The 9 Most Beautiful Boutique Hotels to Book in Massachusetts

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5 November 2020
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Rustic charm meets chic cosmopolitan vibes in these nine outstanding boutique hotels in Massachusetts. From busy Boston to blissful Martha’s Vineyard, Culture Trip profiles the most incredible, daring and luxurious accommodations across the state.

Langham Hotel

Large, smart room at the Langham with a large bed, full-length windows, fitted cabinets and framed pictures on the walls
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A former Federal Reserve Bank situated in the heart of the Boston Financial District, the Langham property is a landmark Renaissance revival-style building of the 1920s. The building was converted into a luxury hotel in 1981 yet retains an admirable balance between historic, old-world charm and modern sophistication. Historical exhibits celebrating the building’s former purpose are displayed throughout the elegant property, including photographs, paintings and and two works by legendary artist NC Wyeth, which were commissioned by the Federal Reserve.

Liberty Hotel

The stylish Liberty Lobby Bar in the lobby rotunda at the Liberty Hotel, with tiled floor, seating, and stained-glass windows
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Way back 160 years ago, the Liberty Hotel building housed Boston’s most notorious criminals as the renowned Charles Street Jail. Despite radical restoration, reinvention and reuse, the Boston Granite School architecture of the building has been faithfully preserved in the interior design of the award-winning Liberty. Guests will enjoy the marriage of history and hospitality in this unique building, which offers an unforgettable Massachusetts hotel experience.

Kemble Inn

Smart room at Kemble Inn with a bed, red velvet sofa, wooden floor and rug
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Kemble Inn is a 125-year-old Gilded-Age mansion located in the heart of the Berkshires in Lenox, the quintessential New England town. Tradition meets the 21st century inside, as authentic architecture is sensitively balanced with contemporary interior design and large-scale modern artworks. With a views-for-miles terrace outside and each room a spectacle of sophistication and luxury, Kemble Inn exudes elegance from every corner.

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Glitzy lobby at the Fairmont Copley Plaza with chandeliers, columns, potted trees and an ornate tiled floor
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The Fairmont Copley Plaza has stood as a symbol of Boston’s fascinating history since 1912. The distinctive Renaissance revival building, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, whose accolades include the Plaza in New York, boasts the most opulent lobby in the city, ornate with gilded ceilings and trompe l’œil paintings.

Porches Inn

Exterior of the Porches Inn at dusk with a tree to the side and a US flag on display
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Porches Inn is a unique converted row of late 19th-century houses just a stone’s throw from one of America’s largest contemporary art museums, the MASS MoCA. The chic guest rooms at this Massachusetts inn feature color-block decor enlivened by injections of retro design. Naturally, being but a stone’s throw from the visionary gallery, Porches has collaborated with MASS MoCA to establish an artist-in-residence program, and features installations by Nina Katchadourian (2008) and Mike Glier (2004) on the premises.

XV Beacon

A simple bedroom with a bed, armchair, sofa, carpet, framed pictures and a television at XV Beacon
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Renowned interior designer Celeste Cooper has coordinated a triumphant fusion of antique and contemporary style in this restored 1903 Beaux Arts building. The rooms at XV Beacon, with high ceilings and neutral tones, are enlivened by technological touches and controlled splashes of color and abstract art. Commissioned paintings by modern artists hang next to original cage elevators and ancient historical artefacts, including a 4th-century Roman mosaic.

76 Main

Boutique Hotel
Stylish room at 76 Main Nantucket with a blue patterned rug, cream sofas and full-length windows with blue-and-white striped curtains
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In historical Nantucket, the 76 Main hotel is an exposition of contemporary interior design, curated by Boston-based Rachel Reider. There is not an outdated doily in sight in this 1800s Federalist’s house; the charmingly tailored rooms are packed with modern furnishings, plush fabrics and sophisticated amenities. The breezy blue and white scheme, reflecting Nantucket’s nautical character, is kept fresh by eclectic accents and funky custom-made upholstery.

The Charlotte Inn

Hotel

The Charlotte Inn revives old-world hospitality in the Edgartown Edwardian-era home of Samuel Osborne Jr, one of the last successful whaling ship owners. From the mahogany Scottish barrister’s check-in desk to the hand-carved four-poster beds, authentic antiques, objets d’art and fine 19th-century oil paintings, period features are abundant throughout.

The Deerfield Inn

Bed and Breakfast

The Deerfield Inn is situated in the rural heart of Massachusetts, in a National Historic Landmark-listed village. The Inn has been welcoming visitors to its 24 guest rooms, and into its farm-to-fork restaurant and tavern since 1884. Embracing wing chairs by the fireplace, white rockers and bright Adirondack chairs on the lawn, the handsome Deerfield Inn reflects traditional New England rural comfort.

These recommendations were updated on November 5, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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