Baseball is as American as apple pie. Watching a game at the ballpark is a classic summertime experience up there with 4th of July fireworks and ice cream cones. The cheering crowd, the seventh-inning stretch, singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and munching on Cracker Jack are time-honored traditions.
If your family’s summer vacation plans include watching the Boys of Summer, take it up a notch and stay at a hotel so close to the baseball action you’ll hear the crack of the bat as the team’s slugger hits one out of the park.
Hotels near baseball stadiums are often where the opposing team stays. Awaken your inner baseball groupie and catch a glimpse of the next All-star shortstop at the breakfast buffet or a future Cy Young Award winner in the elevator.
Several hotels take the experience to the next level, renting rooms on high floors with a view of the field, so guests may watch the live game from the privacy of their room.
Meet 10 hotels near baseball stadiums that are so close you’re practically in the dugout.
1/10 The Maven, Denver
The Maven is the official hotel of the Colorado Rockies, located just one-block from Coors Field in the Dairy Block micro-district of Lower Downtown.
The hotel’s baseball-themed Diamond Suite offers stunning views of the ballpark plus a wrap-around porch and a curated collection of baseball art, movies and snacks, bliss for baseball fans of all ages.
Priced affordably at just $189 per night, The Maven Colorado Rockies Home Run package knocks it out of the park by including overnight accommodations, valet parking, a $25 stadium gift card good for purchases at Coors Field and many more perks.
2/10 Hotel Zachary, Chicago
Located in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, home to venerable Wrigley Field where the Chicago Cubs run the bases, this new hotel enjoys vintage décor and stadium-facing rooms, some offering a small glimpse of Wrigley Field. Another option is to watch the game from the big screen TV on Gallagher Way, an open-air venue with lots of family-friendly offerings. If your taste buds crave something besides ballpark fare, dozens of eateries are clustered in Wrigleyville.
3/10 Hotel Commonwealth, Boston
Fans of the Boston Red Sox should feel right at home at the Hotel Commonwealth. It’s located in the heart of Kenmore Square right near iconic Fenway Park. Book the Fenway Park Suite, a mere 507 feet from the ballpark, and enjoy unrivaled Fenway views from the balcony. The balcony even has original Fenway Park seats.
Another option is to reserve the Baseball Suite, replete with classic memorabilia including a collection of trading cards and a library with dozens of baseball-themed films.
Hotel guests may relive the magic of the team’s 2018 winning season when they book the Champions Package. It includes a stay in a room overlooking the ballpark, 2 grandstand tickets to the game, a replica 2018 World Series ring, a personalized scoreboard message and more.
4/10 Hilton St. Louis At The Ballpark
Some visitors come to St. Louis to see the city’s famed Gateway Arch, but baseball fans come to pay homage to the St. Louis Cardinals. Book a room with a view of Busch Stadium when making a reservation at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. The property is only 100 yards from where the Cardinals swing their bats and right next to Ballpark Village, with its numerous entertainment and dining options.
5/10 Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore earns a gold star on the map of baseball fans. It’s the birthplace of Babe Ruth, one of the game’s greatest players. Spend a few hours at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum before you watch the Oriole’s play at Camden Yards. The Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor is next to the ballpark. The property’s ten hospitality suites overlook the ballpark for a unique vantage point. For the optimal sightline, book the one-bedroom balcony suite with a home plate view and watch the game from your private balcony.
6/10 Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel, Toronto
Toronto is a treat for families. Enjoy the sweeping vista from the top of CN Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere before you checkout the bat cave simulation at the Royal Ontario Museum. While this country is known for its obsession with ice hockey, the city’s beloved Blue Jays are the only Canadian-based team currently playing Major League Baseball. The Marriott City Centre Hotel is adjacent to the stadium so you can’t stay any closer. For the ultimate fan experience, book a field view room, which looks directly onto the baseball diamond at Rogers Centre.
7/10 Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Pittsburgh is a sports-crazed city with terrific kid-friendly attractions. Before you watch the hometown Pirates play at PNC Park, visit the Carnegie Science Center with its hundreds of hands-on interactive experiences or the new Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel has great views of PNC Park. Book a Riverview room on high floor for the best sightline of the field.
8/10 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Washington DC-Navy Yard
With its dozens of museums, historic sights and attractions, Washington, DC, is a big hit with families. Fans of the Washington Nationals will enjoy the convenience of staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Washington DC-Navy Yard, located right across the street from Nationals Park. Book a park view guest room or hit the roof for exclusive views into Nationals Park.
9/10 The Omni, San Diego Hotel
Seaside San Diego is an unbeatable family vacation destination. Miles of Pacific beaches, a world-class zoo and rambling Balboa Park are just a few of the many attractions. Fans of the San Diego Padres know the team plays in beautiful Petco Park, located in the heart of downtown. The Omni San Diego Hotel is connected to Petco Park via a pedestrian skywalk. In addition, a room at the end of the hallway on each of the upper floors has excellent views of the field.
10/10 Silver Cloud Stadium Hotel Seattle-Stadium
Just across the street from Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, Silver Cloud Stadium Hotel is a top choice for fans of America’s favorite pastime. The hotel has a spacious rooftop pool with views of the ballpark adding extra eye-candy while you splash.
After the game, spend some time exploring Seattle’s top attractions, including the Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center and the Museum of Pop Culture.
By Allison Tibaldi