We spent a wonderful and relaxing weekend at the Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast, and have absolutely no complaints! It is conveniently located in the south End of Boston (very close to many restaurants, not far from Copley Square in Boston, and not far from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts), the room (a suite) was fabulous, super comfortable with sufficient light for reading, beautifully decorated and quiet, with the hosts/hostesses very helpful. The breakfast (breads and muffins, fruit, yogurts, excellent coffee, hard boiled eggs, etc.) was also very tasty and very attractive. The only (small) complaint was that the room was serviced in the late afternoon (on a Saturday), which was the time that we returned from our day out. Having the room serviced while at breakfast would have been ideal.
My husband and I planned our wedding in about a week and this was the perfect ending to our quick nuptials. I don’t think I could say enough positive things about harbor light inn and their outstanding staff!
This place is an absolute gem! Each room is detailed beautifully. It was the perfect anniversary get-away we were looking for. It was intimate and cozy, and the 24 hour access to the rooftop jacuzzi was a delight! We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The hosts were gracious and so helpful with recommendations. It was certainly unforgettable, and we can't wait to come back!
We had a wonderful night at 14 Union Park. We stayed in a king room. The room was clean and roomy, the bathroom was fantastic with a huge shower, and there was a nice walk-in closet. We walked to the Wang Theater and to dinner and back. The location is great. Our only issue is that leaving in the morning, my partner slipped and nearly fell down the entire, steep flight of stone steps which were covered in ice. But I would absolutely recommend this B&B to anyone looking to visit Boston.
Everything about the Clarendon Square B&B was delightful...the room, the staff, the food and even the other guests. The rooftop hot tub was a highlight of the trip for me. The bed was extremely comfy, the breakfast was classy and delicious offering many gluten-free options, and the fruit was fresh…pastries were outstanding ( and I am a pastry Chef-if that means anything ;) A quick walk to great restaurants in a safe neighborhood. Close to Northeastern University where my daughter visited for college options. Being fit is helpful because there are five sets of stairs each leading to more beautiful rooms. I was excited there was a baby grand piano. The common living area is beautiful and I only wish I had had the time to curl up with a good book there. Perhaps next time.
It is an experience you must have for yourself to truly appreciate. If you enjoy special instead of the norm in hotel accommodations you will discover this gem here. You will also find a copy of my book on their shelf for your review.
A beautiful little inn right in town...delicious breakfast served in a cozy dining room. We stayed in the Thoreau Suite so we were able to make a pot of coffee every morning, and have a little frig for wine, cheese and leftovers. Able to walk to shops and restaurants, and a longer walk will take you to the North Bridge and the Old Manse. This was our second stay,and we WILL be back!!!
My wife and I stayed at the Moroccan Luxury Suites for a weekend celebrating my wife's 50th birthday. We booked the SALEM COURT KING SUITE and from the moment we met Elizabeth, the owner, we were treated extremely well. She had beautifully decorated the the already gorgeous suite with rose petals, champagne and glasses, and a nice note for my wife's birthday. She was very accommodating and was gracious to let us park our car in her private garage. The refrigerator was stocked with snacks and beverages, and fresh breakfast pastries and fruit were replaced each day. The furniture was beautiful and seating was very comfortable. The bed was soft and comfy and the area was very quiet. I would highly recommend staying at this wonderful B&B; it was a great weekend and we couldn't have been more pleased. Chris Bonito, Southington, CT
This was our second stay at Clarendon Square and we couldn't been more pleased. Great room and all of the staff was extremely helpful in any and all requests. Really enjoyed our conversations with the owner who was on site much of the time. We will be back!
Very comfortable and clean. Not Fancy, but very nice. Bed very comfortable. Bathroom very clean. Breakfast was very good considering it was simple continental - had hard boiled eggs, many varieties of bread and pastry, yogurt, nuts, raisins, etc. One negative - no place to put your shampoo and toiletries in the shower stall. Only one block and a half to Berklee Performance center and two blocks or so to Symphony Hall.
Clean, safe and dry, what I desire in lodging. The Oasis provides that in spades plus quiet, fresh food, kind and helpful staff, and a great location. My go-to place when I'm in Boston, always.
Great location for visiting hospitals and Coolidge Corner (on foot). Close to public transportation and restaurants. Inn and room were very charming Victorian. Nice and quiet. Staff was terrific. Breakfast was amazing. Highly recommended.
I stayed at the Coolidge Corner Guest House for a week in between my Boston University semesters before the on campus housing opened. The staff including the owners were extremely helpful - they gave me maps, and walked me through it and the city, gave me city tips and sightseeing tips and were very open to my requests. The house is magical too. It feels like a timeless home with excellently curated artwork and decor, Much recommended. Thank you all!
We stayed at the Bertram Inn for the third time last evening. We were upgraded to the Library Room with a huge comfy bed and working fireplace. So perfectly cozy for a winter night. I am very sensitive to environment and this Victorian era home has the best vib. I didn't think the hospitality and breakfast could get any better but it did. Dia greeted and toured us about sharing some history of the house. She was there at breakfast sharing the recipe of the egg nest . It really feels like a home away from home and we highly recommend a stay at the Bertram Inn in Brookline.
My husband and I stayed here after our civil wedding, even though we live in Boston, we wanted a quiet "staycation" to celebrate. The space is cozy and beautifully decorated and we felt welcomed and taken care of by staff. A much friendlier, homey environment than a big chain hotel, but cleaner and more luxury than an airbnb! Recommended.
We stay here once or twice a year. Not a full service establishment by any means, the breakfast is definitely limited for example, but very charming, convenient, and good value (for Boston). Definitely consider if the above attributes are at the top of your list.
I had the most luxurious stay at the Moroccan Suites, in a bedroom/sitting room/bathroom that was spacious, beautifully appointed, detailed with all the comforts of home, but better! Elizabeth was the perfect hostess, spent a little time with us, and was so helpful in all aspects of our needs and stay. I just loved her place, and will come back in a heartbeat!! A treat for all in 2018!
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.