Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Hidden Gem

4.8 on March 06, 2017

I've only stayed in a B&B once before, years ago, so I was a little apprehensive. This place is gorgeous! From what I've seen, all their rooms are very clean, well decorated, and spacious. I never got a chance to take advantage of their onsite dining. However, the B&B is within walking distance of some nice pubs. Clarendon Square is definitely a spot I will return, whenever I'm in town. Thank you for the hospitality.

Great little spot in Boston

4.6 on March 03, 2017

This place is fantastic. So nice and a great locatoon

We will definitely be back...

4.6 on February 24, 2017

I loved this inn located in a gorgeous brownstone in the South end. The rooftop hot tub is to die for. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hostesses we met were lovely. The continental breakfast was great and complete with delicious coffee drinks. I liked the location very much, great neighborhood in walking distance of Newbury St, Prudential Ctr, etc. Great place to stay, highly recommend!

Historic but cosy house in the heart of Boston

5 on February 01, 2017

Staying in Boston for a conference at Copley Square - so chic and unique, lovely breakfasts (I was up too early to enjoy) but challenging stairs if you have a heavy suitcase. I have stayed here previously five years ago and I shall stay here again On my next trip to Boston

Clarendon Square Inn

5 on January 30, 2017

Amazing stay, the place is beautiful and in an amazing location. Will be returning very soon to experience it even more.

We had a charming experience

5 on January 03, 2017

We had a wonderful time staying at the Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast. The property is beautiful and in a great historical location. The rooftop hot tub was a great way to relax after a long drive and the room was lovely. Thank you to the whole staff for a great few days.

Am I Dreaming?

4.8 on December 11, 2016

If you have ever spent much time in Boston, you know the brown stone. Classic, elegant, beautiful, romantic. I used to love to walk around neighborhoods of brownstones, trying to imagine what it might be like to live there. Well, at the Clarendon Square Inn, my dreams came true. Ok, a bit over the top perhaps, but this Inn was a slice out of that world. The neighborhood was perfect! Walkable to everything touristy, but in an authentic South End neighborhood with shops and cafes and amazing restaurants literally around the corner. The rooms were large, clean, unique and comfortable. While the bathroom wasn't large, it was luxurious. Plush towels and bathrobes, deliciously scented soaps, and a double shower head. The roof top hot tub was a huge plus. We almost didn't use it, as the weather was about 20 degrees, but it was pleasantly warm in the hot tub and the view of the skyline was incredible! A must. A simple, but fresh breakfast; quiche, hard boiled eggs, home-made oatmeal, coffee and espresso, cereals, danishes, you get the idea. The inn keeper was friendly and helpful, making the place feel a bit more like home. Loved it!

Gorgeous. Sumptuous. Romantic. Incredible.

5 on December 11, 2016

Our first stay at the Clarendon. Blown away by the whole experience. Truly stunning accommodation. Exceeded any expectation.

Hidden secret!

5 on December 08, 2016

The suite we stayed in was huge! Comfortable bed. Soaking tub was so nice. The only complaint I had was for such a great room the shower head was terrible.

Innkeeper Response
We are happy that you enjoyed our luxury suite and the soaking tub for two. Thank you for your comments, we are always looking for ways to improve. Please come back again and enjoy the shower with two shower heads - we have installed fabulous news for you !

Best of the best in Boston

5 on December 07, 2016

This was an amazing experience. Better then any hotel I have stayed .The innkeeper (Melissa) was helpful and pleasant and always made sure we had what we needed. I can't wait to go back . Location and neighborhood A+ .

Best Place to Stay in Boston!

5 on November 15, 2016

Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast made our stay in Boston a memorable one! It was the perfect location for business and pleasure. We could walk to great restaurants in this lovely neighborhood, relax at the Inn as well as enjoy the rooftop view and spa. You can't imagine the incredible view you get for sunset! Can't wait to stay again!

Wonderful experience in Boston

4.2 on November 14, 2016

This was our first time visiting Boston and we were so happy to be staying at The Clarendon Square. Such a wonderful location and a warm welcome.

Lovely B and B in the South End

5 on November 16, 2012

Clarendon Square is a lovely B and B located steps from the T and an easy walk to sights and dining. Roberto and Bobby were the staff that I met, and they were both warm, welcoming and full of great information about things to do and how to get there. My room was lovely, and the linens and towels were top quality. Breakfast every day was excellent, and hot tea and cookies in the afternoon was just the thing to tide me over until dinner after a long day walking around the city. The Inn even provided a local restaurant map with awesome suggestions! I will be back the next time I visit Boston.

Great Boston B&B

4.0 on January 12, 2012

Clarendon is well worth the stay

Now our #1 choice for Boston visit!

4.8 on October 15, 2011

Great stay at Clarendon Square in September. Walking distance or T to Fenway! Fabulous service and beautiful, clean and comfortable decor. Stephen and Bobby were great hosts and Lydo was most attentive. Stairs might be a challenge if you never use them, but aside from that, we can't see any reason to stay anywhere else!

Lovely, Lovely B&B!

4.6 on July 21, 2011

For my boyfriend's birthday, a year ago, I decided to take him to Boston (He had never been!). I know that seems like a long time to wait to write a review but honestly the memories this B&B left are still as fresh and delightful as ever! While planning the mini vacation, I was looking for a place to stay that wasn't "outdated and gaudy" (as most B&B's are...ugh!) but still had very, very tasteful, lovely decor...well I found it! This place is perfectly, meticulously decorated! The whole house was warm, welcoming and absolutely beautiful, especially our suite which was breathtaking! Our innkeeper - Liz - was the most helpful, kind person and made sure we knew exactly where to go out to eat, and what sites to see! The whole experience was an absolute joy and we would recommend this B&B to anyone headed to Boston! ~ Jessi

Would definately stay here again!!!!

5 on December 16, 2010

The Clarendon Square Inn is very quaint and beautifully decorated. The location is fantastic - on a nice, quiet side street, yet very close to everything! The breakfast was great, the staff very friendly and helpful! And of course our favorite was enjoying the roof top jacuzzi with an incredible view of the city!! A great value that was very reasonably priced.

Wonderful getaway

4.4 on September 07, 2010

My husband and I stayed here just after Christmas and loved every minute of our two-night stay. Lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance, the bed and linens were heavenly, and Stephen and especially Bobby were very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. We took full advantage of the rooftop hot tub even in the freezing weather; the view was amazing. We lucked out, too, with our fellow guests at breakfast and really enjoyed getting to know them.

Classy,Elegant With an Outstanding Rooftop Hot Tub!!

5 on July 28, 2010

My husband and I spent three nights at this outstanding Bed and Breakfast. Absolutely beautiful decor on all four floors! Clean, service was perfect, breakfast was great! The innkeeper and his staff are very friendly and helpful with making plans etc.....The BEST part is the coolest rooftop hot tub with breathtaking views of the Boston skyline!! We highly recommend this BandB if you like exceptional service and accomdations!!

Lovely B&B

4.0 on June 24, 2010

We have friends in Boston with a beautiful but choose Clarendon because of the charming and friendly ambiance. the location is perfect, walking distance to our favorite places to visit. The beds are wonderful and breakfast is perfect.

First Rate Accomodations

4.8 on April 24, 2010

Lovely restored home in South End of Boston. Great location- 5 minute walk to subway, nice safe neighborhood to walk and enjoy the beautiful homes. Service is the best. Beautiful contemporary decor.

Wow, what a hip, cool place!

5 on April 21, 2010

I've just returned from a stay at the Clarendon Square B&B. What an incredibly cool place. As you can see from the photos, it's got that urban-chic feel, and the photos don't lie! I went to Boston with my kids, nine and eleven. Although I would classify the Clarendon Square Inn as more of an adult-oriented place, they were wonderful with my kids. All the rooms (I got a peek at a number of them) were large enough to accommodate three people, with one extra person on the couch. We stayed in the Garden Room. We had a fabulous private courtyard outside our room, filled with bamboo. For those who don't stay there, however, fear not! The inn's back deck offers the chance to sit outside and enjoy breakfast or a cocktail. However, the best deck in the house is on the top floor with a hot tub ovelooking a fabulous view of Boston. What a great way to relax after a day of touring Boston. There is some lovely rod iron furniture up there too, so even if you're not into hot-tubbing, the roof deck is a great place to relax. Breakfast is a European-style continental, with plenty of wonderful fruit, yogurt, cheeses, meats, quiche and more to fill you up. This is a real urban treasure B&B. Trust me, you'll love it! Bobby and Stephen are wonderful

Great location and accommodations

5 on March 25, 2010

Very clean, impressive use of colors and decor in rooms. Downstairs deck is nice extra as is hot tub and deck on roof. Inviting area, pleasant staff.

Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast

4.4 on March 08, 2010

Friendly, clean and outstanding service. Staff provides suggestions for the day and meals based on your interests. Quiet and quaint with other guests that are friendly.

Fabulous bed and breakfast in the South End

4.2 on February 25, 2010

We had a wonderful weekend at the Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast. The service was friendly, the room was immaculate and we cannot wait to go back.


5 on January 18, 2010

The hosts are great, the breakfast is perfect, the furnishings are stylish while still being warm and inviting. The location is excellent. I can not imagine wanting to stay anywhere else when visiting Boston. In fact, if I was visiting any destination on the eastern seaboard I would consider staying here and shuttling back and forth. Perhaps an exaggeration, but my wife an I could not have had a better time. We hope to come back often.

Luxurious Getaway in the Center of It All!

4.4 on January 12, 2010

The Clarendon Square truly exceeded my expectations. We visited to celebrate a birthday, and wanted something different than the usual large hotels. The house is magnificent, with beautiful decor and plenty of amenities. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed. Of course, the rooftop hot-tub is the crown jewel of the property. The view is breathtaking -- completely un-obstructed views of the Boston skyline, with great privacy. Relaxing in the warm hot tub on a blustery Boston night, with these perfect views was the absolute highlight of the stay. Stephen made us feel welcome and assured our comfort. We will certainly return!

Clarendon Square Inn: Pampered and Private with Impeccable Attention to Detail

5 on January 11, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Clarendon Square Inn on January 7, 2010. I was searching for a stylish venue in a quiet location and Clarendon Square was the perfect fit. We drove to the location with no problem using the directions from the website and were able to make use of the parking owned by the inn for a nominal fee. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by gracious host/owner Stephen. We stayed in a room on the top floor which was private and had a lovely view of the brownstone lined residential neighborhood. It made us feel like we were living in Boston. The furnishings were outstanding and my eyes were drawn from one texture to the next. Stephen was available to offer tips on entertainment, eateries and general questions about the inn. It is clear he has a wealth of experience that has made Clarendon Square a perfect location for anyone in need of respite. Despite temperatures in the upper teens and low twenties, we made use of the roof top hot tub late at night and were thankful for the beverages stocked in the pantry. The views of the skyscrapers and twinkling stars from the roof were amazing. In the morning, we had an enjoyable breakfast with several choices and nice conversation with Stephen and other staffer, Bobby. We look forward to returning soon. We can't say enough about this wonderful experience and will recommend Clarendon Square to all family and friends who find themselves in Boston.

Outstanding Accomodations

5 on January 04, 2010

From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with warmth and friendliness. Rooms are tastefully decorated, extremely clean, and the staff is ready and willing to provide assistance with directions to attractions and recommendations for dining. We plan on returning to Boston and will definitely stay at this outstanding boutique inn.

Beautiful modern B&B

4.4 on December 18, 2009

Very snazzily furnished B&B with wonderful service and good breakfast in a very nice area of Boston

What a spa!

3.8 on November 29, 2009

The staff is very nice and wonderfull, the rooms are great, quiet and soundproof (alley side). The breakfasts, continental style with croissant, muffins, a different cake every day, juices and yogurt, different types of coffees, etc., was excellent. Most of all, the BnB is very-well situated, less than 10 minute walk to downtown. On top of it all, the SPA is great, with a 360-degree view of the city. Would have appreciated more bath-gel though...

Like being invited home as a very special guest

4.8 on November 27, 2009

The best B&B experience ever. Quiet, relaxing with beautiful rooms and a staff that was friendly and helpful around the clock. Walking distance to major attractions in Boston.

The best there is!

5 on November 11, 2009

This is the best B&B I've ever stayed in. The hosts are terrific, the Inn is in perfect sahpe, the rooms outstanding and the breakfast is wonderful. This is a "Four Seasons" on steroids! In addition, there are always interesting people staying at the B&B.

My best experience... ever!

4.8 on October 29, 2009

The owner and staff were really friendly. Some hotels cost as much or more and really don't have the personal touches and luxury of this fine B&B. I prefer B&Bs because I see more value in staying in a place with fewer guests and a place where you can interact with the proprietors and guests. I find hotels are a bit off-putting socially. And this B&B's staff served as personal concierges with hints and tips about places to see and dine for a newcomer. The owner and staff were really accommodating to my needs; I had several packages being delivered and they were most kind with making sure that they made it to my room while I was out enjoying the city. I can't really say enough about this place so here are some likes: Location - walking distance to lots of dining, close to the T stops and we walked from the B&B all over the city. But it was on a nice quiet street, simply perfect. Perks - our upgraded room had two sinks in the bathroom, roomy shower and a huge tub. It also had chairs, a couch, a desk, ipod connected stereo, wine and beer fridges (stocked and at reasonable prices), huge closets and a comfy bed. There was a hot tub on the roof (great view) although we didn't take advantage of that. - DVD library. The second floor lounge area also had a DVD library to select a favorite title and watch it on a flat screen LCD in your room. Nice touch. Breakfast.. Although there was not hot offering, the breakfast was substantial with more than enough fruit, cereal, breads, cheeses and more to choose from. They even had some soy milk available. Guests. All of the guests we met were very personable and made for a nice start to each morning.

the perfect Boston weekend getaway

4.8 on October 15, 2009

Our stay at the Clarendon Inn was perfect. The inn was quiet and had a very peaceful atmosphere. the location was perfect, close to great shopping and restaurants. The proprietors were welcoming and very helpful with places to see and eat.

An unexpected find in Boston

4.2 on October 11, 2009

This B&B really surprised us. The house is very stylish throughout, with every effort made to ensure maximum comfort for our stay. The staff are very helpful and provide advice regarding Boston and how best to take advantage of all that Boston has to offer. There are many very good restaurants that are reasonably priced within walking distance. We found the staff very facilitating to us in our coming and going.

Great stay...

5 on October 09, 2009

Great location, charming building, great roof deck, and great staff.

Stylish and worth the money

4.2 on October 05, 2009

It is not cheap for a B&B but attention to detail and helpfulness was top notch. Great location within easy walking distance of the copley Square area and museums. And so many good and good value eateries within 10 minutes, which the owners will happily advis eon and book for you.The real star is perhaps the building itself, beatifully retored and looked after. Our room (No. 4) was quiet, large and nicely planned with a good size bathroom en suite. Only downside was it sits on the 4th floor and there are lots of stairs! But they will lug baggage up and down for you very happily so that isn't really a problem.

Charming Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Boston

2.6 on October 01, 2009

Clarendon Square Inn is a very pretty Bed and Breakfast in downtown Boston. Rooms are nice with comfortable beds and state of the art equipment. We were welcomed warmly and everything was taken care off, however, we did miss the personal touch to things, this little extra flavor that makes a bed and breakfast a special place. Overall, a very nice place to stay but with an air of anonymity.

Classy Clarendon

4.0 on September 16, 2009

What a great place to stay - we loved everything: the rooms are divine, the design is wonderfully eclectic, the team very helpful (thanks for the great restaurant recommendations), the location is perfect and we felt both suitably relaxed and pampered at the same time! Our favourite treat was being able to sit on the roof deck at night and enjoy Boston under the stars. We have already recommended this as a great place to stay and if we are ever back in Boston, this will be our first choice everytime

Coming home to the South End

4.0 on September 15, 2009

This is a beautifully designed inn, well-located in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Karen Cigala, the manager, is personable and always helpful. I saw most of the rooms and loved them all! My husband and I sold our condo in the neighborhood and felt that we were back at home again at the Clarendon Square Inn.

Great place for romance!

4.6 on August 31, 2009

A beautiful place, well appointed, everything you need! Would recommend it to anyone looking for luxury at reasonable prices.

A hidden gem in Boston

4.2 on July 08, 2009

The building is absolutely beautiful, inside and out, and located on the most lovely street. From the moment we arrived, Karen treated us as valuable guests and provided many helpful tips for getting around Boston. Our room was stunning and had the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, as well as a large comfy couch and a back patio. The location is within walking distance of many restaurants, as well as Copley Square. I've only stayed in one other B&B (in California) where, as at Clarendon Square Inn, I just couldn't bear to leave at the end of my vacation.

Elegant and relaxed

3.8 on June 24, 2009

Great find, wonderful B&B, very chilled out, beautiful decor. It really is a haven of tranquility just off the beaten track, would thoroughly reccommend it if you prefer a more unique hotel type experience.

I love Boston!

4.6 on March 19, 2009

We moved into the suite at Claredon Square and we never wanted to leave. Staying at this wonderful B&B gave so much value added to our business/vacation trip to Boston that our total visit moved into the realm of "best trip ever"! The manager, Karen, was delightful and helpful and totally professional at all times. Breakfast times were very flexible due to the "continental breakfast" style provided. This suited our needs perfectly and we cannot wait to go back. We would recommend this B&B to anyone - and in fact we already have!


5 on February 25, 2009

Quite simply one of the most beautiful and memorable places I have ever been, decorated with the most exquisite taste. An experience we hope to repeat!

A Little Gem in the South End

4.4 on November 16, 2008

I've stayed here for five or six years for an annual event in Boston and will be back next year. Great South End location in an elegant late 19th century townhouse. Great restaurants in the neighborhood; easy walk to Copley Square. Rooms are elegantly appointed and contantly updated. Welcoming, but not intrusive, owner and staff.

A special Place

4.8 on November 16, 2008

e absolutely adore Clarendon Square and it has become our favorite place to stay when we come to Boston. Not only does one feel like one is in ones own house but it also has excellent service that is very personal. The rooms are gorgeous, comfortable and cosy with every little detail carefully thought through. Finally there is the area South End with charming little cafes and restaurants and of course a bakery for dogs which we stop at every time!

Great Experience!

4.8 on November 15, 2008

My wife and I were looking for a week long experience within the city of Boston. This B & B is located on a quiet side street in a elegant 6 story brownstone just blocks from transportation and great restaurants. Our host, Stephen and his staff were vary gracious in providing information, making reservations, and assiting our every need. We would recommend this location and owner to anyone! We had an outstanding week to remember!

What a gem

4.8 on November 05, 2007

I stayed in this Inn about 2 years ago and it was a delightful experience. The furnishings are amazing overall and the hosts are so helpful. I can highly recommend this to Boston visitors.

Great place!

5 on July 25, 2007

This is a beautiful BnB! The hosts and hostess are wonderful. This was our third BnB visit in Boston and this by far was the best. I do not think that there is a thing that they could do better! We will be back.

Clarendon Square put comfort -- and Boston -- at my fingertips

5 on May 04, 2007

The beautifully renovated 1870s brownstone was immaculate and decorated with a great modern flavor. The service was helpful and friendly. The inn's location was also superb. Situated on a quiet side street, the inn was close to great Back Bay area dining and shopping. The metro station stop was close walk away to take me to the North End, Cambridge, or the start of the Freedom Trail. I had a wonderful experience.


5 on April 17, 2007

We stayed at the Clarendon Inn for the first time in March 2007. It is a perfect location if you like to walk Boston back bay as we do. Host make dinner reservations for us and checked later to see if we enjoyed that particular restaurant. We have stayed in several B+B's and would highly recommend this one.

Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $135 - $495
  • Reviews (53) 4.6
  • Rooms 3
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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