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“Excellent place with great character”
Review of Fort Hill Inn

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Fort Hill Inn
Ranked #17 of 39 Boston B&B and Inns
Scotland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent place with great character”
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Had a room on the 2nd floor for 3 nights. We loved this place, it's a lovely old Boston style house and it still has its old charm, whilst still being clean and comfortable.

Although the owner was no there when we arrived the key was waiting for us with easy check in information. The room was all ready for us, with lights and even light classical music playing to help make us feel relaxed and right at home.

The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was beautiful and there were more than ample towels for our stay. The room had teas and coffees, microwave and even a fridge.

Would definitely recommend Fort Hill Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the FHI from Wednesday to Saturday.

Communication prior to our arrival was excellent and while we did not have the opportunity to meet Terry, he had left the keys in an envelope on the front door. We had the ground floor apartment, it was impeccably clean and well maintained. Pamphlets with key attractions and maps were conveniently provided.

The only drawback of the apartment was the narrow winding staircase to the bedroom to the basement. It was treacherous to navigate after a night out!

The FHI is a three minute walk from the Roxbury Crossing T station. While the area is extremely safe during the day, Roxbury seems to have a rough reputation so we taxied back in the evening.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it as an alternative to the big hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank eric14453
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Tibshelf, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stayed in the guest room for 3 days. It was a long climb up 2 flights of stairs but once there the room was very comfortable and well furnished. As mentioned by other reviewers, Terrence was very helpful, giving us lots of useful information about the local area and other attractions we might like to visit.

The Inn is in a quiet residential area and the directions Terence gave us for travelling by subway from the airport were very easy to follow.

The room is equipped with virtually everything one might need including lots of interesting books and decoration and we found it extremely comfortable. The Inn is conveniently located, just a short walk from Roxbury Crossing subway which means it is very easy to get into town. Back Bay is only 3 stops on the subway and here you can find lots of good restaurants. We can highly recommend "Legal Seafood".

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Alan S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We arrived in Boston (our first visit there) for a weekend at the start of our honeymoon road trip, and we could not have found a more lovely place to stay.

This cosy Inn only a few stops from the centre of town, is impeccably decorated with art, antiques and books which all add to a very homely and fascinating base for our trip.

Despite the weather being very warm (by our Scottish standards) the air-conditioning worked a treat and we slept well on the comfy big bed.

It was very easy to find the local train station and on one of our days, we even walked all the way back from downtown - in stages, to take in some sights along the way.

Our only regret was not getting to meet the owner Terry, who was away travelling.

I'd definitely recommend this place, and hope to return.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Helen C
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oceandrivereviews, Owner at Fort Hill Inn, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Thank You Helen for the very nice review! So sorry I did not get to meet you, but happy everything was good for your Honeymoon road trip and we were part of it. Please keep us in mind for your next visit to Boston...Happy Trails......-Terry

ps. Thank You for the tip on walking distance to the center, will help get geographical bearings for future guests touring Boston from here.

((We are 1.5 miles to Copley square/Back Bay, accessible by Foot or Bike(rentals available) via the southwest Corridor park. 5 minutes by subway))
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Our host, Terry, was kind enough to accommodate our extremely early arrival. Easy to find and very close to public transport in a quiet neighborhood. Upon arrival we found the cute 2 bedroom apartment to be neat, tidy and comfortable. A home away from home really. Plenty of helpful visitor information was available. Great place and very reasonable pricing. Thanks for having us!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank TravellingFeather
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We had a great stay at Fort Hill Inn. On arrival we were upgraded to an apartment which was absolutely beautiful, and a lovely base to see Boston from. Terry was very friendly and helpful and there was loads of information about Boston and sightseeing tips/maps etc. The kitchen enabled us to buy in food for breakfast which made our stay cheaper, and we really liked the location -- a nice residential neighbourhood just a few stops from the centre but with its own quieter feel. Would definitely recommend Fort Hill Inn to friends and family.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Venny C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Fort Hills Inn was a wonderful home away from home for us. Authentic building, welcoming owner, convenient location to the subway station that provides an easy access to every sightseeing place , quite neighborhood.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable - charming place overall.
We definitely recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Nvosk
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Additional Information about Fort Hill Inn

Property: Fort Hill Inn
Address: 3 Centre Pl, Fort Hill, Boston, MA 02119-1511
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect hotel alternative, super value, on clean, comfy, guest rooms in a nicely cared for brick Victorian townhouse. Located in the quiet Boston residential Fort Hill neighborhood. Private rooms w/ private baths. On the Orange Line, just minutes to the Back Bay/South End/Downtown. Nicely appointed. No smoking. Can accommodate up to 2 guests, 3 night minimum. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fort Hill Hotel Boston

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