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The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast

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W Canton St at Montgomery St, Boston, MA 02118 (South End)
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The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Boston for 3 nights and staying at Ben and Jane's B&B helped make the whole trip very enjoyable. On the first day that we arrived, they immediately offered to lend us their lawn chairs and binoculars when we mentioned that we were going to see Shakespeare on the Common. We love talking to Ben and Jane, not... More

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East Sussex
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
40 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rarely have we found a place to stay that is so "us". A beautiful old house in Boston, full of quirky, fun collectibles. Jane and Ben are such lovely people, so friendly and welcoming, I am sure they would be friends if we lived in Boston! They gave us excellent advice and joined us for breakfast. Jane even wanted to... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Concord, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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
2 reviews
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
1 review
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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Address: W Canton St at Montgomery St, Boston, MA 02118
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
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