Of course, the hotel isn't about to throw all that literature your way without providing at least a few ways to get really, really comfortable while reading it all. And sure enough, the 600 sq ft, two-room suite comes with all the library-simulated trimmings: a Reading Nook beside a window overlooking Kenmore Square, an eight foot-long, hand-hewn wooden desk, brass reading lamps, and leather wingback chairs.
Need anything else to facilitate your quiet, contemplative weekend locked up feeding your brain? Then you might want to try an actual library.
What a library won't be able to provide are niceties like Italian linens, big luxurious pillows, a marble bathroom, and room service (which we tried, to great success, on our last stay there). And though those things aren't exactly necessary to a good reading experience, we also feel like the best part of a lazy day reading is dozing off. And that you most certainly can do here.
The Reading Suite goes for between $620-$720/night, depending on the season.
[Photo: John Bellenis]