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Encore Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 38 Boston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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“Divine...”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is one of the loveliest B&B that I have ever stayed at. None of the frill and fuss of Victorian motif but stylist and comfortable rooms (and beds) and cozy breakfast nook. Very lovely environment with an excellent location to other parts of the city - and wonderful South Boston neighborhood. Rheinhold, the Inn Keeper was gracious and welcoming. The breakfast was very good - I was able to make my selection the evening before so that the pastries were delivered fresh in the morning. It was immaculate with regard to cleanliness, and bathrooms that were very well maintained. Without a doubt, I will go back when my travels require that I returen to Boston!

Room Tip: The stairs from the enterance to the second floor rooms and breakfast nook are rather steep. I was...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear M. We are thrilled to get such a glowing review so quick after your short stay with us. We didn't even have the chance to thank you for choosing Encore for your stay in Boston. Of course we are hoping for an "encore" whenever you are back in town.
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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Excellent location - walking distance to Prudential; or a bus (no 43) up to Boston Common was very handy. Our room was modern, well equipped, very comfortable. Breakfast was fresh delivery from the local baker - ordered the evening before - and fruit, or eggs, ham and cheese. Delicious. Tremont has loads of fabulous restaurants within walking distance. We spent 3 nights in Boston, and this was a great place to come home to.

Room Tip: We were at the back, but it's in a quiet road anyway.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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reinhold, Manager at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you Karin for taking the time to write this fabulous review. We love the title, because it indicates that you most a felt comfortable in the environment we created.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Overall, we were extremely happy with the property the rooms were spacious, extremely clean and well presented. The streetscape was what one would expect in an older more established leafy suburb.
The breakfast was really good, and we did go around the corner to Davids Tea on his advice to buy a tea strainer that Reinhold was using which was certainly a lot easier than the one we currently use.
The only issue I had, which could not be helped due to the historic nature of the property, was that if you have two large suitcases and have to access the room on the top floor it can cause you some grief. Coming down is likewise. That said nothing can be really done to overcome that problem - my suggestion would be if you have two or more heavy bags - select a lower level.

Room Tip: If you are a more mature traveler select a floor closer to ground level.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Ian. We are happy you loved th location of our B&B just as we enjoyed the place we choose in Melbourne close to Lygall Street - however we had no clue that Lygall Street was a destination for restaurant visit just like Tremont Street in Boston.
You are right about the stairs - nothing can be changed. But we hope that we make our guests aware what to expect on our website.
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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Reinhold (owner) was very communicative prior to our visit, offering assistance with regards to directions from the airport, check-in process, etc. which was greatly appreciated, especially since this was our first trip to Boston.

Encore is located in the historic south end in a charming converted townhouse. The residential street is tree-lined, and although close to busy Tremont St., surprisingly quiet. We took advantage of the mild weather during our stay, and walked to the historic center, and even the north end, but public transportation is close by and always an option.

We stayed in the Albee room, which is large and nicely appointed; plenty of room for luggage and lots of hangars in the closet. The mattress was too hard for our liking and the pillows were flat, but that’s a matter of personal preference. We opened the sliding door to the deck to let the nice weather in. The en-suite bathroom is very modern, with Aveda toiletries. It was disconcerting to find a pu**ic hair by the TP roll on our first day. It had me wondering what else we might find or how good the housekeeping staff was. Thank heavens that experience was not repeated and the room was always clean & neat when we returned after a full day of exploring.

The breakfast is not cooked to order but more continental style – pastries, cheeses, soft boiled eggs, yogurt with fruit and/or granola, etc. Just the right amount to start the day and very high quality. Reinhold gets the pastries from Flour, a neighborhood bakery, and everything we tried from there was to die for! (addicted to the lemon scones!). He also recommended several places to eat, and he was spot on.

Very well-run establishment and I would have no qualms about staying here again.

Room Tip: Albee room has a small deck. Great perk during nice weather.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Scott and Barbara. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience while staying in our B&B. We sincerely apologize that the cleaning of the bathroom was not to perfection on the first day of your visit, but are more then happy that the problem didn't repeat.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This B&B was lovely. It's in a leafy location from where we could walk to all areas (admittedly Harvard was a bit far but we should have spotted the map wasn't to scale!). Reinhold was very friendly and accommodating and the breakfasts were unusually good quality and healthy. Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable, imaginatively decorated and had a nice little balcony. Our stay in Boston would probably have been great wherever we were because the weather was so kind to us and it is such an interesting and beautiful city, but to get back each evening to Encore was a definite bonus.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear David and Joy. We are more then happy to get called "First class". We always try to make our guest's stay as comfortable as possible. A lot of credit for the quality of our breakfast needs to go to Flour Bakery, and we call ourselves lucky to have them in the neighborhood.
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Ely, Cambridgeshire
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Encore is an excellent choice for a quality bed & breakfast in a lovely residential area of Boston. We stayed for 7 nights in Mid October and really enjoyed our visit, the Bernstein room was comfortable and roomy.
The breakfasts were great with lots of choice including croissants and 'sticky buns' all served by our gracious host Reinhold.
The location of the Encore could not be better a 10 minute walk from the Prudential Center/Copley Square area of Boston with a choice of 'T' stops also nearby.
If you are thinking of booking this B & B don't hesitate as it is great.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Jackie and Mathew. Thank you for your outstanding review and of course taking the time to write it. We are always pleased when guests write about the location in the Southend neighborhood, which is close to a lot of Boston sites. 35 restaurant choices in 5 - 10 minutes walking distance should be added to your list.
I was only allowed to switch bakeries, when I promised my partner, that I wouldn't have a "sticky bun" myself every morning.
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Moab, Utah
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great location, whether you want to walk or get about on the T. Reinhold was a gracious host, serving up an excellent array of customized breakfast choices, and insightful conversation. The room was clean, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. Wish we could have planned to stay longer!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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reinhold, Owner at Encore Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Jean. Thank you for taking the time to write a stellar review. Sometimes I embarassed to get all the credit. David is quite often in rehearsal for a show of his theater company - as he was during your visit - that's the reason I sometimes call him "the Phantom of the B&B. Our housekeeper for years does her job in the background and based on most reviews she does a good one.
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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
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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
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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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