Best hotels & accommodations 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.

 

Best cheap hotel in Boston: Holiday Inn Express Boston South

Best boutique hotel in Boston: The Whitney Hotel

Best luxury hotel in Boston: Harbor Hotel

Best hostel in Boston: HI Boston 

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The Liberty Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.4
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

4.5
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

4.7
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

4.5
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

4.5
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

4.6
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

4.5
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

4.4
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

FAQ

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
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.

Fenway-Kenmore
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.

More things to do in Boston

About Boston

Boston is a city so rich in history and culture that it’s difficult to know where to begin. With so much to see and experience, this city is a must-see for anyone who wants to learn about America’s oldest city. Boston’s history dates back to the 1630s, and it’s the site of many historical events and places, including the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Boston and the Boston Massacre. Boston is also home to several colleges and universities, including Boston College and Harvard University. If you’re visiting Boston, you may also want to check out some of the best attractions in this historic city.

There’s no single best time to visit Boston, but if you want to see all that the city has to offer, you’ll want to visit during the day. Boston is best seen during the day, but it is also a popular place to visit during the evening. The city is probably most beautiful during fall.

It’s no secret that Boston is full of great restaurants. From fast food joints to upscale eateries, Boston has it all. If you love to eat, this Boston guide is for you. We’ve gathered some of the best places to eat in Boston. From steakhouses to seafood joints, from oyster bars to vegan spots, you’ll find it all here. You can also learn about the top Boston food events to check out while you’re in town.

If history is your thing, you’ll love Boston. This city has a rich history, and it’s full of historic sites. You’ll find museums, memorials, and other places to visit if you’re interested in American history. We’ve provided some of the best Boston history attractions to visit. From museums to memorials, there’s something for everyone here. Learn about the history of Boston and its many monuments, including the Old Granary Burying Ground, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old North Church.

Boston’s culture is another thing that makes it stand out. The city is rich in art and music, and has a vibrant nightlife scene. You’ll find lots of great music and art in Boston, as well as a variety of other nightlife options. This guide includes the best places to grab a drink in Boston. We’ve also included the top Boston arts and culture events that you should check out while you’re in town.

Dubbed “The Walking City”, Boston is one of the most historic and popular cities in the United States. It’s known for its history, diversity, and great food, and it’s also home to some critically-acclaimed colleges and universities.

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