Whether it's your first time or 12th time in Boston, Boston never gets old. As one of the country’s most incredible hubs for history, music, and food, there will always be endless things to do in Boston’s vibrant community – helping you heat up the colder winter months.
We’ve lined up the coziest hotels for your winter getaway in Boston, all filled with the warm fuzzy feeling that makes Boston your home-away-from home!
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The Lenox Hotel
61 Exeter Street
A prime downtown location and just a hop, skip and jump away from Boston’s iconic Newbury Street, where you can dine, shop and explore to your heart’s content. This makes the upscale Lenox Hotel an ideal location from which to base your trip to Boston.
Grab a table and a bite to eat at City Table, or a barstool and a pint at Solas Irish Pub, both located inside The Lenox Hotel.
After a complete remodel in 2015, the entire hotel includes 214 rooms, complete with crystal lamps, traditional décor and design, local vendor partners and burning fireplaces – The Lenox Hotel is the perfect cozy place to stay in Boston. Check out their Fireside Experience Package or Lobby Experience Package.
Fairmont Copley Hotel
138 St James Avenue
Not too far away is another one of Boston’s luxury downtown landmark hotel, The Fairmont Copley Hotel. This hotel has been a symbol of the city's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Centrally found in Boston’s bustling Back Bay neighborhood, this Four Diamond hotel sits steps away from area attractions, restaurants and shops like the unique boutiques of Newbury Street as well. You may also recognize it from the American Sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
It is also home to one of Boston's hottest dining destinations, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. With its sophisticated dark bar feel, fireplaces and comfy bar seats, this is the perfect place to grab a seat during your winter explorations. We recommend grabbing a cup of tea, an old fashioned, a farm-to-table menu item and of course – the delicious chocolate chip cookie skillet.
The Whitney Hotel
107 Charles Street
A more intimate version of the hotels in Boston’s Back Bay, The Whitney Hotel in Beacon Hill captures the true spirit of Boston ‘old and new’ with its red-brick topcoat and townhouse-esque interiors. This sophisticated boutique hotel offers intimate, yet luxury rooms, suites and dining options.
With chic modern décor, open fire pits in the courtyard, a cozy lounge and French oak floors, this hotel is exactly the vibe you were looking for. It is also complete with Restaurant Peregrine, which evokes the city’s Italian connections with a menu touring Sicily and Sardinia.
Located in Boston’s iconic and historic Beacon Hill, and only a short walk from the Charles River Esplanade, the Whitney is surrounded by one of Boston’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods. Explore the iconic neighborhood streets, stroll the shops on Charles Street, grab tickets to the Museum of African American History, or grab dinner at 1928 Beacon Hill or Toscano – The Whitney Hotel is perfect for your Boston winter adventure.
The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
If you’re looking for a nice getaway with your partner, look no further than The Liberty Hotel. Occupying a former jail, the 298-room Liberty Hotel is a unique luxury property with a hip atmosphere and a playful design that honors the building’s rich history. That doesn’t sound romantic at first, but once you see for yourself, you will only want to stay for longer. The rooms are stylish and elegant, with tons of interesting decorative elements that incorporate their historic theme, including upscale bathrooms with separate rain showers and soaking tubs.
During the winter months, The Liberty Hotel is also home to an amazing curling experience. Enjoy outdoor curling – complete with cocktails and light bites.
The stunning lobby is a popular spot for after-work drinks and nightlife – including live DJs, fashion shows and more. The hotel is also home to Lydia Shire’s restaurant – Scampo. Known for its delicious cuisine, chic interiors and fire-burning stove – it is the perfect place for date night, girl's night out or lunch with colleagues. Don’t miss out on one of their delicious cocktails, and famous lobster pizza.
Besides just being a great place for couples, business travelers love this hotel as it is also home to outdoor meeting spaces, a 24-hour business and fitness centers with plenty of delicious dining and drinking options on-site. Also located in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, this location is convenient for shopping, dining and walking along the Charles River, and is home to one of the best cultural experience Boston has for tourists and locals alike.
The Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Street
The level and care in Boston’s hospitality scene is off the charts – and this next place came to play by elevating their sophisticated service for an old-world feel with a top-notch experience that makes it hard for even bigger hotel chains to beat.
The Eliot Hotel is a classy, intimate and historic boutique hotel housed in an elegant Neo-Georgian corner building, offering suites with marble bathrooms, comfortable beds and so much more. You’ll be able to enjoy free chocolate cookies and nightly turndowns. They even offer free passes to an around-the-corner Boston Sports Club for considerably less than some of their bigger competitors. It is also home to a picturesque lobby with many images you see on your Boston related feeds.
It is also home to arguably one of the best restaurants in Boston, Uni - a Japanese restaurant overseen by a James Beard Award-winning chef, Ken Oringer. Available for both dine-in and room service – there is not one thing you can pick wrong on this menu.
The Newbury Hotel
1 Newbury Street
Located in the former Taj Boston, The Newbury Hotel borders Boston’s iconic Boston Public Garden with a resolute Bostonian building. With sweeping staircase twists up to residential-style rooms and suites, furnished in light woods, and dressed in soothing creams and herringbone details – this hotel brings luxury to a whole new level. Their walls feature artwork from some of America’s iconic creators though you might not be able to keep your eyes off those views over the oldest public park in the country.
It is also home to some of the neighborhood’s best dining and bar options. The speakeasy-style Street Bar is perfect for a cozy intimate cocktail, and the glass-enclosed Contessa rooftop is perfect for a date night with a great view. We also recommend grabbing a spot next to the fire at The Library which is filled with a menu of both craft cocktails and literary favorites.
The Boxer Boston
107 Merrimac Street, Boston
The 80-room Boxer is a hip hotel in Boston’s Flatiron building in the West End. With posh, intimate and industrial rooms, this is the perfect place to cozy up during your winter stay in Boston. Just a five-minute walk to the TD Garden, this is a great place to stay while in town for a game or concert.
The ground floor is home to a new England-inspired brasserie, Bulfinch Social. This rustic cozy restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast before your day of exploring or dinner and drinks before the big game. There are also many other dining options nearby, including in Faneuil Hall and Boston’s North End.
65 Seaport Blvd
Once you step out of the YOTEL Hotel, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the bustling Seaport neighborhood - a waterfront destination surrounded by the best bars, restaurants and museums the city has to offer. YOTEL brings you one of the most innovative and trendy experiences in Boston, with a seamless stay from the moment you check in through the help of self-service check-in kiosks and its resident Robot.
Don't miss Deck 12, YOTEL's rooftop bar with their Apres…@ Deck 12 experience for a Boston experience with gondolas, chair lifts, ski-themed Adirondack chairs, seasonal cocktails, fondue and one of the best views of the Boston skyline.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
10 Avery Street
The Ritz-Carlton Boston provides a refreshingly contemporary contrast to the city's many old-school luxury properties with its sleek urban luxury feel, contemporary decor and intimate details. With some of the best views directly onto the Boston Common or Boston’s skyline, all rooms are stylish with cutting-edge technology – perfect for your weekend away with your partner or best friend. The hotel is also complete with a spa, in partnership with Boston’s Equinox Sports Club, offering a range of facials, massages and body treatments – for the perfect relaxing portion of your stay.
Even though there are many options in the neighborhood for dining – both around the Boston Common, in the close by Chinatown neighborhood as well as the theater district – the hotel has two dining options onsite. The Artisan Bistro, a modern take on a classic bistro, is a great pre-theater destination for guests and locals alike. While Avery Bar, located in the lobby, is a luxurious living-room style bar, complete with innovative craft cocktails and a fireplace.
The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
If your weekend getaway plan sounds something like ‘New England vibes, classic charm and modern luxuries worth writing home about’ – then The Charles Hotel is for you. There is nothing but spectacular days and nights ahead when booking this hotel. Check into deluxe lodgings options – with modern, chic and traditional decor.
Located in the heart of Harvard Square – there is no shortage of things to do during your stay. Explore the Harvard campus, walk along the Charles River Esplanade, browse the shelves at local bookstores, check out the Harvard Art Museum of Harvard Museum of Natural History or grab a pint at a local pub, like Russell House Tavern or the Hourly Oyster House. We also recommend visiting Kendall Square – known for its cluster of tech companies, MIT campus – the most innovative square mile on the planet.
After sipping, savoring, and exploring your way through Cambridge and Harvard Square, return for a nightcap at Noir, bites at farm-to-table restaurant Henrietta’s Table, delicious dinner at Bar Enza and sultry jazz at Regatta Bar. Whether you’re an academic, an adventurer, innovator or style-seeker – The Charles Hotel is as brilliant as Boston can get and is the perfect stay for your winter in Boston.