Best of Boston

Best Hotel, General Excellence

2017 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Hotel Commonwealth

Boston
After a sweeping $50 million upgrade, Hotel Commonwealth is in a league of its own. In addition to 96 sleek new guest rooms, the Kenmore [...] read more»
2014 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Ames Boston Hotel

Boston
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

Boston
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

Boston
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

Boston
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»
2006 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Four Seasons

Boston
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, General Excellence

The Charles Hotel

Cambridge
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»
2003 Best Hotel, General Excellence

Fifteen Beacon

Boston
When the in-laws come to town for a visit, send them straight to Fifteen Beacon, a hotel so classically elegant (and subtly opulent) they'll never [...] read more»
2002 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston
This 230-room palace has bragging rights locked up, thanks to its flawless waterfront view from Rowes Wharf. The whole scene—billowing sails, bright blue slices of [...] read more»
2001 Best Hotel, General Excellence

XV Beacon

Boston
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. [...] read more»
2000 Best Hotel, General Excellence

The Charles Hotel

Cambridge
Perhaps the best answer to what defines the Cambridge experience, The Charles Hotel is the epitome of understated elegance. Sure, The Charles has all the [...] read more»