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. We are centrally located in a historic district of 19th century townhouses and stylish restaurants in 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 design and an interior décor focused on style and sophistication. A B&B offering the amenities of a luxury hotel 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. Historic by design, our building does not have an elevator and stairs are required to reach all guest rooms. We are more than happy to assist with luggage for your comfort. We hope you will join us for your Boston visit.



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

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+ .

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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

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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:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • 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 deposit of one night is collected at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: A deposit of one night is collected at time of booking including a $45 non-refundable reservation fee for each room reserved. Please see our website, or policies at time of booking, for details on cancellation fees and cut-off dates. 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.
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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.


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