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The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Boston
Reviewed October 3, 2011

We chanced upon this B&B having baulked at the prices of Boston hotels and were very glad we did. We were welcomed by the perfect host who hepled orientate us and gave suggestions of sights and activities. Throughout our stay we felt incredibly welcome.The house is lovely and in an excellent location - you really dont need a car staying here. Dont be put off by booking through the bed and breakfast agency this is a brilliant place to stay and I thoroughly recommend it.

UK couple.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights as a young couple visiting Boston for the first time. It is a bit off-putting booking through the 'Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony' website rather than directly through the B&B, however it is worth the hassle.

The B&B has a great location in Southend on a quiet street but close to the action (restaurants etc.). It is also in reach of all the Boston Common and Back Bay areas. The hosts are very welcoming and accommodating and will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. They are also very knowledgeable about Boston and provide good tips.

The B&B is very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms (only 2) are located at the top of the house with comfortable beds and towels, shampoo, soap provided and a bathroom on the same floor. Wifi is also provided. Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit, cereal, muffins and freshly squeezed orange juice!!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and cannot fault it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2010

I really enjoyed my stay at 1863! The hosts were great and I enjoyed the company. It is only a 10 minute walk to the Hynes convention center which was very convenient. The continental breakfast was good and having the muffins in a baggy allowed me to take it with me for a snack during the day! I would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

This B&B is in a fine old brownstone in the historic South End district, in a quiet street an easy walk to the Back Bay subway or to Copley Square. Jane and Ben are wonderfully friendly hosts, while leaving you to do your own thing. Breakfast is a great selection of fruit, cereal, muffins, laid out ready to eat in the dining-room. A couple of warnings: bathrooms on each floor are shared (I didn't find this a problem, as there are only 3 bedrooms altogether), and the stairs are many and very steep, difficult to manage if you have heavy luggage. No obvious restaurants in the immediate vicinity - I ate in Copley Square area.

Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful B&B for only two days but we absolutely enjoyed our stay. The location is in a quiet residential area close to all historical sites and attractions in Boston. Good restaurants are within walking distance. The house is charming and full of character. The breakfasts were nice - fresh fruit, yogurt, juices, coffee, and delicious muffins.
Our hosts, Jane & Ben, were very nice and friendly people and we certainly enjoyed their company. We highly recommend 1863 House B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast was a perfect place to stay in Boston, very close to public transport, some places even in walking distance. We immediately felt very welcome and enjoyed talking to the hosts during our (healthy!!!) breakfast and learned a lot about Boston and the American way of life.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

The hosts were incredibly knowledgeable about what to do and see in Boston. The house was lovely and we felt like welcome guests. It was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast anywhere but based on this trip we look forward to doing it again. We really enjoyed our stay. Boston is a lovely city and our trip was made better by the wonderfulness of our hosts.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The 1863 House Bed and Breakfast

Address: W Canton St at Montgomery St, Boston, MA 02118
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Boston
Price Range: $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These delightful hosts have been residents of their centrally-located South End neighborhood for 27 years. They offer three guest rooms and lots of local knowledge! Their brick bow front Victorian townhouse was built in 1863 and features a new gourmet kitchen with a deck overlooking a secluded garden for quiet continental breakfasts. Each bedroom has a double antique brass bed with an antique quilt, a desk, and a decorative fireplace. The two fourth floor guest rooms share a bath with tub and shower. The third floor room shares the hosts' bathroom that contains a claw foot tub/shower. ... more   less 

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