Best Hotels in Massachusetts

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the 70 best hotels in Massachusetts based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
    Nantucket, MA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    Free WiFi

    Many recent visitors call the White Elephant Village Residences & Inn their favorite place to stay on Nantucket. Reviewers credited the inn's attentive, "first-class" service, its spacious accommodations and its unbeatable location just steps from Children's Beach and Nantucket Town, Massachusetts, as reasons for their loyalty and praise. Accommodations here range from deluxe rooms to three-bedroom residences outfitted with gas fireplaces. Standard room amenities include Pratesi linens, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Blu-ray players and MP3 docking stations. The inn's dining venues (located at the Village's adjacent sister property, the White Elephant hotel) also won kudos from recent guests, as did the property's amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, complimentary use of the inn's Priority Bicycles and daily coffee, pastries, port and cheese in the lobby. Those traveling with little ones will also be happy to know that the White Elephant offers plenty of kids amenities, such as boogie boards and beach toys. Note: White Elephant Village Residences & Inn is only open seasonally from April through the end of October, as well as during the week of Thanksgiving.

    Nantucket, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripAdvisor (145)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    XV Beacon
    Boston, MA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1205 reviewsTripAdvisor (1205)
    Free WiFi

    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
    #3 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2140 reviewsTripAdvisor (2140)
    Free WiFi

    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
    #4 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    Free WiFi

    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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    Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
    Harwich, MA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    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 are appointed with spacious patios, gas fireplaces 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. Keep in mind that members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Harwich, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Hotel Boston
    Boston, MA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2047 reviewsTripAdvisor (2047)
    Free WiFi

    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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    Blantyre
    Lenox, MA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    In the small western Massachusetts town of Lenox, the Blantyre property rises elegantly from a green grass lawn. The property's Main House, cottages and Carriage House feature intricate moldings, magnificent fireplaces and rich colors on the walls. Accommodations are outfitted in unique decor (no two rooms look the same) and many include working fireplaces. Guests say they felt like royalty during their stays: The service surpasses all expectations, the food is impressive, the spa offers luxurious treatments and the grounds are spread out for your own strolling pleasure. But buyers beware: This regal extravagance doesn't come cheap. However, those who take part in Relais & Châteaux's exclusive Club 5C program are eligible for benefits, such as room upgrades.

    Lenox, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
    Boston, MA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 935 reviewsTripAdvisor (935)
    Free WiFi

    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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    The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
    Nantucket, MA
    #9 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 975 reviewsTripAdvisor (975)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway in Nantucket, consider The Nantucket Hotel & Resort. Recent visitors raved about the amount of kid-friendly amenities offered by the property, as well as the warm, welcoming staff. In addition to supervised day and evening programs for children, the hotel also provides bicycle rentals, two outdoor heated pools (one that's solely reserved for adults) and family portrait sessions from a local photographer (some activities and amenities cost extra). Lodgers reported that the on-site Breeze Restaurant was also kid-appropriate, with a separate menu just for picky eaters. If you'd rather dine off the resort, you'll find a variety of options within walking distance thanks to the hotel's central location in downtown Nantucket, just a half-mile west of Brant Point Lighthouse. The property is also within walking distance of the ferry docks and is less than a mile from Jetties Beach (the hotel offers complimentary NRTA Wave shuttle tickets to the beach). Rooms are equally family-oriented, with some suites accommodating up to 15 guests. Accommodations are equipped with Frette linens, iHome radios, coffee makers, TVs with DVD players and beach towels and chairs. What's more, resort guests are granted access to the Nantucket Club (located on-site), which houses a gym and spa and offers yoga and fitness classes.

    Nantucket, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 975 reviewsTripAdvisor (975)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Wauwinet
    Nantucket, MA
    #10 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    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 late April to the end of October.

    Nantucket, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    InterContinental Boston
    Boston, MA
    #11 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    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 White Elephant Nantucket Island
    Nantucket, MA
    #12 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 459 reviewsTripAdvisor (459)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    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 considered a see-and-be-seen spot. 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. 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.

    Nantucket, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 459 reviewsTripAdvisor (459)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    Boston, MA
    #13 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    Free WiFi

    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
    #14 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4787 reviewsTripAdvisor (4787)
    Free WiFi

    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
    #15 in Best Hotels in Massachusetts
    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