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Carruth House

30 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124-5008
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New Hamburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you are interested in Boston history this the place for you. We enjoyed hearing the historical story of Carruth house. Heidi loves her house and neighborhood. Our suite was large, clean and very comfortable. Her breakfast consists of fresh fruit, fresh baked goods from local bakery, plus, plus. One day she even bought a Boston Cream Cake. Yummy! A... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

First the positives, a very kind hostess that is easy going and enjoys her role as hostess, easy walk to the subway, street parking is easy to find. Heidi is very upfront as describing the house as one in progress-true-but I would have to say the progress halted some time ago. Room and linens are clean, but too many aspects... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I chose the Carruth House as an alternative to expensive hotels in Boston proper. This choice worked well for us because the House is a 5 minute walk from a T-station, and we were able explore all of Boston, and then come home to a restful and quiet room. Heidi, the owner, is straightforward and super sweet.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from staying at the Carruth House for a few days and enjoyed our stay. Our room was clean and large.The house is large, and as the web page says it is a work in progress which adds to the charm and history of the home. Breakfast was very good with a lot of variety. Heidi was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We just spent 4 days in the Ashmont Suite, and it was very neat and cozy, we slept well, the breakfast was good and Heidi is so sweet and attentive to her guests. It's also very close to the highway and the T so you can move around Boston pretty easily. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet.

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mt holly nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you want to hear people in the room next to you and doors opening and shutting at all hours of the night and the maid coming in at 8 o'clock in the morning, then you don't want to stay here. This is like staying at your grandmother's house. Comfortable, quiet, and clean. You wake up to the smell of... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was a great experience. Heidi was a lovely hostess, also very helpful in terms of tourist recommendations (she lend us lots of books about Boston). The location is good also, because is really close (2 minutes walking) from a subway station (called T in Boston) so it was really easy for us to get every where we wanted to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Carruth House: the breakfast was fantastic (baked goods from a local Irish bakery, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, yogurt, excellent coffee) and ready when we were; we were able to dine on the deck in back of the house; the suite was roomy and quiet for sleeping and the bathroom was immaculate. We plan to return... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay at Carruth house. The first thing to remember about the house is (as the owner told us) it's work in progress. This however doesn't take anything away from the building as it's very homely & inviting. The Owner Heidi is very welcoming and friendly. She was more than happy to answer any questions regarding... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few days back in October. Heidi is a great hostess, very friendly and helpful! The walk to the metro is only a few blocks away, and the breakfast was amazing!! One morning she had gone to the bakery and snatched up the last Boston cream pie they had. It was the most... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Herbert Carruth House, built in 1877, is one of the landmark historic properties in the Ashmont section of Dorchester in Boston and overlooks one of the loveliest residential streets in the City. We are an affordable and relaxed private home guesthouse alternative to expensive and impersonal downtown accommodations. Come for a visit! We hope you enjoy Carruth House as much as we do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carruth House

Address: 30 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA 02124-5008
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
Price Range: $85 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Carruth House Hotel Boston
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