Hotels in Massachusetts

The views are some of the main highlights at the Colonnade, as each room has floor-to-ceiling windows that (wait for it) actually open. Shocking indeed, and watching the world go by while having a glass of pinot is a fine way to spend the early evening hours.

The signature red awnings on the outside of the Langham are a distinct touch on this building that once housed the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

The Mandarin's marble-and-limestone exterior provides cool cover for the warmth of its interior space, which brings together elaborate flower arrangements with a mix of warm woods (rosewood, no?) and surfaces that seem impossibly shiny.

With its curved glass exterior, the sweeping design of the InterContinental is meant to subtly evoke the clipper ships that used to ply their trade right in the adjacent harbor.

Built in 1927, the Park Plaza was once the grande dame of Boston’s hotels, and it has played host to every president since Warren G. Harding.

Stepping inside XV Beacon, one is struck by the sheer variety of earth tones that dominate the palette: Deep tans, elegant black lacquer, and shiny silver finishes all come together perfectly.

Located in the heart of Kenmore Square, the Hotel Commonwealth is close to Fenway, Boston University, and other Hub favorites. You’d do well to take your visit to the next level by checking into one of their signature suites.

Offering a bit of modern elegance (oh, look at all that glass) combined with nods to proper New England tradition, the Envoy is the Innovation District’s newest hotel.

Keeping it local is what the Revere does best.

The guest rooms in this 19th-century South End townhouse are named after Broadway luminaries (Sondheim, Bernstein, and others) and decorated accordingly, with tasteful show posters, musical scores, and more.

Originally built in 1912 for one of Brewster’s wealthiest residents, the property has 338 recently spruced-up rooms inside a stately stucco mansion. Families can also opt for stand-alone villas, set either on the waterfront or around the Jack Nicklaus golf course.

The wharf-side hotel overlooks the harbor and the full-size, rigged schooner Friendship of Salem, and it also tempts kids with its heated indoor pool.

Established in 1900 by hotelier Lucias Boomer, owner of New York’s Waldorf=Astoria, the Lenox is located in the Back Bay, within walking distance of Newbury Street and Boston Common. Former guests include Jeff Bridges, Steve Martin, and Judy Garland, who lived in suite No.