The upscale, 225-room Loews Boston blends historical touches with modern sophistication. Rooms are clean and chic, with high-tech amenities; they're among the nicest in the neighborhood for the price. The underground restaurant has speakeasy style and an outdoor terrace below street level. The location in the heart of Back Bay puts guests a short walk away from public transportation, tourist sights, and a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Just note that some rooms are on the small side, and unlike at other hotels in this category, there are no spa services offered.