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3 Centre Place, Fort Hill, Boston, MA 02119 (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 46 Boston B&B and Inns
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“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Minutes to downtown Boston. Beautiful apartment with all the amenities of a hotel. Yet only Half the price. My husband and i Loved it! We Can't wait to come back. Thanks Terry. We hope to make it back to Boston in December.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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oceandrivereviews, General Manager at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank You Kitty for the great review! It was soo nice to meet you and your hubby and make new friends. It was truly a memorable experience, sharing wine and cheese and wonderful conversation.

Enjoy your fall and Can't wait to see you again in December!

Best Wishes, Terry
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

When my wife and I arrived at the Fort Hill Inn on August 25 at 2:30 p.m., the front door was locked and there was no response from ringing the doorbell. I phoned Terry and left a voicemail to let him know we had arrived. I called again at 3:04 and left a second voicemail to let him know we were waiting to check in and asked him to return my calls. At 3:19 I emailed him telling him that it appeared he had forgotten our reservation. At 4:11, not having received any reply from him, I left a third voicemail advising him that his nonresponse had forced us to search for a room elsewhere. At the end of the day, we were left sitting in front of the Fort Hill Inn searching for other accommodations.

At 11:17 p.m. Terry finally responded. He left me a voicemail (we were sleeping by then), stating that the housekeeper had forgotten to make arrangements for our arrival. I phoned him back the following morning and left a voicemail asking him to process a refund. At 1:37 p.m. I received an email stating that he was sorry for the "confusion"; a refund followed shortly afterward.

The owner's lack of communication, knowing that guests were arriving, was inconsiderate and unacceptable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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oceandrivereviews, Owner at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Bryan,

We are Very sorry that this happened, I understand as a traveler myself, this can be an extremely stressful situation and it is totally unacceptable for this to ever happen. It turns out the keys were in the key box and another guest mistakenly picked up your set. This has never happened before and we want to insure it never happens again, so we have reviewed and changed our key handling procedures to insure this will never happen again.


Sincerely,

Terry
Innkeeper
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked a very last minute trip to Boston and found this hidden gem on homeawayfromhome.com. Communication from Terry was spot on. He wasn't there when we arrived but the keys were exactly where he said and parking was very simple as he also mentioned to us. We were so pleasantly surprised with the cozy room. We were on the third floor and while the steps were very steep and narrow it added to the charm of our accomodations. The room was perfect. The bed was so comfortable, the washroom was fully stocked and very clean, and there was a microwave, coffee maker and small fridge, all the things we needed. Terry provides lots of information about things to do and how to get around Boston. The subway station is a 3 minute easy walk, and when you get on it you can very easily get to all the tourist spots in Boston. We took in a game at Fenway and it was close to Fort Hill Inn. We felt very safe in this neighbourhood. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Boston. Thanks Terry for your incredible hospitality!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My 12 y/o daughter and I stayed in the guest bedroom with private bath 07/21/2013 through 08/02/2013. We took a cab from Transit Authority and arrived in 10 minutes thanks to Terry's excellent directions. Arrived about 8:30PM, was greeted by Terry who helped lug our heavy luggage up the stairs. Terry gave an overview of the room, gave a very informative portfolio of Boston including maps and personal points of interest, welcomed us and said he was available if further need. The room was exactly as described and photographed, very comfortable, welcoming, great bed, all the amenities of a boutique hotel. Wonderful kitchenette, coffeemaker, fridge, sink, coffee, cream, sugar, teas... We could not have asked for more. Would definitely stay here in the future. Thank you, Terry for a wonderful stay! Lynn

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oceandrivereviews, Owner at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank You Lynn for staying with us, and the wonderful review! It was all my pleasure meeting you and your daughter and hosting you here at our modest little Inn. So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay here..

It is truely meeting great guests like you that makes me love to come to work everyday! Happy Travels! Terry
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

The Inn had a lovely room with plenty of appliances and amenities included. The beds were so comfortable and the bathroom was very nice. The innkeeper was very pleasant and helpful. A subway stop 5mins walk (or less) however the location in boston was a bit away from everything. Being our first trip to Boston we would book somewhere closer to town or back bay in the future.

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oceandrivereviews, Owner at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank You Very much for the review! It was very nice to meet and host you here.

I am very sorry the location was not perfect for you. Yes we are not in the Back Bay, but it is just 1 mile away, 4 minutes by subway or an easy walk or bike down the southwest corridor park.

Many of our guests enjoy museums which are close by about 1/2 mile and easy walking distance from here.

A great thing is our rates are less than half of most all of the hotels in the Back Bay, many of our guests appreciate saving on hotels and taking more trips!
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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed hear for a few days. I loved the decor. We stayed in the room with bathroom. Parking is easy. Terri was very accommodating. We would love to stay here again.

Boston was awesome. Our first time and we loved it. Boston public gardens were beautiful. We did a tour of Fenway Park which was very interesting. Quincy market lots of shops and restaurants. Went to Cheers bar in Beacon Hill. Pretty much covered the whole city in a day and a half. Easy to navigate and felt safe.

Its a must for your Bucket List.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We found this perfect little holiday retreat exactly as it was advertised. We rested, dined and entertained. The kitchen was easy, the furniture comfortable, and the decor was charming. Our host was accommodating and kind. We had no trouble checking in and out. We would choose to stay here over a hotel anytime.
The location was convenient to the trains and we walked to to most places. We only required a cab once when we found ourselves out late. I do think it's wise to not get caught walking back after dark. We did not feel unsafe. It is in a very calm and quiet area but Boston's city temperament seems to change from block to block.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oceandrivereviews, Owner at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank You for the wonderful review! It was excellent to meet and host you here. We are happy we met your expectations and it is always nice to get feedback from our guests.

Please Check in with us next time! Happy Travels, Terry

***Did just want to mention, the fort hill neighborhood is gentrified and safe, so taking the subway and walking day or night is never an issue.
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Additional Information about Fort Hill Inn

Address: 3 Centre Place, Fort Hill, Boston, MA 02119
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan , Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect hotel alternative, super value, on clean, comfy, guest rooms in a nicely cared for brick Victorian townhouse. Located in the quiet Boston residential Fort Hill neighborhood. Private rooms w/ private baths. On the Orange Line, just minutes to the Back Bay/South End/Downtown. Nicely appointed. No smoking. Can accommodate up to 2 guests, 3 night minimum. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fort Hill Hotel Boston

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