Hotels in Massachusetts

Located along the waterfront, InterContinental Boston features two dramatically curved towers of reflective blue glass and sleek polished granite.

Executive chef Peter Platt and his partner, Meredith Kennard, took over as owners of this pleasantly rustic Berkshires inn—formerly a stagecoach relay—in 2005; together they've created one of the finest dining destinations in the area, and arguably the Northeast.

This hip, Back Bay hotel on Huntington Avenue enjoys an envied location near boutique-filled Newbury Street. Following a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2008, travertine marble floors, polished wood and contemporary furnishings now characterize The Colonnade Hotel’s public spaces.

This contemporary brick landmark offers a truly prime location: it’s literally across the street from the glittering and meandering walking paths of the Public Garden (Newbury Street’s shops are also just a few blocks away).

An 1891 Cape Cod mansion overlooking the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island, the main house of the hotel is flanked by 19th-century houses that belonged to whaling captains.

Captain’s House Inn feels like a village unto itself; besides its captain’s cottage, there’s a Greek Revival mansion and converted stables.

If you weren’t quick enough to score a cottage or home rental, the Summer House is your only option for staying in the gorgeous east-coast village of Siasconset.

This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay).

The inn, opposite 700-acre Forest Park, is a Gilded Age (1899) painted lady with cheery rooms.

Staying in one of Susanne and Wade Green's six 1920's cottages (two-week minimum) or five apartments (one-week minimum) is like crashing the family compound.

A circa-1684 manse with three wraparound porches with views of the harbor; the concierge will arrange day trips to the beach of your choice (we suggest the nearby and secluded Madequecham).

On the "knuckles" of what looks like the curled arm of Cape Cod is the Race Point Lighthouse, established in 1816. The 1840's white Keeper's House with a red shingle roof offers three bedrooms for up to 11 people; lace curtains, braided rugs, and paintings of seascapes fill the rooms.

At the Red Inn in P-town, the view of the sun setting over the bay is so spectacular that you almost don’t even notice how good the food is. (But try the pan-roasted cod with a lemon-garlic confit, served on a bed of rosemary potatoes and applewood bacon.

Constructed in 1886 as a private residence, this historic brownstone is now a renovated owner-operated hotel in the Back Bay area. Inside, brick corridors lined with colorful local art lead guests to 40 rooms designed by renowned stylist Dennis Duffy.