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Best Hotels in Boston: XV Beacon

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No. 2 XV Beacon

One of Boston’s first modern design hotels when it opened in Beacon Hill in 1999, the surprisingly homey 60-room XV (call it “Fifteen”) has stylish, bold interiors that contrast nicely with the 1903 Beaux-Arts building. A svelte scheme of dark wood, brushed steel, and cream-colored fabrics prevails, but it’s punctuated by bold abstract paintings and vintage touches like a cage elevator, marble busts, and canopy beds in every guest room. The rooms are spacious—some as large as 900 square feet—and all have gas fireplaces and mini-bars that might tempt you to snuggle in on a cold night. Venturing out? Take the complimentary car service around town.

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