$269 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2014 Check-out: Jul 27, 2014

Ames Boston Hotel

4 stars
1 Court Street, 506.756.7075, Boston, MA 02108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
82 reviews
Date Night in the City

Fantastic! Everyone from valet at checkng to valet at checkout was helpful! See full review

  • Amy Gildea
  • Mar 18, 2013
Awesome hotel

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

  • DeebsNYC
  • Jun 25, 2014
With it's signature flare for flamboyance, Morgans Hotel Group has transformed the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building; originally built in 1893 as the headquarters of the Ames farm equipment empire; into a 114 room, 14 story boutique hotel gem- opening in November 2009. Located at the historic intersection of Court, State, and Washington Streets, Ames is just steps to the major office towers of Boston's Financial District, fabled Boston Harbor, historic Fanueil Hall Marketplace, posh row homes of Beacon Hill, glamourous nightlife and shopping, and Boston Common. With more than a cursory nod to history, Ames showcases striking original architectural elements such as mosaic tile ceilings, ornately detailed staircases, 12-14 foot guestroom ceilings, intricately carved white marble fireplaces, and dramatic windows- juxtaposed against clean modern finishes, uber sexy glass showers, mirrored chandeliers, and interpretive illusionary art installations. Appropriate to it's latter-day incarnation, Ames features leading-edge fitness and business centers, 46" LG plasma televisions, and (BOSE) audio equipment. The Ames building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for Ames Boston Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

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

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

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

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VTsarah
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
Review of Ames Boston Hotel

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.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

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

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ttbsuzi
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
Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amy Gildea
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
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

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.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hess
Business
Illinois, USA
Jan 21, 2012

Business trip

The hotel was very convenient for my business trip. The hotel was nice, clean, but over priced for what you got. It was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel but the menu was limited and it was over crowed for dinner. you had to make a reservation 2 hours in advance. I asked for a 6:30 wake up call because the clock in the room was not an alarm clock. Never got the wake up call. I'm going back to Boston on Monday and have made reservations at a different hotel.

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

Business

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