If you’re looking for budget hotels in Boston, it’s a hard task. Boston is rated as the sixth most expensive city in the world for hotels, so finding a bargain place to stay is tough. But that’s not to say there aren’t rooms out there for 150 USD or less per night, you can even find some at 100 USD or less! So, here we present ten of our favourites, from big chain hotels to the quaintest of boutiques, all without sacrificing quality and comfort.
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston offers affordable rooms with features not out of place in more upmarket hotels. The modern rooms all have free WiFi, iPod docks, picture windows, air conditioning and private bathrooms. The facilities are just as impressive, with an on-site gym, lounge, and the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, featuring a range of US and British meals.
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
Address: 161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 89 (GBP 69)
Hotel 140 is an excellent choice for budget accommodation that feels anything but. Inside the small but perfectly appointed, clean and modern rooms, you’ll find everything you need for a great stay. All rooms feature WiFi, bathrooms, fridges, free cable TV and guests can enjoy food through the day in the excellent Viga Italian Eatery in the lobby.
The hotel is located a short walk from the Boston Common and Copley Square, perfect for tourists. One special feature of Hotel 140 is that guests can enjoy live performances by the Lyric Stage Company, located in the same building.
Address: 140 Clarendon Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116, USA (see map)
Price: price from USD 98 (GBP 76)
Located just a few blocks from downtown Boston, in the Roundhouse building, this is a comfortable and modern hotel from the Best Western chain. Sure, it might not be the most characterful of hotels, but the rooms are clean, modern, spacious and well-appointed and best of all, come in at under 100 USD a night. There’s free parking, a continental breakfast, free WiFi, air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
Best Western Plus Boston Hotel
Address: 891 Massachusetts Ave, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02118, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 98 (GBP 76)
With modern, clean, and simply styled rooms, the Midtown Hotel is another of those rarest of things in Boston, a hotel under 100 USD a night. Offering free WiFi, on-site parking, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and a small but perfectly formed outdoor pool, the Midtown is a great choice. Conveniently located just a mile from Fenway Park, this is a perfect location to explore Boston.
The Midtown Hotel
Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02115, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 98 (GBP 76)
Located on the side of the Charles River, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge is a delight. Large rooms, stylish bathrooms, simple but comfortable furniture, and free WiFi are all included. The hotel’s amenities include on-site dining at the Boathouse 4000 and the Fusion Lounge, a swimming pool and a picture perfect rooftop terrace, to enjoy a relaxing drink watching the Boston skyline.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge
Address: 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston/Brighton, Boston, MA 02134, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 103 (GBP 80)
Hotel Buckminster is a historic and traditional Boston hotel, overlooking Fenway Park. The rooms all feature large windows, a cable TV, microwave, fridge, free WiFi, on-site parking, air conditioning, and private bathrooms.
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Address: 645 Beacon Street, Fenway Kenmore, Boston, MA 02215, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 107 (GBP 83)
The Chandler Inn Hotel is a smaller hotel but it still offers relative luxury, with modern furnishings, free WiFi, an iPod dock, and a private bathroom with a luxurious, walk-in marble shower. The hotel is located within ten minutes walk of the Back Bay area and the Newbury Street shopping and eating experience.
Chandler Inn Hotel
Address: 26 Chandler Street, South End, Boston, MA 02116, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 108 (GBP 84)
Boston Park Plaza is a long established Boston Hotel, first opening its doors in 1927. Situated in the Theatre District, it’s just 150 yards (137.2 meters) from the Boston Public Garden, 400 yards (365.8 meters) from the Boston Common and 500 yards (457.2 meters) from the John Hancock Tower. The hotel looks and feels far more luxurious than the price tag suggests, with beautiful frontage, an ultra-modern lobby and spacious and comfortable rooms. Your room includes air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Boston Park Plaza
Address: 50 Park Plaza, Theatre District, Boston, MA 02116, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 117 (GBP 91)
The Charlesmark Hotel is a delightful boutique hotel, located in a historic building in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, at Copley Square. The rooms are spacious and modern, and there’s free WiFi throughout. It’s a great hotel deal for less than 120 USD a night.
Address: 655 Boylston Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116, USA (see map)
Price: from USD 119 (GBP 91)
Our final choice is something very, very special. The Verb Hotel might be at the very top end of what you might consider budget, but this is Boston after all, where prices for hotels are far more expensive than many other cities. But the Verb is worth it, even if you only stay for a special night. The rooms might be on the small side, but they are perfectly appointed and comfortable, with private and luxurious bathrooms and air conditioning. The lobby and lounges are stylish and fun, and the outdoor pool, overlooked by the rooms with their coloured window panes, is a spectacular sight at night.
The Verb Hotel
Address: 1271 Boylston Street, Fenway Kenmore, Boston, MA 02215, USA (see map)
Price: From USD 124 (GBP 96)
Brilliant budget hotels in Boston - making the impossible possible!
Finding budget hotels in Boston may seem hard, as the city is one of the most expensive. But we’ve found ten of the best, all for prices starting at less than 130 USD per night. Every one of our choices offers you an accommodation experience that feels far more expensive than the bill will tell you. Staying in Boston on a budget and having a great trip is possible.
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