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Aisling Bed & Breakfast

21 East Concord St , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)

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Aisling Bed and Breakfast is located in the Historic Boston neighbourhood of the South End, Boston's most varied and famous dining destination. A brisk walk or ten minute bus ride brings you downtown. Aisling Bed and Breakfast is your gateway to a truly relaxing visit to Boston. Aisling means "Dream" in Gaelic. Your Irish hosts Dympna and James take pride in making you feel at home while still on a dream vacation. Each room includes: private bathroom, premium cable TV, wireless internet, and central air-conditioning. Regarding transport, we offer airport pick-ups and onsite parking.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Exceptionally cozy and inviting atmosphere

5 on May 03, 2014

Others have sung the praises of the Aisling House here before – the lovely and comfortable rooms, the ideal location in South Boston, and the scrumptious and plentiful breakfasts. The wi-fi worked perfectly. We can certainly vouch for all of the above. But the experience of staying here went far beyond. Our hosts, James and Dympna, were simply the most gracious and charming B&B hosts we’ve ever met. Dympna emailed in advance to offer a pick-up at the airport, and when we told her we were driving, reserved a free parking space for us. We were greeted warmly by name – an especially welcome touch for those of us with difficult-to-remember names. James took the time to help us determine the best way to get around the city, and even recommended art exhibits that might be of interest to us. Our slightly odd breakfast time requests were accommodated without hesitation. Our room was stocked with interesting books. We were introduced to our fellow guests as if we were all old friends, and it made us feel like we were staying at Fawlty Towers (in the best way possible). Through their careful attention to each of these details, James and Dympna have created an exceptionally cozy and inviting atmosphere that I think every B&B traveller hopes for. Highly, highly recommended.

Good location

4.8 on July 03, 2013

Spent 4 days at Aisling for a college roommate trip to Boston. We've traveled together many years and this is one of the best places we've found. Rooms and food excellent, good information on how to get around the city, located near public transportation that took us all over Boston, and James and Dympna were the most warm hosts.

A New Favorite

4.8 on May 03, 2012

We had a lovely stay at the Aisling B&B for a overnight in Boston. Our room was comfortable and clean, nicely decorated with plenty of space. We especially loved the "private entrance" that let us feel like we had our own little spot in Boston. Dympna and James helped make us feel at home, and we enjoyed our long conversations with them over coffee at breakfast.

Best Boston Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 30, 2011

Dympna Moore and her husband, James, offer a beautiful vacation spot at their B&B in the Southern End of Boston at Aisling House (pronounced "Ashling"). We absolutely loved our stay! Great hosts with wonderful breakfasts, travel tips, and hospitality. The rooms were perfect with snuggly beds, luxurious bathrooms, and even TV and free wireless access. Only wish we could have stayed longer! Best of everything. Will definitely refer friends.

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 25, 2010

It was an outstanding experience starting from Dympna picking us up at the airport. We stayed for nine days and we were amazed by the quality, quantity and the varieties of food for "breakfast". They were delicious and sumptuous. The rooms were clean and spacious. The location is central and various tourist attractions can easily be reached by public transportations. Both hosts, Dympna and James, are intelligent, warm, helpful and knowledgeable about Boston area. We'll certainly stay at Aisling B & B again if we visit Boston in the future.

Aisling, South End

5 on March 16, 2009

This is the best hotel in Boston, located on a picturesque street in Boston's historic South End. Beautiful home run by two delightful people, Dympna and James Moore from Dublin, Ireland. Staying there is worthwhile if only for the sensory appeal of the wafting of Dympna's devine cooking, and we are understating if anything. Best place to stay in Boston, and beats out the chic chic hotels (where we previously stayed) by orders of magnitude. Lovely stay and highly recommended.


5 on October 20, 2008

This old house is full of character and beautifully decorated. I've read about the breakfasts before going, but, still, I couldn't believe what I saw. The host and hostest are both welcoming people, always eager to give us informtions for our trip. The hostest even provided us with snacks a couple of times. Considering the fact that it is very centrally located, close to downtown (with a bus service nearby), offers parking (which can be a real headache in Boston), this place a real GEM! Liette & Yves Montréal, Québec, Canada

Very welcoming

4.2 on October 03, 2008

Lovely house, clean and spacious, and comfortable bedroom. Home made breakfast including muffins from the oven, pancakes and home made bread yum! Both the land lady and land lord very hospitable and welcoming. Felt like I stayed with a relatives, kind and genuine. Having travelled to Boston alone I greatly appreciated the collection and drop off to the airport which was part of the package, thank you very much. Thank you also Dympna for your patience with my concert event obsession :-)

A Gem

5 on October 03, 2008

The Aisling bed and breakfast is a terrific find in Boston. They even had a parking spot for our rental car! We were greated by Dympna who welcomed us to the sitting room to visit since we arrived early and our room wasn't quite ready. The room was spacious and very nice. The bathroom was especially nice with nice Egyptian cotton towels. The accomadations were overall very comfortable. The most impressive part was the beautiful breakfast served the next morning. I find most B and B's now offer a continental breakfast. Not Aisling. There were homemade breads, jams, and compotes, baked peaches and individual breakfast quiche's. Dympna and James were both present and conversation flowed like we were all old friends! I highly recommend this B and B and hope to stay here again.

Best B and B Value in Boston with Lovely Inn Keepers

5 on August 28, 2008

Dympna and James Moore are the proprietors of this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Boston's South End. The rooms were immaculate, clean and nicely appointed with cable TV and wireless internet throughout the building. There is a first floor kitchen for guests to use and a second floor sitting room for chatting. Dympna makes amazing breakfasts for you that are sure to treat. In five days time, we had traditional Irish breakfast on Sunday, along with mushroom fritatta, apple crepes, and baked brioche french toast on other days. Her amazing baked bread, muffins and home-made ginger yogurt is also served with the entrees every day! Dympna picked us up from the airport and Amtrak stations, and her husband took my partner back to the airport on the day of departure at 5 AM!!! Who will do that for you? James and Dympna also made available to us their roof-top deck...just lovely. James and Dympna hail from Ireland but have been in the states for decades. They tell great stories and really seem interested in their guests. These people were like old friends, even though we had just met them...and they are THE MOST ACADEMICALLY ACCOMPLISHED INN-KEEPERS IN NORTH AMERICA. James is a practicing physician, and Dympna is a retired anesthesiologist and currently an attorney, in addition to inn keeper...she is truly a wonderful soul and she will make your stay in Boston very special. The house is very near the Silver line so access to downtown is easy and Massachusetts Avenue is a few block walk, so you can catch an easy bus to Cambridge to visit Harvard Square and MIT if you wish. The B and B is also a half-block walk to a Walgreen's Pharmacy and two blocks from two amazing restaurants both on Washington Street, namely Stella and Toro, which have become nationally recognized for Italian Cuisine and Tapas respectively. We will stay with them again next time we are in Boston. Sincerely, Steve Migalski

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Rooms & Rates

Murmod Sanctuary

Murmod Sanctuary has its own private bathroom, couch with additional fold-out bed, and TV (with cable and pay per view) as well as wireless internet access. On the same ground level floor as Duleek Opulant, both rooms have shared access to a private entrance to E Concord St and a small kitchen. In order to be respectful of other guests, no children under 5 are allowed to stay in Murmod. All rooms have central air conditioning, come with a complimentary breakfast, iron & board, and have free parking when available behind the house. It is easy to book the parking spots from our website.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Duleek Opulent

Duleek Opulent has its own private bathroom and TV (with cable and pay per view) as well as wireless internet access. On the same ground level floor as Murmood Sanctuary, both rooms have shared access to a private entrance to E Concord St and a small kitchen.

All rooms have central air conditioning, iron & board, come with a complimentary breakfast, and have free parking when available behind the house. It is easy to book the parking spots from our website.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275


Salthill has its own private bathroom and access to more space, if necessary. Great for large families. This room has a TV (with cable and pay per view) as well as wireless internet access. If booking for more than 2 guests, please call (001) 617-206-8049 or email us at aislingbostonbb@yahoo.

All rooms have central air conditioning, come with a complimentary breakfast, iron & board, and have free parking when available behind the house. It is easy to book the parking spots from our website.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $299

Nightly Rate: $200 - $299

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Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 6 miles

Directions to property:

From 93 North or South take exit 18. Turn right onto Massachusetts Ave. Turn right on Washington St. A few streets later turn right onto Concord St.

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Piano, Private entrance

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: The Aisling Bed and Breakfast is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 7 (seven) days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than seven (seven) days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. *A 30 day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events.



Dympna Moore

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  • Time Served: From 7 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


21 East Concord St , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)

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