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15 Best Hotels in Downtown Boston

When you want to experience the best that Boston has to offer and have an easy commute to the city’s top attractions, the downtown area is a great place to be. Here, you’ll find a vibrant entertainment scene with theaters and concert spots, as well as restaurants and the waterfront close by. Downtown landmarks for your itinerary include the Greenway, City Hall, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, the Old South Meeting House, and Boston Common.

Especially if this is your first time visiting the city, consider staying at one of these top hotels in downtown Boston.

Boston Park Plaza A cherished downtown landmark hotel
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Boston Park Plaza

The Boston Park Plaza is a downtown landmark hotel that has gone through a $100 million renovation and is one of the best hotels in the city. The hotel is contemporary and elegant, with multiple onsite restaurants plus room service available. Guests have access to an expansive fitness club and TopGolf Swing Suite. This is one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the city when you pay a one-time $75 fee, and it even has a concierge that can arrange for dog walking services. There are hotel packages that include local tours and museum experiences.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple restaurants and room service

  • Pet-friendly with dog-walking services available

  • Hotel packages that include local experiences

Mandarin Oriental, Boston Mandarin Oriental Boston
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Mandarin Oriental, Boston

For a five-star experience in Boston at one of New England’s finest luxury hotels, book accommodation at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, which blends classic New England elegance with refined Asian touches. The hotel has an award-winning spa, fitness center, and meeting and event facilities. There are 148 guest rooms and suites here in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay on Boylston Street. Dine at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant for a twist on local fare and pamper yourself at the first and longest-running Forbes Five-Star spa in the city and state.

Key Amenities:

  • Five-star spa with various treatments

  • Gordon Ramsey restaurant for top-notch dining

  • Wedding and event venue spaces

Omni Parker House Omni Parker House
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Omni Parker House

The Omni Parker House is a downtown Boston hotel near Faneuil Hall and has been a local icon since 1855. It is an Italianate-style building with intricately carved moldings, an award-winning restaurant, and home to the birthplace of Boston cream pie. At the Omni, you’ll find a fully equipped fitness center and 23,000 square feet of meeting space. You can enhance your experience here with a package that makes trip planning easy. Dogs and cats under 25 pounds can stay here with you for a $125 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Award-winning restaurant and Boston cream pie

  • Fitness center and event space

  • Pet-friendly rooms for dogs and cats

Cambria Downtown Boston Hotel A stylish terrace to enjoy the views and fresh air
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Cambria Downtown Boston Hotel

Cambria Downtown Boston Hotel is a downtown/South Boston area hotel just a mile from the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. It offers an onsite restaurant, fitness center, business center, and free Wi-Fi. You’ll enjoy the speakeasy-style lobby and lounge, rooftop bar, and great location to access South Boston and the Seaport District.

Key Amenities:

  • Contemporary restaurant and bar serving locally inspired flavors

  • Speakeasy-style lobby bar

  • 4,000 square feet of event space

The Revolution Hotel The Revolution Hotel
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The Revolution Hotel

Here’s a unique boutique hotel inspired by Boston’s innovative spirit and the energy of the city. The Revolution Hotel has modern accommodations and offers lofts and suites with bathrooms in the rooms and down the hall from the rooms. Amenities offered at The Revolution Hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness center with Peloton bikes, water stations on guest floors, and copy and fax services. There’s a Mexican restaurant and bar here, as well as a coffee shop. Dogs are welcome for a small fee of just $25 and are greeted with a hotel-provided bed, bowl, and snacks.

Key Amenities:

  • Fitness center with Peloton bikes

  • Mexican restaurant and coffee shop

  • Dog-friendly rooms with pet amenities

The Harborside Inn The Harborside Inn
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The Harborside Inn

At The Harborside Inn, you’ll have a stylish stay in a boutique hotel near downtown, the Financial District, the waterfront, Faneuil Hall, and the Freedom Trail. The hotel was originally built in 1846 and has been renovated to become a European-inspired hotel with an independent spirit and hip cocktail lounge. It has 200 guest rooms that are uniquely styled and have a residential feel. You’ll love being in the heart of downtown Boston and taking advantage of the many amenities, including a complimentary vintage movie library, complimentary newspapers, a guest computer center and printer, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Guests will have discounted use of the Beacon Hill Athletic Club.

Key Amenities:

  • Hip cocktail lounge

  • Vintage movie library

  • Discounted use of nearby athletic club

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Downtown DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Downtown
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Downtown

One of the top Hilton hotels in Boston, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston – Downtown is in the heart of historic downtown Boston and was once where Don Bosco High School was located. It is surrounded by entertainment venues and dining options in the Theater District. From here, you can walk to the Boston Public Gardens and Massachusetts State House. The hotel has its own restaurant, bar, and Starbucks. There’s also a business center at the hotel. Standard in-room and lobby Wi-Fi costs $9.95, and valet parking is $59 per night.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurant, bar, and Starbucks onsite

  • Business center and meeting rooms available

  • Walking distance from downtown attractions

Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront
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Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront

For your waterfront experience in Boston, consider staying at the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront, which is charming and full of energy and a popular spot for staycationers. It offers boutique accommodations and is home to the Exhale Spa in a tranquil waterfront setting. For waterfront dining, there’s a grill serving local and organic ingredients on the menu. This is also a popular meeting and event venue. There are pet-friendly rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, laundry service, and valet parking available at the Battery Wharf Hotel.

Key Amenities:

  • Grill and café serving local, organic dishes

  • Pet-friendly rooms

  • Seasonal water taxi service available

W Boston W Boston
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W Boston

Here’s a contemporary hotel in downtown Boston that is stylish and sophisticated. The W Boston is a boutique hotel with custom décor and stunning views of the Theater District. There’s a lounge and restaurant on site, plus event spaces for celebrating and gathering. There are unique rooms here inspired by notorious Boston disruptors, such as Edgar Allan Poe and Aerosmith. The suites on the highest floors have epic views of the city and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Check out the beer garden with its 10-tap draft system and live music on Friday and Saturday nights that pairs perfectly with small bites and eclectic signature cocktails.

Key Amenities:

  • Fitness center and personal trainers

  • Swanky cocktail lounge with live music

  • Discount on spa services nearby

The Copley Square Hotel The city’s second-oldest hotel in continuous operation
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The Copley Square Hotel

Built in 1891, the Copley Square Hotel is a top choice for travelers wanting to spend time in one of the U.S.’s best cities to learn about American history. It is the second-oldest hotel in continuous operation in the city and has hosted many famous figures over the years. At the Copley, you’ll find a 24/7 fitness center, communal kitchen, and valet parking. Hue is an onsite dining venue with a supper club, bar, and speakeasy where you can enjoy cocktails and American food with Asian flair.

Key Amenities:

  • Supper club and speakeasy with cocktails

  • 24/7 fitness center

  • Communal kitchen

The Godfrey Hotel Boston Youthful, open-minded, snazzy, and sophisticated
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The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Situated in downtown Boston is The Godfrey Hotel Boston, which is a modern boutique hotel with early 1900s Gothic Revival roots. It offers a laid-back vibe for travelers in a lively neighborhood. The Godfrey is home to the eclectic RUKA Restobar, George Howell Coffee, and a welcoming lobby. There are meeting and event spaces in the hotel and many amenities to enjoy, including complimentary overnight shoeshine, same-day dry cleaning, complimentary bikes, and yoga mats. Guests must pay a daily urban fee of $35, but that gets you extra perks, such as spa credit, pet-friendly rooms, use of a Polaroid camera, and in-room snacks.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary bikes and in-room yoga mats

  • Valet laundry and dry cleaning services

  • Peruvian-Japanese restaurant and coffee shop  

InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel A waterfront hotel in the heart of downtown
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InterContinental Boston, an IHG Hotel

InterContinental Boston is a Boston spa hotel on the waterfront that puts you right where you want to be in the city. It offers elegant rooms and posh amenities, plus suites with fireplaces, soaking tubs, and sitting areas. The hotel has a spa for your wellness journey, an indoor pool, and a fitness center with Peloton bikes. At the spa, you can book an appointment for a glow facial, hot stone massage, couple’s massage, or mud treatment. This hotel allows pets weighing up to 25 pounds for a $100 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with massages, facials, and hand and foot treatments

  • 45-foot indoor lap pool

  • Dog-friendly room with dog sitting and walking services

The Westin Copley Place, Boston The Westin Copley Place, Boston
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The Westin Copley Place, Boston

Another top hotel in Boston is The Westin Copley Place, which puts you close to the downtown attractions. From here, you can walk to the upscale Copley Place shops, and the Boston Symphony Hall is within easy reach. There are onsite restaurants and a lobby bar serving handcrafted cocktails. The hotel has a 57,493-square-foot event space and pet-friendly rooms, so you don’t have to leave your pup at home. You can enhance your stay here with live music, cooking classes, and other unique experiences.

Key Amenities:

  • Restaurants and lobby cocktail bar

  • Pet-friendly rooms

  • Live music and cooking class opportunities

Hyatt Regency Boston Take a seat and relax or socialize
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Hyatt Regency Boston

The Hyatt Regency Boston is in the heart of downtown and in a walkable location near attractions, restaurants, and neighborhoods, including Chinatown and the Theater District. The hotel has a direct connection to the MBTA train and a lobby bar that serves world-class wines, scotch collections, and colorful cocktails, plus delicious desserts that include cobblers and Boston cream pies. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant, fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, and meeting facilities. The fitness center is open 24/7, and the pet rules allow up to two dogs weighing up to 75 pounds combined for a fee of $100.

Key Amenities:

  • Lobby restaurant and bar

  • Pet-friendly rooms

  • Direct connection to the MBTA train

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Luxury by the Seaport District
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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

When you want to be near downtown, you can also stay in the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, which has a scenic waterfront location on Congress Street. Capiz Lounge is the onsite bar and lounge that specializes in small bites and craft cocktails. There are over 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space at the hotel, making it a popular spot for social events and conferences. There are package deals that include breakfast and other perks. Some amenities to look forward to include an indoor pool, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi.

Key Amenities:

  • Bar and lounge for cocktails and small bites

  • Indoor pool and fitness center

  • Meeting and event space available

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