Best of Boston

2001 Best Bed and Breakfast

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

With an unbeatable Charles Street location and a truly intimate size, this newcomer is settling in quietly and with style. The 13 rooms are admittedly miniscule, but the brightly painted walls and textiles make them cozy. Details such as flat-screen televisions and fluffy down duvets also make them stylish. The gourmet breakfast (French toast with crème frâiche and strawberries) served in the hotel’s bistro makes this a Beacon Hill find.

25 Charles St., Boston, 617-723-7575,