Where To Stay Around Boston; Areas, Hotels, and Key Attractions

Last updated on May 8th, 2024 at 06:48 pm

where to stay around boston

Boston is a magical place that manages to achieve both city vibes with small-town charm. The city is large enough to explore, but still feels open with its harbor views and green spaces. When deciding where to stay around Boston, it’s important to research your neighborhoods and figure out what attractions you want to see during your stay.

On the East Coast, Boston really has the best of both worlds; coastal views, charming towns, and an expansive city center with plenty of green space. Trains, planes, and automobiles, Boston easily accessible from most places around the U.S.

map of boston neighborhoods

The Best Neighborhoods To Explore

Seaport District

A modern neighborhood along the water, the seaport district is one of Boston’s most happening areas. You’ll find some of the best restaurants and bars in the city along Seaport Boulevard; outdoor beer gardens, seasonal winter markets, luxury accommodations, harbor views, museums, and some of the freshest seafood around Boston.

While the main strip is really where it’s all happening, strolling along the side streets will also bring you to some hidden gems in the Seaport. Speakeasies, experiential bars, and fitness centers.. you’ll never run out of things to do!

artist tower rooms at the omni hotel in boston

Where To Stay In The Seaport District

Omni Hotel Seaport

Relatively new as of 2021, the Omni Hotel Seaport has everything a traveler may need when staying in Boston. With its prime location in the buzzing Seaport District, this area is home to harbor-front views, a multitude of restaurants, and speakeasies. It’s easily accessible to the rest of the city, should you want to explore other neighborhoods. 

With seven dining options available without ever having to leave the hotel, there’s really no shortage of dishes to try or cocktails to be tasted. The Breve Spa and fitness center are available to guests, and make for a perfect escape on a rainy day.

What Makes the Omni a Good Place to Stay in Boston?

  • Location: It’s walkable to everything you may need. The closest neighborhoods are Seaport, South Boston, and Downtown Boston
  • Social Spaces: The hotel features 7 eatery and bar areas serving breakfast, lunch, and dinners
  • Other Features: The rooftop pool area is a great spot to mingle: with DJ days and rooftop fitness events. Breve Spa is also a nice getaway for some rest and relaxation
  • Room Layouts: The Artist Tower is designed with the solo traveler in mind. With a studio layout and open closet concept, it’s both compact and cozy

cocktails in the lobby of yotel boston

Yotel Seaport

Sat majestically in the heart of Boston’s buzzing Seaport District, Yotel Seaport is a staple destination to visit in the area. The building’s tall structure of windows sits proudly along the boulevard, surrounded by an array of infamous restaurants, bars, and unique venues.

What Makes Yotel A Good Place To Stay In Boston?

  • Location: Conveniently located in the Seaport District. As soon as you exit the hotel, you’re met with an array of restaurants, bars, and people!
  • Social Spaces: Deck 12 rooftop bar is a popular meeting spot in this area, with impeccable views of the city and harbor. Komyuniti is a lobby restaurant and bar with a calm yet lively atmosphere
  • Other Features: Rooms are designed in a compact fashion, perfect for 1-2 guests. They remind me almost of a luxury airplane room, and are extremely modern with mood lighting

Read my full review of my stay at Yotel here

double room in the liberty hotel boston

Beacon Hill

Cobblestone streets, brownstone homes, charming gardens, quaint cafes, all in one historic hub in the city. When deciding where to stay to stay around Boston, Beacon Hill should always be on the list.

Dubbed one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the entire city, Beacon Hill is home to Victorian-style homes, dimly lit lanterns, decorated stoops, and winding alleyways. Just steps from Boston Common and the Charles River Esplanade, you’ll be in the heart of it all without feeling the sense of urgency you can expect in Downtown Boston.

Where To Stay In Beacon Hill

Liberty Hotel Boston

Sandwiched between the Charles River and the picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill, it’s difficult not to be in awe as you step up to the towering Liberty Hotel. The hotel features 4 restaurant/bar spaces for guests to enjoy. The hotel is in a prime spot with waterfront views.

What Makes the Liberty a Good Place to Stay in Boston?

  • Location: An ideal location in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Boston. Beacon Hill is across the street, and Back Bay is within walking distance
  • Social Spaces: The hotel has 4 restaurant/bar areas for guests to enjoy
  • Other Features: The Liberty is a hub for both tourists and locals. The buzzing lobby area is typically full each night with guests enjoying the weekly entertainment. In the summer, there’s also an outdoor patio area for drinks.

Read my full review of my stay at the Liberty here

room interiors at the revere hotel in boston

Downtown Boston

Boston’s buzzing center, Downtown Boston is the place to be if you want easy access to the rest of the city, shopping, and restaurants on your doorstep. The historic freedom trail, Newbury Street, and Boston Common Public Garden can all be found here, and if you want to explore, there are several train stops around the area.

Where To Stay In Downtown Boston

Revere Hotel Boston

Enter the lobby to find a quirky but unique area filled with trinkets and a look into Boston’s history. Revere Hotel Boston showcases the beauty of the city, with glimmers into its important past. In a different area of the city, this hotel is a great place to stay if you want to be central.

What Makes Revere Hotel a Good Place to Stay in Boston?

  • Location: In the Theater District of the city, Revere Hotel is within walking distance to Copley Square, Newbury Street, China Town, and Downtown
  • Social Spaces: A dark atmosphere, Rebels Guild restaurant brings guests the best of Boston’s cuisine. During the warmer months, the Rooftop at Revere is thriving, with craft cocktails, fresh bites, and social activities
  • Other Features: The hotel does a great job promoting events throughout the year, which is the perfect way to meet people as a solo traveler. Think foodie events, rooftop parties, and more

Read my full review of my stay at Revere here

Langham Hotel

Close to Boston’s most famous sights and attractions, The Langham Boston is located in the Financial District across from the charming Post Office Square. Elegance meets city living, the hotel draws inspiration from its iconic London spot, with hints of New England design and charm. 

Set in the former Federal Reserve Bank’s hall, dine at Grana or indulge in a nightcap in the cozy interiors of the Fed Bar. Grana is best known for it’s brunch menu, over-the-top cocktails, and opulent interiors; featuring hanging chandeliers and old-school portraits. The Fed is the hub of the hotel, with mood lighting, wooden furnishings, and a sociable bar area.

A rarity in the city, the indoor heated pool and hot tub really make the Langham one of the best places to stay around Boston. The gym area features state-of-the-art machines, echelon’s, and a sauna.