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Best Hotels in Boston: Ritz-Carlton

Courtesy of Ritz Carlton

No. 10 Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

Boston’s only Ritz (the Taj chain bought the famous Back Bay property in 2006) is an 11-story glass-and-steel monolith that looms above the Common’s greenery. Opened in 2001, the hotel transports you—oddly—to 1985; the glitzy marble lobby, filled with giant potted lilies and a 10-foot fireplace, is pure Trump Revival. Thankfully, the 193 guest rooms are a bit more subdued, with velvety earth-toned upholstery, feather beds, and Frette bathrobes—appealing amenities after a workout in the adjacent 100,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA (where $15 gets you near-round-the-clock access).

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