The 5 Best Waterfront Hotels in Boston

The Envoy Hotel

Booking a room on Boston's waterfront not only offers wonderful views of the bay and harbour but also access to some of the city's best amenities. The area is crammed full of lively bars, seafood spots, food trucks, buzzing walkways, theatres and shops. It is no wonder then that a great range of hotels have sprung up over the years here, which begs the question of which are the best? Our Hotel Experts have compiled a collection of the best waterfront hotels in Boston chosen on their views, amenities, design, and service. So why not browse through our list to start planning your stay?

For luxury

Boston Harbor Hotel

  • Seaport Hotel is a real has-it-all property from the heated indoor pool and city garden to the library and multiple dining options. Rooms are smart and contemporary and most offer superb ocean views. Well suited for both business and leisure.
  • Luxurious Boston Harbor Hotel offers classic rooms with bay or harbour views. Complete with an award-winning restaurant, a spoiling spa, and an indoor pool, not to mention first-class service, this indulgent choice is worth every penny.

For contemporary design

Yotel Boston

  • Yotel Boston may not have the same space as other waterfront stays but the design makes the most of what they have. Cleverly-constructed cabins boast smart-beds, shower cubicles, sizeable desks and memory-foam mattresses. Complete with impressive facilities including a gym, a resident robot and in-room meditation videos - this is a very hip and affordable choice.
  • The Envoy Hotel is a trendy hotel in the bustling district of Seaport. Rooms are contemporary with floor to ceiling windows offering dramatic city or harbour views and large bathrooms with walk-in rain showers. Complete with a roof terrace bar and a popular restaurant, this is a modern choice in a convenient location.

For a B&B

Boston Yacht Haven Inn and Marina

  • Book Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina for the breathtaking 180-degree sea and city vistas. The spacious contemporary rooms have luxurious amenities and nautical touches; make sure to book one with a balcony. A unique choice that feels like being at sea with luxury yachts as your only neighbours.

Still not sure where to book?

  • Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Boston.
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    • Seaport Hotel Boston (Waterfront) 428 rooms from £155

      Business meetings  -  The property has more event space than any in Boston; 42 venues and function spaces, 7 ballrooms, amphitheatre & exhibit hall
      Families  -  Children are well-looked after. Choose a gift from the Treasure Chest, there's a lending library & excellent facilities
      Local exploring  -  The subway station adjacent to the hotel makes dipping into central Boston super easy
      Great walks  -  Enjoy walking parts of the 43-mile Boston Harbour Walk, an urban trail through the city's waterfront neighbourhoods
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      Although renowned for business and events, this waterfront hotel is much more than that. Facilities such as a heated indoor pool, city garden, library & multiple dining options, plus warm service, make it appeal to all. 418 spacious rooms and suites feel corporate yet cosy with great views. See More

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    • Yotel Boston Boston (Waterfront) 326 rooms from £124

      Business meetings  -  Komyuniti is the hotel's fun co-working space, there is super fast wifi, numerous meeting rooms and cabins are designed for work
      Short break  -  A great base for a quick dash into the city for work or pleasure; everything is on-site including shoe-shining and dry cleaning
      Sights nearby  -  Learn more about the city's history with a visit to Beaver II - the Boston Tea Party Ship - or Benjamin Franklin's birthplace
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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      The best things come in small packages; that definitely applies to this harbour-facing city hotel. 326 cleverly-designed cabins boast smart-beds, shower cubicles, sizeable desks and memory-foam mattresses. Impressive facilities include a gym, resident robot and in-room meditation videos. See More

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    • The Envoy Hotel Boston (Waterfront) 136 rooms from £179

      City Style  -  The hotel is situated in the thriving Seaport district of Boston with hip bars, brewies, restaurants and historic tours
      Restaurant  -  Outlook kitchen offers delicious American/Boston fare and is one of the area's top restaurants
      Sailing  -  Go sailing for the day around the harbour
      Views  -  Fantastic views of the harbour
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      A trendy hotel in the district of Seaport. Rooms are contemporary with marigold curtains, floor-ceiling windows with dramatic city views and large bathrooms with rain walk-in showers. Enjoy a superb handcrafted cocktail on the year-round rooftop terrace followed by an incredible meal at Outlook. See More

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    • Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina Boston Harbour 10 rooms from £224

      Sea Views  -  Nearly all of the benefits of a beach vacation while staying in the city; sea, fresh air, the sound of waves and great seafood!
      Local exploring  -  As well as watching the world go by there's lots to do in the area; shopping, restaurants, nightlife and sites
      Romantic Break  -  Book the penthouse suite with its impressive balcony for a weekend away. Enjoy a drink watching the sunset
      Sailing  -  The marina's facilities accommodate everything from sailing vessels to mega-yachts
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      Fantastic inn with a unique location on Boston's Harbour. Stay for breathtaking 180-degree sea and city vistas. The spacious contemporary rooms have luxurious amenities and nautical touches; make sure to book one with a balcony. It feels like being at sea with luxury yachts as your only neighbours. See More

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    • Boston Harbor Hotel Boston Harbour 232 rooms from £501

      City Style  -  Indulge in opulence at a waterfront oasis, with fantastic food, a fabulous spa, exceptional service & plenty of old world charm
      Foodies  -  Feast on ocean-to-table delights and iconic afternoon tea at this culinary landmark by the sea
      Great walks  -  Experience the tranquility of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a lush urban oasis adorned with rose gardens and waterfalls
      Sights nearby  -  Embark on a historical journey along the Freedom Trail, stepping back in time with each iconic site you explore
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      Boston's premier 5* waterfront hotel. Classic elegance meets modern comfort within, where dark woods and high ceilings evoke a sense of timeless luxury. With expansive rooms, a renowned seaside restaurant, and an exceptional bar. It's where opulent style and strategic location converge See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Tuesday, 14th May 2024