Hotels in Massachusetts
The 1927 Colonial Revival building in the center of Northampton has cozy appeal with its fireplace, feather duvets, and whirlpool tubs.
Near Fenway Park in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood, the 149-room Hotel Commonwealth resides inside a French Empire-style building. Shades of red are splashed over everything from furniture to carpeting to artwork in both public areas and guestrooms.
Located just across the Charles River from downtown Boston, Hotel Marlowe is a boutique-style Kimpton property with a quirky-meets-chic design.
The inn has eight units in the 1836 Greek Revival mansion and an additional two garden cottages.
The colonial inn features a stone fireplace and is frequented by Amherst alums sipping single-malt scotch. The patio overlooks the village green and serves mulled cider from nearby organic farms. Rooms in the Wing section have private balconies.
A short walk from the center of Edgartown, this property has the notion of coastal living down pat. Inside the three-story Gothic Revival building are 17 light-filled rooms dressed in toiles and stripes, each grounded by an English antique or two.
Why It’s Unique: Located on 22 acres of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the two-story Aviary treehouse in the Berkshire Mountains features limestone wet room with an antique soaking tub, circular stairs leading to the second-floor sleeping quarters, and a Bang & O
Little Inn on Pleasant Bay in South Orleans is down the road next to a cranberry bog, and sits high on a hill with fantastic views of the shoreline. White slipcovered furniture and pickled-wood ceilings create a beachy vibe.
Nantucket’s grandest luxury hotel is also one of the most private and remote on the island, set along a stunning stretch of northeastern coast.
Completed in 1922, the Renaissance Revival structure housing The Langham, Boston boasts an elegant main entrance trimmed with gold molding and two original N. C. Wyeth murals.
This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay).
The boutique resort and spa is painted in warm pastels, and is just a half-block from the beach. Ask for the Oscar Wilde room, which overlooks the town’s emblematic Pilgrim Monument.