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Celebrate the old in the modern city of Boston

The city of Boston offers visitors a compelling combination of style, sophistication, history and charm. Travel back in time by taking a guided tour of the Freedom Trail, an actual red-brick path that weaves through the city and highlights the events that led to the US declaring independence from Britain. The tour includes a visit to Boston Common, Park Street Church and the Old State House, landmarks associated with the American Revolution. Boston's sophistication is partly due to its culture of academia and innovation. Known for its many academic institutions, there are over 100 universities and colleges in the greater Boston area. Some of the more famous ones are Harvard, MIT, Tufts University and Boston College.


Top attractions

Battle of Bunker Hill memorial

A memorial monument that stands a proud 221 feet in the air makes its home on Breed Hill in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. The Battle of Bunker Hill, although actually fought on Breed Hill, marks itself as the first official battle of the American Revolution. A symbol not only of the battle but of early Americans' dreams of independence, much effort was put into the Bunker Hill Monument's creation; a railroad was built just to transport the granite needed for its construction. Spend the afternoon here with the family, or admire it on your march along the Freedom Trail.

Cheers

”Where everybody knows your name.” Cheers, which was originally named Bull & Finch pub, adopted its current moniker after the TV show gave the place such a boost in popularity. Situated conveniently in the city's center, locals and people from out of town can both enjoy the memorabilia and cozy atmosphere still available at this famous bar.


Alternative ideas

The Boston Public Library

One of the oldest and largest libraries in the country, the Boston Public Library has millions of books and record archives at its disposal. The library is also renowned for its amazing architecture, which some have said resembles that of a mausoleum. Author talks, book signings and other literary events are often held here, making the BPL an ideal place to stop for a calmer family activity or on the way back to your hotel after a long day of business.

Cambridge Antique Market

Open Tuesday through Sunday, this marketplace covers five floors with approximately 150 antique dealers showing their wares. Being on the East Coast, the antique stalls are well-stocked, and each artifact comes with a unique history. Whether you're looking for estate jewelry or that one focal piece of furniture, there's a good chance you can uncover it at the Cambridge Antique Market. Just be sure to allow space in your luggage for the prizes you may find here.


Climate

If you're visiting Boston in the early months of the year, you can expect a typical northern winter, with temperatures averaging about 27 degrees Fahrenheit. Sections of Boston that are more inland can become even colder. The hot and humid summers average near 80 degrees. The humidity lessens the farther inland you go, but the entire city experiences at least mildly hot and balmy weather conditions. This is especially true during late June, July and August. Late summer and early autumn can bring on severe thunderstorms or even hurricanes. On the plus side, Boston has never experienced a life'threatening tornado.


Best time to visit

Late spring and early summer are the best times to begin looking for Boston hotels to book for your vacation. Since the winters can prove to be too cold and the fall experiences heavy storms, visiting during the summer ensures that weather will not prevent you from exploring all that this city has to offer. Festivals frequently pop up during the warmer months; your stomach won't thank you for missing Chowderfest. Although both the history and modernity of Boston will ensure there's something to do 12 months a year, the great weather of the summer will motivate you to keep moving all day, and into the night.

Recently booked Boston hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Taj Boston
Downtown
36 minutes ago 5 stars $190
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
Downtown
1 hour ago 5 stars $375
Lenox Hotel
Back Bay
1 hour ago 4 stars $185
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Downtown
3 hours ago 4 stars $99
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Downtown
3 hours ago 4 stars $138
Hotel Commonwealth
Fenway
12 hours ago 4 stars $177
Courtyard Boston Downtown
Downtown
12 hours ago 3 stars $119
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
Financial District
13 hours ago 3 stars $138
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
Back Bay
14 hours ago 4 stars $159
Copley Square Hotel
Back Bay
14 hours ago 4 stars $170

Recently Rated Boston Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Copley Square Hotel
Back Bay
4.1 / 5
65 reviews
4 stars $170
Comfort Inn Boston
3.3 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars $94
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Downtown
3.6 / 5
696 reviews
4 stars $99
Colonnade Boston Copley Square Back Bay
Back Bay
4.2 / 5
98 reviews
4 stars $169
Milner Hotel Boston
Downtown
3.4 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $259
Hyatt Place Boston Braintree
4.1 / 5
26 reviews
4 stars $98
Club Quarters in Boston
Financial District
4.2 / 5
414 reviews
3 stars $102
Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston
Financial District
4.3 / 5
152 reviews
4 stars $169
The Langham, Boston
Financial District
4.6 / 5
103 reviews
5 stars $172
Boston Common Hotel
Back Bay
3.2 / 5
61 reviews
3 stars $103

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Fall into autumn: Boston vacations for leaf peepers

Move from leaf peeping to ghost peeping with Haunted Boston’s Ghost Tour. The company’s ghoulish, lantern-led walking tours connect visitors to Boston’s most famous ghosts and tell the kind of haunted tales you craved as a kid and still secretly love as an adult. Among other tidbits, tour-goers learn which well-known Boston hotel is its most haunted. Visit the Haunted Boston Ghost Tours for a $3 off coupon. There’s something unmistakably Boston about the sight of swarthy rowers cutting through a rippling river, and you can soak up that Ivy League feeling at this year’s 47th Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 22 and 23, 2011. The world’s largest regatta (also free!) takes place on the Charles River starting at the Boston University Boathouse and ending at Artesani Playground. The Weld Exhibition is a favorite viewing site.

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From $99

1 The Boston Park Plaza Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 696 reviews

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street Map

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The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is designated as one of the Historic Hotels of America. This elegant hotel occupies a triangular block, which contributes to the unique appearance of both the exterior... More

Expensive, but can't beat the location
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is wonderfully situated. It''s adjacent to Boston Common and conveniently only a block from the Green Line. You really can't ask for a much better location....
Nov 18, 2014
From $169

2 Colonnade Boston Copley Square Back Bay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 98 reviews

120 Huntington Ave Map

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Modern and hip Back Bay boutique hotel near Boston attractionsFollowing a top-to-bottom $25 million makeover, the Colonnade sparkles with sleek design and pulsates with a hip vibe. The hotel's... More

Great amenities - gym, TV, fridge, needs microwave
The place is truly clean and pretty on the inside. it also has great views overall. The gym - something i care about was great. The staff was helpful. The elevator is a bit slow but who really...
Nov 6, 2014
From $135

3 Hyatt Regency Boston

4 stars
4.0 / 5 258 reviews

One Ave de Lafayette Map

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The Hyatt Regency Boston hotel offers modern amenities in the historic heart of Boston. Large windows offer spectacular views of the waterfront and the dome of the Massachusetts State House,... More

Well-located, great room service food, very outdated decor
The Hyatt is very well located for business travelers going to the financial district. As compared to other hotels on the higher end scale, the room decor is very outdated, perhaps late 90s, early...
Nov 15, 2014
From $172

4 W Boston

4 stars
4.4 / 5 58 reviews

100 Stuart Street Map

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Just steps from the famous Boston Common and located in the theater district where you'll find a variety of entertainment options, from musicals to Broadway-bound extravaganzas. Experience some... More

Long weekend here. Great home base.
In the middle of the theater district. Walked to most sightseeing spots, several close T stations close by if you want to go further. Staff was great, very helpful and super polite. Bustling lounge...
Oct 13, 2014
From $138

5 Revere Hotel Boston Common

4 stars
4.0 / 5 42 reviews

200 Stuart Street Map

Stylish urban haven in Boston with contemporary touchWithin easy reach to the Commons, Revere Hotel offers business and holiday travellers a chic base just a short distance from Boston attractions... More

Convenient
Not worthy of the rate. The food was mediocre and certainly not worth the price. Reheated appetizer that shared an amazing taste with the main course.
Nov 5, 2014
From $159

6 The Westin Copley Place, Boston

4 stars
4.3 / 5 112 reviews

10 Huntington Avenue Map

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The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel provides its guests with a relaxing experience in the midst of one of America's most exciting cities. It is situated right next to Copley Place-a premier... More

college trip to boston
We came to Boston to visit a college student at BU and to tour some schools for my younger son. We also wanted to do some shopping, so the Westin location was perfect! Having the store and...
Oct 20, 2014
From $161

7 Ames Boston Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 50 reviews

1 Court Street Map

Historic architecture with a modern, minimalist spiritHistory buffs appreciate both the location and original architecture of the AMES in the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building. Built in 1893 as... More

Boston night out
The Ames is a swanky little boutique. We had the room with the glass shower and per other reviews I requested a higher floor to get away from the street noise. We enjoyed this hotel and would...
Aug 23, 2014
From $169

8 Omni Parker House

4 stars
4.2 / 5 423 reviews

60 School St Map

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The Omni Parker House, constructed in 1927, is one of the Historic Hotels of America. The original Parker House Hotel was established in 1855, and the modern venue maintains the Parker House... More

Old is new again
Nice hotel. One of the oldest operating in the US I understand. The rooms are a bit smallish because that is how they did it back then. However they did upgrade the room and it was a nice fit for...
Oct 20, 2014
From $185

9 Lenox Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 219 reviews

61 Exeter St Map

The Lenox Hotel is designated as one of the Historic Hotels of America, as well as being an outstanding' green' venue with sustainability practices and recycling initiatives. Since 1900, luxurious... More

Love this Hotel but expensive
I stay at the Lennox often and every time I have a wonderful experience. I just have a problem with the cost.
Oct 1, 2014
From $170

10 Copley Square Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 65 reviews

47 Huntington Avenue Map

Newly renovated hotel on Boston’s beautiful and historic Copley SquareHaving recently undergone an $18 million renovation, the Copley Square Hotel offers guests a unique blend of chic, modern... More

Copley Square
The room and location of the Copley Square was ideal. Close to Newberry and Boylston Streets. We walked the Public Garden and Common. A little over a mile to North end and Faneuil Hall. The staff...
Nov 19, 2014
From $138

11 Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill

3 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

5 Blossom Street Map

Affordable accommodations in Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhoodWyndham Boston Beacon Hill offers 304 comfortable rooms across 14 floors as well as convenient facilities. Dean’s List, a... More

Great location near subway and Boston Commons
This Beacon Hill hotel is in a great location: two blocks from subway stations and four blocks from Boston Commons (perfect for people-watching). Walkable to many historic sites and restaurants....
Oct 1, 2014
From $207

12 Fairmont Copley Plaza

5 stars
4.0 / 5 68 reviews

138 St. James Avenue Map

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Opulent, grand historic property in the heart of Boston's Back BaySince opening in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza has welcomed guests to enjoy elegance and upscale comfort in the heart of the... More

Fairmont Copley Boston
Great hotel and location. Pricey but you get what you pay for.
Oct 6, 2014
From $199

13 Nine Zero, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 87 reviews

90 Tremont Street Map

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The Nine Zero is a superior boutique hotel in Boston that offers renowned hospitality from the Kimpton Company. The hotel's exterior is constructed from traditional red brick, and the rooms feature... More

One night business
Originally in a king room with little natural light. They kindly moved me to an upper floor with two queens and sweeping views of city. Stoked! Note, the local area has some homelessness but...
Nov 12, 2014
From $184

14 Loews Boston Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

154 Berkeley Street Map

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Luxurious living, historic charm and comfortable accommodations have come together to form the foundation for the Loews Boston Hotel. Built in the 1920s, this stately limestone building was... More

Good Value
The Hotel is nice it has a complementary coffee machine in the lobby and they treat you fairly nice. The room I stayed was very very very small basically only the king size bed fits that´s it. It...
Sep 1, 2014
From $152

15 Boston Marriott Copley Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 172 reviews

110 Huntington Map

Rate includes breakfast

Boston Marriott Copley Place will introduce you to the pulse of Beantown from day one, with its indoor entry to both the Copley Place Mall and the Prudential Center. Abstract art stands out in the... More

slow elevator
slow elevator makes bother especially busy morning.
Nov 9, 2014
From $169

16 Boston Marriott Long Wharf

4 stars
4.2 / 5 74 reviews

296 State Map

Rate includes breakfast

Stunning views and an exciting harbor location combine for a remarkable Boston, MA hotel experience at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Nestled on Boston's vibrant harbor waterfront and near many... More

Great time for the family
Perfect location. Staff was super friendly and helpful all around, from the front desk to the restaurant/bar servers to the bellman...all were top notch. Room and view was very nice. Could have...
Sep 5, 2014
From $190

17 Taj Boston

5 stars
4.3 / 5 66 reviews

15 Arlington Street Map

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Luxuriously refined classic hotel overlooking Boston's Public GardenThe Taj Boston is one of the city's most desirable hotels with the Public Garden and Boston Common in the backyard and upscale... More

GREAT location
excellent location. ok hotel. would sty there again. steer away from the cocktails at the bar
Nov 12, 2014
From $102

18 Club Quarters in Boston

3 stars
4.2 / 5 414 reviews

161 Devonshire Street Map

Club Quarters hotels provide a secure, club-inspired atmosphere in prime locations throughout the United States. Free bottled water on each floor, flat-screen TVs, and an iPod docking station make... More

New clean room w/free wifi, espresso, bottled water
The room looks new and clean. Wifi is fast and free in room and public space. Free snacks, espresso machine to use, bottled water are available in public space (snacks are only served on weekdays)....
Nov 20, 2014
From $149

19 Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall

4 stars
3.9 / 5 62 reviews

89 Broad Street Map

Bed & Breakfast

Old-world charm and elegance meets modern Four-Diamond service Built in the 1920s as the city's first Art Deco skyscraper and recently undergoing a complete $10 million renovation, the Hilton... More

Great 3 night stay in early October
One of the many fine downtown hotels. Great staff, great building and great history. Convenient to Quincy Market, waterfront tour kiosks and the aquarium subway station . Not far from the Freedom...
Oct 8, 2014
From $169

20 Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 73 reviews

155 Portland Street Map

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Eco-friendly, unique four-star property in downtown BostonOnyx Hotel, a AAA four diamond, four-star boutique hotel sits on a charming side street in the heart of downtown Boston near many top sites... More

Nice place
Friendly staff, great location, ice cream in lobby,
Oct 6, 2014