If you are in need of a quick mid-winter break, you cannot do wrong with a weekend in Boston staying at NineZero, a new hotel at 90 Tremont St. I stayed there in October, and found it, quite simply, the nicest hotel I’d ever stayed in.

Although their spring, summer and fall rates are obscene, their winter rates are excellent (relatively speaking, and the context of Boston). I small room with no view is selling for $129, and a larger room, with two queen beds, is $159. These compare to regular mid-season prices north of $300/night.

NineZero is right in the heart of Boston. You’re half a block from Boston Common, a block from Macy’s and Filene’s, 5 minutes walk to Fanueil Hall. There’s an excellent multi-screen cinema about 10 minutes walk down Tremont. And the Park Street ‘T’ stop (aka “the subway”) is right across the street.

Highly recommended.