Rate based on Check-in: Apr 18, 2014 Check-out: Apr 19, 2014

Ames Boston Hotel

4 stars
1 Court Street, 506.756.7075, Boston, MA 02108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
46 reviews
Date Night in the City

Fantastic! Everyone from valet at checkng to valet at checkout was helpful! See full review

  • Amy Gildea
  • Mar 18, 2013
Business trip

Unexpected pleasant surprise in downtown Boston. Spent one night for business. Super friendly... See full review

  • Mod business traveler
  • Nov 29, 2012
Historic architecture with a modern, minimalist spirit
History buffs appreciate both the location and original architecture of the AMES in the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building. Built in 1893 as headquarters for the Ames farm equipment empire, the boutique hotel showcases mosaic tile ceilings, ornate staircases, carved marble fireplaces and dramatic arched windows. Designer David Rockwell added clean modern finishes and eye-catching decor. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel neighbors Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, Boston Common and Boston Harbor.
Highlights

  • Hit the 24-hour fitness center or borrow bicycles to cruise the city
  • Minimalist guest rooms with soaring ceilings and a marble walk-in shower
  • Close to several subway lines and walking distance to famed neighborhoods
  • On the National Register of Historic Places

Rooms
Ten room categories offer a tailored experience in 114 rooms at AMES. Clean lines and an uncluttered minimalist environment mix with 12- to 14-foot ceilings, a flat-screen HDTV, iPod docking station and a mini bar. Enjoy Molton Brown bath products in the attractive glass-and-marble, walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Suites offer superior city views and more ornate historical details including original fireplaces.
Features
Find a courteous hotel staff the Ames and amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours, a business center, in-room spa services and valet parking (fees apply).
Transportation

  • Boston Logan International Airport (3.6 mi/11.4 km)
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (53.2 mi/85.6 km)
  • T.F. Green Airport (59.9 mi/96.3 km)
  • Walking distance several subway stations

Attractions

  • New England Aquarium (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Boston Public Gardens (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Boston Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Copley Square in the Back Bay (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Harvard Square (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Fenway Park (3.3 mi/5.3 km)

Business

  • In-room Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Five meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 160 people

Ames Boston Hotel Rooms

Superior
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Deluxe
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Standard
Luxurious Queen Bed. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

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Hotel Map

42.359 -71.058
Area served
Boston, Cambridge
Nearby airports
Logan International Airport
Area description
Ames Hotel, located in the beautiful and historic Ames building, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, complemented by innovative new design. Ames Hotel brings Boston and its visitors the dynamic experience for which it is known. Ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, the 114-room Boston hotel 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. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Ames Hotel 1 Court Street Boston, MA 02108

Nearby points of interest

  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.1 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Copley Square: 1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.1 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.4 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Copley Square: 1 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.1 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.1 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 1.2 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1.2 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1.2 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1.5 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 1.6 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1.8 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1.8 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 1.8 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.3 mi
  • Castle Island: 2.8 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 3.1 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
n/a

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Ames Boston Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Sleeping Giant
Business
New York, New York
Feb 3, 2014

Very Satisfied

Room was fantastic and the location was convenient for downtown and Back Bay activities. The fitness center was a plus, clean, modern and wi-fi enabled. Just be aware that the hotel no longer has a bar/lounge. It was closed which was a disappointment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to/from South Station Amtrak Terminal.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
JRworks
Business
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jan 28, 2014

Neighborhood gem

Great staff, attentive. Lovely room. Needs restaurant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Ttbsuzi
Mystic,ct
May 20, 2013

Perfect location

I selected this hotel for its location and advertised Resturant option. Unfortunately the Resturant was not open. There was some renovation going on. I only encountered 2 staff members, the young woman at the desk was very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. The door person, did not speak, greet or question if we needed assistance. We walked by the hotel twice bevause there was no signage. No awning with a name. And the door person did not make eye contact never mind ask if we were looking o the hotel. Once inside it was a pleasant experience. Simple comfortable atmosphere. Once in the room, we were very pleased with the accommodations. Comfortable bed and sofa. Great view from windows. Spacious bathroom as well. Really liked the room. I would definitely stay here again. My only request would be that you ask for a higher floor. Street noise was present and for light sleepers probably a problem. Great location! Can not stress this enough. Close proximaty to food, historical landmarks, parking and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Amy Gildea
Weymouth, ma
Mar 18, 2013

Date Night in the City

Fantastic! Everyone from valet at checkng to valet at checkout was helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Mod business traveler
Business
DC
Nov 29, 2012

Business trip

Unexpected pleasant surprise in downtown Boston. Spent one night for business. Super friendly staff. Clean, modern, beautiful room. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Amymuffy
Business
San Francisco, CA
Oct 30, 2012

That was a fantastic stay!

The hotel itself doesn't have a big sign of hotel name, So it might be a difficult to find the hotel first. It locates at the center of downtown in Boston, and there are many nice restaurants within walking distance. I got a room on 15th floor, which is highest in the hotel although I could not see view outside. The room was eally modern looking and got a impression of a designers hotel. There was bar/ club (with music) on the first floor so you can drink and dance there:) however, u gotta be aware that water bottle on the table is not free. I realize that bottle had a tinyass sign says $8 dollar after that I took a sip of that water. Lol Overall, the room was super nice and comfortable to stay over two nights. Especially their pillows were so comfy and I was so excited to laying down <3 I'll definitely come back to their hotel for next time if I come by Boston. Recommend!!!!:D

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Oceanaire seafood was fancy and delicious. Walking 2 min from the hotel. Looks sophisticated so nice for business dinner too.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Hess
Business
Illinois, USA
Jan 21, 2012

Business trip

The hotel was very convenient for my business trip. The hotel was nice, clean, but over priced for what you got. It was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel but the menu was limited and it was over crowed for dinner. you had to make a reservation 2 hours in advance. I asked for a 6:30 wake up call because the clock in the room was not an alarm clock. Never got the wake up call. I'm going back to Boston on Monday and have made reservations at a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
chunkybro992
New Jersey
Dec 28, 2011

Quirky, fun and zingers

The room even with an upgrade was not very big. Having the shower close to the middle of the room is strange as well. I despise hotels that leave out a bottle of water then charge you $8 for it. Overall though the hotel experience was solid if unspectacular. Woodwards downstairs is an excellent place for lunch...the crab hash is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boston Massacre Museum and gift shop right across the street.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
JLPM
Business
NYC
Nov 25, 2011

OK, Overall

The location is great, right in the middle of down town and very close to 2 subway stations. Staff was kind . I would reccoment it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

any italian restauirant on the northende area.

Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

4
cjlee
New York, NY, USA
Nov 8, 2011

Girls Weekend

trendy, clean & comfortable rooms, great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Check your hotel parking rates if you are bringing your car. Some hotels do not tell you how much it is unless you ask. Parking in general is ridiculous, especially valet parking.

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