Monday, Apr. 26, 2010

Nine Zero

With its sleek, minimalist decor, Nine Zero brings modern chic to the historic area around the Freedom Trail. Yes, connecting to Wi-Fi from your ergonomically molded chair while looking out over the lichen-cloaked headstones of Paul Revere and John Hancock may seem paradoxical, but the classical location keeps the hotel's clean-lined interiors from feeling too coolly contemporary. Just be prepared: while the 190 guest rooms are stylish — with butter-yellow walls, streamlined dark-wood furnishings, and beds with padded headboards — they're also on the small side.

Room to Book: The 1,065-sq.-ft. Cloud Nine Suite has breathtaking views to the Charles River — and a telescope for enjoying them.

Insider Tip: Stick to the more spacious rooms on the top three floors, which have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the green of Boston Common.