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Encore Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 38 Boston B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This was my first attempt at a B&B, what a success. The host is amazing. We arrived later than anticipated and everything was perfect for getting in and settled. The Sondheim room was adorable, plenty of room and a nice sized very clean bathroom. The breakfast accommodation were great, variety to pick from. We stayed on the top floor which we enjoyed but it is a few stairs to the top. I would recommend this to anyone staying in Boston. It is close to anything and everything. Great food and shopping just steps away from the door. Thanks!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Encore is a friendly, well-equipped B&B. Our spacious room (Albee) had a balcony and was tastefully furnished in a modern style. That it contained fresh flowers, a Bang & Olufsen TV, and the adjoining shower room contained Aveda products, should hopefully give an idea of the standard throughout this place. There is wifi, in addition to which there are listings guides you can take, and most brilliant of all, an Encore-created restaurant map showing all the quality eateries in the locality and their cuisine type - a wonderful and thoughtful idea.

The location for the tourist is ideal - easy to walk to Fenway Park (to see the Red Sox!), the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, the Theatre District, BSO, and Boston Common. We did not need a cab or use the underground the whole five days of our stay in Boston!

Encore is situated in the area known as the South End - a very trendy area of Victorian brownstones with many great restaurants (Tremont 647 and Acquitaine are both worthy of mention). The breakfasts were simple - heavily bread and pastry-based - one of the owners, Reinhold, goes to a wonderful local bakery and buys fresh every morning. Although there is also a very tasty granola with fruit option, It would have been nice to have an additional, more substantial fruit alternative for those of us whose who find it hard to turn down delicious unhealthy treats when presented with them!

I would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room (and there certainly would have been space) but there weren't, although we were able to use the kitchenette downstairs. In conclusion - an ideal spot for a bit of Boston tourism as it's near so much that this wonderful city has to offer. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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reinholdamBoston, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2012

Dear Guest. Thank you for your excellent review, we really appriciate it. You write about
"a very tasty granola with fruit option, It would have been nice to have an additional, more substantial fruit alternative for those of us whose who find it hard to turn down delicious unhealthy treats when presented with them!" Some of our guests just let us know they want fruit only, which we happily serve. You are right we currently don't offer this option on our menu, but will take note and add the fruit option to the menu, when it is going to go to print next time

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

You could not ask for a better location, or host. Reinhard is a true gentlemen who obviously loves what he does, and it shows in his amazing attention to detail. The rooms are spacious, yet not obnoxious, and have a modern charm to them. My wife and I spent three nights in the Bernstein room, and could not have asked for more. Each morning we were met with a wonderful breakfast we picked the night before in the very cozy breakfast area that overlooks the street. If you are looking for a lovely spot to stay in Boston that is close to virtually everything, including the T, stay here. Wonderful restaurants, bars, and historical sites surround this location. This show is definitely worth the price of admission.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

I was looking for a quiet retreat between business assignments, with the authentic welcome and conviviality of a B&B, in my favorite part of Boston. "Encore" met all of these requirements. The Inn Keepers did everything possible to make me feel at home, and the communal breakfast table provided friendly and stimulating conversation, along with an "artisanal" continental breakfast. The "Sondheim" room is spacious and elegant, with a beautiful en-suite shower-room. There is a diverse selection of affordable restaurants nearby. A high quality experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

An elegant and tastefully decorated B&B, only two blocks from the Pru. The South End is a wonderful, close-in neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions in any direction you choose to go. Reinhold's carefully chosen, satisfying breakfasts and sincere hospitality, along with the congeniality of fellow travelers, contributed to a really wonderful stay in Boston. I will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful, quaint, and well decorated bed and breakfast in the Back Bay area.
If you enjoy walking, as we do, this is the perfect location to Newbury Street, Fenway, Beacon Hill, and the Freedom Trail.
Jim and Linda Munro
Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast
Suttons Bay, MI

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reinholdamBoston, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2012

Dear Jim and Linda. We love praise which is coming fellow innkeepers, because we know how they can appriciate and understand how we run our business. Thank you again for choosing Encore and as far we understand is was based on reviews you saw here.
Sorry, if we have to correct one little thing for readers of this review. Encore is located int the South End (and not in the Back Bay). It might not mean a lot to visitors from out of town, but guests from the area might think we want to be pretentious by calling our location Back Bay.
We would love to see your place in Michigan, but remember we talked about going to Australia (hopefully). Hope you enjoyed Newport!

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Encore Bed and Breakfast is a lovely, elegant, and well maintained residence that is very well located in the Back Bay area of Boston. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 116 W Newton St, Boston, MA 02118-1203
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > South End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: $148 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Encore is a Boston bed and breakfast in the historic and trendy South End neighborhood. The ideal alternative to typical hotel lodging, Encore Bed and Breakfast offers 21st-century comfort in a 19th-century town house. ... more   less 
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