Modern stays in Massachusetts
Encore is another cozy South End B&B offering classic contemporary furnishings in a historic 19th-century townhouse. Each of its three rooms, named after a 20th-century composer, playwright, or choreographer, has simple painted and exposed brick walls, sleek queen-size platform beds, flat-screen TVs, and Bang & Olufsen radios. With Philippe Starck Dr. No armchairs in the dining nook, as well as Marcel Breuers Wassily chairs, Eileen Gray glass and chrome tables, and Italian-designed leather swivel chairs scattered throughout, you might think youre vacationing in Europe.
116 West Newton St., Boston, 617-247-3425, www.encorebandb.com, $140-$240