Boston City Guide

Boston Hotels Guide

©2006 The Four Seasons Hotel, Boston The Four Seasons Hotel Boston is conveniently located across from the Beacon's Hill Public Garden.

The Mobil Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel Boston (200 Boylston St) is elegant, yet unpretentious and enjoys an incredible location across from the Beacon Hill's Public Garden. Another excellent choice is the Taj Boston (15 Arlington St), which also overlooks the Public Garden. The Mobil Four-Star Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common (10 Avery St) is a hotel of classic grandeur. With period reproduction furniture and wood-burning fireplaces, this Ritz is very much "old Boston."

The Mobil Four-Star XV Beacon (15 Beacon St) is a turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts building in Beacon Hill features artwork created by well-known artists and guest rooms decorated in an eclectic style different from traditional Boston décor.

Boston is an extremely popular tourist destination from April through November. But Boston does have a low season, so hotel prices tend to go south for the winter. Generally many Boston hotel deals are available from January to March.

So if you don't like crowds, are looking for a good deal and you don't mind the cold, bring a warm coat and boots and enjoy a visit to Boston in the winter. Hotel taxes average 12.5 percent and include a state sales tax, occupancy tax, and a convention center tax.

The restaurants in Boston offer a myriad of culinary delights, from traditional "Yankee fare" to lobster fritters to Boston Cream Pie. Read about dining in Boston on the next page.