Must-see hotels in Massachusetts

  • Shea's Riverside

    Massachusetts

    Shea's Riverside is a two-in-one accommodation in a picturesque spot on the Essex River. The inn is a 1760 Colonial home. It contains six gorgeous rooms…

  • Intercontinental Hotel

    Boston

    The InterContinental has it going on. Service is on point. The rooms are sumptuous and sophisticated. And the location – perched on the edge of the…

  • Lambert's Cove Inn

    Martha's Vineyard

    It's a long drive through the woods to reach Lambert's Cove Inn: but for anyone looking to really get away it's worth it. The inn and its grounds have the…

  • Element Lexington

    Boston's Western Suburbs

    This Marriott property is located on the edge of the Minute Man National Historic Park, about 1.5 miles from Lexington Center. The location is odd but it…

  • Loews Hotel

    Back Bay

    Perched on the border of Back Bay and the South End, this stunner is housed in the former Boston Police Headquarters. Luxurious rooms are done in blues…

  • 21 Broad

    Nantucket

    A summery, light-filled design is the result of this inn's extreme makeover. Fun splashes of seaside colors (blues and yellows) and glitzy common areas …

  • Onyx Hotel

    Boston

    Done up in muted grays and browns with bold crimson accents, the Onyx exudes contemporary sophistication. Attractive perks of the hotel (a member of the…

  • Hawthorne Hotel

    Massachusetts

    This historic Federalist-style hotel is at the heart of Salem. For years it was the only full-service hotel, with 84 updated rooms, a fancy restaurant and…

  • Revere Guesthouse

    Provincetown

    Tasteful rooms, fresh-baked breakfast goodies and welcoming touches will make you feel right at home here. The setting is peaceful, yet just minutes from…

  • Amelia Payson House

    Massachusetts

    Just steps from Salem Common, this Greek Revival home is graced with a grand foyer and a lovely parlor, complete with grand piano. The three guest rooms…

  • Wainwright Inn

    The Berkshires

    Great Barrington's finest place to lay your head, this inn (c 1766) exudes historical appeal from its wraparound porches and spacious parlors to the…

  • Copley Square Hotel

    Back Bay

    The Copley Square Hotel is downright sumptuous, with gorgeous contemporary rooms decorated in muted tones with splashes of color, complemented by subtle…

  • Inn on the Sound

    Cape Cod

    Falmouth's finest inn exudes a clean, contemporary elegance. It's across from the beach, and many of the 11 guest rooms have private decks with ocean…

  • Barnacle Inn

    Nantucket

    This is what old Nantucket is all about: folksy owners and simple, quaint accommodations that hearken back to earlier times. Rooms in this turn-of-the…

  • Bostonian Boston

    Boston

    The Bostonian proudly touts its roots as part of the Blackstone Block, the city’s oldest block. From the moment you enter the cool, contemporary lobby to…

  • Sally Webster Inn

    Massachusetts

    This handsome brick Colonial place, built in 1832, offers six rooms with early-American decor. Many have working fireplaces, and all have authentic…

  • Stockbridge Country Inn

    The Berkshires

    Occupying a 19th-century estate house, this is the closest inn to the Norman Rockwell Museum. Antique fittings, four-poster beds and 4 acres of pretty…

  • Dancing Bear Guest House

    Pioneer Valley

    Everything the town has to offer is within easy walking distance of this c 1850 guesthouse. The owners are welcoming, the breakfast home-cooked and the…

  • Porter Square Hotel

    Cambridge

    About 1.5 miles north of Harvard Square, the Porter Square Hotel is a quick T-ride from central Cambridge, but there's plenty of life in the immediately…

  • Cape Ann Motor Inn

    Massachusetts

    The rooms are small and a bit dated, but you can't beat the location: directly on Long Beach. Balconies overlook the surf, sand and two lighthouses. If…

  • Wells State Park

    Massachusetts

    This campground offers 60 wooded sites – some on the shores of Walker Pond – on its 1470 acres. It's north of I-90, 5 miles from Old Sturbridge Village.

  • October Mountain State Forest Campground

    The Berkshires

    This state forest campground, near the shores of the Housatonic River, has 47 sites with hot showers as well as four- and six-bed yurts (reserve well…

  • Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

    Massachusetts

    This modern property has less charm than its historic counterparts, but it does enjoy a prime location overlooking Pickering Wharf and Salem Harbor…

  • Seaport Boston Hotel

    Boston

    With glorious views of the Boston Harbor, this business hotel is up to snuff when it comes to high-tech amenities and creature comforts. Soothing tones,…

  • Lantana House

    Massachusetts

    Conveniently located, Lantana House features spacious rooms with floral bedspreads and lace curtains. The wide, airy porch and sundeck are wonderful…

  • UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center

    Boston's Western Suburbs

    Located in the heart of downtown Lowell overlooking the canals. Some rooms have scenic views of the Merrimack, and all rooms are freshly renovated with…

  • Martha's Vineyard Family Campground

    Martha's Vineyard

    This woodsy place offers the island's only camping and has basic cabins that sleep four to six people (4/6 person daily $155/175). Book early, especially…

  • Brass Lantern Inn

    Nantucket

    A winning central location and elegant pastel-colored decor make this 1847 inn a firm favorite. The welcome is warm, the breakfast plentiful. Year-round…

  • New Bedford Harbor Hotel

    South Shore

    Central, stylish and up to snuff, this boutique hotel caters to travelers catching the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, as well as the occasional New Bedford…

  • North Bridge Inn

    Boston's Western Suburbs

    The six suites are decked out with down comforters, plush pillows, tiled bathrooms and kitchenettes. A hearty breakfast is served in the sun-filled…

  • Courtyard Lowell

    Boston's Western Suburbs

    Although it's a Marriott Hotel, the Courtyard Lowell manages to maintain a bit of New England charm with its Colonial-style building.

  • Captain Lawrence Inn

    Cape Cod

    History buffs will love this B&B located in the house of 19th-century whaling captain Tom Lawrence. There are lots of nods to the building's former owner,…

  • Lenox Hotel

    Back Bay

    For three generations, the Saunders family has run this gem in Back Bay. And while the atmosphere is a tad old-world, you don’t have to forgo modern…

  • HI Eastham

    Cape Cod

    This summer hostel has 42 beds in a small colony of no-frills cabins set around a main building housing a kitchen and a lounge. Each basic cabin sleeps…

  • Days' Cottages

    Cape Cod

    The 23 identical cottages, lined up like ducks in a row, are an architectural landmark dating to 1931. You can't get closer to the water – each cottage is…

  • Falmouth Heights Motor Lodge

    Cape Cod

    Don't be fooled by the name. This tidy operation is no drive-up motor lodge – it's not even on the highway. All eight styles of rooms (some small and…

  • HI Truro

    Cape Cod

    Budget digs don't get more atmospheric than this former coast-guard station perched amid undulating dunes within the Cape Cod National Seashore. It's so…

  • Menemsha Inn

    Martha's Vineyard

    Menemsha Inn is a big old sprawling inn perched in the woods on a cliff overlooking the Menemsha piers. There's a huge variety of rooms; all are fairly…

  • Sea Crest Beach Hotel

    Cape Cod

    Looking for the perfect family beach hotel? Right on the sparkling sands of Old Silver Beach, the sprawling, 263-room Sea Crest has indoor/outdoor pools,…

  • Beachplum Inn

    Martha's Vineyard

    If you're looking for a little comfort in the wilderness, make a booking at the Beachplum Inn, located on a hill overlooking the Menemsha piers. The…

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