I've only stayed in a B&B once before, years ago, so I was a little apprehensive. This place is gorgeous! From what I've seen, all their rooms are very clean, well decorated, and spacious. I never got a chance to take advantage of their onsite dining. However, the B&B is within walking distance of some nice pubs. Clarendon Square is definitely a spot I will return, whenever I'm in town. Thank you for the hospitality.
We love the College Club of Boston! The staff is very helpful. The rooms are magnificent and it is so nice to feel the history of the place! We will definitely stay again on our next visit. Sylvia from Canada
We stayed over Memorial Weekend, so had 2 days with sunny high temps, and 1 day of cloudy cooler temps. Staying here was very comfortable, and very relaxing. Boat owners ourselves, we had no problem adjusting to a mindset different from a hotel. Loved that we could walk into the North End for dinner, and the T was a very short walk away as well. We would come back anytime.
I loved this inn located in a gorgeous brownstone in the South end. The rooftop hot tub is to die for. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hostesses we met were lovely. The continental breakfast was great and complete with delicious coffee drinks. I liked the location very much, great neighborhood in walking distance of Newbury St, Prudential Ctr, etc. Great place to stay, highly recommend!
My husband and I were in town for a quick visit to some friends, who suggested we stayed at the Beacon Inn. The hotel is an old and beautiful building where each guest is given a key, making you feel like it is home away from home. Free snack bar downstairs was great and the guys at the front desk were very helpful. Thank you!!!
If you enjoy your accommodation with a bit of history versus soleless hotel chains, do yourself a favour and book your stay here. Located Boston's lovely Back Bay srea, convenient to shops, restaurants and Boston Common. Quite simply the best value stay I've enjoyed for a long time.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our weekend stay. The room faced Edgerly Road and had a bay window. The breakfasts were great. The staff suggested that we visit the Boston Public Library. We took the daily tour, which was very informative. The proximity to the Boston Symphony was also important. Steve and Carmela, Concord, MA
Staying in Boston for a conference at Copley Square - so chic and unique, lovely breakfasts (I was up too early to enjoy) but challenging stairs if you have a heavy suitcase. I have stayed here previously five years ago and I shall stay here again On my next trip to Boston
For the price, I anticipated small rooms. Cozy but lovely, clean, wonderful. Very glad for the parking space. Easy walk to Symphony Hall and Museum of Fine Arts. Convenient to MIT. Breakfast was simple but good choices, three protein options. Web site mentioned a lounge or deck on every floor. Unfortunately, rather than leather arm chaired lounge in the photo, we had a deck . . . in January. Would have appreciated a second place to read.
Comfort & size of room, as well as closet & drawer space, was superior to any other lodging in the Concord area. Winter discount made the price very reasonable. We will definitely return here in future visits to the Concord area.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Parkside on Ellery. From the excellent, easy-to-follow directions for using (free) public transportation that David forwarded before my arrival in Boston to the good-sized room, furnished with antique furniture, to the warm welcome and excellent location, all aspects of my stay were very good. David is a very experienced host and has thought through all the details, including a clever system for ordering and delivering breakfast to each guestroom. Highly recommended.
I needed a place to stay for the Boston Women's March and found this place on Expedia - it was absolutely perfect. I had a small single room with a share bath and the share bath was immaculate (I never even saw anyone else use it!) will definitely stay again in the future - the location was terrific as well!
So with the terrific price, I was not anticipating a huge room, and was right. Adequate space, absolutely spotless and well maintained, desk guy ready to help. Parking was again tight but very grateful for a spot. Happy with breakfast, straightforward presentation, but three protein choices. Only disappointment was the website mentioned a lounge or deck on every floor, which we counted on for extra space. Oasis has decks, not so useful in the winter. Super location for our plans (BSO, MFA, and MIT), safe neighborhood.
My husband and I visited the Green Turtle for the second time on New Years weekend. We love to go during the off seasoning to enjoy the amazing views of the harbor. Short walk to many nice restaurants (and the North End), and the water taxi stops right out front. The room is lovely, warm and cozy. Karen and Jon couldn't be any nicer or more hospitable. The breakfast was delicious! We can't wait to go back!
We have stayed at Beacon Inn 1750 3 times now. It is always a pleasure to stay here thanks to the warm atmosphere and all of the reception staff. The hotel is close to a train station and the free coffee and tea in the lobby are nice after a long day downtown. Will be back soon.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast. The property is beautiful and in a great historical location. The rooftop hot tub was a great way to relax after a long drive and the room was lovely. Thank you to the whole staff for a great few days.
Stayed here one night, in a single room. It was was marvelous and very pretty. The room was cozy, but I think the suites are way bigger. It was perfect for one, honestly. Free internet, which was great. Everything was wonderful, but the breakfast was about on par with a hotel that offered free continental breakfast, you know, mostly bagels, bread-stuffs, and the like. Although, to be fair, I did wake up a little late, so who knows if there had been better, hotter food earlier in the morning.
Never heard of this place, it was so nice, clean, unique. Fast, free internet. I got a single room, which was, like, smaller than it would be at regular hotel, but hey, you get to stay in an amazingly fancy, brownstone walkup, in the heart of Boston for less than $100. How can you beat that? Only complaint, if any, I was expecting a little more of a breakfast, but it was on par with an average hotel complementary breakfast. Maybe I was just late, that could of been possible, but I thought there would be a meal or something, but it was just like muffins and bagels. Still good.
If you have ever spent much time in Boston, you know the brown stone. Classic, elegant, beautiful, romantic. I used to love to walk around neighborhoods of brownstones, trying to imagine what it might be like to live there. Well, at the Clarendon Square Inn, my dreams came true. Ok, a bit over the top perhaps, but this Inn was a slice out of that world. The neighborhood was perfect! Walkable to everything touristy, but in an authentic South End neighborhood with shops and cafes and amazing restaurants literally around the corner. The rooms were large, clean, unique and comfortable. While the bathroom wasn't large, it was luxurious. Plush towels and bathrobes, deliciously scented soaps, and a double shower head. The roof top hot tub was a huge plus. We almost didn't use it, as the weather was about 20 degrees, but it was pleasantly warm in the hot tub and the view of the skyline was incredible! A must. A simple, but fresh breakfast; quiche, hard boiled eggs, home-made oatmeal, coffee and espresso, cereals, danishes, you get the idea. The inn keeper was friendly and helpful, making the place feel a bit more like home. Loved it!
From boutique shopping to seafood restaurants to the Freedom Trail, there’s plenty to do in Boston. This Massachusetts capital attracts more nearly 30 million visitors each year with its rich colonial history and New England charm. Next time you plan a trip to Beantown, be sure to take advantage of these hot destinations:
Visit the Harbor Islands
The Boston Harbor Islands are made up of 30 islands, some as small as an acres and others spanning more than 200 acres. It serves as one of the National Park Service’s national recreation areas, with tons of outdoor and family-friendly activities in which to engage, like kite-flying and kayaking. Over on Georges Island, you can visit the site of Fort Warren, which was once a Civil War prison and military training camp. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the gazebo at Spectacle Island. Or check out on of Bostons many notable wine bars. Look out at the waters from almost anywhere on the harbor and you’ll see the Boston Light lighthouse on Little Brewster Island.
Explore the galleries:
This city is home to dozens of cultural, historical and art museums. Head to the Fort Point Channel and relive the historic night when American Colonists took action against unfair British taxation at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. The state Commonwealth Museum depicts Massachusetts history with countless permanent and rotating galleries, while BSA Space commemorates local architecture. Art lovers will enjoy the Institute of Contemporary Art, which houses masterpieces by the likes of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Georgia OKeefe.
Walk through the city’s neighborhoods
Take an excursion from the bustle of Boston’s downtown to discover the diverse cultures of its neighborhoods. Roxbury, near the city’s center, was once a farming community and the location of the only house in the country erected by the British Royal Colonial Governor. Check out the business district along Blue Hill Avenue and catch a liver performance over at the Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade. Don’t say goodbye to Boston until you visit Fenway, home of the Boston Red Sox as well as the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall.
Visiting for the Boston Marathon? Also, be sure to check out our marathon guide for planning tips.