Boston certainly has its fair share of large chain hotels, but when it comes to finding a boutique hotel that captures the essence of the city, there are only a few that stand out. From roof terraces and complimentary car service around town to offering day passes to a local fitness center and even complimentary wine hours, these intimate properties offer some of the best amenities in town. Here’s a look at five of the best luxury boutique properties in town.
1 XV BeaconXV Beacon
XV Beacon has thought of every luxe amenity to ensure a cozy stay at this Beacon Hill property. Located just steps from the State House, each room at this pet-friendly hotel has a gas fireplace and features 400-thread count Frette linens, cashmere throws and an Italian marble bathroom. There is also a roof terrace, on-site steakhouse (Mooo) and complimentary Lexus to take you all around town. For the ultimate indulgence, book a stay in the spacious 1,400-square foot Gilbert Stuart suite with king bed and dining room for 10.
15 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 02108
2 The Eliot HotelThe Eliot Hotel
This European style boutique hotel sits prominently in Back Bay offering 95 guest rooms and suites. Since 1925, the property has been a staple in the city best known for its Old World charm combined with a classic New England feel. Expect to find all of the modern amenities of luxury hotels, but standout additions include a James Beard award winning chef's on-site restaurant (UNI) along with complimentary day passes to Boston Sports Clubs and overnight shoe shine service. If you are planning a luxe day of shopping the haute couture fashions of nearby Newbury Street, The Eliot Hotel is the place to stay.
370 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
3 Copley Square HotelCopley Square Hotel
The Copley Square Hotel takes modern amenities to a new level. A stay at this Back Bay property includes complimentary afternoon beverages that can be enjoyed at check-in, a nightly "wine down" hour from 5 to 6 p.m., access to an on-site fitness club, a morning "power hour" from 6 to 7 a.m. where guests can grab a jogging map, granola bar, bottled water and fresh towel before heading out for a morning run.
47 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
4 Beacon Hill HotelBeacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
The historic Beacon Hill neighborhood is famed for its gorgeous brick lined sidewalks, gas-lit street lamps, cozy bistros and a short stroll to the haute shopping of Charles Street. If all of this sounds appealing, book a stay at the Beacon Hill Hotel located right in the heart of Beacon Hill. The hotel was once two 19th century townhouses that have since been converted to this luxe property. There are just 12 guest rooms and one loft-style suite here so you know you are in for something special.
25 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
5 Ames Boston HotelAmes Boston Hotel
When it was built in 1893 as the Ames Agricultural Tool Company, the Ames Building was Boston’s tallest building from 1893 until 1915. Today, its bragging rights continue as it is still considered Boston's first skyscraper. There are just over 100 guest rooms and suites here, but the real standout is the one-bedroom "Apartment" where you will truly feel right at home. This ultra luxe accommodation has a separate living room where you can relax on a vintage velvet chaise lounge or take in the downtown view from a oversized Moroso sofa while the bedroom features a polished chrome four-poster bed and Egyptian cotton linens. After a stay here, you may never want to leave.
1 Court Street Boston, MA 02108