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The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast

W Canton St at Montgomery St, Boston, MA 02118 (South End)
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The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 14 Specialty lodging in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed here two years ago it would have been madness to stay anywhere else this time. Everything I said then applies now - the house is beautiful and the hosts, Jane and Ben, are most welcoming and helpful. They took time to chat to us and gave advice and opinions on what to do or see. When we went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was a bed and breakfast experience unlike any other, and I have stayed in many B&Bs. Do not expect luxury or an overly decorated, "done-up" B&B. This is like staying with your favorite, easy-going, gracious friends or relatives - Ben and Jane - in their authentic, wonderfully unchanged, historic townhome in the heart of Boston's most beautiful neighborhood. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Jane and Ben made our business stay a true home away from home. The accommodates were very comfortable even with a shared bath. The location was excellent allowing us to walk to all of our meetings. Fresh squeezed orange juice was provided every morning along with a selection of cereals and rolls. Yes you do need to be comfortable climbing... More

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I recently stayed at 1863 bed and breakfast. The location is perfect and an easy subway ride from the airport. Even by car it only cost me 20 dollars from the property to the airport in the daytime. The owners are wonderful and very kind. They make you feel at home. They are fun and great to speak with. The... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

the accommodations were great Jane and Ben were very gracious hosts the location is perfect for visiting Boston It was great not having a car. we were able to walk or take the subway and get anyplace we wanted to go. Fresh berries, fresh squeezed OJ, good coffee, a muffin or croissant got us off to a great start each... More

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Derry
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We booked the 1863 House based on the reviews on TA and the competitive rate (compared to other options in Boston). You do not deal with the owner directly - bookings/payment is taken by a third party site, payment is taken in advance of your arrival. We arrived in early October for 5 nights. We received clear, helpful instructions regarding... More

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Jane and Ben were welcoming, informative and their home was lovely. Central location to subway and attractions.Their recommendations on itinerary was spot on. It was a pleasure staying in their home and we look forward to returning.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

On the spur of the moment - when Boston beat Detroit to get into the 2013 World Series, my husband and I decided to go to the first two games of the World Series which were in Boston. Lodging was impossible to find. All the area hotels were booked. So, I started working my way down through Bed and Breakfasts.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was my first time ever staying at a Bed and Breakfast visiting a new city. I was very nervous about what to expect. From the moment I walked in, I felt so comfortable here. Ben and Jane took time to show me the map of Boston, how to get around, and where I could find some entertainment in the... More

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BnBBay, Manager at The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are glad our guests enjoyed their visit and have added a surge protector for extra plugs for the many mobile devises we now engage in. Jane & Ben. More

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This turned out to be the perfect place to stay in Boston: The location is excellent, right next to the South End part of Tremont St with its nice restaurants and within easy reach of both the city center and the MFA - by foot! Moreover, Jane and Ben are the nicest hosts ever and really made us make the... More

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Address: W Canton St at Montgomery St, Boston, MA 02118
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
These delightful hosts have been residents of their centrally-located South End neighborhood for 27 years. They offer three guest rooms and lots of local knowledge! Their brick bow front Victorian townhouse was built in 1863 and features a new gourmet kitchen with a deck overlooking a secluded garden for quiet continental breakfasts. Each bedroom has a double antique brass bed with an antique quilt, a desk, and a decorative fireplace. The two fourth floor guest rooms share a bath with tub and shower. The third floor room shares the hosts' bathroom that contains a claw foot tub/shower. ... more   less 
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