Encore is a friendly, well-equipped B&B. Our spacious room (Albee) had a balcony and was tastefully furnished in a modern style. That it contained fresh flowers, a Bang & Olufsen TV, and the adjoining shower room contained Aveda products, should hopefully give an idea of the standard throughout this place. There is wifi, in addition to which there are listings guides you can take, and most brilliant of all, an Encore-created restaurant map showing all the quality eateries in the locality and their cuisine type - a wonderful and thoughtful idea.
The location for the tourist is ideal - easy to walk to Fenway Park (to see the Red Sox!), the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, the Theatre District, BSO, and Boston Common. We did not need a cab or use the underground the whole five days of our stay in Boston!
Encore is situated in the area known as the South End - a very trendy area of Victorian brownstones with many great restaurants (Tremont 647 and Acquitaine are both worthy of mention). The breakfasts were simple - heavily bread and pastry-based - one of the owners, Reinhold, goes to a wonderful local bakery and buys fresh every morning. Although there is also a very tasty granola with fruit option, It would have been nice to have an additional, more substantial fruit alternative for those of us whose who find it hard to turn down delicious unhealthy treats when presented with them!
I would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room (and there certainly would have been space) but there weren't, although we were able to use the kitchenette downstairs. In conclusion - an ideal spot for a bit of Boston tourism as it's near so much that this wonderful city has to offer. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Encore b&b
- Encore Hotel
- Encore Hotel Boston
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encore is a Boston bed and breakfast in the historic and trendy South End neighborhood. The ideal alternative to typical hotel lodging, Encore Bed and Breakfast offers 21st-century comfort in a 19th-century town house. ... more less