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The Christopher

476 Columbus Ave , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)
3.5
27 Reviews
$100 - $200
per night

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About

The Christopher BnB is situated in Boston’s vibrant South End neighborhood where small bistros and boutiques can be found amongst the backdrop of historic residences and brownstones. Our finely furnished apartments are just moments away from the Prudential and Copley shopping districts, tourist attractions and the Hynes Convention Center. The Christopher offers finely furnished studio and 1 bedroom suites, each with private bathroom and kithenette where guests can cater their own dining. Upon arrival guests will find a complimentary breakfast basket, offering beverages and light snacks along with coffees and teas. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, enjoy the privacy and space of a Christopher furnished apartment. We offer discounts for weekly and monthly stays and host specials throughout the year; feel free to give us a call if you're looking for something specific - we're a phone call away and always happy to help.

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3.5

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service3.2
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Dining3.0

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Great place in a beautiful neighbourhood

3.8 on October 20, 2014

The staff, even though they were offsite were prompt and professional. Their communication prior to our arrival was right in time and throughout our stay were available easily.


Boston Studio Apartment

3.0 on October 15, 2014

This Boston Studio Apartment was as described. It's in the Southside, which is a nice location and has some good places for eating and is only a 20 minute walk to the centre of town. If you want to walk to the Back Bay area or North End it's about a 45 minute walk. Of course, you can use the buses or T-line if you prefer. On the downside, it was up 3 flights of stairs (no lift) and we had to repair the cistern the first time we flushed the loo (quicker than calling the agents), the curtain rail was broken and there was no plug in the sink or a washing bowl for washing pots. However, there was a good selection of kitchen equipment if you are going to self-cater but the fridge was REALLY noisy and as it's a studio flat it was only a couple of feet from the bed. The worst thing about the apartment was the rubber sheet on the bed - yuk. On the plus side, the communication and instructions were simple and easy to understand (top tip: put the security codes for the doors in your phone so you don't lose them!) and on our final day we were able to leave our luggage in the main office (a short walk away) until our flight. The staff there were very friendly and helpful. If you do go to Boston I would recommend going on one of the Trolley Bus tours - approx. $40 p/p. The tickets are good for 2 days and you can get off/on as you please. The guides are really friendly and the narration is entertaining and interesting. It also includes a free boat trip around the bay. If you want Pizza try Pizza Regina in North End (Little Italy) - it's really busy but good fun. For lunch, go to Quincy Market for some great take-out.


Wonderful, with a caveat.

3.0 on July 11, 2014

The location and room was wonderful. Service was very minimal as there is a code to get into the front door and another one for your room, which they send via email, so no personal contact. As we had read on previous reviews, the "breakfast" part of the B&B consisted of some breakfast bars and instant oatmeal cups. There was no common area to sit and enjoy the company of the other guests at breakfast or in the early evening, which is another thing lacking from other B&Bs we've stayed in. There was no afternoon tea or wine, cheese and crackers sort of thing, again because there is no common room. Simply put, if you think of The Christopher as a B&B, you are going to be disappointed. If you think of it as a boutique hotel, you will have a great time.


The Christopher Boston

4.2 on October 07, 2013

Excellent location, great rooms, beyond our expectations. Would recommend this to anyone.


Great accommodation for couples

4.6 on August 26, 2013

Excellent accommodation for a couple. Has everything you need to cook your own meals and is close to supermarket and the centre of town, train station etc. Would definitely recommend it. Great city.


Good room for the value

3.2 on July 10, 2013

Easy and quick access to all of Boston's attractions. Was able to check-in early, which was a plus. Great View from Rooftop with a Grill to use, which was great! Two dislikes: 1. Not able to control AC from room...relatively cool enough but definitely some times it would have been nicer to make it cooler considering we visited in July during 90 degree weather! 2. Bed was fairly hard/flat and so I did not find it comfortable.


Great place to stay

4.2 on April 05, 2013

From when we walked upstairs to when we left thr whole experience was great. Spacious bedroom with great decor and livingroom and kitchenette were better than expected. Customer service was top notch and they are only 100 yards up the road if anything needs doing. View was great from roofdeck and bbq is supplied for residents. On leaving the excellant manager of The Inn on botolph street took in our bags on our checkout morning and offered us use of there facilities while we waited to depart boston later than afternoon. I would recommend this to anyone bringing kids as there is a great playpark and amenities within 5 minutes walk. I will be rebooking for the new year


Private Apartment close to Hynes Convention Center

3.8 on March 15, 2013

I stayed at The Christopher during a conference at the Hynes Convention Center. Note that this is not a typical B&B. It's more like renting a furnished apartment. The entrance is hard to find (which I think is good-- safer). You must walk up 1, 2, or 3 flights of stairs to reach your room-- no elevators-- so pack light. There's not really "breakfast"-- just a box of dried goods-- but there's a nice little convenience store across the street and a wine store right down stairs. The rooms are great-- spacious, light, and with fireplaces! I wanted to stay in my room the whole time I was in Boston, but I had to go to the convention. It is only 3 short blocks from the Prudential Center, which you can walk through to get to Hynes-- about a 10 minute walk. For a huge private apartment it was a much better deal than staying at the conference hotel. I would stay there again and recommend it to others.


Great place to stay

3.0 on September 16, 2012

Stayed for two nights. A great location in the Back Bay area. Walking distance to to some restaurants, the T, and the Boston Commons where we caught the City Trolley tourist trolley to jump on and off throughout the area. The trip up to the rooftop on the fire escape was a bit scary, but worth it to see the view. Lovely little rooftop dinning area. We didn't use the cooking facilities in our room, but could have. We saw another couple dining on spaghetti and wine that they had made in their room. Room was very clean and pleasant.


No breakfast here.

3.4 on July 23, 2011

The Christopher was nice enough- The bonus is the rooftop deck. The room was clean. The air conditioner was not on we had to call to have it turned on, even though they knew we were coming in. Also the "breakfast" basket left a lot to be desired. 2 8oz bottles of water; one crumpled cereal bar; 2 packets of oatmeal; 2 small juice boxes. Oatmeal in July??? For what we paid they should have fresh muffins in the rooms and larger bottles of water. The area was beautiful, not sure if I'd stay there again.


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Rooms & Rates

One Bedroom Suite

One bedroom suite includes a queen bed and full private marble bathroom. Fully equipped kitchenette. Living rooms include cable TV, working gas fireplaces and sleeper sofa. A roll-a-way bed is provided at an additional cost of $20/night (Please request when making a reservation). Walk up building with common roof deck, laundry facilities and air conditioning. Great downtown location near public transportation.

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

Grand Studio Suite

Large studio suite includes a queen bed and full private marble bathroom. Fully equipped kitchenette. Includes cable TV, working gas fireplaces. Walk up building with common roof deck, laundry facilities and air conditioning. Great downtown location near public transportation.

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

Studio Suite

Studio suite includes one queen bed and private bathroom with marble shower/bathroom. Fully quipped kitchenette. Includes cable TV, private phone line, wireless Internet. Walk-up building with common roof deck, laundry facilities and air conditioning. Great downtown location near public transportation.

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

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Location

Location Type

Copley Square, Hynes Convention Center, T Stop: Back Bay Station, Back Bay / Historic South End, Downtown

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Please call for specific directions coming from your location, or view the google map on our website.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Furnished Roof Deck with Spectacular Views, Working Gas Fireplaces, Marble Baths, Granite Kitchens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Cribs can be rented - see website or call for details
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: minimum stay based on time of booking
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Please call or see website for details
  • Cancellations: cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to check in date. Cancellations after the 14 day window will be charged in full.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Owner not resident, no on-site hosts

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Meals

Breakfast

Complimentary breakfast basket on arrival

  • Time Served: On arrival
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Details

476 Columbus Ave , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)

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