Best Family Hotels in Boston

A comfortable hotel stay enhances Boston's storied history and sightseeing for kids
A comfortable hotel stay enhances Boston's storied history and sightseeing for kids
Boston offers entertainment for children of all ages and interests. Kids can explore the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts and the historic Freedom Trail. They can take a ride in a swan boat, go to a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park or enjoy ice skating. After a busy day in and around Boston, families will want a hotel that feels a bit like home (even if it's more luxurious) and welcomes children. The city has several excellent family-friendly hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

The Ritz-Carlton welcomes children with special gifts. The Ritz Kids program includes special toiletries for infants or young children, strollers, cribs, high chairs, babysitting, Ritz Kids Healthy Taste Menus with treats and snacks, games and scavenger hunts through the hotel. Cupcake Tea is served each Saturday afternoon; reservations are necessary. Children and their parents can enjoy views of the Boston Common and the city skyline from their spacious room. In-room amenities include housekeeping service twice a day, Bulgari toiletries, a telephone in the bathroom and the services of a bath butler, who will prepare a special bath in the deep soaking tub. For an additional fee, the family pet is welcome if it weighs less than 60 pounds. The Ritz-Carlton has two fine restaurants and a bar. Sports Club/LA connects to the hotel, and guests can use the facilities for $15 per day.



The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

10 Avery St.

Boston, Massachusetts 02111

(617) 574-7100

ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/BostonCommon/

Boston Harbor Hotel

At the Boston Harbor Hotel, children are greeted with milk, cookies, games and stuffed animals. Kids' menus are available at the hotel's restaurant and through room service. Cribs and babysitting can be arranged. The neighborhood is fun for children, and they can even look out over the harbor from the hotel. The 230 luxury guest rooms and suites feature thoughtful amenities like umbrellas, potpourri in the closets, deluxe turndown service and a selection of five daily newspapers. The fitness center has state-of-the-art equipment, exercise and yoga classes, personal trainers and a 60-foot lap pool. The Spa at Rowes Wharf offers a full range of massages, facials and pampering treatments. The Boston Harbor Hotel has two restaurants, a bar and 24-hour room service. Pets are welcome for an additional charge.



Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts 02110

(617) 439-7000

bhh.com

The Westin Copley Place

At The Westin Copley Place, children receive goody bags when the family checks in and enrolled in the Westin Kids Club. Young guests receive bath toys, coloring books and a bedtime story over the phone through the Story Line. Amenities are available for infants, too. Diapers, wipes, strollers, bottle warmers and the Westin Heavenly Cribs can be requested. Arrangements can be made to have a mini refrigerator in the room. Other hotel amenities include a workout center, a full-service spa, a business center, four restaurants, two bars and a Starbucks. The Westin Copley Place is located in Boston's famous Back Bay area, near the Prudential Center and close to the shops and restaurants on Newbury Street.



The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave.

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

(617) 262-9600

starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1035

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