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“Excellent stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #35 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Edwardsville, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

What a fantastic place. Clean,neat,comfortable,friendly, centrally located. Nice morning breakfast. Stayed here to see Boston and could not have found a better place! Close to trolley(couple of blocks) which we used to get all over city to see sites. While on trolley driver pointed out places of interest and all were funny and informative.

Room Tip: We stayed in a bay window king looking out on Newbury street. We could hear the night life outside...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We loved it! Great room overlooking the street. No problem with noise. Our room was spacious and comfortable with all the amenities we needed in a B&B. Staff were all very helpful and welcoming. Having spent plenty of time in "big hotels" we loved the ambience of the smaller guesthouse in a lovely Boston brownstone. Will definitely return and have already recommended this to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Careful before you accept their commitment to reserve a room. I made reservations months ago for our daughter. I prearranged that charges would go to my credit card. (And, this by the way, was not easy.) More importantly, because of special circumstances, I requested a specific room -- again months in advance to be certain. I was assured that the specific room was reserved. When my daughter arrived, the room was not available and it disrupted our plans. Very disappointed and they have a problem with their reservation process.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Venice, Florida
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Newbury House far exceeded our expectations. Can't say enough good things. For some reason we expected a tiny room but to our surprise it was adequate and more importantly it had an effiicient and very quiet A/C! It was a "standard" room. We had a very comfortable queen size bed. An elevator took us to our third floor room which was very quiet.

Breakfast was included. It was very good; scrambled eggs, bacon, and surprisely good pancakes. Fortified us for the entire day! The hotel was located on the beautiful Newbury St. which we thoroughly enjoyed and about 3 blocks from the T and Trinity church. The T took us everywhere we wanted to go even the JFK museum.

We really enjoyed Boston and loved going to the Papa Razzi Italian restuarant just down the street where we went 3 times during our 6 day tour! All in all, a wonderful stay and we will definitely be back. We did not have a car but there is parking available.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NewburyGuestHouse261, General Manager at Newbury Guest House, responded to this review, 10 July 2015
Thank you so very much for taking the time out to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Las Vegas NV
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stayed there for two nights in July. Great location in Newbury Street. Very very clean. A bit awkward for luggage for seniors or people with difficulty as there are steps up to the front door. However someone is usually around who can help. Also a bit awkward with the luggage on the higher floors as it is an old house with a few steps here and there. I have to say that is my only complaint. Very nice b/fast included. My son left his phone there and they called me. We were too far away to pick it up so they said they would mail it to my home address. I said I would pay the postage and they said not to worry. They were as good as their word. The phone arrived by the time we got back postage paid by them. Would most definately stay there again. Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Difficulty dragging luggage and heavy items on the higher floors.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ukgirl1
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Surrey England
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed here in late June when we were attending our son's graduation at Harvard. We loved being in Newbury Street which is beautiful and also convenient to all other places of interest. The room, at the front of the guest house, was spacious and comfortable. The staff, whilst not being particularly friendly, were efficient. The breakfast was adequate. We would not hesitate to stay here again as it was so much more enjoyable than the Boston international hotels at which we have stayed inn the past.

Room Tip: Do not worry about noise: it's worth getting a lovely front room as it's very quiet on Newbu...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Great location for seeing Boston. Central. Good to people watch in the evening as it is a bustling street with lots of activity. The trattoria across the road and French restaurant by the steps to the hotel both worth a visit. The inclusive breakfast is excellent. Attentive staff and reliable wifi.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Newbury Guest House
Address: 261 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Boston
#29 Family Hotel in Boston
#41 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Newbury Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel located in the upscale Back Bay section of Boston. ... more   less 
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