The Best Hotels for Your Romantic Escape in the Heart of Boston

When you're looking for a hotel that gets you in the mood for love, look no further than Boston's finest. Boston hotels offer everything from romantic getaway specials to top notch services that will put the ooo la la la in your love life. Check in for the night and check out all that these top romantic Boston spots have to offer: beauty salons, spas, bars and restaurants ensure that if you choose to leave your room, you won't have to leave your hotel to have your desires fulfilled. 

The creme de la creme of romance is the Mandarin Oriental. This Back Bay beauty not only brings tea service to you upon arrival, in your luxurious, but is home to one of Boston's best spas, the Mandarin Spa, and one of Boston's most romantic restaurants, Asana.

Those who like a little water to set the mood should be sure to book a room at the Boston Harbor Hotel where you'll get stunning views of Boston Harbor from your window and the perfect place to stroll below, along the HarborWalk. 

The modern elegance of the Ritz Carlton welcomes guests upon arrival with an inviting peek into their on-site hot spot, Avery Bar where you can canoodle by the fireplace while sipping one of their sensational cocktail creations before retiring to your cozy room for two for the evening.



W Boston
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Standing tall in the theater district the W Hotel's close to the Common location brings you to the center of the city and all of the action. Offering modern elegance, inside and out, this theater district hotel makes for sweet dreams in a space unlike most. Forgoing full walls in favor or curtained areas, you won't be divided form the one you love, instead, you'll truly come together in a space made for sharing. 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 escape has a focus on fun and inspires whimsical romance.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The W's modern take makes romance fun and its Theater District location makes adding a great show an easy task.

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The Lenox Hotel Boston
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A stay at the Lenox comes with a side of romantic history. The music lover in your life will be enamored with the fact that Duke Ellington composed music within these walls. And the baseball enthusiast will wonder what exactly Babe Ruth did within these walls. The Lenox Hotel manages to bled elements of history into an elegant and comfortable design that makes you want to stay inside as long as possible. With a Copley Square location, this Back Bay boutique hotel makes exploration easy. Dine at an outdoor cafe on Newbury or take in the beauty of the Boston Public library. When you're done getting fresh air, head back to your room (ideally one with a fireplace) kick back and enjoy what you're really here for:each other.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Lenox's classic elegance invites guests to get romantic, and its surroundings inspire hand holding exploration.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: The Four Seasons allows guests to escape it all with stellar views so if you never leave your room you've still seen some of Boston.

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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers enough "zen" to relax the most harried guest. Asian influenced decor allows guests to be transported to a place that encompasses calm. The service is unmatched anywhere within the city. Tickets, reservations and even services can easily be booked through their concierge. And for those in need of a something a bit more hands on to erase what ails, head to the hotel's 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness center for a fantastically serene treat; you can even book appointments side by side. Ideal for those who are looking to romance the one they love, as the Mandarin takes all the work out of your life and let's you focus on one another. A reservation at their on-site restaurant and a night cap at the bar (or sent to your room via room service) will nicely round out your stay.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Mandarin Oriental is a luxurious retreat where you can't help but feel romantic.

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If you want old world charm in the heart of Downtown, then the Omni Parker House is for you! Walking in is like taking a step back in time as the stunningly appointed lobby welcomes guests to check their worries at the door. Take advantage of its Freedom Trail location (a short walk to Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, the Theater District and Beacon Hill) and create your own walking tour, hand in hand of course. Then head back to your room, complete with richly hued linens and large comfortable beds, for the night. 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 Romantic Hotels because: The Omni Parker House is known as a spot for romance, the comfortable rooms inspire you to stay in.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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Boston's Ritz Carlton Hotel is known for its chic romantic accommodations. You'll be in the mood for love, from the moment you enter and see straight into Avery Bar where the fireplace and dim lighting make you want to skip check in and take yourself to one of the cozy nooks to canoodle with the one you love over a cocktail. But once you make your way behind closed door you'll be welcomed by beds decked out in ultra lush, deluxe bedding and a bath complete with a "room for two" marble tub. Add 24 hour in room dining and you can draw the blinds unplug the clock, shut off your cell and order sustenance when needed.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Check out the Ritz Carlton's changing selection of specials and you'll find something to suit your romantic needs.

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The Taj Hotel is known for its luxurious accommodations. The classic elegance invites guest on a journey to romance of the highest level. Whether checking in for the night or something a bit more long term, you'll find yourself swept away by the service at the Taj. Golden tones surround you, allowing you to relax in your well-appointed rooms, where you can escape the big city and enjoy a bit of quiet with you're with. Rooms overlooking the Public Garden will make you want to open those blinds for a bit and take in the scene below while you are tucked away above it all. Order an in room massage then sink into your marble tub and enjoy the bath bar menu offered at the Taj before heading back to bed.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Taj offers luxuries that inspire romance like in room massage services and a bath bar.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: A "bargain" in luxury, XV Beacon starts in the mid $300's per night for accommodations comparable to the big priced big names.

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Seaport Boston Hotel
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The Seaport Boston Hotel is a heart of the Seaport District dwelling that offers guests a retreat from the everyday, yet is a mere few minutes walk to the Cruise Port or Boston Convention Center allowing less travel time and more time for exploration. If you'd like the ease of being close to the Convention Center, and cruise port yet the ability to explore on foot, this hotel is for you. Surrounded by excellent eateries, fun bars, and things to do, you'll have no shortage of entertainment during your off hours. Far from inexpensive, it is worth the money you'll spend for the convenience you'll have. For those who want to stay inside you'll enjoy the indoor pool, spa Harbor views, and award winning restaurants all live within these walls.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Seaport Hotel offers stunning harbor views and can fulfill all your needs for a romantic retreat.

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A stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel comes complete with spectacular views and a central location. Here, relaxation is not an option. The knowledgeable staff and serene surroundings make it impossible do anything other than enjoy. A five star hotel on Boston's Rowes Wharf; it does not get much better than this. The Boston Harbor Hotel is the ideal place to hang your hat while in Boston. Expensive for sure, but well worth the splurge for the views alone. Just be sure to leave the hotel, with all this luxury you may have to be forced out the door. And if you make it outside you can take the romance to the streets with a stroll the HarborWalk, evening on a Harbor cruise, or a few laps (hand in hand) around skate on the rink under the dome.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Close to many Boston attractions and set on Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Hotel inspires romantic gestures.

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