We experienced a warm and friendly atmosphere. Stating " met my expectations" may sound too "normal", but from the announcement, that is what I had expected, a friendly bedandbreakfast.I will recommend it to whomever is looking for a saty in Cambridge.
Spent 4 days in May, 2014. Excellent location. Close to subway and local dining. Robert & David are excellant inn keepers. We rented the whole B&B for attending a wedding. Parking was included with the room. Much better than staying in any nearby hotel. The innkeepers let us host a small reception after the ceremony and before the formal reception. Had great conversations and talked about many social issues. Look forward to them coming out to California so we can meet up with them. All the rooms are as pictured. Great accommedations. Many breakfast items layed out so that we could eat at our leisure.
It is a comfortable spot with quiet surroundings. Public transportation is close by and various restaurants are right around the corner. The quality of the room and cleanliness is superb, although the AC was a bit too much. I very much recommend this place if you want a homey feel when on vacation!
The location of the Guest House couldn't be better. It is on a quiet street close to Coolidge Corner and not far from Northeastern University where our daughter is a student. We will definitely stay here again but with a couple of caveats. Rooms with a private bath were not an option this time. Next time we will be sure to reserve enough in advance to stay in a room with its own bath. We will also be sure to ask for a room with a newer mattress. Ours was had seen better days but I asked to see rooms upstairs prior to our departure and they had beds in better condition. Breakfast was good and the weather was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the lovely back garden space. For the money, this was a great find.
I have stayed at Carolyn's B&B twice while visiting my daughter and family in nearby Watertown. My sister joined me on both trips. Carolyn makes her own granola for our breakfasts, served with yogurt, fruit and toast. This healthy breakfast is perfect! Our bedroom has two comfortable twin beds. We have our own private bathroom just outside our bedroom door. Carolyn's B&B is located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood in Cambridge, with the bonus of a beautiful yard! Thank you, Carolyn, for making us feel welcome in your home.
The "bed and bagel" is known as a great place that is known for accommodating religiously observant guests. The staff there was very helpful and kind when we stayed over shabbat. This is one of the few bargains left in Boston.
The place was very nice and clean. They offered cake, cookies, fruits, variety of teas upon arrival. Great location, close to the train station and safe neighborhood. They also provided a variety of breakfast.
I attended a conference at Harvard Law School. The conference hotels were $100/night more expensive than my apartment at Gray House, and they offered less. I had a comfortable bed in its own bedroom, full kitchen, a desk with work area, and a living room. The internet was even more reliable than Harvard's. It was fantastic. The only thing that could improve the room itself would be to put the TV in the living area instead of the bedroom. My one complaint is that other tenants below me had a get together outside on my last night. It got a bit loud and lasted until 1 or 2 am. I finally had to turn on the AC unit just to drown them out. I wish the innkeeper would have said something to them.
We have stayed at the Coolidge Corner several times now, our most recent visit being a weekend in early June. This was the first time we were able to take advantage of the warm weather to have breakfast out on the deck in the lovely backyard, a wonderful bonus to our usual delightful stay here.
"The location is wonderful (walking distance to Harvard Square) at a peaceful and amazing neighborhood in Cambridge. The host is very friendly, diligent and willing to help his guests. Healthy and tasty breakfast served every morning! – Esteban S."
I very much enjoyed my stay at the Coolidge Corner Guest House Bed and Bagel! The room was spacious, the breakfasts a delight, the location perfect! I stayed there while attending a professional meeting held at a wildly more expensive hotel in downtown Boston; smart move on my part even if I do say so myself! It was an easy walk to the T. The meeting hotel was a few T-stops in to town at Copley square. My son and his wife live in Brookline only a few T-stops in the opposite direction. I got a week pass for the T and made ample use of it going in both directions. There are very few negatives to mention, and none severe. The parking situation is tight. There is just a long driveway up a steep incline and all but the last car in the line is blocked. However, the owners take responsibility for swapping out the cars if you need yours and it is blocked in, and as I mentioned, public transport is nearby and very convenient. The staircase up to the second floor where my room was was indeed steep. Though I am getting older it was not a problem for me, but in a few decades it might be; mitigating this there is help available for your bags. The other guests I met at breakfast were all delightful. I wish I could have lingered more over breakfast, but after all I was supposed to be attending my meeting. I would certainly recommend the Coolidge Corner Guest House Bed and Bagel to anyone staying in the area, and I hope to stay there again myself. And yes, the bed was comfy and the bagels yummy.
I travel to Somerville for business, and have had the pleasure of staying with Christina and Steven a couple of times. Not only is Bowers House conveniently located, cozy, and well kept. Christina and Steven are delightful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel right at home and part of their extended family. The rooms are simple, but have everything one needs, and the continental breakfasts in the shared kitchen are a wonderful chance to trade stories with Christina and Steven and their other guests.
Very convenient, ideally located minutes away from the subway and from Central square. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere with Eric and the other guests over the delicious breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day. Very nice room with beautiful decor and very nice details -- not only in the room but in the entire house. Will be coming back! Carmen
Charming, lucid room with nice bathroom, comfortable bed and a small but nice eating area for breakfast ("The Cambridge", room 2). Breakfast comes directly to room, with "real" dishware and cutlery (not the plastic stuff you often get in hotels) Great place if you want some privacy, quiet neighborhood. Storage room for clothes could be larger, but is fine for a not so long stay. Liked it very much, would definitely come back!
As an Orthodox Jewish traveler who wanted to stay on Friday-Saturday because it was near a synagogue, the Coolidge was a good choice. It was within walking distance to two local synagogues, allowed entrance to a room with a key rather than electronic card, and offered coffee & juice on the Sabbath morning. Accommodations were pleasant and decor was quaint. Parking was a small challenge, but do-able.
My wife and I were looking for a place to stay while exploring the Boston area. We chose the Coolidge Corner guest house because it was close to the green line. We didn't know much about the area and picked this bed and breakfast because of it would allow us to explore Boston at a reasonable price without having to drive into the city. We had a great stay and met some nice people as well. We stayed in the tree house room (#16 I think) and liked it a lot. Our private bathroom was small but clean. It was very much like a tree house as it is in the corner of the house on the 3rd floor. The breakfast was great. Bagels and hard boiled eggs with cereal. Great atmosphere with friendly hosts and very quiet at night. We are Philadelphia and loved meeting a lot of the other guests who were from all over the world (Spain and Japan) We loved it and would stay there again! It's also very close to shopping in Coolidge Corner.
I stayed at the Feathered Nest two nights, and it was delightful in every way. I had a spacious, comfortable 3rd floor bedroom with shared bath. The property is immaculately clean, and beautifully appointed with older wood furniture and varied floral fabrics -- imagine staying in your best friend's home that has been in her family for generations. The kitchen was beautiful and very nice to fix my early a.m. coffee. Jean had driveway space for my car, which was incredibly convenient. ~ Thank you Jean and see you again soon! ~
I had a wonderful time at the Whitman Inn. David and Robert made me feel like family in a good way. The inn is particularly beautiful, very confortable, modern with a soul. Robert is the architect behind it. The refrigerator is full of healthy stuff for you to eat. David is the public relations guy. They not only offered the amenities of the inn but they drove me over in the middle of blizzard conditions to the theater where my son was performing . The inn is located just two blocks from Mass. Ave. with shops and restaurants and 3 blocks from the subway entrance. Very convenient. I'd stay there again when I'm coming back to Boston. Great people. For a woman traveling by herself I felt very safe here.
We had a very enjoyable and comfortable two-night stay. The Guest House is a great bargain for Brookline and the location is great - a very short walk to Harvard Street with all the restaurants and shops. But the best aspect is the staff! They are so friendly and helpful! Even though it is a continental breakfast, they had hard boiled eggs and fresh coffee cake in addition to the normal continental fare. All in all, highly recommended.
This review is 4 years too late as my husband and I stayed there in 2009. The reason I'm writing now is because we are planning a trip to the area sometime this year and I find myself wanting to stay here again. We went the weekend before Halloween so the main house was cleverly decorated with a huge fake spider on the house which I remember very fondly lol. The apartment was immaculate. The bedroom had a nice view with the leaves changing colors. The stairs are a bit on the steep side but nothing we couldn't handle. Everything about our stay was beyond our expectation. Jennifer had a basket with very useful maps that came in handy for us along with her recommendation's for dining out. Our experience was very lovely and we still talk about it to this day. Oh and we received a Merry Christmas card in the mail from Jennifer. What a thoughtful surprise! I highly recommend this place!!