Ames

Whether you're looking for a few carefree nights away from your apartment, have family or friends in town, or are simply craving a meal more satisfying than your typical Lukewarm Pocket (it's safer), consider Boston's newest boutique lodging: Ames, from Morgans Hotel Group. Housed near Beacon Hill in the iconic Ames building, Ames is a stunning manse that seamlessly merges the history of this great city with the comfort its citizens so richly deserve for not decamping to Tampa immediately upon realizing how cold Boston is. The 114 Wi-Fi-equipped, iPod-friendly rooms range from Standards, boasting hardly standard amenities (down bedding, flat-screen, custom updated Federal-style desk), all the way up to a one-bedroom Apartment decked out with arched floor-to-ceiling windows, an oversized custom Moroso sofa, separate living and dining rooms, and, because a beauty like you can't prep in a "bathroom," a powder room. To keep you well fed and well watered, Ames has partnered with Mistral's Seth Greenberg to create Woodward, a modern day tavern featuring regionally sourced ingredients and handcrafted cocktails (fortunately there are no plans to partner with Seth Green on a riotous teen comedy involving camping).

If the powder room's not enough inducement: book now at AmesHotel.com, and get 25% off your stay of two nights or more, plus two complimentary drinks -- good for toasting your vow to never eat another Pocket of any temperature, ever again.