What a fantastic little B&B, surrounded by residential Boston, located well within a reasonable walking distance to downtown. Coffee shops and picturesque parks, old buildings and general New England charm jump out at you on every corner.
The rooms are clean, well-furnished (with New England charm) and are currently home to my wife and I for the next few chilly days in Boston.
Booking online went without a hitch and James (Innkeeper) was very prompt to respond to questions via email. Free Wi-Fi and a well-stocked fridge already have me thinking about a return trip to Boston.
Trick to the shower - keep turning the handle to get to the hot water. Once you've worked it out, it is heaven on a New England winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston’s Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many trendy restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities and lots and lots of places to shop; to name just a handful, Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, MIT and the Copley Place Mall and Newbury Street. ... more less