$161 Avg/night
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Ames Boston Hotel

4 stars
1 Court Street, 506.756.7075, Boston, MA 02108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
50 reviews
Boston night out

The Ames is a swanky little boutique. We had the room with the glass shower and per other reviews I... See full review

  • Ashley11
  • Aug 23, 2014
Awesome hotel

Great place for business travel. Comfortable rooms, elegant style, affordable and delicious... See full review

  • DeebsNYC
  • Jun 25, 2014
Historic architecture with a modern, minimalist spirit
History buffs appreciate both the location and original architecture of the AMES in the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building. Built in 1893 as headquarters for the Ames farm equipment empire, the boutique hotel showcases mosaic tile ceilings, ornate staircases, carved marble fireplaces and dramatic arched windows. Designer David Rockwell added clean modern finishes and eye-catching decor. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel neighbors Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, Boston Common and Boston Harbor.
Highlights

  • Hit the 24-hour fitness center or borrow bicycles to cruise the city
  • Minimalist guest rooms with soaring ceilings and a marble walk-in shower
  • Close to several subway lines and walking distance to famed neighborhoods
  • On the National Register of Historic Places

Rooms
Ten room categories offer a tailored experience in 114 rooms at AMES. Clean lines and an uncluttered minimalist environment mix with 12- to 14-foot ceilings, a flat-screen HDTV, iPod docking station and a mini bar. Enjoy Molton Brown bath products in the attractive glass-and-marble, walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Suites offer superior city views and more ornate historical details including original fireplaces.
Features
Find a courteous hotel staff the Ames and amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours, a business center, in-room spa services and valet parking (fees apply).
Transportation

  • Boston Logan International Airport (3.6 mi/11.4 km)
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (53.2 mi/85.6 km)
  • T.F. Green Airport (59.9 mi/96.3 km)
  • Walking distance several subway stations

Attractions

  • New England Aquarium (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Boston Public Gardens (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Boston Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Copley Square in the Back Bay (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Harvard Square (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Fenway Park (3.3 mi/5.3 km)

Business

  • In-room Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Five meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 160 people

Hotel Map

42.359 -71.058
Area served
Boston, Cambridge
Nearby airports
Logan International Airport
Area description
Ames Hotel, located in the beautiful and historic Ames building, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, complemented by innovative new design. Ames Hotel brings Boston and its visitors the dynamic experience for which it is known. Ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, the 114-room Boston hotel 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. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Ames Hotel 1 Court Street Boston, MA 02108

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Ames Boston Hotel Rooms

Superior
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Deluxe
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Standard
Luxurious Queen Bed. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Nearby points of interest

  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.1 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Copley Square: 1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.1 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Copley Square: 1 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.1 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.1 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 1.2 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1.2 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1.2 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1.5 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 1.6 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1.8 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1.8 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 1.8 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.3 mi
  • Castle Island: 2.8 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 3.1 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
n/a

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Ames Boston Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ashley11
Business
Connecticut
Aug 23, 2014

Boston night out

The Ames is a swanky little boutique. We had the room with the glass shower and per other reviews I requested a higher floor to get away from the street noise. We enjoyed this hotel and would return! We did not eat at the hotel and parked at the public garage on beacon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DeebsNYC
Business
New York
Jun 25, 2014

Awesome hotel

Great place for business travel. Comfortable rooms, elegant style, affordable and delicious breakfast...overall great place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bostonian Claudia
Business
Vermont
Apr 17, 2014

Nice hotel for the price

This is well located, clean and friendly. Beds are very comfortable and the room was upscale and modern. The only downside is that there is no bar or restaurant. It would have been nice to have a drink at the end of a long day without having to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VTsarah
Business
Vermont
Apr 14, 2014

Rough start, great finish.

My partner and I won tickets to a 12:30 Bruins game at the Garden. We decided to make a weekend out-of-it and stay overnight rather than return to Vermont the same day. When we booked the hotel, I am positive that parking was included because we were only looking at hotels with this amenity. I called the day before because we were concerned we would not be able to park the car there before the game as check in was not until 3. The man at the front desk told me that it would be fine for us to park at the hotel and that we could check our bags if we wanted. He did not mention that it was valet parking and that we would not have access to our car without fifteen minutes notice. When we arrived, we did not see any signs for hotel parking. So I called again. The woman at the front desk explained they did not have a parking garage and that it was valet parking--which would have been fine IF we'd known before. She also mentioned that parking was not included in our rate. We packed rather quickly and threw things in the car thinking that we would be able to leave our things in the car while we were at the game. Instead, we had to look like country bumpkins who couldn't afford the hotel. I had most of our items in a bag my mother made that is open on top for the world to see everything inside. I was extremely annoyed that I took the time to call the hotel to ask about the parking situation so I would be prepared and that I was not made aware of these details. Upon returning from the game, there had been a shift change and the annoying woman who "helped" us prior to the game was no longer working. She had been replaced by a delightful man who was very helpful and made the remainder of our stay quite nice! The room was very comfortable and spacious. The glass shower even with the curtain was odd, but fine for us. The view from the room was nice and the hotel is located right in the heart of everything. We very much enjoyed our stay overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sleeping Giant
Business
New York, New York
Feb 3, 2014

Very Satisfied

Room was fantastic and the location was convenient for downtown and Back Bay activities. The fitness center was a plus, clean, modern and wi-fi enabled. Just be aware that the hotel no longer has a bar/lounge. It was closed which was a disappointment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to/from South Station Amtrak Terminal.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRworks
Business
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jan 28, 2014

Neighborhood gem

Great staff, attentive. Lovely room. Needs restaurant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ttbsuzi
Business
Mystic,ct
May 20, 2013

Perfect location

I selected this hotel for its location and advertised Resturant option. Unfortunately the Resturant was not open. There was some renovation going on. I only encountered 2 staff members, the young woman at the desk was very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. The door person, did not speak, greet or question if we needed assistance. We walked by the hotel twice bevause there was no signage. No awning with a name. And the door person did not make eye contact never mind ask if we were looking o the hotel. Once inside it was a pleasant experience. Simple comfortable atmosphere. Once in the room, we were very pleased with the accommodations. Comfortable bed and sofa. Great view from windows. Spacious bathroom as well. Really liked the room. I would definitely stay here again. My only request would be that you ask for a higher floor. Street noise was present and for light sleepers probably a problem. Great location! Can not stress this enough. Close proximaty to food, historical landmarks, parking and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amy Gildea
Business
Weymouth, ma
Mar 18, 2013

Date Night in the City

Fantastic! Everyone from valet at checkng to valet at checkout was helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mod business traveler
Business
DC
Nov 29, 2012

Business trip

Unexpected pleasant surprise in downtown Boston. Spent one night for business. Super friendly staff. Clean, modern, beautiful room. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amymuffy
Business
San Francisco, CA
Oct 30, 2012

That was a fantastic stay!

The hotel itself doesn't have a big sign of hotel name, So it might be a difficult to find the hotel first. It locates at the center of downtown in Boston, and there are many nice restaurants within walking distance. I got a room on 15th floor, which is highest in the hotel although I could not see view outside. The room was eally modern looking and got a impression of a designers hotel. There was bar/ club (with music) on the first floor so you can drink and dance there:) however, u gotta be aware that water bottle on the table is not free. I realize that bottle had a tinyass sign says $8 dollar after that I took a sip of that water. Lol Overall, the room was super nice and comfortable to stay over two nights. Especially their pillows were so comfy and I was so excited to laying down <3 I'll definitely come back to their hotel for next time if I come by Boston. Recommend!!!!:D

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Oceanaire seafood was fancy and delicious. Walking 2 min from the hotel. Looks sophisticated so nice for business dinner too.

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