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Encore Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 37 Boston B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I chose this B&B based on other reviews for my first visit to Boston with my husband. The B&B owner, Reinhold, was gracious and helpful, although because of the configuration of this B&B, we only saw him at breakfast. Over the next 3 days, we enjoyed the B&B's close proximity and easy walking distance to Fenway Park, local restaurants, and a pleasant walk to the Back Bay T station. For theatre fans, it would also be very well situated. The perfect location was reflected in the cost of our room, however, and I must say that we were slightly disappointed in the breakfast (same every day) since none of it was prepared in-house and the only eggs on offer were hard or soft boiled; one should expect what would be prepared in a hotel room that had a kitchenette with no stove.

Although the decor of the rooms reflect the good taste of the owners, the towels and sheets were a bit tired. We were puzzled about an envelope left with a message that gratuities for staff were not included in the cost of the room when there was very little evidence of anyone straightening the room while we were out.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reinhold M, Manager at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2013

Dear guests.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are surprised about your comment regarding the breakfast. As we pointed out earlier on this site, the City of Boston doesn’t allow small B&B's to serve hot breakfast without a full fledged restaurant kitchen, which is the reason, that we only can offer a continental breakfast. We offer 12 different items from our local bakery, fresh every day. On our website and in our correspondence with our guest, we never pretend to serve a warm breakfast.
Housekeeping is done every day in every room including making the beds, cleaning the bathroom and replacing towels as appropriate. If I/we missed quality control during your stay, we are sorry that this happened. I would have appreciated, if you would have brought the issue to my attention during your stay.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Spend two amazing nights at Encore and really felt looked after by Reinholt. He assisted with booking us on tours and helped point us to the direction of where was good to go .

The breakfasts where exceptional and made you feel like you we're being looked after

I will definitely recommend this B&B to friends and colleagues and will definitely visit again

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Olympian1981
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Reinhold M, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to write this stellar review for Encore B&B. We are lucky to have to have Boston's best bakery (Flour) in the neighborhood, which allow us to serve a variety fresh baked goods in the morning to our guests. The City of Boston doesn't allow B&B's to serve hot breakfasts without having a full fledged restaurant kitchen, but we believe Flour makes up for it.
A positive TA review is always a great recommendation!

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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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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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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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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.

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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 reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Robyn G
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: $139 - $269 (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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