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30 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124-5008 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
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Carruth House
Ranked #21 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We just spent 4 days in the Ashmont Suite, and it was very neat and cozy, we slept well, the breakfast was good and Heidi is so sweet and attentive to her guests. It's also very close to the highway and the T so you can move around Boston pretty easily. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet.

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mt holly nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you want to hear people in the room next to you and doors opening and shutting at all hours of the night and the maid coming in at 8 o'clock in the morning, then you don't want to stay here. This is like staying at your grandmother's house. Comfortable, quiet, and clean. You wake up to the smell of... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was a great experience. Heidi was a lovely hostess, also very helpful in terms of tourist recommendations (she lend us lots of books about Boston). The location is good also, because is really close (2 minutes walking) from a subway station (called T in Boston) so it was really easy for us to get every where we wanted to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Carruth House: the breakfast was fantastic (baked goods from a local Irish bakery, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, yogurt, excellent coffee) and ready when we were; we were able to dine on the deck in back of the house; the suite was roomy and quiet for sleeping and the bathroom was immaculate. We plan to return... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay at Carruth house. The first thing to remember about the house is (as the owner told us) it's work in progress. This however doesn't take anything away from the building as it's very homely & inviting. The Owner Heidi is very welcoming and friendly. She was more than happy to answer any questions regarding... More

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Clearwater, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few days back in October. Heidi is a great hostess, very friendly and helpful! The walk to the metro is only a few blocks away, and the breakfast was amazing!! One morning she had gone to the bakery and snatched up the last Boston cream pie they had. It was the most... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011 via mobile

I had researched before arriving so I knew it was not in Boston city center, however the short walk to and from the T was no hassle and never a long wait for a train. The twin room was really nice with very comfortable beds. Didn't need to share bathroom because I was alone on the top floor. Great coffee... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We recently visited Carruth House at the start of our two-week tour of New England. It is set in a quiet residential area but within a five minute walk of the T (tube) station. We stayed in the Ashmont Suite which was on the ground floor and had the advantage of a separate sitting room and a very high four... More

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San Francisco
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Carruth House in November 2011. The house is a charming Queen Anne style home, and a 10 minute walk from the red line Ashmont T subway station. For those with lots of luggage, taxis are often waiting at the station. The house is located in a neighborhood that was established in the... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Carruth House on a recent trip to Boston. It was wonderful to be able to stay in such an amazing historic home in a lovely, quiet neighborhood and enjoy such a warm welcome from Heidi who was very helpful with advice and tips about exploring the city. Many thanks for the perfect base for... More

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Address: 30 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124-5008
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Carruth House Hotel Boston

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The Herbert Carruth House, built in 1877, is one of the landmark historic properties in the Ashmont section of Dorchester in Boston and overlooks one of the loveliest residential streets in the City. We are an affordable and relaxed private home guesthouse alternative to expensive and impersonal downtown accommodations. Come for a visit! We hope you enjoy Carruth House as much as we do. ... more   less 
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