Located in a historic 1893 building that's considered one of the Hub's first skyscrapers (13 stories!!!), this three-year-old, 114-room downtown hotel deftly pays homage to its 19th century origins whilst exhibiting an uber-contemporary, "minimal and sleek framework". Oh yea, and it's right in the middle of everything. Nope that's not a decontamination chamber, they're just trying to keep guests in the lobby from catching a cold. This is the 350sqft Superior Double Double. No seriously, that's the name. And like all the rooms at the Ames, it comes with down bedding and a complimentary breakfast. Already wowed and ready to move in? Good thing they maintain a one-bedroom apartment... ...with a giant shower so you can really explore the studio space. The Woodward at Ames bills itself a modern-day tavern, complete with second-floor fireplace, communal tables, and this handsome bar... ...where you can take down burgers, flatbreads, and this four-hour braised pork shank with herb gnocchi and glazed carrots. And finally, assuming you enjoy drinking outside while making snarky remarks about passing locals that can't pronounce their "Rs", by all means, have a seat on the patio.
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