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Eliot Hotel

370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 267-1607

Family-owned for more than 50 years, the Eliot is distinctively child-friendly, giving stuffed animals to youngsters and comped stays to teenagers. Adults will love it, too, for its lovely décor and equally lovely French restaurant, Clio, whose chef won a James Beard award.

Photo courtesy of Eliot Hotel


Clarendon Square Inn

198 West Brookline Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-2229

This 19th-century merchant townhouse in Boston’s South End was meticulously restored with original architectural details and modern, vibrant décor. It’s an ideal location to explore the city by foot—or simply head to the roof deck and take it in from five flights up.

Photo courtesy of Clarendon Square Inn


Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5700

Taj Boston has a plethora of luxe amenities, like butlers who will draw you a bath or build a wood-burning fire at any hour.

Photo courtesy of Mark D. Kahler


XV Beacon

15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(877) 982-3226

The staff at Fifteen make you feel as if you’re stepping into a gracious friend’s stylish house. Throw a dinner party in the wine cellar or take a complimentary car anywhere around town.

Photo courtesy of XV Beacon


Mandarin Oriental, Boston

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 535-8888

The plush experience here is completely Zen, starting with complimentary tea on arrival en suite. Once you step outside, though, you’re in the middle of the Back Bay’s best, from historic townhouses to shopping on Newbury Street.

Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Boston


Four Seasons Boston

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400

All types of visitors flock to this top hotel for its perfect location and superb service, like extra cuff links for business travelers and baking lessons for children.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Boston