Conde Nast Traveler editors named 3 Mass. hotels among their favorites in the world

A hotel in Vermont and a hotel in Rhode Island also made the list.

Wheatleigh Hotel Lenox
Wheatleigh Hotel in Lenox. –Wheatleigh Hotel

Conde Nast Traveler editors have chosen three Massachusetts hotels as some of their favorite places to stay on the planet.

Ames Boston Hotel and XV Beacon in Boston and Wheatleigh in Lenox are three of 44 United States hotels that made the cut on the travel publication’s Gold List 2018, a list of hotels worldwide that the publication’s editors love the most. Two other New England hotels also made the list: Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont. In total, the list is comprised of 231 hotels worldwide.

Bobby Orr suite
Bobby Orr poses for a portrait inside the Bobby Orr suite at the Ames Boston Hotel. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Editors lauded Ames Boston Hotel, which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation this year, for its luxe bathrooms, new communal workplace called The Library, critically acclaimed restaurant Cultivar, and proximity to tourist favorites like Faneuil Hall and the North End. You can even “get extra Boston-y” by booking a room in the hotel’s new Bobby Orr Suite, editors wrote.


Beacon Hill’s XV Beacon boasts individually designed rooms with fireplaces and canopied beds, as well as an original cage elevator, according to CNT. Editors noted that the hotel’s steak house, Mooo…., has a wine cellar private dining room with a vaulted ceiling, and that guests can take complimentary trips downtown in chauffeured Lexuses.

XV Beacon
A guest room at XV Beacon. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff

Editors called the Wheatleigh a “grand” property in Lenox that sits on 22 acres of countryside, explaining that it was built as a wedding present in 1893.

View the entire Gold List 2018.


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