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Ames Boston Hotel

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1 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Cabos, Mexico
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for a weekend and I wanted to take a shower after I had checked in. I noticed small black hairs in the shower and around the sink area. I personally went to the concierge and notified them about what I had encountered. They apologized and said they will fix it immidiately. Unfortunately, I arrived to the room... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great trendy rooms.. friendly staff! A boutique hotel with the works! The beds were very comfortable and rooms were spacious. Would stay here again. Close to the Subway. Had breakfast in their neighboring restaurant which was just ok in terms of what they offered.

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us & for the wonderful review, we appreciate it. We're happy you enjoyed our trendy rooms, comfortable beds, breakfast, & friendly staff. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The good is it's in a prime location, right by Faneuil Hall, in a historical building (albeit hard to notice that from the street and they've erased any sense of history on the inside). Also good: the staff tries genuinely hard to please and be appreciative. On the other hand, they aspire to a level of quality that they don't... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us & for the review. We're happy you enjoyed our location & our staff. We're sorry you found our bathrooms too dark to put on makeup, but we hope you utilized the makeup mirror in the bathroom to assist you in that endeavor. We're sorry you didn't find a place to hang your towel to... More 

Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were very satisfied with the Ames and can recommend it. The old, exterior architecture is beautiful contrasted with a starkly serene and modern interior although a bit cold for my taste (charcoal gray everywhere). You could not expect a better location as a tourist...all the important sites are within easy walking distance. All in all a... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ames Boston Hotel & for the kind review, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. our location, the exterior architecture, & our modern interiors. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed here for 3 nights. The location is spot on, close to most of the sights and literally seconds from the subway. The exterior of the building is great, lots of detail. The interior leaves something to be desired. The ceilings in the lobby are great, but the bar and reception area is rather plain. The... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us & for the review, it is appreciated. We 're glad you enjoyed your stay, our comfy beds, & our housekeeping staff. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Boston. More 

Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - near Faneuil Hall and an easy walk to the Common, North End, etc. We chose a deluxe suite and it a great size for us plus our little one. It was a good value for a suite in Boston. 12th floor corner suite was high enough to have a little water view, in addition to the old... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us & for the review, it is appreciated. We're very happy you enjoyed our location, the room, & our desk and bell staff. We're sorry that you were expecting a full breakfast & we'll take your comments about our website's description of it under consideration. We hope our staff was able to direct... More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here 2-3 times for weekend trips, and haven't been disappointed once. Rooms are comfortable, quiet, well cared for. The staff is always friendly. It's nice to stop downstairs for a drink and app, before walking around to everything that is close by. Breakfast was very good as well. Will stay there again.

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us repeatedly & for the wonderful review, it is appreciated. We're very happy that you enjoyed our rooms, staff, restaurant, & bar. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Collingwood, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this hotel extremely last minute and were not able to put a lot of research into it- but it turned out to be fantastic. Very centrally located, walking distance from everything you want to see in Boston. Close to the market, so it is great to pick things up for lunch/breakfast. Very stylishly decorated- rooms are trendy and... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us & for the excellent review, we appreciate it. We're happy you enjoyed our location, decorations, & friendly staff. While the design of the hotel back in 1891 did make the rooms on 15 have small windows, making them our quietest rooms, all of our other floors contain larger windows. We appreciate your... More 

Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I just spent the weekend at the Ames and what a great experience. The location is superb. We could walk everywhere and the subway was very close as well to hop on for the Red Sox game. The staff were wonderful beginning at check in. Friendly, knowledgeable and very personable. As someone who works in hospitality, I... More 

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us & for the excellent review, it is appreciated. We're happy you enjoyed our location, our staff, our rooms, our app, & our wi-fi. While we don't require name tags for our staff, feel free to ask them if you'd like to later recognize them (they are rewarded when they are mentioned positively... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a cute boutique hotel. I stayed here a few days after a cruise and was quite pleased with the hotel. I had asked many Bostonians on the cruise about the Ames but no one was familiar with it. It is truly a hidden gem!

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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us & for the nice review, it is appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed our "hidden gem" & hope to see you again on your next visit to Boston. More 

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