This post is in partnership with New England Inns & Resorts, an organization that is a collection of more than 300 inns, hotels and resorts in New England, and a client of my marketing business, Shored Up Digital. Discover more about NEIRA, plus take a look at these three Boston hotels I’m loving lately!
Omni Parker House Hotel
The Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston boasts a rich and storied culinary history that has left mark on the city’s dining scene. Established in 1855, the hotel has been a culinary haven for Bostonians and visitors alike for over a century and a half. One of its most famous creations is the Boston Cream Pie, which was invented here in the 19th century by the hotel’s French chef. This delectable dessert has since become a quintessential Bostonian treat, featuring layers of sponge cake filled with custard and topped with a glossy chocolate glaze. It’s no exaggeration to say that the Boston Cream Pie has become an iconic symbol of the city and a must-try for anyone visiting Boston. Get my own version of this pie, click here for the recipe.
In addition to the Boston Cream Pie, the Omni Parker House has hosted countless luminaries, including Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John F. Kennedy – and you can hear all about them in the Instagram Reel I linked below. The hotel’s dining establishments, such as the Parker’s Restaurant, have been renowned for their commitment to fine dining and culinary innovation. With its rich history, iconic dishes, and a tradition of hosting influential figures, the Omni Parker House Hotel continues to be a cherished culinary landmark in the heart of Boston, celebrating both the city’s culinary heritage and its enduring commitment to excellence in hospitality. It’s a hotel that both my husband and I keep coming back to, for it’s hospitality and great service.
Another culinary addition that this hotel brought to us are The Parker House Rolls, originating during the 19th century, are famous for their accidental creation by the hotel’s baker, Malcolm Livingston. These buttery, soft rolls, characterized by their slightly crisp exterior and brushed with melted butter, have become an iconic symbol of Boston’s culinary heritage. The Omni Parker House’s commitment to culinary excellence has solidified the roll’s reputation, making it a cherished part of American dining culture and a must-try comfort food enjoyed across the United States. I’ve had them in restaurants everywhere from New York to Nashville.
Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
The Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina is an exceptional choice for visitors to Boston seeking a unique and luxurious lodging experience. Situated on the waterfront in the historic North End, this boutique inn and marina offers unparalleled views of Boston Harbor and the city skyline. Its prime location allows guests to easily explore some of Boston’s most iconic attractions, including the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and the vibrant restaurants and cafes of the North End, known for its delicious Italian cuisine. The inn’s proximity to the city’s major transportation hubs, such as Logan International Airport and the MBTA, ensures convenient access to all that Boston has to offer. We also loved how many of our favorite restaurants in the North End where just steps away, which makes this spot ideal for date nights!
What truly sets the Boston Yacht Haven apart is its commitment to providing top-tier service and a sense of serenity amidst the bustling city. The well-appointed suites offer a blend of modern luxury and nautical charm, each with private balconies overlooking the marina or harbor. The marina itself accommodates yachts of all sizes, making it an ideal choice for boat enthusiasts. It truly was an experience as the location is gorgeous and the water view from our room was exceptional.
Additionally, the inn offers a complimentary continental breakfast and a dedicated concierge service, ensuring that guests receive personalized recommendations and assistance to make the most of their Boston experience. Whether you’re a leisure traveler or a boating enthusiast, the Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city, combining comfort, convenience, and breathtaking waterfront views for an unforgettable stay in Boston.
The Revolution Hotel
The Revolution Hotel, located in the vibrant South End neighborhood of Boston, offers a unique blend of modern style and historical charm. This boutique hotel is situated in a former YWCA building, and its design pays homage to Boston’s revolutionary history with eclectic and vibrant artistic decor. The hotel offers a range of room options, including private and shared accommodations, making it an ideal choice for solo travelers, couples, and groups. Guests can enjoy amenities plus vibrant lobby area for socializing and working. With its central location, the Revolution Hotel is within easy reach of many of Boston’s attractions and dining options.
Surrounding the Revolution Hotel, you will find a diverse array of restaurants and coffee shops to suit various tastes and preferences. The South End neighborhood is known for its culinary scene, and nearby eateries include popular options like Myers + Chang, a contemporary Asian-inspired restaurant, and Toro, a Spanish tapas spot. For coffee lovers, the renowned Render Coffee and Blackbird Doughnuts are just a short walk away, offering a delightful caffeine fix and delicious pastries. With its prime location in the South End, the Revolution Hotel provides guests with convenient access to some of Boston’s finest dining and coffee experiences.
Traveler Tip: the best part of this hotel is the accessible and incredible coffee right in their lobby! Kohi Coffee Co., a popular coffee company based in Provincetown, has an outpost at The Revolution Hotel lobby, so you do’t have to go far to secure that first cup of caffeine we all need so much early morning!