Recommended Hotels & Restaurants.


In addition to the Boston University-recommended hotels listed below (within walking distance to BU), Boston offers a number of additional hotels which are easily accessible by public transportation.

Area hotels fill quickly for Commencement weekend, so reserve your rooms as early as possible.

Additional Boston-Area Hotels

Chandler Inn, 26 Chandler Street, Boston, 617-482-3450

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, 617-267-5300

Copley Square Hotel, 47 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-536-9000

Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-338-4400

Milner Hotel, 78 Charles Street, Boston, 617-426-6220

Ritz Carlton Hotels, 15 Arlington Street, Boston, 617-536-5700

Sonesta International Hotels, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, 617-421-5486

Westin Hotels & Resorts, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-262-9600

Westmoreland House 119 Berkeley Street, Boston, 617-424-1230

Best Western Terrace Inn, 1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617-566-6262

With access to the reservation systems of greater Boston’s primary and secondary hotels, Boston Reservations (1-866-221-6097) can assist you with selecting and reserving rooms in the area. Be sure to mention your affiliation with Boston University.


The Boston area is home to some of the most distinguished restaurants. Popular neighborhoods for dining include the North End, Newbury Street in Back Bay, historic South End, and the Park Plaza area. Click on the following sources to find further information on dining in Boston during Commencement weekend:

Boston Globe



Please keep in mind that there are multiple convocation ceremonies occurring in the Boston area the weekend of Commencement. We strongly encourage graduates and their families to book reservations as early as possible.