Where to Stay for the Head of the Charles

Four last-minute rentals near the course for the largest two-day regatta in the world.


Photo provided by the Associated Press

With the 2015 Head of the Charles on the horizon this weekend, staying by the action on the Charles River racecourse is key. Whether you’re planning a last-minute trip to Boston, or in town and hoping to get closer to the main event, here are four still-available rentals not far from the course.

1. A Bright Apartment on Beacon Hill
$425 per night

Not far from the Esplanade and the Charles River, this cozy space in the heart of Beacon Hill sleeps three.

2. A One-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment in the South End
$375 per night


With a Hubway bike rental stop out front, this sunny condo sleeps four and offers quick transport to the course.

3. A Large South End Penthouse
$1,200 per night


Accessible to all regatta festivities, this penthouse apartment sleeps six and offers a large kitchen and a private 600-square-foot roof deck for post-race celebrations.

4. A Room Near Riverside Boat House 
$450 per night


Stay with locals close to the Riverside Boat House on the Cambridge side of the course in this convenient rental. The room has a king-sized bed and a private bath.