Boston is a beautiful city for a family vacation, and its proximity to other vacation destinations like Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and Maine add to the appeal. There are so many different hotels and resorts, so it can be challenging to figure out where to stay in Boston with kids. Here are some great hotel options in Boston and surrounding communities where you may want to visit. There are lots of great hotels in Boston, however, so if your choice isn’t here, it still may be a great option.
Where to Stay in Boston With Kids
We stayed at the Bostonian Hotel over the holidays last year, and were so impressed. It’s located right in the center of the world-famous Faneuil Hall, and is adjacent to the North End (Boston’s Italian neighborhood). If you are choosing a hotel based on location, this should be your pick!
The Hotel Commonwealth, located in the heart of Kenmore Square adjacent to Fenway Park, offers family-friendly programming during school vacations. It’s located right near public transportation, for easy access to the rest of the city.
Boston’s Seaport neighborhood is a thriving new community, but the very first hotel in the area was the Seaport Hotel. It’s a beautiful hotel with fantastic service.
The Colonnade Hotel is a fabulous hotel for a summer stay in Boston, due to its location right near the Prudential Center, and it’s popular rooftop pool. It’s walking distance from many popular spots in Boston, and is located right on public transportation.
If you are looking for a little more space for your family to spread out, we love the Residence Inn chain. This new location, right near Fenway Park, is a great choice for families.
The Langham Hotel
Where to Stay in Boston Suburbs
I’ve always been a fan of the Westin brand, so if you are staying in the route 128 suburbs, the Westin in Waltham is a great choice. It’s conveniently located right off the highway, but do keep in mind that you’ll need to do a lot of driving on your vacation. There aren’t many attractions for families right in Waltham.
Although Fitchburg is a bit of a drive from Boston, a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge is worth the drive. You can read our full review here.
This boutique hotel is located right off the highway, and adjacent to an MBTA station that can take you into Boston. The rooftop pool makes it a popular destination for families.
We absolutely love the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, which is located in Falmouth on Cape Cod. It’s right on the beach, and also has indoor and outdoor pools. If you want to stay on the beach, this is a great choice.
Families who want to visit the only American Girl store and cafe in New England will need to visit Natick, MA, home of the Natick Mall. The Natick Mall, the largest mall in New England, offers many popular stores including the American Girl store. If you want to stay near the mall, the Crowne Plaza in Natick is a great choice.
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