Three More Boutique Hotels Have Landed in Boston

Find them inside an old Days Inn and former YWCA.

By Madeline Bilis· 8/17/2018, 11:40 a.m. Boston Magazine

It’s no secret we’re in the midst of a hotel boom. Just a few months ago, our April issue highlighted the glamorous, gleaming new city rising up around us. Since then, even more boutique lodgings have opened their doors. Ahead, find three standouts in Somerville, Allston, and the South End.

Your next boutique hotel stay might be in…Allston? Indeed, Rat City now has brand-new digs in the shell of a former Days Inn. Called Studio Allston, the hotel is part of an effort to transform a corner of the neighborhood now known as “Zone 3.” The area surrounding Western. Ave. has grown livelier in recent years with the addition of new apartments, Aeronaut Brewing Company’s beer garden, and plenty of public art. So it’s fitting, then, that this colorful 117-room hotel is completely decked out in custom art—a dozen artists dreamed up murals for each guest room. Inside, there’s also a new rum bar called Casa Caña garnering attention with its daiquiris, mojitos, and Latin-inspired dishes.

1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, hotelstudioallston.com.

Three More Boutique Hotels Have Landed in Boston