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Top Hotels in Massachusetts

463 Beacon Street Guesthouse

If it weren't for the fact that the address of this hotel doubles as its name, it would be ... more

463 Beacon St.
Boston , MA
Tags: budget | great value
Anthony's Town House

Don't count out locations removed from downtown Boston for your stay – especially if ... more

1085 Beacon St.
Boston , MA
Tags: budget | historic
Beach Plum Inn

Tucked away in picturesque Menemsha, the 12-room Beach Plum Inn is far from the Edgartown ... more

50 Beach Plum Ln.
Menemsha , MA
Tags: romance | moderate | views
Beacon Hill Hotel

This 12-room charmer (inclusive of a single suite) has the feeling of a cozy B&B, but is a ... more

25 Charles St.
Boston , MA
Tags: moderate | great value

“I imagine this is how Batman eats,” a friend says ofBlantyre’s dramatic ... more

16 Blantyre Rd.
Lenox , MA
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart luxury winner
Boston Harbor Hotel

Fronted by one of the most recognizable hotel facades in the city, the Boston Harbor Hotel's ... more

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | swimming pool
Century House B&B

This 16-room and one suite inn offers big resort amenities like Wi-Fi alongside quaint B&B ... more

10 Cliff Rd.
Nantucket Town , MA
Tags: luxury | family | moderate | great location
Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel offers all of the extras that you'd expect at a high-end hotel without ... more

One Bennett St.
Cambridge , MA
Tags: luxury | swimming pool
Charlesmark Hotel

The historical Bostonian façade dating back to late 19th century might fool you, but step ... more

655 Boylston St.
Boston , MA
Tags: moderate
Charlotte Inn

This 19th-century, English-style inn is unmatched on the island for comfort, style, and ... more

27 South Summer St.
Edgartown , MA
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | expensive | great location | editor pick
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa

Built in the 19th century for a local sea captain, the mansion that forms the 7-room main house ... more

82 Bradford St.
Provincetown , MA
Tags: spa | moderate | historic | great value
Devonfield Inn

Anchoring a pastoral 29-acre estate in the Berkshires, the rambling DevonfieldInn affords ... more

85 Stockbridge Rd.
Lee , MA
Tags: moderate | views
Duck Inn

Duck Inn welcomes adults and kids alike into its 5-room, colorful, eccentric interior (the pink ... more

10 Duck Pond Way
Aquinnah , MA
Tags: family | budget
Fairmont Battery Wharf

Built along Boston's historic Battery Wharf waterfront and shipyards, TheFairmont is one of the ... more

3 Battery Wharf
Boston , Massachusetts
Tags: business travel | hotel restaurant
Fairmont Copley Plaza

A gala opening in 1912 marked the birth of the Fairmont Copley Hotel, and nearly a century ... more

138 St. James Ave.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | historic
Four Seasons Boston

Elegant, timeless luxury pervades at this 273-room (including 77 suites), Back Bay institution ... more

200 Boylston St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | expensive
Harbor View

Guests are pampered in this stately, 114 room and suite, 19th-century property with turndown ... more

131 N Water St.
Martha's Vineyard , MA
Tags: luxury | family | views | expensive | great location
Hawthorn House

Each of this inn’s nine rooms feels like a well-appointed, guest bedroom in a ... more

2 Chestnut St.
Nantucket Town , MA
Tags: budget | historic | great location
Hotel Marlowe

This boutique, neo-classical Kimpton hotel debuted in 2003, livening up the somewhat humdrum ... more

25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge , MA
Tags: moderate
InterContinental Boston

Be it leisure or business that brings you to Boston, this gleaming property, with its mirrored ... more

510 Atlantic Ave.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | business
John Jeffries House

Housed in the former living quarters for workers in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, ... more

14 David G. Mugar Way
Boston , MA
Tags: budget | historic
Mansion House

For top-tier service without the “top-tier” price tag, head to the Mansion House ... more

9 Main St.
Tisbury , MA
Tags: moderate | great value | editor pick
Martin House Inn

Once the impressive home of sea captain Nathaniel Sherman, this 19th-century inn features period ... more

61 Centre St.
Nantucket Town , MA
Tags: budget | historic
Milner Hotel

Location, location, location. Boston’s tiny Milner Hotel is smack dab in the middle of the ... more

78 Charles St. South
Boston , MA
Tags: budget | great location
Nashua House Hotel

Quite possibly the most affordable accommodation on the Vineyard, cottage-style Nashua House is ... more

9 Healy Way
Oak Bluffs , MA
Tags: budget | great location | editor pick
Nine Zero Hotel

Sophisticated, sleek, and centrally-located, the Nine Zero Hotel offers the utmost in modern ... more

90 Tremont St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | business
Omni Parker House

Established in 1855, this long-time Bostonian staple is in fact the longest continuously ... more

60 School St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | historic
Porches Inn

Right next to the acclaimed Mass MoCA contemporary art museum, the hip and modPorches Inn is ... more

231 River St.
North Adams , MA
Tags: moderate | historic
Revere Hotel

Never judge a book by its cover. Or a hotel by its lumbering exterior. Such is the lesson of ... more

200 Stuart Street
Boston , Massachusetts
Tags: moderate | trendy | great location
Sherburne Inn

This 8-room, 19th-century inn is hidden away on a quiet, one-way street close to downtown. Many ... more

10 Gay St.
Nantucket Town , MA
888-577-4425 or 508-228-4425
Tags: moderate | great value | great location
The Ames

High design and New England charm intersect at The Ames, a new Morgan's Group property and ... more

1 Court Street
Boston , Massachusetts
Tags: smart splurge | trendy | historic | great location
The Boxer

Just a few blocks from Beacon Hill and a 10-minute walk from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, The ... more

107 Merrimac Street
Boston , MA
Tags: great value | great location
The Constitution Inn

The 147-room, clean quarters here might be a bit on the simple side, but the price is certainly ... more

150 Third Ave.
Boston , MA
Tags: budget
The Copley Square Hotel

This 143-room hotel in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood on Copley Squareis all about ... more

47 Huntington Avenue
Boston , Massachusetts
Tags: luxury | trendy | great value | great location
The Cottages at Boat Basin

These 24 cottages and 5 new deluxe lofts – all with water views – are a great value. Enjoy the ... more

One Old South
Nantucket Town , MA
866-838-9253 or 508-325-1499
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | expensive | waterfront | great location
The Gryphon House

To experience a taste of old Boston, there's no better place to lay your head than the charming ... more

9 Bay State Rd.
Boston , MA
Tags: moderate | b&b | historic | editor pick
The Inn @ St. Botolph

It's little surprise that the Inn @ St. Botolph (its name pays homage to thepatron saint of ... more

99 St. Botolph St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury
The Liberty Hotel

Boston’s long-defunct Charles Street Jail, built in 1851, was reborn in summer 2007 as The ... more

215 Charles St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | historic | unusual | expensive
The Midtown Hotel

Expect all the basics – television, coffee makers, and climate control – in this ... more

220 Huntington Ave
Boston , MA
Tags: family | moderate | great value | great location
The Newbury Guest House

Located on trendy Newbury Street, the Newbury Guest House (which underwent acomplete renovation ... more

261 Newbury St.
Boston , MA
Tags: moderate
The Wade Cottages

Feel like a Nantucket local when you rent the large, five-bedroom cottage or the apartment. You’ ... more

35 Shell St.
Siasconset , MA
508-257-6303 or 212-989-6423
Tags: luxury | family | smart splurge | expensive | great location
The Wauwinet

This 32-room, ultra-luxe hotel spoils guests with yoga on their two private beaches, daily port ... more

120 Wauwinet Rd.
Wauwinet , MA
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
XV Beacon

The pioneer of Boston’s boutique-hotel boom is the city’s go-to address for luxury-lovers who ... more

15 Beacon St.
Boston , MA
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick

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