With a great tapas restaurant in the Bullfinch Hotel on Merrimack Street.
The Bullfinch is a classic flat iron building. That's the Boston Garden behind it, and the tapas in the Flat Iron restaurant are really great and modestly priced as is the hotel.
I have to admit that in a thousand Boston visits I've never noticed the small, modest Bullfinch Hotel literally across the street from Boston Garden.
And it even has a very hot tapas restaurant on the ground floor, and it's a five minute walk to Faneuil Marketplace. The North End and the Aquarium are another five minutes away.
A hip black-and-paprika haunt
The Boston Herald said of the restaurant, "a menu of deliciously creative and affordable small plates" at this "hip black-and-paprika haunt."
The Bullfinch is a boutique hotel, but on the small side, and with modest prices to match.
The hotel offers a Bed and Breakfast package which includes an overnight stay and full hot breakfast for two at the Flat Iron restaurant for $121 which is very low by Boston hotel standards. You'll want to have a tapas dinner there as we did as well.
Here's the menu to whet your appetite.