Boston Hotels

The best Boston hotel rates can be found in winter, but online specials throughout the year, which sometimes include breakfast, are much cheaper than rack rates.

The hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$300)
Moderate (US$100 to US$300)
Cheap (up to US$100)
These prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and exclude sales tax (14.45%) which is usually added to the bill at the end. Breakfast is not included, unless otherwise stated.

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Luxury Moderate Cheap

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

(617) 338 4400.

The hotel offers 273 guest rooms, including 77 luxury suites, many with picture postcard views of Boston’s Public Garden, Beacon Hill and the gilded dome of the State House. Newbury Street's renowned shopping enclave, Charles Street and the vibrant Theater District are all within easy reach. Meanwhile, service is superb and the furnishing reflect its New England heritage with contemporary, neutral hues. The youngest guests are catered for well, too.

Hotel Marlowe

(617) 868 8000.

Stars, compasses, planets and diamond/harlequin patterns are part of the 'discovery' motif at the funky and fun Hotel Marlowe. Around the faux-marble fireplace of the tufted-velvet walled Living Room, there are complimentary evening wine hours and Wednesday evening poetry readings. Comfortable crimson and gold guest rooms are accented with velvet, leopard-print carpets, furry blankets and amenities that include modern electronic comfort, Aveda toiletries and leopard-patterned terrycloth robes. Even four-legged guests are regaled with leopard-print collar tags, treats and other pet services. The inviting American-styled brasserie, Bambara, is adjacent to the hotel.

25 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, Boston, United States

Mandarin Oriental

(617) 535 8888.

Located in the cosy Back Bay, the Mandarin Oriental combines comfort and style to produce one of Boston's most luxurious and trendy hotels. Rooms resonate with classic oriental styles with a modern flare and boast beautiful views of the Back Bay cityscape. After a long day of touring and shopping, enjoy a soak in the oversized Jacuzzi baths or indulge in a massage at the Mandarin Oriental's five-star spa. Perfect for a business retreat or a relaxing holiday, the Mandarin Oriental will not disappoint.

Hotel Commonwealth

(617) 933 5000.

Avoid the hassle of Fenway on game day and enjoy the game with amazing Fenway Park views. Hotel Commonwealth is right in the centre of Kenmore Square with easy access to Fenway, Newbury Street, and the Kenmore T station to take you anywhere in the city. Spend a cosy evening in the Kenmore rooms overlooking Kenmore square, or live it up in the presidential suite with a Jacuzzi bath, plasma TVs and a fire place. With the high convenience and low prices you can afford to treat yourself.

The Liberty Hotel

(617) 224 4000.

Prison chic is made a reality in the Liberty Hotel. For 120 years, the Charles Street Jail held some of Boston's most infamous criminals but in 2001, Liberty designers converted the building into a classy, unique hotel. Much of the décor mirrors the building's 20th-century charms, including The Clink restaurant which features authentic cell bars and the main lobby that reveals the inner atrium of the original prison. Far from being prison-like, this upscale hotel boasts all the necessary 21st-century amenities along with stunning views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline.

Boston Harbor Hotel

(617) 439 7000.

Anchoring the gentrification of the waterfront, the handsome architecture of BHH has become a Boston landmark. While the 230 luxuriously appointed rooms are comforting, the hotel offers many activities, hosts concerts and exhibitions, has an outstanding health club and spa, plus a marina. Its Meritage restaurant specialises in wine and food pairings. There is accessibility to yacht charters for sightseeing or sport fishing. Chauffeur service available.

Liberty Clipper

(617) 742 0333.

Between June and September only, board one of Boston's elegant tall ships for an alternative, budget accommodation option. Moored in the historic waterfront district of Boston, a block from the North End and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, you will be offered a choice of one of six cabins all featuring a skylight, hot/cold water, three shared bathrooms and three shared showers. This is definitely an experience.

67 Long Wharf, Boston, United States

Oasis Guest House

(617) 267 2262.

Located in Boston's Back Bay neighbhourhood, this comfortable guesthouse offers free internet access, telephones and TVs in all rooms as well as a complimentary breakfast every morning.

HI-Boston

(617) 536 9455.

This cheap and cheerful hostel offers 481 beds in total, and is niftily located in the Theater District/Chinatown area. There is a games room, cafe bar, internet access and laundry facilities. If you're not a member of HI, you have to pay a daily $3 charge, but this is still one of the cheapest, centrally located accommodation options around.

19 Stuart Street, Boston, United States

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Edited by Tina Banerjee
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