Ratings based on 295 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
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Cape Cod

Lovely Stay

Posted Nov 18, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place was lovely, great for independent travellers or parents visiting their kids at college. Somewhat chilly at night though so ask for extra blankets if you need to.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Cape Cod

Great Location

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Location: You can walk to Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Newbury St, Theater District, everything in Back Bay, even Symphony Hall if you are energetic.
Perfectly fine place to stay in Boston and near everything. It feels like you're in someone's home. It is a Victorian Brownstone so If you need a gym and a bar this is not your best choice. Sometimes all you need is a comfortable welcoming room and simplicity.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom CT

A pleasant experience

Posted Nov 17, 2014
Pros: The quiet, the lovely furnishings, and the low-tech atmosphere: old world.
Location: Near the Boston Gardens, shopping, Copley Square, the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, the theater district.
I was pleased to find my room ready 3 hours before check-in and received a most pleasant reception from the lady at the desk. I felt I was being welcomed home. Wonder of wonders, there is no television in the rooms, which was just what I'd hoped. Quiet, clean, gracious. Cookies, tea, and coffee in the afternoon and evening, and a nice breakfast in the morning. Silverware, no plastic. A chiming clock in the hall. A perfect stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom wilmington, nc

Great location and historical!

Posted Nov 8, 2014
Quaint, friendly, and great location and price. Would definitely stay again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 6, 2014
Comfortable, affordable and elegant. Includes Continental Breakfast!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Do not take the single room

Posted Nov 4, 2014
The single room is a bad room to stay. Windy and noisy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles, CA

Centrally located Victorian charmer

Posted Nov 4, 2014
Pros: Clean rooms, very comfortable bed, large tastefully decorated room with high ceiling.
Location: Boston Commons, Boston Public Library, subway stops within easy walking distance. Church of the Covenant and Arlington Church for Tiffany interiors!
If you are looking for sleek modern accommodations, this is not the place for you. We had a beautiful, very large and comfortable room with Victorian charm. There is a separate breakfast area with light continental breakfast included in the stay. Two subway stops are within just a few blocks and the hotel is located in an upscale Back Bay neighborhood. The airport was only about a 10 minute cab ride away (on a Sunday).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

Quaint and charming B&B-ish property downtown.

Posted Nov 3, 2014
Pros: Gorgeous decor, clean and luxurious-seeming.
Cons: Nothing, but make sure you want this experience vs. a palatial room with 500 cable channels and a phone-equipped toilet.
Location: Walking distance to whatever park is the center of Boston. Within 1.1 miles of the South Boston Amtrak station.
This is a gorgeous property with 15' ceilings, wood trim and luxurious antique furnishings. I reserved a small room with a small and firm-mattressed bed that had no television and no in room washing facilities (I shared a bathroom with another room across the hall) which may not appeal to everyone but it was a highlight of my trip.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Seattle

Great historic building, just not very convenient.

Posted Oct 24, 2014
Pros: I liked the size of the rooms. Each room is named after a college, like Oberlin, Smith, etc.
Cons: Get a parking zone in front so people can at least load and unload their baggage.
Location: It's near Newbury Street which has great shopping and restaurants. It's near the Boston Commons and not far from Fenway Park.
We arrived in the middle of a huge wind and rain storm in a rental car to learn that there was nowhere to pull up our vehicle and that the nearest parking was on the other side of the Boston Commons (about a 15 minute walk). With sideways rain and wind that made umbrellas a joke, we chose to take our chances and find street parking. In the morning, we ran out at 8am to start plugging quarters until we were ready to check out. If I'd known about this, I would not have stayed in the hotel because we were only there for one night on our way elsewhere. If you are not going to be using a car, and you like the old world charm you won't be bothered. Our room had a "california king" -- two twins pushed together to make a large bed. It was comfortable, clean and well maintained. The room was quite large with a big bay window looking out onto Commonwealth Avenue, a (nonworking) fire place, antiques. The bathroom was small but adequate. The (included) breakfast was simple -- cold cereal, bagels with a toaster, jam and cream cheese packets, an espresso drink maker, juice, hard boiled eggs. Serviceable. Clean. The staff was friendly, but it is not a high service establishment. More of a casual feeling. When we checked in we were given our code to punch in after hours and our key and shown the elevator with a point down the hall.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom tunbridge Wells

Good hotel, very central to our needs

Posted Oct 10, 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay in the heart of Boston. Very comfortable. Breakfast was just what we needed. Intimate touches of old photographs, antique furniture, magazines and bookshelves full of books and lots of other things.y