Other areas to stay in Boston
The historically Italian neighborhood of the North End is a relatively safe area of Boston. In this this splendid area you can visit many landmarks, such as the Paul Revere House, Pierce-Hichborn House, Union Wharf or St Stephen’s Church. Hanover Street is the main street, filled with eateries like Bricco, Mike’s Pastry and Caffe Vittoria.
The small streets of the North End amplify noise, which does not make for a quiet stay, but what North End lacks in quiet it makes up in atmosphere. If you want to escape the noise, the Battery Wharf Hotel is a haven. Haymarket and Government Center are train stations close to the North End, which can connect you to shopping centers such as Cambridge Side Galleria, or to Logan International Airport.
Hotels in North End
Beautifully constructed Victorian houses line the streets of the South End. The quietness of Peters Park and the Blackstone Park make this a great place to stay. The South End is home to many clinics, which care for homeless and rehab patients. Staying south of Washington Avenue is a good idea for tourists. Shawmut Avenue and the SoWA Open Market are great places to shop for gifts, fresh food and more. You can easily walk to Back Bay or Chinatown from the South End. The Silver and Orange Lines of the train station give you easy access to other parts of Boston.
Hotels in South End
South Boston, also known as Southie, is the original neighborhood of many Irish immigrants to Boston. Nowadays, it welcomes a diverse group of races and nationalities that mingle together. The best place to stay in Southie is Boston’s Seaport Hotel, a stunning location by the water and in close proximity to restaurants and shops. Sullivan’s Castle Island, a remarkable landmark restaurant that has been family-owned since 1951, offers the typical New England fare of lobster rolls and clam chowder.
The closest T line that stop near South Boston is the Red Line, but Uber is a safer choice when traveling at night. Southie is very animated at night, but if you want to avoid busy or drunken crowds, you can head to the Seaport District for a less hectic night out.
Hotels in South Boston
This student village is home to the famous Boston College and Harvard Business School. Other must-see stops in this area are Union Square, Oak Square and McMullen Museum of Art. Public transportation is easy with the Green Line (B-service) which takes you to Washington Street, Packard’s Corner or Chestnut Hill Avenue. If you are after magical supplies or unconventional gifts, check out Ritual Arts at 153 Harvard Avenue. The area is less safe at night than Downtown or some of the more residential parts of Boston.
Hotels in Allston/Brighton
Beacon Hill is redolent with historical landmarks, such as Boston Common and the Massachusetts Statehouse. Given its close proximity to the Statehouse, most of the area is safe to visit at all times, except for Boston Common, which is best avoided at night. Places like the Sevens Ale House and Beacon Hill Pub are perfect spots for happy hour.
After Happy Hour and dinner in one of the areas good restaurants, head over to Guilt, 6B Lounge or the Icon Nightclub to dance the night away. The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro and Found Hotel Boston Common are comfortable and affordable hotels in Beacon Hill. The closest “T” stations to Beacon Hill are Tremont Street, Beacon Street and Park Street, which give you access to the Logan International, shopping centers and cinemas.
Hotels in Beacon Hill
The Emerald Necklace of parks is one of the famous landmarks in Jamaica Plain, which includes Jamaicaway and Jamaica Pond. Forest Hills Station also welcomes you to other areas in Boston, such as Jackson Square and Hyde Park. The Tres Gatos is an original restaurant that doubles as a tapas bar and bookstore. Jamaica Plain is not considered the safest area in Boston, so at night it’s best to travel in a group or get a Uber.
Hotels in Jamaica Plain
Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston. The Interstate 93, Route 99 and US 1 give visitors access by car or bus to Charlestown. The MBTA’s Orange Line serves many parts of the area and provides easy public transportation to the airport, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
Although there was once a Charlestown State Prison, it has been converted into the Bunker Hill Community College. This area is moderately safe for visitors who want to enjoy a trip to the Bunker Hill Monument or Charlestown Navy Yard. The Constitution Inn is an affordable and safe place to stay and offers services from Boston’s YMCA such a yoga, sauna and a basketball court.
Hotels in Charlestown
Fenway Park, home to the famous Boston Red Sox baseball team, may be the oldest ballpark in the USA, but it is not the only attraction in the Fenway/Kenmore area. Boylston Street – which starts in Fenway and runs through Back Bay - is home to the first restaurant opened in a former gas station, Tasty Burger. Shopping at the Van Ness Building gives you the pleasure of boutique-style shopping as well as urban shopping at Target. Other landmarks in this area are the New England Conservatory and Fenway Studios. There are plenty of transport facilities that lead to and from FenwayKenmore: the Green Line T station has connections to Government Center, the John F. Kennedy Museum and more. At night, the crowds in this area can get rowdy, with drunk college students taking over the streets and pickpockets lurking around, especially during a Red Sox game. Apart from these downsides, the area is safe.
Hotels in Fenway Kenmore