Hotels for Families in Boston

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Updated: March 25, 2024
By Santorini Dave

Best Family Hotels in Boston

• Best Pool: Marriott Long Wharf
• Family Suite: Residence Inn
• Family of 4: Doubletree
• Family of 5: Kimpton Marlowe
• Family of 6: Residence Inn

The 7 Best Hotels for Families in Boston

1. Boston Marriott Long Wharf (luxury) – Waterfront

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
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 heated indoor pool offers a stunning view of the harbor from its third floor perch.

2. Four Seasons Hotel (luxury) – Downtown

Five-star hotel for kids and families in Boston.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. The one-bedroom suite sleeps a family of 5.

3. Hyatt Regency Cambridge (luxury) – Cambridge

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
Situated along the scenic Charles River in picturesque Cambridge. Rooms and public spaces are recently renovated and are bright and spacious. A complimentary shuttle is a convenient way to get to key sights in town and to stations for the Red and Green Lines.

4. Kimpton Marlowe (midrange) – Cambridge

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
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. The one-bedroom king suite comfortably sleeps a family of 4.

5. Residence Inn Boston Harbor (midrange) – Bunker Hill

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
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 is great for the budget. The heated indoor pool looks out on the wharf. One and two-bedroom suites sleep families of 4 to 7.

6. Sheraton Boston Hotel (midrange) – Back Bay

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
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 sleep a family of 5. The large pool is a little dated but very kid-friendly.

7. Doubletree Boston Downtown (midrange) – Downtown

Kid-friendly Hotel in Boston
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. The king suite has a kitchenette and sleeps family of 5.

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  1. Best Hotel Swimming Pool for Kids in Boston

    What is the best pool for kids at a Boston hotel?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The Royal Sonesta along with a few of the hotels listed above (The Four Seasons, Marriott Long Wharf, Hyatt, Marriott Residence, DoubleTree, and Sheraton) have a great kid-friendly swimming pool.

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