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What you should know about Back Bay

When can I find the best deals on Hotels in Back Bay, Boston?

Boston's Back Bay feels decidedly European. Well-heeled and affluent, the district is defined by pretty tree-lined streets backed by Victorian brownstone houses, boutique shops, and independent cafes. You can take a walk along the banks of the Charles River or settle in to a fabulous meal in one of the top restaurants. Some of the city's ritziest hotels can be found dotted around this district. The city swarms with tourists during the summer, but if you visit in September or October the weather can be just as pleasant, and the hotels drop their prices before the holiday season hike.

What are the Top Hotels in Back Bay, Boston?

If there's one hotel which is fittingly elegant for this chic area of Boston, it's The Westin Copley Place. After a day exploring the city, you can return to unwind at the Grettacole Spa, gorge on steak at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, the on-site restaurant, and then slump into the Westin's legendary 'Heavenly Bed'. The swish Boston Park Plaza has been overhauled through a multi-million-dollar renovation project completed in 2016 which has transformed the 1920s historic landmark building. The Fairmont Copley Plaza screams luxury. Expect chandeliered dining spaces, marble pillars, and dark wood paneled bar lounges.

Where are the best areas for Hotels in Back Bay, Boston?

You can't go wrong with a hotel near Boylston Street in the heart of Back Bay. If you love seafood, you're in luck. Be sure to drop into Luke's Lobster Back Bay, which serves up lip-smacking Maine lobster rolls, or Select Oyster Bay where you can gorge on these tasty bivalves in snug surroundings. Alternatively, running parallel is Newbury Street, another well-to-do spot with independent retail spaces, cafes, and classy bars. Towards the south of Back Bay, there's a cluster of hotels from which you can easily reach the Skywalk Observatory, giving 360-degree views of the city from 700 feet above the sidewalk.

What are Hotels like in Back Bay, Boston?

The hotels in Back Bay tend to be a little more luxurious than others in Boston. This is an exclusive neighborhood with historic buildings, and the hotels are very much in keeping with that style. It's not uncommon for the marble-pillared lobbies in many of the hotels to be larger than your home. Some are more traditional and you can expect waistcoat-wearing doormen, guestrooms that open up into private lounges, and antique furnishings. Others are a little more modern, with swish restaurants and Scandinavian-style white bedrooms. Either way, many have on-site bars and restaurants, plus facilities like swimming pools and fitness centers.

How much do Hotels typically cost in Back Bay, Boston?

The hotels command high prices in this affluent area, through there are deals to be found, particularly in the low season. If you're looking for the best of the best, you're going to have to pay anything between $300 and $675 a night. If you drop down a star or two, the hotels become a lot more wallet-friendly and you should be able to score a room from under $200. If you look around a little, and you don't mind staying towards the outskirts of the district, you can even find hotels as low as $150.

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