Boston's Best Hotels for Book and Literature Lovers

Megan Johnson | February 05, 2018

Boston is a city drenched in literary history. After all, everyone from Sylvia Plath to Dennis Lehane have called the city home. Whether you just want to be in the proximity of a library, or you're looking for a hotel with their own overloaded collection of books, there are plenty of options to turn the page around the Hub.

#6

Hotel Commonwealth

Why it made the list

For those who favor all things literary and luxurious, the Hotel Commonwealth's Reading Suite features its own cozy reading nook, as well as plenty of literature-inspired memorabilia, and collection of over 50 titles signed by authors that have stayed at the hotel. But they don't eschew modern technology either: The suite features two Flatpanel Smart TVs with Google Chromcast.

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#5

Westin Copley Place Boston

Why it made the list

Also just steps from the Boston Public Library is the refined Westin Copley Place. But if you want a book to call your own, just stroll through the connected walkway into the Prudential Center, where you'll find a Barnes and Noble.

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#4

The Godfrey Hotel Boston

Why it made the list

A good book and a cup of coffee are the perfect pair, which is why you'll spot guests from the Godfrey curling up with a mug in the hotel's cafe, George Howell Coffee. One of the city's most beloved used book stores, the Brattle Book Shop, is just around the corner.

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#3

Omni Parker House

Why it made the list

Charles Dickens famously stayed at the Omni Parker House, where he started his first American reading tour of A Christmas Carol. The event is recreated each year during the holidays.

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#2

Charles Hotel

Why it made the list

With Harvard, MIT, and a variety of other universities just around the corner, it's only appropriate that the Charles have a library of its own. Guests are allowed to borrow from the lobby-level collection, which includes works from many of the famous authors who have stayed there.

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#1

Ames Boston Hotel

Why it made the list

Breakfast is served daily in "The Library," a cozy room and communal workspace on the lobby level that features a diverse array of old books. (NOTE: i am still waiting for one important detail to be confirmed for this one.)

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  • 6. Hotel Commonwealth
    500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, USA,Boston,Massachusetts,USA,02215
  • 5. Westin Copley Place Boston
    10 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, USA
  • 4. The Godfrey Hotel Boston
    505 Washington St.,Boston,MA,02111
  • 3. Omni Parker House
    60 School St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, USA,Boston,MA,USA,02108
  • 2. Charles Hotel
    1 Bennett St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA,Boton,Massachusetts,USA,02138
  • 1. Ames Boston Hotel
    1 Court St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, USA,Boston,Massachusetts,USA,02108

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