If you're planning to stay in Boston's historic North End, you'll find some wonderful hotels in all price ranges, including several right on the waterfront.
Staying in the North End means you'll be surrounded by wonderful Italian and seafood restaurants.
You'll also get to experience the neighborhood's cafe culture, where you can relax over delectible espresso and the best Italian pastries on this side of the Atlantic.
The North End boasts a couple of Freedom Trail sites, and is also home to almost-weekly saint's feasts and street festivals throughout the summer and early fall.
Location on the waterfront with panoramic views of Boston Harbor, the luxurious Battery Wharf is the North End's largest hotel.
It's gated location at the end of a wharf gives you the best of both worlds - a tranquil enclave, but only steps away from the lively streets, restaurants, and nightlife in Boston's North End.
You'll enjoy the hotel's sleekly contemporary style and an unbeatable blend of luxury, impeccable service, and wonderful amenities.
Stroll along Harborwalk and watch the boat traffic go by, catch a Bruins game at nearby TD Garden, and walk across the Greenway to Faneuil Marketplace. Want to go to the airport or another spot along Boston's waterfront? A water taxi stop is next to the hotel.
Staying in Bricco Suites gives you the experience of living in Boston's sought-after North End, with most of the conveniences of a luxury hotel (high-end amenities and Italian linens, daily housekeeping, and personalized service, although no reception desk or lobby) combined with the freedom of having your own apartment.
The 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units, emulating an Italian pensione, feature contemporary Italian design, luxury linens, gorgeous granite kitchen areas, marble baths, polished hardwood floors, and fireplaces. They are the creation of Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures, owner of some of the North End's top restaurants: Ristorante Bricco, Sfizi, Quattro, Mare Oyster Bar, Trattoria Il Panino.
As a bonus when you rent one of the suites, you will be given top priority for reservations at any of Frank DePasquale's restaurants. For more casual fare, visit Bricco Panetteria and Bricco Salumeria/Pasta Shop located next to the Suites.
Boston Yacht Haven Inn
Boston Yacht Haven, a small waterfront inn at the end of Commercial Wharf in Boston's North End, commands breathtaking views of the Harbor.
The 10 guest suites are larger than most Boston hotel rooms, and each sports a different nautical theme. For the most spectacular views of all, request the penthouse.
When you stay at the Boston Yacht Haven, you'll have a marina right outside your door, and you're a short stroll away from all the tantalizing North End restaurants and bakeries. Faneuil Market, the Aquarium, and TD Garden are nearby.
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
The Boston Marriott Long Wharf occupies a spectacular site on the waterfront and next to Christopher Columbus Park (not visible in the photo), considered the "entrance" to the North End.
The hotel is next door to the Aquarium, and just steps from Faneuil Marketplace, the Freedom Trail, TD Garden, and all the wonderful North End restaurants.
Long Wharf, departure point for many sightseeing cruises, is next to the hotel. Boston's hop on, hop off trolleys stop at the hotel, and there's also a subway stop right in front.
When you consider the indoor swimming pool, children's playground behind the hotel, and the nice mix of amenities, you'll see why the Marriott Long Wharf is a top choice, especially for families.
Residence Inn Boston Harbor
Although the Residence Inn Boston Harbor is in Charlestown rather than the North End, a quick walk across a short bridge will bring you there.
Most of the comfortable 168 suites offer fascinating boat and Boston Harbor views.
In addition to the North End, you can explore Charlestown sights such as nearby Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution along the Freedom Trail. TD Garden is directly across the bridge - only about a 5-minute walk away.
Best of all, rates at the Marriott Residence Inn Charlestown are a relative bargain compared with other waterfront hotels, especially considering how much space you get in the suites, plus free wifi and complementary breakfast.