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There is no shortage of romantic hotels in Boston — the only issue is which one to choose! Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary or just looking for a little couple’s getaway, we’re sharing the best options with romantic flair and features.
Couples massages, fireplaces, swanky hotel bars, marble bathrooms, rooftop views…it’s all here.
If it’s your first visit to the city, use our guide on where to stay to learn about the neighborhoods and areas of Boston.
Best Hotels in Boston for Couples
Situated by Boston Common in the heart of Downtown Crossing, The Godfrey (505 Washington Street) is perfectly located for a romantic getaway.
Just steps away from the Opera House, plan to see a performance together before retreating into the historic charm of The Godfrey.
Built in 1908, the dramatic Gothic Revival façade and interior courtyard recall a more elegant time.
Their in-house restaurant Ruka offers a unique blend of Japanese-Peruvian fusion amidst dimly lit tables, perfect for a romantic dinner before retiring to your upstairs accommodations.
Or, just around the corner, go into Yvonne’s for a speakeasy experience that’s sure to set the tone!
Check out offers from The Godfrey for a romantic escape, complete with champagne and chocolates awaiting your arrival.
Rooms start at 200 sq feet, with larger corner lofts boasting city views and twice the space.
The Ritz-Carlton Boston
A stay at The Ritz-Carlton (10 Avery Street) is iconic, classic, and definitely a name-dropping opportunity if you’re trying to impress.
Located in the Theater District, The Ritz is ideal for a romantic Boston weekend of off-Broadway shows and an elegant stay.
The Emerson and the Opera House are both just around the corner from your front door.
Check out our list of the best things to do in Boston at night for even more suggested activities and attractions.
Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton start at 425 sq feet and include features like marble bathrooms with plush bathrobes, and flat-screen TVs, and many rooms offer lovely views of Boston Common just across the street.
Be sure to enjoy a martini at The Avery bar downstairs for a Great Gatsby vibe.
Four Seasons Boston
The Four Seasons Boston (200 Boylston St) is a classic choice for a romantic hotel in Boston.
Located across from Boston Public Garden, this truly is a four-season escape, with views of spring and summer blossoms, fall foliage, or winter snow and Christmas lights to delight throughout the year.
Rooms start at 380 sq feet and feature plush bathrobes, down pillows, and marble bathrooms.
This is also one of the rare Boston hotels with a pool — the 8th-floor heated indoor pool has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows so you can still enjoy the view.
While the Four Seasons doesn’t have an on-site spa, they will arrange for in-room massage services so you don’t even have to leave your dreamy retreat.
Boston Park Plaza
Choose the Boston Park Plaza (50 Park Plaza) for name recognition to truly impress your significant other.
Built in 1927, the hotel boasts beautiful, historic features like its imperial staircase and shimmering chandeliers.
On-site restaurants include a steakhouse called Strega Italiano as well as Off the Common, which offers a seasonal American-style menu for room service, too.
Davio’s is another Italian restaurant around the corner that we recommend for a date night.
Rooms start at 150 sq feet for the “Wicked Small” guestrooms and feature amenities like flat-screen TVs with Chromecast streaming, Keurig Coffee machines, and blackout curtains for sleeping in.
Larger suites offer living room areas, and one even has a private terrace!
Named the #1 hotel in Boston in the World’s Best Awards by Travel + Leisure two years in a row, The Newbury (1 Newbury St) is a 5-star contemporary yet classic hotel experience that’s made for romantic getaways in Boston.
This was originally built as the very first Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the world back in 1927.
Situated along the Public Garden, you can enjoy this location year-round with a romantic stroll along the many paths from here through Boston Common.
Rooms start at 373 sq feet but vary in size and amenities so you can choose the best layout for your getaway.
Don’t skip dinner at Contessa, the on-site Italian restaurant that’s always top-rated.
Beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated, The Newbury is certainly one of the most romantic hotels in Boston for a special occasion.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
The 5-star Fairmont Copley Plaza (138 Saint James Avenue) is conveniently located on Copley Square in Back Bay, where you’ll find ample shopping and dining opportunities.
Built in 1912, this elegant and historic building features a lovely rooftop terrace and opulent decor, including decorated ceilings, vibrant chandeliers, and marble columns throughout.
You might even get the honor of being greeted by the Fairmont Copley’s Canine Ambassador, Cori Copley (a beautiful, very sweet black lab).
Rooms start at 250 sq feet and include flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, and designer toiletries.
Larger suites have decorative fireplaces (sorry, no log-burning ones available) and marble bathrooms.
Enjoy a drink at the downstairs OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, it’s an inviting space for a quiet conversation.
The boutique Lenox (61 Exeter Street) in Back Bay is just a block from popular Newbury Street and conveniently located for ample dining and shopping options in the neighborhood.
Luxury features include mahogany furniture, plush bathrobes, and vaulted ceilings.
The Executive Suites also boast wood-burning fireplaces for an extra special romantic escape.
While there is no on-site spa, you can book at the nearby G20 Spa + Salon, the hotel has a partnership there.
The Lenox also partners with a variety of regional providers to give you a truly local experience during your stay; you can bring those smells, flavors, and favorite finds home by shopping at the Lenox Mercantile.
Mandarin Oriental Boston
The Mandarin Oriental (776 Boylston St) is a 5-star hotel with an exquisite on-site spa that is made for romantic weekend getaways.
Book the special Couple’s Spa Suite for an unforgettable experience.
Dine on-site at Ramsay’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay or opt for any of the restaurants next door at The Pru or elsewhere in Back Bay.
Rooms start at 538 sq feet — they are famously the largest in the Back Bay area.
Amenities include marble bathrooms, designer linens, and a minibar, with suites including kitchenettes and living rooms.
For couples who prefer a fun, modern twist on their romantic getaway, check out The Verb (1271 Boylston St), a boutique hotel boasting rock ‘n roll retro vibes galore.
Expect everything from bold colors to a Stairway to Heaven tribute, memorabilia, and record tables to turn.
The outdoor pool is open year-round (don’t worry, it’s heated in winter).
The on-site restaurant Hojoko Izakaya brings a Japanese flavor to this unique boutique spot.
Rooms start at 300 sq feet and feature unique decor, in-room record players and speakers, and either pool views or views of Fenway Park just across the street.
Note: there is no elevator so second-floor rooms are not accessible.
Looking for an extra special experience?
Book The Backstage for a truly unique romantic place to stay in Boston; you’ll sleep in a chic retro trailer with all the comforts of the modern era.
The Eliot Hotel
Located in Back Bay, The Eliot (370 Commonwealth Ave) offers understated elegance in its Neo-Classical design built in 1927.
Rooms start at 200 sq ft, but you should consider booking a King Suite with almost double the space including a living room area for your romantic getaway.
The on-site James Beard award-winning Japanese restaurant, UNI, is the perfect spot for a light dinner and colorful cocktails just steps from your room.
Special features like Italian marble, French double doors, and designer throws complete the European-style sophistication of this boutique hotel.
Located on Comm Ave, this is a dreamy spot during the holiday season especially.
The Marlowe (25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge) is located in East Cambridge, close to Logan Airport and Downtown, without being in the thick of it all.
Enjoy views across the Charles River as you walk to the Museum of Science or TD Garden for a game or concert.
Rooms start at 340 sq feet and include special nods to the many innovators and artists that have called Cambridge home, with artwork and decor paying homage to them and their creations.
As a Kimpton property, the Marlowe is unique and chic, much more modern than many of the other romantic Boston hotels on our list.
Nearby, you can tour Harvard or head to Charlestown for US Revolutionary history sites.
Battery Wharf Hotel
For a little something special, book the Battery Wharf Hotel (3 Battery Wharf).
If you’re flying into Logan Airport, you can take their private water taxi for a memorable arrival.
The hotel is located in the iconic North End and offers views across Boston Harbor; plan to dine out in a cozy Italian eatery and stroll along the waterfront for evening skyline views.
Some rooms feature a private balcony, jacuzzi tubs, and water views, so be sure to book accordingly.
In fact, this is one of the very few romantic hotels in Boston with a jacuzzi, so book it if that’s a top priority!
You should also book a couples massage at the on-site Exhale Spa to elevate your getaway.
Rooms start at 380 sq feet and feature flat-screen TVs, walk-in showers, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The Boxer (107 Merrimac St) is near Boston’s North End, where you can enjoy all the Italian food you want in intimate dining spaces set along narrow, historic streets.
Built in 1904, this classic flat-iron building features a pretty brick facade and a blend of modern and historic features inside.
Think industrial chic meets Boston charm.
Rooms start at 232 sq feet and include a Keurig Coffee maker, custom-designed marble bathroom vanities, L’Occitane toiletries, and flat-screen TVs.
The on-site restaurant, Bulfinch Social, features farm-to-table fare in case you’ve had your fill of Italian meals.
Check out their special romance package that includes espresso martinis and chocolate-covered strawberries.
For a unique stay with a story behind it, consider The Liberty (215 Charles Street), which is housed in what used to be the Suffolk County Jail.
The theme permeates, with a downstairs bar called Alibi and a restaurant upstairs called Clink.
Of course, prison isn’t a romantic concept, but the hotel does exude contemporary luxury with beautiful decor throughout.
If you’re visiting Boston at Christmas, The Liberty famously hangs decorated trees upside down in the vaulted entry space — it’s worth stopping by even if you don’t stay!
Rooms start at 350 sq feet and feature marble bathrooms, luxury bedding, USB outlets, and floor-to-ceiling windows; some include private balconies with city views.
The Whitney (170 Charles St) is in the iconic Beacon Hill neighborhood, perfect for a romantic hand-in-hand stroll perusing the pretty architecture.
The on-site restaurant, Peregrine, features a menu inspired by Sardinia, Sicily, and Corsica, so you can indulge in an Italian-style staycation while dreaming up your next big adventure together.
The fireplace in the lobby sets the tone for your romantic escape, while a cocktail and late-night bites from Peregrine keep the night going.
Rooms start at 260 sq ft and feature flat-screen TVs with streaming services, a minibar, and bathrobes.
Book their special romance package for champagne, chocolates, and discounts to Peregrine and the spa during your stay.
For a 5-star hotel experience in one of the city’s most storied neighborhoods, XV Beacon (15 Beacon St) offers one of the most romantic stays in Boston.
Luxury finishes include a gorgeous marble staircase and mahogany paneling, while historic features like the classic caged-glass elevator offer a unique experience.
The original granite foundation for the building still stands — it was laid in 1722.
If you’re looking for modern luxury amidst that iconic historic charm that Boston is known for, this is it.
Rooms start at 300 sq feet and include premium bedding and flat-screen TVs with premium channels.
This is also one of the few romantic hotels in Boston with fireplaces in each room (log-burning ones, not simply decorative!).
The on-site restaurant, Mooo…, is one of our favorites for a romantic dinner, while the extraordinary wine cellar at XV Beacon boasts one of the best collections in the country.
There is a small rooftop terrace on the 12th floor to enjoy, too.
Check for availability on Expedia.
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston (26 North St) is right next to Faneuil Hall, so you can enjoy all the historic sites, fun bars, and lively entertainment of this area just steps from your room.
Grab a drink at the on-site North 26 bar before heading back to your room after a day of adventures together.
Rooms start at 225 sq feet and feature flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and a minibar.
Some rooms feature a Juliette balcony, while the Studio Suite includes a log fireplace for cozy romance.
Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
If your idea of a romantic Boston getaway involves a gorgeous inn with water views, then consider the Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina (87 Commercial Wharf).
Situated right on Commercial Wharf, the nautical theme permeates throughout the inn and its rooms.
Rooms start at 350 sq feet and feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, premium bedding, and a Keurig Coffee maker.
Challenge your significant other to a game of pool in the games room if you’re feeling competitive.
The inn only has 10 rooms in total, and select rooms offer water views and balconies, so be sure to book early to get your choice.
If you get a water view, you can admire the megayachts in the marina as the lights twinkle across the harbor.
All rooms offer room service breakfast, so you can stay in bed a little longer to enjoy your luxurious surroundings.
You can take a water taxi from Logan Airport if you’re pulling out all the stops for this romantic trip to Boston.
While visiting in summer is dreamy, the inn is located right by Christopher Columbus Park, which boasts a beautiful Christmas lights display during the winter, perfect for a romantic stroll and photo op.
The Langham, Boston
The blue hues throughout The Langham (250 Franklin St) are calming and serene, setting the tone for your romantic getaway.
The on-site Italian restaurant Grana lets you sample a taste of Europe without leaving the comforts of your hotel.
The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, so it’s a perfect romantic escape if you prefer to stay on-site.
If you do opt to leave, you’ll be within a mile of many popular Boston sites around Faneuil Hall, as well as the fun Seaport area for bars and restaurants, plus rooftop views.
The Langham is located on Post Office Square in the former Federal Reserve Bank, boasting history and elegant features throughout.
Rooms start at 275 sq feet and include amenities like Italian marble bathrooms, comfy bathrobes and slippers, and flat-screen TVs with streaming services.
Boston Harbor Hotel
The Boston Harbor Hotel (70 Rowes Wharf) is ideally located on the water within easy walking distance of plenty of the city’s prominent attractions.
Walk less than half a mile to Faneuil Hall and its many bars, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.
Or head across the water to the Seaport District for rooftop bars and views.
Rooms at Boston Harbor Hotel start at 500 sq feet and include a smart TV with Bluetooth audio, an iPad to order room service or book experiences, and lovely bathrobes and slippers.
There is an on-site indoor pool and sauna, with a steam room that’s infused with eucalyptus…dreamy!
Book the special romance package for champagne and chocolates upon arrival, as well as dining credits at the on-site Rowes Wharf Sea Grille restaurant or for room service.
The InterContinental Boston (510 Atlantic Ave) sits on the water, boasting classic Boston views of the Seaport skyline and even the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museums.
You can easily access the bars and restaurants of the Seaport District or Downtown areas before retreating to your room.
An on-site spa is perfect for a couples massage while the waterfront rooftop pool offers an idyllic escape in summer weather.
Miel Brasserie, the on-site restaurant, features a French-inspired menu to whisk you away to the renowned romance of Provence and Paris.
Grab drinks at RumBa to keep the conversation flowing.
Rooms start at 420 sq ft and feature flat-screen TVs, a minibar, and a coffee machine for a slow start to the morning.
Marble baths and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus city views from many rooms, ensure a comfortable stay.
We hope these romantic Boston hotels inspired you to book that special getaway or staycation!
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