Boston is one of the most culturally rich and historically significant cities in the northeast. The city is home to over 100 colleges and universities, world-class sports venues, and was the site of some of the most influential occurrences in the Revolutionary War and the formation of the United States. With so much to do and see in Boston, and so many fantastic hotels in Boston, it’s no wonder that it has been a tourist hot spot for decades.
Along with its numerous attractions, Boston is also home to superb hotels that make visiting the city all the more enticing. These are some of the best AAA Four Diamond Rated hotels in Boston to help make planning a trip to the historic city easier than ever.
Built in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel has been a Back Bay institution for over a century. The hotel is known for its “majestic” architecture that has remained unchanged since its opening. Despite its age, the hotel’s interior and decor have kept with the times and features modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Fairmont’s on-site restaurant, the OAK Long Bar and Kitchen features an elegant atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel is located directly next to the Boston Public Library and historic Trinity Church and is a short walk away from the renowned shopping of Newbury Street.
Revere Hotel Boston Common is a trendy, contemporary hotel in the center of Boston’s Theater District. The hotel has a heated indoor pool, 24-hour amenities, and even dog pampering options including doggie treats and plush bedding for man’s best friend. Many rooms at the 24-story hotel feature private balconies and most have fantastic views of the city. Boston’s Public Garden is located two just blocks away, and just a block further a subway stop provides easy access to Haymarket and Fenway Park. The famed Orpheum Theatre is a 15-minute walk away from the hotel.
Elegance and intimacy are everywhere at this charming hotel. All 149 rooms at the Hotel Commonwealth feature mini libraries and marble bathrooms, making guests feel like they’re in the lap of luxury. Aside from its beautiful amenities, the hotel’s location just off of I-90 is a major draw. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located three miles away from the hotel and Fenway Park is right across the street, making this one of the best AAA Four Diamond hotels in Boston for anyone who wants to catch a game. The hotel is great for visiting either Boston University (across the street) or M.I.T. (across the Charles River). For those who are into the culture of the city, the Museum of Fine Arts is located just a mile away.
The Loews Boston Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay, just a short walk away from some of Boston’s best attractions. The hotel itself is historic, as it is located in the former headquarters of the Boston Police Department. Each of the 225 rooms in the hotel offer free Wi-Fi, 46-inch LCD TVs and contemporary décor. Loews Boston is also home to a “stylish” bar and grill. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Charles River and less than two miles away from Fenway Park and TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins. If you’re not into sports, there are many museums within two miles including the Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts. The Boston Public Garden is also just three blocks away.
Located in Boston Harbor, the Seaport Boston Hotel offers Bose Wave Radios and marble bathrooms in each of its rooms. While you’re there relaxing, be sure to check out the hotel’s heated indoor pool, which has a unique system that plays music under the water. The hotel is one block away from Boston’s World Trade Center and is a short walk away from many family-friendly attractions including the New England Aquarium (one mile away from the hotel), the Boston’s Children Museum and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum (both within a 15-minute walk). Seaport Boston Hotel is also home to a restaurant with a diverse, globally inspired menu.
Opulence defines this beautiful Boston hotel in a building that was once home to the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. The Langham is home to both a restaurant that aims to reflect Boston’s diversity with seafood and ethnic cuisine, and a lounge that hosts entertainment. Guests have said that the hotel is within “walking distance of everything,” with many popular spots nearby. If you won’t have a car on your trip and don’t really want to use public transportation, The Langham is where to stay in Boston. Located in the financial district, the Langham is across the street from Post Office Square, a 10-minute walk from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Rowes Wharf, and two miles away from Symphony Hall. For history buffs, Boston’s Freedom Trail is just a half-mile west of the hotel.
The waterfront InterContinental Hotel boasts luxurious amenities and a prime location. The nine-story hotel’s 424 rooms feature stylish décor, soaking tubs, and pillow top mattresses. It’s easy to relax at the hotel, as it offers massage services and its own steam room. It is also home to three separate restaurants, which are the most varied of any of these AAA Four Diamond hotels in Boston. Sushi-Teq is a modern Asian-fusion restaurant that features contemporary takes on many sushi dishes, Miel Brasserie Provencale is an elegant restaurant that serves French cuisine, and RumBa Rum and Champagne Bar is a chic bar and grill with a varied menu that features everything from fish tacos to fried calamari. The hotel is one block away from Boston’s T Line, which provides easy access to Fenway Park and TD Garden. Faneuil Hall is a half-mile from the hotel.
This extravagant and historic hotel has operated continuously since it’s opening in 1900 and is one of Back Bay’s most popular lodging options. The Lenox Hotel has cemented its place in show business history as it was once home to world-famous actress Judy Garland. The hotel’s rooms feature elegant and decadent décor including crystal lamps, luxury bedding, marble baths and high ceilings. And The Lenox offers three on-site dining options: City Table, a casual American eatery; Solas, an Irish pub and grill; and City Bar, a hip drinking spot. The hotel’s location is as exquisite as it’s amenities, as it is just blocks from Trinity Church, Newbury Street, and Copley Place.
History and elegance come together to create a wonderful atmosphere at this beautiful hotel named for the harbor that it borders. The Boston Harbor Hotel offers stunning water views in each of its 230 rooms, as well as marble bathrooms fit for a king. The hotel’s on-site spa is the perfect place to unwind during a business trip or add to a relaxing vacation. It is situated on Rowes Wharf, is a five-minute walk from the Aquarium and its Blue Line stop provides easy access to the rest of the city. If you’re in a walking mood, Boston Common, and the Public Garden is about a mile away, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a half-mile away. The Rowe’s Wharf Seagrille calls the hotel its home and offers seasonal selections of fresh seafood, most of which comes from local fisherman.
Housed in what was once Boston’s tallest building, the Ames Boston Hotel perfectly combines Boston’s history with its modern and ever-changing culture. The building that the hotel occupies was built in 1893 and was used as office space until 1999. It was completely renovated and became the Ames Hotel in 2007. The rooms at the Ames boast a minimalist styling, oak floors and high ceilings. The hotel is the most centrally located of the AAA Four Diamond hotels in Boston, as it sits on the convergence of the Financial District, Midtown and the Faneuil Hall neighborhoods. Guests at the hotel are a quick walk away from the shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, the entertainment and restaurants of the theater district and a short subway ride to the Back Bay.
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