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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #39 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2010

We were surprised for the good price, good location, clean! We love it! The staff is very nice.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

I have never before had such a wonderful experience at a Boston hotel. My son is attending college in Boston, and for the first few visits, I stayed at higher end establishments mainly because of their proximity to his campus. But to be honest, where the W, the Boston Park Plaza, the Radisson, and the Omni Parker House are all higher priced, not one was as warm and inviting as the Newbury Guest House. Staff went out of their way to meet my every need, even though I arrived very late and without a reservation, due to an unexpected change of plans.
Every amenity is offered here: Free breakfast? Check! (And it's almost unheard of to find such savory hot fare, including fluffy eggs, bacon, and muffins, at a B&B these days, much less in the heart of pricey Boston!) Cozy fireplace in the lobby? Check! Complimentary WiFi? Check! (Despite the fact that hotels such as the W and Park Plaza charge a daily fee!) Clean and cozy rooms? Check!!! What I loved best about this guest house was although it encompassed all the charm and elegance of older hotels, my standard room was modern, with a new flat screen TV, luxurious bedding, and a generous array of high end bath products. This guesthouse was akin to any of the best you'd find in Europe. . .. Staff was extremely helpful in planning my itinerary for a short morning exploring Boston; a wee-hour-of-the-morning wake-up call and taxi were procured, no problem.
It's no wonder the Newbury Guest House has garnered such raves from loyal travelers. I'll never stay anywhere else in Boston again -- and that's saying a lot, since my son has four years of college ahead!! I'm already booked for December!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

Spent two weeks in the New England area, loved the Newbury Guest House, great location, rooms very clean and updated, staff could be a little more friendly. Breakfast every morning very good but always the same, It would have been nice to have a little variety. But overall really liked the room, make sure you get a room facing Newbury Street, just a better view.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank kellyk5071
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

Newbury Guest House is one of the best boutique hotels I have ever visited. From the moment we enter the hotel we were treated with first class service. Everyone at the hotel meets you with a smile and is willing to go the extra mile. It is located on the very trendy Newbury Street--perfect location. This hotel is a must when in Boston!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

Given we paid as much for this place as more luxurious 5 star hotel rooms in more expensive cities (Chicago, Las Vegas) - Newbury Guest House was disappointing. The location is fantastic for restaurants and shopping and it's easy to walk al over Boston from here. So definitely recommend staying in the Newbury St vicinity. However, the guest house was just average. The bathroom was small and tired. The room was a comfortable size (although we had been upgraded to a Two Double Bed Bay Window room). The free breakfast was fine (self serve toasted english muffins, scrambled egg, bacon, fruit & cereal). The front desk staff were present but passive. I didn't get the sense they would have enthusiastic recommendations for restaurants etc. It was convenient to have free internet access in reception and a fridge in the room. If I go back to Boston I think I'll look for something else in the area - unless they reduce their prices to provide better value.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

The one thing this guest house has to offer is location. Newbury Street is fairly quiet but has plenty of restaurants and it is easy to walk to the park and Freedom Trail. Don't book a standard room! Ours was so small that we had to climb over our cases to get to the bathroom. The reception staff hardly make eye contact, they are just there as a presence to the end of their shift. Breakfast was very basic with little choice.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank ejsibbit
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

If I were to give this place a letter grade it would be a C-. The rooms were very clean and the building was really nice. If your going to spend the extra money to stay at a guest house/B&B you are looking for more than just a room and a lobby. The staff was not very friendly or accomodating. It took all they had to actually look up at you when you were talking to them. The continental breakfast at a motel 8 was better than this place. save your money folks and just priceline a hotel. Your not going to get any warm and fuzzy experience at this place.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank tomomorgan
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Additional Information about 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Boston
#29 Family Hotel in Boston
#41 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range: $173 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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