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Bowers House Bed and Breakfast

9 Bowers Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
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Ranked #1 of 3 Somerville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I and my daughter from Australia stayed at Bowers house for almost 2 weeks in preparing her college. The room was clean and spacious. The house is located only 5 minutes walking to Davis Square where has lot of restaurants. The Davis Square T (Red line) subway is very convenient to Harvard, MIT and Boston downtown. The owner, Steven really... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The B&B is located in a mixed neighborhood, several stops outside the city on the (T) red line. The host runs a slick operation. He is welcoming, helpful and attentive. The room was immaculately clean. However our room (with queen size bed) was small and the air conditioner noisy. We considered the total price for four nights expensive for what... More

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Plymouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My daughter and I recently stayed here for two nights. The room was comfortable and clean, and the personal attention from Stephen really made our stay great. He was ready with restaurant recommendations, directions, and even a complimentary umbrella. We mentioned that we were planning on going to Legoland Discovery Center, so he took it upon himself to find out... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed for three nights (see Bradford's review). What really worked well for us was that the Bowers House is more of a boarding house than a true B&B. This was perfect for us....we were able to come and go, be with family all day and then return to our clean room with comfy bed, to sleep.... More

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Duncan, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed three nights and were very pleased. I know we will stay again. None of the local B&Bs accommodate children which for us was great as we left the kids at the grandparents house and took a short walk to our perfectly clean and comfortable room. The king room on the first floor is large and... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed here two nights - it was a great experience, made all the more so by Christina and Stephen's hospitality. They obviously take great pride in their business, and all the little touches add up to a wonderful stay. The house is a very short walk from Davis Square, which is is delightful in its own right. The house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Will stay here again if ever we return to Boston.Great location near Davis Square,and the T.Owners were very friendly and helpful.Wish we could have stayed longer as there is so much to see in the area and the train is easy and convenient.We felt safe at all times and loved the vibe in Boston and especially Davis Square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Bowers House is just perfect. The owners are very nice and friendly. The room was beautiful, but most important, it was sparkling clean! Breakfast was really good too (pastries, fruit, cereals, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, etc.). There's space to park outside in the street and the area is very safe and convenient (very close to Davis subway station, to restaurants... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Bowers House has three rooms. We took two of them. Of the two we took, one was up a very steep flight of stairs, not suitable for older people, but otherwise comfortable. The other had a private bathroom across the hall. Unfortunately, that section of hallway was the intersection for all movement in the building -- the stairs from the... More

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Bowers_House, Owner at Bowers House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Bowers House. We appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our convenient location, our service and free parking. As previously discussed with you prior to your reservation, there were only 2 rooms available. We informed you about the one flight of stairs to the queen room. Your grandson, a high school student, did... More

Port Loring, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Christina and Stephen are amazing hosts and so helpful about sites to see in Boston. It was very clean, parking was free and on a quiet street. The great thing was how close it was to the T (subway) and very easy to get to downtown Boston. Kerry and Marla

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Address: 9 Bowers Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Somerville
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Bowers House is a contemporary style, newly renovated, bed and breakfast. We offer free parking, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, 32" LCD TV with cable, rooms with queen or king size beds, and other amenities. A couple minutes walk to the Davis Square subway station, Bowers House is two stops from Harvard Square, four stops from MIT, and a short commute to downtown Boston, Copley Square, Newbury Street, Symphony Hall, the Theatre District, the North End, and several museums and historical sites. Bowers House is also within walking distance to Tufts University. Bowers House is located in the center of vibrant Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Davis Square, named one of the fifteen "hippest places to live" in the United States by the Utne Reader in 1997, is home to cafes, restaurants, music clubs, boutiques, theatres, and much more. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Bowers House is your ideal home away from home. ... more   less 
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