Staying in Boston
Downtown: Boston's beating heart
The pedestrian-friendly Downtown district has it all: history, commerce, entertainment, shopping and a plentiful selection of hotels. Your choices range from the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in the historic Back Bay area, to multiple 3-star Holiday Inns scattered across the city centre.
At the Waterfront you will find the highly rated Marriott Long Wharf, Hilton Downtown and the InterContinental, conveniently located within walking distance of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, which abound with tasty, tempting eateries and retailers. From Downtown, follow the redbrick "Freedom Trail" to more than a dozen historically significant sites around the city, dating back to the 1700s.
Easy airport hotels in East Boston
More than just the home of the Logan International Airport, East Boston is a delightfully diverse mix of ethnicities, boding well for any travelling foodies. Enjoy the veritable feast of Italian, Latin American, Asian and wider European eateries by booking your stay close to the runway in East Boston.
Boston accommodation options near the airport include the Hilton Boston Logan Airport – still conveniently just 10 minutes from Downtown Boston – as well as the Hyatt Boston Harbour, which prides itself on eco-friendly luxury. The airport is serviced by the Blue Line and Silver Line subways, getting you into the CBD within minutes.
Base your stay in Back Bay
Refined and sophisticated, the Back Bay area tucked behind the Downtown district is an upscale pocket of Boston filled with superb shopping malls (such as the interconnected Copley Place and Prudential Centre), fine dining restaurants and boutique bars dotted around Boylston, Gloucester and Newbury Streets.
Base yourself in Back Bay and explore the suburb and surrounds by choosing a hotel like the Hilton Boston Back Bay, the Fairmont Copley Plaza or the Lenox Hotel. There are plenty of upmarket rooms to be snapped up, but also a good assortment of mid-range stays for those a little more budget-conscious.