Even if you’re not a baseball fan, a visit to Fenway Park, whether to catch a game or tour the ballpark, is a must. The nation’s oldest ballpark is an icon for sports fans—even fans of the non-Red Sox variety.
In addition to convenient ballpark access, Boston hotels near Fenway offer some of the city’s top accommodations.
Great Hotels Near Fenway Park in Boston
Enjoy the ballgame and the neighborhood without having to walk far (crucial for those extra-innings games) at one of these top Boston hotels near Fenway.
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The “official” hotel of the Boston Red Sox, Hotel Commonwealth is one of the swankiest hotels near Fenway Park in Boston. Nothing screams “baseball” about the luxury accommodations, but an outdoor terrace facing Fenway and a Fenway Park Suite with direct ballpark views both embrace the location.
The hotel is home to renowned dining at Boston-staple Eastern Standard, seafood-favorite Island Creek Oyster Bar, and creative cocktails at The Hawthorne bar. But where Hotel Commonwealth really shines is its personalized hospitality.
Amenities: Marble bathrooms, Italian linens, Apotheke bath amenities, robes, in-room refrigerator, Smart TVs with Google Chromecast, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, concierge services, retail boutique, in-room spa services, 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary shoeshine, pet-friendly rooms with pet beds and bowls, and complimentary weekday morning local car service.
The Verb Hotel
The closest of all the hotels near Fenway in Boston also doubles as one of the best budget hotels in Boston. In fact, if you could get any closer to Fenway, you’d be in it. Inspired by 60s and 70s music, The Verb Hotel’s retro rooms are steeped in rock-n-roll artwork. In-room record players and a massive vinyl collection will put you in a partying mood (but earplugs are available if your travel companions just want to sleep).
Amenities: In-room record players, extensive vinyl library for guest use, in-room mini-fridge and coffee maker, windows that open, blackout blinds, bathrobes, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities, complimentary grab-n-go breakfast, free water and coffee in the lobby, complimentary afternoon snack, outdoor heated saltwater pool and sundeck (seasonal), complimentary ear plugs, complimentary access to Boston Sports Club, onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and dog-friendly rooms.
Located a half mile from the ballpark, the Eliot Hotel is one of the most elegant hotels near Fenway Park. Its Old World décor mixes rich textures like marble and wood with bold patterns in white and gold hues. Of course, rooms feature all the comforts of the New World, too. Getting in late from a ballgame or stadium show? Pop by UNI for its much-raved about late-night ramen.
Amenities: Marble bathrooms, bathrobes, complimentary passes to Boston Sports Club, free Wi-Fi, complimentary newspapers, nightly turndown service, 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary shoe shine, business center, pet-friendly rooms, concierge services, and James Beard award-winning dining at UNI.
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway
Designed for extended stays, this Residence Inn is one of the closest hotels near Fenway Park, as well as one of the best hotels for accessing the area’s medical centers and universities. But you don’t have to be staying for weeks to take advantage of these rooms (and if you’re on vacation, don’t feel guilty about skipping the kitchen and enjoying the local dining scene instead). Baseball fans will want to hang out on the roof deck overlooking Fenway.
Amenities: Fully equipped kitchenette in every room, free grocery delivery, in-room coffee and tea, heated indoor pool, indoor/outdoor Terrace Bar, rooftop deck overlooking Fenway, complimentary breakfast, onsite bar, convenience store, free Wi-Fi, and pet-friendly rooms.
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Within walking distance of Fenway Park, Hilton Boston Back Bay provides the comfortable accommodations you’d expect from a Hilton. Rooms have a clean look with white linens, marble bathrooms, sleek granite countertops, and dark wood accents. Request a room on an upper floor for skyline or Fenway views.
Amenities: Marble bathrooms, in-room mini-fridge and microwave, in-room coffee, blackout curtains, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, sundeck, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, onsite restaurant and bar, complimentary daily newspaper, business center, snack shop, in-room dining, and concierge services.
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
Boston hotels near Fenway are located off the subway’s Green Line. This hotel is no exception. Just one block from the Summit Avenue stop, this Courtyard is five subway stops and a short walk from the ballpark. Alternatively, it’s a 1.5-mile scenic walk along part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, a chain of parks. The hotel’s Coolidge Corner neighborhood is home to many one-of-a-kind shops and an independent movie theater.
Amenities: Bathrobes, windows that open, in-room mini-fridge and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, onsite bar and café, and convenience store.
The Colonnade Hotel
The owner of the Colonnade is the son of the hotel’s builder and the grandson of the founder of two former hotels near Fenway Park (Kenmore Square is named after one of those hotels). That storied hotel legacy continues thanks to top-notch service that draws presidents, actors, and athletes. And because it’s just a mile from Fenway Park, the hotel also attracts baseball fans. In the summer, its rooftop pool is the place to see-and-be-seen.
Amenities: Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that open, refrigerators in every room, pillow-top mattresses, rubber duckies in every tub, Thymes bath amenities, turndown service, bathrobes, Smart TVs with Chromecast, iHome docking station, in-room coffee maker, complimentary bottled water, rooftop pool and bar, fitness center, Brasserie JO, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, complimentary shoeshine, in-room dining, concierge services, and pet bowls, beds, leashes, and treats.
In addition to numerous hotels near Fenway Park, there are a handful of world-class bed and breakfasts. The Bertram Inn, built in 1907 by a wealthy tobacco merchant, is just off the bustling Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner. Oak paneling, a grand staircase, fireplaces, and gardens will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time to when craftsmanship was valued and service was always polished. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway, this is it. The property welcomes children ages seven and older.
Amenities: Full homemade breakfast, wood-burning fireplaces, Italian linens, bathrobes, and free Wi-Fi.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Many people don’t think of the Hyatt Regency Cambridge when considering hotels near Fenway Park. After all, it’s in Cambridge. But this hotel is just over a mile from the ballpark and accessible via a walk over the Boston University Bridge or by the city’s well-connected bus routes. Despite its uninterrupted skyline views, this iconic building (it’s shaped like a pyramid) is off the well-worn tourist path.
Amenities: Indoor heated saltwater pool with retractable roof, sundeck, sauna and steam room, complimentary Cambridge shuttle service, 24-hour fitness center, in-room massage services, onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly rooms with beds and bowls, 24-hour business center, gift shop, lending library, and in-room dining.
If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a Boston brownstone, this is your chance. The Gryphon House, as its name reveals, is a house turned bed and breakfast. Just eight rooms create an intimate, personalized atmosphere where you’ll feel more like a family guest than a hotel customer. Antique wood and artwork lend a museum vibe.
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, gas fireplaces in every room, in-room coffee and tea, refrigerator and toast in every room, bathrobes, fresh fruit and biscotti available anytime, free Wi-Fi, and CD/DVD library.
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– Original reporting by Kate Sitarz