Photo courtesy of Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Boston is a city of firsts, and Ames Boston Hotel has its own place in area history: At 13 stories, the former office building was regarded as the city's first skyscraper when it opened in 1893. Nowadays, the building seamlessly melds past and present, from the stately Romanesque-style sandstone façade to the 114 ultra-contemporary rooms with low platform beds, marble bathrooms, and stainless-steel accents. Other eye-catching old-meets-new details include ornamental fireplaces, sleek oak floors, and a state-of-the-art gym.