From One Back Bay, it’s just under a 20-minute walk to Northeastern University. On the MBTA, you can reach Boston University in 15 minutes and Harvard and MIT in less than 30 – although you may want to leave time for a sticky bun at nearby Flour Bakery first. Getting around town is equally easy, with the MBTA station just five minutes’ walk from your front door. If you like the independence of your own transportation, keep a bike in the safe cycle storage, or a car in the underground parking.
Whether you choose a private apartment or one shared with a friend, returning to One Back Bay at the end of a long day feels like coming home. Wave to the 24-hour concierge on your way upstairs, or linger in the lobby to check your emails on the internet. When you get to your room, fix yourself a snack on the kitchen’s granite countertops, before curling up to enjoy your meal on the living area sofas. If you’re keen for a workout, grab your water bottle and a towel and head to the state-of-the-art fitness center.
Afterwards, throw your clothes in the washer dryer and spend an hour soaking in the tub in your marble bathroom. Later, walk 15 minutes to your local Whole Foods to stock up on ingredients, then meet your friends for dinner in the entertainment lounge’s communal kitchen. Spend the evening watching the big game; or in summer move the party upstairs to the rooftop sundeck. When you feel like a night out, get dressed up to see a play at the award-winning Lyric Stage Company Boston.