Not only is it the main port of entry for water-borne visitors, but the Cruiseport of Boston– and the wider Seaport area it belongs to – is one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. Populated with microbreweries, artisanal bakeries and high-end restaurants, you won’t have to go far for something delicious to eat or drink here – especially if you’re staying at one of these nearby hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.
You’ll feel a real connection to the Seaport area heritage when you bed down in this converted warehouse. The large, upscale studios and suites really lean into the light industrial aesthetic without losing that luxury feel, with exposed beam ceilings, chunky factory-style windows and the original red brick walls serving as a rugged backdrop for sleek stainless steel kitchenettes, generous L-shaped sofas and bold pops of color.
The modern, chic digs here tread the line between sleek Scandi simplicity – with whitewashed walls, a monochromatic color palette and mid-century-style furniture – and rough-around-the-edges industrial, with raw concrete and exposed ductwork in the public areas. Whatever it is, it’s beautiful and we love it.
You’ll be sure to get the blues when you check into this harbor-front hotel – in a good way. The rooms have a singular maritime-toned color palette, with splashes of navy, royal blue and teal harmonizing expertly to paint a feeling of restful, refined luxury. A Nespresso coffee maker, bath products by boutique brand Diptyque and a marble-clad bathroom add the final flourish. Keeping things on-brand, there’s an excellent in-house seafood restaurant – Rowes Wharf Sea Grille – for when you fancy pushing the boat out.
Complimentary shoe shines, loaner bikes and artisan dog treats: The Whitney knows how to spoil its guests (and their pets). This Beacon Hill boutique has shot to the top of the city’s hotel league table since it opened in 2019, with its premier address, elegant monochromatic rooms and a highly-rated Italian restaurant, Peregrine. As a guest, you’ll also get exclusive discounts and offers from neighborhood boutique shops and businesses.
A block from the shops of Newbury Street and a twenty-minute walk from Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox – we think this 1900-built beaux-arts building sums up what the city is all about. As well as housing a classic Irish pub, there’s also an uber-sophisticated restaurant – Sólás – and a buzzy breakfast cafe, City Table. It’s equal parts friendly and sophisticated, classic and contemporary, which the rooms with their Italian marble bathrooms, Bose sound systems and cozy fireplaces, will attest to.
There are some curious details to be found at the Envoy. For starters, take the TV stands in the bedrooms, which have been designed to look like they were cobbled together from bicycle parts, complete with the wheel still attached. Take too, the giant chandelier in the lobby, a modernist tangle of yellow beads. That said, it’s not all eccentricities – the views from the Lookout rooftop bar are no joke.
Handsome guestrooms, a stunning historic façade, RUKA Restobar and excellent coffee are all on the menu at this boutique hotel. A minutes’ walk from the Downtown Crossing T station, this pre-war building is a five-minute walk from Boston Common park and fifteen from New England Aquarium. The calming, classically designed rooms feature ultra-fast wifi, luxury linens, widescreen televisions, Bose speakers and smartphone-to-TV media streaming, whilst the wider amenities include a bar, coffee shop and 24hr gym.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.