Understated exclusivity. In the shadow of the towering John Hancock building, Hotel 140, a affordable boston hotel, stands as an historic icon and beacon of warmth and hospitality. Housed in an architecturally praised edifice that was constructed as the first YWCA in the country, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Travelers “in the know,” know that they will find here classic, updated accommodations in true boutique style where each room emanates its own personality. They know they will find a lobby where an amalgam of tourists and locals alike enjoy coffee and conversation, and that the core and soul of the building is still based in philanthropy and a strong commitment to the community. The best kept secret in Back Bay!