Where to Stay in Boston as a Family 


When recently looking for a place to stay near Boston while visiting the area with our extended family, we were so glad to find the High Rock Home in Lynn, just north of Boston.  This 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo was the perfect spot for us to stay as a large extended family while exploring Boston and the surrounding area.  Its central location, ample square footage, back patio, family friendly amenities and helpful host all made our stay great.  Read on for a full breakdown of why we found this condo to be the best place to stay in Boston as a family. 

Central Location

The central location of this condo is its biggest selling point.  The Airbnb is about a 30 minute drive south to Boston, 20 minute drive north to Salem, 1 hour drive north to Portsmouth and a 35 minute drive east to Lexington/Concord.  The centrality of this condo made exploring Boston and the surrounding area by car much easier.  We were easily able to access all the spots on this 5 Day Boston Itinerary without too much driving any one day.  Two street parking passes for the time of your stay are included with renting this condo as well.  

Plenty of Space for the Whole Family

This 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo has plenty of space for the whole family.  It comfortably accommodated the 6 adults and 2 littles in our party.  The spacious and updated kitchen/dining room is a huge plus too.  It made making and eating meals for a large group easy.   This was a huge money saver, and it was so nice not to have to go out to eat for a real meal.  

Back Patio

The back patio of this Airbnb was a great space to relax and enjoy some fresh air even with being on the second story in a city condo.  The patio is well enclosed, making it a safe space to enjoy with your littles.  Our toddler really liked playing out here with her stuffed animals.  Even with visiting in the early spring, we got several nice afternoons/evenings where we were able to sit out here. 

Family Friendly Space and Touches

Traveling with littles is always a bit challenging but the set-up and amenities of this Aribnb made it easier.  On the upper level, where the bedrooms are located, there is a small landing the kids can play on.  There is a provided baby gate you can set up to make this space safe for the littles.  Also, there is a high chair and large pack n play at the rental as well to utilize.  The large open dining and living room makes play time easier for your littles too.  And very importantly, this condo has an in-unit washer/dryer.  If you have ever traveled with a child, you know this is a huge help. For those with slightly older children, there is a nice array of games provided to keep everyone entertained.

Responsive Host

Rob, the host of High Rock Home, is so responsive and helpful.  Any issue that arose, he was right on it and quickly resolved it.  For example, the TV stopped working one evening during our visit and he had a new one delivered and installed right away the next morning.  He was also helpful in giving us tips on how to get into the city with a car versus without a car.  Any other Boston questions we had he was more than happy to answer as well.  

Bonus: This condo is located only 5 minutes from the local YMCA. If you have a YMCA membership at home, you’ll be able to use it here too. This Y is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen.

We hope this guide helps you plan where to stay in Boston as a family.  Visit the High Rock Home Airbnb listing to check availability and book your stay.  Rob, the host of this rental, is a great resource during your stay.


Planning a trip to Boston? See our 5 Day Boston Itinerary and Boston with a Baby or Toddler for more helpful information on visiting Boston.


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