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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #46 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This small hotel is centrally located on the lovely Newbury street and it is was perfect for us. The room was spacious and modern, equipped with a fridge and safe. Breakfast was buffet style with a reasonable number of options for a small hotel. The staff were efficient and dealt with a problem in the bathroom quickly, but could have been a bit more personable.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I always struggle to find good value twin rooms in the States. The Newbury Guest House was perfect. Good size room, excellent location with plenty of bars nearby, friendly and helpful staff. Worth the money and would love to stay here again if I'm fortunate enough to revisit Boston.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank AdamTomkinson
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed here for one night this week and was very happy with the hotel. Love the neighborhood with the shops and restaurants all along the street. Honored my request to have a room facing away from the street;therefore it was quiet. Very good 3 star hotel and breakfast was good. Only complaints are the non-refundable aspect of the price, internet a bit slow (too slow for FaceTime), bed was a bit hard for my taste, and the shower was a little slow to drain.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Sonya Y
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The staff at the hotel were very helpful and were very nice to allow us to change rooms after we found out the one we had was overlooking the very busy street. The breakfast was fine but after taking a look we opted to go down the street for different options. The location is everything others have described, very central to great restaurants, shops, public transportation.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Sparky_Cat_1
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I would like to give this place a 5-rating but there were a couple of things lacking. We stayed for six nights and breakfast is included, however it is all the exactly the same food every day. I guess if you are there for a couple nights it's no big deal, but we were there for a business trip and got rather tired of the same thing every day.

The other things was the front desk staff. When we first arrived there was no one at the desk and someone sitting on the outside steps looking rather sour and who didn't move when we came by with our luggage. We were a bit concerned about what we had gotten ourselves into. When the front desk woman arrived, she was not very friendly nor apologized for our wait. During the succession of days and nights we only had one front desk woman who greeted us in the morning and evening and smiled. Everyone else just stayed stuck to their computer screen. If we did initiate the greeting, they did greet us back, sometimes with a smile, but not always. We would have liked a more friendly atmosphere.

There was also quite a bit of debris and paperwork in part of the lounge area. It did appear they were doing some remodeling, but it seemed rather junky and uninviting.

But it is in a great location and the rooms are very nice. The bathroom is a bit small, but this is a renovated brownstone. The bedrooms are nicely renovated and we enjoyed the bay window room overlooking Newbury St. The breakfast is good with eggs, bacon, french toast, yogurt, cereal, etc. (As I said, I would have liked a change every other day or so). The price is very reasonable compared to the other nearby hotels.

Overall, it is a great place to stay, but just not a 5-rating at this point.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that has the bay windows and overlooks Newbury St.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank katwave1
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Whenever we go to Boston, we always stay at the Newbury Guest House. A great location, hearty breakfast and very helpful staff. Best of all, our favorite French restaurant, La Voile, is in the basement!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Cecelia B
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newburyguesthouse, Front Desk at Newbury Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Dear Cecelia B,

Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback following your stay with us at Newbury Guest House. We are honored to have received your 5 star review, and we are pleased that you continue coming back. We can't wait to see you on your next trip to Boston!

-Yvia & Joao

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Newbury house a great location - Newbury street is a lively & exciting with excellent shops. Can walk to a lot of the great sites from there.

The hotel is fine, lovely rooms, ok bathroom, breakfast adequate. Carpet needed a vacuum going down to the basement, but the room very clean.

Room Tip: We picked a back room - very quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#26 Family Hotel in Boston
#41 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range: £101 - £270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Steps from the Hynes Convention Center and the shops at the Prudential Center. Convenient to all major attractions and public transportation. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning from 7:30am - 9:30am. Please contact hotel directly to book your reservation for the best rates, availability and upgrades. ... more   less 
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