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Hotel Near Boston’s Colleges & Universities

Students and parents on the lookout for hotels near Boston’s universities and colleges have several reasons to consider the Boxer. Our central location on Merrimac Street is within walking distance of the historic North End, Downtown and Beacon Hill. This eclectic area is home to many of the city’s finest higher education institutions, restaurants that are ideal for graduation dinners, and shops for those last-minute back-to-school threads.

Looking at the numerous Boston college and university hotels around, few are so conveniently located to as many campuses as we are. Media arts powerhouse Emerson College and one of the city’s finer law programs at Suffolk University are both just a ten minute walk over Beacon Hill from the Boxer. Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are short subway rides over the nearby Charles River. And Berklee School of Music and Northeastern University are a short ride away from our Boston college and university hotel in the charming neighborhood of Fenway.

Every spring and fall, our Boston boutique hotel fills up with students and parents gearing up for the move ins and graduations. We get a major kick out of welcoming everyone with open arms and recommendations for sumptuous Italian dinners in the nearby North End, pleasant strolls across the Boston Common, and joy-filled afternoons shopping designer boutiques on Newbury Street.

One of Boston’s best boutique hotels, we offer ideal accommodations for yourself or family. Single travelers can find convenience, luxury and affordability in our Traditional Full and Deluxe King bedrooms. For families, couples and groups, we have a number of double bed rooms and suites, as well as the fun Boxer Bunk room.

  • Suffolk University – 0.4 miles
  • Emerson College – 1.1 miles
  • Boston University – 3.1 miles
  • Berklee College of Music – 2.4 miles
  • Harvard University – 4.0 miles
  • MIT – 1.7 miles
  • Boston College – 6.9 miles
  • Northeastern University – 2.6 miles
  • Wheelock College – 3.4 miles
  • Emmanuel College – 3.7 miles
  • UMass Boston – 5.5 miles
  • Fisher College – 1.3 miles


Suffolk University’s campus is located in Beacon Hill, a short walk or cab ride from The Boxer. If you are visiting the school, take advantage of the special rates we offer throughout the year. Please call reservations at (617) 624-0202 and ask for the Suffolk University Rate.