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Luxury Accommodations near Boston Colleges and Universities

Hotel AKA Back Bay welcomes you to Boston for premium accommodations in elegant guestrooms and suites, lifestyle amenities including our all-day restaurant Precinct Kitchen + Bar, and an attentive guest services team who can provide local recommendations during your stay. Conveniently located in a city of historical importance and cultural vibrancy with an outstanding reputation in higher education, Boston is home to two of the top five universities in the world (according to U.S. News & World Report) – Harvard and MIT – both of which are located within 5 miles of AKA Back Bay. There are plenty of nearby prestigious institutions for prospective scholars, and we are pleased to host students, families, and university visitors during their stay in America's college town.

Boston University

Boston University, known as a home for celebrated thinkers, serves more than 30,000 students from 130 countries through 300 diverse programs of study. It is located 1.5 miles from AKA Back Bay.

Northeastern University

Featuring one of the most extensive cooperative education programs in the world, Northeastern focuses on the balance of in-class studies with professional experience. It is located 1.5 miles from AKA Back Bay.


Just across the Charles River, the ever-prestigious Harvard University sits in the Cambridge neighborhood. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution for higher education in America and welcomes students and visitors alike to experience its comprehensive campus. It is located 4 miles from AKA Back Bay.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Established in 1861, MIT has been instrumental in developing modern technology and science, ranking among the top academic institutions in the world. It is located 2.5 miles from AKA Back Bay.

University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston, featuring a scenic waterfront campus, is the only public research university in Boston and is nationally recognized as a model of excellence in urban public universities. It is located 4 miles from AKA Back Bay.

Tufts University

Centered in the vibrant academic landscape of Greater Boston, Tufts offers a dynamic learning environment spread over four campus locations. It is located 7 miles from AKA Back Bay.

Berklee College of Music

Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. The institution is where artists come together to celebrate innovation, collaboration, and cultural diversity. It is located 1.5 miles from AKA Back Bay.


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