Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Back Bay based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Mandarin Oriental, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 850 reviewsTripAdvisor (850)
    Free WiFi

    This hotel lives up to its five-star reputation. Recent guests describe the hotel as spectacular, comfortable and well-situated. Located adjacent to the convention center and just two blocks south of Newbury Street (not to mention less than a mile east of Fenway Park), the Mandarin Oriental hotel ranks high on almost every luxury seeker's list thanks to its 16,000-square-foot spa, incredible food at Bar Boulud and spacious guest rooms. Each of the property's elegant accommodations displays art deco accents and extravagant touches, such as luxe linens, marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers and high definition LCD TVs. The Mandarin Oriental also makes an ideal choice for families, since it offers strollers, playpens and certified babysitting services for traveling parents. There's also an extensive library of kid-friendly DVDs and some Sony PlayStation 3 consoles for guests for rent.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 850 reviewsTripAdvisor (850)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3738 reviewsTripAdvisor (3738)

    The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston is anything but simple – it's decked out from head to toe in ornate decor reminiscent of the Renaissance period, complete with oak paneling, intricate ceilings, gilded trim and crystal chandeliers. And thanks to an urban address that's just blocks from the Boston Public Garden and the Newbury Street shopping area, you won't have to travel too far from the hotel to access some of Boston's beloved sites. Plus, recent guests say the tasty cuisine served at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen along with the accommodating staff and the modern accommodations, appointed with marble bathrooms, custom-designed artwork and calming blue and white shades, are reason enough to splurge on a stay here. What's more, members of the Le Club AccorHotels program can earn points and perks for their stay.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3738 reviewsTripAdvisor (3738)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    The Eliot Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1606 reviewsTripAdvisor (1606)
    Free WiFi

    The Eliot Hotel provides travelers with an urban oasis, removed from Boston's bustling streets, but close enough to top city attractions. The Eliot sits just minutes from Newbury Street's shops, Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts, making it an ideal home base for sightseers. But according to recent guests, what makes a stay at The Eliot Hotel so exquisite is the exceptional customer service. Test out the service for yourself at the critically acclaimed restaurant, UNI, or take advantage of complimentary access to the Boston Sports Club. Afterward, unwind in your luxurious digs, decorated in warm, beige tones and outfitted with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, stocked minibars and beds with down comforters.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1606 reviewsTripAdvisor (1606)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Lenox Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    Free WiFi

    If you're willing to splurge, then The Lenox Hotel should be at the top of your lodging list. This extravagant hotel sits within walking distance of the high-end boutiques of Newbury Street. Beloved cultural attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Common are also nearby. Recent guests say that the hotel's convenient location is one of its best features, although the elegant decor and friendly customer service also earn high praise. The only downside, according to some travelers, is the pricey fee for on-site parking. After a long day of exploration, unwind at City Table, the hotel's intimate dining venue, or at Sólás, the hotel's authentic Irish pub. Then retreat to your stylish accommodations, which boast high ceilings and plush linens (not to mention working fireplaces and stunning views overlooking the Charles River, in some rooms).

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Colonnade Hotel, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3656 reviewsTripAdvisor (3656)
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    The Colonnade serves as an excellent option for travelers who want to avoid the late-night noise of downtown but don't want to sacrifice comfort and convenience. Located just minutes from shopping and dining areas as well as the Prudential Station T stop, this hotel grants easy access to all of Boston's favorite attractions but also offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Recent guests particularly rave about the rooftop pool, the exquisite French fare served at Brasserie Jo and the simple yet elegant rooms. All accommodations feature modern decor with wooden furnishings, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers. But recent visitors say the very friendly and resourceful hotel staff is what made their stay truly memorable.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3656 reviewsTripAdvisor (3656)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Taj Boston
    Boston, MA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3253 reviewsTripAdvisor (3253)
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    There's no question as to why the Taj refers to itself as the "crown jewel of Boston hotels." This immaculate hotel features just about everything you could ever need: a restaurant, a bar, fitness facilities, a business center and even babysitting services. Its central location is ideal for urbanites as well. Perched on the edge of the Boston Public Garden, the Taj sits surrounded by the ultra-chic Newbury Street shops and galleries. And its prime address is one major reason travelers loved this property. Should you prefer to dine in rather than explore the neighborhood, you'll find scrumptious South American- and French-inspired entrees served here. As far as bedding down here is concerned, guests report a restful night's sleep thanks to the plush accommodation furnishings and amenities, which include wooden armoires, flat-screen TVs and a soothing color palette of rose, blue, and gold hues. Though, some visitors do note the rooms are starting to show some wear and tear. Because of Taj's affiliation with the Leading Hotels of the World, Leaders Club members can earn and redeem complimentary nights with a stay here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3253 reviewsTripAdvisor (3253)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Boston Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1934 reviewsTripAdvisor (1934)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled in the Back Bay area, just a few blocks southwest of Boston Common, this landmark hotel boasts striking decor. Classic hardwood floors and sturdy stone fireplaces neighbor illuminated glass stairs adorned with silvery banisters, while marble foyers are garnished with contemporary artwork. Recent visitors describe the Loews Boston Hotel as nothing short of beautiful. And according to guests, the hotel's spacious accommodations, appointed with polliw-top mattresses, complimentary wireless Internet access, LED Smart TVs and Keurig coffee makers are just as polished. And there's plenty to look forward to in terms of dining: the Precinct Kitchen + Bar dishes out tasty New England seafood and crafty cocktails.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1934 reviewsTripAdvisor (1934)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Copley Square Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2234 reviewsTripAdvisor (2234)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting at the heart of the trendy Back Bay area – just a few blocks from the Newbury Street shops –this boutique hotel impresses guests with its enviable location and contemporary accommodations. Guest rooms feature simplistic decor with shades of cream and grey and red accents. Though most recent guests report a pleasant night's sleep overall, some say while clean and comfortable, the rooms are slightly compact, even for city standards. Outside your digs, you'll find plenty of amenities, including a fitness center, and when dinnertime rolls around, indulge in tasty fare at XHALE. If you're more of a night owl, take advantage of the hotel's in-house bar, Storyville, which overflows with innovative libations as well as an extensive array of small plates available until the wee hours.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2234 reviewsTripAdvisor (2234)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Copley Place, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #9 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4525 reviewsTripAdvisor (4525)

    Westins carry a reputation for excellence and, according to recent guests, this Copley Place branch meets those expectations. This property serves as an ideal choice for luxury seekers thanks to its prime location near the Newbury Street boutiques, its Grettacole Spa, and its variety of stylish on-site dining venues. Those of you traveling with children should also consider the Westin Copley Place, as it's just a few blocks from the Boston Public Garden and about a mile from Fenway Park. After a day spent exploring town, retreat to your spacious room, furnished with a Westin Heavenly Bed and linens, a large workspace and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4525 reviewsTripAdvisor (4525)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Boston Park Plaza
    Boston, MA
    #10 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3348 reviewsTripAdvisor (3348)
    Free WiFi

    Situated in the heart of downtown Boston, within walking distance of the Boston Public Garden, Boston Common and Newbury Street's high-end restaurants and shops, Boston Park Plaza is perfectly located for both business and leisure travelers. An iconic staple of the city's skyline for nearly a century, the hotel has attracted a well-heeled clientele for generations and underwent an extensive renovation in 2017. The updated guest rooms and suites boast crisp white decor and dark wood accents, plus perks like smart TVs and blackout shades. However, standard rooms only offer 150 square feet of space. For more room, consider upgrading to the Garden Suite or the Presidential Suite, which come with a full kitchen or bar. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll have access to on-site facilities like 32 meeting and event spaces, a fitness center and a restaurant with fresh, Boston-inspired cuisine. Recent guests said the highlight of this hotel is its central location, though the professional customer service and clean rooms also received high praise. Keep in mind that because this property is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group, iPrefer Hotel Rewards members can accrue or use points when staying here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3348 reviewsTripAdvisor (3348)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston, MA
    #11 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3659 reviewsTripAdvisor (3659)
    Free WiFi

    Located in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood by the shops and restaurants housed at the Prudential Center and along Newbury Street, the Boston Marriott Copley Place is ideally located for both business and leisure travelers. With more than 1,000 guest rooms and suites, this large hotel boasts a fitness center, an indoor pool with Boston skyline views and more than 61,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Several dining options are available as well, including a sports bar with multiple flat-screen TVs, the Connexion Lounge and a Starbucks. All three venues received favorable reviews from past diners, though many said the breakfast buffet at Champions was especially tasty. After filling up on gourmet fare, retreat to one of the hotel's accommodations, all of which have pillow-top mattresses, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and work desks and ergonomic chairs. Previous guests appreciated the comfortable, well-appointed rooms, but some lamented the extra charges for in-room Wi-Fi access. Others loved the central location and friendly staff. Plus, this hotel is a member of the Marriott family, so Marriott Bonvoy members can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3659 reviewsTripAdvisor (3659)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Boston Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #12 in Best Hotels in Back Bay, Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2987 reviewsTripAdvisor (2987)

    Situated within walking distance of Newbury Street and Fenway Park, the Sheraton Boston Hotel makes a great home base for sightseers. Business travelers will also appreciate the rich array of amenities offered here, including a fully outfitted business center with free Wi-Fi access, not to mention a few distractions like the fitness center and indoor pool. After a long day hard at work, unwind at SideBar & Grille, which boasts inventive cocktails and tasty dishes, such salads and sandwiches. And when it's time to turn in, you'll be happy to note accommodations boast the same signature amenities as other Sheraton properties, including Sweet Sleeper beds and Shine bath products. Though some recent guests said they found the bathrooms to be slightly small, most reported a pleasant stay overall. If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you will earn points and can redeem perks, such as room upgrades, by deciding to stay here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2987 reviewsTripAdvisor (2987)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Boston Back Bay
    Boston, MA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3230 reviewsTripAdvisor (3230)
    Free WiFi

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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3230 reviewsTripAdvisor (3230)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn At St Botolph
    Boston, MA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripAdvisor (608)
    Free WiFi

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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripAdvisor (608)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
    Boston, MA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1990 reviewsTripAdvisor (1990)
    Free WiFi

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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1990 reviewsTripAdvisor (1990)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi