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Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Downtown Boston, Massachusetts - Updated 2020

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One of the best things about Massachusetts’ largest city is that it is a very versatile and diverse city. People come to visit Boston for all kinds of reasons - some for business, others for relaxation. Some come here for the seafood and clam chowder, while others love exploring the city for its history and architecture. One thing’s for sure; the reasons are plentiful. One of the best areas to stay in when traveling to Boston is its downtown neighborhood, as you’ll be close to all the iconic landmarks, the Financial District, and also be surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment options galore. To make it easier for you, we’ve gathered the best Vrbo accommodations in Downtown Boston. Whether you’re a solo or business traveler, coming with the kids or your fur baby, we’ve got you covered.

1. Four-story family home in Downtown Boston (from USD 768)

This charming three-bedroom brick house is ideal for large families looking to stay in the downtown area of Boston, right next to the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus, Theatre District, and the Public Garden. Guests staying here can go grocery shopping at the nearby Whole Foods or one of the Asian supermarkets, and make a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The house spreads on four floors and features two full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a spacious entertainment area with a fireplace, and a custom walk-in closet. Some of the amenities include a washer and dryer, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, television, and a dining area.

Charming House in Downtown Boston, Nearby Attractions, Parking & Free WiFi
Boston, MA, US
54 reviews
House 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I loved cooking in the big fully equipped kitchen
so you do have stairs but manageable
The house had plenty of room
the kitchen/dining room area accommodated us perfectly
We had a group of 8 and plenty of room for all
The house had plenty of room and was very clean Centrally located to everything in Boston
The house met expectations perfectly and had everything we needed with the exception of measuring cups and ready made ice cubes
the first morning hearing sirens
honking horns and air traffic
Nosparen was such a wonderful accommodating host Loved the charm of the house
Kitchen is well equipped to handle breakfast for a crowd The owner was very accommodating as well when my wife arranged to have my parents surprise me and stay with us in the house
Great location Close to everything
a subway station is just around the corner with helpful staff
It was close to restaurants and groceries and safe
Location in Chinatown made it easy to get to public transport if needed
Each group had a floor to themselves Close to the T groceries coffee park and restaurants Short walk to Boston Commons
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2. Humble abode near the Boston Harbor (from USD 107)

Whether you’re in Boston for business or pleasure, staying in the city’s financial district is ideal, as you’ll be close to the city’s main office buildings, but also the Boston Harbor, and Downtown Crossing with its many shops and restaurants. This one-bedroom apartment is an excellent choice for couples, business or solo travelers. It comes with air conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, a washer and dryer, and parking. It also features a dining area for four and a well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything you might need.

Downtown Boston Financial District
Boston, MA, US
11 reviews
condo 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
the apartment was even better than expected the photos don’t do justice
toilet was perfect with a lot of space and a huge bathtub
clean comfortable and really quiet no street noise at all
i highly recommend this safe very quiet clean and comfortably furnished unit
we went home with mostly clean clothes
david was very responsive
and the host was responsive and friendly
there was a maintenance guy on duty at the building door mon-fri who was very sweet and helpful
we loved the location and the studio apartment
it's the perfect location truly
truly amazing location short walk to financial district wharf and north end
so much going on nearby and easy walk to several train stations
easy walk to or quick uber ride to wherever you would need to go
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3. Well-ventilated house for small groups

This two-bedroom apartment is located on the fourth floor of a building in Downtown Boston, within walking distance to public transportation, shopping, dining, Boston Common, the Boston Public Gardens, and the Old State House. Indoors, guests will find a queen bedroom, a full-size bedroom, and additional sleeping space in the living area. The kitchen comes with granite counter tops, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, an oven, a stove, a microwave, dishes, and other kitchen utensils. Other amenities include a dining area with seating for four, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, linens, towels, and ironing facilities.

2 bedroom, Top floor, Steps to MBTA, Downtown Boston, Chinatown
95 Hudson St 4
7 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

4. Industrial-style apartment near Boston Common (from USD 884)

vrbo boston downtown | industrial-style apartment near boston common
Source: HomeAway

When it comes to this stylish and modern apartment, not only does it look flawless, with bright rooms, industrial-style décor, and a homey atmosphere, but it is also centrally located in Downtown Crossing, right near the Boston Common and the Orpheum Theater. The apartment can host up to eight people in its four bedrooms and is ideal for both work and travel. It features two queen bedrooms and two double bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen and living area, and two spacious bathrooms with walk-in shower and modern appliances. Air conditioning, cable television, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a washer and dryer are only some of the amenities available.

Sonder | The Conrad | Natural 4BR
Boston, MA, US
9 reviews
Apartment 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
There are 3 large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom Plenty of closet and dresser space
the living area is open
but there is plenty of room
The kitchen is very nice
There is no dining room table
apartment was clean and had everything we needed Reservations and access to unit was easy
The apartment is close to everything and extremely convenient
Fortunately we did not have any issues
some noise issues with a neighbor and the Sonder representative answered our call and responded very quickly they were very polite and responsive at all times
Staff was easy to work with and responsive property was in a great spot
so congregating with a group to eat isn't possible
Everything is new and clean Every step of the booking and arrival process was easy and all communication with the company was efficient
The best place to stay in Boston
very clean and roomy Neighborhood got a little rough at night but may also be because there was a concert happening Very close to the park and restaurants
That street has many homeless people and groups of men standing around
Two comments that I think the property needs to address:1)
We found out by the hard way that the apartment it is next to the theather door
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5. Spectacular apartment with private roof deck

When it comes to this luxurious penthouse, every single detail about it is next-level, from its private roof deck overlooking Downtown Boston to its colorful art, spacious foyer area, and modern furnishings. Recently renovated, the apartment features a gourmet kitchen, three full bathrooms, an office space, three bedrooms, and an additional loft living space. The list of amenities includes a complimentary iPhone with phone calls and data to use throughout the stay, a complimentary laptop, free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, cable television, paid garage parking, and a book and video library.

Luxury 3 Floor Penthouse With Private Roof-deck In Downtown Boston
25 reviews
Apartment 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The home has a large comfortable living room kitchen and dining room area and a rooftop deck that seated our large family
Every room was comfortable and had it's own designated bathroom with a shower
sometimes it felt like the light is on in the bedroom
the beds are comfortable and the air-conditioning triumphed during abnormally hot days
but it could be due to the fact that I like to sleep in
It was very clean and cozy
Juan and Tim were very helpful and accommodating
Juan was an exceptional host and
The property owner was very responsive and easy to contact
A group of us and our wives attended a weeklong convention at the Boston convention center
We had a great experience Easy entry secure close to restaurants & public transportation and amazing rooftop deck
Sweetgreens and lots of places to eat- including Chinatown- are walking distance
The South Street T Station is just around the corner
We walked to restaurants in the North End and downtown and to shops for Black Friday shopping
The location was perfect for easy travel
It is walking distance to Boston Commons Quincey Market and the Lawn on the D
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6. Plush studio apartment for business and pleasure (from USD 282)

This stylish and contemporary studio in Downtown Boston has been tastefully furnished and decorated with amenities that suit both business and pleasure. It is ideal for couples or solo travelers and features a comfortable queen-size bed, a work desk, a full bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen with a microwave, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a stove, and a coffeemaker. Free Wi-Fi, television a washer and dryer, a hairdryer, and ironing facilities are included.

Sonder | Winthrop Square | Grand Studio
Boston, MA, US
8 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
and I never took the time to find it on the first floor
The only downside was it was on the 4th floor
but it has everything you need to make a meal
Shower has no door or curtain and gets water all over the floor and has no shelf for shampoo etc
Stay was okay Don't understand having lights for bed that don't have switch but instead need to be plugged in and you can't reach outlets
Very clean comfortable and had everything we could need
It was also well decorated and the bed was very comfortable
We were really happy with the studio and the location was very convenient
The place was well set up even if the layout was a little unusual with a very long hall
Convenient check in and check out Would definitely stay again
We had everything we needed and for a quick simple stay it worked great
The location of this place was fabulous for being in downtown and walking/taking the T around Boston
We stayed for 2 nights and this location was perfect Close to all the main attractions in Boston Also close to many stores everything we needed was a short walk away
There was also a 24 hour parking garage near by
so once we got in just left the car and went
but it really wasn't bad
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7. Sober home for couples or families (from USD 281)

vrbo boston downtown | sober home for couples or families
Source: HomeAway

This modern downtown apartment is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. It is perfectly located in the shopping district of Boston, within walking distance from retail boutiques, street vendors, and restaurants, offering guests plenty to do. Indoors guests will find a bright queen-size bedroom, a modern bathroom with walk-in shower, and a living and dining area with a small desk, flat-screen television, and a dining table for four, and a fully equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and air conditioning are also available.

Sonder | Winthrop Square | Lovely 1BR
Boston, MA, US
5 reviews
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
bathroom has zero counter space no shelf or rack in shower (had to leave shampoo condition and soap on the shower floor) tiny cheap bath towels
but no iron couldn't hold our luggage after checkout for our afternoon flight
no fitted sheets (left sweating on the mattress cover every night)
We were left only one key bed was terribly uncomfortable
internet was noticeably slow and Ikea furniture is chipped torn and near the end of its short life
Would rate one star if it wasn't in a great location
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8. A unique place for six in the shopping district (from USD 712)

This stunning apartment has been carefully decorated in industrial style. It features modern appliances and furnishings and colorful details that give it charm and personality. The living, dining, and kitchen area is open space and includes a refrigerator, a microwave a dishwasher, a toaster, a coffeemaker, a dining table for six, a cozy and colorful sofa, and flat-screen television. The stairs lead to three queen bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Other amenities include an elevator, a work desk, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, a hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi.

Sonder | Boston Common | Expansive 3BR
20 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The upper 2 bedrooms would not be handicapped accessible via the spiral staircase
the master bedroom is well appointed the other 2 are much smaller in size though adequate all with double beds
each had their own bathroom/shower
The is payed parking nearby for the car
The living and kitchen space is smaller than the pictures make it seem but
The unit is extremely clean as well
Response however was always prompt and the apartment was clean when we arrived
so the 3 separate bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for us
The apartment was great Nice and clean and had room
Very clean comfortable and quiet in the heart of Boston
The online 'guide' is of limited use and actual directions would have been helpful as would information re the T and routes
It easily accommodated my wife three daughters and their grandma
The Sonder team was very helpful and responded quickly to my emails Super convenient to Boston common and the T
The walls are very thin as others have commented and we did have some very noisy neighbors above us at all hours of the night
you have zero views (a wall and some ac units)
bus or underground Boston is a great city to visit
The location was very convenient to get to everything
It is a 5 minute walk to the Boston Commans and there are many coffee houses close by
It's also close to Boston common park and Starbucks
The parks are quite close
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9. Cozy rental near restaurants and entertainment (from USD 667)

This three-bedroom two-bathroom industrial-style apartment sits right in the heart of Downtown Crossing, Boston’s shopping district. With shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment just around the corner, it is a great neighborhood to stay in when visiting Boston. Indoors guests will find an open-space living and dining area with brick walls, tall windows modern kitchen appliances, and flat-screen television, two queen bedrooms, and a double bedroom. Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, a work desk, and elevator are also available.

Sonder | The Conrad | Stunning 3BR
Boston, MA, US
8 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
To raise the bar- Would be great to have more comfortable seating In living room
(now you can accommodate three) and bedroom closet to door could use a new mattress
etc For those wishing to dine in the apartment it lacked formal dining table and chairs but for us it wasn't a problem as we simply had a basic breakfast and dined out the remainder of the time The...
The furnishings were of modern design very comfortable and well equipped with crockery
but it could use some more chairs/couches to sit on and a table that people could sit around
Location and overall unit earned the stars
was great being in walking distance of most attractions
so we knew to pack ear plugs
but even I woke up each night a few times
We only used public transport when travelling from the airport and on a visit to Cambridge
but it was very convenient with Park St subway just a short distance from the apartment
It was pretty easy to get just about everywhere in the city quickly
the main area was perfect for hanging out and the building was centrally located in Boston
The only nuisance was tenants in the apartment above were a little boisterous
Perfect size and location for a Boston birthday weekend getaway Well appointed and clean Safe and secure The front bedroom would benefit from blackout shades
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10. Modish decor in a flat near Chinatown (from USD 405)

This modern apartment with black and white furnishings features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan living area with a cozy sofa, flat-screen television, a dining table for two, and a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, an oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a coffeemaker. The apartment is conveniently located near the Boston Public Garden and a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. A Whole Foods Market and the Chinatown subway station are a short walk away from the apartment.

Sonder | Boston Common | Central 2BR
9 reviews
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bottom sheet was not fitted
It slipped off when turning in bed
That was uncomfortable to sleep on
In the bottom bedroom we could hear clearly noises from the neighboring apartment
The furniture is not as luxurious as I expected All-in-all a good place to stay but not the same as a hotel
The unit was very clean and spacious
The apartment was clean and furnished as advertised
The apartment was clean light and spacious
it was very clean and modern and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
The apartment was very clean and well equipped with blow dryers dishes coffee
The management company was fantastic (Sonder) - very accommodating with our request to drop off our bags early prompt communication and very professional
Sonder staff was responsive and accommodating with everything but with the sheets which is why I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 Great restaurants in the area
It would be nice to have a few hooks in the bathrooms to hang towels or clothes
Also think more hooks in the bathrooms to hang towels or clothes would be nice
The Sonder staff was very responsive except for one thing I have the same issue as a previous review regarding their mattresses
Location Location Location
The location was good to move around the city easily
The location was perfect for walking everywhere and exploring Boston and was right next to subway access so getting to/from the airport
Location is downtown feels a little rough late at night
is another great place to eat
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Finding a home away from home in busy Downtown Boston

The first thing that will strike travelers coming to Boston is how lively and busy the city is, with Downtown Boston being the place to be, where all the action happens. Beyond the crowded streets and busy people, travelers can also find astonishing vacation rentals that will make them feel like home. These are our favorite Vrbo accommodations that will offer you all the comfort and amenities you need, right in the heart of the city, in Downtown Boston.

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