Overall, I was very impressed with this B&B. The place is very quaint and filled with antiques. It is a great deal for the price. If you expect modern, updated and comfy you really need to go somewhere else. The staff was very friendly, although we did arrive earlier than checkin and although our room had been vacated and the cleaning staff was there, we did not get into the room for about 5 more hours. The front desk person was very solicitous during that time, but really we just wanted some place to clean up and maybe take a nap. They have a locked room where you can store your luggage in the meantime. The breakfasts were okay. Since it is self serve, you are relegated to waiting to see how much the other guests are cognizant that there are other guests staying and eating there too. We had some okay days and then some really bad days in that regard (people using their hands, not the utensils provided, dropping food in other food, taking something then putting it back, etc.) The indoor parlour is small, but we always took food back to the room and no one said anything. They have a small fridge and fruit and snacks out all day which was really nice. They had umbrellas available for when it rained and they printed out our boarding passes for us. They were quick to give us directions or offer suggestions. You do not really have the abilty to control the temperature in your room. You can open and close vents and windows at will and we had a standing fan in our room, but that is it. They have fireplaces in some of the rooms, but they put away the firewood in April, I think they said and that is it. It is very easy to get to and from the subway and is within walking distance of numerous restaurants. A car is not necessary; which is really nice. They have a fridge for guests which was very convenient. We did have an issue with bugs, some were in the parlour, some were in the room and some got into the food (sorry, just being honest). It is obvious that they did the best they could to avoid the bugs getting into the food, but I am guess that with that much food out all of the time and people accessing it all of the time, it is probably inevitable. The bathroom was small, but well stocked and clean. I would definitely stay there again. I found the place to be quiet, quaint and romantic. It really just depends on what you are looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When traveling to Boston, the Samuel Sewall Inn serves as an oasis from the hustle of downtown Boston. Located two miles from the heart of the city and one block from public transportation, guests are able to remain close to the cultural and business centers of Boston yet return to the tranquility of a bed and breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Samuel Sewall Hotel Brookline
- Samuel Sewall Hotel