Downtown Boston hotels give you an ideal location in the middle of the city's Financial District, yet also just steps away from famous historic sites, great shopping, top entertainment venues, 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
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The Langham Boston
250 Franklin Street, Boston's Financial District
An extensive 2-year, $200 million dollar renovation has left The Langham Boston more luxurious and more gorgeous than ever.
Located in an ornate Renaissance Revival building overlooking the lushly landscaped Norman Levanthal Park at Post Office Square in the heart of Boston's Financial District, the Langham offers numerous amenities for both business and leisure travelers.
To name just a few: there's a new private guests-only Club Lounge with multiple food and beverage options on the 8th floor, a dazzling indoor pool and health club, and a spectacular art collection of 268 pieces on display to gaze upon throughout the hotel.
Enjoy your favorite beverage in The Fed, the hotel's new bar styled like a 1920s cocktail lounge, and savor the Italian specialties in Grana, the onsite restaurant.
For a special visit, reserve one of the 2-floor lofts or even the Chairman's Suite, complete with a grand piano and a dining room with seating for eight.
And don't be surprised when you see the Langham Hotel Boston on all the latest "10 Best Boston Hotels" lists.
Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown
99 Blackstone Street, Boston's Financial District
The 4-star Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown hotel overlooks the lush Rose Kennedy Greenway, one of the city's most gorgeous parks where you'll find seasonal beer gardens, farmers markets, outdoor art, fountains, monuments, and even a carousel.
Immediately across the Greenway is Boston's North End, home to many of the city's best Italian restaurants as well as a favorite of seafood lovers, Neptune Lobster. You can't go wrong with their iconic lobster roll, available in both hot and cold versions.
In other directions, you're also very close to the Financial District, Freedom Trail sites, and one of the oldest parts of the city where you'll find fun historical and Irish bars, a couple of markets, and all the boutiques and restaurants (and more bars) at Faneuil Marketplace.
In town to see the Bruins or Celtics? TD Garden is about 6-7 minutes on foot from the hotel.
Guestrooms feature almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, luxuriously comfortable furnishings, and in some, a balcony.
Free loaner bikes, a fitness room, and an onsite bar/lounge and restaurant are added pluses.
Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall
68 Devonshire Street, Boston's Downtown Financial District
Hyatt Centric Faneuil Market offers a fantastic downtown Boston location in the Financial District.
You're just a 5-minute walk from Faneuil Marketplace, the Boston Harbor Waterfront, and the historic Freedom Trail, and the Waterfront - an ideal location for business travelers as well as tourists.
You're also about 8-10 minutes on foot from TD Garden where you can catch a Bruins or Celtics game and star-studded concerts.
The 163 guestrooms and suites offer free wifi, smart TVs, bluetooth speakers, robes and slippers, and all the other amenities you'd expect in a high-end hotel. The hotel's onsite Bar Mercato gets high marks for its small plates and relaxed ambiance.
The Godfrey Hotel in Boston's Downtown Crossing
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.
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.
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.
Boston Harbor Hotel
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.
Hotel AKA Boston Common
If you love boutique hotels, you'll enjoy Boston's Hotel AKA Boston Common renowned for its friendly and helpful staff.
It's also one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Boston, sure to please both you and Pooch.
The top Downtown location between Boston Common and Faneuil Market positions you well 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.
Hyatt Regency Boston
The Hyatt Regency Boston's central downtown location on the edge of the Theatre District offers a convenient location to business travelers and tourists alike.
You're right in the middle of Boston's commercial district, and within easy walking distance (ie, 5 minutes or less) of major attractions, entertainment venues, and the waterfront.
When you book, look for money-saving packages and specials on the weekends.
You'll also enjoy the Regency brand's signature top-notch fitness room, onsite dining, and even direct access to Macy's department store next door.
Boston Insider Tip: Who Lives Downtown?
Unlike many American cities where the downtown business districts empty out at 5pm as everyone heads home to the suburbs, Boston's downtown neighborhood is home a sizeable number of residents - and the number keeps growing as construction of high-rise residential towers races to meet the housing demands of people who want to live here.
So if you're staying in a hotel in this part of the city, enjoy the amenities that residents enjoy: a vibrant entertainment scene in the many theaters and concert venues, fantastic restaurants and wine bars, the Boston Harbor waterfront just 5 minutes away on foot (and yes, you can walk everywhere in this super-convenient neighborhood), Bruins and Celtics games at nearby TD Garden, weekend dim sum in Chinatown, and tennis courts and impromptu soccer games on Boston Common.
More Hotels in Boston's Downtown District
Ritz-Carlton Boston Common
Boston's 5-star Ritz-Carlton overlooks Boston Common and offers all the fine amenities and top service you'd expect.
You can expect quiet but sumptuous luxury and plenty of special touches to make you feel at home in your room or suite.
Close to the Opera House, Paramount Center, and the Modern, Cutler Majestic, and Colonial Theatres.
Four Seasons Boston
Superb service and a spectacular location overlooking the Public Garden make the 5-star Four Seasons the favorite Boston luxury hotel of many business and leisure travelers.
There's a nice indoor pool, fitness area, terrific on-site dining.
The Four Seasons Boston is close to the Wang, Shubert, and Wilbur Theaters, and the Charles Playhouse, with the Colonial Theatre and Cutler Majestic also nearby.
Omni Parker House Boston
The luxurious Omni Parker Hotel, built in 1855, is Boston's most historic hotel, where Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Longfellow routinely met, dined, and drank.
The hotel's location on the Freedom Trail puts you just steps away from Boston Common, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and other top attractions, yet you're also next to the Financial District.
Be sure to stop by Parker's Restaurant for a taste of the Omni Parker's famous contributions to American cuisine: Parker House rolls and Boston Cream Pie.
Hilton Boston Downtown
Located in a 1928 Art Deco skyscraper, the Hilton 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, weekend packages, or 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.
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