Beans, college students, and horrific traffic: a romantic getaway likely isn’t the first thing to come to mind when you think about Boston, but the city is chock full of interesting sights and cozy places to hunker down if you’re staying there with your best guy or gal.
Hotel Commonwealth was my go-to when my boyfriend visited. The AAA four diamond-rated boutique hotel is conveniently located in Kenmore Square, an easy link to many of Boston’s tourist stops. Order room service from Eastern Standard, the restaurant within the hotel, hang the “Do Not Disturb” sign, and see what happens.
Decorated in the style of 1860′s Boston, the Charles Street Inn offers decor that will delight those who love Victorian extravagance: mantle clocks, chandeliers and etchings grace the inn’s 9 rooms, which are updated with modern luxuries like Frette linens.
For me, romance is all about the neighborhood. I like to be able to walk down interesting streets, stop in at little cafes, dine in a candle-lit restaurant. For these reasons, landing within walking distance of the North End, the Italian district of town, is ideal. Millenium Bostonian Hotel is a quick jaunt from the North End in the area locals call Faneuil Hall and tourists claim as Quincy Market. Check out the wine and cheese package, then check in for a weekend of romance in Boston.