Boston's Financial District hotels offer top convenience for business travelers seeking central downtown accommodations, but may not seem like the obvious choice if you're visiting Boston for a vacation.
However, if you will be here for the weekend when most business travelers check out, you may find excellent deals on rates, and you can't beat the location.
Bordered by Boston's Waterfront, Theatre District, Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Financial District gives you easy access to some of our top attractions and restaurants.
If you fly into Boston Logan Airport, getting to most of these hotels is easy assuming your bag has wheels: just hop on a water taxi to Downtown, and then walk to your hotel.
Here are our top recommended Financial District hotels, in a variety of price ranges. You'll find everything from sophisticated elegance in iconic historic buildings to sleek decor and waterfront locations.
Prepare to be thrilled by the ultra-charming Langham Hotel, located in the heart of Boston's Financial District.
Step out the front door, and you'll be in one of the city's most elegant gardens in Post Office Square.
Inside the ornate renaissance revival style building, once home to the Federal Reserve Bank, you'll find luxurious public spaces, personalized service, and sophisticated New England cuisine in the onsite restaurant.
Encased in glittering reflective glass sides, the 424-room InterContinental Hotel is one of Boston's most dazzling structures. You'll smile when you see it.
Asian-inspired luxurious decor, top-notch service, and a lovely indoor pool give you a serene and comfortable stay in Boston. Ask for a higher floor to experience sweeping views of Boston Harbor.
The InterContinental's waterfront location can't be beat: the hotel overlooks Fort Point Channel and beyond that, the Harbor on one side. On the other side, it borders the lush Rose Kennedy Greenway, putting about a 2-minute walk from the Financial District.
Walk up the Greenway to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Freedom Trail, explore the vibrant waterfront along Harborwalk, and enjoy dining and nightlife along nearby South Boston Waterfront.
This is not your usual Hilton, despite its Financial District location and popularity with executives who love the spacious rooms, high ceilings, and posh public spaces.
Located in a 1928 Art Deco skyscraper, the Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall doubles as a business hotel during the week, and a favorite of savvy leisure visitors during weekends when you can sometimes find great bargains - look for packages and special deals.
Crown moldings, waterfront views from some rooms, and terrycloth robes all contribute to the upscale ambiance.
You'll also love the Hilton's quiet location just a few blocks from the Waterfront, Freedom Trail, and New England Aquarium.
Club Quarters Boston caters to business travelers who want to be right in the middle of the Financial District. Based on a "members" concept, the hotel's private entry is restricted to guests only.
Although you can often find low budget rates at Club Quarters, especially on weekends, the compact rooms offer lots of nice amenities and luxury touches you normally find at much more expensive hotels.
The drawback? The relatively (for Boston) cheap hotel rates here are not exactly a secret...so book as far in advance as possible.
Boston's 114-guestroom Ames Hotel, fittingly located in Boston's first skyscraper built in 1893, gives you a great location on the edge of the downtown Financial District and equally close to Faneuil Hall, TD Garden, and Government Center.
Lounge in front of the working fireplaces, enjoy the neutral-toned furnishings ranging from sleek to romantic, and relax under the rain showerheads in the white marble walk-in showers.
Located just steps from the Financial District, luxurious Boston Harbor Hotel overlooks the waterfront, giving you convenience as well as fabulous views.
You'll enjoy personalized service plus the hotel's lively waterfront bar and other activities, especially if you happen to stay during the 3+ months of Summer in the City, when events take place almost every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The boutique Nine Zero Hotel is renowned for its friendly and helpful staff.
The top Downtown location at the edge of the Financial district positions you between Boston Common and Faneuil Market - an ideal location for sightseeing, exploring the historic heart of the city, and shopping.
Beacon Hill, TD Garden, the Theatre District, and the Financial District are all within a short walk.
Located at the edge of the Financial District and only a block from the Waterfront, the Harborside Inn is one of Boston's often-overlooked bargain hotels.
With only 98 rooms, this is truly an inn - no onsite restaurant, no swimming pool, or other big-hotel type amenities.
However, you will find a flat panel TV, CD/DVD player, and complementary WiFi in your room. You'll get discounted passes to a health club with an indoor pool just a couple of blocks away. The area around the hotel overflows with a huge variety of places to eat and drink.
From its location between the Financial District and the downtown waterfront, Marriott Vacation Club at Custom House offers an unbeatable location and stunning views.
The club's 88 apartments fill one of Boston's most storied historic buildings, the 26-floor Custom House Tower. Like a hotel, the club serves breakfast, provides daily housekeeping, in-room childcare, and a fitness center.
Accommodations feature charming but comfortable furnishings including Chinese-inspired blue and white ceramic lamps that give a nod to the time when Custom House officials counted whaling ships returning with treasures from the Far East.
Because the Marriott Custom House is a time-share resort, only a limited number of units are available for rent on most days - so if you want to stay here, book as early as possible and have a second choice in mind in case nothing is available.