Affordable rates and a top location make the Charlesmark Hotel in Boston's swanky Back Bay neighborhood a favorite of budget travelers.
At this cool boutique hotel, you're close to the city’s best attractions - including the finish line for the Boston Marathon, which is right in front of the Charlesmark Hotel.
The Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and Copley Square are across the street, putting the Charlesmark right in the middle of one of Boston's most desirable areas.
If you love boutique hotels, the Charlesmark Hotel may be just what you're looking for.
With only 33 rooms located in an 1892 townhouse, the Charlesmark gives you a glimpse of how Boston's elite lived back in the 19th century.
Upstairs hallways may feel a little narrow - probably servants originally occupied this space. However, everything else about the hotel is sleekly contemporary.
Pale woods, modern furnishings, Italian tiles, and interesting paintings by local artists furnish the compact rooms and public spaces.
Guestrooms have individual climate controls, stereo systems, and televisions with cable channels, and the hotel maintains a VHS and CD library.
The emphasis is on comfort, not luxury - which is what keeps rates low enough to be a bargain in this otherwise expensive part of Boston.
Continental breakfast is included with your room rate, making the Charlesmark Hotel an even better deal.
The Charlesmark's Copley Square location means that it is ideally located for Newbury Street shopping among all the designer boutiques.
That's Copley Square with Trinity Church and the John Hancock Tower in the photo at the left.
You'll find lots of trendy restaurants within just a block or two of the hotel.
You may also want to consider the Charlesmark if you're looking for a business hotel in Boston. It's also a good alternative to some of the pricier Boston Hynes Convention Center hotels nearby.
Prudential Center, Symphony Hall, the Public Garden, Boston Architectural College, and even Fenway Park are all an easy walk from the hotel.
And of course, Back Bay itself, with its gorgeous mansions, historic sites, and gardens is right at your doorstep when you stay at the Charlesmark.
Boston Insiders Tip: Copley Station, on the Green Line of Boston's subway is across the street from the hotel. This gives you convenient access to Fenway Park, Boston University, Boston College, and historic Downtown Boston, although all but BC are also within easy (10-15 minutes) walking distance.
If you're looking for Boston hotel specials and deals, you're likely to find some of the best rates in Back Bay - and for that matter, in the city - at the Charlesmark.
Why such great rates? The Charlesmark is a small, European-style hotel - no huge conference spaces, no in-hotel restaurants, no swimming pool, small elevator. If you don't need these amenities or much space in your room, then the Charlesmark is a great bargain in a superb location.
However, the only real "catch" to the Charlesmark is lots of savvy travelers know about its "best bargain" status.
At certain times of the year - the Boston Marathon, the college graduation period from mid-May through early June, and July 4th - reservations can be next to impossible to get unless you made them very, very early.
Even when no big events are scheduled, you should book as soon as possible if you want to stay here. Remember, the Charlesmark is a boutique property - only 33 rooms.