Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Boston

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Boston as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

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The Liberty Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

125 euro 111 gbp 155 usd 16430 jpy 120 cad 120 aud 1213 hkd 204 sgd 145 chf 984 cny 1278 sek 936 dkk 1207 nok

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

108 euro 96 gbp 134 usd 14204 jpy 104 cad 104 aud 1049 hkd 176 sgd 125 chf 850 cny 1105 sek 809 dkk 1043 nok

Harbor Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

336 euro 298 gbp 415 usd 43990 jpy 323 cad 323 aud 3249 hkd 547 sgd 390 chf 2635 cny 3423 sek 2506 dkk 3232 nok

The Verb Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet

68 euro 60 gbp 84 usd 8904 jpy 65 cad 65 aud 657 hkd 110 sgd 78 chf 533 cny 693 sek 507 dkk 654 nok

The Gryphon House B&B, Boston

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Lonely Planet

137 euro 122 gbp 170 usd 18020 jpy 132 cad 132 aud 1331 hkd 224 sgd 159 chf 1079 cny 1402 sek 1026 dkk 1324 nok

The Kendall Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

91 euro 81 gbp 113 usd 11978 jpy 88 cad 88 aud 884 hkd 149 sgd 106 chf 717 cny 932 sek 682 dkk 880 nok

The Charles Hotel Harvard Square, Boston

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors

247 euro 219 gbp 305 usd 32330 jpy 237 cad 237 aud 2388 hkd 402 sgd 286 chf 1936 cny 2516 sek 1842 dkk 2375 nok

Hostelling International, Boston

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

27 euro 24 gbp 34 usd 3604 jpy 26 cad 26 aud 266 hkd 44 sgd 31 chf 215 cny 280 sek 205 dkk 264 nok


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Boston?

Boston is the capital city and the largest city in Massachusetts that is famous for its diverse neighborhoods, rich history, and legacy of education, culture, and arts. Some of the best neighborhoods in Boston are:

Allston and Brighton
Allston and Brighton are two adjacent neighborhoods mentioned as one due to their proximity from each other. In recent times, the two neighborhoods have become more cosmopolitan and is the home to several young professionals. The neighborhoods are also home to ethnic restaurants and multi-cuisine eateries.

Back Bay
Back Bay is a neighborhood full with stylish restaurants, boutiques, shops, and vintage brownstone houses on Commonwealth Avenue. The neighborhood has several shopping complexes in its vicinity Boylston Street, Prudential Center, and Newbury Street.

Charlestown is a neighborhood on the northern part of the city, located on the shores of the Boston Harbor and the Mystic River. The neighborhood is replete with landmarks like the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the USS Constitution.

The Fenway-Kenmore is among the liveliest neighborhood in the city with a wide range of restaurants, clubs, and sports bars on or near Landsdowne Street. The neighborhood also extends to the cultural, attractive Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony Hall.

South Boston
South Boston is a rapidly expanding neighborhood in the Fort Port and Seaport areas and it is mainly residential and is popular for its closeness to the downtown area and facilities. The neighborhood has several beaches and has a wide array of restaurants, markets, bars and a robust community.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Boston.

What is the best budget hotel in Boston?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Boston, then try Holiday Inn Express Boston South. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Boston.

What is the best hostel in Boston?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Boston, then you should check out Hostelling International. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Boston.

What is the best boutique hotel in Boston?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Boston, you should check out The Whitney Hotel. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Boston, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Boston?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Boston, then go for Harbor Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Boston, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best Bed & Breakfast in Boston?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Boston that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out The Gryphon House B&B. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

What are the best hotels near Fenway Park?

Looking to stay close to Fenway Park, home of the famous Boston Red Sox? Try The Verb Hotel or The Gryphon House Bed & Breakfast, both are excellent and affordable options.

Which Boston hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a hotel in Boston with great views, then try Harbor Hotel, it offers some fabulous views of the harbor.

Which Boston hotel serves great breakfast?

If you want to have an excellent breakfast to start your day then try The Kendall Hotel, guests have rated their breakfast as excellent over recent years.

Which Boston hotel is the best for families?

The Harbor Hotel is one of the best options for families looking to stay in Boston.

How much does it cost to stay in a Boston hotel?

Boston isn't cheap. A 3-star hotel costs around $220 per night on average, while a 4-star hotel will cost you approximately $330 per night. A luxury 5-star hotel in Boston will cost you around $485 per night.

What are the best things to do in Boston?

Whale Watching Cruise from Boston. Join this 3-hour cruise for the opportunity to spot whales off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship. Spot Humpback and Finback whales and see White Sided Dolphins frolicking in the waters. Price: $58.

Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour. Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Price: $53.

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 18 Stops. Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Price: $47.

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About Boston

Boston is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and also doubles as the most populous municipality in the state. As the anchor of a larger metropolitan known as Greater Boston, Boston is definitely a major city in the United States. The city is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution in the annals of the United States. Major events such as the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party and the Siege of Boston are standout events of the American Revolution contributing to the rich history of the city.

The city is an international center of higher education which includes law, medicine, business, and engineering. With a startup of nearly 2000, the city of Boston is regarded as a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. The city of Boston boats of some of the most remarkable achievements such as being rated as the city with the highest average rate of philanthropy amongst households in the United States.

Dubbed “The Walking City”, Boston hosts more pedestrian commuters than other comparably populated cities.

If you like our list of best hotels in Boston, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in New York or the best hotels in Washington.

Check out our other articles about Boston:
Best boutique hotels in Boston
Best luxury hotels in Boston
Where to stay in Boston
Best hostels in Boston
Best cheap hotels in Boston