Ames Boston Hotel

1 Court Street, Boston, MA, USA

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18.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

When it comes to hotels Boston is a bit of a puzzle. For whatever reason, there just aren’t as many stylish and innovative options as there ought to be — compare New York, where you’re absolutely spoiled for choice. Here to add one more to the scant supply of well-designed boutique hotels are the hoteliers behind the Ames, who´ve taken over a historic building in downtown Boston proper and given it a thoroughly contemporary makeover.

The exterior is historic as ever, this landmark building showing every one of its hundred-plus years, its stately brickwork contrasting sharply with the new glass towers of the surrounding district. Once inside, though, it’s a different story, a sleek, fashionably restrained look courtesy of David Rockwell, whose buildings and interiors tend to be more swanky than splashy.

There are a few subtle allusions to the 19th-century provenance of the building — an old-fashioned side lamp here, a Federalist-style table there — but mostly the interiors are made of light and space, their surfaces painted snow-white and ash-gray. As you go up the scale, the rooms only get sunnier, and the city views more dramatic.

Though it’s easy to imagine someone from the fashion or design world feeling perfectly at home here, Ames is never too cool for comfort. The sheeting is properly crisp, the duvets feathery, and the bathrooms and minibars are stocked with all the right top-shelf products. It’s hardly revolutionary stuff — just evidence that the hotel knows how to do hospitality as well as the aesthetics. We’re only surprised something like this didn’t happen in Boston sooner.

Please note: Ames Boston no longer has a restaurant and does not offer room service. Each room has a fully stocked minibar.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 114 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Pets not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Pets not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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