I stayed at Park Lane while on a two-week research trip to Boston - and loved every minute of my time there. Patti and Jim were wonderful hosts; kind, considerate and thoroughly welcoming. Breakfast was delicious (they were even able to accommodate my dairy allergy) and it was wonderful to get their advice on my plans for the day/places to visit in Newton Center/etc. They were quick to make me feel at home in an unfamiliar city.
My room was clean and extremely comfortable - quite lovely - with cable and easy access to wi-fi, and the shared bathroom was always immaculate. The surrounding neighborhood is quiet and cozy (and very safe) and perfect for late-afternoon strolls. The walk to the T station (green line, riverside) was quick and easy. Newton Centre offered lots of dining options to choose from -- and when in doubt, Jim and Patti were always willing to provide advice about places that I might like.
In short, staying here was fabulous and I can't wait to return.