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Best Hotels in Massachusetts

We've ranked the top hotels in Massachusetts based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations and user ratings. Out of 54 luxury hotels, five scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA. Read the Best Hotels Methodology.

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Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #1 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #1 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

When it comes to this hotel, guests say its excellent waterfront location and elegant decor set it apart from other nearby properties. And once you step foot in the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, you'll see why. The lobby is decked out in marble and vintage chandeliers, while guest rooms overlook the city's beloved harbor. Accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, complimentary Internet access, marble bathrooms and Asprey toiletries. However, what keeps guests coming back to this impressive (albeit pricey) hotel is the friendliness of its staff. Some even say that the Boston Harbor Hotel offers the best customer service in the area, and visitors particularly highlight the employees' professionalism and warmth. Plus, you'll have access to top-rated eats at on-site dining venues Meritage and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. more

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #2 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #2 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Four Seasons Hotel Boston is known for catering to even the most discerning of luxury seekers. Perched on the southern edge of the Boston Public Garden, this hotel is beautiful inside and out. Recent guests praise the lavish amenities at this Four Seasons, which include spa services and an indoor pool (with fresh fruit available poolside). Guest rooms and suites feature understated New England decor in neutral tones and luxurious touches, such as glass-topped desks, refrigerated private bars and marble bathrooms. But it's the overly accommodating hotel staff, the serene setting and the flavorful dishes served at The Bristol Lounge that keep visitors returning year after year. Plus, this Four Seasons property sits within walking distance of top sites like Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. more

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Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #3 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #3 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

This hotel lives up to its five-star reputation. Recent guests describe the hotel as spectacular, comfortable and well-situated. Located just two blocks south of Newbury Street and a few minutes from Fenway Park, the Mandarin Oriental hotel ranks high on almost every luxury seeker's list thanks to its 16,000-square-foot spa, incredible food at Bar Boulud and spacious guest rooms. Each of the property's elegant accommodations displays art deco accents and extravagant touches, such as luxe linens, marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers and high definition LCD TVs. The Mandarin Oriental also makes an ideal choice for families, since it offers strollers, playpens and certified babysitting services for traveling parents. There's also an extensive library of kid-friendly DVDs and some Sony PlayStation 3 consoles for guests for rent. more

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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Harwich, MA
Best Hotels #4 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Harwich, MA
Best Hotels #4 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Any visitor of this property will tell you how beautiful and impressive they find Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Then they'll probably rave about renting a boat, putting on the greens, lounging poolside, or any of the many other activities available to resort guests. Perhaps a recounting of the tasty seafood dish they ate at Twenty-eight Atlantic will follow. Basically, this hotel gets kudos upon kudos from travelers and experts alike for its variety of amenities and elegant accommodations. Rooms and suites here are appointed with spacious private patios, gas fireplaces, marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. For most guests, these things make the perfect Cape Cod getaway. However, others say that it's the outstanding resort staff that made their vacation so extraordinary. more

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The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #5 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

Boston, MA
Best Hotels #5 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Boasting easy access to Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common provides luxury seekers with an enviable location and impeccable service. Most recent guests report receiving first-class treatment upon arrival at this Ritz outpost. But that's not all that previous visitors enjoyed. Many appreciate the property's top-notch facilities, which include an in-house spa, a well-equipped fitness center and an on-site bar. But what really keeps guests craving more time at this luxurious retreat are the elegant accommodations, which feature amenities like sleek flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs, 400-thread-count Frette linens and Bose radio systems. The hotel is also home to the Artisan Bistro, though some recent visitors said the restaurant could stand to improve. Thanks to the Ritz's Marriott connection, those participating in the company's rewards program are eligible to receive extras, such as free stays. more

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XV Beacon

Boston, MA
#6 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

XV Beacon

Boston, MA
#6 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

If you're looking for extravagance, then the XV Beacon can certainly oblige. This stunning hotel features mahogany paneling and vibrant red accents. Plus, its perch on the edge of Boston Common within walking distance of the Freedom Trail makes the XV Beacon a favorite among history lovers. Add the hotel's wide variety of amenities — which range from iPad rentals to complimentary car service within the downtown Boston neighborhoods — and you'll see why recent guests said that a stay at this charming boutique is nothing short of phenomenal. Plus, the well-appointed accommodations are furnished with antique accents, crisp 400-thread-count Frette linens, gas fireplaces and 42-inch flat-screen TVs, while the delectable entrees at restaurant Mooo.... (a steakhouse) earn rave reviews. more

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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

Nantucket, MA
#7 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The White Elephant Nantucket Island

Nantucket, MA
#7 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The White Elephant has been a favorite of Nantucket's bluebloods since the 1920s. Exactly how ritzy is it? Well, visitors are welcome to dock their yachts out front, and the Brant Point Grill is the see-and-be-seen spot for lunch. But this local favorite is convenient for tourists too; it's half a mile from downtown Nantucket and an ideal hub for travelers visiting without a car. Guests rave about the first-rate service — the staff has a habit of greeting visitors by name. And the rooms, suites and small cottages, complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor patios or balconies, receive high praise from families and other large parties. The White Elephant is a seasonal property, open from mid-April to October and for limited dates in November and early December. more

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The Wauwinet

Nantucket, MA
#8 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Wauwinet

Nantucket, MA
#8 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

Popular with honeymooners, The Wauwinet sits in a quieter northern corner of Nantucket island, less than 2 miles from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can stretch out your sea legs on one of two private beaches or sample the local seafood at the ever-popular TOPPER's restaurant. The attentive service staff deserves a mention as well: Everyone, from the reservations assistants to the cleaning staff, receives high praise from guests. The concierge even makes pre-vacation planning phone calls. The luxurious rooms and cottages, outfitted in soothing yellow tones with wooden furnishings, free Wi-Fi access and 400-thread-count Pratesi linens, leave guests vying for more time at this romantic retreat. Also included in your room rate: coffee and pastries in the morning and evening port and cheese. Because The Wauwinet is a member of the Relais & Châteaux family, Club 5C members can earn or redeem points here for additional benefits. Keep in mind: The Wauwinet is a seasonal property, open from mid-May to October. more

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Boston, MA
#9 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

Boston, MA
#9 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston is anything but simple — it's decked out from head to toe in ornate decor reminiscent of the Renaissance period, complete with oak paneling, intricate ceilings, gilded trim and crystal chandeliers. And thanks to an urban address that's just blocks from the Boston Public Garden and the Newbury Street shopping area, you won't have to travel too far from the hotel to access some of Boston's beloved sites. Plus, recent guests say the tasty cuisine served at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen along with the accommodating staff and the modern accommodations, appointed with marble bathrooms, custom-designed artwork and calming blue and white shades, are reason enough to splurge on a stay here. What's more, members of the Fairmont President's Club can earn points and perks for their stay. more

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The Eliot Hotel

Boston, MA
#10 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Eliot Hotel

Boston, MA
#10 in Best Massachusetts Hotels

The Eliot Hotel provides travelers with an urban oasis, removed from Boston's bustling streets, but close enough to top city attractions. The Eliot sits just minutes from Newbury Street's shops, Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts, making it an ideal home base for sightseers. But according to recent guests, what makes a stay at The Eliot Hotel so exquisite is the exceptional customer service. Test out the service for yourself at one of the two gourmet restaurants, or take advantage of complimentary access to the Boston Sports Club. Afterward, unwind in your luxurious digs, decorated in warm, beige tones and outfitted with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, stocked minibars and beds with down comforters. more

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