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Norfolk Hotels

If you’re searching for a rustic, small town getaway in a peaceful, rural setting, then look no further than Norfolk. This historic town, based just 50 minutes away from Boston in central Massachusetts, offers an easy-going atmosphere, punctuated by old-fashioned architecture, family-run restaurants, and bijou boutiques. Nature-lovers will find plenty to like in Norfolk too, from riverside walks to hilly hikes, where the unblemished countryside’s abundant wildlife thrives.

Things to see

Start your day by experiencing Norfolk’s top outdoor activity. Take a 20 minute walk from the sleepy town center along North Street, and find yourself at the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, a 98 acre stretch of lush green marshland. The Sanctuary is centered around a sparkling reservoir, and provides a system of boardwalks that crisscross through leafy forests, grassy fields, and over the shimmering waters. Here, you can spot rare yellow-bellied birds and smooth-shelled turtles. Serious outdoorsy types looking for raw, wild adventure should visit the Blue Hills Reservation, an unspoiled 6,000 acre state park, where hiking trails - ranging from novice to endurance - cut through its forests, meadows, and up to the Great Blue Hill itself. Back in Norfolk center, stop by some of the town’s historic sights. Visit the Norfolk Grange Hall, a former First Baptist church, built in 1863. Marvel at its old-world, white-washed wooden exterior and tiny bell tower.

Hotels in Norfolk

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, you’ll be pleased to find plenty of cheap hotels in Norfolk, such as the value 2-star inns and suites. This no-fuss accommodation provides hassle-free comfort and convenience, offering spacious guestrooms with free in-room WiFi, and free breakfasts to start your day right. For something slightly more fancy, stay in a 3-star hotel, and enjoy swimming pools and fitness centers. If you’re looking for a taste of lavish luxury, a 4-star Norfolk hotel is for you. Dine in the opulent banquet halls, unwind in the stylish hotel bars, and recline on the enormous, downy beds.

Where to stay

Norfolk’s town center is quaint and compact - the ideal location for couples and families who want to immerse themselves in a neighborly environment with a picturesque backdrop of 19th century houses and tranquil, tree-lined streets. Visit the town’s classic American restaurants and friendly taverns. If you’re dedicated to exploring Norfolk County’s great outdoors, then stay north of the town, near Norwood or Braintree, for immediate access to the Blue Hills Reservation. For those that crave a big-city vibe, inspiring museums, and an indulgent shopping scene, the nearby city of Boston has it all.

How to get to Norfolk

The easiest way to reach Norfolk is via Boston. If you’re flying into the area, catch a plane to Boston’s Logan International Airport, which serves dozens of domestic flights and plenty of international flights - from cities like London and Paris. From the airport, either hop in a cab or take the public SL1 bus to South Station, where you can jump on the purple line metro to Forge Park, getting off at Norfolk. This takes around 40 minutes from South Station. Alternatively, you can hire a car at the airport and drive to Norfolk, which should take around an hour. Once there, explore the town on foot, or take the metro to central Boston.