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Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in Boston, whether it's riding on the swan boats, going to a baseball game at Fenway Park, ice skating or playing in the fountain on Frog Pond, walking the Freedom Trail, taking a boat ride in Boston Harbor, checking out the Impressionist paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, watching Myrtle the Turtle, sharks and harbor seals at the New England Aquarium, or walking along the Charles River, but you'll need a fun place to stay. Kid-friendly hotels are easy to find on Travel for Kids.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family friendly hotels in Boston, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are near to fun things to do with kids. Hotels are selected for their amenities for families, such as indoor swimming pools, mini-fridges in rooms, proximity to supermarkets, restaurants or bakeries in the neighborhood, babysitting services, coin-operated laundry and more. Hotel policies can change, however, so be sure to check with the hotel at the time you make your reservation to be sure your desired family amenities are still available.

family hotels boston
  Waterfront Beacon Hill
  Around Public Garden Cambridge - Harvard Sq.
  Back Bay Cambridge - Kendall Sq.
  Fenway Logan Airport
    Waterfront
Marriott Long Wharf – Hotel is located on the water, next to the Aquarium and Christopher Columbus Park, rooms with two double beds (sleep 4) connecting rooms are available; mini-fridges in rooms; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with family-friendly food; coin-operated laundry; game room; restaurants, delis, bakeries at Quincy Market; fee car parking; indoor swimming pool.
  Boston Harbor Hotel – Hotel overlooks harbor at Rowes Wharf; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); milk and cookies for kids, stuffed animals for little kids at check-in; on-site restaurant and room service, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; babysitting can be arranged; crib available upon request; restaurants, bakery, and deli in the neighborhood; fee car parking.
 
Marriott Custom House – One bedroom suites, king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); suites have living and dining area, plus kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven; coin-operated laundry; game room; fee car parking; hotel is next to Quincy Market, with lots of eating places.
The Langham Hotel – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; babysitting can be arranged; room service and on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; crib available upon request; fee car parking; bakery and restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is located across from Post Office Square Park.
  Hilton Boston Dowtown– Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu and room service; crib available upon request; on-site convenience store; babysitting can be arranged; restaurants, deli and bakery in the neighborhood.
    Around the Public Garden
The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common – Hotel is located across from Boston Common; cookies at check-in, scavenger hunt in the hotel; rooms with two double beds or suites (sleep 4), and connecting rooms are available; baby toiletries and child-proofing kits; room service and on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with coloring book children's menu; stroller, crib or high chair available upon request; babysitting can be arranged.
Four Seasons Boston – Welcome gift at check-in, child-size bathrobes, complimentary children's and baby toiletries; milk and cookies at bedtime; on-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; child-proofing, wipes and bottle warmers; use of toys and children's movies; rooms (sleep 3), connecting rooms are available; complimentary crib or rollaway bed available upon request; babysitting can be arranged; restaurants and quick food in the neighborhood; fee car parking; hotel is right across from the Public Garden.
Taj Boston – Hotel is right across from the Public Garden; rooms with two double beds or children's suite, connecting rooms with king bedroom, second bedroom with two twin beds (sleep 4); microwave or mini-fridge available upon request; babysitting services can be arranged; 24 hour room service with children's menu; toys and games; restaurants in the neighborhood; fee car parking.
    Back Bay
The Lenox – Kids' gift at check-in and cookies at turn-down; mini-fridges in rooms; rooms with two double beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed available upon request; room service and on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with family-friendly; babysitting can be arranged, hotel is close to Prudential Center restaurants and food court, bakeries, supermarket in the neighborhood; fee car parking; one block from Copley T stop.
Westin Copley Place – Goodie bag at check-in; indoor swimming pool; rooms or junior suites with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges or rollaway bed available upon request; on-site restaurants and 24 hour rooms serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; for infants, diapers and wipes, stroller, crib available upon request; restaurants and bakery in the neighborhood.
Hilton Boston Back Bay – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; room service and on-site cafe, snack shop and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and with children's menu; crib available upon request; fee car parking; one block from Prudential Center restaurants, food court, bakery, ice cream, and the Hymes T stop.
Marriott Boston Copley Place – On-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu, 24 hour room service; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; crib or rollaway bed available upon request; restaurants, bakery in neighborhood (Prudential Center); fee car parking; indoor swimming pool.

Midtown Hotel – Seasonal outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; fee car parking; close to the Prudential Center with supermarket, restaurants, bakeries and ice cream; one block to Symphony T stop.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza – Historic hotel located right at Copley Square; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; cookies at check-in; room service serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; complimentary crib or rollaway available upon request; babysitting services can be arranged; fee car parking; restaurants, deli, bakery, convenience store in the neighborhood.

Courtyard Copley Square – Rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); complimentary crib or rollaway bed available upon request; mini-fridges in rooms; on-site restaurant for breakfast; across the street Prudential Center restaurants and food court; coin-operated laundry; fee car parking; two block to Copley T stop.

Sheraton Boston Hotel – Indoor/outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); microwave, mini-fridges, crib, rollaway bed available upon request; close to Prudential Center restaurants and food court; fee car parking.

Loews Boston Hotel – Rooms or suites with two double beds (sleep 4); mini-fridges in rooms; complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee) available upon request; mini-fridges in rooms; on-site restaurant serving family-friendly food, restaurants, cafes in the neighborhood.
    Fenway
  Tip: These hotels are very convenient if you're going to a baseball game at Fenway Park.
Residence Inn BackBay/ Fenway – Indoor swimming pool; breakfast buffet is included in the room rate; one bedroom or family suites with king bed plus two sofa bed, living dining area (sleep 3), two bedroom suites (sleep 4 - 6), connecting rooms are available; all suites with living/dining area and fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, utensils; convenience store on-site.

Hotel Commonwealth – Hotel is two blocks to Fenway Park; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); mini-fridge or rollaway bed available upon request; on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with family-friendly food; fee car parking; next to the Kenmore T stop.

Hotel Buckminster – Two bedroom or junior suites with two queen beds (sleep 4), rooms with one king bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); microwave and mini-fridges in all rooms; coin-operated laundry; restaurants and bakery in the neighborhood; walking distance to Fenway Park.
    Beacon Hill
Wyndham Beacon Hill – Outdoor (seasonal) swimming pool; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, room service; crib or rollaway bed available upon request; restaurants and bakery in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from Charles T stop.
    Cambridge - Around Harvard Square

The Charles Hotel – Indoor swimming pool; "Kids Kits" at check-in; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with family friendly food and 24 hour room service; crib available upon request; fee car parking; restaurants, bakery, ice cream in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from Harvard T stop; park and grass next door, outdoor skating rink in winter.

Harvard Square Hotel – Rooms with two double beds sleep 4, mini-fridges in rooms; crib available upon request; fee car parking; restaurants and bakeries in the neighborhood; one block from Harvard Square T stop
A Friendly Inn at Harvard – Rooms (sleep 4); continental breakfast is included in the room rate, free car parking, 5 minute walk to Harvard Square.

Best Western Hotel Tria – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with 2 double beds (sleep 4); continental breakfast is included in the room rate; mini-fridge available upon request; fee car parking; supermarket, bakery and casual eateries next door.

Tip: This hotel is located on the outskirts of Cambridge, near Fresh Pond, 10 minute walk to the Alewife T stop. You can use the T to get around, but it will be easier if you have a car.

    Cambridge - Around Kendall Square

Hotel Marlowe – Gift at check in, child-sized bathrobes; complimentary bike and kayak rentals; rooms with two double beds or suites (sleep 4); 24 hour room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner with family-friendly food; crib or booster chair available upon request; babysitting can be arranged; fee car parking; across the street from Cambridge Side Galleria (restaurants, bakery, deli), and close to the Museum of Science and Charles River.

  Marriott Residence Inn Cambridge Center – One bedroom suite queen plus sofa bed or two bedroom suites (two queen beds) (sleep 4); fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher, utensils and dishes; complimentary breakfast buffet; crib or rollaway bed available upon request; coin-operated laundry; indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; grocery shopping service; restaurants, bakery deli, ice cream in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from the Kendall T stop.

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston – Hotel overlooks the Charles River; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4), plus rollaway bed (sleeps 5); mini-fridges in rooms; indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; babysitting can be arranged; on-site restaurant and 24 hour room service with children's menu; across the street from Cambridge Side Galleria (restaurants, bakeries, ice cream); free shuttle to Boston.

The Kendall Hotel – Historic hotel (it was a firehouse in 1894), rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); full breakfast buffet is included in the room rate; close to the Kendall T stop; restaurants, bakery and deli in the neighborhood; fee car parking.

Marriott Cambridge – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed available upon request; on-site bakery and restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner; complimentary washer and dryer; fee car parking; restaurants and bakery in the neighborhood; one block from Kendall T stop.

Le Meridien – Hotel is across from University Park Commons; rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4), connecting room are available; crib or rollaway bed available upon request, also mini-fridges (fee); on-site restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner with family friendly food; fee car parking; supermarket and restaurants in the neighborhood.

    Airport
Embassy Suites Hotel – Breakfast is included in the room rate; two room suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two queen beds plus sofa bed (sleep 6); mini-fridges and microwave oven in rooms; indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; crib, high chair or rollaway bed available upon request; on-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; fee car parking; complimentary airport shuttle; coin-operated laundry.
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport – Outdoor swimming pool; rooms with two queen beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); crib available upon request; on-site restaurant; coin-operated laundry; free car parking; complimentary airport shuttle.
Hilton Boston Logan Airport – Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; fee car parking; complimentary airport shuttle.
Hyatt Boston Harbor – On-site restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner with children's menu and room service; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed available upon request; complimentary airport shuttle; fee car parking; indoor swimming pool.
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