Hotels Near Fenway Park
If you like convenience, it's definitely worth checking out hotels near Fenway Park. Fenway is home to the Boston Red Sox and hosts a variety of other events throughout the year including concerts and the Fenway Classic hockey game. If you haven't yet checked out our Fenway Park page, it has loads more info on Fenway's extraordinary history and character.
Below is a list of our top tips on hotels near Fenway Park for a range of budgets and vacation desires. These are the places we know of that we'd be happy to stay ourselves.
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The Lenox Hotel
If it's "just the two of you", it seems hard to argue with the hotel's claim that it's situated on "simply the best location in Boston". It's one block back from Copley Square and the stunning Trinity Church, as well as from the something-for-everyone attractions of Newbury Street.
There are multiple world-class shopping options within a five-minute walk in practically any direction. Plus, the vast majority of Boston attractions you're looking to see are a short walk away or within a few T-stops. Boston Symphony Hall and the famous Boston Pops are nearby, along with the Boston Ballet and numerous other entertainment attractions.
Of course, your outings to all other attractions will still be incredibly easy, as the Kenmore Square T-stop is literally underneath the hotel (don't worry... you won't hear it!). If you're up for the exercise then a 20-minute walk will get you to Boston Common. As far as the accommodation goes, we've heard rooms are spacious and "extremely adequate."
In addition to the accommodation, the hotel restaurant has served members of our extended family to great satisfaction, and the hotel bar has been recommended to us mutiple times as hands-down, 'the best' post-game option for a drink. In fact, even if you're not drinking, the people-watching is reported to be entertainment enough.
Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
Part of the "Hilton family", the only real downside is the extra three miles away from most of the main tourist attractions. It's on the Charles River towards Cambridge (on the Boston side of the Charles). To make the location seem more like a welcome relief, the hotel provides a shuttle bus to Downtown Boston and Harvard Square for free. The shuttle stops at locations that will make it quite easy to plan your sightseeing days. If you're not the "free shuttle bus" type, then a cab will get you most places you'll want to go for $15 tops.
As the hotel is on the riverbank, make sure to ask for a room with river views. Kids are kept busy with video games on-demand and the chocolate chip cookies will kick things off to a fun, glucose-fuelled start.
Holiday Inn Brookline
I grew up in the area, and getting to Red Sox games was super easy from here. The walk to Fenway Park from the Holiday Inn is almost exactly one mile. But we generally went "the lazy man's option" and took the T. From the hotel's front door, you just cross the street and hop on the Green Line 'C' Trolley stop, which will take you to within shouting distance of the dugout.
With such proximity, this is a super-convenient and lower cost option among hotels near Fenway Park. There is a free shuttle service offered by the hotel, but destinations are mostly limited to the nearby specialist medical institutions. If you're looking to maximise your value for hotel dollar, check out the hotel's early bird specials and the occasional package deals, such as their holiday shopping package.
Courtyard by Marriot Brookline
Transportation to downtown and the central attractions is convenient, using the Green Line 'Coolidge Corner'. The Puppet Showplace Theater is nearby (32 Station Street, Brookline), and is the oldest (and many would say best) puppet show in New England. Having said that, room layout and hotel amenities aren't really aimed towards kids.
Boston Hotel Buckminster
You'll find even more appeal if you're touring with kids or pets (see kid and pet friendly Boston hotels). The Kenmore Sqaure location is little more than half a mile to Fenway Park, and pitches you at the southern end of fabulous Newbury Street.