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“Feels like home”
Review of On the Park

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On the Park
Ranked #1 of 11 Brookline B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, England
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Feels like home”
Reviewed June 15, 2008

This wonderful B&B feels like home. After a week of travelling in many different places, we needed a nice quiet, comfy place. We enjoyed the sun and views of the park from the upstairs terrace and downstairs porch. Watching TV in the living room while waiting for our friend to finish his errands in town, just felt relaxing like at home. Our hosts had a great collection of tourist information, and more unusual books and maps for use while there. They also answered our questions thoroughly, were interesting to talk with, and provided us WiFi. The location is convenient - in a quiet neighbourhood, halfway between two different T lines (both green; a little slow, tempted to figure out the bus network next time).

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Washington, DC
2 reviews
Reviewed June 8, 2008

I recently had the chance to return to On-The-Park for a weekend touring Boston with friends. It was just as I remembered it -- warm, cozy and welcoming. Just like home, only better! Marcos and Betsy are wonderful hosts. If you are looking for a charming B&B on a tree-lined street, in a quiet neighborhood, minutes from downtown Boston, On-The-Park is for you.
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  • Stayed April 2008
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2008

If you're heading to the Boston area and want to feel like you're at home away from home, On The Park is a fabulous option. The hosts and home are warm and friendly. The B&B is filled with books, jazz or classical music is readily available and everything is served in original ceramics. It was a relaxing place to return every evening of our stay. The location is great, especially if you like to walk. The neighborhood is quiet and classic, with beautiful houses to admire. The T is just a few blocks away. The selection among nearby restaurants is excellent and vast. We know we'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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athens
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Reviewed May 9, 2008

The house is wonderful, in a beautiful area across a park, close to public transportation as well. The hosts are very warm people, giving us great information about Boston, sightseeing and restaurants. Our stay was absolutely pleasant!

Stayed April 2008
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

Could not have been happier with "On the Park" in Brookline, Massachusetts. Very quiet and safe location, perfect location for seeing sights in Boston and Cambridge. Did not need a car. Hosts were so knowledgable and helpful in guiding us to where we wanted to go, and how to get there. Hearty breakfasts in cozy dining room, with a different gourmet coffee each day.
Immaculate and beautifully decorated house with interesting books and paintings and photographs everywhere. A genuine home with cordial and entertaining hosts who never intruded but always made us feel at home.

  • Liked — the atmosphere of the house
  • Disliked — having to share a bath
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Cassie227
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Montréal
1 review
Reviewed February 3, 2008

Very good experience. The hosts were very attentive and gave very good advices on places to go. Located near a "T" line. Very good breakfast.

Stayed January 2008
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Chicago
1 review
Reviewed January 19, 2008

Our entire stay at On the Park B&B was wonderful. Betsy and Marcos went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. Their house is beautiful and the location was great - close to everything! They were also extremely helpful with suggestions on where to go and how to navigate the city. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Boston!

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about On the Park

Property: On the Park
Address: 88 Columbia St, Brookline, MA 02446-2432
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Brookline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hundred year old house with parking, on a park, walking distance to public transportation, Boston University and Longwood Medical area. Great restaurants and shopping. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
On The Park Hotel Brookline

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