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Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Boston, MA - Updated 2020

Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Boston, MA - Updated 2020
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The city of Boston, Massachusetts is not only one of the United States’ most beloved cities, it’s also one of its most visited with close to twenty-million projected to do so this year according to their local tourism board statistics. It’s not hard to understand why – the city is an invigorating blend of history that dates back to the country’s origins and the numerous innovations in various industries here. Being in Boston lets visitors soak up a great deal of fun and culture throughout its neighborhoods from Beacon Hill to the Back Bay. For those looking to visit here, Boston is also in high supply of Airbnb vacation rentals that will allow you to maximize the thrill of being there, particularly in the downtown area which has a lot of attractions. Read on for more information on which would be the best one for you.

1. Bay Village Boston (from USD 49)

Just on the edge of the Back Bay area lies this vacation rental, which is also steps from the Boston Common. It’s composed of an entire home in a tranquil neighborhood marked by winding streets. The home can accommodate up to ten people at a time, with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms doing so. It’s close to two main lines on Boston’s subway system and has a full package of amenities available which include an indoor fireplace as well as wireless internet and a full modern kitchen.

3 BR|2.5 BA Renovated House Parking Top Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
279 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I felt like the price was justified
The space was spotless and comfortable everything we expected (although a bit more cramped than the photos might imply)
The AC came in especially handy during the heat wave
Was disappointed that two pull out beds were broken (one on the third floor and one on the 4th floor)
Plus nearby covered parking was included in the rental rate
Cleanliness:
Place is very clean and spacious
Place was very clean and John was very responsive
It is very clean and a great layout
The place was clean & comfy
The description and reviews we read were very accurate
Host:
John was an amazing host Even though we never met in person
John was a great host and
John is responsive and well organized
John is an exceptional host
John is a highly responsive and helpful host
Location:
to downtown restaurant and Boston
passes we were minutes to many downtown venues and enjoyed walking the safe neighborhood
great location and a surplus of amenities
The location was perfect with easy access to restaurants parks and any downtown activity within 15 minutes
Right in the Theater District and close to everywhere
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2. A modern apartment (from USD 167)

Nestled in Downtown Crossing close to Boston Public Garden, this apartment offers two bedrooms and three bathrooms that can accommodate four people. Let the natural light make you feel fresh as soon as you wake up. Prepare your breakfast in the modern kitchen. High-speed internet can be accessed for free to stay connected with everyone you love back home.

Sonder | Boston Common | Sun-Filled 2BR
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
84 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
Lovely modern apartment right beside China town
was the fact that the apartment has paper thin walls in the bedrooms
Best place hands down top class
Exactly as shown Two master bedrooms upstairs were spacious and comfortable and private Full bathroom downstairs
The kitchen is fully equipped the beds more than comfortable and the fact that each bedroom is ensuite is a real plus
Cleanliness:
very beautiful and clean beds are comfortable
Can't beat the location
The place is so clean and had everything we needed
the bed was VERY comfortable and I slept very well though
apartment was clean and tidy and location to subway
Host:
Sonder made booking easy and communicated frequently with us before arrival
The outside door security code didn't work one day and the doorman wasn't there to let us inside
but they generally let people go about their business with the occasional request for loose change )
Very clean and host responded very quickly when there was an issue with the wifi
The host is very responsive via text and tries to address any issues you may have pertaining to the apartment
Location:
the subway system has multiple locations nearby
This location is perfect Walking distance to basically everything
The location is next to T stations convenience store and bank
It's one block from Boston Common and a five-minute walk to Downtown Crossing
Great place and location easy access and close to everywhere
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3. North End/Financial District (from USD 227)

Boston’s famed Little Italy neighborhood is right nearby this vacation rental, as is the venerated Freedom Trail that winds through the city and connects many of its important historical landmarks and other sites. Those opting to stay here will have access to the entire apartment, which can accommodate up to eight guests between two bedrooms and a common living room area along with two bathrooms. The place is neatly decorated and comes with an amenities package that includes a light breakfast, a check-in process with a doorman and wireless internet access.

FLEXIBLE LEASES Downtown 4 Beds 2 Bath Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
151 reviews
Entire serviced apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
there are 8 steps leading to the elevator
The condo is nice and roomy with comfortable beds and nice furnishings
It is loud with the windows open
comfortable beds -good room layout and furniture for our needs
We were in town for a training right down the street
Cleanliness:
The Apartment is really nice and clean
we were very pleased with everything
and it was very large and roomy
The space was clean and spacious
The 2 king beds were very comfortable and both bathrooms were very serviceable and not small in size
Host:
John was very helpful in greeting us
We did arrive early however Olivia knew this weeks before we arrived
Some amenities are not accurately advertised
Spacious and well kept Hosts were very nice and responsive
The person meeting us was in such a hurry he failed to give us the password for entering and leaving the apartment
Location:
the location of this apartment perfect with lots of shops and restaurants just steps from it
and it's just a short walk to the North End Boston Public Market
You are also steps away from Quincy Market
Two Starbucks within walking distance
Nice place in a great location
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4. A spacious apartment (from USD 113)

Are you traveling by yourself or with a partner to Boston? This spacious apartment provides an excellent hideaway place right in the heart of the city. Sleep comfortably in the bedroom that comes with a cozy queen-size bed. The bathroom comes with essentials you can find in your own house. The kitchen is great for cooking breakfast and making your morning coffee. Other facilities include a bright living area and access to wireless internet.

Sonder | Boston Common | Welcoming 1BR
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
62 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The bed was incredibly comfortable
Nice touches like fluffy towels
The room was comfortable and well equipped Highly recommended
but they use Airbnb to find renters
Street noise is noticeable throughout the night
Cleanliness:
The apartment is stylish and exactly as pictured
Clean bright spacious and super modern
The apartment is beautifully furnished and was sparkling clean which was greatly appreciated
While this place was in a nice central location and design and aesthetics was very clean and immaculate
The apartment is exactly as described
Host:
We did however have some disappointments
so they moved us to another house which was fabulous as well
Even worse they did not refund me fully
Sonder is very responsive Instructions are clear
Otherwise had a wonderfully easy check-in and the code is so much easier than carrying a key Gorgeous space definitely recommend
Location:
and in a prime location where you can walk to anyplace in the city
Good location to walk a lot of Boston
Convenient location in Chinatown/Downtown area
But it's a great location and good value
Location was great Access easy
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5. Downtown Boston by Sonder (from USD 175)

High style is the tone set here by this vacation rental, which is located in a building within Boston’s Financial District. There’s great views of the harbor and surrounding area from this studio, and it can accommodate up to four guests between two bedrooms with two bathrooms included. Many of the city’s historical sights such as the Paul Revere House are in walking distance. The amenities that are offered here include TV, a work space for business travelers and wireless internet access.

Sonder | Financial District | Chic 2BR
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
56 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
First off it is advertised as king size beds
a big full equipped kitchen
No inside only deadbolt/lock Shower glass wall only covers ~40% of the shower opening letting heat escape & allowing water to exit out to the bathroom floor Tried the washing machine on my final ...
uploading drivers license etc
The apartment was just as described
Cleanliness:
The apartment was very clean plenty of sheets linens and
There were enough clean towels available
The beds had clean and fresh sheets
Great location and very clean
Clean spacious and everything you'd need as a business traveler
Host:
The host was always available for questions any time of the day and always responded promptly
Perfect location Be aware that even though Sonder assured me there wasn't a problem with the washing
Host was available and very attentive before during and after my stay
Sonder is excellent responsive and easy
The Sonder team was extremely helpful throughout the trip and made our stay very comfortable
Location:
Great location Can walk to anything
Great space in a perfect location
The location of this apartment is amazing Just a block and a half to quincy market
Good location safe neighborhood smooth 24 hour check-
So convenient for everything and like 5-10min walk to all the restaurants in the North End
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6. A bright loft in downtown area (from USD 289)

Set on Broad Street just steps away from Greenway, the loft is a great base to explore top attractions in Boston. Feel warm and comfortable as you see the wood floors and luxury bedding. The beamed ceilings and brick walls provide a relaxed and calm atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and boasts a breakfast bar and coffee and tea station. The living room features a large-screen TV and a comfortable seating space.

NEW! Walk Everywhere Downtown, 1BR Modern Loft
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
36 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(flat is on 4
This flat/studio is the best
the layout and high ceilings make it feel much larger
Spotless easy to access and very modern and more comfy than any hotel
It's equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
The loft was nicely decorated and and many amenities
Host:
the host thought of every amenity even coffee and creamer
Kelly was a great host
the hosts were very responsive
great place great host definitely recommend to everyone
Kelly was a quick to respond and accommodating Hands down one of the best rental experiences I've ever had
Location:
Stylish loft in great location
Great location a short walk to many attractions
The location is in the center of downtown right next door to the Hilton
Beautiful space - GREAT location
easy to walk both to the conference centre in one direction or usual
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7. Downtown Crossing by Sonder (from USD 118)

This vacation rental is only a short distance from two lines on the T in the Downtown Crossing area. The studio apartment is set up to provide a cool atmosphere for guests. It can accommodate up to two guests with one bedroom and bathroom. The amenities provided by the host include fresh linen for the bedroom, bathroom essentials and a full kitchen at the guests’ disposal.

Sonder | Winthrop Square | Airy Studio
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
28 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
All as expected - good experience
mystery smears on the walls
Only complaint (and fairly minor) was the level of cleanliness in the space
The room was exactly as advertised
The amenities were great; hot showers with good pressure and comfortable beds
Cleanliness:
Clean and professionally decorated facilities but check the locations closely
Our apartment was very clean and matched the pictures
full kitchen if you want to cook very clean
The pictures make it look brand
For one the building and common areas before you reach the unit are quite dated/dusty
Host:
Team is very hospitable and responsive
Sonder team were friendly and super helpful when I had questions
Cute comfy and clean
The Sonder team were also great to deal with very kind and orderly
We always received a response to questions within 30 minutes and they provided easy to follow check in instructions
Location:
Quincy Market Boston Common and lots of bars and restaurants
This studio is in the perfect location for sight seeing around Boston Very close to the T stop and in walking distance of
in general it doesn't feel that way
Cost for location is perfect but do not expect a lot of space or the amenities you would get further out of the city
The location is good as far as convenience but not the cleanest outside on the street
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8. A warm loft (from USD 195)

Flooded with natural light, this loft will definitely give you the warmth and comfort you need during your stay. Some of the best features of this loft include polished concrete floors, a custom-tiled bath and touches of European design. In the bedroom, you can find a comfortable king-size bed, high-end linens and many windows with great views. The bathroom comes with glass walls and a large walk-in shower. The main living area is a great place to relax as it features a sofa bed and a flat-screen TV with built-in Roku.

Naturally Lit, Modern Loft in Heart of Downtown!
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
95 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen comfortable bed
(blackout bedroom curtains full laundry kitchen supplies and a fully-appointed bathroom )
The bed was large and comfortable with good quality bedding and pillows
Lovely and well appointed apartment with lots of room and roof top views
It had everything we needed to feel at home right down to the comfortable beds (they even have a featherbed for the pullout couch)
Cleanliness:
clean spacious and spotlessly clean
very clean and spacious photos and advertisement are very accurate
It was very clean with beautiful decor
The apartment was very clean stylish and had everything we needed- including a very comfortable bed
The place was clean comfortable and stylishly decorated and we would not hesitate to recommend
Host:
the owner was available at any time and greeted us when we checked in
We appreciated the treats they kindly provided
The hosts were great as well
The hosts were fantastic giving tips responding quickly and leaving nice touches that made us feel welcomed during our visit to Boston
The hosts are extremely helpful and accommodating
Location:
trains are located just around the corner
many of the historic sites of downtown Boston are within a short walk
Perfect location 10 out of 10
It's also in a perfect location literally steps away from a T stop and a block to Boston Commons
I would never think of staying anywhere else in Boston
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9. Downtown high-rise loft #1

Boston visitors who want a vacation rental that is quiet and intimate may be interested in this selection that is in a building near the Chinatown neighborhood. Situated in a loft, it consists of one bedroom which comes with access to a shared bathroom and common spaces. It can accommodate two guests during a stay, and the amenities that come with it include wireless internet access and a space for those using laptops.

Queen bed in high-rise loft in PRIME location
7 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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10. Downtown high-rise loft #2

This vacation rental is located in the same apartment mentioned in the previous listing. It’s comprised of a spacious bedroom with comfortable furnishings and can host up to two guests. Guests staying here will be in walking distance to a number of sights within the downtown Boston area. The amenities that are offered here include access to the kitchen, wireless internet and a hair dryer for usage.

Spacious room in high-rise loft in PRIME location
3 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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11. Heart of downtown Boston

This vacation rental is situated within an apartment that’s right in the heart of downtown Boston. It’s in close proximity to many of the train lines on the subway and rail system of Boston which is known as the T. It consists of one bedroom which is cozy enough to accommodate one person, and comes with the usage of a shared bathroom. In terms of amenities provided to guests here, they include a light breakfast provided by the host, a washer and dryer for laundry needs and elevator access to the apartment.

WONDERFUL ROOM IN THE HEART OF Downtown
44 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

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12. Cozy apartment in the heart of Boston

This intimate vacation rental is composed of a bedroom in a private apartment that’s located right nearby the Boston Common area. The room is set up to accommodate up to two guests with a shared bathroom at their disposal. The apartment is decorated with a cheery touch, and the host has provided a good amount of amenities which include a washer and dryer for use, and bathroom essentials like shampoo and a hair dryer.

Cozy apartment in the heart of Boston
22 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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13. Tremont Street

This vacation rental is within a luxurious apartment that’s found right on Tremont Street downtown. It’s set up as a one bedroom which can host up to two guests during a stay. The building is within walking distance to a lot of sites and other attractions as well as transportation. There’s an air of cool to be found here from the color scheme of the place to the polished modern furnishings. The amenities on hand here include bathroom essentials, access to the full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

Downtown luxury + view
11 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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14. Bay Village Boston #6

This vacation rental is composed of an apartment that’s close to many of Boston’s popular theaters such as The Charles Playhouse, The Wang Theater and The Wilbur Theater. The spacious flat can accommodate up to three guests during a stay with one bedroom and a common area. The host has a straightforward check-in process, and provides amenities such as wireless internet access and for families, children’s books and a travel crib if needed.

Beautiful 1 BR apartment #6 in Bay Village Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
110 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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15. A comfortable apartment

Located in the heart of North End, this comfortable apartment guarantees a pleasant stay for couples or small families of five. The master bedroom features a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a queen-size bed. The bathroom is equipped with towels and toiletries. You can also whip up some breakfast in the kitchen. Feel free to turn on the TV to enjoy your favorite channel whenever you feel like relaxing. The wireless internet connection is fast and you are granted unlimited access. If you ever want to exercise, the gym is available for use.

2brm/2bath home away from home downtown Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
170 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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Before you visit downtown Boston

The downtown section of Boston is as diverse in experiences and environment as it is dense. Travelers will find that it is a prime destination because of the public transportation access and the ease in walking around to various attractions in the area. All of these things are heightened by the various vacation rentals one can find here. Whether you like to have a more tranquil setting or if you want to sample what it’s like to be in a hip and modern atmosphere, any of the rentals listed here will make your Boston stay that much more lively.

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Christopher Smith is a writer who hails from New York City. Growing up, he had the love of travel instilled in him from a young age thanks to his parents to go along with a love of writing. After a...Read more

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