Best of Boston

2005 Best Hotel, New

Jurys Boston Hotel

Thanks to a two-year, $68 million renovation of the former Boston Police Department headquarters, Jurys’s wall of trickling water, sparkling elevators, lavish suites, and stunning marble bathrooms (with heated towel racks) are a far cry from the holding cells of yesteryear. A sizable accumulation of contemporary Irish art and a helpful staff lend European class to these very American quarters.

350 Stuart St., Boston, 617-266-7200,