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The Gryphon House

9 Bay State Road , Boston, MA 02215 USA (Show map)
4.5
9 Reviews
$189 - $285
per night

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About

The Gryphon House provides a beautiful home away from home for visitors from around the world. Built in 1895 as a single family home, the interior houses 8 spacious guest suites, a Victorian parlor with gilded moldings & mirrors, a grand lobby with Zuber wallpaper, and our office/staff room, where we are readily available to assist you. Each room offers unique decorative touches, such as stained glass or silk lampshades, original fine art, antiques, or trompe l'oeil painting. All of our accommodations include a mini-kitchenette, gas fireplace, large private bath featuring oversized Kohler tubs and showers, and comfortable lounging and work areas complete with wireless internet.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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Wicked close to Fenway - Our favorite B&B!

4.8 on February 09, 2014

We stay at the Gryphon House every year for a Red Sox Yankees butt kicking! You can walk to Fenway in 2 minutes, literally. Staff is always so courteous and attentive. They are super affordable especially if you figure that you wont need to pay for parking at Fenway or cab/T rides!


Gryphon House is the best B&B Ever!

5 on March 18, 2011

I was looking for a place to stay in Boston when I was going on college tours with my daughter. Gryphon House was in the same price range as some of the local hotels that didn't have the greatest reviews. Gryphon House looked very attractive on the website, but I never get my hopes up too high, because I have been to some B&B's that look great on the website, but disappoint in person. In this case, however, reality was better than the photos! The room was huge, and so nicely appointed. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. And you can't beat the location. I hope my daughter will to go BU or Northeastern just so I would have a reason to stay at Gryphon House on a regular basis. Since we are from California, Boston is not a place that we just happen to pass through!


Our favourite place to stay in Boston

5 on February 01, 2010

What a find......... we have tried three of the rooms and loved them all. We were in Boston for Red Sox games and concerts at Fenway Park and it is the ideal place to stay for a short or longer visit to this great city. The staff are so friendly and breakfast is great whether in the lounge or in your room, very relaxed and a great way to spend your Sunday am. We will be back again soon.


Clean, Cozy, Creative.. And Great Location!

4.4 on January 02, 2010

I have stayed here two years in a row (2 nights each time), and had a great experience. The inn is extremely clean. A variety of complimentary services are provided, including laundry, breakfast, computer use, wireless internet, as well as borrowing books and dvds. Additional services are provided for a charge, such as an in-room massage. The inn offers a variety of different themed suites, each with individual (and very detailed) decor. Clearly, a lot of attention and creativity was invested in designing the suites. Also, each room offers a fireplace, as well as great views of the Charles River or the Boston streetscape. The innkeepers were extremely friendly, and willing to help make the experience the best it could be. In terms of location - the inn is located about 2-3 minutes (walking) from the subway, and about 5-7 minutes (driving) from Downtown Boston. The surrounding area is very scenic! Parking is available on the premises(for an additional charge). The only drawback is that the walls are somewhat thin, in case you are concerned with being too noisy, or being disturbed by other guests' noisiness. Considering the price, cleanliness, services offered, and location, I would strongly recommend the Gryphon House.


Recommended as great and cozy place to relax

4.0 on January 02, 2010

Over the New Year holiday, I had the pleasure of staying at this location. I'd stayed there the year prior and was impressed enough to come back. The Gryphon House is in a great location, only a 2 min walk from the train station and 15 min. from Downtown. What l like about the distance is that it's close enough to all the great action of downtown Boston but you don't have to bring it home. The staff at the inn is so warm and helpful. Teresa welcomed me, and escorted me to the super clean Riverview room even though I arrived later than I intended. After a brief tutorial on how to operate the fireplace and individual room temp. controls, I was all set to jump onto the ample amounts of comforters placed onto queen size bed w/ big, sturdy wooden frame. The bathroom was also great, with a shower separated from a big bathtub. What I liked about the shower was that it was a lot of water pressure and felt really good. More impressive than the bathroom was the great view of the Charles River. You're literally 50ft. from it and its amazing from the window. I spent at least 15min just looking at it when I first got there. Upon opening the door to leave my room, I found that Theresa had left one more big blanket for me "just in case". What I like most about the Gryphon House is the little things like extra blankets being given without being asked or the complimentary DVD library from which you can borrow. You can really see all the TLC that went into the inn overall. Parking is a bit cumbersome though, because it's in the back of the inn with other parked cars. It can be a little bit tight but it's nothing compared to what's going on inside. Overall, I had such a great time there and I can't wait to go back again.


Excellent place!

4.4 on June 27, 2009

This was an excellent place for a weeks stay. There was huge attention to detail - for example, bedside lights on both sides of the bed, a very effective shower, a large fridge, etc. Staff could not have been more helpful, from telling us we need not check in until the morning, when we arrived shattered after a 24 hour journey, offerintg maps, umbrellas and fans whenever required, and generally letting us feel nothing was too much trouble. \breakfasts were in the same spirit - very generously done. Thank you everyone!


Would highly recommend

3.6 on December 09, 2008

Three adults stayed in the Sanctuary Room. Very comfortable, having a kitchen was convenient. Easy to walk to train and prudential center. Would stay here again.


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4.4 on July 23, 2008

What a great place to stay! Comfortable rooms, gracious staff, convenient location.


Great Experience!

5 on June 24, 2007

My husband and I recently stayed here in May 2007. Wasn't sure what to expect. Wonderful surprise. Great accommodations, friendly, walking distance to great restaurants and sites. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

All of our spacious rooms have a queen sized bed, TV with DVD player, kitchenette (no cooking facilities) with coffeemaker, teapot, and toaster, internet access, phone, gas log fireplace, private bathroom with tub/shower, and much, much more.

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

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Location

Location Type

Boston University, Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Kenmore Square, Boston Back Bay, Hospitals/Longwood Medical, City

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From either east or west on Storrow Drive (the highway along the Charles River on the Boston side), take the exit for Kenmore Square. Make the sharpest right turn possible at the traffic light. Go down just twenty-five yards and you'll be right in front of our door! Via Subway: Green Line to Kenmore Square, exit onto Beacon Street. Walk straight ahead to end of buildings, where Bay State Road is to your left. Cross over to Bay State Road and walk toward traffic light to #9.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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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
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day weekend
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: Only $20 cancellation fee if we are given over 7 days notice. Within 7 days notice, the charge is equal to one night's stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Teresa Blagg, Innkeeper

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8-10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Details

9 Bay State Road , Boston, MA 02215 USA (Show map)

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