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Greater Boston Accommodations: Inn and Host Home Highlights
City of Boston
Boston (Back Bay) #26: "The European." Modeled after a small European inn, these two renovated townhouses comprise an intimate fifteen room bed and breakfast located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay area, minutes from the Prudential Center, Copley Square and the Christian Science Center. Continental breakfast and refreshments and hors d'oeuvres on the outdoor deck or in the living room. Central air conditioning; private phones and color televisions . Lovely appointments. Limited smoking permitted. Adults only. Garage close by. Some parking available. These popular Boston accommodations feature fifteen well appointed single, twin, double and queen-size bedded rooms with private and shared baths ranging from $90 + tax to $150+ tax a night for 1 or 2.
Boston (Back Bay) #62: "Hynes Hideaway." Going to a convention at the Hynes? Walk to your conference, enjoy the sights, and pay less money. This small inn has great rates and great location. Breakfast served in lovely living room. Rooms with private and shared baths. Handicapped access. Non-smoking. Cozy, well appointed rooms. Central A/C, private phone in each room. Completely renovated in 2000. Adults only. Parking extra. A great buy for both the business traveler and tourist .Rooms are from $85 to $156 plus tax.
Boston (Back Bay): #21: "University." In the Back Bay area, classic 1890 brownstone is located in one of Boston's finest residential areas, minutes from the Public Garden, fine shops and scores of elegant restaurants. Guests occupy one of six large, under-stated rooms with 18th century mahogany furniture, and dark mahogany floors, some appointed with Oriental rugs. These Boston accommodations have either two twin beds or king-size bed, private adjoining bath. Grande piano, spacious common areas, air-conditioning, continental breakfast, and use of other rooms. No smoking. Older children welcome. Parking possibilities. $170+ tax/ single or double. $20 for extra person in room.
Boston (Back Bay): #22: "Independence." An elegant turn-of-the-century brownstone in Boston's Back Bay offers five single rooms with shared baths. High ceilings, nice appointments in outstanding location. No TV in room. Parking extra. Continental breakfast. These classic Boston accommodations are a convenient walk to Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Park Plaza. Adults only. $105 + tax/ single.
Boston: (Back Bay) #16: "The Chadwick." Our most luxurious nine suite 1895 Chadwick & Stillings townhouse with views of the Charles River has exquisitely decorated rooms each with elegant designer, private bath, queen size bed, working fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, TV, VCR, CD, direct private phone, private parking, and many other luxuries. Each suite, uniquely decorated and appointed, becomes your retreat from the busy city. An authentic 19th century building set in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay is close to the Prudential Center, Copley Place, Copley Square, the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston University. This inn exemplifies old world elegance combined with the best of ultra-contemporary amenities. Lovely breakfast included. Thank you for not smoking. Parking included. Prices from $169 - $260.
Boston (Copley Square) #125 "Inn on the Square." For the guest desiring a larger establishment, we found a 64 room inn traditionally furnished with handsome appointments, located in the prestigious Back Bay/Copley Square area, and a ten minute walk to the Hynes Convention Centre and Boston Common. All rooms have TV, individually controlled heat and air conditioning units and private baths. These convenient Boston accommodations feature queen and twin bedded rooms as well as several living rooms, a library, and a skylit atrium, and a fitness center for your use. A parking garage is adjacent to the inn. Continental breakfast. Many amenities. $110/single; $145/queen or two twins; $155/deluxe queen $160 for large queen with rollaway.
Boston (Copley Square, South End) #23, #24 & 25: Three apartments in the same building can be rented separately for two nights to one year. One is a small studio apartment with queen bed, bathroom, and kitchen. A second is a one-bedroom with queen-sized bed, living room with queen-sized hide-a-bed, full bath with tub & shower and fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. The third is a smaller one-bedroom with a double-bed bedroom, full bathroom, livingroom and kitchen. All have television, telephone and are in prime location just minutes walk to Copley Place. $155/night for the studio or smaller one-bedroom; $180/night for larger one bedroom. Discounts available for longer stays.
Boston (Brookline) #37: "The Carriage House." This unusual five-star B&B is in a converted Georgian Carriage House, formerly part of a larger estate, located on a cul-de-sac in an outstanding neighborhood, close to the Museum, Harvard Medical area and most of downtown. Set in among gracious older homes, this home offers a queen bedded guest room with private bath and guest sitting room on a completely separate level. Glass doors open from your bedroom to a large tree-enclosed patio where breakfast is sometimes served in summer. Many amenities. Parking included, but minutes walk to express carline to center of the city. Your host and hostess are city oriented, warm , and friendly Bostonians. No smoking. Breakfast included. Two-night minimum. Adults only. $145/single or double.
Boston (South End) #09: "The International." Beautiful , spacious town-home in central, residential area of the city, owned by retired educator and world traveller. King size bed with non-contiguous private bath. Spacious home with use of many rooms. Enjoy TV or your rented movie in living room. Breakfast served in dining room or sunroom. Affordability without compromise. Five minutes on bus to Copley Square. Affordable rates at $100/single or double.
Boston (Charlestown) #162: "The Charlestown." Cedar shingle and barn board are the materials of this unique, spacious home offering three nicely furnished guest bedrooms. One has a king bed and private bathroom, another has a queen-sized bed & private bathroom across the hall & the third has a double bed and private bathroom. A large rollaway is also available for the king or double-bedded rooms. Children welcome. Thank you for not smoking. Parking for one car included. Continental plus breakfast served on out-door deck in summer. Air-conditioned, TV in each room, upright piano available for guest's use as well as other amenities. Two well-behaved cats reside in the home. Location is convenient for business, hospitals, and sights. $130 for one or two persons; $20 extra for third person in room.
Boston (Brookline) #36: "The Tandem." Conveniently located for driving in or out of Boston, very near public transportation, this fine older brick Colonial offers two lovely guest queen-size bedded rooms with shared guest bath on separate B&B floor. Adjoining den and patio for guests' use. Your host and hostess are warm, relaxed and witty. Very knowledgeable about things Bostonian. Color television in each room. Excellent breakfasts. Five minute walk to green line. Prestige neighborhood. Children over 18 welcome. Terrific B&B for two couples travelling together, or a family with older children. Thank you for not smoking. Parking included. $110 for one couple; $90 per room for two couples travelling together.
Boston (Brookline #14): "The Coolidge." Your charming, very well traveled, European hostess offers a queen-bedded room with private bath in a 60-year-old brick condominium. Very well furnished with interesting art and antiques, this B&B is two blocks from the bustle of Coolidge Corner where you may take the green line to downtown in 15 minutes. Parking is available with pass for $5.00 fee. Breakfast included. No smoking. Well priced at $90/night for one or two.
Boston (Brookline) #47: "U.N. B&B." Eclectic, forty-year old center entrance Colonial in a quiet, residential neighborhood, minutes to the Longwood Medical area and the Museum of fine Arts. Your informal hostess is a watercolorist who offers guestrooms decorated with original paintings. One is a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and private adjoining bath. A double-bedded room and a room with two twin beds share a bath. Parking included and close to public transportation. Adults and children welcome. Breakfast no longer included. No smoking. Arrangements can be made for private drawing or watercolor class with your artist/hostess. $75-$95/night for room with shared bath; discounts available on longer stays. $95-$125/night for king-bedded room with private adjoining bath.
Boston (Brookline)#15: Spacious older brick condominium in Coolidge Corner area offers guest room with two twin beds and private bathroom off the hall. Guests are invited to watch TV or read in the fireplaced living room. Breakfast is served in the dining room. Five minute walk to the "T". $95.00/night
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City of Newton – 6 miles west of Boston
Newton (Chestnut Hill) #31: You will enter from a driveway through your own entrance to a hide-a-way all your own in the separate wing of a spacious 1876 antique revival home. Large, cathedral ceiling room with queen size bed, two studio beds, dining area, private bath, skylight, TV, refrigerator, microwave, and other amenities. Parking, but very close to the green line of the "T". Two blocks to Boston College. Thank you for not smoking. $140-$200/night.
Newton (Newton Center) #107: "The Park Lane." Conveniently located near many universities, this baronial style stucco house is a 7-minute walk to public transportation, but parking is available. Two guest rooms on the third level share a full bath: one with queen size bed is $85/night and one with twin beds is $75/night. Your well informed owners have two children at home, so children welcome. There is an exercise room for guests. A generous continental breakfast is served. Thank you for not smoking.
Needham – 10 miles west of Central Boston
Needham #101: Beautiful 66 year-old Royal Barry Wills home is full of nooks and crannies. Close to Wellesley, Babson and Mt. Ida colleges, Glover Hospital, and the Route 128 Industrial park. Charming host and hostess offer three guest rooms. One with queen-sized bed, one with double bed and one with twin beds. B&B guest rooms share 1 and ½ baths. Parking included, but close to public transportation. Enjoy full, outstanding authentic New England breakfasts in lovely dining room or on the sundeck. Guest den. Well informed hostess. No smoking. Children over 12 welcome. $90/double; $85/single, $20 for extra person on cot in room.
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Cambridge – Across the Charles River from Boston – Northwest of Boston
Cambridge #27: Single bedded room with shared bath is available in this pleasant Cambridge private home with grand piano & living room available for your use. Your hostess is a most interesting political activist and minister. No smoking. Continental breakfast. On-street parking with visitor pass, and close to "T". $70/night; reduced rates for longer stays.
Cambridge #29: Large queen bedded room with ultra modern private bath in an owner unoccupied apartment building with common living room in excellent Cambridge location. A ten minute walk to Harvard Square, this 1920s building is in the Avon Hill section of West Cambridge. Breakfast included and parking available. $127/night for one or two people.
Cambridge #43: A nice small inn in prime Harvard Square location has 19 rooms, each with queen size bed and private adjoining bath. Continental breakfast and parking included. All rooms have private phone and are air conditioned. Excellent location for visiting Harvard and very convenient to the red line of the "T". Prices range from $117-127/single; $127-137/double.
Somerville – Abuts Cambridge
Somerville #131: Immaculately maintained mansard Victorian, this home offers twin-bedded or king-bedded room with private half-bath or shared bath and deck. Full breakfast served on weekends, continental plus during the week in dining room or on lovely patio. Minutes to Tufts University. A few short stops on the Red Line to Harvard and M.I.T. Air conditioned. Thank you for not smoking. Children welcome. Parking included. $85/single; $95/double. Cot available at $15 additional.
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Medford – Abuts Cambridge
Medford #460: You may want to spend the day relaxing on the enormous front porch, but the warm, knowledgeable hosts of this Victorian mansion will welcome you in front of the fireplace in the vaulted-ceiling center "Great Room". Guests are invited through the French doors into the formal oak paneled dining room where breakfast is sometimes served. Alternately, breakfast will be served in the showplace, split level kitchen/breakfast room boasting an excavated original fireplace. Upstairs are queen and twin bedded rooms with private and shared bathrooms. Convenient to public transportation, parking available, convenient to Boston and Cambridge historic sights. Prices range from $120/night.
Medford #461: A gorgeous grand scale center-entrance colonial style home features liberal use of Laura Ashley fabrics througho7ut the interior. Luxurious bathrooms. Beds are firm and comfortable and the breakfast delicious. For the traveler looking for a queen bedded room with private bath, a suite with double and queen bedded rooms sharing a bath, or a two bedroom suite with a queen bedded room, a room with two twin beds, a full guest bath and private guests' sitting room, this home is the ideal of an elegant but cozy Bed and Breakfast. Very close to Tufts. Prices range from $95 to $120 per night all inclusive.
Concord – 12 miles northwest of Boston
Concord #44: Located in historic Concord, this center entrance colonial was built in 1775 by a minuteman when the British arrived in Concord. Hand-hewn beams, gunstock posts, six-over-six windows and raised paneling and molding was lovingly restored in 1879 and 1986. Today it is a five bedroom inn, each with private bath. Guests enjoy quiet reading or conversation in front of a roaring fire in a 200 year old sitting room. For more strenuous activity, you may walk to a private Fitness Club where guests have a complimentary membership. There is an excellent, bountiful continental breakfast. Each room has direct-dial telephone, color television and is air conditioned. Children are considered on an individual basis. No smoking. Ample parking. Prices range from $105 to $120/night.
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Danvers – 15 miles north of Boston
Danvers #112: This 1854 historic home is close to all the North shore attractions. Air conditioned. Two fireplaces in house. Guests may enjoy the family room or swim in a beautifully landscaped private swimming pool. Full breakfast. There are two queen size bedded guestrooms with shared guest bath; also a canopied double-bedded room with shared bath. One bedroom has a single bed as well. Also available are two cots, crib and portacrib. Parking included. $85/single or double; $20 for extra person.
Swampscott – 14 miles north of Boston and adjacent to Marblehead
Swampscott #115: The "Oceanside" Bed & Breakfast. There is salt air, flowers, beaches, sunshine and wonderful walks around the ocean here. Take a short stroll to lovely gift shops, boutiques, and choice restaurants. Each beautifully modern furnished guestroom of this 1994 oceanfront home has a queen size bed and private bath. Watch the waves while enjoying a complimentary continental plus breakfast while savoring the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the neighboring towns and beaches of Nahant, Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, and Manchester by the Sea. Adults only. Gracious host and hostess. $125/night.
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Beverly Farms – Boston's North Shore
Beverly Farms #274: A truly authentic New England bed and breakfast circa 1890, located in the horse country of the North Shore, this home has been transformed into one of the most beautiful inns in the east. Unwind in the inn's courtyard in an elegant swimming pool against a backdrop of lush grounds, breathtaking landscape with manicured lawns and New England flowers. Luxury, comfort, and convenience are everywhere in this idyllic and private setting. In this restored inn, modernity exists in the forms of TV, VCR, telephone, and private bath in each room, as well as FAX and internet access, and central air conditioning. Antiques, working fireplaces and the charm of the expanded, rambling, Cape are everywhere. Full gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the courtyard or in the garden. Plenty of parking, but short walk to the train station. Enjoy whale watching, sea kayaking, historic tours of Salem, Marblehead, Manchester, antique shopping in Essex and the most beautiful of all the New England beaches in Ipswich. Thank you for not smoking. Children over 16 welcome. Two unobtrusive cats. Prices range from $110-$140 in this completely restful and luxurious setting.
Gloucester – 36 miles north of Boston
Gloucester #111: Make sure to include a stay in this 1889 waterfront bed and breakfast home less than an hour out of Boston in your tour or honeymoon itinerary! Boasting a private beach on a warm calm ocean riverway which is great for swimming, and Laura Ashley decorated bedrooms – all with water views, this B&B is an outstanding value. Wonderful host and hostess to answer your questions. Gloucester abounds with things to do and see: you are 8 minutes to the marina to catch the whale watch; surrounded by art colonies, unique shops and galleries, fascinating museums and scrumptious fresh seafood restaurants. Four large bedrooms, two with private decks, and two baths. Parking and breakfast included. $90 per room, cot available at $15 extra per night.
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Greater Boston Hospitality Bed and Breakfast Service
P. O. Box 525, Newton, MA 02456 USA