- Housed in a historic building, considered Boston's first skyscraper
- Stylish David Rockwell design throughout
- Gorgeous rooms feature sleek design and modern technology
- Good location near Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill
- Small, but well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center
- Excellent meeting spaces
- In-room spa services available
- No on-site restaurant
- No pool or spa
- Fee for Wi-Fi
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Oyster Hotel Review
A modern property with a rich history in Beantown.
The Ames has a rich history in Boston. The building opened in 1889 and is considered the city's first skyscraper; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The building was converted into the 114-room boutique hotel we know today by Morgans Hotel Group in 2009, following a $40-million renovation. Interiors were designed by the famed David Rockwell, and the modern aesthetic throughout blends with period details surprisingly well, creating a sophisticated and sexy vibe.
But while the hotel is aesthetically pleasing, it does lack on-site features. Its 24-hour fitness center is well-equipped, but small, and its meeting rooms are expectedly attractive. But there is no restaurant, pool, or spa. Still, it's a great choice for business travelers and stylish 20-somethings.
Great location near Beacon Hill and Faneuil Hall.
Ames is situated in the heart of downtown Boston, just outside Beacon Hill, a historic, wealthy, residential neighborhood known for its Federal-style rowhouses, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and more than 40 antique shops. The blocks surrounding the hotel are lined with bars, Irish pubs, and restaurants that characterize much of Boston's food scene -- steakhouses and seafood joints.
- 10-minute walk from the Boston Common, the country's oldest park and the start of Boston's 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, which passes through 16 historic landmarks
- One block from the Park Street Station on the T (Boston's subway), running both the green and red lines
- Less than a five-minute walk from Faneuil Hall, a historic marketplace and modern-day mall
- Five blocks from TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics
- 10-minute walk, or eight-minute subway ride, to the North End (Paul Revere's house, Little Italy)
- 13-minute T ride to Harvard Square and Harvard University
- 10-minute walk (half a mile) to the New England Aquarium
- 11-minute drive (two miles) or a 20-minute ride on the Green Line, to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox
- 10-minute cab ride to Boston's Logan International Airport, or 20-minute subway ride
Stylish rooms were desinged by David Rockwell.
Rooms are sleek and sophisticated, and mirror the black and white motif that runs through the rest of the property. The spaces blend the hotel's 19th-century architecture with David Rockwell's modern design aesthetic very well.
- Flat-screen HDTVs and iPod docks in every room
- Comfortable beds with down bedding
- Gorgeous bathrooms with rain showerheads and Mailn + Goetz toiletries
- Well-stocked minibars
- Free newspapers
- In-room spa services, for a fee
- Fee for Wi-Fi
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Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
|Things to Do||
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
|Address||1 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, United States|