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“Pleasant Re-visit Surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury Guest House
Ranked #35 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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152 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Pleasant Re-visit Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This Newbury Street small hotel has all the characteristics we look for when coming to Boston - central location to the Back Bay and our son's family's small Commonwealth Street apartment, charm, cleanliness, friendly staff and a fabulous full breakfast. Having some parking spaces available at a small extra cost is also wonderful as parking affordably in this area is a big issue. Since we last stayed here several years ago, rooms and bathrooms have been modernized (sound proof windows, sleek furniture, flat screen TVs, etc.) and the included breakfast was brought into Roost Restaurant which directly communicates with the lobby. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 in the lobby, which is always an appreciated amenity. Step up a few steps from the hustle bustle excitement of the eateries, galleries and shops of Newbury Street into the quiet calm this lovely hotel provides.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Besides the cold weather in Boston in March this year, my days in this hotel were lovely. The staff was very helpful and our room spacious with nice beds and very nice view. The breakfast as really simple and with poor variety, but tasty. Probably I will stay there again next time on the city. The creperie that works at night at the same place of the breakfast could be better...

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We got to the hotel 3 hours before check in and they were able to have the room ready for us in about a 1/2 hour. While we waited they suggested we have something to eat at the small attached restaurant which worked out beautifully. The room was small but very comfortable and clean. We really loved the area which was close enough that we walked to the Freedom Trail, to Fenway Park, and the Charles River Esplanade. Overall the helpful and friendly staff ensured we would return again

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Monica, California
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234 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a very quiet, clean, friendly little hotel in the very heart of the Newbury Street brownstone district of trendy shops, restaurants, bars, bookstores, etc., with a T stop nearby in case you want to go farther afield. The location could not be better. The room was very comfortable and well equipped. It's a nightmare to find parking on Newbury St during the weekend but fortunately the hotel has a private lot behind the hotel on the public alley. Check with the hotel in advance for directions on how to find the parking spaces, if you're not a local, it's far from obvious. The free buffet breakfast is nothing to write home about, very basic, even the Hampton Inn has better. But there are loads of great places to eat within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a very quiet and beautiful hotel in a wonderful location. Newbury street is just blocks form the T, shopping and some of the best restaurants in Boston. The hotel staff is more than accommodating. The AC in our room was not working and they immediately moved us. The breakfast were free and very basic but good. We would go back again on our next visit to Boston!

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed there for two nights, and it was one if the nicest lodging experiences I have ever had! We had a room on the second floor overlooking Newbury Street, and it was a beautiful scene and quiet! Everything in our room was clean and worked properly. It was a great home away from home! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and affordable prices! Breakfast was included, too!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ponce Inlet, FL
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131 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Newbury Guest House prior to our cruise. The location is great. The Back Bay Area of Boston. Newbury Street is a vibrant active street with a great selection of restaurants and boutique shops. The guest house is also within walking distance of many places you may want to see.

We decided to take a room on the street side even after reading the cautions on TripAdvisor. We had a very nice room with a comfortable bed. The weather was nice so we opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air. We did not have a problem with street noise at night. There was some but not enough to be a bother and after 11PM all was quiet.

Our stay included breakfast at The Roost Bistro downstairs. The breakfast was just OK but it kept us from having to go find breakfast. They ran out of some food and didn't seem to care.

This boutique hotel was nice. It could use a little freshening up in a few places. There is a nice sitting room with computer in the lobby. The desk staff was helpful when we had questions or needed a taxi. Free WiFi in the room.

We would stay here again and would recommend you give it a try.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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