These Boston discount hotels represent the city's best values - hidden bargains right in the middle of several of Boston's top central neighborhoods, near the most popular tourist attractions, restaurants, and amenities.

You're probably wondering:  Why are these Boston discount hotels so cheap?   What's wrong with them?

In short, nothing. 

Several are simply less plush than nearby luxury hotels. 

Others have smaller (even by city standards) rooms.  

Still another, located almost next to Fenway Park, offers its lowest rates during off-season for the Red Sox (although even on game nights, you'll still find comparatively good rates here).

But if you can survive for a few days without designer linens, don't need a huge room, and are willing to stay elsewhere during the Boston Marathon or pay higher rates when the Sox play at Fenway, these Boston discount hotels will give you some of the best bargains in town.

Top photo:  Harborside Inn - An affordable hotel just one block from the Downtown Waterfront, (c) Boston Discovery Guide

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Club Quarters - Financial District

Club Quarters Hotel in Boston

What you get:  Club Quarters offers low weekday rates, especially when compared with other nearby hotels - and even lower weekend rates.

Great location for exploring Faneuil Market, the Freedom Trail, the North End, and the Downtown Waterfront.

What's the catch?  Small rooms and bathrooms - but that's true for lots of city hotels.  "Club" concept - non-members may pay a bit more than members.

Solution: Become a member!

Compare and smile:  Luxury boutique hotels in Boston

Harborside Inn - Downtown Waterfront (Almost)

Boston Discount Hotels - Harborside Inn

What you get:  Harborside Inn's superb location in the Financial District, about a block away from Boston Harbor and very close to Faneuil Marketplace, the New England Aquarium, the Freedom Trail - and lots of other top attractions. 

What's the catch?  Notice "Inn" in the name?  There's no on-site restaurant, no swimming pool, not even vending machines.  Some rooms are charming (especially those with exposed brick); others are kind of plain.  That's why the rates are lower here, despite the prime location.

If you want a comfortable place to sleep in a top location at more attractive rates than you'll find at nearby hotels, make your reservation now! 

If you want the amenities of a larger hotel, you may not be happy here.

Solution:  Plan to enjoy the many restaurants, bars, and cafes nearby. 

Compare and smile:  Boston Waterfront Hotels

Midtown Hotel - Back Bay

Photo of swimming pool at Midtown Hotel in Boston

What you get:  Midtown Boston gives you a pet-friendly welcome, a seasonal pool tucked behind the hotel, short walk to Northeastern University, Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Shops at Prudential Center, and just 5 minutes from the South End.

What's the catch?  Low-rise mid-century motel design can't compete with nearby luxury hotels.

Solution: Find glamour elsewhere - walk over to Newbury Street and shop in the designer boutiques with the money you'll save at the Midtown.

Compare and smile:  Other Boston Hotels with Outdoor Swimming Pools

Boston Hotel Buckminster - CLOSED

Boston Hotel Buckminster

What you get:  For Red Sox fans and Boston University visitors, the Buckminster's location can't be beat.  Located on Commonwealth Avenue, the hotel is just a block from famed Fenway Park and only 2 blocks from Kenmore Square and the Green Line. 

What's the catch?  The 94 rooms are comfortable but not luxurious.  Decor is homey, not trendy.  Rates do go up and reservations can be very tough to get when the Red Sox play at Fenway.

Solution: Book as early as possible.

Compare and smile:  Other hotels near Fenway Park

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