I have been meaning to write this review ever since our trip in March 2013, and have now been prompted by a recent less than favourable review that I have just read. My husband and I stayed for a special occasion at the Gilded Lily and from the booking process to our departure things could not have been better. The ease of arrival and James' supreme courtesy was exceptional. Having given us time to settle in, he then asked if we would like a quick guide to Boston. We did - and he gave us a rundown of the best places to see/eat/drink. The local eateries were superb and within 5 minutes walking. Having spent most days seeing Boston by our own two feet, this was a delight. We got ourselves a couple of bottles of wine from the local wine shop and even had a take away Pizza from the corner on one night.
The Gilded Lily has already become one of our favourite places to stay. The upper floor Parlour room was spacious, quiet and with great views. it had everything and we loved the giant size toiletries in the walk-in shower too. Breakfast was just how we like it. Available and stocked in the shared kitchen adjacent to the room - we had a choice of croissants, muffins, bagels, fruit, yoghurts, fruit juice, tea and coffee as and when you wanted it. It was fantastically clean - Estella the housekeeper runs a tight ship and keeps the place immaculate. She is a real asset and James is lucky to have her (he himself acknowledged this).
We cannot recommend highly enough - and we want to go back soon. Not only because we loved Boston, but because we adored the Gilded Lily. THANK YOU JAMES:)
- 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