Downtown Boston Hotels

Downtown Boston Hotels

Where to Stay in Downtown Boston

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

Fifteen Beacon

Downtown Boston Hotels - Fifteen Beacon

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 in Boston's Downtown Crossing

Godfrey Hotel in Boston's Theatre District
Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Boston/Theatre District

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.

Club Quarters

Downtown Boston Hotels - Club Quarters

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

Downtown Boston 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.

Ames Hotel

Downtown Boston Hotels - Ames Hotel

If minimalist chic with a touch of hip meshes with your ideal of the perfect decor, you'll love Boston's Ames Hotel located in an iconic 1893 skyscraper - Boston's first.

The luxury boutique hotel's 114 rooms include working fireplaces, sleek furnishings, and white marble walk-in showers with rain showerheads. 

The Ames' location at the edge of the downtown Financial District puts it equally close to Faneuil Hall, TD Garden, and Government Center.   

Nine Zero Hotel

Downtown Boston Hotels - Nine Zero Hotel

If you love boutique hotels, you'll enjoy Boston's Nine Zero Hotel, 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.

More Hotels in Boston's Downtown District

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common

Boston's 5-star Ritz-Carlton overlooks Boston Common and offers 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.

Langham Hotel Boston

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.

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 Hotel 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 - 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.  

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 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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