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  • #1
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    XV Beacon
    Boston, MA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1205 reviewsTripAdvisor (1205)
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    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 in-room massages 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, 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.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1205 reviewsTripAdvisor (1205)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Boston Harbor Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2140 reviewsTripAdvisor (2140)
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    When it comes to this hotel, guests say its excellent waterfront location and elegant decor set it apart from 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 Smart TVs, complimentary internet access, marble bathrooms and rainfall showers. However, what keeps guests coming back to this impressive (albeit pricey) hotel is the friendliness of its staff. Some even say 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. What's more, members of the iPrefer program can earn or use points when bedding down here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2140 reviewsTripAdvisor (2140)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Mandarin Oriental, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
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    This hotel lives up to its five-star reputation. Recent guests describe the hotel as spectacular, comfortable and well-situated. Located adjacent to the convention center and just two blocks south of Newbury Street (not to mention less than a mile east of 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.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Hotel Boston
    Boston, MA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2047 reviewsTripAdvisor (2047)
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    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 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.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2047 reviewsTripAdvisor (2047)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 935 reviewsTripAdvisor (935)
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    Boasting easy access to Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 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, which recent guests said offered good food but even better service. Thanks to the Ritz's Marriott connection, those participating in the company's rewards program are eligible to redeem points for free stays.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 935 reviewsTripAdvisor (935)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    InterContinental Boston
    Boston, MA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5125 reviewsTripAdvisor (5125)

    When it comes to luxurious lodging, you can count on InterContinental – and its Boston branch is no exception, boasting a wide variety of amenities, including a bounty of spa services and several on-site restaurants. The InterContinental also serves as the perfect home base for family travelers; it's located just a short walk from the harbor, the Boston Children's Museum, and the New England Aquarium. Plus the elegant accommodations, which feature a warm beige and yellow color scheme and upscale amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, minibars and waterfront and skyline views, win over guests consistently. If you frequent InterContinental properties and take part in the company's IHG Rewards Club program, you may earn extra perks, such as free stays and discounts, by choosing to stay here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5125 reviewsTripAdvisor (5125)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
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    Sure, location isn't this hotel's strong suit – it sits at the base of the Longfellow Bridge, which connects downtown Boston to Cambridge – but you don't come to The Liberty Hotel for convenience. This hotel is an attraction in itself since it was once a prison that housed notable "guests" like Malcolm X and the Boston Strangler. Today, the building oozes luxury, best exhibited in its waterfront views and multiple top-notch gourmet restaurants. Recent guests loved this hotel's unique feel and modern accents, and praised its terrific staff. Accommodations are furnished with minibars, flat-screen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows. Some warn, though, that CLINK. can get noisy on the weekends so you should request a room away from the restaurant and bar for a peaceful night's sleep. What's more, because of The Liberty's ties, Marriott Rewards members can trade in points for perks at this hotel.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Commonwealth
    Boston, MA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4787 reviewsTripAdvisor (4787)
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    Hold on to your hats, Red Sox fans: If you're in town for the big game, you'll find Hotel Commonwealth sits just blocks from your beloved Fenway Park. This stylish boutique hotel features spacious accommodations, equipped with bathrobes, Italian linens with down comforters and flat-screen TVs. Recent guests loved the luxe look and feel of the rooms, and said both the amenities and staff members are on par for a hotel of this caliber. At the end of the night, cap off your evening with an in-room spa treatment or – if you haven't filled up on peanuts and Cracker Jacks – a decadent gourmet meal at the Eastern Standard restaurant. For a quieter meal, check out Island Creek Oyster Bar, which boasts a bounty of seafood offerings. If you've brought your pup along for the ride, rest assured that he'll be well taken care of with grooming, walking and even doggie massage services.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4787 reviewsTripAdvisor (4787)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Langham, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #9 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2427 reviewsTripAdvisor (2427)
    Free WiFi

    Set in historic downtown Boston, this hotel makes a great choice for sightseers. Stay here and you'll be just a short walk from both the Boston Children's Museum and the New England Aquarium – a major selling point for families. Plus, historic attractions like Faneuil Hall are also easily accessible. But location isn't the only thing recent visitors love about this property: The elegant New England-inspired decor, The Reserve and Café Fleuri restaurants and Chuan Body + Soul spa also earn high marks. The hotel's opulent accommodations, appointed with wooden furnishings, iHome docking stations, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, serve as a relaxing place in which to unwind after a long day of exploration. And it's the luxurious rooms and friendly service staff that continue to impress travelers, bringing them back to The Langham time and again.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2427 reviewsTripAdvisor (2427)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Lenox Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #10 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3636 reviewsTripAdvisor (3636)
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    If you're willing to splurge, then The Lenox Hotel should be at the top of your lodging list. This extravagant hotel sits within walking distance of the high-end boutiques of Newbury Street. Beloved cultural attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Common are also nearby. Recent guests say that the hotel's convenient location is one of its best features, although the elegant decor and friendly customer service also earn high praise. The only downside, according to some travelers, is the pricey fee for on-site parking. After a long day of exploration, unwind at City Table, the hotel's intimate dining venue, or at Sólás, the hotel's authentic Irish pub. Then retreat to your stylish accommodations, which boast high ceilings and plush linens (not to mention working fireplaces and stunning views overlooking the Charles River, in some rooms).

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3636 reviewsTripAdvisor (3636)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #11 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2957 reviewsTripAdvisor (2957)

    Located within walking distance of Boston Common and Faneuil Hall, this hotel is the perfect retreat for luxury-lovers who will take advantage of Nine Zero's signature Kimpton amenities, such as in-room spa treatments, complimentary wine receptions and pet-friendly services. Plus, Kimpton Nine Zero's stylish accommodations also ooze luxury, with custom bedding, honor bars with gourmet and organic snacks and a complimentary morning newspaper delivery service available upon request. And when hunger strikes, you can unwind at the sophisticated on-site restaurant, which boasts contemporary bites and refreshing cocktails. But don't expect all this to come cheap: Recent guests bemoan Kimpton Nine Zero's high price tags. However, if you participate in the Kimpton Karma Rewards program, you may earn freebies, such as minibar credits, for deciding to stay here.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2957 reviewsTripAdvisor (2957)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Boston, MA
    #12 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1762 reviewsTripAdvisor (1762)
    Free WiFi

    Boasting high-end luxury and an urban locale, the Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton beckons to the modern art lover. Painted all white and splashed with subtle yet colorful accents, the Ames earns high praise for its beautiful design. The hotel's enviable access to Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail also makes it an attractive choice for tourists. While most recent guests rave about the property's understated accommodations – appointed with crisp duvets, luxe bathrobes, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations – others lament the high price for parking. Still, most cite the courteous hotel staff as a reason to return. Also, keep in mind that because of the hotel's Hilton ties, members of the Hilton Honors program can earn and use points here. 

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1762 reviewsTripAdvisor (1762)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #13 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3647 reviewsTripAdvisor (3647)

    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.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3647 reviewsTripAdvisor (3647)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    W Boston
    Boston, MA
    #14 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1797 reviewsTripAdvisor (1797)

    Resting on the southern edge of Emerson College – just a few blocks south of the Boston Public Garden – the W Hotel grants visitors lodging in a convenient location. The W features an all-glass exterior with interiors featuring funky modern decor and simple-yet-stylish furnishings. The fanciful design extends to the accommodations, which feature modern accents, locally crafted artwork and high-end amenities like iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and Bliss Spa bath products. Most recent guests report a pleasant stay overall, however some do complain about the floor-to-ceiling windows' inability to drown out the noise from nearby nightclubs. Past visitors suggested booking a corner room for additional space. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, both Starwood Preferred Guest members and Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points here. When you're ready to step outside your stylish digs, head to the W Lounge for casual bites and inventive cocktails.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1797 reviewsTripAdvisor (1797)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    The Eliot Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #15 in Best Hotels in Boston
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1374 reviewsTripAdvisor (1374)
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    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 the critically acclaimed restaurant, UNI, 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.

    Boston, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1374 reviewsTripAdvisor (1374)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi