Kay Herbst's Haus is in a charming neighborhood within walking distance of many of Boston's top attractions -- the Common, the theatre district, the Prudential Center, the river park and the Pops shell. It's on one of those quiet treelined streets with the serpentine townhouses for which the South End is famous. It's practically next door to the Appleton Bakery and a short hop to the Garden of Eden -- great places for lunch or sandwiches to take away and in easy reach of many good restaurants, e.g. on Washington St. It is a bargain compared to almost any hotel that we've looked at in the city. We stayed in the air-conditioned Revere Room with the curved windows, very comfortable with original pine floors and a nicely modernized bathroom. Kay Herbst was an impeccable hostess, despite the heat and despite the remodelling of her kitchen, which will have all the modern conveniences when finished. She had good advice on everything, from food to parking places, and best of all, she provided us with her guest membership to the Museum of Fine Arts. We felt like we had known her for years.