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Boston’s Best Boutique Luxury Hotels

December 28, 2013 6:00 AM

Photo Credit: The Liberty Hotel

As a popular travel destination, Boston has always been a favorite with tourists looking to take in some history as well as the city’s unique architecture and layout. If you are planning a trip to Boston and looking for a unique experience, consider the following luxury yet boutique hotels located all across the city. Each is located in a different part of the city, allowing you to partake in gorgeous views, world class dining and activities to guarantee that you sleep like a rock at night.
Photo Credit: Ames Boston Hotel

Photo Credit: Ames Boston Hotel

Ames Boston Hotel
1 Court St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 979-8100

The modern decor of this boutique hotel is amplified by the building’s unique exterior as well as its location. Once considered the tallest building in Boston, the Ames Hotel is located in the heart of Boston’s Government Center area where lawyers, judges and financial types can be found trotting off to important meetings. Not far from this location, view historical sites including the popular Faneuil Hall area as well as the waterfront and the Italian North End. For an extra dose of luxury, opt to stay in one of the hotel’s apartments, where sumptuous yet contemporary settings await you.

Photo Credit: Beacon Hill Hotel

Photo Credit: Beacon Hill Hotel

Beacon Hill Hotel
25 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-7575

Situated right in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Bistro is the perfect hotel for visitors looking to stay in one of the city’s finest areas. This newly renovated, 12-room hotel is private and quiet, all the while located on Charles Street, the heart of the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Enjoy sumptuous dining at the bistro located on the ground level as well as cocktails from the capable bar staff. During warmer months, inquire about the packed picnic option to enjoy a perfectly packed, delicious meal to enjoy at the nearby Esplanade or Public Garden.

Photo Credit: The Liberty Hotel

Photo Credit: The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02144
(617) 224-4000

Take a walk on the ‘wilder’ side of Beacon Hill and consider a stay at the Liberty Hotel. This former prison bears no resemblance to its earlier days due to its complete interior renovation that embraces open concepts and the ultimate in modern sophistication. During the warmer months, enjoy sumptuous meals or cocktails outdoors at one of the many restaurants and bars on site. If you do not feel like mingling with Boston’s nightlife, take advantage of the hotel’s private guest bars, including a catwalk bar area in the hotel’s main rotunda.

Related: Boston’s Best Hotels with Spas

Photo Credit: The Charles Hotel

Photo Credit: The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-1200

The Charles Hotel offers luxury at its finest right in the hustle and bustle of Harvard square. With two critically acclaimed restaurants onsite as well as its popular bar Noir, you will have no shortage of fine experiences ahead of you. Depending on the time of year, outdoor dining options are available as well. During colder months, enjoy a skate on the hotel’s very own ice rink.

Photo Credit: Hotel Commonwealth

Photo Credit: Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 933-5000

When it comes to luxury near Boston’s famous Fenway Park, look no further than Hotel Commonwealth. With numerous room options as well as upgrades, you will have a comfortable and peaceful stay. Stroll the interior art gallery as you make your way to one of the many onsite activity points including top-notch dining and cocktails. To make your stay unparalleled compared to other hotels, enjoy room service from two of the hotel’s popular restaurants, Island Creek and Eastern Standard. Room service from either place would even make the locals jealous.

Related: The Six Best Hotel Beds for Shut-Eye

Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on

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