The Luxury Housed inside a 1903 beaux arts building on the National Register of Historic Places, XV Beacon in Boston underwent an interior makeover last year for its 10th anniversary. All 60 rooms gained sleek furnishings, custom Frette linens, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Besides the hotels stellar location, just steps from the Boston Common and the gold-domed State House, guests are treated to conveniences like complimentary, chauffeur-driven Lexus sedans (available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and have easy access to Mooo, the hotels trendy steak house.
The Value The Spring Into Summer packageexclusively for Shermans Travel readersoffers rates of $325/night (30 percent off the rack rate), a room upgrade, free overnight parking (normally $42), and a cheese platter upon arrival. Book by July 31 for travel through September 5.
The Catch July and August are the height of Bostons peak season, so be prepared for crowded restaurants and long lines at attractions.
The Details 617-670-1500 (mention Shermans Travel); xvbeacon.com
From the Summer 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.