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Boston is a city full of history and culture. This is reflected in its amazing architecture and the diversity of its population. Visitors to the city can follow the Freedom Trail that explores historical sites like the USS Constitution and the Paul Revere House.
But Boston isn’t just about history — it’s a thoroughly modern city with a thriving tech scene, trendy restaurants and bars, and so much more. If you’re planning a trip to New England’s de facto capital, consider one of the boutique hotels below to make your stay one you’ll remember for a long time.
Price: From $96 per night
In downtown Boston, guests can find The Boxer between the scenic, historic neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and the North End. This boutique hotel is a stylish option full of New England charm and elegance.
Throughout the property’s guest rooms and suites, you’ll find a combination of modern and industrial-chic styles, featuring steel wardrobes, a predominantly blue color palette, functional and beautiful Scandinavian furniture, and tufted bed frames. In the bathrooms, you’ll find Calacatta marble countertops that add another dose of sophistication.
Guests can expect other amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room speaker systems, a Keurig coffee maker, bathrobes, premium toiletries, and — an often-underrated perk — an umbrella to help keep you dry in the unpredictable Boston weather.
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Price: From $228 per night
A historic property that dates back to 1867, the Clarendon Square townhouse is ideally located in the South End. Copley Square is a short walk away, while the Freedom Trail is 3 miles away from the hotel.
This adults-only option spans 6 stories with stylish rooms and suites all featuring custom designs. Regardless of which room you choose, you can expect an ensuite bathroom, premium designer fabrics and furnishings, vibrant artwork, luxurious bathrobes, Frette linens, and high-end toiletries from Fresh Skincare.
The Luxury Suite is the top-of-the-line offering. It occupies an entire floor and offers stunning city views, a soaking tub, and a barrel-vaulted dressing room.
Elsewhere on the property, you’ll find a rooftop pool, a comfortable parlor, and a well-stocked library where guests can curl up with a book and read in peace.
Price: From $223 per night
A neo-classical Georgian historic landmark, The Eliot Hotel is a splendid property on Commonwealth Avenue. Dating to 1927, the Eliot has a long tradition of offering first-class service and amenities.
The Eliot’s rooms and suites have plenty of charm thanks to European-style details, but also feature plenty of modern comforts.
Each guest accommodation boasts Italian marble, supple fabrics, a minibar, a TV equipped with streaming services, a comfortable work desk, and premium linens and towels.
You can also expect complimentary services like shoe shines and turndown service. Complimentary passes to the nearby Boston Sports Club are available for those who would like to get a workout (or 2) in during their stay.
Price: From $275 per night
Each of the rooms and suites at The Envoy has its own personality. The hotel celebrates individuality and originality with vibrant pops of color and carefully curated furnishings. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow tons of natural light to shine in, and they provide jaw-dropping views of the harbor and the city skyline.
You’ll find things like a coffee maker and minibar in classic guest rooms, but the water-view corner suites are the best rooms you can book, with a mirrored TV wall and even a dedicated gaming zone.
Price: From $206 per night
Just outside Boston, the peaceful oasis of Inn at Hastings Park spans 3 buildings dating back to the 19th century, including the guest house and adjacent barn. This property’s original architecture is carefully blended with contemporary accents.
This cozy property offers a range of room options, each with a unique design. Many of the design features are sourced locally, like the hand-woven blankets, wooden wall sconces, and vibrant wallpapers that enhance the hotel’s charm.
Some rooms have a soaking tub, a dedicated desk, and a separate sitting area. But all feature a rainfall showerhead, marble countertop, luxurious bath products from Molton Brown, and plush linens and towels.
Price: From $88 per night
Right next to Lafayette Park in Cambridge is where you’ll find this hidden gem outside of Boston’s city limits. Sonder 907 Main is located in a scenic neighborhood with easy access to the MIT Museum and the Harvard Art Museums.
You can discover the beauty of Central Square while enjoying the premium accommodations and amenities at Sonder 907 Main, which include complimentary coffee, premium bath products, and cozy linens and towels. In addition to a range of guest rooms, there’s the Stellar King Suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a private balcony.
Price: From $127 per night
Located in the South End and only minutes away from Back Bay, Staypineapple Boston is a fun and quirky hotel that appeals to business travelers and tourists alike.
This location offers the brand’s signature amenities, chief among them being “The Naked Experience,” which ensures guests get the best rest they possibly can at the hotel, thanks to European-style individual duvets, cozy robes, and soft towels.
Pineapple-themed afternoon treats and coffee are offered daily, and there are various room types to choose from — we recommend selecting a corner room that gets bathed in natural light.
Price: From $93 per night
Studio Allston is influenced by the amazing artistic community in Boston. Doubling as an art gallery, this hotel has curated a stunning collection of art pieces visible in each guest room and common area, transforming the hotel into an immersive experience for guests, not just a place to sleep at night.
There are various guest room and suite options available that are unlike anything guests may have experienced before. Each room features unique details like an “art headboard,” thought-provoking art pieces, and South African-inspired designs.
Each suite has a signature design, including gaming, space, and movie themes, perfect for those seeking a stay that’s outside the norm.
Price: From $161 per night
Located right next to Boston’s famous Fenway Park, The Verb provides guests with an authentic rock-and-roll experience.
Music influences everything at this hotel — at all times. Rock-and-roll is seen, heard, and felt at The Verb, precisely why complimentary earplugs are always on offer for those guests with early starts.
Each room is inspired by the various music scenes of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. All rooms include an in-room record player that’s well-stocked with iconic albums, and feature music-themed accents and retro-inspired decor. Toiletries are provided by C.O. Bigelow.
The hotel also features an outdoor pool and sundeck at which you can relax, go for a swim, or just take in the rocking atmosphere.
Price: From $263 per night
A sophisticated option in Boston’s upscale Beacon Hill neighborhood, The Whitney Hotel Boston is a refined choice for discerning travelers. Overlooking the Charles River, the hotel is steps away from a metro (known as the “T” in Boston) station and a short walk away from Boston Common park.
This hotel strives to provide an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Each guest rooms features an ultra-comfortable mattress, luxurious shower and bathtub, and designer toiletries from Grown Alchemist. There are 4 suites available, and they feature unique, elegant designs with views of the Charles River, Beacon Hill, and Cambridge.
Price: From $385 per night
Another hotel nestled among the cobbled streets and gas street lamps of Beacon Hill, the XV Beacon is housed in a stunning Beaux-Arts building from 1903. Known for its unparalleled service and luxurious design, this property is a Boston landmark offering sophisticated amenities, beautiful interiors, and customized experiences.
Each guest room and suite features modern functionality combined with elegant design and carefully curated artwork. Color palettes feature rich tones of taupe, cream, and espresso. Amenities in each room include a rainfall showerhead, gas fireplace, 4K smart TV, designer toiletries, Frette linens, cashmere throws, pillow menu, and complimentary in-town use of the hotel’s Lexus house car.
Boston is known for being chock-full of U.S. history, its passionate sports fans, New England charm, and so much more. The next time you visit this great American city, make sure you stay in one of the boutique hotels we’ve mentioned to guarantee you’ll have a great vacation.
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