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463 Beacon Street Guest House
463 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Back Bay)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #32 of 45 Boston B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Needs maintenance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed in the guest house on Beacon street for two separate nights - firstly in basement room 2 (B2), then in B1. For the price ($169 for B2 and $189 for B1), we found it a bit lacking in a few areas: extremely dusty in the hall areas, narrow stairs with no offer of help for the luggage (no lift available which we were only told of after booking), terribly badly lit with missing bulbs, extremely stale water cooler and no separate coffee facilities in the rooms. On the plus side, the rooms were good sized - B1 had a little kitchen area too, fairly well ventilated which was a concern for me as I'm asthmatic, and an OK location near-ish to the Green Line (Boston Subway). The staff seem to be mostly local students so their local advice for restaurants etc is in tune with their preferences! The hotel management emailed us for feedback (which we will be providing) so are clearly keen to improve - let's hope with a little TLC, things will get better.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was a truly unique and pleasant experience in Boston. I went to a Red Sox game with my family and stayed for a couple nights to take advantage of the rare occasion being in the city. First, the location is ideal. It's located in Back Bay, a high end residential area right next to the Charles River and right by center city. Newbury Street, Hynes Convention, and Fenway Park are right around the corner within walking distance. Copley, Fanheuil Hall, and the North End were just a couple of stops away on the T. It's interior gave off a very welcoming and homey feel without that commercialized rush. We booked two separate rooms and they were both very different but comfortable in their own way. The staff was also very helpful and friendly when we asked for directions to the T. Based on the fair pricing of the room for such a comfortable experience in an optimal location in the city, I would definitely stay here and again and recommend anyone to do so as well.

  • Stayed August 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Simply the worst hotel room i have ever stayed in. I'm in my 50's and have traveled a lot on all budgets. We (me, wife, son) paid $200 and expected at least some basic comfort.
However, the room was dark. Half a window in the lower ground floor.
It was dirty - including the sheets, which we could see had ben slept in already. There was nobody to complain to - the staff had gone home. i found the laundry room and helped myself to clean sheets.
The paint was peeling off the walls, there were holes in the floor and ceiling, the bathroom was minute and falling apart.
Location is one thing but not enough in this case. We were ripped off.
The only reason i dont give zero is it is not an option on this site. Dont know where the good reviews came from. Probably fakes.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We booked a deluxe room.
It was great to be staying in the historic BackBay area of Boston. Very convenient location to get around Boston on foot or by T train.
Large room included a sofa and microwave with crockery but no cutlery.
Comfortable room and bed.
A bit tired in places but forgiven because of the character of the room.
No maid service.
Not enough hangers.
No hairdryer.
Good value for city accomodation.

Room Tip: There's no lift!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Benicia, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was my first time in Boston and 463 Beacon was the perfect fit for my weekend stay. The location is great--very close to Newbury Street, Fenway Park, and a T station. Made it very easy to navigate the city. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the room I stayed in was quaint and clean. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Mexico
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8 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here and the experience was not positive enough to return again. The location is great and the outside gives you hope that this is a unique historic lodging. Inside, the rooms have much to be desired. The historic rooms have been bizarrely divided off and cheaply retrofitted with tiny bathrooms. The fixtures are low quality. The shower head was taped with clear tape. There are not any shelves to put your toothbrushes, etc. The beds are sagging and covered with bad pillows and polyester bedspreads. The tiny and cheap AC units are not adequate to cool the rooms. The staff was not helpful or knowledgeable about major attractions. Leaves were left uncleaned on the stairs for days. It just doesn’t seem that management gives a damn about maintaining a higher level of service. It could be so much better, but now it is such a disappointment.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I reserved a room for one night during the height of the heat wave. The front desk person I spoke with said they had one room left and it was on the fourth floor. For $150, I assumed that the room had air conditioning. I found out in my confirmation email that it didn't. Just a fan and a small window. Well, the outside temp. was almost 100, and it was like a blast furnace in the room. I put the fan on, and went out for the evening. Upon my return, the fan had been turned off, and the room was sweltering. I slept on a park bench on nearby Commonwealth Mall. It was much more comfortable than the bed, and about 30 degrees cooler! The only positive this place has going for it is its location. The accommodations are more like a hostel, and the cost should be just a fraction of what they charge.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 463 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
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Ranked #32 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Back Bay accommodation that offers nightly and weekly rooms. ... more   less 
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