We loved having the Gilded Lily as our home base for our week in Boston! The Parlor Room was charming, comfortable and clean, and we were able to walk to dinners or very convenient subway stations. Small, thoughtful touches like full size high end shampoo and conditioner in the shower added to the feeling of welcome and being a valued guest. Having the small shared kitchen for coffee and continental breakfast was a great time saver on busy mornings, and there was never a problem of running into the guests from the one other room in the kitchen. The only shortcoming was that the lineup of TV channels did not include any national news (CNN, etc.) so I went cold turkey on bad news for a week, but it kind of changed my life for the better so maybe it was a blessing in disguise. One of the best things about the Gilded Lily is the owner and staff, who do not hover but are usually available in the downstairs office to give FABULOUS dinner recommendations and make guests who want the attention feel very welcome. We would definitely come back and will have fond memories of Boston because of the Gilded Lily.
- 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