Best Hotels Near Boston Colleges

Megan Johnson | February 02, 2018

Boston is instantly identifiable with giving it the old college try, and for good reason. In fact, there's around 80 colleges and universities within 25 miles of downtown Boston, which mean on move-in/move-out days and graduation weekends, it can be harder to find a hotel room than a parking space.

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Bertram Inn

Why it made the list

The antique-filled Bertram Inn is a Victorian beauty within walking distance to Cleveland Circle, known as home base for many Boston College students.

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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline

Why it made the list

If you're looking to avoid driving into the city itself while visiting Boston College or Boston University, stick to peaceful Brookline. The Courtyard by Marriott is located in the welcoming Coolidge Corner area, where there's plenty of shops and cafes to stroll by.

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The Colonnade Hotel

Why it made the list

Less than half a mile from Northeastern University, the Colonnade Hotel provides modern luxury surrounded by some of Boston's most popular tourists spots.

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W Boston

Why it made the list

Also with a prime downtown location is the W Hotel, a sleek, luxurious getaway just a few steps from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

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The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Why it made the list

Within steps from Emerson College and Suffolk University's urban campuses is the stylish Godfrey, an urban enclave that serves as a nice escape from your son or daughter's dorm room.

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The Inn at Longwood Medical

Why it made the list

If you're looking to stick to the basics while staying in the city, the Inn at Longwood Medical is within walking distance to several schools, including Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Emmanuel College. If you're a Boston College parent, be sure to inquire about a discounted rate.

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