Ames Boston

Boston, USA

The hotel

As recommendations go, being named ‘Best Hotel in Boston’ by Boston Magazine is pretty conclusive (after all, they are the experts). But, just in case you need more endorsement, Ames Boston also appears on the 2017 and 2018 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List. Much of that’s down to its unsurpassable Financial District location, just around the corner from historic Faneuil Hall. But it’s also down to the old-meets-new styling, with its historic sandstone shell giving way to a modern interpretation of luxury, with sleek oak floors, 50 inch TVs, and complimentary WiFi. And it’s also down to its extras, like in-room spa services and free seasonal bike hire. The dining brings more accolades, with the seasonal offerings at Cultivar brought to you by the award-winning Mary Dumont, and featuring ingredients from the hotel’s hydroponic garden and carefully foraged finds.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the centre of Boston's Financial District. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

114 rooms. All with air-conditioning, 55-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, mini-bar* complimentary WiFi, luxury linens, iron/ironing board, safe, hairdryer and bathrobes. Queen Rooms are 250 sq ft and feature panoramic views of the Boston skyline with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Rooms are 250 sq ft and feature panoramic views of the Boston skyline with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Double Rooms are more spacious at 500 sq ft with panoramic views of the Boston skyline and a marble walk-in shower with rain showerhead with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

King Rooms are 250 sq ft and feature panoramic views of the Boston skyline with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms are 250 sq ft with panoramic views of the Boston skyline and a marble walk-in shower with rain showerhead with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Corner King Rooms are 525 sq ft with panoramic views of the Boston skyline with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Suites are 600 sq ft and feature an oversized living area and a partially separated sleeping space with panoramic views of the Boston skyline with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Bobby Orr Suite is 600 sq ft and features personal memorabilia of Bobby Orr with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Ames Apartment Suite is 1000 sq ft and offers spectacular city views with 1 four poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cultivar restaurant and bar (hyper-seasonal cuisine). Fitness room. Bike hire*. In-room spa service*. Room service*. Laundry/valet service*. Concierge.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jul 15, 2019 rich527 Florida

You MUST choose this hotel when visiting Boston. Led by Stephen the Area GM and Ersela, the amazing team starts with great leadership. David the concierge is exceptional and friendly and has great recommendations for dining and activities. Front desk is always friendly and the night auditor (we arrived at midnight) made us feel like we were… Read more
You MUST choose this hotel when visiting Boston. Led by Stephen the Area GM and Ersela, the amazing team starts with great leadership. David the concierge is exceptional and friendly and has great recommendations for dining and activities. Front desk is always friendly and the night auditor (we arrived at midnight) made us feel like we were arriving at 4pm with his friendly engaging welcome. Housekeeping always greets you and the rooms are spotless! The rooms are so modern and have great amenities. The location is exceptional and walking distance to everything. When in Boston make sure you choose the Ames if you want an great memory of the city! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Concierge Desk (Mr. David Archer) - Professional, Courteous, and Expedient Assistance. Well Done! Thank you!

Jul 13, 2019 djdonohue

Concierge David Archer went above and beyond expectations to ensure my Mother was welcomed with a beautiful gift in celebration of her birthday! Wanting to surprise my Mother on her 75th Birthday, I contacted David and he was able to provide the careful selection and delivery of a small, yet elegant gift. I called to arrange for the gift the day… Read more
Concierge David Archer went above and beyond expectations to ensure my Mother was welcomed with a beautiful gift in celebration of her birthday! Wanting to surprise my Mother on her 75th Birthday, I contacted David and he was able to provide the careful selection and delivery of a small, yet elegant gift. I called to arrange for the gift the day before her arrival in Boston, and David ensured me that my gift would be presented perfectly upon her arrival. More than I could ever expect, but David Archer, an amazingly friendly, competent and professional Concierge was able to make it happen and allow my Mother to enjoy her stay at Ames Boston Hotel. Thank you David, you made it happen, flawlessly and expertly. A true professional. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating #4 Bobby Orr Trip of a Lifetime

Jul 12, 2019 seasonedtraveller14 Campbell River

If you love Bobby Orr, Boston Bruin, Hockey memorabilia - the Bobby Orr Suite is for you! This suite is a total shrine to the ever amazing Bobby Orr, filled with quotes on the wall, signed hockey sticks, a score-board light, penalty box and original seats from "da Garden". The suite also had incredible views of downtown Boston and is super close… Read more
If you love Bobby Orr, Boston Bruin, Hockey memorabilia - the Bobby Orr Suite is for you! This suite is a total shrine to the ever amazing Bobby Orr, filled with quotes on the wall, signed hockey sticks, a score-board light, penalty box and original seats from "da Garden". The suite also had incredible views of downtown Boston and is super close to downtown attractions. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Location and Excellent Value

Jul 10, 2019 PKClark1980

Stayed with my wife for a quick 2 night visit to Boston. Pre-paid for standard 1 King room on Hilton site for a very good value of around $200/night. We loved how convenient this hotel was to everything, and how walkable the area is. Room was very spacious with high ceilings, got a little noisy briefly with neighbors bustling around, but wasn’t a… Read more
Stayed with my wife for a quick 2 night visit to Boston. Pre-paid for standard 1 King room on Hilton site for a very good value of around $200/night. We loved how convenient this hotel was to everything, and how walkable the area is. Room was very spacious with high ceilings, got a little noisy briefly with neighbors bustling around, but wasn’t a big deal. Friendly staff, 24-hour coffee and mini bar in room. No restaurant but there are hundreds nearby. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Consider the Ames Hotel in Boston

Jul 9, 2019 dccollector washington dc

Essentially a very nice stay. I had an upgraded corner king room, which was spacious. The bed is VERY LOW to the ground, and as such not really ideal. Location was great, as I was attending a wedding just down the street.