The Gilded Lily

4 Claremont Park , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Cute b&B

4.2 on September 14, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gilded Lily. The location was perfect as it was a short walk to the T station and the room was lovely! The only thing that could be improved upon was the breakfast. What was provided was good but the variety could have been better. Otherwise, its a great hotel!

The Gilded Lily

5 on June 18, 2017

I recently spent two nights here and was completely impressed with the loveliness of the buidling's architecture and outstanding quality of the room, private bathroom and kitchen facility available to me. The room was very comfortably and tastefully furnished with a cosy seating area, table and chairs and luxurious bed! The bathroom was modern with all amenities including shower gel, shampoo, thick towels and excellent lighting. A kitchen fully stocked with a variety of breakfast items (juice, bagels, croissants, yogurt and cereal) along with a range, coffee maker and microwave was outside my door. The location is excellent as only two blocks from the Massachusetts Ave. T stop. There were a variety of restaurants in the neighborhood and I felt completely safe as a single female walking around the neighborhood.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Please visit us again soon. James

- James (innkeeper)

Gilded gem

4.8 on May 30, 2017

Thank you James for your warm welcome and enthusiasm for your beautiful city. Thanks also for the time you took to explain the layout of the city and answer our questions. Our accommodation was both tasteful and elegant , located in a beautiful street. Location was fantastic , easy pretty walk to Backbay station. Loved to homemade muesli treats in the fridge....yum! Big thanks from Lorrene & Geoff

Gilded Lily

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 !

Love the Gilded Lily

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.

Perfect room

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.

Anniversary Getaway

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.

Outstanding Place to Stay

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for you thoughtful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Boston. We hope to see you again! James

- James (innkeeper)

Wonderful location

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for coming and staying with us again! It was a pleasure hosting you and are grateful for your review. James

- James (innkeeper)

Phenomenal Stay at The Gilded Lily

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the opportunity of hosting you and for your reviw. We hope you come back for a longer visit. James

- James (innkeeper)

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Location Type

Colleges and Universities, Medical Centers, Museums, Train Station, Subway, Sports Centers, Airport, City, Downtown


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 6 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, DVD Player and Some CD's, Iron

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking is permitted anywhere on the Premises
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on typical weekends with a 3 to 4 nights for special weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Check or credit card deposit for the full amount is required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: We will need 21 days advance notice for refunds, less $35 as our processing fee. Within 21 days prior to occupancy, guests are responsible for the full amount of the reservation unless we are able to re-book the reservation. Early departures are considered cancellations of nights reserved. Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing via email or regular mail to The Gilded Lily.
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James Cullion

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About the innkeepers

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

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  • Time Served: Self Serve @ Your Convenience
  • Serving Location: Guest room

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