Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is one of the last grand old baseball parks -- a must-see for anyone interested in baseball history. Built in 1912, the park is named after its surrounding neighborhood. You'll find plenty of nearby lodging, from big hotels to quaint colonial inns.
The big hotels nearest Fenway Park are all clustered to the east of the ballpark in the Back Bay neighborhood near the Hynes Convention Center. The AAA five-diamond Mandarin Boston Hotel offers the high-end luxury hotel experience, complete with on-site spa, formal and casual dining at on-site restaurants, and guest rooms with sweeping views of downtown Boston. The Boston Sheraton features an outdoor pool and allows small pets. The top floors of the Hilton Boston Back Bay offer views of the ballpark, which is within walking distance, if you want to catch a Sox game! The hotel also offers a fitness center and heated pool. This is a great option if you want to be a short walk from downtown, so you can walk to the Museum of Fine Arts, Kenmore Square, the Charles River, Boston University, The Freedom Trail, Seaport District, and the Boston Commons.
The Hotel Commonwealth is the hotel nearest to Fenway -- practically across the street from the ballpark, in fact. In addition to its other amenities, it offers a Fenway Family Fun package that includes a behind-the-scenes tour, four tickets to a game and a room overlooking the park. The Hotel Buckminster is also near Fenway and offers unpretentious accommodations in a historic building. The Eliot Hotel is farther away in the Back Bay neighborhood; it offers a number of luxury suites, 24-hour room service and top-notch restaurants. The Colonnade Hotel offers a rooftop pool and valet parking.
Howard Johnson Boston is just south of Fenway Park; it offers a special that includes a tour of the ballpark and two complimentary tickets to a game as well as a special room rate. The rest of the hotel is no-frills, but the location couldn't be closer. About a mile away in the Brookline neighborhood is the Holiday Inn Brookline, which features free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool; it, too offers a Fenway Park package with two complimentary tickets, a tour and a breakfast voucher for the hotel.
Bed-and-Breakfasts and Inns
Boston is filled with quaint bed-and-breakfasts for those who prefer cozier accommodations than the usual hotel room. The Gryphon House is a 10-minute walk from the ballpark, and offers both a room and a parking discount if you show the front desk your ticket stub. The Oasis Guest House positions itself as a budget alternative to the larger Back Bay hotels nearby. The Beacon Inn is just west of Fenway in Brookline. Be sure to reserve a room at the 1087 Beacon Street location, which even has a room named after Fenway Park.
Some of the other best hotel options in Boston Include The Verb Hotel, Marriott Boston Copley Square, Sheraton Boston, The Lenox Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and the Copley Square Hotel. Check out all the options so you know which is easy access to where you want to visit, so you can check-in and enjoy your trip to Massachusetts!