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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
Steinlabs
Business
Allen, TX
May 24, 2011

Not for a light sleeper-but great place!

There is a subway that runs right by the hotel (all night). If you are a light sleeper this may be a problem. Otherwise, this is a great place to be in the center of all of the history of Boston. Half a block from Quincy Market.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
May 24, 2011

highly recommended!

The Ames hotel is really great. The location is perfectly located near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. It is also very close to the North End. The rooms are very modern. The bed was comfortable. Good shower, clean rooms, limited noise. All of the hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The building is historical too...it's the first skyscraper in Boston. There is no big sign announcing that it is a hotel, but above the entry way is "Ames Building" etched into the stone. We plan on returning to Boston for another fun visit and we will stay at the Ames hotel again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston ,TX
May 24, 2011

Great location!

The Ames hotel is in a great location, walking distance to all the attractions

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

A short walk to attractions,dining and shopping

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Great time in Boston
Business
Phila., PA
May 16, 2011

Wonderful!!!

Wonderful location. Steps from the freedom trail. Easy walking to Boston Harbor, Little Italy restaurants, Beacon Hill. Hotel is estremely upbeat in design, very clean and well appointed. Staff could not be nicer or more helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
mrs. fishy
Business
nyc, ny
May 15, 2011

Sleek but Souless

we were there for a fun couples weekend. while the room is generally fine (high ceilings, modern amenities, etc.), overall we didn't feel like we got the same kind of personal care and attention that we generally expect. for example, we rolled into town thursday around 8 and had to lug our bags up the steps ourselves. Granted there were only 4 steps, but still, it would have been nice to see a doorman instead of loud music coming out of the restaurant. in terms of positives, the hotel is close to many subway lines and the staff is responsive when you call them.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

check out this New Asian restaurant in the South End called Meyers + Chang.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
colombia
May 14, 2011

Excellent hotel

It is well located near t station. Rooms are comfortable and nice the same as bathrooms.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Apr 9, 2011

Cool hotel, cool neighborhood

Friends and I came into Beantown for Opening Day at Fenway Park, but decided to stay downtown. The hotel itself is unique and genuinely boutique. Cool, mod decor within what is apparently one of the oldest skyscrapers in Boston. The staff was excellent. Near government center, Faneiul Hall & Quincy Market are very close as are multiple T lines. Bar scene was ok, but the breakfast is really good. (Try the hash) The only complaint is that the (very large) windows have little to no sound insulation, so when some one started jack hammering at 7:30 on Saturday morning, it was as if they were in the next room on the 8th floor.

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

Business

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Guilford, CT
Mar 6, 2011

Ames Hotel

This place is fantastic: modern, hip, clean, great service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bruins#1
Business
Canada
Dec 31, 2010

Hip place, comfortable stay

Great location - easy walking to all the key shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Simple tidy clean room, modern and sleek.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

North end restaurants bustling at night so get there early... worth the wait.

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nbfitz
Business
Vermont
Nov 16, 2010

Great Location, price and hotel!

This was a clean and quiet hotel. The staff was super nice and very helpful. Bathrooms are a bit dark, but there is a great makeup light that helped. Centrally located next to the subway stops and bus transportation. Shopping and restaurants all with in walking distance. I would stay there again in a heart beat! Highly recommend.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Bricco's Italian restaurant on Hamilton was fantastic. Short walk to some long walk for others, just follow the freedom trail to the north end.

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