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This Old House Bed & Breakfast

12 Plainfield Street, Lexington, MA 02421
This Old House Bed & Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Middlebury, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the sterile-ness of a hotel or the ambience of a quaint country inn go there. This is a traditional B&B - you're staying in someone's home (which she probably can't afford without renting out the rooms). Our bedroom and bath were clean and neat and Mary offers a nice breakfast when you want it (though she may... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ambrose stated “When in Rome Do as the Romans Do.” Well let me say that vacationing in New England without Mary would have been a shear let down! We loved our time in Mary house and with you! ok, the house is lived in. But the rooms are clean and the stories and advice on where to go and things... More 

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raleigh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights and the room was ok but the kitchen was filthy . The 2nd day Mary went to play golf and left food on the table for us to eat at breakfast. It was cold and we didn't want to eat at this place anyway. Sondra

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was traveling with my 2 kids and stayed here two nights. When I booked the room with Mary, I was told I would have a queen bed with an extra floor mattress for $95/night and this seemed reasonable. When I arrived, we found a single bed and she gave us two "mattresses" (more like body sized overly used pillows)... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Mary is a HOOT...she is a down to earth, hard working wonderful person. She is very accommodating and helpful. I felt at home and relaxed in this wonderful home. If you take the time to get to know the hostess you will learn many things. I thank God he sent me there.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

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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