Boston, Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities in the United States and home to many critical events that occurred during the American Revolution. The rich historical context makes Boston a tourist favorite! The Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and The Battle of Bunker Hill are a few noteworthy incidents that happened in this landmark city.

Boston Literature, Culture, and American Arts

With famous writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller producing works here, it’s no wonder Boston gained the reputation of the intellectual capital of the country! Boston is also home to the first free public library in the United States. Experience the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall, or catch a show at one of many theaters including the Cutler Majestic Theatre, which opened in 1903. The Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Museum of Science are sure to satiate an appetite for culture!

Where Can I Book a Hotel in Boston?

There is so much to discover in Boston, and Skyscanner is here to help you select the best accommodations for your stay! Easily sort listings by price, stars, amenities, hotel brands and more to find the perfect hotel for your individual needs.

Where are Boston hotels located?

Hotels can be found throughout Boston, and many are conveniently located to destination spots in the city. The Four Seasons Hotel Boston and Taj Boston are right next the Boston Public Garden, and The Ritz-Carlton is across from Boston Common, the oldest city park in the United States. The Boston Harbor Hotel and The Boston Marriott Long Wharf are perfect choices for those wanting to stay on the waterfront. Thinking of catching a Red Sox game? The Verb Hotel and The Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway are just a short walk away from Fenway Park. There are several hotels to choose from in Back Bay including Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston Marriott Copley Place, and The Lenox Hotel.

How much do hotels in Boston cost?

On average, standard hotel rooms in Boston are approximately $200-$300 a night, and upscale hotels can run from $300-$500 a night, with the most expensive accommodations costing around $700 a night.

Are there unique boutique hotels in Boston?

Boston is a monumental city, and its historical roots even extend to its hotels! At Ames Boston Hotel, classic meets modern. The contemporary designer rooms are situated in a landmark skyscraper, built in 1893. The historic Lenox Hotel offers gorgeous rooms and suites in a 1900’s beaux art building. Both the Kimpton Nine Zero and Kimpton Onyx offer sleek, stylish rooms and swanky cocktail bars.

Can I find 5 star hotels in Boston?

Absolutely! There a variety of 5-star hotels to choose from throughout Boston. Enjoy the view of Beacon Hill from the rooftop terrace at the XV Beacon Hotel. The InterContinental Boston sits along the waterfront, has luxurious amenities including 2 bars, a French restaurant, spa, and a 24-hour business center with 11 meeting spaces. Other 5-star hotels in Boston that have already been mentioned above include the Ritz-Carlton, Taj Boston, Four Seasons, and Boston Harbor Hotel.

Can I find Boston hotels for families?

Many of the hotels listed above are well suited for families and offer amenities such as complimentary cribs, stowaway beds, and babysitting service arrangements. The Marriott Long Wharf and Marriott Custom House both have game rooms for families to enjoy, and The Westin Copley Place provides goodie bags for children upon check in!

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James Gibbons
James GibbonsMiami, Florida, USA

Boston is a great city full of American history which is easily walkable and ideal for families.

Kerri C
Kerri CWareham, Massachusetts, USA

Plenty of historical tours, duck tours,aquarium, museums, shows and things to do

Kate Z
Kate ZGreenwich, New York State

So much to see and do in the city of Boston. Located a little over an hour from the camp this is a great day trip. Visit the Boston Aquarium or Museum of Science, lunch on the Commons, shop on Beacon Street or a visit to old Ironsides, a colonial ship located in Boston Harbor. If you aren't from the northeast I would highly suggest this day trip.

Maggie Li
Maggie LiMilpitas, California, USA

Fall wears different outfits in different cities. In Boston, fall is full of vibrant colors, especially after some fresh and gentle rain. Boston has so much to offer, from history to culture to food. The best time to visit in definitely September and October!


The least expensive month is January, with an average of $165 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Boston is October, with an average price of $375 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was $272 per night. This is 2% less than the average nightly price of $279 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Boston, the expected average temperature in May is 9.4°C/48.9°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 22.0°C/71.6°F. The coolest month is February, with temperatures averaging -5.9°C/21.4°F.
The nearest airport to Boston is Boston Logan International (BOS) (2.82 miles). Other nearby airports include: Worcester (42.08 miles) Manchester (44.46 miles)

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