Best Places to Stay in Boston

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Best Places to Stay in Boston
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As a Boston native, I might be a bit biased when I suggest it as one of my favorite cities in the world. The blend of rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and countless attractions make Boston a must-visit city. An increasingly popular destination, Boston also offers a wide range of accommodations to suit every traveler’s needs. Nevertheless, there are some properties that you simply cannot overlook. Keep reading to get an inside look into the best places to stay in Boston!

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Mandarin Oriental, Boston

An intimately luxurious hotel, with spacious guest rooms and suites, lauded spa and fitness centre in the heart of Boston’s chic Back Bay on Boylston Street.

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Nestled among the Victorian brownstone residences of Boston's Back Bay area, the Four Seasons effortlessly blends with the unique ambiance and vitality of the New England city. It boasts an indoor pool, offers views of the Boston Public Garden, and features candy vaults on every floor!

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Four Seasons One Dalton Street

Polished property in a high-rise building with sleek rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The neighborhood of Back Bay, with its upscale shops and world-class restaurants, has always been one of the more popular neighborhoods to visit and one I would certainly recommend making your base on a trip to Boston.

Mandarin Oriental, located in the heart of Back Bay, offers a truly indulgent experience. With a choice of 148 rooms, Mandarin Oriental provides beautifully appointed rooms and suites that feature a contemporary design and luxurious amenities. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment at their award-winning spa, savor exquisite culinary creations at Ramsay’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, or walk out the front door to immediately witness Boston’s historical sites and landmarks.

Boston is also home to not one, but two Four Seasons hotels (if that doesn’t convince you to visit Boston, then I don’t know what will!) and they are both located in Back Bay. A mile apart from one another, Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton both offer the convenience of proximity to Boston’s major tourist hub of Back Bay while providing visitors the chance to choose between a traditional or a modern luxury experience.

The original Four Seasons Hotel is located directly across from Boston Public Garden. The Four Seasons Hotel Boston has a classic charm and elegance, offering a timeless ambiance with its grandiose history and traditional architecture. The Four Seasons features an array of dining options, including The Sanctuary, a guest-exclusive outdoor urban oasis, as well as an indoor pool that overlooks both Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill, my favorite neighborhood to wander through.

On the other hand, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton, a newer addition to the city’s luxury hotel scene, is situated in the newly constructed One Dalton tower. Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton presents a more modern and contemporary feel, featuring sleek design and state-of-the-art amenities. One of the unique features of this property is a spectacular pool that, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and its position within Boston’s third tallest building, overlooks the most incredible city views.

With so many renowned hotels, it is a challenge to narrow down to the best places to stay in Boston, but I would be remiss if I did not mention XV Beacon. This is one of my go-to recommendations and a personal choice for where to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries due to the intimate experience offered by this boutique hotel. With 63 luxury rooms, XV Beacon is admired for its personalized service and attention to detail.

For a truly memorable escape at XV Beacon, stay in The Broomfield Suite, a one-bedroom suite that gives you the opportunity to retreat to the warmth of two fireplaces, a dining and parlor area, and an imported marble bathroom with a rainforest shower and whirlpool tub combination.

XV Beacon is also known for its prime location in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Having spent countless hours exploring the cobblestone streets and historic brick buildings of Beacon Hill, I can attest to its undeniable charm and elegance. Between the guest experience and the location, XV Beacon is one of the best places to stay in Boston.

Need to Know

While XV Beacon, Four Seasons and Four Seasons Dalton, and Mandarin Oriental easily make my list of the best places to stay in Boston, there are so many more amazing hotels to choose from, such as the Boston Harbor Hotel, The Liberty, and Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. It all comes down to what you are looking for in your trip. That’s where a travel advisor comes in - to help you plan your perfect visit to Boston!

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Boston. In need of further inspiration? Check out Casey Ho’s trip report, Best Places to Stay in Chicago.

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