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If you’re traveling to Boston with the main purpose to catch a game at legendary Fenway Park, the last thing you’ll want to do is deal with the stress that comes with driving and trying to find parking. Fortunately, there are a number of things to do and excellent hotels and vacation rentals that will put you within a short walk of all the action. Some even offer views of the field.
Whether you’re looking for something more budget-friendly or luxurious, you’ll find the perfect base on this list.
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Just a few blocks from Fenway Park in the Back Bay neighborhood, Hotel Commonwealth provides an ideal base to catch a game and enjoy many city attractions. There’s no need to deal with the hassle of driving and parking, and some of the rooms even face the iconic field. All are spacious, especially by Boston standards, and include amenities like Serta pillow-top beds with Italian linens, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVS, free Wi-Fi, and soundproofed windows for a more peaceful night’s sleep. If you’re a passionate baseball fan, you can even book the Fenway Park Suite with Balcony which pays homage to the ballpark with a bespoke baseball theme. It includes two 48″ flat-screen TVs, a DVD library with classic baseball movies, and signed memorabilia.
A short walk from Fenway and within easy reach of Boston Commons, with the Hynes Convention Center right across the street, the Hilton Boston Back Bay offers rather sizable standard rooms for Boston and all come with Hilton’s signature Serenity Beds with down duvets and pillows, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with nearly 50 channels. There’s a casual on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner based on fresh, local ingredients, and a fitness center that includes an indoor heated pool and sundeck, Jacuzzi, Life Fitness cardio equipment, and flat-screen TVs.
EnVision Hotel is a boutique property within walking distance to Fenway, outstanding restaurants, and world-class museums. An intimate property with just 39 rooms, all include flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, desks, robes, and slippers. Baseball-loving guests can even take advantage of the Boston Red Sox Package which includes a pre-loaded Charlie Card and goodie bags. There’s also a fitness center with Wii, and a cafe serving fresh-baked goods.
Just steps away from Fenway Park, enjoy a comfortable stay that includes an indoor pool by booking a room at this all-suite hotel. Choose from studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom family suites, all of which come with full kitchens that have stoves and refrigerators. Plus, it has the only rooftop bar in the Fenway neighborhood, providing spectacular views over the ballpark too. Guests also enjoy a complimentary full breakfast, free coffee and tea, a fitness center, convenience store, and laundry facilities on-site.
Ideal for the baseball and rock ‘n roll fans, The Verb is not only adjacent Fenway, but the entire hotel, including the rooms, feature museum-quality memorabilia. You’ll even have your own record player and access to this unique property’s extensive vinyl library for guests’ exclusive use which includes everything from the earliest roots of rock through today’s favorites. It also offers a special Fenway Park Package that includes locally-sourced beer, peanuts, and Verb swag. When you’re not out exploring or cheering on the team, enjoy the heated outdoor pool and sundeck. Dining can be enjoyed at Hojoko, which offers everything from sashimi and ramen to fresh sushi.
Originally built in 1925, The Eliot Hotel is just over a 10-minute walk from Fenway Park and offers the grandeur of yesteryear with plenty of luxuries. Most of the rooms are suites with one or two bedrooms, and all have flat-screen TVs with free HBO, minibars, and marble bathrooms with thick robes. Guests get a free pass to the Boston Sports Club nearby and the on-site restaurant, UNI, that serves classic breakfasts and Japanese cuisine with Korean, Malay, and Thai influences for dinner. It includes a sushi bar, too.
This studio space is located at Sonder at Pierce Boston which overlooks the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood just a 6-minute walk from the ballpark. It offers a home away from home for visitors to the city with a fully equipped kitchen and a washer/dryer along with magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a fitness center and a yoga studio but, when it comes to facilities, the highlight is the game room on the 18th-floor with one of the most incredible views around. While there is no restaurant on-site, you’ll find many places to eat and drink within walking distance and top attractions nearby.
This one-bedroom condo sits on the second floor of a historic walk-up brownstone, just a 10-minute walk to Fenway Park and within walking distance of many popular attractions. It sleeps up to three with an addition of a queen-size air mattress and includes a 55″ flat-screen HDTV with OnDemand, central a/c, and a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker. Coin laundry facilities are available in the basement. Guests rave about the comfort and the location.
Located in a charming 1896 brownstone on a quiet road lined with trees, this Airbnb offers a B&B stay for up to two guests. It’s within five minutes on foot to Fenway and the Charles River, while being close to just about everything else visitors come to Boston for, from the historic sites to Boston University. It’s been a private residence for two generations with the original architectural details well-preserved while guest rooms sit on the 3rd and 4th floors. All include mini-fridges, kettles, and bathrooms along with a complimentary daily breakfast.
Set within a colonial-style brick building in Boston’s art district, Symphony Place is a one-bedroom that accommodates up to four guests. It will put you within walking distance of Fenway Park as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more. You’ll have a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and cable TV, with a washer/dryer in the basement available upon request. The highlights for many guests are the immaculate interior and idyllic location in a quiet neighborhood yet close to all the action near Fenway Park.
This sunny Vrbo rental is a first-floor unit that overlooks picturesque Beacon Street just four blocks from Fenway Park with a Whole Foods Market right next door. You’ll have a well-stocked kitchen, a Smart TV, and a lavish bathroom that includes a hand-end shower system with a pebble floor and both a wall and handheld jet. Laundry facilities are available in the basement.
Located on Beacon Street within walking distance to Fenway and just steps to public transport, with many shops and restaurants right across the street, this luxury apartment includes four bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, accommodating up to eight guests. It sits within a historic brownstone and includes a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV with HBO and other premium channels, ultra-fast Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer. Guests love the comfortable beds, the spacious layout, and the friendly responsive owner.
This studio for two offers an ideal location for baseball fans, just 10 minutes on foot to Fenway, set within a brownstone building on Beacon Street. It’s a sunny ground floor unit with all the essentials, including a comfy queen-size bed with a pillow-top mattress, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen. With its own renovated private entrance, you’ll feel more like you’re on a staycation in Boston than a trip far from home.
Enjoy an oasis in the city by staying at this comfy studio in the Back Bay neighborhood. It sleeps up to four guests and an elegant Victorian-era feel with vaulted ceilings and a marble mantle. It has a full kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine, but you’ll find many coffee shops and restaurants just steps away. Fenway and the Charles River are within two blocks of this space, ideal for serene morning walks and access to the park. And, unlike many rentals in the city, it also comes with free parking.