With a peerless location facing the idyllic Boston Public Garden, this property was originally a Ritz-Carlton before the Indian luxury chain took it over. Rooms are stately, spacious for city accommodations, and offer a variety of views. The first-floor bar has floor-to-ceiling windows that face the Garden, while the elegant French Room serves afternoon tea and the rooftop dining room hosts a Sunday brunch from March to November. The hotel was purchased by a group of local real estate firms in 2016, so change may be in its future.