Where Do Celebrities Stay in Boston?
Alex Cooper, who has the #1 female podcast in the world with “Call Her Daddy” (which earned her a $60 million Spotify deal), recently filmed an episode inside a famous Boston hotel, where she had a long-ago encounter with a famous Boston athlete. This episode caused quite a stir! Though she didn’t name names, rumor has it this *gentleman* was likely either Patriots player Julian Edelman or Danny Amendola. But this got me wondering: “Where Do Celebrities Stay in Boston?” And not just young influencers & major athletes, but famous Boston boys like Matt Damon & Ben Affleck.
Map of Famous Boston Hotels
The Liberty Hotel (Athletes)
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
Omni Parker House (Theater District)
Boston Park Plaza (Ben Affleck Filming Spot)
Colonnade Hotel (Rat Pack)
Four Seasons Boston
Overview of Famous Boston Hotels
- The Liberty Hotel ($275+) = Major Hot Spot with Athletes & Alex Cooper’s Recent Podcast. According to Alex Cooper, aka “Call Her Daddy,” this is the #1 hotel in Boston for celebrity sightings….particularly those of the athlete variety. You may run into a Patriot or two here ~ or even a Celtic or Red Sox slugger. Part of what draws celebs is the dimly-lit, sexy lobby bar, which plays music nightly. Aside from athletes, you may also find Kate Hudson, Eva Mendez, or comedian Larry David here. And fun fact: the Liberty used to be the Charles Street Jail!
- Four Seasons Hotel Boston ($795+) = Perennially-Popular with Major Stars & Rock Bands. There are actually two Four Seasons in Boston, one by the Back Bay, & the other by the gorgeous Public Gardens. Everyone from Britney Spears to the Rolling Stones have stayed here, & it’s also where the Yankees like to hang their hats when in town. A-Listers like Sandra Bullock & Pierce Brosnan are also fans, so if it’s A-List you’re looking for: head here. Or just head to one of their restaurants if room rates are too pricey…you may get lucky with a star-sighting.
- Omni Parker House ($175+) = Historically One of Boston’s Most Famous Hotels…with Legendary Guests. Founded in 1855 & located by the Theater District, the Omni has long-attracted legends like Babe Ruth, former Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt & John F. Kennedy, Joan Crawford, James Dean, Stevie Nicks, & more recently: Ben Affleck. Interestingly, this is also where literary giants like Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau used to meet during America’s “Golden Age of Literature,” in the famous Saturday Club. A great spot for history buffs to visit!!
- Colonnade Hotel Boston ($215+) = Long Roster of Famous Guests + Famous Rooftop Pool & Bar Area. Former President Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, & Matt Damon have all slept here….& perhaps had drinks on this famous rooftop. While its had a good, long run: the Colonnade isn’t quite as luxurious today as other hotels listed here. So if you’re looking for the best ~ try the Four Seasons or The Liberty!
- The Charles Hotel ($299+) = Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Have Dined Here…at Bar Enza. Chef Mark Ladner has created quite the culinary scene at Bar Enza, the Italian eatery located in The Charles Hotel. Other celebs who’ve stayed here include Barbra Streisand, former President Bill Clinton, several Supreme Court Justices, & even His Holiness the Dalai Lama! Quite an eclectic bunch…especially when mingled with J-Lo & Ben.
“[The Charles] is the best hotel in Cambridge with wonderful courtyard terrace, restaurants, bars, spa, & well-appointed rooms. My first choice for business meetings & lunch with colleagues/friends (at Henrietta’s Table).”
– Paul Nakazawa
Photos of The Liberty & Four Seasons
“The Liberty Hotel’s transformation from a former prison into luxury accommodation is a testament to its rich history. Architecture & design elements pay homage to its past & add an undeniable charm. Staff was friendly & accommodating, always ready to assist with any request. The hotel’s central location allowed for easy access to attractions & dining in the city, which was a major plus.”
Check rates at the Boston hotel with the liveliest “scene,” & highest probability of running into a Patriot or two…along with Alex Cooper: The Liberty Hotel.
“[The Four Seasons Boston] is the best hotel I’ve stayed at. I stay in hotels for work frequently, & out of all the high-end hotels: I recommend this Four Seasons above all. Food is outstanding. Staff is the most professional & attentive, more than any other Boston hotel. Especially appreciate the way the hotel treats its staff.
They are tops in my book.”
– Matteo Filippi
“Excellent location for shopping & dining. The Colonnade Hotel was clean & decorated beautifully. Many small touches contributes to a five-star stay. The rooftop pool & Wednesday rooftop yoga were great for taking a break from exploring the city.”
– Meg Pierce
“Along with the Four Seasons, this Mandarin Oriental is our favorite place to stay while visiting Boston. You absolutely can’t beat their location: situated right in the heart of everything that is the best of Boston. Rooms, service, & decor is top-notch. Best of all, they treated our dog Bella like a princess during our visit! We’ll definitely return & would highly recommend this property, especially if your pet is tagging along!”
– Anthony R.