No matter where in the world you are visiting, your choice of accommodation is an important element of your stay. The location can make a difference to both the convenience of accessing amenities and leisure activities, and to the pleasure you get from your surroundings. Your hotel room and the facilities within your hotel can have an impact on your comfort and overall enjoyment. When visiting Boston, there is a vast choice of places to stay as there are hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are the 20 best hotels in Boston in 2019.
20. Taj Boston
Taj Boston is sometimes referred to as the ‘crown jewel of Boston hotels’. The wide range of amenities and services on offer mean that this hotel will appeal to many different travelers. There is a restaurant, a bar, a business center, babysitting services, and business facilities. The restaurant offers both French and South American-inspired cuisine, so you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience without leaving the hotel. The rooms include plush furniture along with a range of modern amenities. Taj Boston is located on the edge of the Boston Public Garden, so it is in the ideal location for sightseeing. This hotel is affiliated with the Leading Hotels of the World, so members can earn and redeem points for staying at this hotel.
19. The Boxer Boston Hotel
Set within the historic Flatiron Building, this hotel adds a modern element to the historic architecture. It is a boutique hotel in downtown Boston that is within walking distance of some of the city’s top attractions. The cozy, modern rooms offer a wide range of amenities with some luxury touches. The customer service at The Boxer Boston Hotel is excellent. The hotel’s restaurant, Finch, serves New England classics from breakfast through to dinner. There is also a bar in the hotel where guests can relax with a drink after a long day of sightseeing and exploring the surrounding area.
18. Seaport Boston Hotel
A waterfront hotel, the Seaport Hotel Boston and World Trade Center has a whopping 428 rooms and suites, so it is one of the larger hotels in the city. It also offers more event space than any other hotel in Boston, says The Telegraph. The rooms have excellent views across the harbor, and the rooms have a wide range of amenities that aim to make a guest’s stay comfortable and convenient. This hotel also has a large heated indoor pool.
17. Battery Wharf Hotel
This hotel is so-called because it sits on the pier of Battery Wharf. The two dining venues are what attracts many visitors to this accommodation as the quality of the food on offer is exceptional. However, there is plenty more to love about this hotel. It has a full-service spa and an on-site maritime museum. Therefore, guests do not even need to leave the hotel to dine or for entertainment. However, it is ideally located for exploring some of the major attractions of Boston, and it is also surrounded by shops and restaurants. The sophisticated and airy rooms offer all the amenities you will need during your stay.
16. The Godfrey Hotel Boston
You will find The Godfrey Hotel Boston next to Boston Common, so it is close to many major attractions, including Boston Public Garden, Freedom Trail, and the New England Aquarium. Its location appeals to both leisure and business travelers. Business travelers will also appreciate the business facilities in the hotel, such as a large event space and free Wi-Fi access. Leisure travelers can take advantage of the free bike rentals, the free guided tours, and the 24-hour gym. The rooms offer all the amenities that you would expect in a modern hotel, and there are some luxurious touches to add extra appeal. The on-site restaurant, Ruka, serves Japanese-Peruvian fusion food, and there is also a coffee shop within the hotel that serves pastries and snacks. The location of the hotel means that guests also have many excellent dining options in the surrounding area.
15. The Colonnade Hotel, Boston
Ideally located within walking distance of many local landmarks, amenities, and attractions, this hotel has been operated by the same family since 1971. They have set high standards for customer service, and strive to meet all the needs of their guests. The modern rooms are filled with natural light and include all the modern amenities that a guest could need, including super-fast free Wi-Fi and HD LCD TVs.
14. The Lenox Hotel
One of the oldest hotels in the Back Bay area of Boston, the history of the building is reflected both on the exterior and the interior of the building. The rooms combine original design elements along with bespoke décor that adds a touch of modernity. This hotel is home to City Bar, where many people meet for drinks, so it has a lively atmosphere. There are also two restaurants at the hotel, both of which serve top-quality food in stunning surroundings.
13. The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection
This is a mid-century building that is architecturally interesting, and many people will find aesthetically pleasing. It is a boutique property that has had some modern twists added to the interior to give it a funky vibe. One of the best features of the hotel is the trendy rooftop bar, which is called the Lookout Bar. Not only can you enjoy a drink and live music, but you can also enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline. The food on offer at this restaurant is also top-notch, as it is home to Chef Tatiana Rosana’s Outlook Bar & Kitchen, which serves international cuisine.
12. Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
Luxury and relaxation are key elements of a stay at the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel. The hotel is located within walking distance of Faneuil Hall and Boston Common. Guests can enjoy complimentary wine receptions, in-room spa treatments, luxurious rooms, and gourmet snacks. There is a sophisticated on-site restaurant that serves contemporary food and refreshing cocktails.
11. The Eliot Hotel
The elegance of this hotel is apparent before you even step inside, says CN Traveler. It is a neo-Georgian building that was built in 1925. Upon entering the hotel, the sense of grandeur is clear as marble is highly featured in the magnificent lobby. The rooms also feature marble and are tastefully designed to give a feeling of opulence. Guests can also enjoy dining at the hotel’s restaurant Uni, which is one of the top Japanese restaurants in Boston.
10. InterContinental Boston
If you want to stay in a waterfront location, then this hotel is a good option. Both business and leisure travelers are attracted to this impressive waterfront hotel, as it is located within walking distance of both historic sights and the Financial District. Unlike many city hotels, the InterContinental Boston boasts a large outdoor space, which is a feature that makes it stand out from its competitors.
9. Four Seasons One Dalton
According to Forbes, Four Seasons One Dalton is one of the newest hotels in Boston, and it makes Boston one of only eight cities in the world that has two Four Seasons hotels in its borders. This hotel is located along the historic Back Bay, and it an impressive, modern, glass structure. Its location is ideal for traveling foodies, and it boasts the outstanding Zuma eatery. The accommodation is of the luxurious standard you would expect from a Four Seasons hotel.
8. Hotel Commonwealth
There is a fusion of Colonial style and modern design in this hotel, and the interior is an updated take on New England design with neutral colors and accents of wood. Hotel Commonwealth offers spacious rooms that are beautifully designed. There are three of the best bars and restaurants in Boston located within the hotel. It is located close to the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, and Boston University.
7. Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Since 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza has stood proudly next to the Boston Public Library, and it has become one of the most iconic facades in Boston. Despite the long history of the hotel, the rooms have been kept updated to meet the expectations of the modern traveler. Therefore, guests will find classic elements to the design along with some modern touches. Many of the rooms have great views over Copley Square. One of the best features of the hotel is its food. The breakfast menu options are amazing, and the room service menu is best described as decadent.
6. The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
A boutique option, this hotel was originally a prison that was built in 1851 and was considered an eyesore of the city. However, it was ideally located on the streets of Beacon Hill close to Charles River and Massachusetts General Hospital. The property was given a complete overhaul and reopened in 2007 as a hotel. Now it is the perfect example of how a fusion of old and new can truly work if it is done right. While the history of the building is acknowledged, the design is predominantly contemporary. The floor-to-ceiling windows in most rooms mean that guests have sweeping views across the river.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Boston
For one of the best views of the city, stay at the Ritz-Carlton Boston. The location of the hotel means that it overlooks Boston Common and guests can enjoy stunning views of the Public Garden, the park, and Charles River. The service is world-class, and guests have access to excellent facilities, including the Avery Bar and the Equinox Sports Club.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Boston
The central location of Four Seasons Boston makes it an ideal place to stay for most visitors to Boston due to its proximity to the amenities, attractions, and transport links. Despite being in such a busy area, the hotel manages to have a tranquil vibe. Although the hotel has been open for more than 30 years, it had a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2017 so that it is now more upscale than ever before. Relaxation is a key focus at this hotel, and they offer private yoga lessons and in-room spa treatments.
3. Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental hotels have an international reputation for luxury and outstanding service, and their Boston offering is no different. When you step out of Boylston Street and into the grand marble lobby of the hotel, it is like stepping into another world. The interior of the hotel is minimalistic and elegant, and the rooms have Art Deco accents. There are also Asian-inspired antiques throughout the hotel. The team at this hotel is committed to delivering top-quality service while providing guests with comfort and luxury.
2. Boston Harbor Hotel
Located in Rowes Wharf, this hotel is considered the original five-star waterfront hotel. From the outside, the hotel is impressive with its grandiose archway. It overlooks the river is an architectural icon of this part of the city. One inside, guests can enjoy comfortable and aesthetically pleasing rooms that make the most of natural light and have either city or water views. All the rooms are spacious and have interesting features, such as rainfall showers and high-quality linens, that add to a guest's enjoyment of their stay.
1. XV Beacon
Based on Trip Advisor reviews and ratings, US News ranks XV Beacon as the best hotel in Boston in 2019. Guests can enjoy the classically-designed and sophisticated room at this hotel, which is centrally located at the foot of Beacon Hill next to Massachusetts State House. This is a great place to stay for steak lovers, as the hotel’s restaurant Mooo is one of the top steakhouses in Boston. The roof deck allows guests of the hotel to relax while enjoying superb views of the Common and Charles River.
Written by Garrett Parker
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