Boston plays host to numerous attractions and attracts around 1.7 million international visitors a year – and 19 million visits from residents of the United States making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in America. People flock to Boston to experience cultural attractions, a deep sense of history, fine dining, business opportunities and outdoor activities – but whatever the reason they visit each of those visitors and their families require accommodation – and many choose to explore the offerings of the city’s luxury hotels.

If you are considering Boston as a destination – for either business or pleasure here are some of the most luxurious hotels and accommodation options that this intriguing city has to offer.

1. The Four Seasons Hotel

Fabulous dining, great gym and a wonderful swimming pool, as well as views out over the parklike surroundings, make the Four Seasons one of the most popular five-star hotels in Boston. Service is exceptional and each guest enjoys a personalized experience courtesy of a staff that really seems to care.

2. The Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin seems committed to providing an experience that is better than any other luxury hotel in the city. Rooms are incredibly spacious and the attention to detail and commitment to an exceptional guest experience shines through courtesy of touches such as the Frette sheets, marble showers and deep baths in each room. Dining at either Asana with its Asian inspired cuisine or the French-themed L’Espalier provides an insight into why both are regarded as two of Bostons best restaurants. In addition, the spa is world class.

3. The XV Beacon

For those in search of the boutique hotel experience, XV Beacon provides the perfect retreat from the stresses of modern life. With only 60 rooms guests are assured that they will be treated as valued individuals – the service is excellent. This is a boutique hotel that epitomizes five star understated elegance and charm. The fireplaces in rooms (which are lit in the evenings) are a wonderful touch.

4. The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston

This hotel is a part of Boston institution that has been in operation since 1912. The ambience is old school with an understated opulence that is reflected in gilded ceilings and a lobby which seems to have been transported from a time when a luxury hotel stay was an experience reserved only for the very wealthy. Guests are greeted by name and the service is simply impeccable.

If you are considering Boston as a destination then explore the luxury hotel option – it is an experience that you will not forget.