Located in a quiet neighborhood a block from the "C" T-line (train into downtown Boston), two blocks from Trader Joe's, and a little over 3 blocks to a Peets Coffee shop, this B & B is quiet and reasonably located to Boston University and within walking distance to several restaurants / eateries / drugstores / shopping.
We stayed in room 7, which appeared to be the original Master Bedroom. It was quite large, with a comfortable king-sized bed and private bath with a shower (no tub). The windows open for fresh air in the night and there is a functioning fireplace in the room. All other rooms we viewed while there were pleasantly decorated and a nice size.
Our room didn't have its own temperature control, so we warmed the room (after a night of having the window open) by opening the door into the upstairs landing. I'm not sure what they do to control heat in the summer months; perhaps they have air-conditioning (??). If you are going to be staying during hot months, I'd ask before committing to staying there since Boston can get hot with high humidity.
Breakfasts are just "okay" and the dining area can be quite crowded by between 8 & 9 in the morning; however, we are extremely picky about food! The coffee is so-so (again, we are very picky; others seemed to think both food & coffee was great). Since we were within reasonable walking distance to Peets Coffee, we would go there for coffee and a scone each morning.
Staff was very helpful & pleasant, especially a young fellow named Ali who was working most afternoons.
We would definitely stay at the Samuel Sewall B & B in the future.
Room 7 was terrific! Any of the upstairs rooms seemed to be very quiet and all were nicely decorate...
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Thank you for your feedback! We sincerely appreciate it.
We're indeed working with the town to create an addition to the common space, but due to this being a historic home/neighborhood, the proximity of our neighbors and their concerns regarding the noise of construction it is taking longer than initially expected. Hopefully we will to be able to offer a larger common space soon. Still, if you ever feel that you are crowded or have any other inquiries or concerns, please talk to the Innkeeper or the overnight Manager. It helps very much to hear from our guests while they are in residence.
Regarding temperature, windows are a great way to cool a room a few degrees, but we have central heat and air conditioning throughout the house. Boston can get very cold and very hot too, especially during the months that bridge two seasons, but we're ready for it! Fans are also available if you care of a nice breeze or just white noise.
We look forward to making our Inn your Home away from Home.
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