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Gryphon House
Ranked #4 of 39 Boston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed at Gryphon House for two weeks with my sister. It was not like staying at a hotel, not even a B&B. It was like staying at a very dear friend's house. Beautiful building, decorated with home like old furniture. Very friendly and nice people. During my stay I always felt the existence of a very thoughtful person, taking care of our needs even before we needed them. Her name is Teresa. Already she became a close friend. I cannot think of any other place to stay when in Boston.
İpek Nil

Room Tip: For travellers who avoid stairs, there is no elevator. They should stay in the basement rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ipek N
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Oh, Ipek, thank you! It was our pleasure to have you and your sister stay with us! And I do consider you to be dear friends of mine, now, too! It is people like you that have made my job fulfilling and pleasurable for over fifteen years, and to keep looking forward to the future. You were a joy! Thank you very much for everything!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

great location, huge nice rooms, generous breakfast! Boston hotels are very expensive, and most just large institutions. This is small, quiet, extremely large rooms in an area around Boston University and close to everything. The MBTA (subway) is just 2 blocks away and the whole area is accessible from there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RandyTMC
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Once again, thank you! We 're always glad to see you!
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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Gryphon House 5 or 6 times now and every stay has been a great experience. The rooms are reasonably priced compared to area hotels, they're clean and spacious and offer other amenities like the kitchenette in each room. The breakfasts are well stocked and my specialized dietary needs are always accounted for. The location is very convenient - 2 minute walk to the T, 7-10 minute walk to Fenway and Newbury Street.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wintereclipse
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Wow! That's what we like to hear! Thanks for continuing to come stay with us, and thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again real soon!
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Clean, comfortable, spacious, nice character, good location.
Most of the chain hotels in Boston were sold out this week, so I tried out the Gryphon House. Glad I did. Everything was very nice. Rooms were well-appointed. I liked the fireplace, which was controlled with a thermostat on the wall. I was in the Morningside room, upstairs. It was very spacious. It was a little loud with some of the traffic. My colleague had the Sanctuary room downstairs, which I actually thought was a nice room. It had some nice dark wood and warm colors. Same deal with the fireplace. The sanctuary had a single bed in addition to the queen. Cool place.

Room Tip: go Sanctuary
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShayneFloyd
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you very much! I'm sorry the traffic bothered you--Morningside, although beautiful, is our least quiet room, for sure! We do hope you'll return to stay with us again, and we'll be sure to give you a white noise machine to help out with any distractions!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

On a recent, and first trip to Boston, my husband stumbled across this B&B on TripAdivisor. We were extremely pleased with our room (North Tower) and the staff. We were there for 3 nights, and found the location excellent to access The Tube, and get around Boston. Teresa has made so many notes to help you get to places, whether walking, cab, or subway. We were on the fourth floor, and there is no elevator, so this may effect you decision, but it was nice to have so much space for an extended stay. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: No street noise on top floor, that was mentioned by some. Great views of the Charles River from our...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tricia S
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you, Tricia! It was our pleasure to have you guys stay with us! Glad you thought it worth the climb! We hope you will return again in the future!
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Draper, Utah
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Easy to access from the airport via the "T" subway system. Very spacious room with refrigerator, sink, coffee pot, dishes, utensils (but no microwave). The bed was a bit hard but I'm used to a soft bed. Excellent reading lights (no 20 watt bulbs here) and comfortable couch and chairs. Big bathroom with both walk-in shower and tub. Continental breakfast of breads, fruit, cheese, cereal, eggs and juices. Fruit, tea and biscotti available all day. Very helpful staff who really made us feel welcome. It was a close walk to the "T" for all the Boston sights and was within walking distance for restaurants, stores, and park along the Charles river. Downside was the loud traffic noise but with my earplugs I didn't hear a thing.

Room Tip: Morningside: spacious with fireplace, couch, chair and reading lamp, refrigerator, sink, coffee pot...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L S
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
So glad your overall experience was enjoyable! Your photos look great, too! Thank you very much for staying with us!
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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Cannot ask for a better place to stay if you hate those big shots hotels at 450$ USD per night. It took us exactly 8 minutes walking to reach Fenway Park and the shopping areas are at 15 minutes walking distance. The room (Tuscany) was spacious and clean. The personnel was admirable with suffiscient information and even took our luggage upstair since room was not ready at 11am which is absolutely normal. Morning breakfast was awesome !!! There is now way I'm sleeping somewhere else on my next trip to Bsoton.

Room Tip: You like Italy ? Go for Tuscany room if available !!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve1967Quebec
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Teresa781, Owner at Gryphon House, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We think we offer a great alternative to the higher priced hotels, and we're glad you agreed! We certainly hope you will return to stay with us again in the future! Thank you!
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Property: Gryphon House
Address: 9 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215-2115
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gryphon House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Even though our 8 room B&B townhouse, between Back Bay & Boston University, is a short walk from some of the city’s finest attractions, it's so beautiful and comfortable that you may just want to stay in with us! The fully appointed accommodations, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and extremely high level of service, combine to form a truly delightful experience for all our guests! ... more   less 
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