Clarendon Square Bed & Breakfast

198 W. Brookline Street , Boston, MA 02118 USA (Show map)


A Boston Bed and Breakfast in the South End. Stylish, comfortable and quaint. Centrally located, in a historic district of 19th century townhouses and amongst the sites of downtown Boston. Theaters, shops, and tourist sites are just steps from our door. The Clarendon Square B&B is perfect for a casual visit, or a structured business trip; we are right where you want to be. At the Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast you will experience accommodations with modern touches and an interior décor focused on style and sophistication. A B&B offering the amenities of a luxury hotel in Boston along with the personal service of an intimate Inn. Let us help you find the perfect dining spot, plan a night out, or prepare for a special occasion. Relax in our spacious suites or our spectacular roof top hot tub, open year round and promising memorable views of the Boston skyline. The Clarendon Square bed & breakfast is designed for those who appreciate luxury and is welcoming to all.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Our Deluxe Queen guest rooms are spacious with a sitting area and one queen bed. Each is custom decorated with designer fabrics, rich colors, original art, and either an ornamental marble fireplace or a private bamboo garden. Ensuite, a private limestone and tile bath. Stairs are required. Click "enlarge" for list of amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Interior Queen

Our Interior Queen guest room is decorated in the Hollywood Regency style and is like an interior cabin on a cruise ship. Romantic lighting, designer fabrics and crystal chandeliers all complement the experience. Although smaller than our Deluxe Queen guest rooms and without a window, this option includes all of our luxurious amenities at a lower price. Click "enlarge" to see more photos.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Luxury Suite

Experience the complete luxury of Clarendon Square on a private floor in an apartment sized suite. Look out to the city from a queen bed alcove. Relax in a full living area with sofa, marble fireplace, large flat screen TV, desk and lounge chairs. Dress in the 12' mahogany barrel vaulted dressing room. Bath in the spacious limestone bath with double sinks, soaking tub for two and 8' walk in shower with duel heads and mirror. Stairs are required. Click "enlarge" to see more photos and amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

T Stop: Back Bay Station, Copley Square, Hynes Convention Center, Back Bay / South End, Downtown


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Live Theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Luxury 100% Cotton sheets, Aveda Bath Products, Roof-Deck Hot Tub, Down Pillows

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Theater, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 1 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited with well behaved parents!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During high season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A $45 reservation fee is collected at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: A non-refundable reservation fee of $45 is applied to your credit card for each room reserved. A 14 day notice of cancellation is required or you will be charged 50% of the reservation total - minimum charge one night. A 48 hour, 10 AM EST, notice of cancellation is required or you will be charged 100% of the reservation total. All cancellations must be made in writing via email to Clarendon Square. Your reservation is not cancelled until you receive a cancellation number from our staff. Travel insurance is often worth its small cost. Please purchase insurance if you have reason to be concerned about canceling your trip.



Stephen Gross & Bobby Ciletti

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We both love to travel, both overseas and domestically. We have a passion for modern design and like to stay in unique properties. We have a very high standard for accommodation both at home and when we travel. So you will benefit as a guest at Clarendon Square.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Custom House Tea
We have David's Tea Company custom blend an afternoon tea for us.