Ratings based on 470 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom California

Victorian hotel, great location!

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: Old and charming. The staircase is amazing - nod to the talent and workmanship of our forbearers. Location was great.
Cons: The shower! It was either hot or cold, unable to easily manipulate the knob that controlled temp
Location: Did that above
Notified them of late arrival, easy to follow self-entry instructions. Tried to miss the creaky steps, especially since it was 1:00 am, but that was impossible - added to the charm! Located on an absolutely beautiful street - very picture worthy; close to Public Gardens (beautiful, relaxing, interesting), Boston Common and the T. Two nights, tried to get a third, but they were booked, and this was off-peak! Attendant got online and provided several options for other accommodations. Appreciated helpfulness. Breakfast was simple, but better than just pastries. No TV, but so busy during the day, we were ready for bed when we got in at night. No A/C, a portable fan was provided which sufficed, but this was in May. I imagine in summer it could be problematic.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New Hampshire

Posted May 11, 2015
This is a beautiful brownstone on Commonwealth Ave. The Public Garden and Boston Common are just a few minutes away. The decor and furnishings are older as befits the style of the building. Our room was large, quiet, and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. There were cookies, lemon bars, ice water, tea and coffee available all day. That made for a nice place to take a break while walking around the city. We'll definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom grimsby ont

Historic property

Posted May 4, 2015
Pros: Very quaint. Breakfast and snacks included
Cons: Single room bed quite small for a large person.
Very nice location in historic mansion close to everything
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

hotel stay

Posted Apr 18, 2015
Cons: staff a little friendlier
Location: jogged in boston commons, caught the Arlington T in the morning...
love the location and the nice atmosphere. breakfast was great and breakfast room was great too.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Atlanta

Great location

Posted Apr 16, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Room was cold. But not too bad.
Location: The Boston Common is close. You can walk down Charles St too. I'd say everything seemed close to me. And the trains system is great.
I did not know what kind of hotel this was. It is not the "regular" kind. The location is amazing. Just one block from Boston Common. The view is great. I loved my room even though it was a little cold. Furniture and decor was very different, sort of Victorian but not quite. No TV. Breakfast was pretty simple, but who would want to have breakfast in with all the amazing coffee shops in Boston. I recommend this place, and I hope to be able to go back. Again: the location is great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Excellent facility in all ways for comfort, location, function.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Baton Rouge, LA

Bad hotel!!!

Posted Mar 23, 2015
I will never stay here again! There were so many problems with this hotel that I can't remember all of them. Passive hotel staff, no tv in my room, shared bathroom, tv didn't work in the breakfast room, squeaky floors, no microwave available in the whole hotel!!, no personal soap only a plastic pump bottle for all to use??? Window inthe restroom broken, original door knobs broken on my bedroom door, no thermostat!, And the list goes on and on. And what's more disturbing than anything is the staff acted as if NOTHING was wrong with that as I reported or mentioned everything to them. Very nice people but, Never again!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom england

Boston at its best

Posted Mar 21, 2015
Pros: Massive rooms full of character and beautifully decorated .
Location: Excellent location everything on the doorstep
Lovely accommodation in an excellent location.Breakfast very good and tea and coffee available all day and lovely home made cookies.Beautiful rooms and very big.Massive shower with very hot water.Staff very helpful and friendly.Would love to return on our next visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom UK

A nice change from the big chain hotels

Posted Mar 21, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at this guest house. It's a very different experience from staying at a major hotel. Great view from our room over Commonwealth Avenue. Good location and comfortable beds.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Caribbean

Historic, Affordable Comfort in Back Bay

Posted Mar 7, 2015
Pros: The historic components were fascinating. The hotel is quite comfortable, well-decorated, not at all pretentious, and with a wonderful coffee machine.
Cons: Can't think of a thing.
Location: An idyllic, public park is across the street, and several dining options are in close proximity. The nearby subway station makes getting around easy.
The hotel sounded very nice, but I was hesitant to book it because of the shared bathrooms. I needn't have worried. There was never even anyone else in the halls, let alone waiting for their turn in the bath facilities.