My husband and I have frequented many B&B's within the past but the Gilded Lily will remain in our top three list as a re-visit. It is a beautifully restored Brownstone from time past. We stayed in the Garden Room which is perfectly appointed with warm shades of neutral calming colors and tones, tons of natural sunlight fill the space, and the room is quite spacious enough to comfortably walk around the room which includes an inviting queen size bed, table and two chairs which is perfect for a quick breakfast, writing, or a quaint romantic order-out romantic dinner. The bathroom is decorated very cheerily with seascape tones and is a perfect size for guests. We were lucky enough to have a tour of the entire property by the proprietor James, who we might add is a very welcoming and charming gentleman who through his architectural expertise brought this gem back to its original shining stature. The Guilded Lily is nestled within walking distance and quick subway access of superb restaurants and coffee shops, you will not miss the typical Bed and breakfast fanfare of a sit down breakfast. However if you need a quick morning "pick me up" there are shared kitchenettes on each floor which supply guests with bagels, cereal, yogurts, and coffee, who could ask for anything more! Our trip was brief due to the nature of our visit, but we look forward to returning to Boston late summer/ early fall and having the opportunity to stay at the Gilded Lily..one of Boston's most picturesque B and B's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston’s Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many trendy restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities and lots and lots of places to shop; to name just a handful, Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, MIT and the Copley Place Mall and Newbury Street. ... more less