Best of Boston

2001 Best Boutique Hotel

The Eliot Suite Hotel

Spending a night at the Eliot feels like lodging at a well-run, luxurious hotel on the French Riviera. This hotel prides itself on its European feel, from a staff that collectively speaks more than a dozen languages to mini-bars well stocked with wines and spirits, cheeses, even German gummy bears. The rooms are spacious, with separate living areas, and decorated with continental elegance (plenty of brass and chintz). And with on-site restaurant Clio serving decadent French dishes, you need never leave the property.

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