A Cambridge House Inn
2218 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Between Davis and Porter Square, this adorable bed and breakfast provides cozy Victorian-style rooms, private baths, cable and free wifi. The best reason to stay at a bed and breakfast is, of course, the included continental breakfast. Enjoy a homemade meal before trekking out for the day on business or sightseeing. Free parking is also included in the room fare, saving you countless parking garage fees.
Residence Inn, Seaport
370 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
This hotel is in Boston’s trendy Seaport district, a quick walk from some of the newest restaurants and bars in town. Residence Inn offers extended stay and is just a short trek from the financial district, a perfect spot for long business trips. And what could be better than free breakfast every day for an extended trip?! Residence Inn, Seaport is a top choice that combines location, budget and, of course, breakfast.
19 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
HI Boston may be a hostel, but it is a gorgeous, state-of-the-art facility. It opened in 2012 as Boston’s first LEED certified accommodation, and features recycled building materials, green elevators and ENERGY STAR appliances. The 480-bed hostel could not have a more convenient location, just a quick walk from Downtown Crossing and Chinatown on Stuart Street. Included in your stay are nightly activities and tours, free wifi, meeting spaces and free breakfast. HI-Boston is the first of a new wave of high-tech, budget-friendly options as hotels bear increasing stress from AirBNB.
Hampton Inn, Cambridge
191 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA 02141
Located on the banks of the famous Charles River, the Hampton Inn Boston-Cambridge hotel is one of the most convenient places to stay. It is easily accessible via public transportation and is just a short walk from the Museum of Science, MIT and the esplanade. So if you have a business trip scheduled in Kendall Square, do yourself a favor and register to stay at this hotel to take advantage of the free breakfast and 24-hour complimentary coffee.
Marriott Inn, Tudor Wharf
34-44 Charles River Ave.
Boston, MA 02129
If you’re in town for sightseeing, this is the place to stay. Located just over the bridge from the TD Banknorth Garden / North Station, the Marriott is located in Charlestown’s historic gaslight district. The U.S.S. Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument are a short walk from the hotel, which is located right on the Freedom Trail. But before a busy day of seeing Boston’s best museums and historical sites, fill up on the hotel’s complimentary breakfast. The waffles are rumored to be fantastic.
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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.