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“Urban elegance” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #42 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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“Urban elegance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

So glad my conference hotel booked up early because it meant my husband and I stayed at the Ames purely by chance! Absolutely worth the price for location, laid-back vibe, and comfort (and views). This was a proper grown-up and sexy hotel. The breakfast room is beautiful, looking out over the financial district as it wakes up, and something that I absolutely loved about it: no one annoys you at breakfast - you can refill your coffee at the bar without waiting for service or waiting for someone to wait on you. The decor is boutique and luxe - dare you to take the elevator without touching the leather walls. It's smack bang in the centre of the city so you can wander to Faneuil hall and market just down the street for some goodies, stroll down to Macy's, or run to Sam La Grassa's for an awesome Pastrami sandwich before they close at 3:30pm!
If you're a business traveller this will make you glad you're one (maybe for a change), and if you're a young couple on a city break, this will certainly impress your other half.

Room Tip: We were in room 809 - a corner room, which appeared to be larger than the others on the floor. Great...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

I travel for work 50% of the time and I absolutely LOVE when Boston comes onto my travel schedule, because it means I can stay at the Ames. The staff is amazing. They really take the time to get to know returning guests and on my third stay (months after my last stay) the front desk staff welcomed me by name and had my room and newspaper preferences down pat! They also gave me some complimentary drink tickets! This hotel really makes you feel welcome, they are professional, and all around lovely. The rooms are super clean. Beds are heavenly. No complaints here! It's a perfect experience!

Room Tip: If you can, get a corner suite. It's like a mini house! It's so big and swanky!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

On a brief business trip to Boston, I enjoyed staying at the Ames hotel. Interesting architectural history and in a fantastic location. I'd like to come back on vacation to explore the area a little more. My room was pretty large and very clean.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

I loved the Ames! For starters, it's perfectly located near the hustle and bustle Qunicy Market and the financial area. When walk in the door you are greeted by a sense of calm and quiet sophistication. The staff was young, enthusiastic and professional. We had an upgraded corner room done in contemporary dark tones and white. Very clean. The bathroom is spotless and done in a great modern design with rain shower. Bed was excellent.

Breakfast was included in our rate and was an excellent European style continental with fresh fruits, juices, cereals, etc.

There is a work out room that is somewhat small but better equipped than most hotel versions.

When we were there most guests seemed to be in their mid-30's and young professionals with a few European tourists.

Room Tip: There is a public parking garage right across the street.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Ames is in the perfect location for access to the sights and amenities in Boston. Friendly and helpful staff. Great rooms.
Free wifi. Buffet breakfast is simple but adequate and allows you to take food and drinks away if you are on your way out.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly located for tourists in Boston. It is a stones throw from Quincy Market and the other downtown attractions. There are several T stops located nearby making access to public transport incredibly easy.

The hotel itself was excellent. We stayed in a corner room with a fabulous view over the old statehouse. The room was spacious and felt very modern and clean. The bed was incredibly comfortable.

Breakfast was good and nicely arranged. The only bugbear for us was the lack of tea and coffee and no complimentary water in the room. The bottle of water on the bedside was $8 and a tea from room service was $5. However with a cvs and Starbucks just down th street this was no real issue.

We would and will absolutely stay here again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've stayed at the NYC Hudson and LA Mondrian. The Ames is something else, it's relaxed and quietly confident. Because it can be. Maybe because it's in Boston, it's infinitely more relaxed and comfortable than other Morgans I've stayed at. Staff are professional but informal and friendly. Rooms (except floor 15) are incredible. Bar restaurant is very pleasant and there is an excellent guest lounge on the second floor where they serve a nice buffet breakfast and doubles up as an excellent daytime office if you have work to do.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 1 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108-2615
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#39 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#40 Business Hotel in Boston
#48 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 115
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. Our hotel is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and features Hilton HHonors benefits and rewards. ... more   less 
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