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.
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
Top guest reviewsI loved cooking in the big fully equipped kitchenso you do have stairs but manageableThe house had plenty of roomthe kitchen/dining room area accommodated us perfectlyWe had a group of 8 and plenty of room for allThe house had plenty of room and was very clean Centrally located to everything in Boston
Host:The house met expectations perfectly and had everything we needed with the exception of measuring cups and ready made ice cubesthe first morning hearing sirenshonking horns and air trafficNosparen was such a wonderful accommodating host Loved the charm of the houseKitchen 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 houseRead more reviewsGreat location Close to everythinga subway station is just around the corner with helpful staffIt was close to restaurants and groceries and safeLocation in Chinatown made it easy to get to public transport if neededEach group had a floor to themselves Close to the T groceries coffee park and restaurants Short walk to Boston Commons
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
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was even better than expected the photos don’t do justicetoilet was perfect with a lot of space and a huge bathtubclean comfortable and really quiet no street noise at alli highly recommend this safe very quiet clean and comfortably furnished unitwe went home with mostly clean clothes
Host:david was very responsiveand the host was responsive and friendlythere was a maintenance guy on duty at the building door mon-fri who was very sweet and helpfulRead more reviewswe loved the location and the studio apartmentit's the perfect location trulytruly amazing location short walk to financial district wharf and north endso much going on nearby and easy walk to several train stationseasy walk to or quick uber ride to wherever you would need to go
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, Chinatown95 Hudson St 4
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
Top guest reviewsThere are 3 large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom Plenty of closet and dresser spacethe living area is openbut there is plenty of roomThe kitchen is very niceThere is no dining room tableapartment was clean and had everything we needed Reservations and access to unit was easyThe apartment is close to everything and extremely convenient
Host:Fortunately we did not have any issuessome noise issues with a neighbor and the Sonder representative answered our call and responded very quickly they were very polite and responsive at all timesStaff was easy to work with and responsive property was in a great spotso congregating with a group to eat isn't possibleEverything is new and clean Every step of the booking and arrival process was easy and all communication with the company was efficientRead more reviewsThe best place to stay in Bostonvery 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 restaurantsThat street has many homeless people and groups of men standing aroundTwo 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
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
Top guest reviewsThe home has a large comfortable living room kitchen and dining room area and a rooftop deck that seated our large familyEvery room was comfortable and had it's own designated bathroom with a showersometimes it felt like the light is on in the bedroomthe beds are comfortable and the air-conditioning triumphed during abnormally hot daysbut it could be due to the fact that I like to sleep inIt was very clean and cozy
Host:Juan and Tim were very helpful and accommodatingJuan was an exceptional host andThe property owner was very responsive and easy to contactA group of us and our wives attended a weeklong convention at the Boston convention centerWe had a great experience Easy entry secure close to restaurants & public transportation and amazing rooftop deckRead more reviewsSweetgreens and lots of places to eat- including Chinatown- are walking distanceThe South Street T Station is just around the cornerWe walked to restaurants in the North End and downtown and to shops for Black Friday shoppingThe location was perfect for easy travelIt is walking distance to Boston Commons Quincey Market and the Lawn on the D
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
Top guest reviewsand I never took the time to find it on the first floorThe only downside was it was on the 4th floorbut it has everything you need to make a mealShower has no door or curtain and gets water all over the floor and has no shelf for shampoo etcStay 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 outletsVery clean comfortable and had everything we could needIt was also well decorated and the bed was very comfortable
Host:We were really happy with the studio and the location was very convenientThe place was well set up even if the layout was a little unusual with a very long hallConvenient check in and check out Would definitely stay againWe had everything we needed and for a quick simple stay it worked greatRead more reviewsThe location of this place was fabulous for being in downtown and walking/taking the T around BostonWe 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 awayThere was also a 24 hour parking garage near byso once we got in just left the car and wentbut it really wasn't bad
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
Top guest reviewsbathroom has zero counter space no shelf or rack in shower (had to leave shampoo condition and soap on the shower floor) tiny cheap bath towelsbut no iron couldn't hold our luggage after checkout for our afternoon flightno fitted sheets (left sweating on the mattress cover every night)
Host:We were left only one key bed was terribly uncomfortableinternet was noticeably slow and Ikea furniture is chipped torn and near the end of its short lifeRead more reviewsWould rate one star if it wasn't in a great location
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
Top guest reviewsThe upper 2 bedrooms would not be handicapped accessible via the spiral staircasethe master bedroom is well appointed the other 2 are much smaller in size though adequate all with double bedseach had their own bathroom/showerThe is payed parking nearby for the carThe living and kitchen space is smaller than the pictures make it seem butThe unit is extremely clean as wellResponse however was always prompt and the apartment was clean when we arrivedso the 3 separate bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for usThe apartment was great Nice and clean and had roomVery clean comfortable and quiet in the heart of Boston
Host:The online 'guide' is of limited use and actual directions would have been helpful as would information re the T and routesIt easily accommodated my wife three daughters and their grandmaThe Sonder team was very helpful and responded quickly to my emails Super convenient to Boston common and the TThe walls are very thin as others have commented and we did have some very noisy neighbors above us at all hours of the nightyou have zero views (a wall and some ac units)Read more reviewsbus or underground Boston is a great city to visitThe location was very convenient to get to everythingIt is a 5 minute walk to the Boston Commans and there are many coffee houses close byIt's also close to Boston common park and StarbucksThe parks are quite close
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
Top guest reviewsTo 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 mattressetc 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 crockerybut it could use some more chairs/couches to sit on and a table that people could sit around
Host:Location and overall unit earned the starswas great being in walking distance of most attractionsso we knew to pack ear plugsbut even I woke up each night a few timesWe only used public transport when travelling from the airport and on a visit to CambridgeRead more reviewsbut it was very convenient with Park St subway just a short distance from the apartmentIt was pretty easy to get just about everywhere in the city quicklythe main area was perfect for hanging out and the building was centrally located in BostonThe only nuisance was tenants in the apartment above were a little boisterousPerfect size and location for a Boston birthday weekend getaway Well appointed and clean Safe and secure The front bedroom would benefit from blackout shades
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
Top guest reviewsThe bottom sheet was not fittedIt slipped off when turning in bedThat was uncomfortable to sleep onIn the bottom bedroom we could hear clearly noises from the neighboring apartmentThe furniture is not as luxurious as I expected All-in-all a good place to stay but not the same as a hotelThe unit was very clean and spaciousThe apartment was clean and furnished as advertisedThe apartment was clean light and spaciousit was very clean and modern and had everything we needed for a comfortable stayThe apartment was very clean and well equipped with blow dryers dishes coffee
Host:The management company was fantastic (Sonder) - very accommodating with our request to drop off our bags early prompt communication and very professionalSonder 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 areaIt would be nice to have a few hooks in the bathrooms to hang towels or clothesAlso think more hooks in the bathrooms to hang towels or clothes would be niceThe Sonder staff was very responsive except for one thing I have the same issue as a previous review regarding their mattressesRead more reviewsLocation Location LocationThe location was good to move around the city easilyThe location was perfect for walking everywhere and exploring Boston and was right next to subway access so getting to/from the airportLocation is downtown feels a little rough late at nightis another great place to eat
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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