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This Old House Bed & Breakfast

12 Plainfield Street, Lexington, MA 02421
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This Old House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 5 Lexington B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Filthy and weird are two words that capture our stay at this b&b. And watch out for your belongings; the owner is not to be trusted!! This is not like ANY bed and breakfast we ever stayed at ... we felt like we were a nuisance, far from the hospitality and charms of what B&Bs are known for. I wouldn't... More

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I am staying in the area once a week for work reasons. The house is cluttered. The rooms are decent, but the rest of the house is not. It's outright messy, with every surface cluttered with things. The first week Mary charged me $10 for breakfast (double the listed rate) -- and then didn't serve it. I had told her... More

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Denton, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Mary's and enjoyed it. It is not your typical B&B (and as a previous review mentioned) we did feel more like we were staying at a relative's home than a traditional B&B. Mary is a pleasant and hospitable host. She is talkative and she does have 2 elderly dogs but it didn't bother my husband,... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Our stay was extremely enjoyable. Rooms were clean, comfortable, and attractive. Mary Van, the proprietor, was the epitome of transplanted southern hospitality and a wonderful conversationalist. Her breakfast, catered to our special needs, was just perfect. Recommend it highly.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011 via mobile

Yes, there is no sign, but Mary emailed us great directions in advance and clarified that Gps would not get us there accurately. We wanted for nothing during our one night stay. The dogs are friendly, but not aggressive about seeking attention. Our room was clean and stocked with the basic amenities like soap and shampoo. Breakfast was fine, and... More

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NJ
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Stayed at this "B&B" in April 2011. Noticed there were no updated reviews on Trip Advisor since 2009, so was hoping that maybe things had changed. Unfortunately, they have not. I guess I'll begin with the good - The house is interesting, in a nice neighborhood, looks nice from the outside, convenient location for where we needed to be, cheap... More

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Los Angeles
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

We did not book a room at Mary Van's historic B&B, but did document the exterior during a This OId House visit to New England. http://thisoldhouseroadtrip.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/1988-the-lexington-bb/ For the traveler, our rating is ONLY for the exterior of the property

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CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

We had a very pleasant stay and May Van Sinek was most gracious. I am a little baffled about some of the other posts here becuase we did not see anything negative like what has been written. The rooms were clean, the sheets had a very high thread count, and the towels were all beautifully monogramed. Mary served us a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

The reviews of this B&B are most unfair. It is certainly true that the house is looking a little worn, but if you want brand new, clinical bed-sheets then stay at a Holiday Inn. Mary Van's house has a lot of character, and Mary Van herself is a great character. She took the time to run us into the center... More

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

Wish I'd checked here before booking but I was desperate because it was a college graduation weekend and all the hotels in Boston were hundreds of dollars. The price was definitely right (or even a little high) for the value. The place hasn't been cleaned in who knows when. It does indeed have something laying on every public surface. There... More

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Address: 12 Plainfield Street, Lexington, MA 02421
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Lexington
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Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
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