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Updated: November 1, 2021
The 7 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Boston
1. Boston Marriott Long Wharf (luxury) – Waterfront
A waterfront location overlooking the Long Wharf provides phenomenal views and easy access to attractions like Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium. Take a cruise in Boston Harbor or visit the Boston Children’s Museum. The small, heated indoor pool offers a stunning view of the harbor from its third floor perch.
2. Four Seasons Hotel (luxury) – Downtown
Overlooking the Boston Public Garden, near Boston Common, and close to many of Boston’s best attractions, this hotel delivers on elegance and style. Continuing its reputation of catering to families with babysitting services, toy upon arrival, pint-sized robes, and kid-friendly amenities. The Four Seasons also has a complimentary cookie-making class and on Saturday night kids are welcome to “Raid the Fridge” and pick out a late-night snack to take back to their room. An indoor pool and selection of pool toys will keep children splashing about while you enjoy the view of the Garden and Beacon Hill.
3. Hyatt Regency Cambridge (luxury) – Cambridge
Situated along the scenic Charles River in picturesque Cambridge. Rooms and public spaces are recently renovated and are spacious and clean. A complimentary shuttle is a convenient way to get to key sights in town and to stations for the Red and Green Lines. Zagster, a bike rental service, is on-site and a fun way to explore the city. Finish your day with a relaxing dip in the glass-enclosed heated pool.
4. Kimpton Marlowe (midrange) – Cambridge
Located in historic Cambridge on the Charles River. This beautifully renovated Kimpton property is minutes from downtown Boston and a host of attractions like the Museum of Science. The Kimpton Kids program provides amenities and services for the pint-sized crowd like animal print robes, babysitting services, and special welcome gifts.
5. Residence Inn Boston Harbor (midrange) – Bunker Hill
A fantastic value for a waterfront location on the historic Freedom Trail’s northern loop. The Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution Ship and Museum are both within a 10-minute walk, while the sights and dining in the North End are only 10 to 15 minutes away on foot. This all-suite property has kitchens and grocery shopping services so you can self-cater or try out a host of dining options nearby. A complimentary breakfast buffet will give you the fuel you need to take on the city and weekday socials help you wind down and ease into your evening. The heated indoor pool looks out on the wharf for great views while the kids splash about.
6. Sheraton Boston Hotel (midrange) – Back Bay
Just blocks from trendy Newbury Street and Fenway Park, this hotel is situated in the popular Back Bay. Shoppers will love the connected walk-way to Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall. The rooms are contemporary and spacious and the one-bedroom suites comfortably sleep a family of 4. Also features a large indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable glass roof and sun deck.
7. Doubletree Boston Downtown (midrange) – Downtown
Housed in a former high school, this hotel is two blocks from Boston Common and Public Gardens and located just across from Tufts Medical Center. Rooms are clean, comfortable and modest in size. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chocolate chip cookies at check-in. Guests are given complimentary access to the YMCA and its Olympic-sized indoor pool, basketball court, and fitness facilities. Starbucks is located in the lobby for a quick bite and coffee.