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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Boston location

May 18, 2019 sheny616 Atlanta, Georgia

We stayed 1 night at the Curio before heading back home to Atlanta after 10 days in New England. We wanted a hotel that was right in downtown Boston so we could visit Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and have dinner in the North End. This place was perfect. Our room had a view of the city and the staff was very helpful with assisting with our… Read more
We stayed 1 night at the Curio before heading back home to Atlanta after 10 days in New England. We wanted a hotel that was right in downtown Boston so we could visit Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and have dinner in the North End. This place was perfect. Our room had a view of the city and the staff was very helpful with assisting with our dinner and exertions. We did not need transportation to any of the places we visited. I would highly recommend this hotel if you want to walk the city and see the sights. It is a bit pricey but well worth it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Rough Start

May 15, 2019 Kuvasz15 Saint Paul, Minnesota

I expect more from a hotel of this stature. I experienced a problem on my floor with noise from two rooms near mine. I called the front desk and was told it would be handled...well the noise never stopped. I received an email from the hotel asking if my problem had been taken care of. I said no and I never heard back from anyone. I spoke with… Read more
I expect more from a hotel of this stature. I experienced a problem on my floor with noise from two rooms near mine. I called the front desk and was told it would be handled...well the noise never stopped. I received an email from the hotel asking if my problem had been taken care of. I said no and I never heard back from anyone. I spoke with the manager the next morning and expressed my concern. It was addressed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ames in the heart

May 11, 2019 gschleiffer Estero, Florida

This is a redone Hotel in an old building in the heart of Boston. It is walking distance from slot if the sights we wanted to see in Boston. It is also close to some pretty good eateries. The hotel itself is elegant but it is an older builder and there are still aspects that look old. The rooms are nice but small. We would have paid about 200 a… Read more
This is a redone Hotel in an old building in the heart of Boston. It is walking distance from slot if the sights we wanted to see in Boston. It is also close to some pretty good eateries. The hotel itself is elegant but it is an older builder and there are still aspects that look old. The rooms are nice but small. We would have paid about 200 a night but I had Hilton points so rooms were free. Not a bad place to stay if u want to walk the freedom trail and see fanual hall etc. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice experience in good location

May 11, 2019 putnik123 Charlottesville, Virginia

A boutique hotel in an old, refurbished building. Small lobby and library with coffee machine, yoghurt, Friendly service. Room was spacious, with good shades to block out the light. Spacious modern bathroom. Not too noisy for an urban setting, though the people doing construction next door thought it necessary to come out at 6:45 AM and bang… Read more
A boutique hotel in an old, refurbished building. Small lobby and library with coffee machine, yoghurt, Friendly service. Room was spacious, with good shades to block out the light. Spacious modern bathroom. Not too noisy for an urban setting, though the people doing construction next door thought it necessary to come out at 6:45 AM and bang on something with a hammer for a minute or so; then--silence. BTW, there was a white noise machine available in the room. Wall St Journal and USA Today complementary in the library. Very close to State Street MBTA stop, Old State House, City Hall. No restaurant on premises. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel. Perfect location

May 8, 2019 KeithJenner Barnsley, United Kingdom

I have stayed in a few different hotels in Boston, but this one wins the prize for location. Very convenient for central attractions like Quincy Market, close to one of my favourite pubs (The Black Rose - a couple of hundred yards away) and just across the road from the T station. It is easy to get there from the hotel using the T, just three… Read more
I have stayed in a few different hotels in Boston, but this one wins the prize for location. Very convenient for central attractions like Quincy Market, close to one of my favourite pubs (The Black Rose - a couple of hundred yards away) and just across the road from the T station. It is easy to get there from the hotel using the T, just three stops from the Airport station. With Boston being so compact (and the fact that I like walking) this was the only time we had to use any form of transport other than our feet during the whole of our stay. Even Fenway is just an easy two and a half mile walk (much of it through the Common or along Commonwealth Mall). The staff were very good, especially the lady who runs the breakfast. Many people have mentioned the lack of an onsite bar and restaurant, and this will certainly be an issue for many. Personally, I would be very unlikely to use an onsite restaurant with a location like this, as there are so many other options around, but we do often stop at a hotel bar for a quick drink at the end of the evening, and did miss this as an option. I considered reducing my rating by one star because of this, but overall, I think that the hotel deserves the full five stars. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon. Read less