Hotels Near Faneuil in Boston

by Baldwin Ellis
The Boston Harbor is one of several attractions near Faneuil Hall.

The Boston Harbor is one of several attractions near Faneuil Hall.

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Faneuil Hall, nestled along the Freedom Trail in historic downtown Boston, is home to a vibrant marketplace that offers more than 100 retail stores and restaurants. Hotels within walking distance of Faneuil Hall are reflective of the city’s historic roots. They range from a fashionable luxury hotel housed in an old jail to traditional accommodations with picturesque waterfront views. The hotels are also within walking distance of Boston Harbor, cultural sites, nightlife, restaurants and MBTA subway stations.

Hilton Boston Financial District

The Hilton Boston Financial District offers accommodations within six blocks of Faneuil Hall. The property is steps away from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston Harbor Cruises and the New England Aquarium. The hotel’s architecture dates back to 1928, when it originally opened as Boston’s first skyscraper. The property has been extensively renovated to restore its art deco motif, while adding modern appointments. Accommodations consist of modern guest rooms with city and harbor views and marble baths; a mix of New England seafood and Italian cuisine at Caliterra Restaurant; and a fitness room.

Nine Zero Hotel

Nine Zero Hotel offers upscale boutique accommodations within a half-mile of Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the Broadway Theatre. Hotel guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings, iHome docks, fully-stocked honor bars, cordless telephones and floor-to-ceiling windows with city or Charles River views. The hotel also offers guest suites with separate showers, sleeper sofas and jetted Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities include evening wine receptions, 24-hour room service and KO Prime, a fashionable eatery serving up salmon, steaks and an extensive list of fine wines. Pets are allowed without size or weight restrictions.

Harborside Inn

The Harborside Inn is a historic property that seamlessly blends traditional style with modern accents. The property is steps away from Faneuil Hall, and it is also near the Downtown Crossing Shopping District, and TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, respectively. Each of the hotel's guest rooms features an architectural- or decorative- nuance which distinguishes them from one another. Standard guest room amenities include views of the city or interior atrium; exposed brick and stone walls; deep closets; oversized full-framed mirrors; and DVD players. Hotel amenities consist of complimentary city maps and high-speed Internet access.

The Liberty Hotel

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Liberty Hotel offers boutique accommodations for the young and hip. The property is nestled along the waterfront in Beacon Hill, steps away from the Charles/MGH MBTA subway station and within one mile of Faneuil Hall. The hotel originally served as the Charles Street Jail from 1851 until 1973. A 21st century conversion breathed new life into the facility, transforming it into one of Boston’s most fashionable hotels. Guest rooms feature contemporary decors, high-end furnishings and over-sized windows with picturesque city or river views. Hotel highlights include “Clink,” a posh eatery serving modern American cuisine; “Liberty Bar,” a watering hole offering cocktails and premium liquors under a 90-foot rotunda; complimentary bike rentals and guided city tours.

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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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