In a city where height can stymie any development, it's little surprise that the buildings that house the tallest hotels in town were built many years—if not decades—ago. The tallest is 39 floors, the second-tallest 38; and then it drops rather precipitously from there. Through the magic of our pals at PropertyShark, we have those first two plus the stumpier eight in a handy map if you're seeking particularly glorious penthouse vus.
· 10 Thoughts on How Big and Tall Boston Should Build [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]
· Our Hotels Week 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]