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Cambria Boston Downtown-South Boston latest to join city’s mini-hotel boom

The first Cambria-brand hotel in Massachusetts plans to host a VIP unveiling at its 6 West Broadway site

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

The backers of the first Cambria brand hotel in Massachusetts are hosting an invite-only unveiling on November 14 at the upscale boutique at 6 West Broadway in South Boston. The 159-room Cambria Hotel Boston Downtown-South Boston actually opened September 30.

Boston-based City Point Capital developed it on a prime site near the Red Line’s Broadway stop with an aim toward marketing not only the convenience that such a location can provide but also its proximity to everything Southie (rather than, say, everything downtown).

To that end, the RODE Architects design—including the hotel’s irregular lines and geometric shapes—drew inspiration from the surrounding streetscape, according to a September 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 owns the Cambria brand. Rooms for the weekend before Thanksgiving start at around $170 a night.

A hotel room with a coffee maker in the foreground.

The new Southie hotel is part of a slew of 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.