A standout, even in a city with lots of options, this exquisite hotel combines the flavor of Yankee Boston with European-style service and amenities—it evokes Brahmin splendor without breaking the bank. Rooms are outfitted with cozy beds, Italian marble bathrooms, and bathrobes for two. On tree-lined Comm Ave, it feels more like a classy apartment building than a hotel, with a romantic atmosphere that belies the top-notch business features. Almost every unit is a spacious suite (others are standard doubles) furnished with antiques, and French doors separate the living rooms and bedrooms. The atmosphere contrasts pleasantly with the bustle of Newbury Street, a block away. Its busy Japanese restaurant, Uni, is overseen by celebrity chef Ken Oringer and open for breakfast and dinner—with late-night ramen available Friday and Saturday.
- Frommer's Staff