Hotels in Boston With a Pool

by Baldwin Ellis
The Boston Harbor is within walking distance of several hotels that offer swimming pools.

The Boston Harbor is within walking distance of several hotels that offer swimming pools.

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Boston is teeming with a variety of hotels that offer indoor and seasonal outdoor pools. Whether you desire an intimate boutique property, affordable accommodations, a luxurious escape, or a hotel that will satisfy the young and the young-at-heart, there is a lodging choice to suit your needs. The hotels are within walking distance of top cultural sites such as the Freedom Trail and the JFK Presidential Library, shopping districts, MBTA subway stations and the Boston Harbor.

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Boutique Hotels

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Langham Boston is housed in the original Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, near Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail. Hotel guest rooms feature traditional furnishings, iHome docks and marble baths, while facility amenities are highlighted by an indoor heated lap pool and the BOND Restaurant which serves lobster, Moroccan spiced lamb and cheesecake lollipops. The Colonnade Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay, near the Prudential Center MBTA subway station, Copley Square Mall and Fenway Park. Accommodations consist of modern guest rooms with DVD players, iPod docks and floor-to-ceiling windows. Hotel amenities include a seasonal rooftop pool with chaise loungers and a fully equipped fitness center stocked with fresh fruits.

Budget Hotels

The Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill is within walking distance of Charles/MGH MBTA subway station and three miles from Boston Logan Airport. Hotel guest rooms feature traditional decors with contemporary accents, while two-room suites contain mini fridges and sleeper sofas. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, an on-site Dollar Rent-A-Car and Foster’s Bar and Grill, which serves New England-style seafood. The Howard Johnson Boston is near Boston Children’s Hospital and Longwood Hospital. The hotel offers traditional guest rooms with DVD players, walkout balconies and free Wi-Fi access. Amenities include an outdoor pool; shuttle service to the hospitals; and Hong Kong Café Restaurant, serving traditional Chinese cuisine and American fast foods.

Luxury Hotels

InterContinental Boston offers upscale accommodations along the Boston Harbor. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, and city or Boston Harbor views. Facilities include a 45-foot indoor heated lap pool surrounded by wall-to-wall windows; a two-acre waterfront promenade; and Miel at the Intercontinental Boston, which serves gourmet French Cuisine. The Seaport World Hotel is a well-appointed property near shopping and nightlife on Newberry Street. Accommodations include fashionable harbor view rooms with contemporary decors, Bose Stereos and motion-sensor lighting. The hotel’s heated indoor pool is housed inside the state-of-the-art Wave Health and Fitness Center, while amenities include gourmet dining at Tamo Restaurant and complimentary valet parking for guests driving electric or hybrid cars.

Family-Friendly Hotels

Boston Marriott Copley Place is a towering property within two miles of kid-friendly attractions such as New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science. Accommodations are highlighted by junior suites, which offer sofa beds and complimentary access to the concierge lounge. Hotel facilities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and Champions Sports Bar. Ramada Boston Inn is near Quincy Market and within two miles of the JFK Presidential Library. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi access, while hotel amenities include an outdoor pool; two restaurants; and Boston Bowl, a 24-hour entertainment complex offering an arcade, cosmic bowling and billiards.

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About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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