If luxurious accommodations and plenty of shopping are your top priorities, you're not going to beat the Westin. The 15-story structure sits between the twin blue towers of Liberty Place and near the Shops at Liberty Place, where you can find more than 70 stores, boutiques, and restaurants. The hotel underwent substantial renovations in 2007, adding contemporary touches like sleeker furniture and plasma televisions. The top-notch fitness center features video monitors
on each treadmill. If you prefer privacy while you work out, ask for a room with its own fitness equipment. Winthorpe & Valentine, the hotel's new restaurant, serves eclectic comfort food with locally grown organic products. Kids 12 and under get a Westin Kids Club amenity package upon check-in.