Best of Boston

1999 Best Place for a Romantic Tryst

Lenox Hotel

Whether you’re a movie star craving anonymity or a suburban couple looking to flee the rugrats for a night, the Lenox beckons with European elegance and discretion, meaning the doorman may know your name but he’ll make sure nobody else does. Escape into the newly renovated (at a cost of $20 million) Back Bay jewel, with its imported crystal chandeliers, working fireplaces, lush carpeting, Victorian wallpaper, gilt-framed Italian, French, and English prints—and the fabulous Anago restaurant.

710 Boylston St., Boston, 617-536-5300,