Best hotels in Boston, Massachusetts

We list the best hotels in Boston as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.4 Liberty Hotel Boston

The Liberty Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

New York Times

“For a posh jailbreak, try the Liberty Hotel; once the Charles Street Jail, the 298-room hotel features five bars and dining spots and a captivating, multitiered lobby.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Boston.

4.5 Verb Hotel Boston

The Verb Hotel, Boston

New York Times

“Boston’s most talked-about, trendy accommodations is the Verb Hotel, a renovated Howard Johnson’s in the shadow of Fenway Park, whose rooms and public spaces are decorated with manual typewriters and relics from Boston’s rock ’n’ roll history. Some rooms have patios overlooking the courtyard pool.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Boston.

4.6 Kendall Hotel Boston

The Kendall Hotel, Boston

Lonely Planet

“Once the Engine 7 Firehouse, this city landmark is now a cool and classy all-American hotel. The 65 guest rooms exhibit a firefighter riff, alongside the requisite creature comforts.”

4.5 Gryphon House Boston

The Gryphon House B&B, Boston

Lonely Planet

“A premier example of Richardson Romanesque, this beautiful five-story brownstone is a paradigm of artistry and luxury overlooking the picturesque Charles River.”

4.5 Nine Zero Hotel Boston

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

New York Times

“Right off Boston Common, with views of downtown and the Charles River, is the elegant high-rise boutique Nine Zero Hotel, with 190 rooms.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Boston.

4.4 Hostel International Boston

Hostelling International, Boston

Lonely Planet

“HI-Boston sets the standard for urban hostels, with its modern, ecofriendly facility in the historic Dill Building. Purpose-built rooms are comfortable and clean, as are the shared bathrooms.”