A beautiful stay on the water. Comfortable and clean and excellent home made breakfast each morning on the deck! We were with our 13 and 14 yr old boys and we all enjoyed it! Would stay again.
We had a great time on the Golden Slipper during the Clemson/Boston College weekend. We especially enjoyed having happy hour on the boat each evening in the perfect fall weather. Gretchen is an excellent communicator and Susan who cleaned the boat and gave us the tour was also terrific. We had one issue during our stay which Gretchen and her husband quickly addresses. . The location is also a plus because it's close to lots of great restaurants and other activities.
A clean, comfortable room neat Harvard university. The owener is very knowladgable and willing to help alas hard to get by phone (no cell phone). Nice garden and good location in Cambridge. We enjoyed our stay there. Breakfast was very good and nicely served.
Great location for walking to Boston central, though really good public transport links also. We loved the boardwalk walk. The walk through the marina past all the boats moored was a pleasure. Breakfast looking across the rive at Boston, watching water traffic was great, especially with the great breakfast served. Owners guidance was brilliant and detailed, how to get about etc, help with luggage. All the facilities in the room were great, shower power was good. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, good accommodation and location. Plus Boston lovely too. Will stay here when we next travel to Boston.
The Gilded Lily was such a fun treat and a rare find in this big city. We loved that it was close to the train and in a quiet section of town. This place was full of charm. James was a great host and he made sure we had everything we needed. The room was spacious and very comfortable. We liked being able to leave our bags early so we could start exploring the city without the hassle of hauling around our luggage. There were a lot of stairs as we were on the top floor but that didn't affect our stay. If we ever make it back to Boston, I would definitely want to stay here again. Thanks for helping us make our Boston experience a huge success.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of a short stay at the Hawthorne Inn. Mark and Toni were wonderful gracious hosts. Our room was beautiful and well prepared. The morning breakfast was tasty and delicious. Mark was very helpful to us in getting on the "T" to Boston (which was close by). We look forward to a future stay!
Yun and Alan are helpful in every way--where to eat, directions, etc. Excellent communicators. The house was so tidy and nicely appointed. The neighborhood was quiet and the walk to the subway a pleasant turn through part of Harvard campus. We left as friends and would stay again in a heartbeat. Bonus: Yun plays a pipa expertly and made for a lovely accent to one of the mornings.
We had a such a great stay at Hawthorne Inn. Mark and Toni are wonderful hosts, most helpful and caring about their guests. Plus, they make the best breakfast! The Inn is located near beautiful Walden Pond, and Concord - a surprisingly lively town - is only a short walk away. We would recommend this place to anyone, and hope to return again.
Is like to travel back in the time, but only because the house and furniture, bathroom brand New! Very familiar , not as if you stay in a hotel! We had been very comfortable, delightful! The staff is very friendly and kind! GOOD bed and breakfast!
This was our first time in Boston and first time staying at a B&B. Yun and Alan were fantastic. They were super nice, and they left us alone to do our own thing. The street and house were so quiet. We got great sleep. We had to share a bathroom, but had no issues with that. The walk to the T was about 20 minutes so that was the only downside. We hope to stay there in the future if we go back! Oh, and you won't find anything cheaper.
It was an amazing experience. David was a friendly host. The location was extraordinary, very close to Harvard. I was in easy walking distance to the campus. The rooms are nicely decorated. I really enjoyed to be there!
Had a wonderful visit to Concord Mass. in September 2016 The room was clean , comfortable , and pleasant. The service was nice and a delicious breakfast. If you want to be in Concord center, who doesn't!, it's a great location.
We had a very warm Welcome when we arrived at "The Coolidge Corner Guest House" in Boston. We stayed in the green room for a couple of nights. The room was just as it has been described on the internet - the shared bathroom as well. Since there is only one other room that you will have to share the bathroom with there was no waiting time. The design of the different rooms and the hallway is extraordinary which we really liked. The breakfast was basic (Cornflakes, yoghurt, bagels or english muffins, jam, eggs, fruits, cake, coffee/tea); served from their very friendly, caring staff.
We stayed at the Inn or one night at the Emerson Room. The location of the inn is outstanding for walking historical tours. The room is beautifully appointed and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding with freshly squeezed orange juice. Mark and Toni are great hosts and we will definitely be staying there when we get back to the area.
The Inn is full of historic charm, and there are only four rooms/suites (very quiet!), each tastefully and differently decorated. We were in the Hawthorne Suite, which is perfect for a couple with a child, or two single adults. The kitchenette is useful for people staying more than a few days (storing picnic items, preparing inexpensive meals, etc.). The breakfast room is sunny and pleasant, and there is something for everyone. Deborah and Heidi were welcoming and professional. Best of all, the Inn is located with easy walking distance to all the "downtown" restaurants and stores. The Inn was spotless, there was good water pressure, and we slept very well. We will not hesitate to stay here again.
OMG, Yun & Alan are GREAT! They run a very nice place that I looked forward to spending time at after a day of sight seeing. I will not stay anywhere else from now on. It;s like a home away from home with family. Thank you for the great visit, stories and your company!
Elegant Victorian and peaceful. One of the best locations in Boston. I love this place. An easy walk to Boston Common and a quick drink at Cheers. Just across the Common and your on Tremont and the theater district. Looking forward to my next stay.
The Gilded Lily is a beautiful and comfortable place to stay while visiting Boston. The neighborhood is very nice and very convenient to get to the downtown area. It was a short walk to the Back End and Copley Square neighborhoods. There is a Orange Line train stop just two blocks away. We stayed in the Garden Room and it was decorated very nicely and very clean. There was a kitchen area connected to our room where we could help ourselves to continental breakfast items if we wanted them anytime of the day. James, the owner, gave us an excellent overview of the area and the use of a map to get around the city. He also provided a great commentary of the city since it was our first visit to Boston. We would definitely come back and stay at The Gilded Lily on our next trip to Boston.
Mark and Toni were wonderful hosts! They went the extra mile for us. Our room accommodations were beautiful and the breakfast delicious. Our only regret is that we were there for only two nights. We are looking forward to returning!
Boat was immaculate and owners were super nice. Explained everything about the boat and where things were, offered recommendations on dining in the area, and even provided some directions with a map on how to get to the ferry, local convenience store, river walk, etc... They asked if I had booked for a special occasion(I had) and even put up a sign for us. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and served aboard the boat. Would absolutely recommend and go back!
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.