Downtown Boston hotels give you an ideal location in the middle of the city's commercial district, yet also just steps away from famous historic sites, great shopping, wonderful restaurants, and our vibrant waterfront.
Ask yourself: Do you want to be close to Boston's vibrant Theatre District? Or need the convenience of a Financial District business hotel? Or want to enjoy sizzling nightlife and restaurants along the lively Waterfront?
Depending on which hotel you choose, you can experience 5-star amenities such as a renowned spa, the complimentary services of a car and driver, or stunning Harbor views. Other downtown choices are more affordable than you might expect.
Take a look at our recommendations. You're sure to find a hotel to perfectly suit your needs - and maybe even become your new home away from home whenever you're in Boston.
Top photo: Fifteen Beacon Hotel, which occupies an ornate 10-story 1903 Beaux Arts building; ornate gilded shields decorate the first two cast iron stories, and the third story features a limestone band supporting the upper Roman brick levels
Located near the downtown Financial District and historic Freedom Trail, luxury boutique Fifteen Beacon Hotel caters to business and leisure travelers seeking top comfort and personalized service.
You'll love the sophisticated ambiance, complimentary car service, and spectacular rooftop terrace. The ornate building is in the National Register of Historic Places, and the hotel displays its outstanding art collection for you to enjoy during your stay. The onsite restaurant, Mooo.... is one of the city's top steakhouses, and its Wine Cellar contains a Roman mosaic dating back to the 4th century A.D.
Look for sleek contemporary furnishings, premium bedding - and a fireplace in your room. Pets are welcome too, with special advance arrangements.
The Godfrey Hotel, a glamorous 4-star jewel occupying an historic building on Washington Street in the midst of theaters, restaurants, and clubs, gives you a bird's eye view of this lively part of Boston.
You'll enjoy being able to walk everywhere in just a few minutes - although with all the luxury touches including Frette linens and complimentary high-speed WiFi, you may want to stay in.
Check out the special deals when booking at the Godfrey - you'll usually find some good ones.
If you're looking for a no-frills business hotel in Boston, Club Quarters Boston provides a convenient place to sleep. Based on a "members" concept, the private entry is restricted to hotel guests only.
Rooms are small, but the low budget rates often available compensate for limited space.
And you can't beat the Financial District location, making Club Quarters Boston one of the best located of the Downtown budget hotels.
Located just steps from the Financial District, Boston Harbor Hotel offers you a cocoon of luxury, making it a perfect choice if you want to combine business with some serious pampering.
Boston Harbor Hotel is probably the most luxurious of all Boston's downtown waterfront hotels, with Frette linens, lots of fresh flowers,gorgeous marble bathrooms, and personalized service.
It is also the liveliest.
With the renowned Boston Wine Festival underway at onsite restaurant Meritage for 3 months every winter, and nightly music and movies during its Summer in the City harborside fest from Memorial Day to Labor Day, BHH attracts locals as well as visitors from all over the world.
Located in an ornate former Federal Reserve Building in the heart of Boston's Financial District, the Langham Hotel offers every amenity for business travelers and is also a top destination for leisure travelers.
You'll find the Langham Hotel Boston on a lot of "10 Best Boston Hotels" lists - and for good reason . . . the spa, the pool, the fitness center, the personalized service, and the convenient location.
Located in a 1928 Art Deco skyscraper, theHilton Boston Downtown is a sought-after Downtown Boston business hotel during the week, and a tourist and family favorite on weekends when you can sometimes find great bargains - look for weekend packages and special deals.
High ceilings, crown moldings, waterfront views from some rooms, terrycloth robes, and comfy beds and pillows all contribute to the upscale ambiance.
You'll love its quiet location just a few blocks from the Waterfront, Freedom Trail, and New England Aquarium.
Unlike many American cities, where the downtown business districts empty out at 5pm as everyone heads home to the suburbs, Boston's downtown area is home a sizable number of residents - and the number keeps growing as construction of high-rise residential towers tries to meet (although never quite quickly enough) the housing demands of people who want to live right in the city.
So if you're staying in a hotel in this part of the city, enjoy the amenities that residents enjoy: the vast prepared food section in the upscale Roche Bros Supermarket in Downtown Crossing, the wonderful bakery cafes and wine bars along Washington Street in the Theatre District, shows and concerts in the various theaters and concert venues, weekend dim sum in Chinatown, and the tennis courts and impromptu soccer games on Boston Common.
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