Affordable Boston hotels that families will love
By Rowena Carr-Allinson
Luxurious lobby at Omni Parker House Hotel (Courtesy Omni Hotels)
Beautiful Boston is packed with things to do whatever your cup of tea may be. The charming city has heaps of entertainment for kids and their parents alike, whether you prefer historical sights, green spaces, family friendly museums or waterside wanderings.
For a luxurious stay while vacationing in Boston with the kids, consider these top family-friendly hotel picks that feature amenities – from the nightly turndown service to lovely bath products – that you can’t resist.
The Lenox Hotel
The Lenox Hotel (Courtesy The Lenox Hotel)
Just one mile from Fenway Park and within easy reach of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Gardens and the attractions of Newbury Street, the cozy yet luxurious Lenox Hotel in Back Bay’s 61 Exeter Street is a fantastic family choice. Super friendly staff, a nice atmosphere and perks that include a nightly turndown service, cable TV, fireplaces in some rooms and an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as 24-hour room service and front desk service. There’s also a fitness center and business center on hand. Children can make the most of the rollaway beds or cribs when they stay for free! Anecdotally, the hotel served as a first aid hub during the Boston bombings, which took place just yards away from their front door. Another reason to like them!
Omni Parker House Hotel Boston
At the heart of Boston, right on the Freedom Trail, the elegant Omni Parker House is perfectly located for sightseeing. Officially in ‘Downtown’, it’s close to Boston Common and Boston Public Gardens, as well as within easy reach of the Charles River jogging trails. The 551 rooms have the usual trimmings, from flat screen TVs to bathrobes and high speed Internet, and even energy efficient windows! There’s an on site restaurant, a handy coffee shop, fitness and business centers too. Kids can stay in rollaway beds or cribs and the hotel also has a kids club on site and babysitting available on request.
Westin Hotel Waterfront
Westin Hotel Waterfront (Courtesy The Westin)
Perfect for those wanting to stay in Seaport District, the Westin Hotel Waterfront is just the spot to stay for access to Back Bay, the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and even Beacon Hill. Families will love using water taxis or riding the T to get out and about. With flat-screen TVs, Heavenly bed and bath products, fabulous skyline views and high speed internet in the rooms, what more could you ask for? In addition to room service, the on-site restaurant serves American fare all day with a kid’s menu available too. Other excellent extras include the concierge service, the gift shop and the beautiful indoor swimming pool!
(MORE: Find kid-friendly attractions to see with the kids in Boston.)
Copley Square Hotel Boston
Pet-friendly room at Copley Square Hotel (Courtesy Copley Square Hotel)
Set in Back Bay, the traditional style Copley Square Hotel Boston is easily accessible from Boston Common, shopping along Newbury Street and Fenway Park, making it a practical central base for any visiting family. What’s more, the famous Boston Public Library is just across the road! The 143 guest rooms feature coffeemakers, cable TV, high-speed Internet access and turndown service. Families wishing to share a room can book rollaway beds for kids, who stay for free. The hotel’s restaurant has earned a reputation as a hotspot thanks to its cocktail lounge and regular live DJ-ing and even a little dancing…
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime. Since the arrival of her son in 2011, she has taken him everywhere from Bangkok to NYC, writing family friendly articles en route.