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Step Out into America’s Walking City

Hotel AKA Boston Common places you in the center of downtown Boston’s rich history, culture, financial headquarters, sport venues, and university campuses. In fact, we are located directly on the city’s famous Freedom Trail and just four minutes from Boston Common.

True to Boston’s reputation as America’s Walking City, you can stroll to historic sites like Faneuil Hall and the Paul Revere House as well as nearby corporate headquarters. Set out on foot to enjoy the variety of chef-driven restaurants, art museums, and live performances at renowned theaters. Some of the city’s most picturesque neighborhoods and college campuses are also just a short walk away.

Arts & Culture

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is home to some of the country’s top historical sites including the USS Constitution – the oldest warship still afloat – and the Paul Revere House. Attend a performance at the Boston Symphony Hall or the Orpheum Theatre and marvel at the four-story coral reef exhibit at the New England Aquarium. When it comes to art, Boston’s museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston shine with world-class works ranging from classic to contemporary. In many cases, even the buildings are works of art.

  • USS Constitution
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Citizen Bank Opera House
  • New England Aquarium
  • Paul Revere House
  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • TD Garden
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Hotel AKA Boston Common puts you in the center of Boston’s famed food scene. Within walking distance you’ll find options ranging from Ruka, with its Peruvian-Japanese-Chinese fusion cuisine, to Yvonne’s, a supper club experience, and The Dubliner; Boston’s premier Irish bar. Visit Mast for a relaxed ambiance and wood-fired pizzas, or hit Café Bonjour, serving diner-style favorites and breakfast throughout the day. 

  • Better Sorts Social Club
  • Haley.Henry Wine Bar
  • Yvonne’s
  • Ruka
  • No.9 Park
  • The Dubliner
  • Mast
  • Café Bonjour

From souvenirs to artful boutiques and luxury brands, downtown Boston offers an array of shopping options. Browse the likes of Armani, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and more on Newbury Street or explore Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, featuring dozens of retailers, restaurants and pushcarts. The Seaport brings you everything from Everlane to Sephora, while Charles Street in Beacon Hill is the place to go for eclectic boutiques, galleries, home décor and unique jewelry. 

  • Charles Street, Beacon Hill
  • Newbury Street
  • Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • The Seaport
Green Spaces

Creating a beautiful balance with Boston’s urbanity, the city offers expansive green spaces for enjoying the fresh, open air. Don’t miss the Freedom Trail, where you can experience a history lesson during the breezy guided tour. Take in stunning aquatic views while wandering along the Boston Waterfront, and be sure to stroll to Boston Common, the country’s oldest city park encompassing 50 verdant acres. We also have one of oldest cemeteries in the United States – Granary Burying Ground – where some of history’s most notable citizens were laid to rest. 

  • Freedom Trail
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Boston Common
  • Boston Waterfront

The greater Boston area is home to more than 100 colleges and universities. Whether you’re here for a campus visit, an interview or a conference, Hotel AKA Boston Common is your academic base camp for visiting Suffolk University, Tufts, Northeastern University and many others. Downtown Boston is also home to various corporate headquarters and offices, including State Street Financial Center, AAA and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 

  • Suffolk University
  • Emerson College
  • Northeastern University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Tufts
  • State Street Financial Center
  • AAA
  • Mass General Hospital
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. 

Local Activities and Points of Interest

Hotel AKA Boston Common
90 Tremont Street, Massachusetts, 02108, USA
Phone: 617.772.5800