Falling in love in Boston is not only easy, it’s inevitable. The city is soaked in charm and elegance, and the hotels and inns reflect just that. Big enough to be a thriving metropolis, yet small enough to feel quaint and personal, you will melt into its beauty and into your lover’s arms.
If nothing says romance to you more than a plush bed and breakfast on an enchanting colonial street with cobblestone sidewalks and twinkling streetlights, then The Charles Street Inn is your place. The Beacon Hill neighborhood is one of the most prestigious in Boston, and has been a home to many artists, writers and politicians. There are many famed restaurants and shops within walking distance, and the vibrant Public Garden and Charles River Parks are just a short stroll away. The B&B is a fully restored row house offering four-poster and canopy beds, fireplaces, in-room whirlpool tubs and buttery croissants at your door each morning. Upon check-in, they will take your breakfast order, offer you a book or game to take up to your room, and lead you upstairs, log for the fire in hand. The rooms are warm and named after famous authors from the area, with sumptuous bed linens and first-class toiletries. Open a bottle of wine, get the fire roaring and hop in the bubbling tub and let the romance begin!
For something a little more edgy, the new Liberty Hotel will certainly deliver. The hotel is in a completely restored Boston jail, and still has the cell bars to prove it. The entrance is grand and has the original stone walls covered in abstract artwork. Some of the trendiest restaurants and bars are located in the hotel including a Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar, and on weekend nights, the lobby has a buzzing, nightclub feel. Most of the rooms are located in a new tower built behind the main jail, and are decorated with a calming neutral color palette. Some of the rooms overlook the Charles River and Beacon hill, and all have an in-room martini set and eco-friendly toiletry products. This hotel is a perfect choice for the stylish couple who likes a little adventure and enjoys a night on the town.
Chandeliers and intricate, golden woodwork surround you at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, a place where you will truly make her feel like a queen. The Plaza is rich in history and has been home to some of the most amazing parties and events in the city, and is the choice of many of the most famous celebrities and politicians in the world. It opened in 1912 and is drenched in glamorous luxury that will not disappoint. The Oak Room is one of the most noted steakhouses in the city and is decorated in dark, masculine tones. Just outside is Copley Square and the historic Public Library, as well as the Hancock tower and Copley shopping mall.
Ocean breezes always evoke a sense of romance and a hotel on the harbor with an ocean view is the perfect place to rekindle that flame and spend some time relaxing together. The brand new Hotel Intercontinental is a gorgeous, mirrored glass complex with a luxury spa which offers couples and in-room massages and great restaurants including RumBa, a rum and champagne bar. The grounds also include outdoor dining options, a garden with walking paths, and is steps to historic Faneuil Hall and the romantic North End.
Across the Charles River in Cambridge, a great choice for a one-stop romantic weekend away is the Charles Hotel. The hotel is located within the Harvard Square neighborhood and the celebrated University grounds are just a short stroll away. The Charles hotel is known for it’s two award-winning restaurants, Henrietta’s Table, which consistently wins awards for the best Brunch in Boston, and Rialto, an elegant Italian restaurant that focuses on seasonal and local menus. Also within the hotel is one of Boston’s most noted Jazz clubs, the Regatta Bar. Each week, this club hosts famous jazz performers from around the world in an intimate setting. For a night cap, don’t miss Noir, one of the area’s best wine bars. Spa treatments are available nearby and in winter, a small skating rink opens in the hotel’s courtyard. No one will be able to resist the pure relaxed and sensuous environment and amenities that this hotel offers.
Romance is easy to attain in this city. Whether you’re trying to grow a new relationship and are looking for the trendiest bars to make your love swoon, or a quiet weekend away with your partner filled with delicious food and relaxation, Boston, with it’s year-round excitement and old-world charm, gives you the perfect setting for your perfect getaway.