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“My favorite B&B in Boston!”

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Encore Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 38 Boston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
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“My favorite B&B in Boston!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The location is in the South End, very convenient to bars and restaurants in the South End and Back Bay. We were able to easily walk everywhere we wanted to go. Perfect for a traveler who wants to experience a historical, charming neighborhood in Boston without the craziness of downtown (but still be walking distance from Copley Square). The rooms are spacious, clean, and modern, with Central Air (amazing in the summer!). I especially enjoyed the breakfast offerings, which you can order from the menu the night before, and will be served when you wish in the breakfast nook. Strong German coffee!! The owners are friendly and hospitable and made the stay extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We visited the place in July 2013. The B&B is easy to find and has a private park place. It is well located, near a tube station. Rooms are accessed by quite high stairs (this can be an issue as there is no lift). Room was nice looking, large, quiet (located on the back of the house, quiet air conditioning system), clean, with a large bathroom. Good breakfast, with a friendly host and possibility to discuss with the other guests.
To summarize, a very good experience... which has a price (but it's Boston).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This place is in a great location ! In order to explore it more we felt it most helpful to do the Bites of Boston food tour which explained the history of the area as well as taking you to six different food stops and tastings along the way ! If you can't do steep steps this is not the place for you ! We were on the top floor in the Albee room and it was great to have some space to spread. You pop your breakfast order in the night before and the muffin/cake selection looked amazing...all from the local renound Flour bakery. The bathroom towels were lovely Ralph Lauren ones and it was great to have Aveda toiletries. The little touches help. Thank you for your hospitality and we were NOT the noisy ones for our newly made friends below :). PS it is easy to walk into the downtown area as well.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monticello, Florida, USA
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The location is very convenient, the accommodations clean, comfortable and pleasant, and every detail is well executed, including plush towels and Aveda amenities in the bath. I love the furnishings, which are much classier than you will find in most B&Bs and add to the feeling that you are a special guest in someone's lovely home - and of course that is what a bed and breakfast really is. Boston restricts B&Bs from cooking hot breakfasts but Reinhold has created a very nice alternative with plenty of choices to satisfy any tastes and serves them in a cheery, sunny setting with a nice view of the neighborhood. Frankly, if you can't be happy here at Encore, you probably need to book a suite at a Ritz Carlton. My husband and I love to stay here any time we are in Boston and we are pretty picky travelers. Thank you, Reinhold, for another lovely visit.

Room Tip: We have always stayed in the Bernstein, which is very nice and plenty roomy for a couple. Encore ha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Evelyn. We are very happy that your second visit at Encore has obviously been as pleasant as your first one. We love your cheerful comments and look forward to see you again sometime in the future.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Encore Inn is perfectly positioned for walking and exploring; Reindold is courteous and helpful, and the breakfasts were very nice...particularly the German coffee. The Robbins room was not as small as we'd expected, but was a little noisy at night as it faces the front and has a room overhead where late fellow guests footsteps can wake you. Everything was spotlessly clean. Overall, this accommodation added to a wonderful holiday in Boston.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had a great visit to Boston, and Encore Bed and Breakfast was a great contributor . The location was even better than expected, as a Mom on a little retreat I walked almost everywhere the area felt safe and Reinhold gave great restaurant suggestions . The Berstein room was well decorated and the bed made me late for breakfast as after waking I decided to lie down for just a few more minutes and woke up 30 min later !! My breakfasts were made up of wonderful pastries and breads, and great coffee and I have copied the granola and yogurt option for my breakfast at home. I would highly recommend this B+B

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear D I.
Thank you so much for your stunning review. We are really happy that Encore was the right place for your weekend escape. Hope you have treated your husband with the granola servings you used to like at Encore. We are looking forward to have you back some time in the future.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We chose Encore B&B from a guide book and because the reviews were very good: we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Albee room on the top floor, the room was big and even had a lovly terrace. We loved staying in a "brownstone" so typical of Boston and the location was great! In a residential area, really convenient to walk into town and close to many restaurants and bar, ideally located for dinner after a long day walking in the city. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast (special mention for the fantastic tea from the shop next door!) with fresh fruit, scones and muffins, plenty of options to choose from.
We loved Encore B&B and we'll definitely recommend it to friends if they travel to Boston.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Albee room which is on the top floor with a terrace facing sunrise
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Encore Bed and Breakfast
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 #3 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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