Visit Boston University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to Boston University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of Boston University without visiting the school in person. Boston University is located in Boston, MA , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the Boston University vibe, campus and community without visiting Boston University in person – a virtual tour of the Boston University campus! If definitely want to visit Boston University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for Boston University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit Boston University?

Visiting Boston University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit Boston University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of Boston as well. Remember that Boston is also catering to 16456 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit Boston University?

The Boston University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in Boston. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Downtown at Boston University
  • Boston Hotel Buckminster at Boston University
  • The Langham at Boston University
  • Boston Marriott Cambridge at Boston University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown at Boston University
  • The Kendall Hotel at Boston University
  • Le Méridien Boston Cambridge at Boston University
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Brookline-Longwood Medical at Boston University
  • Hotel Commonwealth at Boston University
  • Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline at Boston University
  • Boston Park Plaza at Boston University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline at Boston University
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel at Boston University
  • The Westin Copley Place, Boston at Boston University
  • The Baldwin at Longwood Medical Centre at Boston University
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge at Boston University
  • Holiday Inn Express Boston at Boston University
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge at Boston University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge at Boston University
  • Wyman Bed & Breakfast in Boston at Boston University
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Boston Crosstown Center at Boston University
  • Best Western Plus Boston Hotel at Boston University
  • Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront at Boston University
  • The Verb Hotel at Boston University
  • The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston at Boston University
  • Copley Square Hotel at Boston University
  • InterContinental Boston at Boston University
  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill at Boston University
  • Courtyard by Marriott Boston-South Boston at Boston University
  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston at Boston University
  • Beacon Inn at Boston University
  • Royal Sonesta Boston at Boston University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown at Boston University
  • Boston Luxury Suites at Boston University
  • Courtyard Boston Copley Square Hotel at Boston University
  • Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge at Boston University
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway at Boston University
  • The Colonnade Boston Hotel at Boston University
  • W Boston at Boston University
  • Kimpton Onyx Hotel at Boston University
  • The Bostonian Boston at Boston University
  • Club Quarters Hotel in Boston at Boston University
  • The Eliot Hotel at Boston University
  • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel at Boston University
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Garden at Boston University
  • The Midtown Hotel at Boston University
  • Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton at Boston University
  • Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square at Boston University
  • Found Hotel Boston Common at Boston University
  • The Inn At Longwood Medical at Boston University
  • Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel at Boston University
  • The Boxer at Boston University
  • The Charlesmark at Copley at Boston University
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boston Cambridge at Boston University
  • The Lenox Hotel at Boston University
  • Hilton Boston Back Bay at Boston University
  • YOTEL Boston at Boston University
  • Hotel 140 at Boston University
  • Boston Marriott Copley Place at Boston University
  • Freepoint Hotel West Cambridge at Boston University

What do families do in Boston when they visit Boston University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around Boston. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at Boston University and see for yourself how the student make use of Boston.

What buildings should I look at when I visit Boston University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.