Boston was our first stop on our trip around New England (in winter!). I know, who goes to New England in the winter? It’s not so crazy though! There’s still plenty of fun to be had, and it’s honestly a great time to go (although a little cold)!
Our first stop was Boston…
We were here over the summer, and I actually think I liked it better this time of year, because it wasn’t so hot and sticky out. We stayed at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which is located in the Back Bay. It has an indoor walkway to the Prudential Center, making it both a prime location to sightsee from (there’s a green line “E” stop steps away), and a wonderful place to go to eat and shop.
All of Boston is a breeze to get to from your hotel room at the Sheraton, and especially in winter! You don’t have to brave the weather, between the indoor walkway to the Prudential Center and the train stop located there as well. We loved how easy (and warm!) it was to get places.
The Sheraton has a spa and an indoor pool, which I’ll argue is the nicest in Boston. With a retractable roof, it’s a comfortable place to swim no matter the season. And the size – wow! For an indoor pool in the middle of a city, I couldn’t believe how large it was!
Apropos is the onsite restaurant, and it offers a traditional breakfast buffet or a la carte options. There’s also SideBar, which is located right off the lobby. They serve drinks and light bites, and don’t miss MARKET for freshly made grab and go (or room service, which is from MARKET).
As I said above, a short (indoor) walk away is the Prudential Center. It’s connected to the Sheraton via a walkway, and offers over 75 shops and restaurants. Highlights include Top Of The Hub, where guests can eat while enjoying a 360-degree view of Boston, and Eataly, the World’s largest Italian marketplace. It’s a fun and unique atmosphere, full of food and retail counters serving regional Italian fare with a local twist!
The Sheraton is large, with over 1,000 rooms. Parking, like pretty much every hotel in Boston is expensive. They charge for Internet, but for Marriott/SPG members it’s complimentary. Just ask if it’s not already taken off your bill. While we didn’t bring our dog with us because we were going on a long trip around New England, the hotel is pet friendly.
More so, the Sheraton is family friendly! And perfect for the whole gang are their junior suites. There’s just enough room to spread out, and the doors to the bedroom close, allowing for a little privacy.
Here’s our suite:
The Sheraton was such a comfortable place to return to at the end of a long day. Especially with this room! I love how we were able to spread out. It was than just a place to sleep, which I think is so important when choosing a hotel.
One of the booking category options is a Charles River view, and oh my goodness – it’s so beautiful, even when covered in snow!
We loved the staff here! Concierge was always willing to help. Check-in and check-out were so smooth, and the waitstaff at Apropos each morning was great! Baby A pretty much steals everyone’s heart, so I think that’s always a plus.
There are so many unique amenities at this hotel, including the location. I LOVE that you can access the train without ever having to go outside, our suite was perfect and homey, and the pool really made this property stand out! It was so nice to go swimming after a long day!
Boston is a great “hub” city when exploring New England. South is Newport at around an hour and a half away, and North, at just over an hour is New Hampshire. Check back for where we were off to next, and for some things we did while in Boston!
Our room was part of testing our Priceline’s features, and was upgraded for review purposes. Thank you for an amazing stay, Sheraton Boston!