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The 5 Hottest Family Hotels in Boston

Boston is not the easiest city to visit with kids, but these hotels will make things a lot easier
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So you are planning a trip to Boston with kids and need help finding the right hotel? Well high-five, because you landed in the right place!

This article will help you choose the perfect kid-friendly hotel in Boston for your family, whether it’s a desire for:

  • large family suites
  • connecting rooms
  • on-site restaurants
  • a family pool area
  • a safe location, etc

Whatever you need, our list likely has you covered!

Hot tip: Boston is a pretty expensive city to visit and is generally considered a walking city, so expect to find difficulty with parking. My advice is to use public transportation taxis and ride sharing as much as possible to avoid overnight parking fees.

Ok, so we begin this article with a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). I recommend you start here if you are just beginning your research on Boston hotels for families.

As an alternative, you can jump straight ahead to our list of Boston’s Best Family Hotels. It’s your choice.

Jump to: Best all-around

Residence Inn on the Harbor in Tudor Wharf Boston
Residence Inn Boston Harbor On Tudor Wharf

Jump to: Top budget-friendly

Breakfast at Seaport Hotel Boston
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Four Seasons Boston Hotel restaurant
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Kimpton nine zero hotel in Boston Lounge area
Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
City Bar in Lenox Hotel Boston
The Lenox Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should a family stay in Boston on vacation?

The best neighborhoods in Boston for families on vacation are Back Bay (were you can find the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and The Lenox Hotel), Charlestown (Residence Inn Boston Harbor), Seaport District (Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center) and Downtown (Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel).

Which kid-friendly hotels in Boston offer large family suites?

There are actually not that many hotels in Boston with large suites for families. In fact, you are lucky to find a hotel with two queen beds, as many Boston hotels only have the option of two double beds. The hotel on our list with the best Boston family suites is Residence Inn Boston Harbor with two queens and a fold-out couch.

Do any Boston hotels have pools for families with kids?

Yes, there are several family hotels in Boston with pools. Because of the weather, a majority of these are indoor pools so they can be used year-round. Some of our favorite Boston hotels with family-friendly pools are the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor, Four Season Boston, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center.

Which Boston hotels offer connected rooms for families with kids?

The Boston hotels on our list that offer connecting rooms are the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Lenox Hotel and Four Seasons Boston.

Which family hotels in Boston have on-site restaurants?

On-site restaurants are especially convenient for families traveling with kids. The best family hotels in Boston that have on-site restaurants are the Kimpton Nine Zero, Lenox Hotel, Four Seasons Boston Hotel, and Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center.

Which Boston family hotels offer complimentary breakfast?

The Boston family hotels on our list that offer complimentary breakfast are the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor and Kimpton Nine Zero.

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Residence Inn Boston Harbor On Tudor Wharf

3-star hotel | 34-44 Charles River Ave, Boston MA, 02129

Residence inn Boston Harbor
Photo courtesy of Residence Inn Boston Harbor On Tudor Wharf

Editor’s Pick: Best all-around choice

Key features

Rooms inside Residence Inn Boston Tudor Wharf
They have a room with 2 queens and sofa bed for larger families with kids

Here’s why you will love it

Set in the charming neighborhood of Charlestown along the Freedom Trail, Residence Inn Boston Harbor is only three miles from Logan International Airport (Bos) and just steps away from a number of restaurants and attractions. It is also close to public transport, like the “T” for those wanting to explore Boston attractions across the bridge.

Overlooking the Boston Harbor yet out of the way from hoards of tourists, Residence Inn is a great value for family travelers looking to get the most out of an expensive city. It is one of the few Boston hotels that actually have large rooms for families, featuring two queen beds, a sofa bed and full kitchenettes. Plus, they offer complimentary full hot american breakfast as well as social events for their guests three nights of the week. Held in the lobby and the outdoor patio space overlooking the beautiful harbor, The Residence Inn Mix is where guests get to mingle and relax as they enjoy light bites by the fire on Mondays, grilled goodness on Tuesdays and food trucks and local restaurant tastings with beverage pairings on Wednesdays. Topped it all off with great reviews from real family travelers, we have a winner.

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

4-star hotel | One Seaport Lane, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Seaport Hotel Boston
Photo courtesy of Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

Top Budget Friendly Choice

Key features

Room inside Seaport Hotel Boston with kids
Their rooms have a clean, modern decor that we really like

Here’s why you will love it

Seaport Hotel & World Trade is located in the Seaport District, South Boston Waterfront neighborhood. It sits right on the famous Boston Harborwalk with over one hundred restaurants, bars and attractions just steps away from the hotel. Conveniently, the Seaport Hotel has three onsite restaurants, featuring freshly source food, craft cocktails and a beautiful buffet breakfast to start your mornings off right.

When you stay at the Seaport Hotel, will have access to some of Boston’s most famous attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Freedom Trail as well as an abundance of public transportation options, including access to the water taxi shuttle and the Old Town Trolly. But you don’t have to travel far for fun, because the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center has an indoor pool and kids activities during the summer months. At check-in kids get to pick out a stuffed animal from the toy chest to keep and a goody bag at check-in filled with fun snacks, activities and a scavenger hunt. Turn in the completed scavenger hunt to the front desk for a special prize! How cool is that?

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

5-star hotel | 200 Boylston Street, Boston MA, 02116

Lobby of Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Key features

Boston Four Seasons rooms
Four Seasons in Boston has luxurious, upscale furnishings everywhere

Here’s why you will love it

Four Seasons is known for luxury, and family travelers can appreciate luxury too, am I right? Four Seasons Boston Hotel is a great pick for families looking to travel in style to a beautiful hotel in a great location. Located in the upscale Back Bay neighborhood, the hotel and it’s 8th floor indoor pool has gorgeous views of the Boston Public Green. Plus, you are just steps away from public transportation and Boston attractions. In addition, the Four Seasons Boston also offers some kids’ activities at the hotel, like cookie-making classes.

For dining, the Four Seasons Boston has one onsite restaurant and bar that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a children’s menu. Also, every morning in the lobby there is complimentary coffee, tea, pastries and fruit. If parents want a night on the town or just some quiet time to enjoy the Bristol Bar without the kids, the Four Seasons Boston does offer babysitting services.

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

4-star hotel | 90 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in Boston
Photo courtesy of Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel

Key features

Rooms inside Kimpton 90 Boston
What a view!? These rooms also have unique accents and furnishings

Here’s why you will love it

With a recent $12 million renovation, the Kimpton Nine Zero has breathed new life into its historic location in the ever growing Downtown area. The decor playfully combines the glam of the gilded age with quirky modern twists making it an interesting stay for families traveling to Boston. Not only is the location of the hotel surrounded by Boston history, it also happens to be the epicenter of Boston’s top attractions. Kimpton Nine Zero even has an in-house historian for those wanting to know more stories before exploring the neighborhood via PUBLIC bikes offer complimentary to guests.

Also complimentary to guests is the European style breakfast and nightly wine reception. The onsite restaurant, Better Sorts Social Club is chic and remininest of a 1920’s speakeasy. It opens for dinner and although there isn’t a kid’s menu, children are allowed until 8:00pm.For parents that want to enjoy a little craft-cocktail time alone, the Kimpton Nine Zero does work with a babysitting service and even provides a website for parents to pick out the perfect sitter for their child.

The Lenox Hotel

4-star hotel | 61 Exeter Street at Boylston Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Lenox Hotel Boston
Photo courtesy of The Lenox Hotel Boston

Key features

Fireplace inside family suites Boston at Lenox Hotel
Yes, The Lenox Hotel has Fireplaces in some rooms. Love it!

Here’s why you will love it

Step back in time when staying at the family-owned Lenox Hotel in Boston. Built in 1900, this historic hotel drips in gilded age charm with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and would burning fireplaces. However, don’t let the glam fool you. The Lenox Hotel is family-owned and family-friendly too with three onsite restaurants, cozy rooms with fireplaces and babysitting services. Plus, the location makes navigation with a family in Boston a breeze.

The Lenox Hotel is situated in the heart of the wonderful Back Bay neighborhood, making the location ideal for families. It is just 2 ½ miles from Logan International Airport with access to the free Logan Express shuttle that runs every 20 minutes and drops off at the Hynes Convention Center a block away from the hotel. The Lenox is also walking distance from the Back Bay Amtrak & Commuter Rail Station and Copley’s “T” Station as well as many popular Boston attractions.

That’s a Wrap!

Well there you have it. In our opinion, these are 5 of the best family hotels in Boston due to excellent locations in safe neighborhoods and family-friendly amenities. I’ll be honest, Boston is not the easiest city to find an affordable hotel suitable for families with kids. I promise though, you really can’t go wrong choosing one of the excellent hotels on this list.

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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