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2016 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Harbor View Hotel

After dropping off your bags in one of this waterfront hotel’s plush rooms or suites, each decked out in teals and taupes, order a cocktail […] read more»
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 […] read more»
2013 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

Connected to the bustling Prudential Center, the Mandarin is a Zen refuge from the moment you enter. Modern museum-quality paintings and sculptures encourage thoughtful reflection. […] read more»
2012 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

There’s something formulaic about high-end hotels these days. Marble vanities + giant flat screens + bazillion-thread-count Frette sheets = the right to charge upward of […] read more»
2011 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Mandarin Oriental

Even the most basic guest rooms at this Back Bay behemoth overflow with amenities: luxe slippers, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, rainforest shower. But what stands out […] read more»
2008 Best Hotel, Debut

The Liberty Hotel

When the Liberty opened last winter in the old Charles Street jail, following a $150 million building renovation, it was met with the requisite jokes […] read more»
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»