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9 Best Boston Hotels for Kids

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If you haven’t yet been to Boston with the kids, it’s time to go. Beantown beckons curious families with unparalleled history at 16 attractions along the Freedom Trail, the iconic Fenway Park and so much more. Start the planning process by choosing one of these Boston hotels for kids.

Hotel Commonwealth

1. Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth occupies nearly half of Boston’s Kenmore Square, and is located next to Fenway Park, which means many guestrooms and suites overlook the iconic ball field. Accommodations also include mini-fridges and children’s amenities. The hotel offers three restaurants, plus in-room dining, as well as free Wi-Fi. Pets are welcomed with complimentary bowls, beds, and treats, and pet sitting is available.

The Colonnade Hotel

2. The Colonnade Hotel

Guests love the rooftop pool at The Colonnade Hotel — snag a spot early in the morning, as loungers and private cabanas fill up quickly! The deluxe hotel’s guestrooms and suites offer mini-bars and complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s a restaurant onsite, though it’s best suited for families traveling with teens. Head to other restaurants and attractions via the subway — there’s a stop just outside the hotel.

The Langham Hotel Boston

3. The Langham Hotel Boston

Formerly Boston”s Federal Reserve, The Langham Hotel Boston is located in the Financial District of Boston. Don’t let the location deter you, though — you can walk to the Boston’s Children Museum and the New England Aquarium! When you return to the hotel, you’ll appreciate an indoor swimming pool and four onsite restaurants, including the Chocolate Bar. Kids’ menus are also available, as is in-room dining and Wi-Fi.

Royal Sonesta Boston

4. Royal Sonesta Boston

The Royal Sonesta Boston overlooks the Boston Skyline, and many guestrooms and suites feature exquisite city views. They also offer complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel has four onsite dining options, including a grab-and-go market, and pets are welcome.

Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront

5. Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront

At Battery Wharf, this luxurious hotel features a restaurant with outdoor seating, perfect for enjoying its waterfront location (in the summer, of course). Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront also offers DVD players in the guestrooms and suites. It’s located just a 10-minute walk from the New England Aquarium, and it’s an even shorter walk to Quincy Market, where you can purchase all the fixings for a picnic lunch.

Seaport Boston Hotel

6. Seaport Boston Hotel

Overlooking Boston Harbor, Seaport Boston Hotel features an indoor pool, two restaurants (plus in-room dining), and complimentary Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome in select accommodations, and all guestrooms and suites have mini-fridges for added convenience. The hotel is located just 5 minutes from Logan International Airport, and is also close to Boston HarborWalk.

Hotel Marlowe - A Kimpton Hotel

7. Hotel Marlowe – A Kimpton Hotel

Of the three Kimpton Hotels in and around Boston, Hotel Marlowe – A Kimpton Hotel is the most accommodating to families, with a quiet location in Cambridge and kayaks to use on the Charles River. Other perks include in-room amenities for kids (think bathrobes and goldfish to “rent”), complimentary evening wine receptions and a pet-friendly policy. Sign up for the chain’s free loyalty program, Kimptom Karma, to enjoy free Wi-Fi and a $10 credit for the mini-bar in your room.

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square

8. Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square

Courtyard by Marriott is a familiar name in Boston, and one that many families gravitate toward. This location has an onsite market, casual cafe and spacious guestrooms with mini-fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in Boston Common, the hotel provides easy access to Fenway Park and the The Shops at Prudential Center.

Omni Parker House

9. Omni Parker House

You can”t get much closer to Boston’s Freedom Trail — Omni Parker House is located right on the historic pathway. The hotel features Omni Sensational Kids, a program that provides children with welcome goodies upon arrival, and cookies and milk at turndown. The hotel also features a Freedom Trail Family Suite, with has a separate room with bunk beds, an activity table, bean bag chairs and more. There are two restaurants onsite, and pets are welcome.

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