and a lot of history. A great city to walk around in.

Martin B., from 23-Oct-2023
"Great place with great food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Friendly place with a lot to see and do! Great food!

Shelley C., from 17-Oct-2023
"Clean, Safe City with Lovely Parks"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean city, lovely parks, no visible homeless. Felt safe. It was great.

Judith A., from 15-Oct-2023
"MFA and Gardner Museums and Music at BSO!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The museums (MFA & Gardner), music offerings (BSO), historical buildings in Copley Square (church & library) and beauty of the city!

Jeanne M., from 09-Oct-2023
"Near Shopping, MFA & Northeastern University"
Score 4.0 / 5

I live on the Northshore and like the location of the hotel for shopping and nearness to the MFA and Northeastern University.

Katharine W., from 08-Oct-2023
"Loved that I could easily walk from airport to hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved that I could easily walk from airport to hotel!

Dana B., from 05-Oct-2023
"The Freedom Trail & Marvelous Restaurants & Tours"
Score 4.0 / 5

The four of us had a fantastic four days from the Freedom Trail to the marvelous restaurants and tours. We will be back. Oh, very clean city!!

Stephanie P., from 05-Oct-2023
"Great Restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

All the great restaurants!

Camille C., from 27-Sep-2023
"Near the Hospital"
Score 5.0 / 5

Near the hospital.

Richard J., from 27-Sep-2023
"Great Tour by Bostonian Cab Service "
Score 4.0 / 5

Diverse architecture. We called Bostonian Cab service and the driver gave us a great tour of the neighborhoods and the city.

Martha S., from 26-Sep-2023
"Great Place for Wedding"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was a great setting for a wonderful wedding.

Henry H., from 26-Sep-2023
"Cruise Port & Freedom Trail!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was the origin of our cruise. We also visited the "Freedom Trail" for the first time in many years.

Dale P., from 25-Sep-2023
"So Much to See Including Beautiful Beaches!"
Score 4.0 / 5

So many things to drive around and see. Beautiful beaches an hour's drive away.

Ginger T., from 24-Sep-2023
"Good Transportation, Fantastic Restaurants & Access to Logan Airport"
Score 5.0 / 5

Good public transportation. Fantastic restaurants. Walkable city. Accessibility to Logan Airport.

Elizabeth B., from 17-Sep-2023
"Museums & Fenway Park! "
Score 5.0 / 5

Museums and Fenway Park!

Deborah W., from 13-Sep-2023
"So much to do and phenomenal food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food was phenomenal, the people were friendly and there was so much to do!

Meghan M., from 05-Sep-2023
"Red Sox Game!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Red Sox game!

Anne R., from 27-Aug-2023
"Great restaurants and bars on the waterfront."
Score 5.0 / 5

Great restaurants and bars on the waterfront.

Thomas C., from 26-Aug-2023
"So much fun! Great food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

So much fun! Great food!

Caryn W., from 22-Aug-2023
"USS Constitution"
Score 5.0 / 5

USS Constitution.

Wilfred R., from 09-Aug-2023
"Beauty of the Water"
Score 5.0 / 5

History. Food food! Beauty of the water. Many, many things to do!

Claudia W., from 30-Jul-2023
"Wonderful Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

Location is wonderful!

Kevin M., from 26-Jul-2023
"Love Boston! Very clean!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love Boston! Very clean!

Fred T., from 26-Jul-2023
"Amazing Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

So much to see and do! Easy to walk around and so cool to be surrounded by history! and Mama Regina's pizza was absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Lukia D., from 10-Jul-2023
"Copley Square markets, the Prudential Center, the Boston Public Library, Newberry Street and Northea"
Score 5.0 / 5

Copley Square, Prudential Ctr., Boston Public Library, Newberry St., Northeastern Univ.

Laura D., from 07-Jul-2023
"Great shops, attractions and dining along the way!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It's a great walking city. You can get anywhere by foot and there are great shops, attractions and dining along the way!

Paula S., from 05-Jul-2023
"The Food!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The food!

Paula J., from 12-Jun-2023
"Safe Area to Walk"
Score 4.0 / 5

I like being able to feel safe walking!

Sheila M., from 05-Jun-2023
"This hotel is clean and has friendly staff. "
Score 5.0 / 5

This hotel is clean and has friendly staff. Business

Steve N., from 05-Jun-2023
"Eventide Restaurant was great!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Eventide Restaurant was great!

James S., from 05-Jun-2023
"Easy to get around."
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy to get around.

Charles H., from 26-May-2023
"Clean"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean!

Stacy P., from 22-May-2023
"Everything at your fingertips!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything at your fingertips!

Karen K., from 19-May-2023
"Old North End & Freedom Trail"
Score 4.0 / 5

We spend the day in the Old North End and revisit the Freedom Trail when we are in Boston. Wonderful City!

Lindy M., from 11-May-2023
"Aquarium"
Score 5.0 / 5

Aquarium!

Andrew L., from 11-May-2023
"Historical Sites!"
Score 4.0 / 5

All the historical places to see.

Lawrence A., from 02-May-2023
"The beds were comfortable, the room was clean and everything was in working order."
Score 4.0 / 5

The beds were comfortable, the room was clean and everything was in working order. nice city to walk in

Raymond C., from 01-May-2023
"The room was perfect Clean, quiet, beautiful and breakfast on top."
Score 5.0 / 5

The room was perfect Clean, quiet, beautiful and breakfast on top. Big city

Debby E., from 26-Apr-2023
"A Fun City"
Score 5.0 / 5

a fun city to walk in!

Sue M., from 22-Apr-2023
"Great Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

Near all of the attractions and easily accessible; no need to have to drive anywhere.

Jessica C., from 04-Apr-2023
"Great Walking, Restaurants & Sports"
Score 4.0 / 5

Boston is the best city in America. Great for walking, restaurants and sports.

John P., from 03-Apr-2023
"Shops & Restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Shops and restaurants!

Elizabeth C., from 27-Mar-2023
"The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable."
Score 4.0 / 5

The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable. I was here for business. Boston is an old city steeped in history & culture. Great restaurants, shopping, easy to navigate. Walk ability is excellent. Collegiate feel.

Gale G., from 17-Mar-2023
"The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable."
Score 5.0 / 5

The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable. I was here for business. Boston is an old city steeped in history & culture. Great restaurants, shopping, easy to navigate. Walk ability is excellent. Collegiate feel.

Gale G., from 17-Mar-2023
"Rooms were very spacious. Staff was friendly. Great breakfast."
Score 4.0 / 5

Rooms were very spacious. Staff was friendly. Great breakfast. Very good drivers on the road

Gene M., from 15-Mar-2023
"Très bien située"
Score 4.0 / 5

Très bien située

Pierre M., from 02-Mar-2023
"Très bien située"
Score 5.0 / 5

Très bien située

Pierre M., from 28-Feb-2023
"Volleyball Tournament"
Score 4.0 / 5

I was there for a three day volleyball tournament.

Shelli K., from 27-Feb-2023
"Freedom Walk"
Score 4.0 / 5

Freedom Walk

Christopher R., from 24-Feb-2023
"Loved the Old Architecture!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy town to walk around! Loved the old architecture!

Mary W., from 16-Feb-2023
"Amazing Historical Area!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved the history of the area we were in. It's an amazing experience.

Elizabeth G., from 25-Jan-2023
"Children's Museum of Boston"
Score 4.0 / 5

We took our grandchildren to the Children's Museum of Boston and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. A great time for preschoolers on a cold rainy day!

Mary K., from 17-Jan-2023
"The Food & The Atmosphere!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The food and atmosphere!

Tanner P., from 15-Jan-2023
"Fenway Park"
Score 5.0 / 5

Went to Fenway and Cask & Flagon restaurant. Great time.

Laureen L., from 13-Jan-2023
"Always Something Fun to Do in Boston!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city of Boston is a fun place to live, always something going on. I work 30 seconds from the hotel, it's a great place to be.

Stacie A., from 12-Jan-2023
"Interesting City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great, walkable and interesting city.

John L., from 01-Jan-2023
"Room was clean and quiet."
Score 5.0 / 5

Great, walkable and interesting city. Room was clean and quiet.

John L., from 01-Jan-2023
"Clean city with great shopping and restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

So much to do. Clean city with great shopping and restaurants!

Claire L., from 26-Dec-2022
"Very Clean Hotel in Convenient Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very clean hotel and good location; easy to walk everyplace.

Fay P., from 30-Nov-2022
The average traveler rating of the city of Boston, MA shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 101 reviews
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