Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Back Bay.
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square is a mid-range hotel in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Dozens of restaurants, the Copley Green Line T station, and the Prudential Center shops are all within a five-minute walk. Decor is modern, though predictable, with the same bold-patterned wallpaper and cherry wood furniture found in many contemporary chain hotels. The hotel's 81 rooms are clean, bright, and typical of the Marriott brand, with free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, comfortable beds, and mini-fridges. Aside from a tiny gym and a spacious lobby lounge and cafe, there are no other common amenities. The nearby Copley Square Hotel also has a rich history plus more local charm -- rates will also be lower.
This 285-room Back Bay hotel offers spacious standard rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fitness center with South End views, and an affordable French brasserie. Score a cheap rate, and it's worth it -- despite the lack of 24-hour room service and the daily Wi-Fi charge. The Colonnade used to boast the only hotel rooftop pool in Boston, but the Revere Hotel Boston Common now also has this rare feature.
Situated in a charming red-brick brownstone, the Inn at St. Botolph is a mid-range, 16-room boutique hotel with chic, apartment-style suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. The building is located on a quiet, quintessential Boston street, yet it's astoundingly close to local attractions in the Back Bay area and just a two-minute walk to Prudential Center. There are few extra property features, but the hotel does have a small lounge that serves a limited free breakfast, a tiny fitness area, a washer and dryer, and free Wi-Fi. The biggest complaint about the property is thin walls, which can make it easy to hear neighbors. For guests looking for rooms with kitchens, this property is hard to beat, but for those who just want a boutiquey, neighborhood feel, the cheaper Newbury Guest House is a good choice.
With 29 meeting rooms and over 800 guest rooms, as well as several restaurants, retail stores, and gift shops, The Westin Copley Place, Boston is one of Boston’s largest hotels. Despite its size and its location within the massive Hynes Convention Center, it doesn’t feel overwhelming, and provides spacious and luxurious rooms, a large fitness center, and a number of dining options. Prices are often higher than at other upscale hotels in the neighborhood, but many guests are willing to pay more for the breadth of features and the convenient location, steps away from Copley Square, the Prudential Center, and the Charles River.
Boston Marriott Copley Place is a giant convention hotel situated in the heart of the Back Bay with direct access to a shopping mall and convention centers. The upscale hotel has an unmistakable chain-hotel feel, but it also offers the familiar comforts guests expect from a Marriott. There's a sports bar and a lounge, both serving food and drinks, a wellness center with a gym, pool, and hot tub, and massive business and conference facilities. The hotel's 1,148 guest rooms start at a nice 265 square feet and feature 55-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels, mini-fridges, and Keurig coffeemakers. The biggest drawback? Extra daily fees for parking, breakfast, and in-room Wi-Fi add up. Guests looking to stay in the same complex might compare rates with The Westin Copley Place and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.