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Encore Bed and Breakfast

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116 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
Encore Bed and Breakfast
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Encore B&B is a perfect location to access all that Boston has to offer including all the big tourist must-do's but also some wonderful local bars and restaurants in Back Bay/South End Area. Our room was modern, comfortable, quiet and clean. Our hosts were delightful. I would certainly recommend and would stay again.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Harry. Thank you again for your recent stay with us and your fabulous review that sums up the advantages of our specific location in Boston's south End. We are definitely looking forward to a future visit and potentially another stay at Encore More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Encore for 3 nights, and after the first breakfast we were hooked: Wonderful pastries (lemon mint scones, sticky buns, croissants), fresh fruit and yogurt, and some of the best coffee I've ever had. The rooms are comfortable and have a modern-loft vibe. Everything was spotless. My room faced the street and there was some traffic noise,... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guests. Thank you for the effort for writing a great review after your recent stay. Since you write extensively about the wonderful pastries we need to add that we call ourselves lucky to have Boston's best bakery (Flour) in walking distance. We also happy that you mention the parking to be bargain in contrast to some guests that expect... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Back Bay lodging is ridiculously expensive but this was great for one night. Clean, quiet, modern, no frills, easy in-out, and breakfast was excellent if you like that sort of thing. Also convenient and price was very reasonable.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear guests. We especially appreciate when guests that stayed only one night with us are going through the effort of writing a review. In your short review you bring exactly to the point what we want to be and what we are striving for! Thank you! More 

Moss Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tips for a great trip to Boston, MA: A) Be sure to leave a couple days free to re-enjoy the fabulous seafood! B) Be sure to attend the Boston Early Music Festival. C) Be sure to select a centralized location to stay so you can walk to all your "must see" locations (Encore B&B is perfect for this). D) Be... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

The coincident couldn't be nicer 600th excellent review coming from guests that stayed with us for the 6th time and are already planning to come back. What else could make innkeepers more happy. Thank you for your effort to write this fabulous review - we are already looking forward to your next visit! More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time and stay with these two gentleman. The room was sparkling and the breakfast were out of this world. Also great advice and help visiting Boston. We loved it! We especially enjoyed the area.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We highly appreciate that you took the time for another great review for Encore. Thank you so much. since you mention the breakfast we feel that we need to add that part of the credit needs to go to our bakery Flour - Boston's best! Ms. Chang, the owner, was recently nominated for the Beard Award and was a finalist. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Encore B&B. It was so relaxing to come back to this South End B&B after a day of touring around Boston. David and Rhinehold are great. I highly suggest taking in a play at David's theater - which is just a few blocks away. We will stay here again when back in Boston.

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guests. Thank you for your time and effort to write a review. 2 things made us extremely happy: The advice to visit a production of Zeitgeist Stage (David's Theater Company) and then fact, that you would choose Encore again in case you come back to Boston. We are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is near the Back bey station and easy to go to city center. Nice room and a lot of good neighboring restaurant. Innkeeper is kindly. Breakfast was ordinary . It was disappointing a little. I 'd like to stay again

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and your effort to write a review. We are sorry that you have been disappointed with breakfast. Please check our response to the previous review where we explain our situation. But we are more then happy, that you declare you would like to stay again. That is our best endorsement. More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and u were in Boston for only one night (June 2nd) and had a very nice stay. I cannot think of anything we needed that wasn't offered. The location was great. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We didn't really get to chat much with the owner, but that's no worry. Breakfast, though offered a variety of foods,... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are sorry, that had only the chance to stay with us for one night. Thank you so much for choosing Encore and thank you for your review, which brigs up the issue that many guests aren't aware off. since we don't have a full fledged restaurant kitchen, the licensing authorities in Boston don't allow us to serve a full... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This elegant b&b in the fashionable district of South End in Boston is a wonderful place to stay. From the warm welcome offered by David to the friendly care of Reinhold we were treated with kindness and professional care. Daily selections of lovely breads from the local baker made for a great breakfast accompanied by fresh fruit and granola. Our... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear John. We are very happy when a TA Senior Contributor endorses our B&B; thank you for your time and effort of doing this. David is especially happy that you were able to see his production of THE SUBMISSION, which received splendid reviews from Boston theater critics but somewhat failed to attract an audience. We are already looking forward to... More 

Cobourg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Thanks so much for your hospitality David. Breakfasts were enjoyable in the little breakfast nook. We stayed in the Robbins room and it was very clean and modern. Even though the home is near a very busy street it wasn't too noisy with the windows open. The location was very convenient for us as our daughter lives just a few... More 

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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are always happy when guests mention the location in their reviews of Encore, because we don't feel like bragging about it ourselves. Thank you for a fabulous review and the effort of writing it. We hope you consider Encore again, when returning for a visit to Boston. More 

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