By Oyster.com Staff
Some associate Boston largely with crooked old cobblestone streets, the American Revolution and New England clam chowder. And it’s got all that. But it’s also filled with sprawling convention centers, progressive universities and biotech research facilities. A forward-looking town with an eye on the past, Boston combines the charm of a New England harbor town with the conveniences and mindset of a bustling, modern metropolis. The fall is a particularly nice time to visit, when the leaves are changing and the weather is brisk without being brutal (and trust us, winter weather there can be brutal).
Boston offers an impressive variety of hotels. The Boston Common and the Public Garden sit in the center of the city, surrounded by the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, The North End, and Downtown and the Waterfront. Hotels that directly overlook these parks — like the Four Seasons and the Taj in Back Bay — are hot commodities.
With its central location, luxury boutique shops, and excellent restaurants, Back Bay is a popular draw for tourists. The upscale, commercial area features numerous historic, luxury hotels in the Copley Square area, such as the Fairmont, known for its opulent lobby and wood-paneled steakhouse. The nearby neighborhood of Beacon Hill offers a postcard-perfect image of romantic old Boston, from its quaint brick rowhouses to its gas lanterns. Fifteen Beacon is a romantic option there, featuring 60 rooms with updated amenities, fireplaces, and warm neutral-toned décor.