8 Hotel Rooftops to Enjoy in Boston

Megan Johnson | February 02, 2018

New England winters are bad enough to send even the locals running for the hills... or the sandy beaches down south. But Boston's changing seasons provide a front row seat to the beauty of the area's changing climate, winding its way through the breezy spring to the scorching summers and idyllic autumn. Here's where to to sit back and relax once the weather warms up:

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Revere Hotel

Why it made the list

During the day, catch some sun from a chaise lounge or a cabana at the Rooftop@Revere, one of the city's most popular summer hotspots. When the sun goes down, grab a seat next to the fire pits, or enjoy the 360-degree view of Boston while munching on small bites and cocktails.

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The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection

Why it made the list

By late spring, the after work scene heats up for single young professionals looking to mingle at the Lookout Rooftop and Bar, which overlooks the Fort Point neighborhood. In the colder months, the rooftop becomes a winter wonderland with the heated Igloos at Lookout Rooftop and Bar. However, keep in mind: food is not served on the rooftop, so you'll have to head downstairs to Outlook Kitchen and Bar to grab a bite.

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Why it made the list

Head 12 stories above the bustling Seaport District to Yotel's Sky Lounge Rooftop + Terrace, where you can grab a Bavarian pretzel and a beer and curl up on one of the couches. Be sure to check out the view of the historic Fort Point neighborhood.

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The Verb Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the most unique hotels in Boston also has one of the best poolside scenes. Grab a table at the patio next to the Verb's heated, salt-water swimming pool and order up a bite from Hojoko, the hotel's acclaimed Japanese izakaya.

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Royal Sonesta Hotel

Why it made the list

One of Cambridge's best laid-back patios is at ArtBar, where guests can pull up a seat next to fire pits and enjoy the perfect view over the Charles River.

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InterContinental Boston

Why it made the list

It can be quite a scene come summer nights, but the Intercontinental uses its prime location on the Fort Point Channel wisely. Guests can order bites from Sushi-Teq, the hotel's lively sushi bar that serves over 100 types of tequila.

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Loews Boston Hotel

Why it made the list

The former Boston Police Department Headquarters makes a unique venue for Precinct Kitchen + Bar. On warm summer nights, guests head out to the parlor-level terrace, an almost 2300-square-foot space, to enjoy food and drink.

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The Colonnade Hotel

Why it made the list

Towering over Back Bay, the Colonnade's rooftop pool is a major draw with both hotel guests and locals looking to escape the dog days of summer. Get there in the morning hours if you're determined to snag a lounge chair, because the pool can get packed by the afternoon. Their morning rooftop yoga has also proven to be a hit.

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