Where To Stay In Boston: The 9 Best Lodging Options For Any Budget - Updated 2024

where to stay in boston
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When traveling, it’s hard to find the right place to stay. Here are some recommendations of the best places to stay in Boston, with options available for every budget. Get a great night’s sleep and enjoy your time in Boston by staying at the right place.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 19, 2024.

Fancy Hotels:

1. Hotel Commonwealth (from USD 134)

Hotel Commonwealth, located in the Kenmore Square, Back Bay area, has 245 guest rooms. All rooms have imported Italian linens, modern bathrooms and flat-screen Smart TVs. One of their best suites is the Fenway Park Suite which occupies the top floor and is decorated in a Boston Red Sox theme, complete with collectibles. It also has a private terrace, a separate living room, a wet bar and a marble styled bathroom. The hotel has four other suites, a shared terrace that overlooks Fenway park and event spaces. It also has its own restaurant located inside the hotel, the Eastern Standard.

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Boston Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue
3.97 km (2.5 mi) from New England Aquarium

2. Eliot Hotel (from USD 215)

The Eliot Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Back Bay and it offers personalized services such as valet parking and guest passes to the nearby Boston Sports Club. They can also arrange a babysitter or pet sitter if needed. Their award-winning restaurant, UNI, takes care of all your food needs. There are one and two-bedroom suites as well as deluxe bedrooms. The 95 rooms come with mini-bar, flat screen TV, turndown service and newspaper delivery. Recognized by Travel & Leisure, the staff can even help you score guests tickets to a Red Socks game or plan a shopping trip for you and your girlfriends.

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The Eliot Suite Hotel

Address: 370 Commonwealth Avenue
3.47 km (2.2 mi) from New England Aquarium

3. Revere Hotel (from USD 140)

Revere, in the Boston Common area, is a modern, luxurious hotel, with amazing views of Boston, from the rooms. They give you a choice of what type of pillow you want, as well as offer skincare products in each of the rooms. The hotel has five suites including the Premiere Skyline Junior Suite, which includes two private balconies with views of the skyline, living room, bedroom and a spacious walk-in shower.

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Revere Hotel Boston Common

Address: 200 Stuart Street
1.76 km (1.1 mi) from New England Aquarium

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4. Irving House at Harvard (from USD 212)

Irving House at Harvard is a converted home in Cambridge, in the heart of Harvard Square, that was built in the 1890s. They offer off-street parking, afternoon snacks, postcards to send to loved ones and tea and daily papers. They have rooms with single or twin beds that use a shared bathroom as well as full and queen beds that get a private bathroom. If you are a family, they have a room with bunk beds. Breakfast comes with every room, including fresh baked goods, drinks and specialties.

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Irving House at Harvard

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 24 Irving Street
5.39 km (3.4 mi) from New England Aquarium

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Safety deposit box

5. Encore B&B

Encore B&B is in the Sound End in a 19th-century townhouse. Rooms are styled with contemporary decor and offer great views of Boston. There is a fresh-cooked breakfast each morning, with fresh fruit and baked goods from Flour Bakery. Each room has a queen size bed, flat screen tv, central air conditioning, and Aveda bath products.

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6. Mary Prentiss Inn (from USD 118)

The Mary Prentiss Inn, also located in Cambridge, is named after a preacher’s wife from 1843 and was built by her architect father-in-law, as a gift to them. The Inn is now an elegant historic Boston landmark, renovated to its former glory, but with modern conveniences. The deluxe rooms have a fireplace and hot tub.

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7. Brownstone Apartment (185 USD per night)

This brownstone apartment in South End is on Tremont Street, near Copley Square. It has newer features with one bedroom and bathroom and a convertible bed. Hardwood floors and amazing views, fully stocked kitchen, laundromat next door are all the features of this rental.

Brownstone Apartment

Address: Tremont St in South End (see map)

Price: 185 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4

Access: Orange Line Massachusetts Ave

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8. Modern Apartment (from USD 105)

This modern apartment is located in Cambridge, has two bedrooms and is within walking distance of Kendall Square. The bedrooms have queen beds and there is also an air mattress. High-end furnishings run throughout in this designer space, with a modern kitchen and in-house laundry. It’s near a grocery store and restaurants.

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Cambridge, MA, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Luxury Condo (215 USD per night)

This is a luxury condo near the airport and train station in the North End. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a deck/patio area. There is a playground nearby, as well as restaurants and a free shuttle to the airport. There is also a washer and dryer and wood flooring throughout.

Luxury Apartment

Address: North End Boston (see map)

Price:215 USD per night

Number of Guests: 5

Access: Blue Line Airport Station

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Enjoy your stay in Boston

No matter where you choose to stay, I hope you have a wonderful time in Boston. Let this guide help you find the perfect place to help you enjoy your visit.

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