XV Beacon

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In a former office building near the State House, XV Beacon opened in 1999, introducing contemporary boutique chic to Boston. Although there's more competition now, XV's air of discretion and exclusivity still carries considerable cachet. The sleek, spacious guest rooms are decorated in a lively mix of stripes and patterns, browns and beiges, and feature marble bathrooms and a lounge area with a grand gas fireplace (which, inexplicably, seems to emit heat whether you want it or not, battling with the air conditioning). The modern four-poster beds are a bit twee, but recent updates have introduced flatscreen TVs. The swanky restaurant, Mooo, offers steakhouse dining with a tongue-in-cheek twist. The hotel's free chauffeured car service is a boon, especially in winter, although its prime Beacon Hill location puts you just steps away from the Financial District and Back Bay.

Venue name: XV Beacon
Address: 15 Beacon Street
MA 02108
Cross street: at Park Street
Transport: Red or Green line to Park Street.
Price: Rates $350-$500 double.
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