America’s history is one of booms and busts, cities that come and go, but Boston has never wavered. Today, people pass through the nearly 400-year-old city for all sorts of reasons—to see sights like the freedom trail and Fenway Park, for biotech and healthcare businesses and to visit students going to college.
But while Boston is fiercely proud of its history, it isn’t stuck in the past. It’s a vibrant place where religions, cultures and diverse communities coexist; where glass skyscrapers go up seemingly overnight, and where the food and drink scene continues to raise the bar. If you’re looking for an authentic Boston experience, selecting the right hotel as your launching off point can make all the difference. Here, we walk through the eight best hotels in Boston.
The Best Hotels in Boston
For Those Who Love Luxury: Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
Best For Shoppers: The Newbury Boston
Best Service: The Whitney Hotel Boston
A Boston Landmark: Boston Harbor Hotel
For The It Scene: The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Most Traditional: The Eliot Hotel
Most Romantic: XV Beacon
Best Hotel In Cambridge: The Charles
About Todd Plummer, Your Boston Guide
I have written about gorillas in Rwanda and heli-skiing in British Columbia, but I am continually surprised and impressed by my native Boston. Since before the Revolutionary War, it has been a cosmopolitan, world-class city that continues to reinvent itself. Boston has noticeably raised the luxury hotel bar, with properties ranging from independently owned boutique hotels to international luxury brands; the food scene is as diverse and exciting as you’ll find anywhere. I have personally visited every hotel on this list—as well as some of the best hotels around the world. I can say there’s a lot to love about Boston.