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Golden Slipper, Boston's B & B Afloat

Location of boat is Lewis Wharf, North End, Boston, MA USA (Show map)
4.5
6 Reviews
$225 - $225
per night

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About

Join us in Celebrating our 22nd Season!!! Welcome aboard the Golden Slipper, Boston's Bed and Breakfast Afloat! If you are looking for an absolutely unique and romantic B&B experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or wedding, the Golden Slipper awaits. It is an ideal romantic getaway for two, but also a fun adventure for four. Two private staterooms are offered with plenty of privacy for both couples, and room to relax on the yacht's front and aft decks. The Golden Slipper is centrally located at Lewis Wharf, in the heart of historic Boston. The boat stays at the dock and you come and go as you please. We offer the best location if you want to enjoy the best of Boston, within a short 10 min walk to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Freedom Trail, The New England Aquarium, Historical Museums, The Trolleys, and Boston's Little Italy, the North End. Enjoy the safety and security of this locked marina with nearby parking. Please inquire about touring the First Boat Building Region of America (1640-1887) with innkeepers, Gretchen & Jack on their North & South River Cruises. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE. 5% SENIOR DISCOUNT. 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT. We are now pleased to accept credit cards through PayPal! (send payment to bnbafloat@gmail) 50% deposit (Full payment in advance for 1 night stay) - payable by credit card through PayPal, or by mailing a check. Balance payable on arrival in cash or travelers check, or ten days in advance through PayPal.

Rooms & Rates

The Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper has 2 private State rooms. The aft cabin offers a spacious walk around sized bed with a private bathroom that includes a bathtub and shower. The forward berth has a full sized bed and a private bathroom with a shower only. The comfortable main salon offers a roomy galley and a spacious sofa that can be converted to a double bed. Thus, the boat can accommodate up to six people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.3

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Fantastic Location!

4.0 on July 30, 2014

My Father-in-Law has a very short "bucket list" - and one of the items on his list was to see a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. We decided to make it a full family trip to Boston to see the sights and enjoy the city. We discovered the Golden Slipper while searching for places to stay and, since my In-Laws have a boat and enjoy the water, we thought it would be a fun and unique way to stay in Boston. We could not have asked for a better location! The Golden Slipper is right in the heart of the North End and just a short walk away from the aquarium, restaurants, and stop one of the trolly tour we booked. We could hop on the tour and travel all around the city! Sitting out on the deck in the evening time, we enjoyed how peaceful it was. Although we were just steps away from the busy city, it felt like we were apart from the hustle and bustle. The rocking motion of the boat was an incredibly relaxing way to fall asleep at night. Gretchen was welcoming when we arrived and we appreciated her guidance and suggestions for places to go and stock up. The Golden Slipper is definitely a unique find. There are some quirks to staying on a boat - and so long as folks come in with eyes wide open, this is a great way to stay in Boston! The trip was a success, my Father-in-Law has fulfilled one of his lifelong wishes, and it was made even better because we all really enjoyed our time on The Golden Slipper!


Fantastic, great location

5 on July 09, 2014

Would stay here again and recommend to everyone.


Ideal Getaway on Boston's Waterfront

4.4 on June 01, 2010

On boat at Lewis Wharf, private and secure, convenient to aquarium, historic downtown and North End restaurants, the "T" and water taxi. Boat clean, stocked and very comfortable. Will return.


Perfect Getaway!

4.6 on March 15, 2010

Having stayed on the Golden Slipper 4 times(it might even be 5)I felt it was time to write a review letting everyone know how much fun it is to stay right in the heart of Boston on a boat. The boat is spacious and so comfortable. The marina is totally safe .I have stayed with friends as well as family. It is perfect for a "girlfriends get away" My son who travels all the time in his job and gets so tired of staying at hotels loves staying on the boat. He has stayed on the boat twice. I will be there again in May and I can't wait..Diane R.


Fantastic Place!

4.4 on December 29, 2009

This was new for us, staying on the water, in a boat, no less. However, we were quickly won over, by the charm and care of this lovely yacht. The innkeepers, Gretchen and Jack, were warm and helpful, with tips for navigating Historical Boston. I will be a return customer for years to come. Thanks! Joan


Great Overnight Get Away

4.4 on October 21, 2007

No Better escape than the Golden Slipper for an evening away from home and the kids. Make us feel young again when we're onboard our favorite personal B & B afloat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Innkeeper Response
We wanted to write to thank you for your fabulous review and give tell you about our upgrade this year to a new 1984 Classic Catalina Chris Craft with 2 private state rooms. We are so excited about our Bed and Breakfast, and now Dine and Cruise! Contact Gretchen for a 2008 discounted stay at 617-797-6344. Thank you! Nicole H0gan Boat Supervisor


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Oceanside

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Water taxi from Logan Airport and public transport direct to boat.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Harbor Cruises, New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Market, Freedom Trail, Boston's Little Italy, North End, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boat, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Library, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Videos , Private dinners offered dockside or cruise., Boston Harbor Island tours or sunset cruise., TV/DVD player w/DVD library (no cable/satellite)

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing Schools, Fishing Charters, Whale watching, Guided Tours to Ntl Parks, Tours of Boston Harbor Islands, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Suitable for children over age 5
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit (Full payment in advance for 1 night stay) - payable by credit card through PayPal, or by mailing a check.
  • Cancellations: 4 weeks prior to reservation money is fully refunded; thereafter deposit returned upon rebooking.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gretchen and Jack Stephenson

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Gretchen previously lived aboard a classic wooden boat originally designed for the Vanderbilts. During the restoration process, her future bed and breakfast afloat became a reality. Now, after 17 years in business with her husband Jack, they bring you The Golden Slipper, Boston's Original Bed and Breakfast Afloat!

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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Location of boat is , Lewis Wharf, North End, Boston, MA USA (Show map)

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