Updated January, 2024
Choosing the best Boston waterfront hotel is one of the most important decision you will make to make your Boston waterfront vacation the best it can be! Hotels near the Boston cruise ship terminal are perfect to start your cruise vacation and we suggest a couple of days of rest prior to departure to visit the Boston waterfront. Enjoy some of the best waterfront restaurants as you stroll on the famous Harbowarlk. The Boston waterfront is rich in American history and tourist attractions. Boston is one of America's favourite and most romantic waterfront cities.
Best Boston Waterfront Hotels near to Cruise Terminal: These include the Westin Waterfront Hotel Boston, Seaport Boston Hotel, Envoy Hotel Boston, Hyatt Regency Hotel Boston Harbor, Boston Harbor Hotel, Marriot Long Wharf Hotel Boston.
Waterfront things to do in Boston: The Boston waterfront is one of the very best on the east coast with the Boston Harborwalk project as its jewel. The HarborWalk is a must see for waterfront destination lovers. It is one of the longest linear parks in America with 43 miles of coastline. Attractions along the Harborwalk are The museum of Science, U.S.S Constitution ship, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, New England Aquarium and so much more!! Here are the best things to do in Boston.
Best beaches near Boston: If you are looking for some sand near Boston, you will want to rent a car and spend a day near Cape Cod, Nantucket and of course, Martha's Vineyard. These are the most popular beach areas. However... there are some lesser known beaches such as Revere Beach, Four South Boston Beaches.
Best time of year for vacation in Boston: Summer is always best in Boston. So from mid June to mid October is best. For best rates, it would be best to be outside of summer vacations. September and October can be great as it is a bit cooler and not nearly as crowded when visiting museums and other attractions. Here is a guide to Boston's Annual weather averages.
Transportation: Get a transit pass and an app to help you get around the city. It's a big city and driving and parking is a challenge. Hop on hop off tours are fun while on vacation. If you need a cab they are readily available. Boston is a beautiful city. Get a hotel close to what you want to see and walk or use transit. If you are planning day trips book a rental car well ahead of time to get the best price possible.
Safety: Boston is a fairly safe city but as in most city centres there are some areas that are best to stay away from. A good Concierge at a reputable hotel will be able to give you the best and most current information in the neighbourhood. Use good judgment and precautions no matter where you travel.
Ideally located within one block from the Boston waterfront, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is excellent for business or leisure. The rooms feature marble bathrooms, plush pillow top mattresses, crisp linens, spacious desk and of course beautiful sweeping views of Boston's waterfront from select rooms. The fitness centre offers a lap pool, cardio equipment and whirlpool. For business or social events, The Renaissance can easily accommodate large business meetings, weddings or other events for up to 1,000 guests! Of course, children will enjoy the Children's Museum and New England aquarium within one mile of the hotel as so many historical sites. Enjoy this 4 Star Boston waterfront hotel which is also recipient of the T/A Traveler's Choice award.
Address: 606 Congress Street, Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553
This 4 Star, T/A Traveler's Choice Boston waterfront hotel is located in the Seaport District. A great way to end the day in Boston is to enjoy a few laughs at the on site "Laugh Boston" comedy club or the Birch Bar for inventive cocktails and a smooth atmosphere. To start the day, enjoy your favourite Starbuck's beverage in the lobby. The WestinWORKOUT® fitness centre offers Peloton Bikes with 22" touchscreens, heated pool, whirlpool and more. Directly adjacent to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre makes it convenient to attend major events. Rooms are well equipped with large screen TVs, plush bedding and fluffy pillows to compliment a good night's rest. The hotel is also pet friendly and smoke free. Enjoy your waterfront stay in Boston!
Address: 425 Summer Street, Phone: 1 (617) 532-4600
Boston's only 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond waterfront hotel is truly one of the "classic" hotels but with all the services, modern luxuries and comfortable suites one would expect from a luxury hotel. This Boston waterfront hotel is set upon Boston's Rowes Wharf. The Rowes Wharf Health Club and Spa offers therapeutic and relaxing massage treatments as well as complete beauty treatments. The tranquil setting is meant to refresh anyone visiting Boston whether they are on business or vacation. The health club features a 60 ft. (18 Metre) lap pool, sauna and steam room as well as a complete assortment of fitness equipment.
Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Phone: 1 (617) 439-7000
Located in the exciting Seaport District, guests will enjoy great restaurants either in the hotel or the district itself. Families will enjoy the parks and museums are within walking distance and the Seaport Hotel. This Boston waterfront hotel offers free bicycles and the concierge will be happy to suggest bike routes for you to enjoy! The luxurious rooms in the AAA 4 Diamond hotel offer a very comfortable setting as well as fabulous city or harbour views. The Wave Health & Fitness Center offers and excellent gym facility with a good variety of fitness classes including spinning and yoga. An excellent assortment of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, swimming pool and more will keep the business traveler sharp for that important meeting. Unfortunately they currently do not offer a full spa facility. 2023 T/A Traveler's Choice recipient.
Address: 1 Seaport Lane, Phone: 1 (844) 600-0558
The 4 Star, AAA 4 Diamond, Intercontinental Boston is beautifully located amongst the Rose Kennedy Greenway as well as the Fort Point Channel. Enjoy historic landmarks such as the Boston Tea Party Museum as well as the Freedom Trail and New England Aquarium. The Spa Intercontinental is one of the best spas in Boston offering 6600 sq. ft. of luxurious space as well as full service treatments. Enjoy the fully equipped fitness center including a 45 ft. pool, full cardio equipment, steam room and more. The well appointed, modern rooms offer beautiful city or waterfront views and for the ultimate in luxury you may choose from the 38 larger suites from 600 to 3300 sq. ft. luxury penthouse. An excellent Boston waterfront hotel for business or vacation. T/A 2023 Traveler's Choice Award recipient.
Address: 510 Atlantic Avenue, Phone: 1 (877) 821-4659
This Boston waterfront hotel is located in the Cambridge neighbourhood of Boston along the Charles River. Nearby tourist attractions include access to the famous Fenway Park, the historical Faneuil Hall which is on of the most visited tourist sites in America as well as the Boston National Historic Park and Science Museum. The Royal Sonesta Boston offers a beautiful 45 ft. Atrium style lap pool with sliding glass walls as well as a 1,000 sq. ft. climate controlled workout facility which includes a full selection of cardio equipment. There are also great jogging routes close by. Guests who love to travel with a small dog will love the pet friendly rooms as well as nearby parks. Rooms are very comfortable with great views. A 4 Star rating ensures a pleasant stay on the Boston Waterfront!
Address: 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Phone: 1 (844) 208-6411
As indicated by the name "Residence Inn", this lovely Boston hotel close to the waterfront (within a block) offers fully equipped kitchens, 12 ft. ceilings and is designed for guests seeking a longer stay in Boston. The suites are comfortable, and offer beautiful, large windows and post and 1900's post and beam construction. If this is a business trip in Boston, you will enjoy the location close to the business district, the warm breakfast provided as well as a fitness center to keep you sharp at your business meeting. There is and excellent assortment of restaurants close by. There are many tourist sites in the area including the Boston Fire Museum, the Children's Museum and a 20 minute walk to the Boston Aquarium.
Address: 370 Congress Street, Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553
Sitting beautifully on the water's edge of Boston with beautiful Boston city views along with the convenience of being located just one mile from Boston Logan Airport makes this hotel ideal for individuals catching a flight from Boston. It is also ideal for tourists arriving from the airport to take a cruise from the cruise ship terminal. The Hyatt Regency provides free shuttle service to the airport as well as to public transportation to facilitate your tours of Boston on the south side of the harbour. It is an ideal hotel to stay when coming off a cruise in Boston to fly home. The rooms are very comfortable and offer soundproof windows to ensure a good night's sleep. The Harborside Grill offers an excellent menu as well as beautiful city views across the water. A 4 Star rating as well as recipient of the T/A 2023 Traveler's choice makes it a comfortable choice.
Address: 101 Harborside Drive, Phone: 1 (617) 568-1234
This 4 Star, AAA 4 Diamond, Boston waterfront hotel offers the leisure traveler easy access to Boston's most popular attractions such as Faneuil Park, New England Aquarium and the history rich North End. Choose from city view room, harbor or Wharf views. Premium bedding and designer linens will ensure a good night's sleep after a fun day touring Boston's best tourist attractions or stressful business meeting. Being close to the cruise ship terminal also makes it a favourite for individuals boarding a cruise ship. A heater indoor pool and fitness center makes it ideal for those wanting to stay fit while on vacation as well as on a business trip. An excellent Boston waterfront hotel location for business, leisure or both! Recipient of the 2023 T/A Traveler's Choice Award.
Address: 296 State Street, Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553
Located within the Seaport District, you will enjoy easy access to the North End's rich history. The tourist attractions close to this Boston waterfront hotel will delight you during your stay. Walking along the Boston Harborwalk is always enjoyable on beautiful sunny days. The fitness centre is fully appointed with Peloton Bikes, cardio equipment, yoga equipment and more. The contemporary and modern luxury rooms offer everything one would expect from a AAA 4 Diamond Hotel. Comfortable beds, high quality linens along with good workspaces are a delight for both the leisure or business minded traveler. The rooftop Lookout Bar is one of the finest in the city for harbor views and socializing. An excellent choice for anyone boarding a cruise ship and wanting to visit Boston for a few days. A 2023 T/A Traveler's Choice Award recipient.
Address: 70 Sleeper St., Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553
Adjacent to the North End district, the Battery Wharf Hotel is very close to the New England Aquarium and the oldest of Boston's neighbourhoods including the Freedom Trail and Paul Revere House. Guests of this waterfront hotel may enjoy spa and beauty treatments at Exhale Spa or a good workout at the fitness centre. Premier guest rooms start at 380 sq. ft. to the most luxurious 1500 sq. ft. presidential suite with private terrace and sweeping harbour views. Enjoy one of Boston's most beloved waterfront neighbourhoods in luxury. AAA 4 Diamond and 4 Star rating.
Address: 3 Battery Wharf, Phone: 1 (617) 936-7079
The Whitney is one of the newest hotels near the Boston waterfront. It opened in the summer of 2019 and offers an exclusive 65 rooms in Boston's historic Beacon Hill along the Charles River. ADA compliant rooms are available for those with mobility restrictions. The hotel is also located close to the Boston Public Garden and the Boston Common Frog Pond. This is truly a charming neighbourhood and this was one of Boston's most anticipated boutique hotels. A very lovely and well appointed boutique hotel designed with its neighbourhood in mind. 4 Star, AAA 4 Diamond luxury, this Boston waterfront hotel will prove to be one of the best. It is also conveniently located to the Massachusetts General Hospital. As of 2023 it received the coveted T/A "Best of the Best" Award!!
Address: 170 Charles Street, Phone: 1 (617) 362-4052
The Verb is NOT a Boston waterfront hotel. So you may ask why we have included it in our list of best Boston waterfront hotels. Simply, it is a very different hotel from any other hotel in Boston as it is very music focused, eclectic and would appeal to a very specific crowd. It is located in the exciting Fenway Park area of Boston. If you are going to Fenway Park for a great baseball game and looking for a completely different experience from the normal hotel atmosphere, are a music enthusiast, then you may enjoy the eclectic vibe of this Boston Hotel. For 2023 it received the coveted T/A "Best of the Best" award!
Address: 1271 Boylston Street, Phone: 1 (617) 566-4500
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Choose a roomy and convenient Boston waterfront vacation rental when traveling with family or children to Boston. You will have the convenience of full kitchens and much more privacy. Choose from budget to luxurious! Perfect for family or friends. Have a look at this beautiful waterfront home in Nahant (30 minute drive to Boston) featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen and spectacular waterfront views!
Address: 1 Pier 8 at the end of 13th Street, Phone: 1 (617) 337-0202
Address: 87 Commercial Wharf, Phone: 1 (617) 367-5050