Oh, It’s Just Somewhere to Lay My Head…
All about broadening your horizons, seeing new faces and places, maybe even being (or at least feeling!) at one with nature — that’s what travel is all about. Part of the experience is where you stay. Your accommodation can make a significant contribution to your travel experiences. Hit Boston and you can come have a really pleasant and unique experience at these cool, quirky Boston hotels to stay.
The Boxer, formerly known as the Bulfinch Hotel, is a boutique 80-room hotel located in Boston’s historic Bulfinch Triangle district. The hotel is located in a 1904 triangular building. The newly renovated hotel focuses on authentic, local design but still retains its vintage feel. You can still see the old-time room key rack behind the front desk, a circa 1860 map of Boston on the lobby ceiling and the industrial-era accordion lamps in the guest rooms. In the gym located in the basement, you’ll see a photo mural of the 1963 Boston Marathon.
The Liberty Hotel
What makes the Liberty Hotel unique is that it was formerly a prison (Charles Street Jail). After the jail was closed in 1973, it was transformed into a luxury hotel. Conservation work was done by incorporating many existing jailhouse structures like the granite exterior and expansive, light-filled interiors into the hotel. The iron bars and gates of the jail cells are also preserved within the CLINK restaurant (nice title!). The catwalk original to the jail is now part of Liberty’s bar, Catwalk. It’s not often that people would voluntarily stay in a prison, but you can do that in the heart of Boston and take away a cool travel experience with you!
The Nine Zero Hotel
Nine Zero sits in in downtown Boston’s Ladder District. One of the fine things about this hotel is you can step out of the front door, out on to the Boston Common, and stroll along the Freedom Trail for a serious dose of history. This 2.5-mile, brick-lined route includes 16 historically significant sites, including museums, meetinghouses, churches, and burial grounds.
The Ritz Carlton Boston Common
The Ritz is recognized as one of the world’s leading hotel chains. Just enter the lounge and you’ll find yourself standing opposite an extensive art collection, almost as if you have an art gallery all for you and only you. If you feel like a workout while you’re there, you can visit the Sports Club/LA facility at the hotel, a brand which humbly claims to be the finest sports and fitness complex within the world. With a pool, basketball court, exercise studios, squash courts, steam rooms, saunas, spa, weight rooms, and salon, maybe it is!
Whether you’re looking for a feather bed or to float on cloud nine, stay at one of these hotels and you’ll sure to have something to tell all your friends about when you get back from Boston! Oh, and did mention that Boston is a city packed with history and also you can enjoy the riverboat trip in Boston?