Luxury lodging at four star and five star hotels means hot tubs, balconies, fireplaces
Anyone in the hospitality business will tell you a four-star hotel or five-star hotel rating from AAA or Forbes Travel Guide goes only to lodgings that pull out the stops to achieve perfection. The lodgings on this page -- from glamorous hotels in the heart of Boston to luxury suites in historic Newport -- have earned those ratings. For you, this means a vacation or romantic getaway in place of natural and man made beauty designed to help you feel fabulous.
Consider the pleasures in store: sunset views from an oceanside hot tub in Bar Harbor, Maine
. Or personal concierge services in the colonial city of Newport, Rhode Island
; a wood-burning fireplace and views of the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts
; nightfall above splendid mountain ridges in New Hampshire
; or a delightful inn with spa services in Connecticut
. These examples are just a taste of what the best hotel keepers have in store. Even if it is only once or twice in a lifetime, don’t wait to schedule a royal vacation at these jewels of hospitality.
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA, 02116
The city's most prestigious address
Taj Boston occupies the city’s most celebrated location at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden, America’s first botanical garden. The landmark hotel is within walking distance of historic sites, theatre and financial districts, astonishing shopping, as well as fashionable boutiques and galleries and is just four miles from Boston's Logan International Airport. Popular activities include warm weather cruising in iconic Swan Boats along the Public Garden’s lushly landscaped lagoon and winter ice skating on Frog Pond in adjacent Boston Common.
588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH, 03854
A grand time will be had by all
The only remaining grand New Hampshire resort along the coast
this classic Victorian reopened in 2003 with more than a century of international fame and celebrity to its name. Today’s hotel incorporates its distinctive original towers and details and stands on the island of New Castle, New Hampshire's oldest settlement. Luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, most with water views many with balconies offer plush bedding, marble baths, radiant heat, bathtubs or glass shower enclosures, living rooms and separate bedrooms with a gas fireplace. Dine fine at SALT or more casually at The Splash Pool Bar with sweeping views of the Atlantic. Enjoy the nearby ocean beach, fitness center, golf, tennis and the marina, a business center and Wi-Fi, as well as Portsmouth, one of New England’s great cities by the sea.
22 South Mountain Drive
Lincoln, NH, 03251
Luxury living in your own White Mountain condominium
Bask in luxury in your own condominium in the majestic White Mountains with the comforts of home and the amenities of a full service resort hotel. Choose from studio, one, two and three bedroom condominiums. Set in the center of town and just across from Loon Mountain’s South Peak with nearby shopping, food and entertainment. The seven story resort features 79 units with amenities including an indoor/outdoor heated pool and skating rink, fitness room and spa, a full production commercial winery and tasting room and an onsite restaurant serving Italian cuisine. You’re near the highest concentration of natural and man-made attractions in the White Mountains with spectacular four season outdoor fun and adventure. The mountain scenery and relaxing ambiance is yours at no charge.
468 Fore Street
Portland, ME, 04101
This Portland hotel expands the notion of luxurious.
Great service and luxurious amenities are yours at this majestic hotel in Portland’s historic district. Rooms and suites feature unique layouts, custom-made furnishings, His and Her armoires, high-speed wireless internet, bathrooms with granite-top vanity and granite and glass enclosed shower, and a large soaking tub to make it all feel better. There are suites in two distinct styles with oversized bathrooms, some with a Jacuzzi tub and separate sitting area with double-sided fireplace, breathtaking floor to ceiling windows, and a built-in sound system. Enjoy valet parking, personal Town car service and the fitness facility. There’s Eve’s on the Garden for delicious cuisine and happy hour relaxation and the entirety or Portland filled with shopping, entertainment, the arts and maritime wonders.
35 Landmark Drive
Plymouth, MA, 02360
Relax like a royal at luxurious Plymouth inn, spa
Romance, relaxation – and being treated like royalty – are at the heart of Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth. Each room, whether in the magnificent Manor House (featuring two Turret Suites for the real royal treatment) or the Guest House (connected by a quaint covered wooden bridge) includes sumptuous bedding and appointments; warm, inviting fireplaces; large, French-style soaking tubs; and gorgeous views of the Monet-inspired pond and gardens or the village green. The Guest House is built over the award-winning Spa Mirbeau, with its 14 treatment rooms (with fireplaces), resting rooms and fitness center. Dining options include the spa’s Aqua Terrace Bar for salads and tapas-style offerings, the picturesque Garden Bar and the relaxed, casual Bistro & Wine Bar.
Mirbeau accolades include AAA Four Diamonds and Conde Nast Top 20 Resorts in New England and Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World.
Three Battery Wharf
Boston, MA, 02109
Stay on the vibrant waterfront
The Battery Wharf Boston features an always vibrant waterfront location with 150 elegantly appointed guestrooms. The hotel is ideally situated on the waterfront and in the historic North End neighborhood. The hotel is perfectly located to experience all that the city has to offer. From the sites along the Freedom Trail, including the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, the U.S.S.Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument, to feasting in the North End to exploring the Institute of Contemporary Art and the new urban parks along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, whether your passion is art, fine dining, history or simply strolling, The Battery Wharf is an excellent location from which to see it all.
3268 Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT, 05059
The many pleasures of a luxurious Quechee vacation
The Quechee Club offers a special blend of best-in-class amenities. This picturesque community serves as bountiful year round playground for short term get-a-ways and seasonal rentals. Guests enjoy unmatched amenities, indoor and outdoor recreation and culinary pleasures on a grand scale. The Health & Fitness Center features a newly renovated Aquatics Complex, squash courts, lockers, massage, and sauna. You’ll enjoy two championship golf courses, Alpine and Nordic skiing at Ski Quechee, racquet sports and four-season recreational programming led by a team of professionals. Add to this refined dining at the Club’s various eateries, quaint area shops to browse and lots of places top put your feet up and gaze upon the natural beauty Vermont is so well known for.
Route 28 on Pleasant Bay
Chatham, MA, 02633
World-class accommodations, dining, and recreational facilities on Pleasant Bay, on Cape Cod.
Atop an east-facing rise affording breathtaking views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean sits the Wequassett with whitewashed buildings and tidy clapboard cottages nestled into 27 acres of picture-perfect gardens, sun-dappled lanes, salt marshes and woodlands, the resort is truly a secluded paradise for the discerning traveler. Our seaside hideaway includes 120 lavish guest rooms and suites as well as four acclaimed restaurants, two magnificent pools, two extraordinary beaches, water sports and boating, four Har Tru tennis courts and eighteen holes of exclusive championship golf. Voted best luxury kid-friendly resort by Conde Nast.
15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA, 02108
Boston’s pleasure principle in a boutique hotel!
Pleasure is the point of luxury. Pamper the senses and the heart opens during a stay at XV Beacon. Choose from classic rooms, studio rooms and suites and their enhancements - working gas fireplaces, flat screen TV’s, 24 hour in-room dining, complimentary wireless internet access, surround sound satellite radio. Or perhaps a four-poster canopy bed, marble bathroom features, stand-in rainforest showers and Frette bathrobes. And we’re very pet friendly. This is about pleasure after all. After a day/night in one of the world’s great cities shopping, culture hunting, holding hands, sharing long walks and kisses indulge in an intimate breakfast to fill the eyes and sate the appetites. Enjoy our special packages for someone or something special. XV Beacon. On Beacon Hill. Above it all.
Mountain View Road
Whitefield, NH, 03598
Luxury lodging in a White Mountain paradise
Discover the finest in luxury lodging in the Presidential Range at this splendid and historic White Mountain resort. The only New Hampshire resort to earn AAA Four Diamond awards in Lodging and Dining since 2008, you’ll find classic New England hospitality, unmatched mountain views and the ultimate in comforts. Choose from elegant and relaxed guest rooms or suites with separate living rooms. Come alive in the award winning Tower Spa with its menu of over 60 spa services and the state of the art Health and Wellness Center. Dine all day at any of four dining venues featuring casual to fine dining and a 6300 bottle wine cellar. Year round, enjoy golf, tennis, skiing, swimming, a working farm and more.
1 Bluff Avenue
Watch Hill, RI, 02891
Luxury with a storied past and a resplendent rebirth
A storied past and a faithful reanimation of this celebrated seaside hotel welcome guests to Rhode Island’s first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Triple Five-Star resort. Set high on bluffs with magnificent ocean views, a beachfront location, and world-class amenities, it features 49 rooms and 18 Signature Suites with turn-of-the-20th-century décor, custom wooden furnishings, a muted color scheme and early New England artwork. High-tech touches include Internet access, flat screen televisions, and iPod docking stations. Fine dining to simple beach fare means native Rhode Island seafood and classic cocktails, and culinary events designed to showcase the hotel’s farm-to-table engagement. Outdoor recreational activities abound, while the OH! Spa features a collection of seasonal treatments and products to relax and rejuvenate in a manner reflective of New England's golden age of hospitality.
25 Spray Rock Road
Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, RI, 02891
Surround Yourself in Comfort and Lavish Services by the Ocean
The Weekapaug Inn has been a vital presence in the Rhode Island hospitality scene for more than 100 years. This, combined with recent renovation of the magnificent old building have made it a destination for those seeking subtle elegance along some of southern New England’s most glorious shoreline. The restoration of the historic inn’s rooms and suites balanced the sense of place for which generations have returned, while creating bright, richly appointed spaces. Each room has luxurious furnishings and linens and beautiful views of the cove, Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic beyond. Elegant suites have been designed with guests’ privacy and relaxation in mind. Among the inn’s many amenities, fine dining, complimentary daily housekeeping and night turn-down services leave guests feeling indulged and pampered.
6 Pleasant Street
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Luxury in an historic Kennebunkport mansion
History, romance and luxury await in this AAA 4 Diamond Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. Set in an historic shipbuilder’s mansion amidst 17th and 18th century Colonial and Federal period homes, you’re but a short walk to Dock Square’s food, shopping and culture. Your spacious guest room offers charming furnishings, king and queen-size beds, gas fireplaces, heated marble bath floors, flat screen TV’s, and a mini-spa for two. Enjoy eager to please concierge services, a well-stocked wine cellar, and each morning a different family-style, multi-course breakfast served in the Country Kitchen and the beautiful Dining Room. Your seaside retreat also features individually customized Spa Treatments with award winning therapists to soothe the senses with the finest in skin-care and aromatherapy products.
50 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
Bar Harbor's newest luxury boutique hotel on the prime corner of West and Main Street in Downtown Bar Harbor
In the quaint, seaside village of Bar Harbor, Maine overlooking the waterfront sits the all new West Street Hotel, on the corner of West and Main. The West Street Hotel is a deluxe boutique hotel with magnificent ocean and harbor views, featuring a rooftop pool offering panoramic views of Frenchman's Bay, the outer islands, and Acadia National Park. Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant features signature dishes inspired by classic Irish-American cuisine, with imported wood from Ireland combined with authentic décor and design. Our guests are privileged with access to the historic Bar Harbor Club, Maine’s most scenic private club. Relax with family and friends at water’s edge, indulge in The Spa or fitness center, engage in a game of tennis, cool off in the oceanfront pool, or soak in the views from the oceanside hot tub at sunset. .
75 Mill Street
Newport, RI, 02840
Scenic Newport at its luxurious best
The historic harbor and Hill Neighborhood meet at this small luxury hotel near Thames Street’s waterfront shops and restaurants. Twenty-three spacious and luxurious suites feature original beams and exposed brick walls and has earned the Inn its title as a National Historic Landmark A rooftop patio for sunny morning breakfasts give guests an expansive view of the city. Suites offer down feather beds with 400 thread count linens, free wireless internet, flat screen TV's, marble bathrooms with rainfall and high pressure shower, plush bathrobes, mini-bar and fridge, and complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon tea. Suites May also include balconies, living rooms and gas fireplaces. The very high level of service and hospitality is further complemented by its membership in the “Green" Hotels Association.
Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT, 06475
The fresh and the salty join for the sake of luxury!
Where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound sits this elegant and historic retreat which has served up luxury and comfort for more than 130 years. Choose from spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas with luxury hotel amenities. Enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access, European pillow-top mattresses, mini-fridges and kitchens. Luxuriate in lavish spa treatments, or settle into the Health Club with its indoor and outdoor pools, sun decks, therapeutic whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Savor fresh seasonal and local cuisine, an extensive wine list and impeccable service at the Fresh Salt Restaurant. Tie up at the Saybrook Point Marina with its dock and expert staff. All this is yours in a peaceful waterfront setting with never to be forgotten views of land and sea.
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Located in the Heart of Boston’s Back Bay
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. The hotel is the ideal home away from home for those visiting Boston. Centrally located in Boston's historic Back Bay, The Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail and is located only a few blocks from the Copley Place Mall, the Shops at the Prudential and the boutiques of Newbury Street. Each of the luxury383 guestrooms and suites are well appointed with lavish décor. In addition, the hotel offers Fairmont Gold, an exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. Enjoy the comfort of a private lounge reminiscent of a Back Bay mansion, complete with residential décor and the accessories of a bygone era, along with all the amenities of the 21st century. Sip a hand crafted cocktail, sample a farm to table American menu at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen our new, American brasserie style restaurant.
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, 02199
Elegant lodging with superior amenities close to everything
Exciting Back Bay is your locale for luxury and style in this AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star award winning lodging with beautiful rooms and suites, fabulous food and the city’s finest spa. The menu of superior amenities include goose down bedding and luxurious linens, a large working desk, complimentary house car service, separate bath and walk-in shower and plush bathrobes Both wired and wireless WiFi are available as are a High Def LCD television and interactive entertainment system. The only Five Star Spa in Massachusetts features separate mens’ and ladies’ relaxation areas, nine treatment rooms including two couples’ suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center plus a comprehensive range of treatments including some created exclusively for The Spa at Mandarin Oriental.
1 Carter Notch Road
Jackson Village, NH, 03846
Your supreme comfort and enjoyment is our goal
Located in the heart of the White Mountains, The Wentworth is an exquisite setting for total relaxation. A selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many with king bed, gas fireplace and either oversized whirlpool tub or our very popular private outdoor hot tubs. Our dining room serves dinner nightly with a special menu created by Chef Roger Young with a focus on farm to table and he works closely with local farmers seasonally to find the finest and freshest local vegetables, dairy and produce. A full country breakfast is prepared by Chef Alan Sullivan with specials such as a daily Frittata and Blueberry Pancakes to start your day off. Our lounge opens nightly serving a light menu and features live piano on most Fridays and Saturdays. Golf, tennis, fully quipped gym and swimming pool on site and both cross country and alpine skiing easily accessible in winter.
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA, 02116
Comforts from room to spa
This luxury Boston lodging is awash in comfort and amenities.
Your smoke-free room or suite offers a pillow top bed with 350 thread count sheets, goose-down comforters, and hypo-allergenic feather pillows. The entertainment menu features LCD TV, CD/DVD player, iPod docking station and high speed internet access. Best of all might be the Bliss Spa a restorative urban oasis with a signature menu of services from massages, body treatments, and facials to beautifying services, waxing, manicures/pedicures and more. Sip and relax in the W Lounge where colorful cocktails accompany savory small plates. Gourmet cuisine can be delivered right to your room while the fully-equipped FIT gym and a complete out-of-the-office business center keep you energized and connected. Always on call is the Whatever/Whenever® service for.. whatever, whenever.
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210
Luxury surrounds you, along with fabulous views, food, entertainment
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, a stay at the Westin Boston Waterfront will leave your relaxed and refreshed. Every room features a Westin Heavenly Bed®, and you'll always get plenty of sunshine and great views of the city or the harbor. Four great dining and drinking establishments tempt you to indulge. Sauciety is a unique experience. Our chefs prepare grilled or pan-roasted meats and fish, and you personalize the dish with a variety of sauces, chutneys, and dips. Enjoy a Guinness and fish and chips at MJ O'Connors, an Irish pub. Relish a classic cocktail at Birch Bar or City Bar Boston. Lounge by our indoor pool, or work out at our fitness center. Laugh away your cares at Laugh Boston, our comedy club.
38-44 Bay Street
Watch Hill, RI, 02891
The Gilded Age Inspires Inn’s Services and Pleasures
The Watch Hill Inn, perched above the coastal town of Watch Hill, has historic roots in the Gilded Age of New England grand hotels, as do its sister properties, Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn. At the all-suite Watch Hill Inn, the beauty of the neighboring cove and ocean beaches is married to modern décor, high-tech convenience (Apple TV, iPad Minis, Blu-Ray DVD player), and treats like in-room fireplaces and private terraces. Do you love luxury? Consider driving one of the Inn’s Mercedes Benz cars, getting a treatment at the Forbes Five-Star OH! Spa, or stretching out on the private beach. Enjoy continental breakfast and meals delivered to your door, or stroll to the neighboring Ocean House for indoor or verandah dining with fresh, local foods.
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA, 02210
Newly renovated luxury on the Boston waterfront
This luxurious, 4-diamond and eco-friendly hotel is set on the waterfront in Boston’s bustling Seaport District with dazzling city and harbor views. Guest rooms and suites have been renovated with new furniture and bedding, custom artwork, rolling work desks, new carpeting, wall fabrics, drapes and black-out shades and a new lighting plan for work and relaxation. Enjoy enhanced amenities, but the best from the past has also been saved including complimentary Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee and tea service, mini-refrigerators, flat screen high definition televisions and the health club and spa. You’re minutes from the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Fan Pier and the North End. Three dining options provide award winning cuisine and in room dining options, while a vibrant bar offers exotic drinks and bon amusement.
61 Exeter Street at Boylston
Boston, MA, 02116
Step into luxury
Step into your guest room at The Lenox, and envelop yourself in luxury. Our elegant accommodations are richly appointed with crystal lamps, mahogany furniture, high ceilings and exceptionally comfortable beds. The Lenox offers the perfect complement of Old World charm and romance coupled with modern technology. Steps from world-class shopping on Newbury Street, fine dining, and many cultural attractions including the Museum of Fine Arts and Trinity Church, our Boston landmark, environmentally friendly hotel provides everything one needs for an enjoyable stay. Enjoy your romantic getaway in one of our spacious corner rooms with spectacular views of the Charles River and the Back Bay and a wood burning fireplace.
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA, 02114
A landmark hotel with luxurious touches
Retreat to this elegant landmark hotel in the heart of Boston, just steps from shopping, entertainment and downtown. Set at the foot of Beacon Hill, the hotel offers 280 smoke-free rooms and ten suites with floor to ceiling windows, majestic skyline and river views, and multiple accessibility features. Enjoy luxurious bathrobes, imported bed linens four-fixture baths, down comforters and environmentally-friendly body care products. Flat panel HD-LCD televisions, iPod Docking Stations, private bars, refrigerators, 24-hour in-room-dining, the fitness facility and business center provide additional fine touches while complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access are available 24/7. Savor unrivaled cuisine in five of Boston's best drinking and dining establishments on site. 6000sq.ft of meeting space can accommodate 10-350 for your business or social functions.
220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME, 04856
Four Diamond Waterfront Lodging
Just south of Camden, Maine, cradled between lush green hills and the blue waters of Penobscot Bay lies the Samoset Resort, a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or group outing. A legendary landmark, the recently restored Samoset Resort continues a tradition of gracious hospitality and service reminiscent of a bygone age. The 230-oceanside-acre resort offers championship golf, exquisite dining, luxurious guest rooms and first-class resort amenities for your Maine vacation. To name a few - our stunning free form outdoor pool and bar, Italian La Bella Vita Ristorante, Enoteca Lounge, Spa, Guest Cottages overlooking the ocean, and the newly enhanced Samoset Kids Club will make a vacation at the Samoset one you won’t quickly forget.
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02116
Enjoy the pampering of a lifetime with lavish bed, bath, views, dining
When visiting a distinctive city like Boston, why not enjoy some luxury? You'll find it at the Westin Copley Place. Every room features our plush Westin Heavenly Bed®, our invigorating Heavenly Bath®, high-speed Internet access, and views of the Back Bay's historic brownstones. Dine at one of five hotel establishments. Our Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is a culinary adventure. Gaucho chefs prepare 16 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, and portions are unlimited. Later relax in our indoor pool, or work out in our 24-hour fitness center. New Balance athletic shoes and gear are available for use during your stay. Our Grettacole Spa offers all the latest treatments, from massage and body waxing to deep cleansing and intensive hydrating treatment.
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT, 05091
Green Mountain luxury in a timeless setting
You’re wrapped in luxury from the moment you arrive until you depart this enchanting New England village. Here, the authentic resort experience is enhanced by its timeless elegance. Your smoke free room has handmade furnishings by gifted local artisans, plush terry robes and Spa brand bathroom amenities, high-speed internet, flat-screen TV, Keurig K-Cup coffeemaker with complimentary Green Mountain coffee and tea. You’re in covered bridge country and the picturesque New England countryside inspires. The Main Street offers restaurants, charming boutiques and authentic flavor. Hike, play golf, take fly fishing lessons, cross country ski or snowshoe. Enjoy the Woodstock Athletic Club. Dine on farm fresh cuisine in creative preparations in an award winning AAA four diamond restaurant. And so much more.
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA, 02119
Boston waterfront accommodations - Beyond compare.
A member of Preferred Hotel Group, Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel welcomes guests arriving by land or sea. Located on the historic Rowes Wharf Harbor, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s inviting ambiance and unparalleled service provide the ideal home away from home for travelers. Luxurious accommodations with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape or breathtaking waterfront, a contemporary spa and fitness center, world-class dining and a 34-slip marina make the Boston Harbor Hotel a destination Beyond compare.
55 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME, 04605
A place to stay on the ocean in downtown Bar Harbor
Located in lovely downtown Bar Harbor, ME, and just moments away from Acadia National Park, the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina offers breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay on your Maine vacation. With the finest guest accommodations and unsurpassed hospitality, Harborside is the perfect lodging destination and place to stay for family vacations, romantic getaways, weddings, and business conferences. The hotel has 187 deluxe guest rooms and suites. Each room includes a semi private balcony, luxurious linens and your choice of king or two double beds. Our deluxe guest rooms have the added features of marble bathrooms, flat panel televisions and the finest amenities available. For the utmost in superior accommodations, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina offers deluxe studios, and one, two, and three bedroom suites.