Best Western

BEST WESTERN PLUS Roundhouse Suites

891 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118-2607
Phone: 617/989-1000   |   Fax: 617/541-9588   |   92 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

For hotels in downtown Boston offering great value and friendly service look no further than the BEST WESTERN PLUS Roundhouse Suites. Our location is what really stands out and makes tourism and business travel a breeze.

If you’re searching for Boston hotels near Fenway Park and the observation tower we are the perfect choice. There are plenty of activities to do in Boston, so catch a game at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox’ during the baseball season. When travelers come to Boston we’re happy to accommodate by offering group excursions of the city including year-round stadium tours.

All of the Boston hospitals (Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center) and the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center are other reasons why many of our guests stay with us. If you’re here for a special event, visiting a loved one at the hospital or for tourism, you deserve an unbeatable location. That’s exactly what we deliver at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Roundhouse Suites because we understand convenience is a top priority.

For hotels near downtown Boston, we’re just minutes from the big city, which helps provide the fantastic value that our guests deserve. From the Boston Marathon to the rich history of the city, there’s no shortage of attractions close to this Boston hotel. Check out the original Cheers Bar, or explore the incredible delicacies of the city. Irish festivals and St. Patrick’s Day are huge here, and we welcome travelers who come to engage in the festivities.

No matter what brings you to Boston, count on a reputable hotel to provide you with the accommodations you deserve. Free parking, free breakfast, free shuttle to the local train stations are all yours for a competitive price at this all-suite Boston hotel that sleeps up to five in a double room. Who says staying city-adjacent has to be expensive? Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Complimentary full breakfast, includes hot buffet breakfast with fresh make your own waffles. Choice of breads, pastries, coffee and selection of teas.
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour
  • Dry cleaning
  • Local shuttle, schedule available at the front desk. Please note the shuttle does not go to the airport.
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ice/vending machines Available in the lobby and on floors
  • Business center, 24-hours
  • Fax services, complimentary incoming fax
  • Photocopy services
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • Multilingual staff, (French, Hindi, Urdu, Creole, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Express check out By request
  • Cable or satellite television Cable/Lodgenet services
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Executive/club floors/VIP services Best Western Rewards floor includes complimentary bottles of water, luxury bathroom amenities and Wolfgang Puck Tea and Coffee
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services TDD phones
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, permit received at front desk
  • Free parking, permit received at front desk
  • Outdoor parking, permit received at front desk
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary newspaper available in lobby
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby 24 hours
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Complimetary limited on-site parking
  • Complimetary local shuttle to and from the T-station and the Boston Medical Centre only
  • Complimentary guest treat in the evening
  • Limo Service from the hotel to the airport for a nominal fee of $35

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Conveniently located, the best western plus roundhouse suites in Boston, Massachusetts is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.331835  /  Latitude: -71.071285


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BEST WESTERN PLUS Roundhouse Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Babson College

A private business school located in Wellesley near Boston and Framingham, Babson College was founded in 1919 and focuses on providing bachelor's and master's degrees in entrepreneurship and business.

Alongside promoting its entrepreneurial lifestyle and educating future entrepreneur, Babson hosts the annual Babson Business Plan, which awards cash prizes and investment opportunities to students and their business ideas.

The Babson Beavers represent Babson in 22 varsity sports and compete in NCAA's Division III. Popular teams include ice hockey, alpine ski, and golf.


Boston African American National Historic Site

Located on the north slope of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Boston African American National Historic Site documents the lives and struggles of the Greater Boston region's African American community during the 19th century.

As part of the Black Heritage Trail, the site offers walks through the city and the chance to visit landmark attractions like the Museum of African American History, the African Meeting House, and the Abiel Smith School.

Ranger-guided tours are readily available alongside year-long programs at the Museum of African American History.

Boston College

Located in Chestnut Hill minutes away from downtown Boston, Boston College is one of the largest univerisites in the greater Boston area. It enrolls over 14,000 students, including 9,000 undergraduates, and is divided into nine colleges and schools.

BC has also acquired numerous high-rankings among national universities and is one of Boston's best known schools academically and atheltically.

As the Boston College Eagles, the 29 varsity athletic teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA's Division I. Popular games are played at the Alumni Stadium for football, the Conte Forum for basketball, and the Kelley Rink for ice hockey.

Boston Duck Tours

Explore Boston Harbor on one of the popular Boston Duck Boats on your next visit to Massachusetts. Boston Duck Boats is a privately owned company offering departure locations throughout Boston – at the New England Aquarium, the Prudential Center, and the Museum of Science. Operating in Boston since 1997, Boston Duck Tours have become one of the most popular attractions in the state. Rides on the Duck Boats range in time, from 80 minutes to 65. 

The Boston Duck Boats are modified versions of the DUKW, a six-wheeled amphibious vehicle designed, in part, by GMC for use in World War II. The DUKW was named by GMC, not the military – the D indicates it was designed in 1942, the U stands for Utility, the K indicates it has driven front wheels, and the W means it has two, powered rear axles. The Boston Duck Boats also act as parade vehicles in Boston whenever a sports team wins a championship, carrying players and coaches on the parade route. 

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

This recreational area covers 34 islands in the Boston Harbor and offers access to the Civil War-era Fort Andrews, lush hiking trails, tide pools, and numerous outdoor activities.

Accessible only by boat or quick ferry from downtown Boston, the Islands features pastimes like fort exploring, fishing, swimming, boat cruises, biking, and theater performances under the stars in the summer.

On the mainland, visitors are free to access four peninsula areas by automobile in and around the Greater Boston area.


Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon

Watch or Run the Marathon

Held annually on Patriot’s Day, the Boston Marathon is the oldest yearly marathon in the world. Established in 1897, the Boston Marathon draws 500,000 visitors to the greater Boston area on Patriot’s Day – the third Monday in April, also known as Marathon Monday.

Managed by the Boston Athletic Association, the Centennial Boston Marathon is labeled as the world's largest marathon – drawing more than 38,000 entrants. Whether participating or spectating the annual Boston Marathon, rest easy at a Best Western hotel in Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Quincy, or Waltham.

Boston National Historical Park

Boston Natl. Historic Park

Experience Authentic Boston History

Established as a national park in 1974, the Boston National Historical Park is a collection of eight National Historic Landmarks depicting Boston’s part in the American Revolution. Seven of the eight sites are found along the Freedom Trail – a popular guided tour in Massachusetts.

Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Boston National Historical Park consists of the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard, Dorchester Heights, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Paul Revere House.

Boston University

You'll find Boston University just inland of the Charles River in eastern Massachusetts near downtown Boston. Established in 1839 as a private institution, Boston University is set upon a charming campus of 135 acres, yielding tremendous views of the Charles River and the Charles River Reservation II. Visit from nearby cities like Quincy or Cambridge and check out Marsh Plaza, one of the first completed sections of BU's campus. 

As your enjoy your campus tour – whether it be for a look at history, or if you're looking at schools with you high school senior – don't miss Shelton Hall or Warren Towers, a dormitory ranked second in overall size, not including military dorms. You can take a peek at Mugar Memorial Library, or The Castle. Owned by the university, The BU Castle is used to hose events, galas, and concerts. In Sports, the BU Terriers are an NCAA Division I team, competing across three conferences: Hockey East, Colonial Athletic Association, and the Patriot League. 

Emerson College

A private coeducational university serving undergraduates and graduates, Emerson College is located in downtown Boston. Emerson offers over three dozen degrees and a comprehensive education dedicated to the liberal arts spectrum.

Notable for its downtown and cosmopolitan campus, Emerson also features an extensive film program and the Engagement Game Lab, which allows for students and people to become involved with civic engagement.

Emerson is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). As the Emerson Lions, student-athletes participate in various sports such as lacrosse, basketball, tennis, and volleyball.

Emmanuel College

Founded in 1919, Emmanuel College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The campus serves more than 2,500 students, with the majority being undergraduates.

Emmanuel offers over 50 majors, minors, and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences and encourages students to participate in service learning, study abroad, and student research.

Competing in Division III's Great Northeast Athletic Conference, the Emmanuel Saints sponsor 17 varsity sports teams. Catch sporting events like basketball, cross-country, tennis, lacrosse, and volleyball.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Watch the Red Sox Play at Fenway

The oldest active stadium in Major League Baseball, Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox. Established in 1912, Fenway Park is one of two traditional ballparks in use, and found on the National Register of Historic Places.

A major attraction in Boston and Massachusetts, Fenway Park is set in Kenmore Square, and seats nearly 40,000 baseball fans. Classic Fenway Park attractions include the Green Monster, Williamsburg, Pesky's Pole, and the Lone Red Seat.

Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site

Honoring the legacy of America's founder of American landscape architecture and the country's most recognizable park marker, the Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site is located in Brookline near Boston.

The site includes the "Fairsted" home and office of Olmstead, preserved as it once was in his time and open to ranger-guided tours. The tours also cover the grounds' rustic barn and designed landscape.

The Greater Boston attraction also features self-guided tours of changing exhibits, held throughout the year.

Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Home of the New England Patriots

Home field of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium is a must-visit attraction for the sports fan in your group. Opened in 2002, Gillette Stadium was originally known as CMGI Field. Gillette Stadium is also home to the New England Revolution of the MLS, and is the home field for the University of Massachusetts football program. Seating nearly 69,000 fans for football games, and a little more than 22,000 for soccer games, Gillette Stadium is a wonderful piece of architecture on the eastern Massachusetts landscape.

The NFL season kicks on in September and plays through to February for the Super Bowl – remember those dates when planning on a Patriots game. Only minutes from nearby Sharon, Gillette Stadium is a busy place – March sees the beginning of the MLS season, and nearby high schools use the field to play end-of-season championship games.

Hynes Convention Center

On your next visit to Massachusetts head east and check out Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Officially known as John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, it's located near downtown Boston just south of the Charles River. Built in 1988, Hynes Convention Center features close to 193,000 square feet of exhibition space, allowing it to host up to four events at the same time across 38 permanent rooms. 

Whatever time of year you choose to visit the general Boston area, be sure to drive in from nearby cities like Quincy and Cambridge – you won't want to miss out on sterling annual events held at Hynes Convention Center. During the spring, be sure check out Anime Boston, a three-day celebration of comic sci-fi, super heroes, and everything comic books. When you visit during the winter, enjoy a year-end celebration at Hynes Convention Center at the annual First Night – it's a traditional Boston New Years celebration dating back to 1975. 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a premier destination in Boston for travelers seeking historic sites. As a philanthropist and art collector, Isabella Stewart Gardner established the museum in 1903 with a grand opening performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a block southwest of the Museum of Fine Arts, and across the street from Evans Way Park

The design of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was to emulate the Venetian Palazzo Barbaro. On your visit into Boston, set aside some time to explore the Isabella Stewart Gernder Museum – open for business year round, minus any major holidays and Tuesdays. You'll certainly want to check out some of the permanent art displays, like the Death and the Assumption of the Virgin found in the Early Italian Room. Don't miss the Gothic Room where you'll spot the Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner. 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

Located in Brookline just south of downtown Boston, the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the Kennedy family's first home and the birthplace of JFK.

Opened in 1966 by Rose Kennedy, the President's mother, the home is preserved as it once was during JFK's early days and offers a glimpse at the values, lessons, and expectations taught in the home.

In the summer, the site is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the winter, this Greater Boston site is closed except for private guided tours.

Lasell College

Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional academic fields, Lasell College is a Newton college which enrolls approximately 1,800 students. It is located around 7 miles west of downtown Boston in the greater Boston area and is close to the Lasell Neighborhood Historic District.

Lasell is a member of three New England athletic conferences and participates in nine varsity sports at the Division III level. As the Lasell Lasers, student-athlete compete in popular sports such as baseball, volleyball, field hockey, softball, and basketball.


Logan International Airport

Logan Intl. Airport

Fly Safely To and From Logan International Airport

New England’s largest airport, the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS) is a public airport serving the Boston metropolitan area. Set in Massachusetts, BOS is owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Covering 2,384 acres, BOS features six runways, four terminals, and 103 gates – serviced by major airlines like American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. A hub for Penair and Cape Air – and a focus city for JetBlue Airways – BOS is relieved by Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

True to its name, the Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the 19th century's most famous poets. The home also acted as the headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston from July 1775 to April 1776.

Today, this Cambridge and Greater Boston attraction offers ranger-guided 45-minute tours of the first and second floors of the house. Topics are varied, but generally include the influences of Longfellow's poetry, the events during Washington's residency, and comments on the preserved art and furniture of the house.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a highly regarded school in Cambridge, found just along the banks of the Charles River. A short drive from nearby Boston, MIT, as it is most commonly known, was founded in 1861, opened its doors in 1865, and today features a charming 186-acre campus. On your visit to MIT, be sure to check out the MIT List Visual Arts Center where you can see Frank Stella's Loohooloo. The MIT Museum is another ideal destination. 

Continue your exploration of MIT and experience the interactive displays of the Corridor Laboratory. While MIT carries a reputation as a leader in math and science research, the school also features exciting athletic teams. Competing within the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, the MIT Engineers play football, men's lacrosse, and even women's crew. Enjoy your next visit to eastern Massachusetts with a tour of MIT.

Mount Ida College

A private college in Newton, Mount Ida College enrolls 1,300 students at its campus west of Boston and the Boston area. It offers professional undergraduate and graduate degrees at its fours schools, which include the Schools of Applies Science, Design, Business, and Social Science & Humanities.

As the Mount Ida Mustangs, student-athletes compete in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference of Division III. Its eleven varsity sports include basketball, football, lacrosse, and soccer.

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is an ideal destination for any traveler looking for a collection of some of the worlds most highly regarded art. With over 450,000 pieces in its collection, the Museum of Fine Arts will no doubt keep you busy and on your toes when you visit. Make your next trip into the eastern half of Massachusetts a memorable one and visit the Museum of Fine Arts. 

Though it was founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts didn't move into its current location, southwest of downtown Boston, until 1909. The Museum of Fine Arts is just across from the Muddy River, and only a block northeast from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. On your tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, be sure to check out the Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart or The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Sargent – two of the finest pantings in the collection. There are also a number different Egyptian sculptures and statues to view. 

Museum of Science - Boston

Most trips into Massachusetts usually yield a visit or two into Boston. A city rich in history and culture, Boston features an eclectic array of attractions, from sports venues to early American landmarks. On your tour of the area, be sure to visit the Museum of Science. With more than 700 interactive exhibits and displays, the Museum of Science in Boston is an ideal way to enjoy an afternoon. 

In 1864 the Boston Society of Natural History opened a building known as the New England Museum of Natural History. Today, the very same building is known as the Museum of Science, Boston. Enjoy a slew of permanent exhibits, like A Bird's World, the Butterfly Garden, Bradford Washburn: The Man Behind the Lens, and the very popular Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic.

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Sea Life at the New England Aquarium

Hosting more than one million annual visitors, the New England Aquarium is a major attraction in Boston and Massachusetts. Home to more than 20,000 animals and 600 species, the 75,000-square-foot aquarium aquarium also features the seasonal Whale Watch program, and the Simons IMAX Theatre.

Established in 1962, the New England Aquarium is located on Boston's Central Wharf, found along Atlantic Avenue. Visitors of the aquarium can expect to see penguin feedings, Giant Ocean tank divers, and fur seal training sessions.

Newbury College

A private and independent college, Newbury College is located a few miles from downtown Boston in Brookline and the greater Boston area. Originally founded in 1962, Newbury today offers its students bachelors' and associate degree programs in over 20 majors. The college is divided into three schools: Arts, Design & Management, Business & Management, and Hotel & Restaurant Management.

As a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Newbury Nighthawks compete in 13 varsity sports. Popular and successful programs include the men's volleyball team, men's basketball team, and men's baseball.

Northeastern University

A private research university located in the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston, Northeastern University serves 13,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduates. Its comprehensive education programs offers students degrees through nine college and schools.

Its 65 departments notably include pre-med programs, study abroad opportunities, and research institutions such as the Anti-microbial Discovery Center, Marine Science Center, Institute on Race and Justice, and Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine.

The Northeastern Huskies include 17 varsity teams. Notable teams include men and women's ice hockey, men and women's basketball, baseball, men and women's soccer, and men and women's rowing.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Consisting of 12 historic structures and 1 replica tall-ship, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site is located along the waterfront of Salem Harbor in Massachusetts.

Founded in 1938, the site was the first National Historic Site established in the United States. Today, the site traces the trading and maritime history of the region, from the colonial era to post-American Revolution independence.

Notable sites include the Derby House, Derby Wharf, and the Friendship of Salem ship replica, docked off Derby Street. The sites are located north of Boston.

Salem State University

Located in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State University is found fifteen miles north of Boston in the greater Boston area. Today, this public university enrolls approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Its academic offerings include Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Masters of Business Administration, Post Masters Certifications, and Continuing Education courses.

As the Salem State Vikings, the school is a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). Sports include basketball, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball.

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Known as the birthplace of the American iron and steel industry, the Saugus Iron Works is located on the banks of the Saugus River in the historical Saugus Colony near Boston.

Today, the nine-acre National Park offers a picture of what steel and iron manufacturing looked like in the 1600's. Explore and catch glimpses of working waterwheels, hot forges, and mills set alongside the Saugus River basin.

Visitors are free to take a ranger-guided tour, become a Junior Ranger, explore the Saugus Iron Works Museum, and enjoy the nature trail. This Massachusetts attraction is open from mid-April to November.

Simmons College

On your next visit to Boston, be sure to visit and explore the campus at Simmons College. As one of the premier colleges in the Boston area, Simmons College is a must-see for anyone thinking about college – from high school teens to those looking to continue their education in Boston.

Simmons College was established in 1899, and to this day is a women's only undergraduate college. Interestingly, though, Simmons College is co-ed in the graduate school. The school is private and features a charming campus only minutes south from the famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Suffolk University

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is a private university located in the downtown area of Boston. The campus serves more than 10,000 students.

Academically, Suffolk is divided into three schools: the Suffolk University Law School, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Sawyer Business School. Its law school is known nation-wide.

Competing in Division III's Great Northeast Athletic Conference, the Suffolk Saints sponsor 13 varsity sports teams. Catch sporting events like basketball, cross-country, tennis, and volleyball. 

TD Garden

The TD Garden

TD Garden – Home of the Celtics and Bruins

Built in 1995, the TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena located in Boston. Home to sporting events, concerts, and expos, the TD Garden was originally known as the Shawmut Center, then it became the FleetCenter, and in 2009 finally became the TD Garden. Only about a mile away from the Government Center at Scollay Square, the TD Garden is a must visit attraction on your next trek into Massachusetts.

Most notably, the TD Garden is home to the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins. Sports fans from across the state travel to downtown Boston during the fall for exciting NBA action when the Celtics take the floor. Hockey fans in the area are no stranger to the TD Garden – the fall also features thrilling NHL hits and slap shots on the ice when the Boston Bruins play.

Tufts University

Plan a visit to Massachusetts and head for Medford to explore Tufts University. Established in 1852, Tufts University is a private, non-profit university. The land on Walnut Hill where the campus is located was donated by Charles Tufts. A short trip from nearby Boston, the campus at Tufts University features some iconic highlights – don't miss out on The Tufts Cannon, Tisch Library, or the Bendetson Hall

Sports fans exploring Medford and Tufts University can check out all of the excitement of the Jumbos. The Tufts University Jumbos compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, a Division III conference. The Jumbos football team plays home games at Zimman Field, and the Jumbos soccer team plays home games at Kraft Field. During the spring, make your way to Huskins Field, home of the Jumbos baseball team.

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Also known as UMass Boston, the University of Massachusetts Boston is the third-largest campus in the UMass system. Located on the Harbor Point peninsula in Boston, UMass Boston enrolls over 16,500 students.

Notable landmarks on the Boston campus include the JFK Presidential Library next door and research institutes such as the Institute for Community Inclusion, the Center for Survey Research, and the Urban Harbors Institute.

The UMass Boston athletics program participates in 18 varsity sports and is known as the UMass Boston Beacons. Notably, the women's indoor and outdoor track & field have won NCAA Division III championships. 


Wellesley College

 A liberal arts college for women, Wellesley College is located in Wellesley west of Boston in the greater Boston area. A member of the Seven Sisters of colleges, Wellesley enrolls around 2,200 students each year.

The school offers over 30 departmental majors alongside over 20 interdepartmental majors. Students can also access academic centers like the Wellesley Centers for Women, the Center for Research on Women, and the Stone Center for Development Services and Studies.

Competing as the Wellesley Blue, the school offers 14 varsity sport programs and competes in the New England Women's and Men's Conference. Popular sports include lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, and crew.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

An independent technical and enginerring college, the Wentworth Insitute of Technology is located a few miles from downtown Boston in the greater Boston area. Originally founded in 1904, WIT today offers its students career-focused bachelors' and master's degree programs in 15 majors. The college is divided into seven academic departments.

As a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Wentworth Leopards compete in 15 varsity sports. Popular and successful programs include the hockey teams, men's basketball team, and men's baseball.

Wheelock College

Found in 1888, Wheelock College offers its 800 undergraduates and 500 postgraduates numerous degrees that focus on the Arts & Sciences, Education, and Social Work & Family Studies. The campus is located in the Fenway neighborhood of greater Boston.

As a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, Wheelock also participates in the NCAA Division III and the New England Collegiate Conference. As the Wheelock Wildcats, its eleven varsity athletic teams include lacrosse, soccer, cross country, and basketball.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.50 mile(s) from Prudential Center, here you'll find the Skywalk Observatory and unique shopping, including places like Vineyard Vines, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Vera Bradley. Plus you'll find a variety of popular activities and restaurants such as Wagamama and 5 Napkin Burger, and it’s all under one roof.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Copley Square, is one of Boston's most picturesque public parks. Framed by Boston's beautiful public library, the colonnades of Trinity Church, and the glassy spear of the John Hancock Tower, Copley Square is a welcome destination.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Boston Public Gardens, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park located in the heart of Boston, adjacent to Boston Common. Boston's Public Garden is where you will find the famous Make Way for Ducking statues, go for a swan boat ride and gorgeous tulips in the spring.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the green monster. Tours are available year round.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Boston Common, the starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. The park is almost 50 acres in size.
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market, are adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall. It is a well-traveled part of Boston's Freedom Trail. Quincy Market combines the glories of the past with the vitality of the present with more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, 40 food court stops and Boston's most popular comedy club.
  • 3.50 mile(s) from TD Garden, home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics, as well as world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, ice shows and so much more.
  • 2 mile(s) from The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, is the largest exhibition center in Northeastern United States, with some 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sam Adams Brewery, learn all about the history of the Samuel Adams brand, experience the entire craft brewing process, taste the special malts and smell the Hallertau hops used to brew Samuel Adams®, and, of course, sample a few of the award winning beers.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Franklin Park Zoo, visit Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and see our big cats, gorillas, alligators, birds and more.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Chinatown, Boston’s Chinatown is rich with history, tradition, excitement, gifts, culture, and great food.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from State House
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Boston Public Library
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Black Falcon Cruise Port, located on the South Boston waterfront.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from USS Constitution
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Museum of Science
  • 2 mile(s) from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum , displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Museum itself provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner's inventive creation.
  • 2 mile(s) from Musem of Fine Art, is one of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
  • 2 mile(s) from Seaport District, warehouses, shipping piers and railroad tracks create an environment of industrial authenticity for the luxury lofts taking shape in the Seaport District. Also known as the South Boston Waterfront, this area is in the throes of an exciting renaissance. Home to The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Children’s Museum, Harbor Walk and South Station Transportation Center, the Seaport District is just east of the Fort Point Channel and is the epicenter of Boston’s convention and exhibition activity.
  • 5 mile(s) from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston and explore educational activities and kids attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO®.
  • 2 mile(s) from Little Italy, though more than 80 restaurants and patisseries line the narrow cobblestone streets of Boston’s Little Italy, there is still something more to discover from the buildings, shops and people of the North End. As Boston’s first neighborhood, the North End evolved from an isolated village to the home of American Revolutionists to Irish haven and finally to Little Italy. Whether you live here or are visiting for a few days, visit these sites and shops or hop on the guided tours to learn more about the oldest neighborhood that offers Italian food, history and antique treasures.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Prudential Center, here you will find unique shopping, including places like Vineyard Vines, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora and Vera Bradley.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Newbury Street, Boston's most enchanting street. Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques and fabulous dining. Boston’s Newbury Street has something for everyone. High-end boutique shops.
  • 0.33 mile(s) from Target
  • 0.33 mile(s) from Best Buy
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Copley Place Mall
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Assembly Row, desirable brands that are fashion forward and walled friendly to make a style all your own. Outlets shops.

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Cambridge
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Salem
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Lowell
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Hyannis
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Boston Medical Center
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Boston Children's Hospital
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital
  • 1.50 mile(s)from Longwood Medical Hospital
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Harvard Medical Center, Harvard Medical Center- shuttle service from hotel
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gillette Staduim, Gillette Stadium, New England's premier sports, entertainment and event venue. Home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution
  • 2 mile(s) from Financial District
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Boston University Medical School
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Boston University Dental School
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Northeastern Univeristy
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Berklee College of Music
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • 2.50 mile(s) from University of Massachusetts Boston
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Emerson College
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Lesley College
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Simmons College
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Suffolk University
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Harvard University

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Castle Island

Nearby Restaurants

  • 1.50 mile(s) from Fire and Ice, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Cheers, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, famous restaurant from the Cheers television show
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Quincy Market, Buffet, International, Open for: lunch, dinner, unique restaurants in a row
  • 13.3 mile(s) from Walburger Boston, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Gourmet burgers, drinks and fun!
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Legal Seafoods, Bar/Lounge, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from No Name Restaurant, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from New Market Pizza, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from McDonald's®, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,

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Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Boston. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

October 2015

October 17 - 18, 2015
Head of the Charles Regatta

World-class rowers come to compete at this Boston regatta on the Charles River.

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