These suites are among the most opulent of the opulent in Boston hotels. Coincidentally, they are among the priciest per night, not only in Boston but in New England. They have hosted the rich and the famous, including Lady Gaga, the most important figure of the 21st century, and they are the kinds of rooms where if you have to ask, you can't afford it. Regardless, where we could, we've listed the price (though the final price per night depends on taxes, fees and time of booking); and where we couldn't, it means the hotel was particularly cagey.
10 Avery Street, Boston
The 1,685-square-foot penthouse suite comes with a gas fireplace; a 42-inch flat-screen; a DVD set (including Boston-based flicks like Good Will Hunting and, for some reason, Fever Pitch). But what really grabs the eye and waters the mouth is the suite's Luxury Wine Collection, including a 2002 Chateau Lafite Rothschild for $1,200.
Extreme Wow Suite
100 Stuart Street
Call to request price
Definitely points for the all-time most evocative penthouse name, the W's most spectacular room seats eight at the dining table and sweeps over 1,600 square feet in the corner of the highest floor (naturally). The fully stocked wet bar is granite-topped and the sheets are 350 count (naturally as well).
200 Boylston Street, Boston
The 2,590-square-foot, sixth-floor suite unfolds like an elegant townhouse in the sky, with flourishes like a baby grand piano and antiques throughout. There's also a sizable private balcony overlooking the peons in the Public Garden and an entirely separate kitchen.
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
$3,500 a night
The InterContinental's swankiest suite unfolds over 2,200 water-viewing feet, with a big marble foyer; a dual vanity in the marble bathroom; and a dining room that seats six and that does not appear to have any marble. The suite can be found on the hotel's 11th and 12th floors.
776 Boylston Street, Boston
The maple dining room table in the Mandarin Oriental's poshest spread seats eight, and there's a guest powder room and a wood-paneled study. The gas fireplace is the locus of the 2,600-square-foot suite's open living room/dining room.
200 Stuart Street, Boston
The 24th-floor, 1,400-square-foot penthouse is a mix of modern and traditional. But enough of that: the conference table seats eight; it has three private balconies; and it comes with a private library.
Cloud Nine Penthouse
90 Tremont Street, Boston
Boffo name! The 19th-floor perch has hosted Christina Aguilera, John Mellencamp, and Lady Gaga, each of whom presumably watched the 42-inch plasma-screen TV and partook of the wet bar, the Jacuzzi, and the king-sized bed with 1,000-count sheets.
· Our Hotels Week 2013 archive [Curbed Boston]