Ames Hotel  4 stars

1 Court Street, Boston, United States, 02108  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Close to metro - Lovely hotel - Rooms are extremely modern
  • Bathroom is very spacious - Location is not perfect - Great hotel
  • Room is not big - Bed is comfortable - Air con works smoothly
  • Bed was comfortable - Bathroom was well organised - No drawers
  • Right in the very centre - Complimentary breakfast - Room was small

Overview

The four-star Ames, A Morgans Original Hotel is conveniently placed in downtown Boston, next to the Orpheum Theater and Boston Common Park.

This historic original 19th century building offers modern amenities and rich décor.

The cozy 114 guest rooms and suites are fitted with flat screen HDTV and iPod docking station.

The luxurious Woodward Restaurant serves tasty regional cuisine.

There are five meeting venues accommodating up to 120 persons and completed with free internet connection and conference equipment.

The fitness center open 24 hours a day includes state-of-the-art equipment and machines.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   114.

Distance to:

  • City Center Boston - 700 ft
  • Airport: Logan International (BOS) - 2.7 mi, Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) - 42.3 mi
  • Train Station: Boston North Station - 2700 ft, Framingham, MA Station - 19.3 mi
  • Underground station: State St. Station - 400 ft, Government Center Station - 700 ft
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Union Oyster House (Food: Seafood) - 900 ft, Woodward (Food: Seafood) - 100 ft
  • Parks: Boston African American National Historic Site - 1300 ft, Boston Harbor Islands National Park - 1600 ft

Rooms

Standard, Superior and Deluxe Rooms offer in-room spa services and payable wireless internet access.

The Loft provides custom designed Federal-style desk.

One Bedroom Suites feature floor-to-ceiling arched windows and separate seating area.

The Apartment includes expansive living room and telecommunications center.

All children under 12 stay for free in existing bedding.

Extra beds are available for USD 25 per night/person.

Dining options

The hotel offers full continental breakfast, including local pastry and dishes, from Monday to Friday from 6.30am till 11am.

The Woodward, a modern tavern, serves variety of cocktails, wide wine list and desserts for lunch and dinner daily from 5pm till 10pm.

The hotel Ames serves a continental breakfast for free. 

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Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Cloakroom
  • Garage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • DVD player
  • Dressing area
  • Hi-Fi
  • iPod docking station

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Standard, Superior and Deluxe Rooms offer in-room spa services and payable wireless internet access.

The Loft provides custom designed Federal-style desk.

One Bedroom Suites feature floor-to-ceiling arched windows and separate seating area.

The Apartment includes expansive living room and telecommunications center.

All children under 12 stay for free in existing bedding.

Extra beds are available for USD 25 per night/person.

Standard
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Ames Hotel Standard  Hotel information
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 305 sq. feet

This room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

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    Superior
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    Ames Hotel Superior Ames, A Morgans Original
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 360 sq. feet

    This room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

    Room facilities
      Superior Double Double
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      Ames Hotel Superior Double Double
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 360 sq. feet

      This room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe
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        Ames Hotel Deluxe
        Ames Hotel Deluxe
        Ames Hotel Deluxe
        Ames Hotel Deluxe
        Bed type: Double Bed

        Spacious room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

        Room facilities
          Deluxe Double Double
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          Ames Hotel Deluxe Double Double Deluxe King
          Bed type: Double Bed

          Spacious room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

          Room facilities
            Deluxe Corner King
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            Ames Hotel Deluxe Corner King
            Ames Hotel Deluxe Corner King
            Ames Hotel Deluxe Corner King
            Bed type: King Size Bed

            This corner room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

            Room facilities
              Loft
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              Ames Hotel Loft Deluxe Corner King
              Ames Hotel Loft Deluxe Corner King
              Ames Hotel Loft Deluxe Corner King
              Bed type: King Size Bed

              This loft room with provocative environment rich with details and juxtaposition, the illumination and levity is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Custom designed desk, white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features.

              Room facilities
                One Bedroom Suite
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                Ames Hotel One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel One Bedroom Suite Loft

                Separate bedroom with a King size bed, living room with custom designed desk, white marble walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead.

                Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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                Ames Hotel Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Deluxe Corner King
                Ames Hotel Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Loft

                Separate bedroom with a King size bed, living room with custom designed desk, white marble walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead. This suite bears additional deluxe touches and services.

                One Bedroom Apartment
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                Ames Hotel One Bedroom Apartment Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

                Perfectly suited for its distinctive urban environment, the sophisticated, 9th floor, Apartment is spacious and elegant. Rich with complimentary modern and historic details, the Apartment offers ample room for entertaining and events with an expansive living room and dining room. The living room is appointed with an eclectic mix of furniture, including a vintage chaise lounge and a grand, over-sized, custom Moroso sofa atop sumptuous, silken carpets while the dining room is dramatically lit with a white feather drum chandelier. The bedroom boasts a custom, chrome, four-poster bed and has a generous master bathroom featuring a custom double vanity and a powder room.

                Ames Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                Places of interest
                Shopping areas
                Historical sites
                Museums
                • Ancient and Honorable Artillery
                  400 ft
                • Old State House Bostonian Soc
                  700 ft
                • Dreams of Freedom Museum
                  700 ft
                • Old South Meeting House
                  700 ft
                • Museum of Afro American Histry
                  1000 ft
                • Stagesource
                  1000 ft
                • Art Friends Foundation Inc
                  1000 ft
                Parks
                • National Park Svc
                  400 ft
                • Boston National Historic Park
                  400 ft
                • 400 ft
                • Environmental Management Dept
                  1000 ft
                Universities, Institutes
                Underground stations

                Local Attractions

                • USS Constitution Museum
                  5100 ft
                  Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston
                • Charlestown Navy Yard
                  5100 ft
                  First Ave., Boston
                • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
                  1.1 mi
                  140 Clarendon Street, Boston
                • Trinity Church
                  1.1 mi
                  545 Boylston St, Boston
                • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
                  1.1 mi
                  415 Summer St, Boston

                Near the hotel

                • Old State House
                  200 ft
                  206 Washington Street, Boston
                • Site of the Boston Massacre
                  300 ft
                  Congress Street, Boston
                • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
                  500 ft
                  JFK Surface Road, Boston
                • New England Holocaust Memorial
                  900 ft
                  Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston
                • Statue of Benjamin Franklin
                  600 ft
                  School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston
                • Old City Hall
                  700 ft
                  Boston, MA
                • King's Chapel
                  700 ft
                  58 Tremont Street, Boston

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Union Oyster House

                  64% likes this, based on 1269 reviews
                  Food: Seafood
                  Price Range: USD 21 - USD 41

                  900 ft
                  41 Union St

                  Phone: 617-227-2750

                • Woodward

                  64% likes this, based on 63 reviews
                  Food: Seafood
                  Price Range: USD 31 - USD 50

                  100 ft
                  One Court St.

                  Phone: 617-979-8100

                • The Oceanaire Seafood Room

                  64% likes this, based on 185 reviews
                  Food: Seafood
                  Price Range: USD 25 - USD 120

                  300 ft
                  40 Court St

                  Phone: 617-742-2277

                • Olea Cafe

                  86% likes this, based on 28 reviews
                  Food: Café

                  100 ft
                  195 Washington St

                  Phone: (617) 232-8182

                • Trattoria Newbury

                  72% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                  Food: Italian

                  200 ft
                  Boston

                  Phone: 617.266.0707

                Getting there.

                Logan International Airport is in 5.6km away.

                Take southeast, follow signs for Massachusetts 1A S/I-93 N/Sumner Tunnel/Massachusetts 1A N/Revere, continue straight onto Massachusetts 1A S and turn left to stay on Massachusetts 1A S. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Market Street/New Chardon Street, turn left onto Market Street/New Chardon Street, take sharp left onto Congress Street, then turn right onto State Street and continue onto Court Street.

                South Train Station is just 1km away.

                Head northwest on Summer Street toward Purchase Street, turn right onto Devonshire Street and take left onto Franklin Street. Turn right onto Arch Street, take left onto Milk Street, then turn right onto Washington Street and follow to the left onto Court Street.

                Ames Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ames Hotel

                Average guest rating

                9.0
                out of 10
                Exceptional
                Based on 200 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Dining
                9.1
                Location
                9.2
                Rooms
                9.1
                Value
                8.6
                Service
                9.2

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  The rooms were very nice, spacious, the bed was very comfortable. I like the European flare.

                  My only disappointment was that there wasn't a coffee pot in the room. Also, a flag or awning or sign out front with the name of the hotel on it would have been helpful. We drove by it twice, it's just not your typical hotel entrance.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  The design, the modern room and bathroom, the staff, the view

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Couple

                  Elegant hotel in a great location for a quick sighspewing trip to Boston. A little expensive but very modern with staff that make you feel at home.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Couple

                  Very friendly and acomodating staff. Sure we have been there before and will return.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Couple

                  Great bed with high quality linen and the proximity to td Garden

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Couple

                  Friendly staff, clean room, superb matresses.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  Everything!

                  That Internet was not included in the price of the room and that the connection was very slow sometimes.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Couple

                  Location, comfort.

                  Breakfast could have been better for the price paid for the stay. Also, there were 2 additional taxes on top of the sales tax upon checkout (Occupancy Tax, Convention Center Tax), which I should have been made aware of prior to my stay.

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Couple

                  One of the best hotels I ever stayed. Beautiful, quiet and perfect location close to everything. A great experience!

                  Breakfast area kind of chaotic, staff overwhelmed... There was a wedding group in the hotel, more staff would have been necessary to handle the situation.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  This is a "minimalistic" hotel however the furnishings etc were of a high standard. The hotel staff were very accommodating. Access to the key attractions of Boston were within easy reach particularly the quayside and "old Boston" - complementary continental breakfast was provided even though none was expected. Reception were prepared to negotiate on late checkout on final day.

                  The restaurant was disappointing with restricted and expensive menu. Wireless access was expensive although halfway through our stay the hotel did offer a free access code. Provision of facilities for flight check-in and printing was available but at a cost which was excessive- $20 (reception did inform me subsequently that they offer a free service for printing boarding cards although I am at a loss to see how this would work)

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Older travelers

                  Excellent service and room was decidedly upscale and comfortable. Innovative design with integrated walk-in shower in room. Very good continental breakfast included in room rate. Close to major attractions such as Faneuil Hall, North End, Boston Common, Harbour etc. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

                  Nothing.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  The blending of modern decor with historic charm. The location is excellent for navigating the city. The staff (hotel & restaurant) were always friendly, helpful and presented themselves in a professional manner. We would stay at the Ames again and will recommend it to our family & friends in California.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  The fact that internet is not included in the daily rate and must be paid per device is very unsatisfactory. Furthermore, the lack of variety at breakfast, the lack of robes and slippers in the room are unnaceptable given the daily rate the hotel charges.

                  • Average rating
                    5.4
                • Family with children

                  Very nice. Rather European. Room was quite small but functional, clean great linens. Front desk was very friendly.

                  A mere shear curtain blocking the shower not for everyone. We had our grown daughter sharing room and was "interesting". $42/Might for valet should have been advertised as really is a cost of the stay since there is no parking and was a hiden charge.

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  The hotel was fantastic, the hotel staff were very helpful and the rooms were spotlessly clean. It was centrally located and we could not have chosen a better hotel in our eyes.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
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