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“A cozy, homey retreat from the Polar Vortex”

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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #25 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
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“A cozy, homey retreat from the Polar Vortex”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My wife and I checked in at the Newbury Guest House on January 2, 2014 for two days. Boston was hit with the Nor'easter Hercules that day, so our stay was frigid, white, and wintry. The city was pretty much closed down, but the Newbury Guest House is close to everything in the Back Bay area -- restaurants, shops, and sights (a short walk to Trinity Church, Trident Book Store, public transportation, Boston Marathon finish line). The hotel itself is the combination of three old townhouses, and it has a very homey, cozy feel about it. There is a big lobby, free wi-fi, free breakfast at the French crepe restaurant next door, and off-street parking ($20/day). This hotel is a great home base for exploring the city. The room was comfortable, smallish but adequate, with a small bathroom, and typical soaps, shampoos, and air dryer. Not luxurious, but very comfortable. The hotel staff cleaned off our car from all the snow from the storm and shoveled the area where we were parked.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I booked this hotel over the larger ones in the area based on the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. The breakfast and location were both excellent. Newbury Street is a fabulous place to stay, with great shopping, restaurants and public transport nearby. The Guest House really lacked in other areas, however. The staff was not at all welcoming or accommodating. Actually, every person I encountered over 3 days seemed quite annoyed to be there. The room was very plain and dirty in some areas. There was mold on the ceiling in the shower. The bathroom products are poor, and did not even include conditioner (nor was it available). The next time in Boston will be back to the Lenox or Hotel Commonwealth.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is an excellent guesthouse in one of the best locations in Boston - on Newbury St in Back Bay, with its wonderful shops and good restaurants. Short walk to the T line, which provides access to the major museums. Also only a short walk from Symphony Hall for the concert-lover. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, with large windows overlooking the street. It was also warm during a very cold spell, whilst not being overheated. Downstairs is a comfortable lounge area with tea and coffee always available. And a definite plus is the included hot breakfast in the very good creperie next door. This guesthouse is excellent value for money and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

The location is superb on Newbury street which is a pretty and trendy street of old Victorian houses. You feel like your on the doorstep of the city without being in the hustle bustle. The neighbourhood was safe to walk, no problem and the T line is only 5-10 minutes away.

The room was lovely and well appointed with a comfy bed and the staff pleasant and breakfast great.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

What a treat to stay at the Newbury Guest House on the famous Newbury Street in Boston. All the staff went beyond what was expected to make our stay so wonderful. Our room had beautiful windows overlooking the street. There was a delicious crepe restaurant right below our room and a fantastic pastry shop opened the last day we were there. The room was very comfortable with spacious ceilings and even a sitting area in front of the window! Am looking forward to returning there in the future.

Room Tip: Room overlooking the street was a treat.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Newbury Guest House staff was excellent. The room was clean and comfortable located right in the heart of it all. Boston's finest shopping and restaurants are foot steps away. The very good included breakfast was a major plus. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manhattan, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Newbury Guest House is located in the Back Bay area of Boston--safe for walking and perfect for shopping and eating. It is conveniently located near public transportation. You can even take the T to/from the airport. The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Breakfast is included--saving you time and money. Next time I am in Boston, I will definitely stay here.

Room Tip: Our standard rooms in the back were quiet, clean, comfortable, and efficient.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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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:
#5 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. Convenient to all major attractions and public transportation. ... more   less 
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