Boston Massachusetts or “Bean Town” as it’s known by locals, is one of the oldest cities in the USA and brimming with a rich history. It’s the perfect spot for a family or couples’ city break in 2022. For us, it’s only a seven-hour flight from the UK and minus 5 hours time difference on the clock.

The city is comprised of 23 neighbourhoods with fascinating landmarks, parks, and attractions. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the older areas of the city or stay in a modern waterfront glitzy hotel with indoor pools, spas, and casinos.


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What are the best hotels in Boston for 2022?

If you find yourself wondering where to stay in Boston and you need a little inspiration, we’ve hand-picked the 10 best hotels in Boston for couples and families to tempt you into booking your east coast city break!

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Downtown

The Ritz-Carlton - Best Boston Hotels
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We think this modern and luxurious 5-star hotel opposite Boston Common is the perfect place to relax in the city with family or a loved one. The Ritz-Carlton boasts 193 comfortable and spacious renovated rooms and suites and plenty of places for dining including an Artisan Bistro, serving good old American cuisine for adults and kid’s menu favourites for younger guests.

If you’re looking for a hotel with activities, parents can enjoy working out or indulging in opulent treatments at the hotel’s Equinox Sports Club, while younger children can play with a whole host of toys courtesy of Ritz Kids.

Nearby local attractions include shopping at Macy’s and exploring Boston Common. You’re also only a 15-to-20-minute walk or a subway/bus ride from New England Aquarium, Boston Children’s Museum, or the departure point for Boston Duck tours on the Charles River!


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2. Boston Harbor Hotel

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Rowes Wharf / Waterfront

Boston Harbor Hotel Room Suite
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Enjoying one of the best locations in the city, the 5-star Boston Harbor Hotel sits right on the edge of the historic district of Rowes Wharf Harbour. The hotel is instantly recognisable from the water by its distinctive arch.

Close to Bean Town’s main tourist attractions, the hotel is within a short walk of the New England Aquarium, The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Boston Children’s Museum. There are several fine restaurants and retail stores nearby and many of the hotel’s guest rooms (with Bose Wave Sound Systems and Free WiFi) have incredible views of the Boston cityscape.

Dine inside or alfresco at the casual hotel grill restaurant serving local favourites including baked cod, New England clam chowder and boneless rib eye steak. Kids have their own menu here, packed with tasty dishes like mac n cheese, burgers, pasta and even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

Adults will be spoilt for choice in the hotel with a treatment spa, gym and 60-foot saltwater pool, however, there isn’t much for younger kids to do, so you’ll have to entertain them with the many amenities nearby.


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3. The Eliot Hotel

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Back Bay

The Eliot Hotel in Boston - Two Bedroom Suite
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One of the best hotels in Boston for couples, The Eliot Hotel is a timeless classic. The hotel is set inside a charming, Neo-Georgian building with red awnings in the Back Bay neighbourhood near MIT. This stately 1920s, 5-star boutique masterpiece on elegant Commonwealth Avenue has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Boston.

The hotel’s 95 guest rooms (including family rooms) are Parisian in style, equipped with flat-screen TVs and WiFi internet, plus windows are soundproofed to ensure you gain a good night’s sleep.

Downstairs, the James Beard award-winning Uni restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s proximity to Boston’s fine universities, serving global street-inspired cuisine, sashimi, Japanese food, and cheeky craft cocktails. There’s no menu 100% suitable for kids, but plenty of burger joints, cafes, and Mexican eateries nearby. As the hotel offers a babysitting service too, parents still get the opportunity to mingle with Boston’s hip crowd in the bar!


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4. The Whitney Hotel Boston

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill

The Whitney Hotel in Boston (Beacon Hill)
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The Whitney Hotel is a charming 5-star boutique hotel in characterful Beacon Hill, which is bursting with urban flair. In keeping with the local neighbourhood, the brick building blends with houses, shops and boutiques and is somewhere that instantly feels like home from the moment you step inside.

Guest rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and equipped with double or queen beds, and there’s a lovely restaurant called Peregrine Boston which has a few dishes suitable for kids on the menu. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre and bikes can be hired free of charge so the whole family can explore parks and riverside trails together.

When it comes to local attractions, the Whitney Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Boston for couples and families. There are several historic points of interest nearby, including the Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of African American History, the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, and the Cheers Bar from the popular TV show!

Boston Logan International airport is less than 4 miles away too, meaning you don’t need to waste time with long transfers when you arrive!


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5. The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Neighbourhood: Downtown

Sophisticated and intimate, The Godfrey Hotel Boston is located right in the heart of the city at lively Downtown Crossing and is ideal for couples or families with older children seeking an upscale retreat close to all the action.

The 4-star hotel’s façade is 1908 Gothic Revival in design, and inside, it’s atmospheric and welcoming throughout. Bright, airy rooms overlooking the street or an interior courtyard benefit from comfy beds, 55” Samsung HD TV, Bose Bluetooth speakers and smartphone-to-TV accessibility so you can stream your favourite movies and shows.

If you’re planning on doing some work whilst in Boston, The Godfrey has a collab-friendly lobby and George Howell Coffee serving drinks, snacks, pastries, and sandwiches on the premises. There’s also the beautifully designed RUKA Restobar where you can dine on an eclectic fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine in the evenings.

The hotel also offers easy walking access to shopping and local landmarks such as the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, Boston Opera House, and Orpheum Theatre where comedy and music can be enjoyed.


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6. Mandarin Oriental Boston

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Back Bay

The Mandarin Oriental is undoubtedly one of the standout Boston hotels for families. The 5-star luxury property in historic Back Bay caters to adults with an award-winning holistic spa and fitness centre, and to kids with children’s menus and a Mini Mate Family Adventure Programme!

Guest rooms are also thoughtfully curated with complimentary amenities for younger kids including highchairs, cribs, nappy-changing genies, and strollers! Mandarin Oriental staff even go the extra mile to provide mini bathrobes and slippers so little ones can match mum and dad! For teens, the rooms have DVDs and PS3 gaming consoles complete with games to play on relaxing days.

The hotel’s restaurants serve regional seafood, steak, and farm-to-table selections. They also cater to younger guests with children’s menus. There are several alternatives nearby if you fancy a change of scenery.

You can speak to reception about obtaining Go Boston Cards – passes that allow access to over 40 of Boston’s premier tourist attractions and city landmarks. Babysitting services can be booked with 24 hours advance notice if mum and dad fancy a night on the town alone.


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7. Encore Boston Harbor

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood / District: Everett

Encore Boston Harbor - Best Hotel Resort in Boston
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Encore Boston Harbor wouldn’t look out of place in Las Vegas. It’s one of the best hotels in Boston for dining, gaming, shopping, and accommodations. The 5-star hotel set by the harbour is located just outside the city centre in Everett, however, Boston attractions are still easily accessible just a few miles away.

The hotel has incredible views across Mystic River and guest rooms, suites and residences are family-friendly if travelling with kids. When you stay here you can expect 55” flat screen 4K Ultra HD TVs (plus a 24” in the bathroom), an in-room iPad to control room temperature and gain resort information, plus access to voice-activated control for air conditioning, heating and lights!

You won’t need to travel far for great dining either as this self-contained resort hotel has everything from steak and noodle houses to brick oven pizza restaurants and Dunkin Donuts. You’ll also find Hong Kong-style BBQ, Italian cuisine, American food and garden cafes serving waffles, pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches!Amenities and entertainment in the hotel are geared toward adults and older children with a spa, fitness room, live music, resident DJs and a casino if you fancy a flutter on the roulette or poker tables.

Boston attractions such as Beacon Hill, TD Garden, Quincy Market and Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum are just over 2 miles away and can be reached easily via public transport.


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8. Seaport Hotel

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Neighbourhood: Seaport District

Seaport Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Boston for families. Nestled along the city’s historic waterfront it’s within a short walk of the Boston Children’s Museum, New England Aquarium, and harbour boat tours.

The 4-star rooms are spacious and comfortable with water or city views, and free WiFi, and you can even connect your MP3 player to listen to your holiday/vacay playlist!

Dining at Seaport Hotel is also a treat. Chefs at TAMO Bistro and Bar infuse the flavours of New England using locally sourced ingredients, whilst Aura focuses more on organic cuisine using herbs from the hotel gardens and honey from their beehives.

If you plan on having a family day out or romantic picnic by the harbour, takeaway bites can be ordered from Seaport Café which sells sandwiches, sweet treats, and Starbucks drinks. In addition, all the hotel’s eateries offer children’s menus and under 5’s can eat breakfast for free with their parents.

Amenities in the hotel include a well-equipped fitness centre with classes and cardio machines, an indoor pool and bicycle rental which the entire family can enjoy.

Younger children are also catered for at Seaport First Mate’s Club with year-round activities, and if they get bored after a day of playing or exploring, then games can be ordered to their hotel rooms!


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9. Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Neighbourhood: Back Bay

Situated in the Back Bay area of Boston, the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel is just 15 minutes by taxi or car from Logan International Airport. It’s also a short stroll from the Freedom Trail, Boston Common and Italian North End with its myriad of dining opportunities.

It’s a great hotel for couples with Newbury Street boutiques close by. The hotel even has a heated pool on the 8th floor overlooking Beacon Hill, a 24-hour fitness centre, in-room massage services and more.

Accommodations are a delightful mix of courtyard and city-view rooms and suites. The décor is warm and welcoming and even the smaller rooms are spacious enough to cater to families or friends travelling together.

Start the day in the lobby at Sottovento which serves gourmet hot chocolates, lattes and pastries. Next, enjoy lunch and dinner courtesy of Aujourd Hui Lounge on the 2nd floor with views of Boston Public Gardens. In-room and poolside dining is available or you can enjoy a romantic evening or family meal outdoors at The Sanctuary.

The hotel concierge can recommend kid-friendly activities around Boston and the hotel has children’s movie nights, a seasonal candy wagon, cribs in rooms and an in-house babysitting service.


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10. Boston Marriott Long Wharf

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Neighbourhood: Long Wharf / Waterfront

One of the top hotels for families, the 4-star Boston Marriott Long Wharf is located directly on the harbour. It’s just a short walk from historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace (with retail stalls, bars and restaurants), Downtown Boston and New England Aquarium. There are public transport stops outside the hotel too, allowing you to reach almost any attraction in the city.

With 400 guest rooms suitable for families and gallery windows with breathtaking views, this hotel is a wonderful spot for a city break in Boston.

Dining is courtesy of Oceana restaurant (shaped like a ship) which focuses on steak and seafood dishes. If you’re looking for family-friendly food, there are restaurants on the waterfront and around Italian North End (a 10-minute walk) serving sandwiches, burgers, pizza and pasta.

Unusual for a city hotel, Boston Marriott Long Wharf benefits from a triangular swimming pool (no shallow end), a hot tub for over 16s and a fitness centre.

If you’re travelling to Boston with kids, the hotel pulls out all the stops with milk and cookies in the rooms, cots, cribs, arcade games and depending on whom you book with, free meal packages for children under 12. There are no in-house babysitting services, but the concierge can recommend outside licensed and bonded agencies.


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We hope you enjoyed our guide to Boston hotels and where to stay in the city. We always look for the best value, family-friendly hotels and those which cater to the needs of everyone in your group. Enjoy your city break!

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