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Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #41 of 86 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The service in this hotel exceeded my expectations. The service was impeccable. Charles, Francis, and Derrick were fantastic. I stayed with my 11-year-old son in a standard room and we were quite comfortable. The rooms were very clean (a big deal for me) and the bed was comfortable. Only thing is that there is a bit of a privacy issue between the bed and shower. There is no wall, only a curtain, behind the shower glass. Something to consider if you're on a couples trip.

We stayed on the 7th floor facing the front of the building. There was some city noise, but it was to be expected; nothing out of the ordinary. There was a bit of vibration from the train, so we removed a decorative plate from the wall and didn't hear the sound again. Not as bad as some of the reviews claim.

Overall, the decor was very nice, room was very clean and comfortable, the service was exceptional, and location was great.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you so much for your review. We're sorry you had privacy issues with our sex showers, but we do have rooms without them available upon request. We hope we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great small hotel with a friendly staff. The rooms are nice with excellent bathrooms. The restaurant is up an running again which is a big plus. The location is amazing to the heart of Boston. Glad we found this gem.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Coincidentally, we won Boston Magazine's general excellence award for best hotel in Boston for 2014! Link: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston/2014/ames-boston-hotel/

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This hotel is conveniently located to many of the best locations Boston has to offer. The rooms are simply just average. Not as clean as I would have preferred, but I am picky. Stayed for a business meeting and enjoyed walking the downtown Boston area and enjoyed many excellent restaurants too.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you so much for staying with us. We're sorry you had issues with the cleanliness of your room & we hope you brought it to our attention so we could rectify it. We appreciate your business & hope to be able to make it up to you the next time you visit.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The Ames Boston Hotel was an absolute pleasure to stay at. On top of the reasonable price, guests are provided with all of the amenities one could possibly ask for. The hotel is immaculate - decor is clean, floors are clean, and the rooms are clean. There was not one moment where I could pinpoint any filth or dirt, or use from previous tenants in our room. The Hotel is furnished carefully with modern decor and the use of materials is genius. The hotel is right next to Government Center and a very short walk to the North End, Faneuil Hall, and everything Boston. For the location, this hotel was extremely quiet. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a place to unwind, as a home base while staying in Boston (they offer free bicycles here, too), or a weekend in the city.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed at the Ames for an overnight business trip. As everyone else had said, it's a great, central location in downtown Boston. Easy to get to and from most Boston sites and well situated. It's a small, boutique hotel with a modern and simple vibe. Not cushy but rather spartan and simply appointed with pops of design and wit here and there.

The rooms are small, but have character within the old, historic building. Mine had a huge, arched window which made the small room feel substantially larger. The street noise was very present, however, due to the old window and the 4th floor location.

The room is great if you're traveling solo. If you share the room, be prepared to share your full self -- the bathroom's shower partitions the bed area from the bathroom and it's glass with a sheer curtain. If modesty is your thing, be forewarned.

Live music in the restaurant nightly. Fine and dandy, but there's nowhere to have a business meeting or conversation in the lobby or the restaurant when the performers are on.

Staff were very courteous and friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we appreciate it. The next time you're with us we'll be happy to put you on a higher floor farther away from the street noise. We also have rooms without our "sexy showers" available upon request & if you're looking for a quiet place for a small meeting, we also have a business center on the 3rd floor available 24 hours. Thank you for the review & we hope to see you again the next time you're in Boston!

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I had to stay over a night in Boston while on a business trip. The Ames was easy to find and in the heart of downtown, right next-door to the State-Building complex. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was fascinating, being entirely enclosed in glass and had a fantastic shower with a rain-style head. Everything was well-appointed and well-designed in an elegant modern style, including the desk workspace right in front of the window.

The downstairs bar was comfortable and well-appointed and the internet was swift. Altogether everything you'd need for a fine stop-over.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business & hope to see you again the next time you're in town.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed overnight for a wedding of a coworker. I would come back in a heartbeat! Staff was wonderful, room was perfect and location was great! Great continental breakfast at a reasonable price. Great bartender! Very comfortable and European!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Craig B, Front Office Manager at Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Thank you for staying us & for the wonderful review, we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town!

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Address: 1 Court St, Boston, MA 02108-2615
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#39 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#40 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range: £156 - £529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ames, located in the beautiful and historic Ames building, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, Ames is ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill. Boasting a vibrant restaurant and bar offering an atmosphere that is at once refined and playful, a state-of-the art fitness center and suites accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and original fireplaces. Our hotel is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and features Hilton HHonors benefits and rewards. ... more   less 
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