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“good location, but needs a warmer touch to the rooms”

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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #28 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Portland,Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good location, but needs a warmer touch to the rooms”
Reviewed June 8, 2006

We stayed at the Newbury guest because a friend recomended the location I booked the largest room they offered because we were traveling with our teenage daughter.
The price was definelty the most attractive price for the location and warm breakfast served in the morning was nice . The Hotel did have some construction going on although this didn't bother us.
The rooms are a little less then desirable in person, the pictures on the web appear to be warmer and more comfortable. The hard wood floors and lack of things on the walls makes this room feel cold.
I asked the front desk for some basic travelers advice about Boston and she was uninformed and seemed like she had better things to do on the computer.
Keep in mind if you book a room that faces the street it is very noisy with late night restaurant goers.
I would stay hear again for the price and the warm breakfast.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2006

Having been to Boston many times, I was definetly aware that the area in which the guesthouse is located is a great area for business travelers and for tourists. I was on a business trip and found the newbury guesthouse to be a really nice place to stay. There was a lot of couples staying there and even families. However, they are a stickler on the 3:00 check-in b/c I got there at 11:00 and had to wait until 3:00 to get my room. It was a little inconvienent, but the room ( a mid-size room) was really nice and clean with hardwood floors, a rug, a bed, nice furniture, a desk, closet, and tv. The bathroom was really clean and very modern. The housecleaning staff were very friendly and so were the people who worked at the front desk. The owner or manager, however, though I saw him several times, did not seem as friendly. The breakfast in the mornings were great and all in all I reccommend the newbury guesthouse to everyone. It is situated in close proximity to the T and to copley square, fenway park, and the symphony.

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Property: Newbury Guest House
Address: 261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Boston
#41 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Newbury Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel located in the upscale Back Bay section of Boston. Convenient to all major attractions and public transportation. ... more   less 
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