My wife and I had been staying a few days at an expensive conference hotel near the World Trade Center (Seaport district) during her work meeting, then we moved to this B&B at 82 Chandler Street. The conference hotel was nice, but this B&B felt like Boston. It was lovely, comfortable and in a very good location for shopping, eating, sightseeing and getting to a subway for other parts of Boston. And it is less expensive. We no longer needed all the business services of the other hotel and just needed a place to call home when not out enjoying the city. One thing I should mention: the wifi was a little temperamental... but it worked.
We stayed in room 5 on the 3rd floor. I think that if we had stayed longer, we would have used the nicely equipped kitchenette.
We often ate a good breakfast at Flour Bakery and Cafe nearby. There is an Avis car rental office very close by which we used when we wanted to drive up the coast to Maine one day. The Prudential Center is very close by with its shopping, restaurants and city view... and the Boston Public Library was grand and moving for me.
It was a good stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vacation rental This beautiful, historic, four-story brick townhouse in the South End in Boston was tastefully renovated in a traditional style that provides modern day convenience and comfort. The rooms are accessed from a lovely Victorian central stairway; and they are equipped with private baths with showers, kitchenettes, a comfortable queen bed, direct-dial telephone, high speed Internet, and individually-controlled window air conditioners. The lovely rooms are beautifully decorated in unique color schemes and are filled with antiques and appointments that evoke memories of the home's original era. Each room has a kitchenette with a Microwave, 2 burner stove, small refrigerator, sink, and a tea kettle. Unit 7, on the 4th floor is a private 2-room suite with bedroom with a queen and a single bed, bath with shower, and full kitchen. In the winter the rooms are rented for extended stay periods with one month minimums. The location is ideal for tourists and those attending events in Copley Square and the Hynes Convention center. It is near many shops and restaurants and a quick walk to the Back Bay Subway and Amtrak lines with easy access to the Boston Convention Center and other areas of Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. ... more less