Just got back yesterday after a two night stay. This hotel is in the heart of Boston, close to shopping, tourist attractions, business district, TD Garden, the North End and lots of restaurants. It is right across the street from State blue and orange line T stations which made this an incredibly convenient location! It was only 5 stops to and from Boston Logan airport and 1 stop from the Amtrak station.
Our room was great, one wall was all windows and we had a great view of the harbour, the State building and big office buildings. We were on the 12th floor and could hear street noise so be prepared for that. The elevators are tiny, which was a little different, but we had no issues fitting in. The front desk took our luggage up so I suspect they use a service elevator.
The room was really nice, ultra modern minimalist style with tile and laminate hardwood floors and a rug. The bathroom was a good size and the marble tub was ENORMOUS! We had lots of towels, a bar fridge (mini bar) and an in room safe. The bath products were very nice too.
The pillows reminded me of my grandmothers old feather pillows that were really hard so I wasn't crazy about them, but the rest of my family thought they were fine. The beds were super comfy!
The front desk staff was wonderful, all were very helpful and polite. They called us when our room was ready and let us leave our luggage with them so we could go out exploring. They gave us tips on where to go, what time things opened, etc. and the staff at the front door were very polite and always smiling.
We had a problem with our return flight and my husband and kids returned to the hotel after we had checked out and asked if they could leave their luggage again while they explored Boston some more. The staff said NO PROBLEM! And even presented my six year old son with a bag that held three of the toys he had left behind in the room :) they were just getting it ready to put in the mail!
The only reason I gave service a 4 is because there is no restaurant onsite and no coffee/tea available. There was a restaurant but it is closed off. There is also no coffee maker in the room. I can understand that running a restaurant with no patrons would be very expensive but I think they need to have something there. A Keurig/Tassimo type self service system would have been great, even my dentist and eye doctors offices have a Keurig!
Overall this was a fantastic stay and I would highly recommend the Ames Boston and we would definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ames, located in the beautiful and historic Ames building, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, Ames is ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill. Boasting a vibrant restaurant and bar offering an atmosphere that is at once refined and playful, a state-of-the art fitness center and suites accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and original fireplaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ames - a Morgans Original Hotel Boston