Boston is a fabulous city to visit with plenty to see and do, but it is not an inexpensive city to stay in. Boston Hotels are some of the most expensive in the country, but our recommendations offer some of the best value available. If you book well ahead, you can get some pretty good discounts during certain times of the year. You'll get better value on the outskirts of the downtown area which isn’t bad if you’re within walking distance of the subway. We’ve selected these Boston hotels near the subway (called the T by locals) based on their overall value. They range from 2 to 4 stars, to meet a variety of needs and price points.
Hotels offering the best value soon become known by regular visitors to the city, so book your room well in advance to get the best deal. Last minute bookings rarely save you money in high demand cities and sometimes cost much more.
You’ll often find the best deals on hotels located Downtown on weekends, so we’ve included a few that frequently offer weekend discounts.
Downtown hotels, in particular, tend to charge high parking fees. Rates sometimes exceed $50 per night (ouch), so if you are driving to Boston, you’ll save more staying in the outskirts where parking is often free. From there you can take the train into the city centre and leave the hassle of driving and parking in an unfamiliar city behind.
Our recommended Hotels near the Subway in Boston
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Address: 645 Beacon Street, Fenway, Boston
Near Subway Station: Kenmore Station on Green Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, Satellite TV, Fridge, Microwave, Private Bathrooms, Gym, Laundry Service, Self Laundry.
Mini Review: This beautiful old hotel is located just a short walk from the beautiful Fenway Gardens and famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. If that isn’t enough, it’s also just a 3 minute walk from Kenmore Station where the train will have you in downtown Boston in about 20 minutes. The clean updated rooms come with a microwave and fridge, so you can pick up some microwave dinners and refreshments and enjoy them in your room - way cheaper than eating out. This hotel is definitely offers good value compared with similar quality accommodations located downtown.
Address: 655 Boylston Street, Back Bay, Boston
Near Subway Station: Copley Station on Green Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathrooms, 24 hour Front Desk
Mini Review: You’ll be hard pressed to find a better location for exploring Boston than the 3 Star Charlesmark Hotel. This small boutique hotel is popular, so you must book way in advance to get a room, especially if you want a good deal. If you do, you’ll be rewarded with great value for your money. The Charlesmark is located in the Back Bay district, right around the corner from Copley Station. It’s across from the historic Boston Public Library and just up from Copley Square, a great area where you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, an abundance of great shopping and dining and nightlife. You can walk into the heart of downtown in just 20 minutes or take light rail and you’re there in five.
Midtown Hotel Boston
Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay, Massachusetts, Boston
Near Subway Stations: Symphony Station on Green Line | Massachusetts Avenue on T Orange Line
Amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Paid, WiFi, Satellite TV, Private Bathrooms, Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool
Mini Review: If you’d like access to an outdoor pool, combined with a good location and reasonable rates, the Midtown Hotel is a good choice. Rooms are basic, but clean, making this a value proposition. The biggest strength is you are only a 3 minute walk from Symphony Light Rail Station or 5 Minutes from Massachusetts Ave. Subway Station on the Orange T line. Downtown Boston is only a 10 to 15 minute train ride away. Beautiful Fenway Gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts are both within walking distance.
Boston Marriott Quincy
Address: 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts
Near Subway Station: Quincy Adams on T Red Line
Amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Paid WiFi, Satellite TV, Private Bathrooms, Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool
Mini Review: Boston Marriott Quincy is one of our best value picks. Rates aren’t always cheap, but if, you book well ahead good deals are available. You could posssibly save up to 50% compared to similar accommodations downtown. This is a well appointed hotel backed by the Marriot name and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including an indoor swimming pool, spa and exercise room. It’s about a 20 minute walk from Quincy Adams Station on the Red Line, a bit on the far side, but still doable. We wouldn’t recommend it in the winter unless you are prepared to take a taxi between the hotel and the station. Even if you do that, it is less expensive that taking a taxi all the way day downtown. The train ride into downtown Boston takes just over 30 minutes, varying a little according to the time of day.
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Address: 207 Porter Street, Boston
Near Subway Station: Airport Station on T Blue Line
Amenities: Room Service, Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Microwave, Fridge, Cable TV, Paid WiFi, Private Bathroom, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Room, Airport Shuttle, Free Breakfast
Mini Review: This hotel is perfect for visitors wanting to explore Boston. It’s just a 3 minute walk through the park or take their free shuttle service to Airport Station on the Blue ’T’. Save money preparing light meals with the help an in room microwave and fridge. Don’t worry about breakfast. It’s included. Rooms are spacious. The thing with this hotel is, like most accommodation in Boston, it can be on the pricey side, but, good deals are available, especially if you book far enough ahead. We highly recommend using our Hotel Finder to quickly compare rates from 100s of sites. It will sometime unearth a deep discount offered by just one of many sites out there. Embassy Suites has all the amenities most people want including a year round indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness centre.
Holiday Inn Express Boston
Address: 69 Boston Street, Dorchester, Boston
Near Subway Station: Andrew on T Red Line
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathroom, Fitness Centre, Concierge
Mini Review: The Holiday Inn Express offers you the consistent experience of a trusted brand. They include a free hot breakfast to start your day right. It is just a 9 minute walk to Andrew Station on the Red-T which will give you quick access to the rest of the city including downtown Boston. Its location right behind the huge South Bay shopping centre makes it perfect for shopping. Another bonus, if you are driving to Boston, the Holiday Inn Express is one of only a few decent hotels offering free parking to their guests, significant savings considering downtown hotels charge up to $50 a night for parking. If you are happy with good, basic accommodations as your base, this can save you quite a bit compared to similar hotels closer to downtown.
Courtyard Boston-South Boston
Address: 63 R Boston Street, Dorchester, Boston
Near Subway Station: Andrew on T Red Line
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathroom, Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Concierge
Mini Review: Compared to the Holiday Inn Express listed above, the Courtyard Boston by Marriot located right next door has an extra star in their rating, probably due to the indoor pool and hot-tub. They also receive slightly better overall reviews. For those reasons, this property is also a good contender even though the rates are usually a bit higher. Free parking is available, but you must reserve it in advance. Access to the subway is the same as the Holiday Inn above.
A Friendly Inn At Harvard Cambridge
Address: 1673 Cambridge Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Near Subway Station: Harvard on T Red Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Free Parking, Free Breakfast, 24 Hour Reception
Mini Review: A Friendly Inn At Harvard is a homey guesthouse located near Harvard University in Cambridge. This beautiful guesthouse has comfortable rooms with private baths and a free breakfast. Subway access is a pleasant 10 minute walk through the grounds of Harvard Yard with its many beautiful old buildings and attractions. You’ll be steps away from three famous Harvard Museums: The Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Outside that, this is a vibrant and lively area with some nice parks! You could get a pretty decent deal (for Boston) on a room if you book far enough ahead. The centre of Downtown Boston is only a 12-15 minute ride on the Red ’T’.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston
Address: 821 Washington Street, Theatre District, Boston
Near Subway Station: Tufts Medical Center on T Orange Line
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Restaurant, Bar, Paid WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathroom, Room Service, Concierge
Mini Review: If you’d prefer something closer to the city centre, Boston’s already high hotel rates start to climb. However, if you are staying for a weekend, you may get a good deal at the Hilton Doubletree, as it is popular with business travellers resulting in lower weekend occupancy. This hotel puts you right in the Theatre District and just a brief walk from The Boston Commons and Chinatown. You can walk pretty much anywhere in Downtown Boston from this location. You’re also just steps from Tufts Medical Center Station on the Orange Line and the train ride into the city centre is only a few minutes. Other than that, you can count on the high standards of service and cleanliness that the Hilton brand has always been known for. Note: Parking is expensive here, so this may not the best choice if you are bringing your car into the city.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston Somerville
Address: 23 Cummings Street, Somerville
Near Subway Station: Assembly on T Orange Line
Amenities: Air Conditioned, Restaurant, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Private Bathroom, Fitness Centre
Mini Review: La Quinta is a brand that offers consistent good value. This one is situated north of Downtown Boston in Somerville. It is just a 10 minute walk from Assembly Station on the Orange ’T’ and from there it is just a 10 minute train ride into the city centre. If you are driving to Boston you’ll appreciate the free parking. Every room has a fridge and a coffee maker and rates include a continental breakfast, all helping to save your money. A shopping centre and plenty of dining options are in the immediate area and LegoLand is also just a short walk from the hotel.
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
Address: 161 Devonshire Street, Downtown Boston
Near Subway Station: 39th Avenue
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Bar, Free WiFi, Cable TV, Fitness Centre, Room Service, 24 Hour Front Desk
Mini Review: The highly rated Club Quarters Hotel is an elegant property located right in the heart of the city making it an ideal base for exploring. It is popular with business travellers, so the best deals are usually on the weekends. You’ll be within walking distance of many popular Boston attractions, including the New England Aquarium and the Boston Commons. The Downtown Crossing T station is just a 4 minute walk from the hotel.
Omni Parker House
Address: 60 School Street, Downtown Boston
Near Subway Stations: Park Street on T Red and T Green Line | Downtown Crossing on T Red and T Orange Line | State Street on T Blue and T Orange Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Bar, Free WiFi in public spaces, Paid WiFi in rooms, Cable TV, Fitness Centre, Room Service, 24 Hour Reception, Concierge, Self Laundry
Mini Review: Location, Location, Location. That’s what you will find at this 4-Star property, a this large historic Boston Hotel, built in 1927 to replace the original Parker House Hotel that opened in 1855. This fine hotel is just steps away from the Boston Commons, many beautiful historic buildings, including the renowned Faneuil Hall. Shopping, dining and nightlife galore are in the immediate area. Subway stations serving 4 different lines are within a short walk making it easy to get anywhere on the ’T’. So, what’s the catch. Well, a room here can be expensive, but sometimes they are on sale. Prices vary by a significant margin between different booking sites, so be sure to compare them on our Hotelfinder. You just might get a great deal. If you are bringing your car into the city, be sure and include the cost of parking into your decision.
citizenM Boston North Station
Address: 80 Causeway Street, West End, Boston
Near Subway Station: North Station on T Green and T Orange Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Bar, Free Wired Internet in the business centre, Free WiFi in rooms, Flat-screen TV, Fitness Centre, , 24 Hour Reception
Mini Review: Provided you are not driving (no parking is available at this hotel), the citizenM Boston at North Station is one of the top hotel choices in Downtown Boston. This highly rated, clean and modern hotel is conveniently located right above North Station for easy access to both the Green and Orange T subway line. It is located in a major hub of shopping, entertainment and dining. You will enjoy the view from your room through the wall to wall windows. All of the rooms are equipped with a small refridgerator. Breakfast is available and is included in some, but not in all room rates, so take that into consideration when booking your room. This is a smoke free property.
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
Address: 161 Devonshire Street, Downtown Boston
Near Subway Station: State Street on T Blue and T Orange Line
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Restaurant, Bar, Free Wired Internet in the business centre, Paid WiFi in rooms, Cable TV, Fitness Centre, Room Service, 24 Hour Reception, Concierge, Self Laundry
Mini Review: And one more 4-Star Hotel in the City Centre for you. The Hilton Downtown also boasts a great Downtown location, this one a little closer to the harbour and in the Financial District. It is within easy walking distance of the New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall and a brief walk from State Street Station on both the Blue and Orange Line. This hotel is normally pricey, but also has good deals available when it’s not so busy. Since they cater to business travellers, the best deals are usually on the weekends. If you’re searching for a reasonable rate for a 4-Star Hotel in downtown Boston, be sure to check it out. Don’t forget the cost of parking if you are driving your vehicle or a rented car. It’s over $50 USD per day. This may or may not be a factor for you, but we want to point out that this hotel does charge for WiFi access.
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