The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston's Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many chic restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston's Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to Newbury Street and the Copley Place Mall and an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities; Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, and MIT.
4.6 on April 10, 2017
Recently stayed at this awesome B&B. Unbelievably clean & well maintained . Almost didn't want to write a review to try & keep this a hidden secret but it wouldn't be fair. James was kind & took the time to share his knowledge about Boston with us. Will most certainly plan on returning !
5 on November 14, 2016
This was our third stay at The Gilded Lily. Perfect location with plenty of dining options within walking distance. When we told James (the owner/manager) our plans for one day, he suggested an alternative that we were so thankful for! Having a kitchen with juice/coffee available all day is a must.
4.6 on October 29, 2016
Excellent quiet room, with also a beautyfull bathroom, in a wonderfull furnished house . Short distance to the next tram station. very kind owner. We also had a very tasty breakfast in a shared kitchen. Absolute ideal to discover boston.
3.6 on October 12, 2016
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.
5 on September 27, 2016
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.
5 on September 02, 2016
We have stayed at the Gilded Lily twice now as our daughter goes to Northeastern. Love the local, non-chain dining options nearby. If you walk down to the end of the street there is a lovely connector trail that is allows for a beautiful walk through the city. James is a wonderful host, friendly and helpful. We personally love having a stocked kitchen vs a sit down breakfast, as it allows for more flexibility.
5 on June 14, 2016
While my boyfriend and I were only able to stay for one night, our time at The Gilded Lily was nevertheless wonderful. We stayed in Parlor room 2, and upon our arrival it was cozy, clean, cool, and beautiful. We couldn't have been happier. James was incredibly helpful, and shared his expertise of Boston with me, making my maneuvering around the city significantly easier. We hope to be planning another trip to Boston in the near future and will definitely be staying at The Gilded Lily again!
4.8 on September 12, 2015
This was a great place to stay. The room was modern and extremely clean. The location is terrific! Beautiful park right down the street and we could walk everywhere we needed to go. Fenway park was an easy walk. The owner was very friendly and helped us with our bags. He had great suggestions for things to see like the library which is a gorgeous building. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay.
4.4 on September 10, 2015
James is a gracious host, knowledgeable about the city and happy to share. The beautiful room, comfortable bed, clean & modern bathroom, and a quiet, convenient neighborhood made our stay exceptional. We would definitely visit again!
4.8 on January 09, 2015
This place is just about perfect if you like cleanliness, location to go in town, quiet, comfort, appreciate a 125+ years old restoration, and helpfulness of the innkeeper. We found the nearby restaurants to be quality and moderately priced. My group of friends all were delighted to be staying here and would definitely go back!
Colleges and Universities, Medical Centers, Museums, Train Station, Subway, Sports Centers, Airport, City, Downtown
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 6 miles
We are 2 blocks from the Mass. Ave Orange Line Subway & Bus Stop, 3 blocks from the Green Line Symphony Hall Subway Stop and a 10 minute walk through the beautiful Southwest Corridor Park to the Back Bay Amtrak and Commuter Line Station. Logan Airport is a 15 minute taxi ride with a fare of about $22 without tip. If you are traveling light and have the time you can always take the subway. If you are traveling by car, we are blocks from the Mass Pike Prudential Center Exit and just 5 minutes from Route 93.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
, DVD Player and Some CD's, Iron
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
James is an architect and has his own small practice that primarily does residential and small institutional work. You can see his work by going to .jamescullionarchitects