In recent years, this stately brick manor on the peninsula, has transitioned from period B&B to boutique inn, nicely balancing the elegant Federal architecture with splashier contemporary art and furnishings that wouldn’t look out of place at a modern art museum. The rooms are a nice blend of stylish and classic, with vintage leather armchairs beneath elaborate geometric light fixtures; several have fireplaces. Breakfast is served in a sunshiney dining room, and guests share unusual common spaces like a speakeasy-turned-billiard-room, a rooftop cupola, and well-kept gardens out back. The Victoria Mansion is just 2 blocks down the street, and the Old Port's only a 10-minute stroll.