Tired on bare-bones, basic Airbnb's? Want something without the sharp edgers on a Motel or a comfort inn? Want to be close to a neighborhood without being located on the main strip, amidst the traffic? This Purple Guest House, two blocks from Coolidge Corners, is the police to stay. It's comfortable, clean, the on-site staff is friendly and responsive. It is the definition of a value stay. Charming, cozy, comfortable. I grew up in an Victorian home in Philadelphia and now live in a high-rise condo in San Francisco. The moment I stepped onto the front porch of the Coolidge, the familiar creaking of wooden floors brought me home. Proper Edwardian decor, authentic second floor sitting room. And they serve Breugger's Bagels, which are the best in the city. Meanwhile, Coolidge Corner has Peet's Coffee, a UPS center, a BofA, and another block away, a whole foods. Really, if want you want is a feeling of home while you are on the road, stay here. Don't stay here if you love Motel six or similar value properties. This place does not have the standardized carpets, sinks, and such that define these chain properties. Do stay here if you want something else entirely, and you will be happy you did.
I stayed in the Treetop room for two nights. It was very lovely, a peaceful atmosphere and very charming all around. The variety of foods for breakfast was very appealing and the service was very personable. Having a place to park my car was also very convenient and I had easy access to it. A great B&B in the heart of Boston!
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!!!
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 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.
This was an ok place for my wife and I. Pros: Good location, comfortable bed, decent breakfast Cons: Shared bathroom is one per floor, not as much privacy as I'm used to (our room had double doors to the parlor where the Inn worker sat for a good portion of the evening) Parking: While I'm glad for the $2 parking fee their parking is very tight and somewhat difficult to use - and was full - there was significant rearranging when a late arrival who had paid for parking came). I would stay here again (great value) - the pros out weigh the cons. Just make sure you realize there is rather tight parking (can't change their location) and shared bath means one per floor and you'll do fine.
We had a lovely, long weekend stay at the Bed and Bagel. Everyone was so nice, especially Raney the housekeeper. Location was convenient for traveling to the city and to Fenway Park. The little village of Brookline was adorable.
We had a great stay at the Beacon Inn on our trip to Boston. The two gentlemen at the desk were delightful the entire stay. The rooms were clean and very quaint. It is a great alternative to your normal chain hotel. I will definitely be back.
I stayed at the Beacon Inn 1750, Martin and Ryan were outstanding, they gave me great suggestions and all around were a pleasure. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it was easy access oo to public transportation. Will stay again.
Clean room, bright and sunny. Would definitely book a room there again. The only drawback was the parking. It was a narrow driveway with cars parked one in back of another. However, the cost for parking was only $2 per night as opposed to $20 or $30 at other places, so it was well worth it.
Beacon Inn provided us a comfortable, budget friendly, safe place to stay and explore Boston. The front desk staff called to check in on us the day prior, waited for us when our travel plans were delayed and provided city specific information to ge tthe most from our stay. The rooms were delightful. The beds were comfortable and the house had so much character. It was much better than a stay at an expensive hotel. The location was safe and had many dining options within walking distance.
My room was just "charming" and bed very comfortable. Private bath with the room I stayed in. Breakfast had good choices. Great location. Medical reasons for staying in area. Very convenient to Longwood area hospitals. Med8cal discount given at Inn most appreciated. Will be a go back to B&B.
The Coolidge Corner is in a fantastic part of Boston. I love Brookline! So close to Coolidge Corner - we were able to catch indie movies at the old Coolidge Corner Theatre and spent hours in Brookline Booksmith, an excellent used bookstore. Everyone at the Coolidge Corner Guest House was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay again!
stayed in town for the sox game and this was a very convenient alternative to Fenway hotels. Room and breakfast were basic, as promised, and appreciated the wifi was free and strong. will definitely stay here again.
We stayed here during a family vacation to Boston. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage daughters. We stayed in room 12 with 2 queen beds on the 3rd floor. Our stay was FANTASTIC!! Everyone was friendly and helpful. It felt homey when we returned and could relax in the living room. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were GREAT! They had snacks, cookies, tea and coffee all day and night. It is really close to the metro. There are great restaurants only a block walk away. We loved our stay and were sorry to leave. We would highly recommend this B&B. We would absolutely stay here again. There is no where else we would want to stay.
Just stayed at The Guest House for 3 nights while I was in Brookline for a job interview. Everything was great. James and Alice were very nice and the room worked well. I needed an umbrella and Alice was going to let me borrow her's so I could have one going to my interview. Would be nice to have one from the Guest House to borrow. I would definitely stay there again. Great location.
I only had to stay for one night to conduct some business within walking distance. It was perfect because I wasn't bringing a car and needed to walk to where I was going, everything worked out perfectly. The house was very quiet despite having quite a few other guests. I did pick a room with a shared bathroom, but it wasn't an issue at all even with showering in the morning. The host, James, was quite pleasant and chatted with me as he prepared breakfast. The house was very clean and reminded me of my grandmother's house, in a good way. Also, you can't beat the value for the area.
We were in town for TEDxBeaconStreet and stayed here in the Rose Room (8). The room met our expectations: It was cute, cozy, and reminded me of staying at Granny's house. (Yummy cookies and breakfast included!) The only drawbacks: We were right by the shared bathroom, kitchen, and dining room, so it got loud in the mornings when everyone came down for breakfast and got ready for the day. Regarding staff: Alice was wonderfully friendly and accommodating, but the other staff members we met weren't as nice, so service was hit-or-miss. The area itself was great: Just a couple of blocks from the T Green Line station (Coolidge Corner), very pedestrian friendly, lots of restaurants and a Trader Joe's nearby. It's a short 15-minute T ride to Boston center and a 25-minute bus ride to Harvard Square. If we returned to Boston and needed to stay in this area, we'd definitely consider the Coolidge Corner Guest House again, but try a different room next time.
This was my second stay at the Coolidge Corner Guest House. Have enjoyed both visits bery much.. Great value in an otherwise very expensive hotel city of Boston, location unbeatable. Coolidge Corner and Brookline are fantastic areas. Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast perfect and plentiful. Met several interesting people at the communal dining table...very nice. Only two things stopped it from being a perfect stay. The constant high noise of the fridge was annoying and lack of toilerties in the rooms. To be fair when i did ask shampoo and conditioner was provided immediately but no body lotion. Minor details but to be noted. Would stay there again for sure. Do not hesitate to book it if in the area. Its clise to downtown Boston too with several easy transport options.
We recently stayed at this bed & breakfast, it was a wonderful experience. One of the best things is the location. It might seem far from the city until you get a 7-day subway pass. The subway is just a 5 minute walk from the B&B which allows you to get downtown without any hassle and saves on expensive cabs. Another get benefit is the shopping and the great restaurants close to the B&B. We found some great restaurants close by that is in walking distance of the B&B and some great shops. No need to go downtown if you don't have to. The overall experience of the B&B was great. The rooms were good not great. They need some updating; however, it is an older style place bring you back to the 50's look. The service was great especially the morning breakfast. Fresh bagels for breakfast right from the bakery. Boston is expensive and this place exceeds the value. Really hard to beat the price, I would recommend this place to anyone. I found it was clean; however, I would have expected more. For those that do not like sharing a bathroom with other guests this is probably not for you, then you would have to book those rooms that have a private bathroom; however, it was easy and clean. Everyone respects your space and no one is hogging the bathroom. If you are every in Boston be sure to look this place up and stay.
We enjoyed a cozy room in a convenient location. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, & public transport into Boston. Lovely neighborhood and friendly, helpful staff. We would stay here again.
Great location : 1/2 hour from the center of Boston with the subway. Very quiet place . Very good breakfast with eggs, cakes, bagels, yoghurts and considerate people welcoming us.