Bowers House

9 Bowers Avenue , Somerville, MA 02144 USA (Show map)


Bowers House is a contemporary style, newly renovated, bed and breakfast. We offer free parking, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with cable, rooms with queen or king size bed, and other amenities. A couple minute walk to the Davis Square subway station, Bowers House is two stops from Harvard Square, four stops from MIT, and a short commute to downtown Boston. We are also within walking distance to Tufts University. Bowers House, located in the center of vibrant Davis Square in Somerville, is home to popular cafés, restaurants, music clubs, boutiques and theatres. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Bowers House is your ideal home away from home.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Our favorite place to stay in Boston area

5 on April 03, 2016

We have stayed at the Bowers House about half dozen times and we have never been disappointed. It is conveniently located at Davis Square, just a couple of blocks from the Red Line. The owners are attentive to all of the details of a well-run B&B. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, and reasonably priced. The breakfasts are very good and there are always cookies available in the afternoons and evenings. The owners are extremely helpful and they have clearly thought about what makes a great B&B. For example, they have an umbrella stand at the door with umbrellas that you are welcome to use, in case you left home without yours. I really can't say enough good things about this B&B.

Feels like home

4.6 on June 09, 2014

I travel to Somerville for business, and have had the pleasure of staying with Christina and Steven a couple of times. Not only is Bowers House conveniently located, cozy, and well kept. Christina and Steven are delightful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel right at home and part of their extended family. The rooms are simple, but have everything one needs, and the continental breakfasts in the shared kitchen are a wonderful chance to trade stories with Christina and Steven and their other guests.

Great Location!!!

4.2 on July 20, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in July. Wonderful location, close to shops, restaurants, subway. Room was very clean, King bed sooo comfy, private bath. Christina is a great hostess!!! Only thing missing was a kettle for making tea and oatmeal.

All round excellent B&B, host outstanding

4.8 on November 22, 2011

I stayed for three nights in Bowers House, having dithered a bit between it and another B&B in roughly the same area, but the reviews for Bowers House sold me. I'm very, very glad of the decision! The room was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean, the location was very convenient and yet quiet, but above all, Christina went out of her way to be helpful. I have special dietary needs and she provided everything I had asked for perfectly. And she was lovely, and fun to talk to as well! The other guest there was a repeat customer, and I would be very frequently if I didn't live on another continent! Highly recommended.

Amazing stay!

5 on July 06, 2011

I would recommend staying at this place to anyone, and everyone! Christina was SO friendly and nice - she even gave us a hug goodbye whenever we checked out! The bed and bathroom were very clean, and stocked with fresh towels and sheets. The house is a 2 minute walk to the "T" subway station - making it a 15 minute straight ride to Park Street, the Boston Commons, the Freedom Trail, and pretty much any other major attraction you could want. We stayed here over the 4th of July, a very crowded time for Boston, but the house was/street was extremely quite - in a safe part of town, and just lovely. Tons of resturants/coffee shops/ice cream places/store within walking distance. If you want a place to stay in Boston - you've found it. There can't be anything better.

Mother's Day Visit

4.6 on May 16, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay. It is very convenient, about a 2 minute walk to Davis Square. It is exceptionally clean and the innkeepers are friendly and available. Will definitely stay there again!

Awesome Bed and Breakfast...Great Location, Reasonably Priced!

5 on May 09, 2011

Christina and Steven are wonderful hosts with a great location! Just a block from Davis Square, which has lots of shops, restaurants, and a small movie theater. Easy 4-block walk to the T, and Harvard University (in Cambridge) is just 2 stops away. We purchased the 7 day T pass for $15 and used it to get all over Boston. Easy to get to a Red Sox game via the T. Very quiet and peaceful at this B&B! Breakfast of cereal, croissants, fruit, yogurt, etc. was fresh, most of it available in the guest kitchen anytime. Bakery cookies and bottled water for later in the day very nice. We had the queen room which had a good-sized closet, nice private bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, and wireless internet access for our laptop...Christina offered her computer to use if we hadn’t had one though, and was VERY HELPFUL and knowledgeable of the area in general...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Boston marathon

4.8 on May 01, 2011

This B&B was an incredible find for me & my husband on a limited budget. Most of the hotels in the area were way overpriced due to the Boston Marathon. Christina was so helpful, hospitable. The room was clean, nice and relaxing. The breakfast every morning was great. We will definitely be staying here again when we come to Boston.

Excellent B&B

4.4 on March 03, 2011

It would be difficult to overstate my satisfaction with Bowers House. It's in the heart of Davis Square, a few minutes walk from the T and all of the wonderful restaurants and shops that make Davis Square a great place. The house is beautifully renovated and immaculate. The kitchen is always open and well stocked. The rates are very reasonable considering the area, making it an excellent value. But the best part of it may be the friendliness and graciousness of the owner/hostess, Christina Li, who is by far the warmest and most welcoming host/hostess I've ever done business with. I attend a film festival every February in Davis Square, and my friend and I were so happy with Bowers House that we booked next year's stay before we left. Highly recommended.

We were pleasantly surprised and delighted!

5 on January 16, 2011

We found the Bowers House to be extremely convenient for attending an evening concert at the Sommerville Theater. Our room was very clean and well equipped and our host, Christina, was extremely helpful securing parking after a major snowfall, assisting us with getting to and from museums and restaurants and providing access to the well stocked kitchen and internet. Christina was delightful to talk to and we felt very at home there.

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Location Type

4 subway stops from MIT, 6 subway stops from Boston Common, 2 subway stops from Harvard, Steps to Davis Square subway station, Walk to Tufts


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

By T (subway): Get off at the Davis Square stop on the red-line. Go to the Holland St exit. Turn right towards Elm St. as you exit the station. Walk up Elm St. approx. 3 blocks, turn right onto Bowers Ave (first house on the left).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Ocean, Museum of Science, Tufts, MIT and Harvard University, Performing Theater, River, University

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Private entrance , iPod/iPhone Docking Station, Iron/Ironing Board

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay may be required for long holiday weekends and special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card information is required for reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before arrival date to receive a refund of your deposit. A cancellation fee of $25 will be applied. For cancellations within 14 days of arrival, the guest is responsible for 50% of the reservation total, unless the room can be re-booked. For cancellations within 48 hours, guests are responsible for the full booking amount. There will be no refunds for shortened stays and no show.
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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 or flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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