The Ames building, constructed in 1893 in Byzantine-Romanesque style, is certainly one of the most exquisite, historically significant landmarks in Boston, and, as such, a great setting for an iconic hotel like the Ames Boston Hotel. Although the hotel has contemporary finishes, thanks to designer David Rockwell, it still emanates the spirit of the 19th century with its gilded staircases, elegant marble fireplaces and theatrically arched windows.
The Ames Hotel has 114 rooms classified in ten different room categories. All rooms have a flat screen TV, high speed internet, iPod docking station, soft bedding and Malin+Goetz toiletries. If you upgrade to a superior or deluxe rooms, you will be spoilt rotten – ostentatious king beds, white marble walk-in rain showers, bespoke desks designed as a contemporary interpretation of Federal style, light oak flooring, two 42-inch-flat screen TVs, and in-room spa services on demand.
There is so much to see in Boston, particularly in the area surrounding the Ames Hotel like New England Aquarium, the famous baseball venue Fenway Park, Quincy Market, Boston Harbour, and Boston Public Gardens. You can borrow bicycles from the hotel and cruise the city, or burn off excess energy at the hotel’s fitness centre opened 24 hours a day.
Or, if you are more of a leisurely type, and love to take it easy while sipping cocktails, pop down to the Woodward Bar, lounge by the fireplace and make sure that you order one of the bar’s signature drinks called One Court made from 23-year-old Ron Zacapa rum, lime and honey syrup.
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