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Reviewed August 24, 2012

This was a great place to stay while in Boston. The red line subway system is right across the street, the Charles River Park where free summer concerts are held on Wednesdays is just a-bridge-over-the-freeway walk away, Boston Commons where Shakespeare in the Park is held and the Public Gardens are a 10 minute walk. The Old Time Trolley stop is 2 blocks. You are in Beacon Hill so there are restaurants, ice cream shops as well as antique shops very close.

The garden area is very nicely planted, a nice place to sit and have coffee or tea. A wide variety of teas, 2 types of apples, bananas, and coffee are available 24/7 in the breakfast room. Cereal, yogurt, and at least 6 different kinds of pastries were available for breakfast.

Our room was in the basement. The room was quite spacious with a couch, coffee table, upholstered chairs, table and chairs, kitchenette with stovetop, microwave, and mini-frig along with dishes, bowls, silverware, and 2 twin beds. Both the main room and the bathroom were very clean. The maid mopped the bathroom floor and vacuumed each of the three days we were there in addition to regular cleaning. She also washed the dishes we had left in the sink; I had planned to wash them when we returned from breakfast.

The staff was very helpful. Our door stuck because of recent painting. We told the maid, and a person quickly arrived to sand it so that it would open more easily for us.

In short, breakfast was tasty, service was very good, room was spacious and clean, and location was fantastic!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

My finance and I stayed here for two nights while in Boston. We loved the area, it is within walking distance from many attractions, and Charles street has many great shops and restaurants. The rooms were a bit dated, but clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed here because of its proximity to Mass Eye and Ear and were very interested in its historical significance as the original location of that hospital. We stayed in the very affordable deluxe suite and found it very comfortable and clean. The kitchenette was sufficient for quick meals, the flat screen TV was adequate - not too much in the way of cable channels but we are not big on TV anyhow - we were able to catch the Olympics so that made us happy.

The hotel is super convenient to the Beacon Hill area, Charles Street with its shops and restaurants is right outside the door even thought the hotel is tucked into a little corner that makes it feel secluded and private. Nice landscaping. T-stop right on opposite corner.

Good continental breakfast. Coffee and tea available 24 hours. Friendly, helpful staff. Will most likely return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I would give it a 3.5 star if that was possible. The hotel is at a great location - very convenient to the T in Beacon Hill neighborhood. The room was very average - reasonably clean, but very basic. I got a single room, which literally was a single bed that wasn't super comfortable. There was a small kitchenette in the room. The bathroom looked reasonably clean. My room faced the river and the road, but the double paned windows blocked out most of the noise. The TV looked like it was from the 1980s. The staff was okay - not overly friendly. Overall, it's a good choice for the location and price (around $120/night) but it's nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I could not find an affordable hotel for my trip and happened to find this Bed and Breakfast, the price was amazing. The location is just the best, right in the heart of Beacon Hill just around the corner from Charles St where you will find restaurants, shops, bars, minutes from Boston Common, Public Gardens, you can pick up the Freedom Trail in minutes. Close to public transportation. The breakfast is continental, pastries, juices, fruit. Coffee, tea and fresh fruit are available all day. My room was small, spotless well maintained with a kitchenette. My room was airconditioned, maybe some of the other rooms are not. Staff on hand at the front desk 24 hrs. I sure would like to keep this place a secret, they sell out fast. On the downside, some of the road noise could be heard, but it's not a deal breaker.

Room Tip: Ask ahead of time for airconditioned room.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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