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Ames Boston Hotel

2,468 reviews
+1 617-979-8100

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Bar or Lounge

What Do I Need to Know About Ames Boston Hotel?

All you really need to know is that the Ames Boston Hotel is housed in the historic Ames building, combining old world class and modern facilities. When staying there, you will be within a few strides of many major Boston landmarks and you’ll be able to enjoy the fitness center, free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rental, and the hotel’s King St. Tavern that overlooks the Old State House and offers evening entertainment. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants near the Ames as well.

What’s the Location Like?

Located right across the street from the Old State House in the very heart of Boston, the Ames boasts a nearly perfect location. When you walk for ten minutes to the east, you’ll be at Boston Harbor, passing the stores and food courts of Quincy Market on your way. Walking in the other direction for ten minutes will bring you to the beautiful Boston Common and the start of the Freedom Trail, the city’s fantastic historic walking trail, which passes sixteen historically significant sites.

How Much Can I Expect to Pay?

The average price for one night ranges around $269 per room. The cheapest rate is $229, which buys you a night in a bed in the Standard or Superior Room. The Deluxe Suites are still fairly affordable at $339 per night. All rooms are non-smoking and it is also worth noting that children up to 12 years old can stay for free in their parents’ room.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Ames is a relatively affordable hotel, especially considering its fabulous downtown location. The free Wi-Fi and fitness center make it a popular place to stay among business travelers; families love the décor and the free bicycles.


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Government Center
1 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Location is terrific for business" "Excellent and friendly staff and location"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
"Excellent wi-fi" "Good internet"
84% said the wifi quality was great.
93% thought it was a great value.
"Hotel staff were very friendly and knowledgable" "Excellent staff on front desk"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
73% said the reception staff was great.
"Amazing soaker tub" "Great cityscape views"
79% were happy with the bathroom.
Only 69% said rooms were big enough.
"Lovely old building" "Modern interior"
60% thought the building was acceptable.
96% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Dry scrambled eggs" "No complimentary breakfast"
71% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Bad price/value ratio" "Expensive snacks and beverages"
71% said the breakfast was too expensive.
93% thought it was a great value.
"Tasteless chicken sausage" "Eggs and sausage was cold"
For 66%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
64% did not like what was on the menu.
Bar and Beverages
"Not even a drink in the bar" "There was no hotel bar"

Good to know...

Modern Hotel
Impressive bathroom
Could be quieter
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
DK Eyewitness
Located just steps from Government Center and Faneuil Hall, in the historic Ames Building, this boutique hotel thrills with its innovative design touches and hip street-level restaurant.
With the most eye-catching interior in town, combining minimalist style and traditional details, the Ames is a hipster magnet -- a category that encompasses both business and leisure travelers.
Travel + Leisure
The 113-room downtown property is the very chic result of a collaboration between David Rockwell and the Morgans Hotel Group—the New York-based founding fathers, so to speak, of the boutique hotel.