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“Great little hotel in very nice area” 4 of 5 stars
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Newbury Guest House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   261 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116   |  
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Ranked #41 of 77 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cheshire UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great little hotel in very nice area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a lovely hotel in Back Bay, an area we have stayed in 3 times before. It is right amongst the bars and restaurants, a long walk into town but we know our way around and love the area of Back Bay. Very clean, adequate breakfast, would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This guest house is in a nice location near tons of shopping and food, as well as access to transportation and tours, i.e. Red Trolley, Duck Tours, etc. Very nice hot breakfast. Only minor issue is that due to the age of the building, the walls are a tad thin so could hear neighbor's tv etc. Liked the Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WALNUT CREEK, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I was there early October and found it quite quaint and comfortable but because I had a room facing the street, it was extremely noisy. The breakfast was hearty and it was more than coffee and roll. The staff I encountered (John and Peter (I think this was his name) were extremely courteous and helpful. All in all I would recommend this charming guest house. The location is excellent with many restaurants and chic boutiques.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the street were noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Just back from 4 nights in Boston. We wanted to be close to Newbury St. and this was by far the best value for the area. The hotel was very clean, staff was extremely nice and helpful and the bed was very comfortable. Rooms only have 2 dresser drawers and bathroom was modern but very small. We did hear the person above us showering early every morning as we were still trying to sleep and felt they could change up the breakfast as they serve the exact same items every day but we would definitely stay there again. Loved all the cute shops and interesting restaurants on the street as well as the character of the area. Close walk or inexpensive cab ride to so many things.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of September. It was clean, cute and the breakfast was good. I loved the character of the old building. The best part was the location. Newbury street is filled with shopsvand restaurants. The rooms were small, but that is expected in the city. The Newbury Guest House is a great place to stay and the staff was very nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Very friendly hotel in a great location, close to shops and some lovely restaurants. Breakfast was very good, attentive staff, clean room and comfortable bed. Just missing tea making facilities in room, but it was available in Lobby. All in all would recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Newbury Guest House is in a great location for viewing Boston. The room was spacious and clean and a decent breakfast was included in the adjoining cafe. Newbury Street is very interesting with its restaurants, shops and galleries. It is a good walk to the beautiful park, the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market etc. also close to the Prudential Building and Mall.

Room Tip: If you want quiet the rooms in the back are best although the view isn't so good, whereas you wi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Newbury Guest House

Address: 261 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Boston
#43 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Newbury Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel located in the upscale Back Bay section of Boston. ... more   less 
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