Local Area Guide

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There are a variety of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. A selection of hotels in the surrounding neighborhoods are listed below:

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Residence Inn by Marriott, Boston Back Bay/Fenway
125 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

The Verb Hotel
1271 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215



The closest airport to Boston University is Logan International Airport (BOS), which is about eight miles from campus. From the terminal, follow the signs to Ground Transportation, where you can take a taxi or ride-share service to campus, or take the Silver Line bus to South Station to utilize public transportation.


Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), Green Line B train passes right through Boston University campus. Locals refer to the subway as the T.

The Blanford Street stop on the B line is a short walk from the Questrom School of Business.

MBTA Trip Planner


Restaurants Nearby

Brown Sugar Cafe
1033 Commonwealth Avenue
580 Commonwealth Avenue
Chipotle Mexican Grill
876 Commonwealth Avenue
Multiple locations on campus
Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue
Sunset Cantina
916 Commonwealth Avenue
Fin’s Sushi & Grill
636 Beacon Street
T’s Pub
973 Commonwealth Avenue
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
645 Beacon Street
Otto Pizza
888 Commonwealth Avenue

Area Attractions

Looking for something to do? You’ve come to the right city. Boston has a little something for everyone, if you know where to look. Explore the historic streets, take in some modern art, or try a little fusion cuisine. We’ve listed just a few of our favorites below. You’re never bored in a city like this.

  • Red Sox Baseball:  It may be the off-season, but you can take a tour of America’s most iconic park year round. Find information and purchase tour tickets the Red Sox official website
  • Fanueil Hall Marketplace:  Explore the nation’s premiere urban marketplace in the heart of the nation’s most historic city.
  • Freedom Trail: Follow history as it weaves through some of Boston’s most famous sites. Walk along the trail on your own or purchase a guided tour.
  • Museums and Historical Sites:  Boston’s museums are among the finest in the country. Whether you’re looking for culture, art, history, science, or just plain fun, you’re sure to find something fascinating. Check out this list of Boston Museums and attractions.
  • Performing Arts and Entertainment:  Music, theatre, or dance, we’ve got it all. Check out this calendar for upcoming arts and entertainment shows and ticketing information.
  • Shopping and Dining:  Treating yourself to something high end or are you hunting for the best deal? No worries, Boston’s got you covered. We’ve got great shopping and dining for every budget and taste.
  • America’s Walking City:  Simply set out downtown and experience the magic of Newbury Street, the Public Garden, and the Boston Common, stopping at any number of restaurants and cafes.