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.
With an array of neighborhoods, it’s difficult to decide where to stay in Boston.
While BeanTown is an ideal location for families and couples, it’s also extremely safe and walkable for solo travelers too.
Traveling alone, it’s important to find locations within walking distance to what you want to see, but also make you feel comfortable.
When traveling, I typically opt for hotels that feature a lively calendar of events and an array of social spaces to meet people.
Living in Boston for 17 years, these are my top contenders on where to stay in Boston as a solo traveler (and one’s I’ve stayed at previously).
Omni Hotel Seaport
Relatively new as of 2021, the Omni Hotel Seaport has everything a solo 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. (The Omni also has a Downtown hotel. Rich with historic charm and luxurious interiors, it’s extremely picturesque during the winter).
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
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.
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
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