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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Boston Back Bay, Boston University, Fenway Park, Hospitals/Longwood Medical, Kenmore Square, Museum of Fine Arts, City
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles
Follow the signs to Boston via the Sumner Tunnel ($3.00 toll). Stay to the right and follow the signs to Storrow Drive (exit #26). Follow Storrow Drive West. Just past the exit for Mass. Ave., you'll come to a double exit for Fenway/Kenmore (all exits are on your left; the river is on your right). Stay to the right as you exit, because you will make an extremely sharp right at the very first stop light. Stay to the right as if you were going to pull over and park. About 5 car lengths down, you'll see a big tree and a fire hydrant--that's right in front of the Gryphon House!
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, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano
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
Teresa Blagg, Innkeeper