This "b and b" is unusual and has features that those who do not care for b and bs might enjoy. The rooms are immaculate, very comfortable, blessedly quiet, and have no dust catching bric a brac. Everything is modern. Each 2 rooms share a kitchen that is amply stocked with simple breakfast items such as cereal, muffins, croissants, yogurt, coffee etc. so you are able to eat on your own schedule and healthfully. It is within walking distance of major sights and in a beautiful neighborhood of old Victorian town homes and cute restaurants. The owner is available if needed, but due to the convenient key pad system, you do not have to interact with either the owner or other guests. We love traditional b and bs for the quaintness, relaxation, hot breakfasts, and opportunity to meet interesting people, but have to admit that in a city with so much to do, it was a nice change not to have these distractions. The maid actually dried and folded my husband's jogging clothes that he had rinsed out and left to drip in the shower!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston’s Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many trendy restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities and lots and lots of places to shop; to name just a handful, Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, MIT and the Copley Place Mall and Newbury Street. ... more less