We stayed here for one-night after reading all the reviews posted here on Trip-Advisor. It was completely what we expected. It's definately self-serve, but I'm sure the owner James would be willing to help you out if the need arises and make recommendations for restaurants, etc. We are quite familiar with Boston and visit pretty regularly, so we didn't need James assistance. It's in a perfect location and is within walking distance to some great spots. The Parlor room was really clean and comfortable. The bed was extra comfortable, nice hardwood floors, and the bathroom has a good size shower with full size bottles of shampoo, conditioner & body soap (nice touch)! It's in a very quiet location, in a nice safe neighborhood with some good restaurants near-by. We parked at the Gainsborough Garage and walked to the Gilded Lady without any problem, about a 10-15 minute walk. We will be back here again when we visit Boston, it's our kind of place, almost like having your own apartment in the City, a really nice one at that! I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone, it's just a "cool" place to stay, we loved it!!!
- 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