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Best Boston Hotels for Families

Updated on November 11, 2010

Boston can be a great vacation destination for families. Choosing a hotel that will cater to your family’s needs can make or break your trip. In the energetic activity of the city, it can be nice to have a comfortable home away from home for rest and relaxation. Boston is a popular vacation destination for families, and hotels in Boston are used to catering to families with children. Here are the top Boston hotels for families.

Doubletree Guest Suites

This is a great choice for families and a great deal for your budget. The hotel offers suites with two rooms for your family to spread out and relax in and the cost of the rooms is reasonable compared to hotels of similar quality. The rooms at the Doubletree Guest Suites have refrigerators so that you and your family can have breakfast in the room and save your money for lunch and dinner!

Colonnade Hotel Boston

This hotel offers a weekend package for families that includes parking, breakfast for two adults, and up to four passes (2 adults and 2 children), to a local attraction of your choice. What better way to reduce your stress and experience Boston that with this type of inclusive package? The hotel even offers a fanny pack for children with sunglasses, a pad and pen, a yo-yo, and a toy duck.

Omni Parker House

This hotel is a great choice based on location and service to families. It is located on the Freedom Trail, with the waterfront just a short walk away. The hotel provides services and amenities that cater to children, including backpacks with games and toys at check-in as well as milk and cookies on the first night of your stay. The hotel also provides outlet covers and other “child proof” accessories upon request.

Seaport Hotel

The Seaport Hotel is located near Museum Wharf and is a perfect choice for families wanting to spend a lot of time on or near the water. Guests have a great view of the harbor and the airport and the hotel has a swimming pool with underwater music! Family packages and special grandparent-grandchildren packages are available.

Royal Sonesta Hotel

This hotel is located near the Museum of Science and participates in Summerfest, providing free use of bicycles, ice cream, and boat rides on the nearby Charles River. A large indoor and outdoor pool also allows guests and families to relax in the hotel. The hotel also offers family fun packages that include admission to the Museum of Science or the New England Aquarium.

Hotel Marlowe

This hotel is located just across the street from the Royal Sonesta and boasts all of the same conveniences of location. This hotel is part of the Kimpton chain and offers wonderful hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere, as well as weekend packages.

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    breathe2travel 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

    I have several Bostonian friends living elsewhere -- they visit Boston annually, if not more frequently. I would love to visit this city.

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