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“Wonderful stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Longwood Inn
123 Longwood Ave., Brookline, MA 02446   |  
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Ranked #9 of 14 Brookline B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at Longwood recently and had a great time. The inn was easy to access from many of the subway stops. We stayed up on the third floor, so we climbed stairs, but we were prepared for that. It was clean, the room was small, but nice. The bathroom had a tub/shower combo. Beds were clean and comfortable, window A/C was available if needed, though the nights were cool during our stay. We sat out on the back deck almost every night enjoying conversation. We didn't use the kitchen, but it was nice that it was there. Our last night we had a rental car and parking was not an issue at all. I would stay there again and I would recommend it to someone as well. There is a grocery store just down the street, and many restaurants nearby.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem
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58 reviews 58 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nothing special in terms of fittings, furniture and finishes, but an excellent price in an excellent location with free parking. Had the separate apartment (#10) with an outside entrance, porch, full kitchen/living room and private bedroom. Slept three for three nights. Worked well. Within walking distance of all conveniences. Biggest negative -- whoever had the room before us left a stench (fish?), which the staff helped ameliorate by providing cinnamon and cloves which we kept on a small flame on the range whenever we were in the room. Rates very good for the price ($189/night for three); would be only good if it were higher priced. Staff was very cordial.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inverkeithing, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Loved staying at the Longwood Inn. We stayed in the apartment which had everything we needed for a 1 week stay. Great having own front door and with patio table and chairs , with views over the playing fields. Laundry facilities and the ability to cook at home was really welcome. Very near tram stops to Boston , but with restaurants and shops in Brookline, there is no need to always go into Boston . Near Trader Joes supermarket , so very handy for a carry out food and drink. We walked straight from the door to Jamaican Pond - very scenic. Would def stay here again if I was in the area .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were originally booked in to stay two nights but ended up sneaking out after very bad night there.

We we after reasonably priced accommodation in Boston (which by the way is horrendously expensive) where we could park our car and I found this place on TripAdvisor. The reviews where generally pretty positive, so I went ahead and booked and paid for two nights.

Upon check in we were given a double room on the top floor and had to haul two very heavy suitcases up three flights of very narrow twisting stairs. Not an easy task and I ended up throwing my back out.

The room was clean but an absolutely tiny shoebox, with a double bed and a very small ensuite bathroom. The bed had no support whatsoever and did not help my back at all. I ended up having a shocking night's sleep and my wife and I crept out early the next morning, vowing to not come back. I know that I have given up a night's accommodation but I couldn't spend another night there. Will find another place out of town. Sorry guys, but you need to lift your game...

I normally don't like to give bad reviews on TripAdvisor, but thought that you better know our experience before you book. Maybe the Queen rooms on lower floors are larger, but unless you're travelling alone, pack light and don't mind an unsupportive bed, find somewhere else!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westport, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Convenient, free parking, super clean and comfortable. However, the wireless was spotty throughout my visit. Before you reserve at this place, check to make sure they permanently solved the wireless problem.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Wow! What a great stay at the Loingwood Inn! We can't wait to return one day. The location is perfect for the train, restaurants, shopping and just walking in a beautiful neighborhood. The Inn is so comfortable, but very well furnished and maintained. We enjoyed the 'common' areas around the house, especially the outside deck. Such a great view of the park. The staff, Abigail is who we met, was so helpful. She was pleasant and very accomodating. We felt very welcomed by her. Also, Carmen kept our room spotless. Our room on the third floor is a climb, if you can't do stairs request a lower room. But it was fine for us. (in our 50's and moderately out of shape!) The room was small, but clean and very nicely decorated. The bed was a comfortable landing spot after a full day of sightseeing. The bathroom was lovely. The kitchen area was great, we kept breakfast foods in the refridgerator which was wonderful to have each morning. I not only encourage others to stay at this Inn but can't wait to return myself. We even passed out their business cards to couples we had met on Cape Cod.

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  • Stayed September 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love the location in Brookline, in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood. Lots to do at night. Several quality restaurants. The Coolidge Corner Clubhouse is a nurturing waterhole. Coolidge Corner also boasts a gem of a independent cinema film house. The Longwood Inn is informal, yet well furnished. I have stayed there many times and will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Longwood Inn

Address: 123 Longwood Ave., Brookline, MA 02446
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Brookline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Longwood Inn is a converted 1900’s Victorian mansion in a safe, upscale residential neighborhood near many of Boston’s major attractions. With sensible rates, this is one of Boston’s best bargains. The Inn has 21 rooms and a one-bedroom apartment available nightly or for extended stays. All rooms feature free parking, telephones with free local calls, free internet access, flat screen cable televisions and air conditioning. Housekeeping services are provided. ... more   less 
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