The Samuel Sewall Inn

143 Saint Paul Street , Brookline, 02446 USA (Show map)


Built in 1886, as a private residence, The Samuel Sewall Inn, recently renovated, boasts beautiful Victorian accommodations, in a restored Queen-Anne home, with luxurious amenities, friendly service, and modern conveniences. Located just one block away from public transportation, the Inn is convenient for business and leisure travel. Your stay in Brookline offers restaurants, shopping, and all the conveniences of city just minutes outside the city. When traveling to Boston, the Samuel Sewall Inn serves as an oasis from the hustle of downtown Boston. Located two miles from the heart of the city and one block from public transportation, guests are able to remain close to the cultural and business centers of Boston yet return to the tranquility of a bed and breakfast. The Samuel Sewall Inn, known for its warm, comfortable ambiance and spacious guest rooms with private bathrooms, offers guests a relaxing respite outside of Boston's city center. Polished, friendly service combined with luxurious amenities ensures guests an optimal stay. The Samuel Sewall Inn boasts wood-burning fireplaces, Italian linens, Turkish towels, our signature bathrobes, expanded cable televisions and workspaces with wireless internet for the business traveler. Our full breakfast served daily with homemade granola and baked goods, fresh fruit salad, as well as daily changing hot entrée completes your experience at the Samuel Sewall Inn.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Nice Place To Stay and Close to Fenway Park

4.8 on August 20, 2011

Reviewed August 18, 2011 My wife and I just completed our brief stay at The Samuel Sewall Inn. This was our first stay here and I am delighted to say without hesitation that we will return. We wanted to stay within walking distance of Fenway Park along with having safe and secure parking for a reasonable cost. The Sewall provided both plus a lovely, clean, quiet, comfortable and friendly place to stay. I would highly recommend, Now if the nice people at Sewall Inn could of helped the Red Sox win, well that might be asking a bit much.

30th wedding anniversary

4.6 on August 06, 2011

It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we visited Boston for the week. The staff was outstanding and helpful our entire time there. I am sorry I do not remember the names of the inn keepers on hand our first night July 31st. They went over and above to insure our stay was an excellent one. The room was comfortable, with a king size bed. The bathroom was small but very clean and well stocked at all times. The location was in what I would describe as a quiet neighborhood, with easy access to the subway or taxi service. The food was good and filling for the two of us. We will keep this location in mind for any future stays in the Boston area.

Wonderful Inn

5 on August 20, 2010

We only stayed one night but were very impressed with the cleanliness, convenience, and ambience of this historic inn. Wonderful period details - loved the wood floors, stained glass windows, antique furniture. Didn't stay for the full breakfast but the continental buffet was all that we needed. Would definitely stay again!

We Love the Samuel Sewall Inn

4.8 on May 27, 2010

We still have family and friends in Boston, so everytime we come to visit from California we stay here. The prices are very reasonable, the rooms are both comfortable and homey, and everyone is very helpful and pleasant.

Great Stay

4.8 on May 25, 2010

Staff was great, food very good, room very nice and a perfect location for my visit. Will stay again

A visit to Yankee Grandma

3.8 on May 13, 2010

The Samuel Sewall Inn is a feast for ther eyes for those who enjoy history, an antiquie atmosphere, and remember the yesteryear warmth of Yankee Grandma's traditional parlor. Everything is well maintained and without any taint of tasteless glitz. I was pleasantly surprised to find my bathroom floor heated and appreciated the hairdryer, Q-tips and cotton balls among other things. The Inn is located on the corner of St. Paul Ave. which is a somewhat busy street for very light sleepers, but there are side-street quiet rooms available on the Sewall St. side. By experience, I can tell you that it was a quiet as my home in the country. I felt that I had discovered a well kept secret with this Inn, and will especially send my non-American visitors there when they visit Boston. I look forward to my next stay.

Accommodating & Compassionate Management

4.0 on January 07, 2010

Although we did not have the good fortune of being able to stay at the Samuel Sewall or the Bertram Inn for our scheduled vacation this past holiday season, I wanted to write this review, and also thank the staff for their understanding of our unfortunate circumstances We were initially to arrive at the Bertram Inn (the sister to the Samuel Sewall Inn), on the 29th of December 2009, and transfer to the Samuel Sewall on the 31st for the remainder of our stay. However, I became ill and unable to travel, so we contacted the inn, and dropped that first night's stay, and said we would be there for the 30th, staying until the 3rd of January 2010. Again, my illness kept us from traveling, and we ended up cancelling the entire trip altogether, much to my dismay. Scott was very helpful in getting the rooms rented out, and kept us from having to pay for a stay we were unable to make, resulting in only the lost of our initial deposit. I felt this to be very fair, as the notice we had to give was within 24 hours, a far cry from the 2 weeks required, but showing goodwill and compassion, the staff at these two B&Bs eased at our financial pain, and also extended the offer of an upgrade, when we are able to finally make this trip. In these days, there are not many businesses that will make this effort at a last minute, when they have the ability to charge the full price, and not worry about it, but the management of these two facilities made an extra effort, so we would not have to suffer insult to injury, by having to pay for a missed vacation. We will definitely be taking our trip to Boston, and will certainly stay at these two inns in the near future, and I would highly recommend such a fair, reputable, friendly and compassion establishment to all those who plan a visit to this town. Thanks again to Scott and the Staff at the Bertram Inn & the Samuel Sewall Inn.

Stay at this inn!

4.8 on December 08, 2009

Good room-great staff-would come again.


5 on September 01, 2009

Lovely B & B with a caring, informative staff. The breakfast and snacks were delicious! The location safe & convenient. Quiet elegant setting w/ personal touches. The room was large, clean & beautifully decorated. Great selection of morning papers. Highly recommend staying here!

What a pleasure, loved it!!!!

4.0 on August 03, 2009

This was my first time at an inn and it has definately set the standard high. The neighborhood is beautiful and the inn is warm and cozy. The service staff was so knowledgeable and helpful about how to get around and little facts about every place I asked them about. The rooms are inpeccibly clean and comfortable. I would never stay in a motel or hotel again.

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Rooms & Rates


Medium sized room with queen or king bed with private ensuite bathroom

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


Small Room with full or queen bed with private ensuite bathroom

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

Junior Suite

Large room with king bed or 2 queen beds with private ensuite bathroom. Only one JS has 2 queen beds

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

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Location Type

Small town, Urban


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

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, JFK Birth Place, Boston Area Colleges, All Boston Attractions, Shopping, MFA, Fenway Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Afternoon Tea, Fresh Baked Cookies, Full Breakfast Buffet, Central Air

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities


Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On a few dates (Head of the Charles, BU/BC graduation, etc.)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit in the amount of the first night plus tax is required to secure your reservation.
  • Cancellations: If you would like to cancel you reservation, please contact us two weeks prior to your arrival date, there is a $20 cancellation fee. In the event of a cancellation less than two weeks prior to your arrival date, you will be responsible for the total amount of your stay. If we are able to rebook any portion of your reservation, we will deduct this from your total amount.



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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Full Breakfast Served Buffet Style

  • Time Served: 8-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Gluten Free, Vegitarian/Vegan