Rutland Square House

56 Rutland Square , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)


Rutland Square House is conveniently located near the Back Bay Train Station, buses and subways. We are ideally located for touring on foot. Our rooms are clean, pleasantly decorated and fully furnished, with either twin or queen-size beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and have Cable TV. Free local telephone and wireless internet services are available. A warm kitchen welcomes you to an early or late choose! Come down when you please for a family-style meal. Rutland Square House has an elegant yet relaxed ambience not found in large, expensive corporate hotels. Many of our guests return year after year, worldwide. Our rates are reasonable and competitive. Payment by cash or traveler's check upon arrival. Stay for one night or the weekend. Weekly and monthly rates are the best in Boston. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, we can accommodate your needs.

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Innkeepers: Peter Gillis



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Friendly and beautiful house

4.2 on June 30, 2016

We enjoyed staying at Rutland Square House for six nights. Peter Gillis made us feel welcome, it was very much his home we visited. It is a fantastic house he has created with all its original features of Boston as it once must have been.The neigbourhood is friendly and so much is within walking distance. It is a good and unforgetable place to have visited.

A quiet, quaint treasure

5 on July 18, 2015

Had such a lovely time staying in this home full of history and treasures. Silence, privacy and charm are very important to me...and Rutland Square House had ample amount of all three--plus a kind, gracious host. Thank you for a wonderful first stay in Boston, Peter! Jen & I so enjoyed our stay!

perfect location, very relaxing

4.2 on October 12, 2010

After being hermetically sealed in a "world class" hotel for the preceding 5 days, my stay at Rutland house was very pleasant. I felt as though I was visiting someone's house rather than being a random traveler. Peter was totally helpful in guiding me toward local sites. The house has a quirky charm. The kitchen was well-stocked with breakfast foods and fruit. If you need matching doilies and faux Victoriana for your B&B experience, this may not be the place for you. If you are looking for a relaxed location from which to explore Boston, you should be very satisfied.

Make Yourself At Home at Rutland Square House

4.4 on January 30, 2010

Back in September of 2009, I spent a great week in Boston. I stayed at Rutland Square House and I would stay there again. It's beautiful outside and in. My clean, comfortable room was surprisingly big + well furnished. There was ample room for all my stuff. At the end of a long day bouncing all over "Beantown", it was a perfect base to relax. Rutland Square House is much nicer than a chain hotel and reasonably priced. Peter, the owner was pleasant and helpful. He gave great advice on essential stops and nearby restaurants, as well as a complementary map. Upon my arrival, he even helped me find free, legal on-street parking. The once or twice it had to be moved, Peter took care of that. I am not an early bird, more a night owl, but that was fine, I was able to come and go as I pleased at any time without disturbing anyone. The place, though not huge was large enough that even when it was fairly busy, you hardly knew anyone else was there. Having Free Wireless Internet made it easy for me to continue planning my trip as I went along, with my laptop after I arrived. The other guests from all over the country as well as other continents, whom I ran into, usually at breakfast, also enjoyed their stays. The kitchen was well stocked for breakfast with cold & hot cereals, fruit, and bread for toast, yogurt, etc. The location is also an asset. The mostly residential neighborhood is charming and has several bars and restaurants with a range of foods and prices. You have French Bistro, Thai, Sports Bars, Italian, and more. You're only a short walk from "The T" (Subways). Prudential Center stop is just blocks away. Speaking Prudential Center, listen to Peter about the view, from up there you get a spectacular view of Boston by day or night! Another nice thing is that if you are driving as I did, you are only a few miles from the "Massachusetts Turnpike or "Mass Pike". Hope this helps anyone planning a unique and affordable trip to Boston.

Good location, poor tone

1.4 on November 19, 2008

Some quaint features to this conveniently located brownstone including rickety door handles and locks, cracked basins, waterless composting toilets, non-suite bathrooms and gloomy interior lighting.

Beautiful property!

4.4 on August 08, 2008

Beautiful property! Quiet, and in the lovely South End neighborhood. Breakfast is self-serve, so if you prefer B&Bs with home-cooked meals, this may not be for you. Otherwise, I have no complaints, and really enjoyed my experience.


4.8 on July 08, 2008


un B&B très sympa

4.0 on May 19, 2008

Accueil décontracté, chambre vaste, maison décorée brocante et art contemporain... Peter se met en quatre pour vous faire aimer Boston! Le métro est proche, les restaurants branchés aussi, et le calme est assuré. Petit-déjeuner en libre-service. Une bonne adresse pour ceux qui aiment se sentir chez eux...

Rutland Square House B&B

3.6 on May 13, 2008

My stay was very nice, great welcome and useful information given by Peter. The neighborhood very quiet and peacefull, beautiful zone and near to the centre. Good room and service.

Wonderful stay at the Rutland Square House.

4.2 on March 10, 2008

My husband and I had never been to Boston and found the Rutland House Bed and Breakfast online. We loved it! Our plane arrived in Boston at 5:30 am and checked in at B&B at 6:30am. Not many places let you check in that early. The house is huge and gorgeous! It was warm and cozy. It is located not too far away from the T station which takes you anywhere you want to go in Boston. The bed was comfy. The breakfast consisted of cereal, english muffins, coffee and juice. We brought oatmeal packets and made our own instant oatmeal from the kettle. The owner was really nice and kept to himself, so we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The rooms are cute and artsy. We would definitely come back and stay here again!

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Rutland Square House is centrally located in downtown Boston. We are located at 56 Rutland Square which is at the corner of Columbus Avenue in the South End.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Newbury Street (shopping), Hynes Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Square (Boston Public Library), Public Gardens/Boston Common, Freedom Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Telephone , High Speed Internet Connection in room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Fenway Park, Fleet Center, Boston Harbor Tours, Whale Watchong, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: anytime
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None, payment by cash or traveler checks upon arrival except for Marathon. For Marathon one night deposit is required in advance.
  • Cancellations: Guests may cancel at any time except for Marathon. For Marathon $20 charge for cancellation more than one month prior to race. No refund for cancellations one month before race.



Peter Gillis

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Resident Pets

Cats , None

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: anytime in the morning
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area