Stay Close to It All: Downtown Boston Hotels Make Exploration Easy

When you're looking for the perfect place to rest your head within walking distance of the city's major sites, check out Boston's Downtown hotels.

Whether you're looking to stay just steps away from everything, or for a location that allows easy access to transportation, these Downtown hotels are tops. For those seeking something boutique or even a luxury spot, Downtown has a hotel for you.

Enjoy a stay at boutique hotel, Nine Zero, the Ritz Carlton, or Omni Parker House and you'll only have to walk across the street to get to the Boston Common and Boston's public transportation system- the MBTA or "T" as locals refer to it. Several of Boston's main lines meet up at Boston Common where the Park Street spot can connect you to all of Boston.

Check into the Taj, or Four Seasons and set your sites on the public garden. Or book a room that only seems like its off the beaten path at the Fifteen Beacon

Those who like a more modern feel will find their ideal downtown stay at the W Hotel and Revere Hotel. these hotels skirt the edge of Downtown in the Theater District where you can enjoy the nightlife before taking the elevator back to your room.



The Revere Hotel offers guests more than a place to stay. The rooms are designed to appeal to those who appreciate a modern feel. Upon entering suites,you'll find comforting couches to rest upon. Some rooms offer balconies to give you a view of the city and a bit of fresh air. The hotel itself hosts many Boston events, and is home to Emerald Lounge, and Rustic Kitchen. Emerald is one of the city's best lounges and a happening spot to hang out each evening. Summer sees Revere's rooftop come to life with a rooftop bar that draws crowds day and night.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The Revere Hotel offers guests a cool vibe, many amenities and a great location that makes exploring Boston easy to do at your pace.

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Taj Boston, located in the former home of the Ritz Carlton, has one of the most prestigious addresses in the entire city. Sitting on the corner of Newbury and Arlington Street the Taj overlooks the Public Garden The Taj is surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Located blocks from the Theater District, Copley Square and Downtown Crossing, it is easy to get anywhere from the Taj. The Taj offers more than just easy access to the city's best sites: hospitality, services, and amenities make this a special place for a Boston stay. While at the Taj, be sure to take a meal in their cafe.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The Taj Hotel offers stunning city views to guests who'd like to gaze over the Boston Public Garden.

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When you want old world charm in the heart of Downtown the Omni Parker House is for you. Take advantage of its Freedom Trail location allowing you to stay just a short walk to may area amenities including: the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, the Theater District and Beacon Hill. Allowing you the chance to create your own walking tour every time you leave or return to your room. A stay at the Omni Parker House comes complete with bragging rights, as it is the oldest hotel in continual operation in America. Omni Parker house still offers luxury accommodations, but has added modern amenities.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The oldest continually operating hotel in United States offers guest modern amenities and a central location.

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Nine Zero, sitting steps away from Boston Common and moments from Faneuil Hall, is the downtown boutique hotel of choice for those looking for easy access to all that Boston has to offer. Gorgeous views of Beacon Hill, the Boston Common or the Charles River can be had by request by asking for a Tremont Facing Room on a high floor. Located in the heart of Downtown, it a sightseeing dream! The service cannot be beat, guests can opt for spa services right in the privacy of Nine Zero's pristine guest rooms. Home to KO Prime, a modern Boston Steakhouse; it also makes for an easy choice for dinner. For those who have pets tagging along you will not be turned away.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: Nine Zero is a boutique option along Tremont Street, in the heart of Boston allowing guests to easily access the area.

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The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Opened in 2009, in one of Boston's most special buildings, the city's first skyscraper, is Ames. Ames is a blend of historical charm and modern luxury. Guestrooms are welcome respites from the daily grind (whether it be sightseeing or business), but one of the best things about Ames is Woodward, its award winning restaurant. The feel of this modern tavern puts out fresh plates of local food that is sure to please your palate. But, best of all is its Financial District location, making the Ames a few simple steps away from all you want to do. Specials make the Ames even more attractive as they often toss in extras in collaboration with area businesses.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The Ames Hotel is moments from Downtown making it easy to get around and see the sites; the boutique feel sets Ames apart from others.

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W Boston
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Standing tall in the theater district the W Hotel's close to the common location brings to the center of the city and all the action. The W's glass exterior is truly spectacular to see. Offering modern elegance, inside and out, this theater district hotel makes for sweet dreams. Where to eat pre-show? Dine at Market-the W's fabulous restaurant. If you find yourself in need of post theater drinks head the W Lounge where the scene will not disappoint. If all that fun has you a little run down, make an appointment at Bliss Spa before heading home; an alternative to the typical (shall I say snotty) spa, this high end escape has a focus on fun. The W is a hip place for a fabulous stay.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The W Hotel is a hip spot for a fun stay steps from Boston's Downtown.

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The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is home to 1,054 guest rooms that provide luxurious accommodations to discriminating guests from around the world. Check into the Park Plaza for business or pleasure and you can be certain that you'll be well taken care of. Whether you require a simple guest room or a large suite to sprawl out, the Park Plaza is able to fulfill your needs. Elegant appointments adorn every room from the drapery and linens to the fluffy towels that wait to wrap you post shower. Originally opening in 1927 under another name, this hotel has been a Boston pillar of luxury ever since.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: Located on the edge of Downtown, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel offers luxury and convince for discerning guests.

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A luxury hotel on the edge of Beacon Hill right by the State House puts XV Beacon in a prime location for your Boston stay. With rates starting in the low $300's per night, you'll be sure to enjoy what you've paid for. Top notch service is the norm at XV Beacon where they pride themselves on providing you with the details that make your stay special. Making its home in a landmark building dating back to 1903 the Beaux Arts building is decorated in a manner that is distinguished and offers guests discreet personalized service. You'll enjoy gas fireplaces in your guest room, great for ambiance, especially on a cool winter's night, as well as courtesy Lexus service to get you around town.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: Located in Boston's Downtown area , Fifteen Beacon has only 63 guest rooms allowing for an intimate stay in the heart of it all.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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What once was a classic Boston hotel was relocated and remade into a modern opulent oasis. In the heart of downtown Boston, directly across form Boston Common, the Ritz allows you easy access to all the city has to offer. A quick walk in any direction will lead you right into some of the city's most sought after sights. A new restaurant, Artisan Bistro, and an entry-level bar, Avery Bar, offers guests the opportunity to stay put and enjoy their night within the confines of the hotel. Hit the bar after a game and chances are you'll bump into a player, most likely from the opposing team.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The Ritz Carlton is a brand that's synonymous with luxury, catering to a bevy of celebrities who know its location adds to the ambiance.

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Boston's Four Seasons Hotel has 273 gorgeous guest rooms and 77 suites where you can you and your loved one can escape your day to day and dive under the contemporary covers for some romantic fun. The style of the Four Seasons reflects the influences of the Boston area and intermingles classic furnishings with modern touches to create an oasis unique to the area. Request a room with a park view and take in the Public Garden, Boston Common and even the golden dome of the State House all from behind closed doors. If you choose to take your romance on the road, simply cross the street for a hand in hand stroll through the stunning Public Garden then cozy up on one the couches in the Bristol Lounge while sipping a glass of something great before heading back behind closed doors.

Recommended for Downtown Hotels because: The Four Seasons overlooks the Boston Public Garden providing a convenient location for discriminating guests.

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