Best of Boston

Best Hotel, General Excellence

2007 Best Hotel, Berkshires

The Porches Inn

North Adams
Fleeing the city seems an idyllic notion, until you find yourself bunking down among doily-strewn antiques and overpowering potpourri at a B&B advertising bucolic "charm." [...] read more»
2007 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Beach Plum Inn

You are not a Kennedy. Your chances of getting asked to the family's up-island compound are, frankly, slim. So what? You can still live like [...] read more»
2007 Best Hotel, Nantucket

Hotel Green

With two hotels, an art gallery, and an upscale shoe salon to her name, Nantucket transplant Vanessa Noel practically is the island. Her 10-room Hotel [...] read more»
2007 Best Hotel, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Had Fitzgerald created Jay Gatsby today, he might have installed his debonair protagonist at the Chatham Bars Inn. The 1914 hotel's foyer alone, with its [...] read more»
2007 Best Hotel, New

InterContinental Boston

Considering the onslaught of just-opened and recently renovated hotels, it's a good time to be a guest in Boston (if a somewhat less good time [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel, Nantucket

Union Street Inn

Steps from Main Street, this island retreat goes to great lengths for its guests: Bathrooms brim with Fresh toiletries, Matouk robes hang in closets, a [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Letting go of your inner Griswold in favor of a genuine vacation can be a challenge, but the Chatham Bars Inn makes taking it easy [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

Staying here is like weekending at your rich best friend's seaside retreat. Except your best friend isn't rich, and she certainly doesn't have a seaside [...] read more»
2006 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Four Seasons

When a local institution undergoes a renovation, we take notice. As part of this year's stunning Four Seasons makeover, lumpy old armchairs, timeworn furniture, and [...] read more»
2005 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Mansion House Inn

Vineyard Haven
Vineyard Haven may be a dry town, but you won't need any spirits to lift yours at the Mansion House Inn. The newly renovated inn [...] read more»
2005 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Charles Hotel

Few hotels can boast politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities among their clientele. The Charles can. The Harvard Square hotel houses jazz and martini bars, a renovated [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2004 Best Hotel, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Even overcast days at Chatham Bars Inn feel sunny. First, there's the setting: a graceful, 1914 building overlooking the Atlantic, surrounded by quiet, individually decorated [...] read more»
2004 Best Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Cape Cod

Land’s End Inn

Only Philistines and acrophobes could fail to fall in love with this, the most rapturous among Cape Cod's many small inns. Part oasis, part museum, [...] read more»
2004 Best Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Boston

After a $60 million facelift, all 17 stories of Boston's grande dame gleam as brightly as they did in the 1920s. This Ritz has spent [...] read more»