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South Boston’s Cambria Boston Downtown hotel opens near Broadway T stop

The 159-room inn—the latest of several new hotels in Boston—bills itself as both homage to Southie and convenient to downtown

The exterior of a hotel, with columns and then the hotel overhanging the sidewalk. Photos courtesy of City Point Realty

The first Cambria brand hotel in Massachusetts opened on September 30 at 6 West Broadway in South Boston.

Boston-based City Point Capital developed the 159-room Cambria Hotel Boston, Downtown-South Boston, which is near the Red Line’s Broadway stop and aims to sell both its convenience to downtown as well as its proximity to everything Southie.

To that end, the RODE Architects design—including the inn’s irregular lines and geometric shapes—drew inspiration from the surrounding streetscape, according to a release from City Point.

There are also guest packages that encourage exploration of the surrounding cityscape—the Explore Southie package starts at $299 a night—and a 4,000-square-foot roof deck with wide views, food and drink menus, and a canopy that can cover up to 240 people. The hotel, in fact, bills the deck as “Southie’s only rooftop experience.”

Choice Hotels International, which owns the Cambria brand, operates the hotel. Rooms for later this month appear to start at around $180 a night.

A hotel room with a desk and other furniture, and a coffee maker displayed prominently.

“Boston is our hometown, so it was important that the hotel reflect the heart and soul of the neighborhood,” Ryan Sillery, principal and owner of City Point Capital, said in the release. “We’re proud that the Cambria Boston Downtown manages to convey a genuine ‘Southie’ experience while embracing the area’s innovative future—and thrilled to work with Choice to bring this hotel to life.”

The hotel is part of a slew of new inns either planned or recently opened in Boston, including a Raffles-brand hotel in Back Bay, an expanded Onyx hotel in downtown, a possible Club Quarters (also in Back Bay), a citizenM hotel near TD Garden, and a new boutique right by Fenway Park.

And why not? Boston boasts some of the highest nightly room and occupancy rates in the U.S., with little sign of either going down.