Selected reader suggestions on visiting Boston, compiled from user comments on the Travel section’s Web site. You can read more comments, as well as post your own, on this and other cities, at nytimes.com/travel.
WHERE TO STAY
The Harborside Inn (185 State Street; 617-723-7500; www.harborsideinnboston.com) is affordable, small and quaint. A couple blocks to Quincy Market, and another to Faneuil Hall. 2 subway stops from airport. Clean, friendly, great location.
Posted by Chuck Powers
Whenever I travel to Boston, I try to stay at the historic and beautiful Omni Parker House (60 School Street; 617-227-8600; www.omnihotels.com). The service is exceptional and the friendliness of the staff is second to none. The hotel is centrally located to many of the historic sites in the city, many of which are within easy walking distance.
Posted by Dan Richard Beto
If you want hip, hot, new & fun, stay at the recently opened Liberty Hotel (215 Charles Street; 617-224-4000; www.libertyhotel.com). A very well done urban reuse project in the historic Charles Street Jail.
Posted by Anonymous
The hotel I keep going back to is the Hotel Marlowe (25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard; 617-868-8000; www.hotelmarloweboston.com) just over the Charles River in Cambridge. Across the street from the wonderful science museum and duck tours, it is conveniently attached to a terrific mall. But in the hotel, you can feel a world away with a comfy communal living room where coffee and tea are served in the morning and wine is shared before dinner. The staff remembers your preferences and requests and seems perpetually cheerful.
Posted by Wendy Segal
A Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast Inn (2218 Massachusetts Avenue; 617-491-6300; www.acambridgehouse.com) is my top pick. It is conveniently located in north Cambridge, close to Harvard Square, Lesley University, Porter Square or Davis Square subway to M.I.T., or downtown Boston to the theater district and the Freedom Trail. Rooms are tastefully decorated with a Victorian style, spacious lounge is ideal for relaxing or meeting friends. Parking, breakfast and Internet access are all included in the rate. An urban gem.
Posted by Susan McCormick
WHERE TO EAT
For the best seafood, go where the natives took me: the No Name Restaurant (15 Fish Pier; 617-338-7539) located on the Boston Fish Pier. Excellent fish and extremely fresh.
Posted by Jodie Zoeller
Sel de la Terre (255 State Street; 617-720-1300; www.seldelaterre.com) is just wonderful in every way, including their location along the waterfront. A scenic walk after dinner is always a must. I also love No. 9 Park (9 Park Street; 617-742-9991; www.no9park.com) on Beacon Hill. Who cares about comparisons to NYC? We have a great restaurant scene.
Posted by Phyllis A. Hawkes
For the best Dominican food in town, Merengue (156 Blue Hill Avenue; 617-445-5403) cannot be beat. Be cautious of the area, but once you step inside, you will be blown away! The décor is extremely authentic. The food is amazing and very inexpensive.
Posted by Anonymous
WHAT TO DO
Visit Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge (580 Mount Auburn Street; 617-547-7105; www.mountauburn.org). It is America’s first horticultural cemetery and so popular that they rent out audio headsets! It was created in 1831 and is laced with ponds and streams, filled with birds and they have two chapels filled with stained-glass windows ... best of all it’s free and all the trees/shrubs from all over the world are labeled.
Posted by Liam Doherty