Best of Boston

2001 Best Hotel, General Excellence

XV Beacon

Paul Roiff’s much-hyped Beacon Hill hostelry actually qualifies as a boutique hotel, with only 61 rooms and the hushed luxury of a truly exclusive property. But the attention to detail, from fresh orchids placed in the bathrooms daily and specially packaged Kiehl’s bath products, to the stately but comfy four-post beds, makes this hotel the in the city. Nowhere else can you sleep in style and have the calling cards to prove it; the hotel specially provides “in residence” business cards for each guest to make sure that every high-powered deal or clandestine affair goes off without a hitch.

15 Beacon St., Boston, 617-670-1500,