Best Hotel, General Excellence in Boston

2015 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Liberty Hotel

Boston

Built into the former Charles Street jail, the Liberty was designed to cleverly highlight the original building’s mid-19th-century monumentality. Despite its jailhouse origins, the hotel’s rooms are captivating (in a…Read More

2014 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Ames Boston Hotel

Boston

While we appreciate Boston’s cobblestone streets, we’re also progressives. This chic hotel is just like us: a little bit of both. Built into the skeleton of the city’s first office…Read More

2013 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Liberty Hotel

Boston

This was a winner in our 2013 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2013 winners…Read More

2013 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

Boston

Connected to the bustling Prudential Center, the Mandarin is a Zen refuge from the moment you enter. Modern museum-quality paintings and sculptures encourage thoughtful reflection. And don’t get us started…Read More

2012 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

Boston

There’s something formulaic about high-end hotels these days. Marble vanities + giant flat screens + bazillion-thread-count Frette sheets = the right to charge upward of $500 per night for a…Read More

2011 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

Boston

Even the most basic guest rooms at this Back Bay behemoth overflow with amenities: luxe slippers, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, rainforest shower. But what stands out is the way staffers treat…Read More

2006 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Four Seasons

Boston

When a local institution undergoes a renovation, we take notice. As part of this year’s stunning Four Seasons makeover, lumpy old armchairs, timeworn furniture, and outdated décor were tossed to…Read More

2005 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Charles Hotel

Cambridge

Few hotels can boast politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities among their clientele. The Charles can. The Harvard Square hotel houses jazz and martini bars, a renovated presidential suite, a multimillion-dollar art…Read More

2003 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Fifteen Beacon

Boston

When the in-laws come to town for a visit, send them straight to Fifteen Beacon, a hotel so classically elegant (and subtly opulent) they’ll never want to leave. The staff…Read More

2002 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston

This 230-room palace has bragging rights locked up, thanks to its flawless waterfront view from Rowes Wharf. The whole scene—billowing sails, bright blue slices of sky and harbor, and a…Read More

2001 Best Hotel, General Excellence

XV Beacon

Boston

Paul Roiff’s much-hyped Beacon Hill hostelry actually qualifies as a boutique hotel, with only 61 rooms and the hushed luxury of a truly exclusive property. But the attention to detail,…Read More

2000 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Charles Hotel

Cambridge

Perhaps the best answer to what defines the Cambridge experience, The Charles Hotel is the epitome of understated elegance. Sure, The Charles has all the amenities one would expect from…Read More

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