Best of Boston

1997 Best Hotel, Intimate

Eliot Suite Hotel

From the smiling doorman who greets you to the freshly redone interiors, the Eliot boasts a European charm. The lost art of the small hotel has been reborn here with an eye for little details. the Back Bay location puts visitors within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, and river strolls one could possibly cram into a single visit. Plus it’s got a great new restaurant, Clio.

370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-267-1607,