Best of Boston

2014 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Ames Boston Hotel

While we appreciate Boston’s cobblestone streets, we’re also progressives. This chic hotel is just like us: a little bit of both. Built into the skeleton of the city’s first office tower (1893), the David Rockwell creation beautifully balances the past with a slick, white future. Lovers of luxury will find five-star amenities like in-room spa services and fireplaces in some rooms, and, if you’re there the weekend of the Boston Calling music festival this fall, you’ll be right next door.

One Court St., Boston, 617-979-8100,